La Reine Sans Tête

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A few posts down, I have another Anne Boleyn papercut that I did before I came to England. That one I encased in resin and it turned out okay. I can now see why the old masters sketched things again and again and again before they put it to the canvas. I think this depiction of Anne Boleyn at the scaffold worked out better. I know a little bit more about some of the details of her death which helped add to it. This one is pretty large, about 4 feet by 3 feet in height. This and the menagerie have been my favorite ones of the whole series.

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St. Julian Samba Showdown by Justin Thyme (2006)

01. O Rei Do Calango (Calangotango) - Abaetê (1977)
02. Conceição da Praia - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
03. Rock De Minas Gerais - Arnaud Rodrigues (1976)
04. Negra Brecho - Azambuja & Cia (1975)
05. Camisa 10 - Brasilian Singers (1974)
06. Lenda Das Amazonas - Burnier & Cartier (1976)
07. Mambembe - Chico Buarque (1972)
08. De Noite Na Cama - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
09. Bezouro Mangangá - Eliana Pittman (1972)
10. Barao Beleza - Elza Soares (1972)
11. Com Que Roupa - Gilberto Gil (1991)
12. Laborio - Giovana (1975)
13. Sabia, Diga La - Jaime Alem & Nair Candia (1974)
14. O Ronco da Cuica - João Bosco (1976)
15. Não Põe A Mão - Manoel Conceição (1975)
16. Não Tem Nada Não - Marcos Valle (1973)
17. Você Não Passa De Uma Mulher - Martinho da Vila (1975)
18. Bola Preta Pra Mim - Miltinho (1969)
19. Partido Alto - MPB-4 (1972)
20. Malvadeza Durao - Nara Leão (1965)
21. Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida - Paulinho da Viola (1969)
22. Levante A Cabeça - Som Nosso (1977)
23. Xamego De Ina - Trio Mocotó (1971)
24. Samba Pra Vinícius - Vinícius & Toquinho (1973)

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St. Julian Samba Showdown 2 by J Thyme '07

01. Bobeira - Edson Frederico (1975)
02. Adivinhação - Sergio Bore (1981)
03. Vou Correr - Manoel Conceição (Mão De Vaca) (1975)
04. Qual E? - Djavan (1973)
05. Tema De Azambuja - Azambuja & Cia. (Conjunto Aiymuth) (1975)
06. Balanca Povo - Martinho Da Vila (1972)
07. Guardei Minha Viola - Paulinho da Viola (1972)
08. Quem Tem Carinho Me Leva - Giovana (1975)
09. Eu Bebo Sim - Golden Boys (1973)
10. Quem Vem La - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
11. Se E Questao De Deus Ate Logo - Tamba Trio (1974)
12. Cidad„o da Mata - Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos (1974)
13. Bala Com Bala - João Bosco (1973)
14. Sandalia De Prata - Johnny Alf (1973)
15. Promessa De Pescador - Papete (1975)
16. Gago Apaixonado - Cravo E Canela (1977)
17. O Orvalho Vem Caindo - Carlos Lyra & Verônica Sabino (1991)
18. Boi Da Cara Preta (Eneida, Amor e Fantasia) - Brasilian Singers (1974)
19. O Comeco Da Festa - Luiz Gonzaga Jr. (1975)
20. Dama Da Noite - João Nogueira (1979)
21. Balanco Do Violao - Hyldon (1975)
22. Do Lado Direito Da Rua Direita - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
23. É isso Aí - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
24. Tereza Guerreira - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)

I leave a few clues here for my DJ friends. When you see an LP cover appear again & again over several volumes of these mixes, then you can rest assured that the LP is a strong one. An example would be, Geraldo Filme [1980 Estúdio Eldorado]. This LP is all over my Samba Showdowns. A Masterpiece in every way!
The other key thing is repeats on artists over several mixes. A few names on repeat are João Bosco, Antônio Carlos & Jocafi, João Nogueira, Dóris Monteiro, Martinho Da Vila, Emilio Santiago, Candeia, Os Originais Do Samba, Paulinho Da Viola, etc, etc.

