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  • 1. Maria Fumaça
  • 2. Na Baixa Do Sapateiro
  • 3. Mr. Funky Samba
  • 4. Caminho Da Roça
  • 5. Metalurgica
  • 6. Baiao
  • 7. Casa Forte
  • 8. Leblon Via Lobo
  • 9. Urubu Malandro
  • 10. Junia

Banda Black Rio were formed in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro. They revolutionised ‘black instrumental music’ at the time with their Brazilian re-interpretation of soul, jazz, funk and disco grooves, inspired by the likes of Tim Maia and reminiscent of Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire during their most on-point period of the 1970’s. ‘Maria Fumaca’ is the groups first album, originally released by Atlantic in 1977; a record that bought the group worldwide fame.

‘Maria Fumaca’ is one of the strongest Brazilian samba-disco-funk-soul-fusion albums of all time. Essential!!!

Other Releases by Banda Black Rio

Banda Black RioMaria Fumaça / Mr. Funky SambaMr Bongo
Double A-side from the legendary Brazilian disco-jazz-funk masters Banda Black Rio. Both cuts come from their brilliant ‘Maria Fumaça’ LP; an essential...

Other Releases on Mr. Bongo

GingaThe Soul Of Brazilian FootballMr. Bongo
Documentary about Brazilian football. Following seven young players, the film examines that special quality known as 'Ginga' that Brazilians develop as...
Os BrazoesOs BrazoesMr. Bongo
Rare and highly sought after in its original format, Os Brazoes' self-titled album was originally released on RGE Discos in 1969. It is a psychedelic masterpiece...
Tom ZeTom ZeMr. Bongo
Reissue of early work from Tom Ze - who was hugely influential in the Tropicália movement of 1960s Brazil - this self-titled debut is a wonderful...
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