Various Artists

This Is Samba, Vol. 1

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These recordings, the result of a labor of love by producer Katsunori Tanaka, rank with the best Brazilian pop of the '60s and '70s. Many of the lesser-known greats of samba are here, such as Wilson Moreira, Paulo Cesar Pinhero, and Luiz Carlos da Vila. All the performances are fresh and vibrant. However, the second volume in this series does not match the consistent quality of the first.

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