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My favorite thing to do when I've just done it, is to do it again. Here's to doin' it again & again & again. Brasil is one of the most fertile musical areas on this here Earth. May these compilations be the PROOF that this music is endlessly enjoyable & highly spinable. Bravo to the infinite bliss that is the music of South America! Enjoy.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 3 by J Thyme '07

01. Afina O Meu Violao - Emilio Santiago (1978)
02. Segure Tudo - Martinho Da Vila (1971)
03. O Babulina - Dominguinhos (1976)
04. Nago - Trio Mocotó (1971)
05. Dia De Azar - João Nogueira (1979)
06. Dona Da Casa Boa Noite - Noite Ilustrada (1976)
07. Pra Que Tanta Explicao - Téca & Ricardo (1976)
08. Os Caras Querem - Wilson Das Neves E Conjunto (1976)
09. Figa De Guiné - Anamaria & Mauricio (1973)
10. Nega Dina - Nara Leão (1965)
11. As Pastorinhas - Morais Moreira (1991)
12. Baton Cereja - Abaetê (1977)
13. Na Cara Desse Cara - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax (1976)
14. Roendo As Unhas - Paulinho Da Viola (1973)
15. Solidao - Dóris Monteiro (1981)
16. Pirim Pim Pim - Paulo Diniz (1974)
17. Irmaos Coragem - Som Tres (1970)
18. François - Som Nosso (1977)
19. Dona Da Casa - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)
20. Capoeira Poeira - Cravo E Canela (1977)
21. Uma Sombra Na Estrada - Trio Ternura (1971)
22. Agua De Coco - Papete (1975)
23. Malandro Velho - Seginho Meriti (1981)
24. Moeda Quebrada - Leilão - Miltinho (1969)

File Under: MPB / Samba

P.S. May we from other lands come to respect the GREATNESS that is the music of sunny Brasil.

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This outpouring could only be conceived of in the spirit of love. Some things are not created with money as a goal. I just really like this movement & enjoy lining up some key tracks for optimal listening enjoyment. I hope you're enjoying the celebration of song as presented here?

St. Julian Samba Showdown 4 by J Thyme '07

01. Chula Louca - Luis Vagner Lopes (1974)
02. Mirandolina - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
03. Eu Vou De Banda - Dominguinhos (1977)
04. Na Passarela - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax (1976)
05. Em Cima Daquele Morro - Arnaud Rodrigues (1976)
06. Silêncio no Bexiga - Geraldo Filme (1980)
07. Xuxu Melão - Trio Mocotó (1975)
08. O Maestro e o Arquiteto - Abaetê (1977)
09. Canta Canta, Minha Gente - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
10. Ameriqueiro - Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos (1975)
11. Quem Sabe O Amanha - João Só (1971)
12. Gago Apaixonado - João Nogueira (1974)
13. A Volta Do Ponteiro - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
14. Estou Chegando Agora - Wilson Das Neves E Conjunto (1976)
15. Par Ou Impar - César Costa Filho (1977)
16. Se Quiser Valer - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
17. Batucada Do Mané - Manoel Conceição (1975)
18. Saudações - Johnny Alf (1974)
19. Ninguém Dá O Que Nao Tem - Claudia (1968)
20. Para-Raio - Djavan (1976)
21. Argumento - Paulinho da Viola (1975)
22. Maita - Giovana (1975)
23. O Plebeu - Jorge Ben (1975)
24. Dia De Festa - Sapoty da Mangueira (1975)

P.S. I'd like to think of what I'm doing with this series as a kind of reporting. There's a very good story over here in Brasil in the 70's. The art of recording is through the roof. These kids over here are no joke. The art of mic-ing & tape saturation & mastering is high, high art! Combine that with perhaps one of the most developed rhythm sections & melodic craft fused to masterful arranging & engineering & you've got "A Golden Age". There's a fantastic story here & I'd like very much to report on what I'm seeing here, 'coz it's great! I hope you agree?

