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.

5 comments:

Dom said...

Hi, I call Carmelo Maia, son of the singer Tim Maia.Eelation to the group The Ideals, you has some registro?help please.
It sends email for carmelomaia@gmail.com

Dom said...

Hi, I call Carmelo Maia, son of the singer Tim Maia.Relation to the group The Ideals, you has some registro?help please.
It sends email for carmelomaia@gmail.com

edu said...

i have this album framed in y living room

edu said...

i have this album framed in y living room

the ambassador said...

Welcome Edu! This album is probably my favorite of all of Tim's albums. I can't wait to read Nelson Motta's book. A friend will be bringing me a copy back from Brazil soon. um abraco, allen