Jorge Ben (Showcasing 'Pais Tropical'. 'Que Pena'. 'Charles. Anjo 45')


Jorge Ben’s samba soul album is considered among the best work that he ever recorded. This 1969 Brazilian masterpiece marks his first collabora on with Trio Mocoto and includes such superb hits as “Pais Tropical”, “Que Pena”, and “Charles, Anjo 45”.

Elemental Music presents a new 180 gram vinyl reissue of the long-time unavailable sixth studio album by Brazilian singer Jorge Ben. Released in 1969, it was Jorge Ben’s first album withTrio Mocoto, a group that would be backing him along the 70’s on many other seminal albums, such as For a Bruta (1970), Negro E Lindo (1971) and A Tabua de Esmeralda (1974).

This album is said to have influenced the “Tropicalia” movement, as three tracks from this set, “Que pena”, “Pais tropical” and “Charles, Anjon 45” were immediately covered by Gal Costa (the former two), and Caetano Veloso (the latter), two key artists of that Brazilian musical and artistic movement. This album is considered a samba soul classic, and quite possibly Ben’s greatest album ever. In contrast to the cerebral output of the “Tropicalia” camp in 1969, this album is much more visceral and personal, and yet no less revolutionary.

Cadê Teresa
País Tropical
Take It Easy My Brother Charles
Descobri Que Eu Sou Um Anjo
Bebete Vãobora
Quem Foi Que Roubou A Sopeira De Porcelana Chinesa Que A Vovó Ganhou Da Baronesa
Que Pena
Charles Anjo 45