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Samba-heads get off your ass & dance all over your Mother. She prefers that to war. Perhaps one day Earth will be known as a planet of love just like our sister planet Venus, but we'll have to LOVE towards that GOAL. OK?

St. Julian Samba Showdown 5 by J Thyme '07

01. Uma Rosa Com Amor - Marcos Moran e Samba Som 7 (1973)
02. Teresa (CORRIDA DO OURO) - Betinho (1974)
03. Selva de Feras - Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos (1974)
04. O Poste Da Rua Jorge De Lima - Azambuja & Cia. (1975)
05. Terceiro Ato (Romance Teatral) - Antonio Carlos E Jocafi (1975)
06. Quantas Lágrimas - Cristina Buarque (1974)
07. Juventude Transvida - Luiz Melodia (1976)
08. Mercado São José - Arnaud Rodrigues (1976)
09. Verde Que Te Quero Rosa - Cartola (1977)
10. Pensar Pra Que - Bebeto (1975)
11. Samba De Amigo - Amado Maita (1972)
12. Estatutos Da Gafieira - Cravo E Canela (1977)
13. Conde - Miltinho (1969)
14. Papo Furado - Airto (1970)
15. Adeus Ceará - Téo Azevedo (1974)
16. De Noite, Na Cama - Erasmo Carlos (1971)
17. Santeiro - Wilson Das Neves E Conjunto (1976)
18. Tchuna Marucaiaô - Os Originais Do Samba (1972)
19. Nação - Clara Nunes (1982)
20. Escadas da Penha - João Bosco (1975)
21. Socorro! - O Grupo (1971)
22. Quero Alegria - Emilio Santiago (1975)
23. Numa Esquina De Hanoi - Djavan (1978)
24. Onda Natureza - Bedeu (1983)

P.S. To fully understand a thing would allow one to fully convey what it is that they're perceiving & fully articulate with joy & passion that thing with the greatest of ease. I hope a sense of that is felt with this page & these compilations.

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"HELP", I've been taken hostage by this music called SAMBA. Worst things have happened though. Plus, I'm a willing captive.
You're maybe thinking, "Can he surprise us with more delectable goodies?" Well, just when you thought I couldn't surprise you anymore, I'm gonna drop one on 'ya...ha ha. Also, these 6 volumes equal 144 songs & 7 hours of music. If anyone is looking for a HIGHLY SPIRITED DJ, I'm for hire anywhere on planet E & yes, I'll play your Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Come on Mom & Dad & treat your special 13 year old to a Samba bash.


St. Julian Samba Showdown 6 by J Thyme '07

01. Doca - Trio Mocotó (1975)
02. Espelho - João Nogueira (1977)
03. Ritual - Leci Brandão (1976)
04. Vermelho, Azul E Branco - Os Originais Do Samba (1975)
05. Para De Chorar A Toa - Giovana (1975)
06. Marejou - Martinho Da Vila (1972)
07. Mulher De Malandro - Geraldo Filme (1980)
08. Deixe Que E Dengo Dela - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)
09. Minha Illusao - Dominguinhos (1976)
10. Maria Madalena da Portela - Candeia (1977)
11. Perdoa - Paulinho da Viola (1977)
12. Pra Que Dinheiro - Jair Rodriguez (1969)
13. Disse Me Disse - Manoel Conceição (1975)
14. Cabra Criada - João Bosco (1979)
15. Estrada De Canindé - Odair Cabeça De Poeta & Grupo Capote (1975)
16. Frevo Mulher - Amelinha (1978)
17. Se Você Quiser - Ed Lincoln (1971)
18. Morre O Burro, Fica O Homem - Osmar Milito (1973)
19. Subindo O Espigao - Betinho (1974)
20. Minha Bahia Quero Ver - João Só (1971)
21. Ventos De Junho - Emilio Santiago (1978)
22. Pra Que Brigar - Grupo Manifesto (1968)
23. Fato Consumado - Djavan (1976)
24. Pois E, Sei La - Abilio Manoel (1970)

