Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tropicalia Playlist


Here is a fine playlist of Brazilian Tropicalia music.  From the late 1960s early 1970s, Tropicalia is a mix of Bossa Nova, Psych, and 60s Pop, with a whole lot of other elements thrown in the stew, like church, French and latin music.  General chaos and experimentalism is the order of the day.  Featuring Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil, Caestano Veloso, Gal Costa, Tom Ze and Nara Leao, among others. You can hear them all in a row by clicking on the first song, which will take you to a You Tube playlist featuring all of the songs.  Or you can click on any of the songs listed below and hear them individually.

Os Mutantes -  Panis et Circenses
Os Mutantes -  Ando Meio Desligado
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil -  Baiao Atemporal
Astrud Gilberto - Aqua de Beber
Gilberto Gil - Misere Nobis
Os Mutantes - El Justicero
Os Mutantes - Fuga nr. ii
Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso - Coracao Vagabundo
Caetano Veloso - Tropicalia
Gilberto Gil - Bat Macumba
Caetano Veloso - Enquanto seu lobo nao vem
Os Mutantes - Ave Lucifer
Nara Leao - Meditacao
Os Mutantes - Le Premier Bonheur de Jour
Luiz Bonfa and Catarina Valente - Manha de Carnival
Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
Gal Costa - Divino Marvihoso
Tom Ze - Gloria
Tom Ze - Quero Sambar Meu Bem
Mario Castro Neves & Samba SA - Candomble

Know a good one I haven't listed here?   Let us know in comments.

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