Snapshots: “País Tropical” Jorge Ben, “Zé Canjica” Força Bruta

If you’ve never heard Jorge Ben Jor, don’t worry, you’re (mostly) not to blame.

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The man who wrote “Mas, Que Nada!” is, after all, not the same man who popularized it, but despite being responsible for one of the most famous bossa nova songs, Jorge Ben is not a name that gets brought up frequently in the music world.

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Mixtape Monday: Stolen Shoes, Cold Wars, and Love Fools

It’s time for another Mixtape Monday.  This week has it all; great indies ( New Pornographers,Destroyer,Surfer Blood, Blitzen Trapper, Rosewood Thieves, Voxtrot, and the Morning Benders) some forgotten classics (Bill Withers, Jorge Ben, Paul McCartney, Freda Payne) and some great covers (Barbara, M. Ward). A little rain and a little sun and as always for free.  Please check out the artists included because they’re all great bands that deserve some well earned cash.  The full mix after the jump

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