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Some things are just ready to happen & so they do. I present this volume in keeping with the flow of energy of the season...Spring! So here's to Spring as it becomes Summer. Since Spring is the time of year when everything is in bloom, I present yet another bouquet of musical pickings. I will beg off with continuity from volume to volume, but ask that you consider these a roundup of some of the better tracks from that era "The '70's". I do my very best to make sure each volume is full of surprises. I hope you say after listening to this, "Boy, where did he find that one?". Let's see, or should I say "Let's hear". Wishing massive Sambas to your Summer or if you're in Brasil, Winter. Enjoy!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 7 by J Thyme '07

01. Turbilhão - Toquinho & Vinícius (1975)
02. Minha Esquina - Emilo Santiago (1977)
03. Bom Dia, Boa Tarde, Boa Noite, Amor - MPB-4 (1972)
04. Amor De Doia Anos - João Nogueira (1979)
05. Disse Me Disse - Orlandivo (1976)
06. Porta Aberta - Eduardo e Silvinha Araújo (1981)
07. Yndaya-E - Chico Batera (1979)
08. Que Pelicula - Nonato Buzar (1970)
09. Coisa De Louco - Wilson Simonal (1975)
10. Eu Reu Me Condeno - Helio Matheus (1973)
11. Morena - Roberto Nascimento (1975)
12. Menina, Voce Tem Muito Que Aprender - Silvio Cesar (1971)
13. So Pra Chatear - Pedrinho Rodriques E Os Nacionais (1973)
14. Tenho Sede - Dominguinhos (1976)
15. Preta-Porter De Tafetá - João Bosco (1984)
16. Visco De Jaca - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
17. Acedito Sim - Noriel Vilela (1968)
18. Saudade e Flores - Os Originais do Samba (1974)
19. Maria Bela, Maria Feia - Leci Brandão (1976)
20. Samba Portador Da Alegria - Sapoty da Mangueira (1975)
21. Dendalei - Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos (1974)
22. A Hora E Essa - Célia (1972)
23. Não Peça Perdão - Tom & Dito (1971)
24. Capoeira do Arnaldo - Luiz Carlos Parana (1967)

P.S. A special thank you to Zecalouro @ Lorinox blogspot & SABADABADA blogspot for their contributions to this volume & of course Greg Cas.
If there was ever any doubt about the STRENGTHS of the SAMBA SCENE, let those ghosts be guided back towards the light of CLARITY. I wave my hand & ask that all mystery be transformed into the beautiful truth of Earths rightful place of dance ecstasy.

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Good Budd "J" on the decks today! Anyone care to party?
Step here & let's BOOGIE to a few.
24 more quick looks & listens with our funky, languid friends south of the equator & Yes, you can have a love affair with a country. This is the proof!! I wanna hear some WHOOPS & HOLLAS or else I'll have to try to rock you a bit harder. OK?


