Arthur Verocai, Arthur Verocai (1972)
Arthur Verocai released this album in 1972 – it tanked. Then some of its grooves were looped and sampled in hip-hop tunes and it built up some interest as a crate-diggers’ gem. I’ have this for a while – on CD – it was reissued in the early 2000s. A great album, one of very few that I always want to hear. Like similar albums from the era that seemed to disappear largely at the time only to be rediscovered with time – Nick Drake’s Pink Moon, Rodriguez’s Cold Fact and Gene Clark’s No Other – I’m almost baffled as to why this was deemed a flop. It’s outrageously good. And so I’ve been eyeing the vinyl for a while. Made my move the other day; purchased. And I’m loving it still. A record I look forward to introducing plenty of people to. It’s a beautiful thing I tell ya.
Sample Track: Na Boca do Sol
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