Mar 7, 2017

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The music of Brazil encompasses various regional music styles influenced by African, European and Amerindian forms. After 500 years of history, Brazilian music developed some unique and original styles such as samba, bossa nova, MPB, sertanejo, pagode, tropicalia, choro, maracatu, embolada (coco de repente), mangue bit, funk carioca (in Brazil simply known as Funk), frevo, forró, axé, brega, lambada, and Brazilian versions of foreign musical genres, such as Brazilian rock and rap.


Today's artist while many of the performers during the heyday of Tropicalia and the rise of MPB (música popular brasileira) opted for a more radical stance in their challenge to Brazil's political and cultural authorities, artists like Jorge Ben took a more understated approach. Rather than use overly theatrical performance to shock the audience or write songs loaded with political content, Ben became known as one of the country's great musical alchemists, a furiously eclectic songwriter who combined elements of indigenous Brazilian music with a groove from the west coast of Africa.  With that he became one of the most respected and resilient figures in Brazilian pop.  ...  N'Joy

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Born (March 22, 1945) Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes in Rio de Janeiro, he first took the stage name Jorge Ben after his mother's name (of Ethiopian origin) but in the 1980s changed it to Jorge Ben Jor (commonly written Benjor). Jorge Ben obtained his first pandeiro (Brazil's most popular type of tambourine) when he was thirteen, and two years later, was singing in a church choir. He also took part as a pandeiro player in the blocos of Carnaval, and from eighteen years of age, he began performing at parties and nightclubs with the guitar that his mother gifted him. He received the nickname "Babulina", after their enthusiastic pronunciation of Ronnie Self's song "Bop-A-Lena". Was presented to Tim Maia by Erasmo Carlos, soon discovered that Maia was also known for the same reason. It was at one of those clubs in which he performed that his musical career took off. In 1963, Jorge came on stage and sang "Mas Que Nada" to a small crowd that happened to include an executive from the recording company, Philips. One week later, Jorge Ben's first single was released.

The hybrid rhythms that Jorge employed brought him some problems at the start of his career, when Brazilian music was split between the rockier sounds of the Jovem Guarda and traditional samba with its complex lyrics. But as that phase in Brazilian pop music history passed, and bossa nova became better known throughout the world, Ben rose to prominence.
Holdings both television programs O Fino da Bossa and Jovem Guarda from Rede Record, after being reprimanded by the production of "O Fino da Bossa", chose to participate in the Jovem Guarda, soon after, joined the program Divino, Maravilhoso from TV Tupi, presented by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

Jorge Ben's first public appearances were in small festivals organised by his friends, where bossa nova and rock and roll predominated. As with most musicians of the time, Ben was initially influenced by João Gilberto even though he was quite innovative in his own right. The aforementioned song, "Mas Que Nada", was his first big hit in Brazil, and remains to this day the most played song in the United States sung entirely in Portuguese.[citation needed] Outside of Brazil, the song is better known in cover versions by Sérgio Mendes and the Tamba Trio. The song has also been reinterpreted by jazz luminaries such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie and Al Jarreau; as well as other samba artists of the time, such as Elza Soares. His musical work has been vastly sampled by music producers and DJ's, and covered by many bands in a variety of genres such as heavy metal, disco, rock, reggae, jazz, drum and bass, house music and more.

In 1969, Jorge Ben released his self-titled album amid the excitement of the cultural and musical Tropicália movement. The album featured Trio Mocotó as his backing band, who would go on to launch a successful career on the back of their association with Ben. The album was noted for "País Tropical," one of his most famous compositions, although it would be Wilson Simonal who would take his recording of the song to the top of the charts in Brazil that same year. Instead, the song "Charles, Anjo 45", also from the self-titled album, would become Ben's biggest self-performed chart hit of the year.

In the 1970s, Jorge Ben released his most esoteric and experimental albums, most notably A Tábua de Esmeralda in 1974 and Solta o Pavão in 1975. In 1976, he released one of his most popular albums: "África Brasil," a fusion of funk and samba which relied more on the electric guitar than previous efforts. This album also features a remake of his previously released song "Taj Mahal," from which Rod Stewart's 1979 hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? was plagiarized (a matter that he claimed was settled out of court in his favor).

In 1989, Jorge changed his recording label as well as his artistic name, becoming Jorge Benjor (or Jorge Ben Jor). At the time, it was said that there were numerological reasons for his change in name; other sources say it was in response to an incident where some of his royalties accidentally went to American guitarist George Benson. In 2002, Jorge Ben contributed to the critically acclaimed Red Hot + Riot, a compilation CD created by the Red Hot Organization in tribute to the music and work of Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti, that raised money for various charities devoted to raising AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. He collaborated with fellow hip-hop artists Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, and Bilal to remake the famous song by Fela Kuti, "Shuffering and Shmiling," for the CD.

In 2006, a remake of Ben's "Mas Que Nada" became an international chart hit for Sérgio Mendes with The Black Eyed Peas after being used by Nike in a global TV advertisement during the 2006 FIFA World Cup; this remake (the second time Mendes had covered the track) reached the Top 10 in several European countries, including the UK and Germany, in addition to reaching Number 1 in the Netherlands. Jorge Ben is also a big fan of Flamengo, a Brazilian football club, located in Rio de Janeiro, which counts Zico, Junior and Leandro among their former star players. Ben's interest in football carries over to his music, as many of his songs deal with the subject, such as "Flamengo," "Camisa 10 da Gávea," "Ponta De Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)," "Zagueiro," and "Filho Maravilha."