St. Julian Samba Showdown 8 by J Thyme '07

01. David - Célia (1971)
02. Europanema - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
03. Reflexos - Quinteto Villa-Lobos & Luizinho Eça (1972)
04. Iboru Iboya - Cravo E Canela (1977)
05. Neblina - Ed Lincoln (1971)
06. Não Nasci Pra Jogador - Betinho (1972)
07. Quem Vai Querer - Eliana Pittman (1977)
08. Partido Rico - João Nogueira (1974)
09. Deixa Pra La - Leci Brandão ( 1976)
10. Profissionalismo E Isso Ai - João Bosco (1980)
11. Estácio, Eu E Você - Luiz Melodia (1973)
12. Glorioso Santo Antonio - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)
13. Homenagem Ao Malandro - Emilio Santiago (1979)
14. Se Você Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear - Golden Boys (1970)
15. O Meu Violão - Trio Mocotó (1975)
16. Nao Adianta - Lenny Andrade (1973)
17. Estou Dez Anos Atrasado - Edgar E Os Tais (1970)
18. Filhos De Zambi - Trio Ternura (1974)
19. Seca Brava - Eduardo Araújo (1972)
20. Andei - Airto (1970)
21. Lá Se Foi A Imagem Do Bom Crio - Dóris Monteiro (1973)
22. Olha O Pedagio - Luis Vagner Lopes (1974)
23. Oui, Je Suis Heurese - Tuca (1974)
24. Dose Pra Leao - Osmar Milito (1973)

P.S. Here's the tally.
8 volumes = 192 songs = 9 & a half hours of music.
That's a nice party!
Also, My Samba Showdowns are my SPIRITUAL ESSENCE.
Harmony, Beauty & Joy endlessly extended to ALL. All are my family, not just a few people.
I live on Earth with EVERYBODY, not just a select few.
My Mixes are my heart's wish for JOY on this Earth extended to all who tune into my heart's FLIGHT.

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I present these nine volumes in the hope of giving the whole world a wonderful focused look at the music of Brasil in the 70's. A fantastic time for music when so many lovely styles are being composed & recorded with the greatest care & respect for the EAR. Here's to your EAR. Enjoy!


St. Julian Samba Showdown 9 by J Thyme '07

01. A Barra E Uma So - Abaetê (1977)
02. Tiê - Agora E Samba (1974)
03. Ponta Negra - Beto Guedes / Danilo Caymmi / Novelli / Toninho Horta (1973)
04. Pintura Sem Arte - Candeia (1978)
05. A Hora E Essa - Célia (1972)
06. As Pastoras - César Costa Filho (1977)
07. Adeus Maria Fulo - Claudette Soares (1974)
08. Baiao Violado - Dominguinhos (1976)
09. Tô Chegando Ja Cheguei - Eliana Pittman (1974)
10. Rio Carnaval Dos Caravais - Elza Soares (1972)
11. E Hora - Emilo Santiago (1977)
12. Songa Monga - Free Son (1971)
13. A Morte Do Chico Preto - Geraldo Filme (1980)
14. Parati - João Bosco (1979)
15. Estrela Miuda - João Do Vale (1981)
16. Samba Rubro-Negro - João Nogueira (1979)
17. Danca do Bole Bole - João Roberto Kelly (1977)
18. Oxum - Johnny Alf (1978)
19. A Flor E O Samba - Martinho Da Vila (1971)
20. Cabeca Que Nao Tem Juizo - Os Originais do Samba (1974)
21. Jurar Com Lagrimas - Paulinho Da Viola (1970)
22. Nosso Encontro - Sivuca (1979)
23. Capim Barba De Bode - Tom & Dito (1971)
24. Paciencia - Trama (1973)

P.S. I always feel a little sad at the end of one of these visits with friends. It's always so sad to see them go, but they leave such happy memories that it's always a pleasure to come back & visit them again. Cheers!

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Well, here we go again. As soon as I can sort through some albums, I'm ready to just line up those fantastic tracks for maximum enjoyment. Please remember that I'm here to entertain myself firstly. I just like to share my studies with those who happen to be going this way too. Enjoy the journey & remember to thank your tour guide...ME & yourself for being so adventurous. Would someone please pass the suntan lotion?


