Ximo & Judy – Via Brasil
I quite often go to flea markets, in the summer even as often as once a week. Nevertheless I never seem to find any good records on flea markets. Don’t ask me why. This record is a exception to this rule though. It was released on the tiny German Rillenschlange label in 1982. I heard that only 500 copies of the album were ever pressed. While I was skeptical at first due to the late release date I was more then happy when i first listened to the album. Ximo & Judy are two Brazilians who moved to Germany a couple of years before they recorded this brilliant Bossa Jazz album. Half of the songs are covers of classic Brazilian tunes while the other tracks are composed by Ximo. Every track on the album is a winner. Check out the lovely “Samba de Orfeu”, “Vou Vencer” & “E Tao Normal”.