On July 7, 2007 he performed at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth in Rio de Janeiro. On March 20, 2011 his name was mentioned in President Barack Obama's speech in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro). President Barack Obama quoted: "You are, as Jorge Ben-Jor sang, “A tropical country, blessed by God, and beautiful by nature.”"



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Ben's first full-length record, this 1963 release contains the hit singles "Mas Que Nada" and "Chove Chuva" and typifies the light yet propulsive rhythms that afforded Ben a decades-long career in Brazilian pop. Not yet pared down to the more rock- and Afro percussive-driven sound he eventually developed, Samba Esquema Novo (which translates to "New Style Samba") is replete with swirling bossa nova rhythms and soaring choruses. Its big-band-style accompaniment, nicely off-set by Ben's signature minor-tone guitar workings, propels the set into an upbeat and enjoyable listen.



Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo (flac 189mb)

01 Mas, Que Nada! 3:04
02 Tim Dom Dom 2:21
03 Balança Pema 1:34
04 Vem, Morena, Vem 2:03
05 Chove Chuva 3:02
06 É Só Sambar 2:09
07 Rosa, Menina Rosa 2:15
08 Quero Esquecer Você 2:21
09 Uála Uálalá 2:42
10 A Tamba 3:03
11 Menina Bonita Não Chora 2:11
12 Por Causa De Você, Menina 2:58

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Sacudin Ben Samba is the second album of Jorge Ben Jor released in 1964. After the fabulous Samba Esquema Novo (1963), Jorge Ben Jor proposes a more Samba Jazz album (like the very good "Capoeira" accompanied on the trumpet. Sacudin Ben Samba contains most of the ingredients of his previous successes. It is a bit of the limit of this album where no title is really exceptional (like the precedents "Mas, Que Nada!", "Tim, Dom , Jorge Ben Jor has teamed up with two very good arrangers (Luiz Carlos Vignes and JT Meirelles Perhaps the least known of the work of the first phase Benjor, Sacudin Ben Samba widens the mix between the Samba, the Bossa Nova and the Jazz.It is certainly underestimated, it informs on the exploratory approach of Jorge Ben Jor And his constant search for new territories of play in a festive atmosphere and very Pop. A pretty pretty curiosity



Jorge Ben - Sacundin Ben Samba (flac  243mb)

01 Descalço No Parque 3:04
02 Onde Anda O Meu Amoa 3:04
03 Bicho Do Mato 3:19
04 Vou de Samba Com Você 2:44
05 Samba Legal 2:24
06 Oba-Lá-Lá 2:36
07 Gabriela 2:53
08 Zópe Zópe 2:45
09 Saída Do Porto 3:16
10 Dandara, Hei 2:35
11 Samba, Menina 3:19
12 Guerreiro Do Rei 2:49

Jorge Ben - Sacundin Ben Samba (ogg  99mb)

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"Once in a while, an unexplained phenomena emerges in popular music. Other times, artists of real value are surprisingly swallowed by the abyss of anonymity. But what rarely happens is the emerging of a truly authentic talent - not only in popular preference - but also in selling records. in other words, someone with proven artistic ability to get beat in the music scene with full mainstream acceptance. This happened to Jorge Ben, he's became one of the most prominent exponent of Brazilian music. Before Jorge Ben became the Funkmeister of world music he was a traditional Sambalero. This early work is very Bossa Nova, featuring a jazzy quintet, with Ben's writing and a crooning pop music singing style.This legendary LP features some of the best arrangers in the genre such as: Meirelles, Nelson and Gaya.



Jorge Ben - Ben e Samba Bom   (flac  235mb)

01 Descalço No Parque 3:04
02 Onde Anda O Meu Amor 3:04
03 Bicho Do Mato 3:19
04 Vou De Samba Com Você 2:44
05 Samba Legal 2:24
06 Ôba Lá Lá 2:36
07 Gabriela 2:53
08 Zópe Zópe 2:45
09 Saída Do Porto 3:16
10 Dandara, Hei 2:35
11 Samba Menina 3:19
12 Guerreiro Do Rei 2:49

Jorge Ben - Ben e Samba Bom    (ogg   105mb)

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If you're a fan of Jorge's other early jazzy samba releases, then this one doesn't disappoint. The songwriting's a bit more adventurous, and while it's still very jazzy, there's more guitar, less blaring horns, and the flute and piano are a bit more restrained. This is worth picking up for "o homem, que matou..." alone , and guaranteed to get the kids dancing!



Jorge Ben - Big-Ben (flac 242mb)

01 Criação É Ato Continuo 2:59
02 Todas As Cores Num Hino 3:56
03 O Jogo Termina Aos 90 3:35
04 Sou Sambista Dr Fé 3:30
05 Pout-Pourrit De Partido Alto: Dia De João / Apelo / Disfarce 4:20
06 Sambas Da Vida 3:41
07 Eu Vejo 2:59
08 Sol Bordado 3:07
09 Pingo Da Vela 3:48
10 Rapaz Sagaz 3:54
11 Não Me Encarregue De Enviar Fax 3:08

Jorge Ben - Big-Ben (ogg   104 mb)

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1 comment:

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

I have the albums, esential genius, my favorite is O Bidú, Silêncio no Brooklin - Jorge Ben - [1967] , the other albums wonderful ( 5 or 6 ) and varius masterpieces