St. Julian Samba Showdown 10 by J Thyme '07

01. Toalha Da Saudade - Batatinha (1976)
02. Vou Partir - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
03. Lamento da Lavadeira - Pedrinho Rodriques E Os Nacionais (1973)
04. Quem é Do Mar Não Enjoa - Mané do Cavaco (1973)
05. História Da Capoeira - Geraldo Filme (1980)
06. Acalentava - Candeia (1975)
07. Mulher Ingrata - Os Originais Do Samba (1975)
08. Pelo Telefone - Os Cinco Crioulos (1967)
09. Maioria Sem Nenhum - Paulinho da Viola & Elton Medeiros (1968)
10. Disfarça e Chora - Cartola (1974)
11. Leonor - Rildo Hora (1971)
12. Não Vem - Nelson, Candeia, Guilherme e Elton (1977)
13. Dente Por Dente - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
14. Volta Por Cima - Noite Ilustrada (1976)
15. Martin Cererê - Ze Catimba & Brasil Ritmo (1972)
16. Agarre Seu Homem - Silvio Cesar (1977)
17. Nem De Ouro, Nem De Lama - Claudette Soares (1974)
18. Lanterna - Carlos Lyra (1974)
19. Kaáuada - Marku Ribas (1976)
20. Galope - Luiz Gonzaga Jr. (1974)
21. Se Não Souber Dizer - Bezerra da Silva (1976)
22. Baiana - Ely Camargo (1974)
23. Cacude, Cacunda - Noriel Vilela (1968)
24. Espere Oh Nega - João Nogueira (1977)

P.S. One of the reason I enjoying creating these compilations is to prove to myself my hearts ability to keep expanding & growing. It is an exercise in atunement & heart awareness. Oh & remember that gifts are to be shared & not hoarded. My gift to myself & you.
Let me add, this sounds really nice with headphones. Please listen for the panning on some of these tracks. My friends who enjoy the CUICA will be very happy with the selections here!

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Here's another tally. 264 songs & 13 hours of music. Now that's getting into the Carnival spirit! I dare 'ya to play all 11 volumes at once. Cheers!


St. Julian Samba Showdown 11 by J Thyme '07

01. Canto Sul - Abaetê (1977)
02. História de Pescador - Alcione (1975)
03. Fraqueza - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1974)
04. Perereca - Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos (1975)
05. Hora Da Razo - Batatinha (1976)
06. Deixa Mudar - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
07. Vai Pro Lado De Lá - Candeia (1971)
08. Massa Falida - César Costa Filho (1975)
09. Pecadora - Conjunto a Voz do Morro (1965)
10. Preco De Cada Um - Cravo E Canela (1977)
11. Eles Querem Amar - Claudette Soares (1975)
12. Destino Traquino - Dominguinhos (1976)
13. Trocando Em Miudos - Emilio Santiago (1979)
14. Nem é Bom Falar / Adeus - Ismael Silva (1973)
15. Em Nome Da Lua, Da Mulata E Do Samba - Jair Rodriguez (1969)
16. La Tres De La Manana - Jayme Marques (1977)
17. Pot-Pourri De Partido Alto - Jorginho do Império (1975)
18. Patrão, Prenda O Seu Gado - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
19. Rei Vadio - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
20. Tudo Azul n'América Do Sul - Os Bichos (1971)
21. As "Moca" - Osmar Milito e Trama (1973)
22. Madeira De Lei - Sonia Santos (1975)
23. Marina - Synval Silva (1973)
24. Calangueando - Téo Azevedo (1974)

P.S. A big thank you to all the Samba Blogs out there who made this volume possible & thank you Greg!
The big surprise for me on this volume is Track 08. "Massa Falida" by César Costa Filho. Amazing cut!
One last thing, this is my thesis on Samba & I'm gonna grade myself on this paper. 5 stars!
Stay tuned for volume 12.

