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Thanks to LP cover lover, Rob Keith, who we met at the WFMU Record Fair. A collector of music from the North of Brazil, Rob sent us this nice one with this note: Zezinho is a forró accordion player from the northeast of Brazil. His group was called “The Rat Pack of Forró.” Song titles include “Sweaty Women” and “Beautiful Balloons.” Forró is well known for double entendre wordplay, so the songs are probably what you would assume they are about… or not, depending on which way you decide to interpret them. The album is surprisingly good and well produced, recorded on 16 tracks in Rio.
Here’s something really cool from LP cover lover, Anthony Hulme: Hi Matthew, This is reportedly the earliest recording by the late Joe Cocker. Joe came from Sheffield, England and Sheffield University produced this EP of local bands in 1967 during University Rag Week in order to raise funds for local charities. The tracks on the EP were recorded at ‘The Mojo’ a Sheffield nightclub founded by Pete Stringfellow. (He of ‘Stringfellows’, London fame). The rest is history.