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been a rough few weeks with Manu Dibango, Bill Withers and now Moraes Moreira leaving us. I'm not too keen on his 80s solo stuff, but pretty much every Novos Baianos record is great and that first solo LP of his is just as good. I put it on the other day and it was bittersweet to listen to such a sunny and happy record.
on the Ghibli tip, what do you guys recommend for a four year old? My daughter loved Totoro, and I've been putting on random Ghibli films that show up on Netflix, but she wasn't that into The Moving Castle or The Secret World of Arriety. I think she'll enjoy Princess Mononoke, but I don't know what else is more on the cute animals side of things.another animated film she did enjoy a lot was this one:
ketan said:^^ i've got some of his records, and soul makossa was one of my first "finds" when i was a teenaguh, but i haven't gone down a manu dibango youtube hole - thanks, i'm sure there's lots of great stuff there.
the album he recorded with Sly & Robbie is my jam, even the mandatory version of Soul Makossa is good: