África Brasil

JORGE BEN

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On África Brasil, Ben abandoned his signature swinging, acoustic “samba-soul” or “samba-rock” style, switched to an electric guitar, and transformed his approach.
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Record icon Remastering Details Remastered
Record icon Color Yellow
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Release Type Reissue
Mastering Studio Cohearant Audio
Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray
Jacket Type Single
Jacket Style Tip On
Label Universal Music
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1LP
Format
12
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Vinyl Size
33 1/3
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Speed
180
GRAM
Weight
1976
Original Release Year
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Like Bob Dylan leaving the folk scene behind, strapping on an electric guitar, and assaulting the crowd at Newport with a set of searing electric blues-rock a decade earlier, Jorge Ben’s África Brasil sent shockwaves through his loyal audience. On África Brasil, Ben abandoned his signature swinging, acoustic “samba-soul” or “samba-rock” style, switched to an electric guitar, and transformed his approach, delivering a set of tunes that melded the central elements of his approach to samba with hard-driving funk grooves. Brashly declaring his Afro-Brazilian identity over electric guitar-driven funk grooves, he moved on from the acoustic sambas upon which he had built his reputation, and within the next year, he was in London recording at Island Studios establishing himself as a major figur...

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