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St. Julian Samba Showdown 12 by J Thyme '07

01. Cabeça Feita - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
02. Confidências De Um Sambista - Os Originais Do Samba (1975)
03. Samba De Orly - Chico Buarque (1973)
04. Festa Do Bonfim - Pery Ribeiro (1979)
05. Maré Mansa - Eliana Pittman (1974)
06. Só Não Viu Quem Não Ficou - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
07. O Saci-Pererê - Rildo Hora (1971)
08. Tristeza Do Sambista - Geraldo Filme (1980)
09. Antes Ele Do Que Eu - Beth Carvalho (1976)
10. Moro Na Roca - Pedrinho Rodrigues e Os Nacionais (1972)
11. Muito Amor E Liberdade - Bebeto (1975)
12. Conselhos De Vadio - Candeia (1975)
13. A Rosa - Trio Mocotó (1975)
14. Berimbau Amarelo - Sonia Santos (1975)
15. Se você jurar / Para me livrar do mal - Ismael Silva (1973)
16. Mas Que Doidice - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
17. Babá De luxo - Batatinha (1976)
18. Serrado - Celeste (1978)
19. Só Tem Lugar Pra Você - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
20. Epitafio Deum Sambista - Leci Brandão (1976)
21. Não Sou Valente - Bezerra da Silva (1976)
22. Perder e Ganhar - Paulinho da Viola (1971)
23. Enganadora - Monarco (1976)
24. Io Io - João Nogueira (1979)

P.S. Thank you great spirit for co-creating these with me! These mixes are my psychic bridge between North America & South America. The building is complete...dance across to Nirvana.
A big, big thank you to all my friends online who made this volume possible. Teamwork! A nice network of Sambistas at work making this possible. Bravo to all you collectors out there!
I'll add also that the RARITY of these LP's & these mixes borders on the MIRACULOUS!!

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I'll ask you to consider the rarity of the material that I have to work with. The 70's is a "Finite" era! Let's look at these selections instead as an experiment in continuity. I'll be truthful here by saying that I didn't think I could make another volume. With "Spirit" all things are possible. Thank you "Great Spirit" for working through me. I hope you enjoy this 13th installment of the series. Also, the intention of this series is not a "DANCE MIX", but a very nice look at some key albums of the 70's MPB/Samba scene. An experiment in continuity. OK?


St. Julian Samba Showdown 13 by J Thyme '08

01. Clube Do Samba - João Nogueira (1983)
02. Pra Bater Minha Viola - Elton Medeiros (1973)
03. Mais Do Que Eu - Elza Soares (1972)
04. Juizo Final - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
05. Alegria Perdida - Yôyô De Yáyá - Candeia (1975)
06. Esta Com Raiva - João Roberto Kelly (1974)
07. Ser Mulher (Amelia De Verdade) - Leci Brandão (1976)
08. Paisagem - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
09. Abrigo de Vagabundos - Adoniran Barbosa (1974)
10. Morte Do Amor - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
11. Crioulo Sambista - Synval Silva (1973)
12. Calango Do Seo Tiburcio - Os Originais do Samba (1975)
13. Deixa O Carnaval Passar - Jorginho do Império (1975)
14. Orgulho De Bom Sambista - Johnny Alf (1978)
15. Que Nega É Essa - Trio Mocotó (1975)
16. Crítica - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
17. Amor Em Jacuma - Cravo E Canela (1977)
18. Tribo De Carajás (Aruanã Açu) - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
19. Amor Dos Outros - Giovana (1975)
20. Vou Chegando - Riachão (1973)
21. Carnaval Nao Envelhece - Jair Rodrigues (1973)
22. Branco De Paz - Dora Lopes (1974)
23. Tradição (Vai No Bexiga Pra Ver) - Geraldo Filme (1980)
24. Antonico - Ismael Silva (1973)

P.S. There's a name for people who like this series...Brasil Nuts!
This volume was made possible through listener feedback. Thank you Arnaud for your "Vision".
Also, they say 13 is "unlucky". I'd say this one is a "Lucky 13". The chance of 24 of these gems lined up in a row is "Pure Luck".

