Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Earth, Wind & Fire video rarities over at SS videos . . .

Click here to see some rare videos from the 1975 film "That's the Way of the World."








Here's an extra special bonus Earth, Wind & Fire track for you all, the (re-edit) of "Brazilian Rhyme" from their 1977 album "All 'n All." The song is an interesting one. It's a cover of a Milton Nascimento song (I still can't seem to find which song it is a cover of, but I'm certain I have the Milton album from which it's from). It's more of a variation on a theme than a cover I suspect, taking Milton's delightful vocalese style and bolstering it with the fantastic EWF rhythm section and vocal harmonies. On top of that you have Eumir Deodato producing it and this is the guy who is credited with "discovering" Milton Nascimento more than 10 years prior! The re-edit is sooo necessary, because the original track comes as two separate interludes, one is 1:20 and the other is only :50 long, so splicing and looping is the only way to go. This is from the Bozo-Meko 12" pressing that you can probably find at Turntable Lab.

Earth, Wind & Fire - Brazilian Rhyme (re-edit)

4 comments:

morgan said...

I had a copy of a tape you made with this song on it like four times... it kept fading in and out. A more "ambassador" track there never was... btw, do you have the OST to sweet sweetback's badasss song? (the melvin van peebles flick) I know EWF didn't actually write the music but still have always wanted to hear it. I passed up a repro of it a few years back and regretted it sorely.... nice to have you back posting!

the ambassador said...

yeah I have a rip of SSBS. it's far from my favorite EWF joint, but there are a couple nice songs on there. Perhaps I'll post them.

Carlos said...

Hey Ambassador, what's good? I always check out your page, thanks for the gems. But anyway, the "Brazilian Rhyme" you're thinking of is not this one, but the one that plays right before "Be Ever Wonderful." It's a cover of the song, "Ponta de Areia" by Milton Nascimento. You're not the first one to be plagued by this lol.

Carlos said...

Hey, Ambassador! It's Carlos again. I've done some more research on this and apparently Eumir Deodato said "Brazilian Rhyme" is based on the melody of "Beijo Partido" by Toninho Horta. It was mistakenly credited to Milton Nascimento, which is understandable since I think he recorded it before Toninho, and plus because of the "Ponta De Areia" interlude.