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Mr Bongo presents Brazil 45's

We are very proud to unveil our brand new imprint - Brazil 45s - a series of sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music pressed on 7" vinyl.

Brazil 45s will include rare and sought after tracks previously unreleased as singles or only available on quieter LP pressings. Finding these tracks in good condition and at reasonable prices is extremely difficult, as anyone who has searched for them in record stores online or even in Brazil will know.

Mastered and cut at 45rpm for high quality and loud sound, packaged in lovingly produced Brazil45 sleeves.

The first release,
BRZ45.01, features Claudia's incredible 'Deixa Eu Dizer' and Cizinha's 'Prá Fazer Um Samba':

'Deixa Eu Dizer' is an absolute essential Brazilian record, as sampled by Marcelo D2 on one of our favourite Brazilian hip hop records 'Desafabo'. The track features on her stunning album of the same name has never been released on 7".

'Prá Fazer Um Samba' was originally released on Rozenblit and has been a firm favourite of ours for a while, although we know nothing about the track.

The second, BRZ45.02, features SamJazz' 'Nega, Neguinha' with Abilio Manoel's 'Luiza Manequim' on the flip:

'Nega, Neguinha' was released by a Brazilian plastics manufacturer, SIR, whose owner started a labour-of-love record label, on an album of the same title. The track became an underground hit on the Samba Rock scene in Sao Paulo when local DJs picked up on it.

'Luiza Manequim' was originally released on 7" by Odeon in 1972.

Look out for more Brazil 45's, coming very soon.