Lost Sambista

A Brazil never seen.

The Club of the Corner (Clube da Esquina)

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This is a rare picture featuring Wagner Tiso, Noveli, Beto Guedes, Lo Borges, Marcio Borges, Fernando Brandt and Milton Nascimento (Toninho Horta is absent)

All of these guys were a constant presence on Brazilian record players in the seventies as song writers, as musicians, and as singers and formed this influential club from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state.

Their music had a thread of simplicity, beauty and experimentation tying them together. They were anti-stars and were very quiet and down to earth in their private lives, the kind of guys you’d like to be friends with.

Milton Nascimento (the black guy with a cap picture right) tied the “club” together with his unique voice that became world famous and admired by artist from Bjork to Paul Simon.

They had a strong Beatles influence as well as Bossa Nova and anything else they heard.

Highly recommended listening. Picture from http://euamompb.blogspot.co.uk/

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One thought on “The Club of the Corner (Clube da Esquina)

  1. Oh I Love Milton! I don’t think many Americans have been introduced to him, and for me, he is one of the more unique and special voices… so sweet! Sweetness that comes from the Heart! But it’s not only his voice…. his topics, his words convey so much of concerns for Brasil, for people everywhere. Thank you!

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