David 'Mr Bongo' selects a few of his favourite Brazilian album covers:
Milton Nascimento - Clube de Esquina
Seminal album the spearheaded the 'mineiro' sound. I never knew if the two figures were Lo Borges and Milton Nascimento when they were young or they were trying to represent their partnership.
Jorge Ben - Jorge Ben
A killer Jorge Ben album. Get the Japanese pressing if you can for extra sleeve weight!
Norma Bengell - Ooooh Norma
Classy and sexy from Norma.
Pedro Santos - Krishnanda
First heard this album in Sao Pauol around 15 years ago way ahead of its time. The circle of life cover is crazy - Pedro is the gorilla. Holy grail business, originals are very hard to find.
Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso
Album contains 'Alegria Alegria' as sampled by Ty. The album is one of the cornerstones of Tropicalia.
Tom Ze - Grande Liquidicao
Satoru is credited with this classic 42nd Street style design. Does anyone know anything about this guy??
Sambrasa Trio - Em Som Maior
Som Maior released a lot of out killer Bossa albums, well worth investigating.