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África Brasil

Jorge Ben


On África Brasil, Ben abandoned his signature swinging, acoustic “samba-soul” or “samba-rock” style, switched to an electric guitar, and transformed his approach.
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color Yellow
extras Art Print
foil stamped Yes
pressing location GZ
remastering details Remastered
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exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Universal Music
mastering engineering Kevin Gray
mastering studio Cohearant Audio
release type Reissue
By the Numbers

1 LP
format
1976
original release year
33 1/3 RPM
speed
12 INCH
vinyl size
180 gram
weight
Description

Like Bob Dylan leaving the folk scene behind, strapping on an electric guitar, and assaulting the crowd at Newport with a set of searing electric blues-rock a decade earlier, Jorge Ben’s África Brasil sent shockwaves through his loyal audience. On África Brasil, Ben abandoned his signature swinging, acoustic “samba-soul” or “samba-rock” style, switched to an electric guitar, and transformed his approach, delivering a set of tunes that melded the central elements of his approach to samba with hard-driving funk grooves. Brashly declaring his Afro-Brazilian identity over electric guitar-driven funk grooves, he moved on from the acoustic sambas upon which he had built his reputation, and within the next year, he was in London recording at Island Studios establishing himself as a major figure on the blossoming world music scene.

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