Top 10 vinyls for July: João Gilberto's legendary bossa-nova at Thelonious Monk's forgotten concert

Each month, "L'Obs" offers you a selection of the most beautiful nuggets pressed on a microgroove.New products, of course, but also new ones, forgotten reissues, rarities, maxis, 45 rpm.cream.The proof by ten.

Win a Limited Edition Vinyl of "1931 - 2019 The Essential Works" in partnership with Diggers Factory, by trying your luck below:

# 1.João Gilberto, the eternal bossa-nova

João Gilberto is a distinguished instrumentalist.As a child he listens out the window overlooking the main street of Juazeiro, in the north of the state of Bahia.His neighbor plays music through a loudspeaker, and João Gilberto cultivates himself., on the fly.At the age of 14, his grandfather gave him his first guitar.Autodidact and perfectionist, he was far from suspecting that he would invent the bossa nova musical movement a few years later.

"1931 - 2019 The Essential Works" offers a dive into this "little samba made of a single note", as the Brazilian modestly liked to describe his melodies."Chega de Saudade", at the opening of this double album, considered as the first Bossa-nova 33 laps of history, sets the tone.A slow rhythm, imbued with sadness, hope and novelty that we also find on the tracks "Bim Bom", "O nosso amor" or "Saudade" fez um samba.”The basics of the master by Diggers Factory.

João Gilberto, “1931 - 2019 The Essential Works” (Diggers Factory)

# 2.Aretha Franklin, the “warholized” album

"Aretha" is the 31st studio album of the American singer.With her cover signed by Andy Warhol, which will be the last work of the genius before his death at the beginning of 1987, this musical chapter knew how to stand out in the memories and the long career Aretha Franklin.Her duet with George Michael on "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" allows her to reach for the last time in her career the top of the Bilboard Hot 100.Something that has not happened since " Respect ”, in 1967.

Posted Date: 2020-07-21

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