Thursday, November 08, 2007
Soul Spectrum visits the Soul Detective
Sherlock Holmes: I've heard of a long lost 45 rpm single recorded by the Brazilian Soul Brother, Tim Maia, that he recorded in the U.S. as a member of the vocal group "The Ideals" before he got deported back to Brazil for marijuana possession. Watson, any idea where I can find this mysterious record or learn more about it?
Watson: How about asking over at Soul Detective . . .
I chanced upon Red's blog when looking up a great old-school southern soul singer by the name of Roscoe Robinson. He played a dynamite show at South Paw in Park Slope, Brooklyn over the summer and his name came up in the liner notes to the Sam Cooke SAR Records box-set . . . but I digress. I found Red's other site, the Soul Detective and thought where better to ask this lingering question I had about the earliest known Tim Maia release. If you don't know who Tim Maia is, best to watch the video on the link above.
Here is the later version of the song "New Love" from Tim Maia's 4th solo album, released in Brazil in 1973
Download: New Love
If readers here know anything about the mysterious "New Love" 45rpm by "The Ideals" please drop a note over at the Soul Detective site.