Brazil 45, number 32: A: Tom Ze - Jimmy Renda Se / AA. Jorge Ben - Take it Easy My Brother Charlie
Ze’s ‘Jimmy Renda-se’ is instantly recognisable thanks to the driving lead guitar intro and funk drums; Tropicalia at it’s finest. The track is taken from his 1970 self-titled LP. As sampled by Ameriie on ‘Take Control’ and recently included in the soundtrack to ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’.
We thought it was time to release the all-time classic samba-rock/MPB 'Take It Easy My Brother Charlie' by Jorge Ben, also known as ‘Take It Easy My Brother Charles’. Taken from his self-titled 1969 LP on Philips Brazil and also released on a 7” EP the year before. Sampled by Drumagick on their Drum & Bass big hitter ‘Easy Boom’.