Good day for me!
Som 3 -same (Odeon 1969)
Great bossa-soul lp. Worth it for a lot more than just "Homenagem a Mongo". -edit- I'm crazy about this record. I would do volunteer humanitarian work to have seen them live.
Menescal -Soul Beat Brazil (Kapp)
More nice bossa. Lots of flute and vibes, nice drums.
Caymmi and the Girls From Bahia -Dorival Caymmi (WB)
Popular stuff, but nice.
Claus Ogerman -Latin Rock (RCA)
It's not WATUSI TRUMPETS, but it's still pretty darn good.
Miltinho and the Oscar Castro Neves Orchestra -The Rhythm and the Sound of Bossa Nova (Audio Fidelity 1963)
Makes me want to throw a party. And I hate parties. But I don't mind -much- feeling like I want to have one.
Lambert & Nuttycombe -At Home (A&M 1970)
Simon & Garfunkelesque duo with more haunting guitar figures and a quieter feel, and without Paul Simon's pseudobohemian short-man hokum. A record I'm certain figures prominently in the record collections of Kings of Convenience. I can't stop listening to it.
John Fahey and His Orchestra -Of Rivers and Religion (Reprise 1972)
I have decided to love this record, though I have yet to hear it. -edit- Holy Lincoln! This is a work of genius, this is Van Dyke Parks dreaming on acid of doing it right.
Dmitri Tiomkin -Rhapsody of Steel (United States Steel 1959)
Famous cold-war oddity. Bought it because I've become nostalgic for the Cold War. All I want to do is sit in the bathtub reading John Le Carre, with music like this playing in the background, a cigarette and martini within easy reach.
I also bought two Tom Jobim lps and Elis 72.
I also bought some records that turned out to be shitty. Fuckers.