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Simmer Down:  Chronicles of Space Frog

Simmer Down: Chronicles of Space Frog

Playing tracks by

The Isley Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, Captn K, Pugs Atomz ft.Psalm One, The Hackney Colliery Band and more.

On Sunday, there was the 2nd annual Feira de Vinil (Vinyl Fair) here in Rio...located at the Clube Israelita Brasileiro ( Israeli Club of Brasil) where audio pushers/pimps brought thousands upon thousands of records for the groove jackals to fight over. It was saturated with hyper-focussed men being orbited by bored girlfriends holding bags (not to say there weren't a few crate diggin' ladies....but 90% men...why is that?) The result was 3 records on the "to find while in Brazil" list and brought the number of LPs acquired here up to 20 (in 3 weeks).

So basically there was a samba/mpb/batucada/forro/maracatu/brazilian jazz/Tropicalia overload that short-circuited the noggin', and this mix contains nothing of what I just yammered about. This particular aural jaunt was merely an exercise in keeping the 'on-the-fly' skills intact during this period of time without a live dance floor or audience (except for m'lady and cat that hangs out outside the window). Listen in underpants.

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