Wednesday, November 28, 2012


We can't stop listening to Luaka Bop's new compilation of tunes from legendary Brazilian musician TIM MAIA, a controversial figure whose reputation for excess is almost as famous as his transcendent take on American soul and funk music. He was deported from the USA for marijuana possession in 1963, joined a UFO-obsessed religious cult at the height of his fame, and ballooned to over 300 pounds thanks to his appetite for booze, drugs, and food. Unfortunately, he collapsed on stage in 1998, leading to his untimely death at the age of 55.

The compilation's title, "Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia," perfectly captures the meditative yet celebratory philosophy behind Maia's tracks. You can stream the entire compilation HERE.

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