This fantastic album catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time. However, Jorge Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade in Brazil.
This fantastic album catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time. However, Jorge Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade in Brazil and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the post-bossa years. Nevertheless, this album marks his consecration as the global soul star he was destined to be. The sound here is a refinement of the samba soul mode that Ben had been brewing up from the late 60s onward, a skittish mix of older samba elements, American soul, and some slight fuller production that really comes into its own here, mixing all the acoustic elements at the core with just a slight electric flourish, but never losing its edge in the process, all to provide Jorge with a sublime backdrop for his really amazing vocals. In addition to the huge hits mentioned above, the album also includes loads of other gems such as “O Circo Chegou”, “Domingo 23”, “Moça”, “Paz E Arroz”, “Morre O Burro Fico O Homem”, and “Que Nega E Essa”.
01. TAJ MAHAL
02. O CIRCO CHEGOU
03. PAZ E ARROZ
05. DOMINGO 23
06. FIO MARAVILHA
07. QUEM COCHICHA O RABO ESPICHA
08. CARAMBA!… GALILEU DA GALILEIA
09. QUE NEGA É ESSA
10. AS ROSAS ERAM TODAS AMARELAS
11. MORRE O BURRO, FICA O HOMEM
Caetano Veloso, (guitar, vocals); Produced By: Paulinho Tapajós Recorded At Phonogram Studio (CBD Rio de Janeiro); Engineers: Luigi Hoffer & Toninho Barbosa; arranger by: Osmar Milito (Tracks 1, 3 & 4, Side 1); Jorge Ben & Paulinho Tapajós; cover design: Aldo Luiz, photos: José Maria de Mello