Cultures of Soul Highlights Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle on 'Brazilian Boogie Connection'

Cultures of Soul Highlights Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle on 'Brazilian Boogie Connection'
After previously exploring vintage disco scenes from Bombay, Trinidad and Tobago, the crate diggers at Cultures of Soul have announced they'll next be putting the focus on some of the funkiest sounds of Brazil. The label will deliver their scene-exploring Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo (1976-1983) on February 3.

A press release for the 13-song compilation explains that the record is part of the label's "there's-much-more-to-Brazil-than-bossa-nova" M.O., and highlights a number of tracks issued in the Brazilian market place between the late '70s and early '80s. Containing big hits and rare grooves, the set highlights dancefloor-geared tracks from Tropicália heroes Jorge Ben and Marcos Valle, as well as Rio disco royals Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti and more. Tarántulas also offer up a Portuguese interpretation of early Michael Jackson hit "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."

You can sample snippets of the set over here, while a full tracklisting can be found down below. The comp will come as a single CD or double-LP set. You can pre-order it here.

Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo (1976-1983):

1. Marcos Valle - "A Paraiba Nao e Chicago"
2. Marcos Valle - "Estrelar"
3. Tarantulas - "Saiba Ser Feliz (Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough)"
4. Painel Del Controle - "Relax"
5. Robson Robson - "Funk-Funk-La"
6. Tim Maia - "Nao Va"
7. Jorge Ben - "Rio Babilonia"
8. Emilio Santiago - "O Amiga De Nova York"
9. Banda Black Rio - "Expresso Madureia"
10. Cassiano - "Central Do Brazil"
11. Sandra De Sa - "Olhos Coloridos"
12. Tim Maia - "Verao Carioca"
13. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti - "Aleluia"