Album: Marcos Valle, Previsao do Tempo (Light in the Attic)

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As a teenage Rio surfer, Valle wrote "Summer Samba (So Nice)", a huge bossa hit. Now, retro-specialist label Light in the Attic has pointed its torch at his neglected early 1970s LPs, when coded lyrics protesting the military dictatorship were partnered by musical excursions into funk, psychedelia and prog.

All four re-releases are good, but Previsao…, from 1973, is probably the funkiest, with Valle backed by either Azimuth or O Terco (with a young Vinicius Cantuaria on drums).