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Luli Luchinha E O Bando

Flor Lilas

Mr Bongo

Released: 16th April 2021

7"£13.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched tomorrow.


As long-time fans of this sublime four-track compacto 7” by the illustrious
Brazilian duo Luli Lucinha e O Bando, we have floated the idea of re-issuing
this beauty for several years now. So finally, the time feels right to release
this beloved gem back into the world.

Originally issued on Som Livre Records in Brazil in 1972, this rarity has long
been lost to only but the most hardened Brazilian record collectors and those
lucky few who own an original copy.
The four genre-defying compositions blend elements of psychedelic rock, MPB
and folk, and are glued together by the synergy of Luli and Lucinha’s vocals and
the outstanding arrangements by Z Rodrix. Whether it be the lost Brazilianpsych
anthem of ‘Flor Lil s’, or the tripped out folk-funk of ‘Dourado Da Manh ‘,
the EP oozes magic and brilliance. The record also features the Brazilian percussionist,
Alyrio Lima, who later became a member of the iconic Weather Report.
Luli (Heloisa Orosco Borges da Fonseca) and Lucinha’s (Lucia Helena Carvalho e
Silva) records have become extremely sought-after in recent years. Their inclusion
on John G mez’s superb 2017 ‘Outro Tempo’ compilation helped spread
the gospel about their beautiful folky, MPB, private press albums from the late
‘70s and ‘80s.
Prior to their musical partnership back in 1965, Luli released a heavenly Bossa
Nova 7” nugget entailed ‘Baleiro’ and a self-titled solo album on Philips Records,
which are now also highly-prized by collectors. Here at Mr Bongo we
feel Luli and Lucinha’s names should be more widely recognised and break out
of their cult artist status.
They should be rated up there amongst some of the progressive, left-field
greats of Brazilian music of their era. Sadly Luli passed away in 2018, but left
behind an inspiring musical legacy for us all to savour.

Tracks: Flor Lil s / O Rato Roeu / Floresta Encantada / Dourado Da Manh