Not so long ago we brought you the Brazil 45 Series from Mr. Bongo. They were a group of beautifully designed and packaged hard to get Brazilian records. Some were classics, some never released on a 45 RPM. Important yes. Necessary, hell yes. These are copies that are made in a limited amount and don’t stick around too long. If you missed out on the first few batches, you’re in luck. Mr. Bongo has releases a pair more heavy duty Brazilian heat once again. Did we mention that this time they are heavy, heavy, heavy? Good, because we don’t want you to get the wrong idea here.
A double A sider of heat, available together on 7″ for the first time, we are salivating on this one. One side is Boogalo Combo covering The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, with their version of “Hot Pants Road”. This is definitely a highly sought after piece, and never reissued on a seven. A Latin tinged, Brazil Funk classic, and this should definitely be in your reord box, it’s a floor mover. The other side is Miguel De Deus “Black Soul Brothers”. De Deus was a member of Assim e Assado and Os Brazões, who backed Gal Costa for a period of time. The Lp Black Soul Brother is an important release during the Black Rio Movement and highly sought after. Originally released on Discos Copacabana in 1977, it’s pricey and not so available to collectors if you know what we are getting at. With this premium reissue, you get this fuzzy, heavy Funk straight from De Deus and company. Another winner from the good people over at Mr. Bongo, who have been bringing the best of this kind of music to the masses for a minute. Don’t sleep, this one’s a banger!
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