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Samba '68

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Samba '68
Samba '68


Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Spain presents a new vinyl reissue of Samba 68, the only album released on the Verve label by prolific Brazilian singer Marcos Valle. In 1968, Valle was commissioned by Verve to record his Brazilian hits in English in order to capitalize on the then-huge Getz-Gilberto-Jobim- Mendes-Astrud market. Marcos rapid and stunning artistic growth is apparent on this brilliant Bossa Nova album. Fans of Sérgio Mendes and Astrud Gilberto (both of whom recorded tons of Valle tunes) will enjoy it immensely, for Samba 68 is definitely one of the ultimate loungy records. Samba 68 is a vibrant set of Brazilian pop, indebted to bossa nova and samba but undeniably Americanized for a domestic audience. The result is a joyous album throughout that wears its dated sound quite well. Marcos Valle interprets eleven of his own songs, including Brazilian standards like Chup Chup, I Got Away, Batucada, and So Nice (Summer Samba), as well as new tracks like Crickets Sing for Anamaria and The Answer. The vocal harmonies of his wife (the Anamaria of the song title) provide a beautiful counterpoint to Valles voice on several tracks, making Samba 68 one of the best Brazilian crossovers of the 1960s.(John Bush, AllMusic).


  1. Name
  2. The Answer
  3. Crickets Sing For Anamaria
  4. So Nice (Summer Samba)
  5. Chup Chup, I Got Away
  6. If You Went Away
  7. Pepino Beach
  8. She Told Me, She Told Me
  9. It's Time To Sing
  10. Batucada
  11. The Face I Love
  12. Safely In Your Arms
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