Brazil 45, number 52
A. Antonio Adolfo & A Brazuka – Gloria Glorinha / AA. Erasmo Carlos & Os Tremendões – Coqueiro Verde
‘Gloria Glorinha’ – quirky, upbeat MPB-funk with soaring vocals, JB esque stabs, horns and bubbling piano. Originally released as part of a 4-track 7” EP on Odeon from 1970. This is the third appearance for Antonio Adolfo in the Brazil 45 series, previously with ‘Transamazonica’ (BRZ45.11) and ‘Dois Minutos De Uma Nova Dia’ (BRZ45.048).
‘Coqueiro Verde’ is taken from Erasmo’s sought after ‘Erasmo Carlos E Os Tremendões’ LP from 1970 on RGE. Uplifting percussive Samba/MPB laiden with horns and woodwind. Erasmo – one of the leading figures in 70/80s Brazilian alongside Jorge Ben, Tim Maia and Veloso – also appears on our ‘Brazilian Beats Brooklyn’ compilation with the brilliant ‘Jeep’; this is his first appearance in the Brazil 45’s series.