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Swollen Hands, Swollen Heart

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 11:59 PM 0 comments

Not quite as elaborate as the menagerie, but yet still informative, this is the story of John Gerard who was imprisoned in the Salt Tower of the Tower of London in the 1590s. He had been imprisoned and and tortured and his hands had swollen up to the size of balloons. Withstanding all of those things, he escaped from the Cradle Tower one night, shimmying down a rope across the moat to freedom.

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Menagerie-a-Trois

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 12:39 PM 0 comments
Today I completed what I think will probably be my most ambitious papercut of the set. It's of the Tower of London menagerie that had been in existence since roughly 1201 to about 1835 when they were removed to the London Zoo. Here I do a really rough history of animals that had been in the collection throughout the ages. The size is about 4' x 1.5'.


Can you see:
1. A flutist playing for a lion
2. An artist painting the first elephant that many people had ever seen in Europe
3. A polar bear being taken for a walk by the menagerie keeper so that it can fish in the River Thames
4. People lining up to go into the menagerie, the admission price a cat or dog to feed to the lions
5. A dog that gets thrown in with a lion, but the lion befriends it and it continues to live with the lion
6. An elephant that get fed wine every day
7. A lion that is poked with a hot iron at exactly the right time during Queen Elizabeth I's coronation speech
8. A pipe smoking baboon
9. A monkey that is holding onto a boy's leg that he just tore off
10. An ostrich that ate 80 nails
11. Lions that can tell if you're a virgin or not?

All this and more is found in this papercut. Quite the history!

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Ranulph Flambard

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 2:04 AM 0 comments

So here's the second completed papercut of I've done for the Tower. This one is of Ranulph Flambard. No one names their kid Ranulph anymore, I wonder why. Anyway, he was imprisoned in the tower. One night, his friends hid a rope in a flagon of wine and had it delivered to his chambers. He shared the wine with his guards who grew sufficiently drunk enough for him to escape without their noticing. Ranulph climbed down the tower wall, but the rope wasn't long enough and he had to jump the rest of the way and, luckily enough, landed in a cesspool to break his fall.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 12:01 AM 0 comments

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King Bran

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:42 AM 0 comments

The white parts near the bottom will look better when they are glued down, more continuous, but here's what I'm currently doing. This is a papercut about the legend of King Bran. Here's a bit more about it:
Another Tower raven legend chronicled in the Mabinogion states that upon the death of the giant king Bran the Blessed (bran means raven in Welsh), his head was cut off and buried at the “White Hill” in London, (usually identified as Tower Hill) “with the face turned towards France.” This burial is known in the Welsh Triads as one of the Three Happy Concealments of The Island of the Mighty. As long as Bran’s head stays buried there, Britain will be safe from invasion. It is as if these older legends, folktales, and superstitions fused to form the current Tower of London raven legend. (Fortean Times UK)
I'll post more as I do more!

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Super Tuesday

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 1:29 AM 0 comments
My Threadless.com Submission
Today is the last day for people to vote on my design for Threadless (preferably a $5). Vote for me and then go vote for your favorite presidential candidate!

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I Am Come Hither to Die

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 12:35 PM 0 comments

I'm going to be in England for the month of February. I will more than likely be able to do some papercuts of stories from events that happened at the Tower of London. I have been wanting to try a new format and so I had my dad cut a large board out of oak plywood. Then I painted a light image of the Tower in the background. Then I did a layer of resin. The layer that I did was a clear resin and didn't dry very fast. I think put an image on and poured another layer on. This layer was a different brand and dried faster, but it wasn't clear and it shrunk up the sort of undry layer of resin beneath it. This didn't work so well, but it gave me a clearer idea of what I need to do in the future, which is, plan ahead and don't do anything half-ass. This is a good life philosophy. Anyway, I learned a lot about Ann Boleyn in the process of doing this. I was fully expecting to do a scherenschnitt of her on the chopping block, but instead found that she was executed French style by a swordsman while kneeling.

Here are her final words:
Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.

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