Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • África Brasil
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

África Brasil Original recording remastered, Import


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Original recording remastered, Import, August 31, 2004
$189.99 $35.88
Vinyl, August 26, 2014
"Please retry"

Amazon's Jorge Ben Store

Music

Image of album by Jorge Ben

Photos

Image of Jorge Ben

Biography

With such classics under his belt as Mas Que Nada, covered by the likes of Sergio Mendes, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Al Jarreau, and the song Taj Mahal which was the source of Rod Stewart's 'Do You Think I'm Sexy?', Ben is a huge force in Brazilian popular music.

Often described as the James Brown of Brazilian music due to his prolific output, he is the most ... Read more in Amazon's Jorge Ben Store

Visit Amazon's Jorge Ben Store
for 90 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 31, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Universal Music / Mercury
  • ASIN: B00005OC4Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,365 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ponta De Lanca Africano
2. Hermes Trimegisto Escreveu
3. O Filosofo
4. Meus Filhos Meu Tesouro
5. O Plebeu
6. Taj Mahal
7. Xica Da Silva
8. Hisotria De Jorge
9. Camisa 10 Da Gavea
10. Cavaleiro Do Cavalo Imaculado
11. Africa Brasil

Editorial Reviews

CD > BRAZILIAN MUSIC > MPB - BRAZILIAN POPULAR MUSIC

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
12
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 13 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Frankel on April 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
...So I throw this thing in my CD player for the first time and instantly I say to myself "I have NO idea what this guy is saying--but Damn! is this funky."
From the ridiculous, syncopated funk of "Ponta de la Africano (Ummbabarumba)" right into the bubbling bassline intro to track #2 "Hermes..." this things from Brazil straight cooks, man.
I'm not exactly a stranger to Brazilian soul music. But if you are, this is a sweet starting point. Best way to sum it up is a cross-pollination of latin smoke, jb funk, island rhythms and African stylings.
The funk flew outta of Brazil in the 70's so if you ain't hip and you're not sure, start with this Jorge Ben album and keep diggin...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 1, 2002
Format: Audio CD
In a word -- WOW. Probably the best funk album ever recorded in Brazil, and certainly one of the best Brazilian pop albums as well. Features the often-anthologized "Umbabarauma" and the super-funky "Xica da Silva," along with a whole slew of other great tracks, such as the James Brown/Sly Stone inspired "Hermes Trismegisto Escriveu" and other groove-heavy wonders. A couple of songs are too shrill -- less disco flirtations than just plain old pop-funk gone jittery. One such track is an unfortunate remake of "Taj Mahal," the song from which Rod Stewart swiped the melody to "If You Think I'm Sexy"... Nevertheless, this is a masterpiece, one of the best Brazilian albums of the '70s. Absolutely essential, required listening.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "ptlcan" on March 15, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This deserves a spot on any soul/funk fan's shelf. I had Umbagarrauma on a complilation CD and wanted to hear more. I am familiar with other Brazilian styles and the unrelated Rock en Espanol styles but this one is the king. You can party to it, work out, or just groove to this man's genius in your car. I went through the Starbuck's drive through and the kid said,"who is that." Who says the best funk n soul comes out of America? Buy it you won't regret it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This may well be the funkiest album ever recorded in Brazil (many of you will be unaware, but many great funky records were recorded there in the 70s). Jorge Ben basically started the Rio funk/soul movement, and this relentlessly banging album holds its own with virtually any US funk album of 1976 (and that's obviously saying plenty...). The most familiar track will be "Umbabarauma" as featured on the first David Byrne compilation, but trust me, the funk on this album NEVER LETS UP. Jorge Ben (initials JB!), the funkiest man ever in Brazil! My brother!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alec Rojas VINE VOICE on February 13, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I'm not a fan of reviewing products that have been out for a while; it is unfair to previous reviews and allows me to question the real impact of a review in terms of the sales of the artist. Another five star review; can that sway a mind into buying an album out for over thirty two years by an artist who, if American, could collect his social security this year?

If anything, Jorge Ben's music has become more relevant in the current musical climate. The funk revival, pioneered on the west coast by Stones Throw, as seen in Yesterdays Universe and the subsidary Now Again Records, and revitalized in the east by Daptone Records, has mingled with Afrobeat and Soul music to create this wonderous blend of music coming out now. A subtle shift in the generation, from 100 Days, 100 Nights to Security to La Revancha del Tango to the unsightly Back to Black, has led me to believe once again in the bumper stickers that "Drum Machines Have No Soul."

Yet none of this would be possible without Jorge Ben; if anything, his music is the synthesis of this sound that is finally re-emerging into the marketplace.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jerry on December 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Guys, please stop referring to this as a funk album. It has funk signatures, it gives a nod to funk, but to refer to this as a funk album, even a Brazilian funk album is a misnomer. James Brown? No. This is not a knock on Jorge Ben; I love him; and the reviewer Six-Pack I respect your work on Brazilian music. The beauty and the genius of Jorge Ben is he takes for example Black American vibes and incorporates it seamlessly in his music and makes it completely his own. As opposed to say the Brazilian Ed Motta who is very often a straight copy of Black American sounds like the British do. Incidentally, this album has a lot of Fela Kuti, Africa, (even Bob Marley in it, Xica da Silva).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR DANIEL J ELLESON on January 18, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
this japanese cd copy of the album is the only good quality copy I've found. the CDs and downloads on offer from universal, on itunes etc, sound like garbage. i also have old vinyls of this which are not great as they're old. perhaps a near mint vinyl is the only thing close to this copy but for a digital copy this is the one to get. must be the japanese copy released in 98.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?