Jordan Pedersen remembers everything about his fazthaaa.
More boogie to make an ass out of yourself to on the dance floor. There’s probably a few butt puns in there but I’ll leave it to you to fill in the holes. Favorite Recordings put out an excellent collection of Brazilian disco boogie from 1978-1982 this past December, and now Cultures of Soul Records has followed it up with The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio To Sao Paulo, covering the same period. It also hits a lot of the same beats as Boogie Sounds, but I came away particularly impressed with the sharp, vaguely Hall & Oates-ian backup vocals on “A Paraiba Nao e Chicago” by Marcos Valle, and the woozy swell of strings on Tim Maia’s “Nao Va.”
I don’t know what about the winter of the mid-2010s makes crate digger labels want to put out fiery, early-Prince-worthy disco boogie from the land of Ayrton Senna and Fast Five but hey, I’m not complaining.
The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo is out now on Cultures of Soul Records.
Listen to samples here.