Various Artists – Psychedelic Pernambuco Vol.1

I have a real soft spot for music that came out in the Psychedelic Years of 1966-1969, and when I first getting into ‘it’, I only thought that this sort of music was produced in the UK and USA. A little digging though on the surface, it wasn’t hard to discover that the rest of the world wasn’t that far behind. I covered this topic in Episode 80 and 81 of the my podcast under the title of ‘Mundo Psych’. Those shows only scratched the service of what there was, and so this month I present Volume 1 in a more comprehensive look at this genre from around the world. 

Some of these songs could be argued to be bordering on Progressive Rock, but this works well as a compilation and a genre label is pretty loose anyway. 

Disc 1

  1. Same – McCully Workshop Inc.
  2. I Wonder Who – Aguaturbia
  3. Hang Out – The Kaleidoscope (Mexico)
  4. Hop Dedik – Erol Buyukburc
  5. Dark Thoughts – New Dawn
  6. People – Ladies W.C.
  7. Turkuz Turku Cagiririz (Sur Efem Atini) – Mahzar Ve Faut
  8. Quero Companheira – Rubinho E Mauro Assumpção
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Ros Sereysothea
  10. A Madman’s Cry – Otis Waygood
  11. Lenon Blues – Three Souls In My Mind
  12. Run & Hide – Speed, Glue & Shinki
  13. Yesterday – Lightyears Away – Astral Navigation
  14. Magic Colours – Teddy Robin & The Playboys
  15. En Medio De La Lluvia – La Revolución De Emiliano Zapata
  16. Glória Ao Rei Nos Confins Do Além – Os Mutantes
  17. Así Serás – Congreso
  18. Spring – Kim Jung Mi
  19. The Evening Sun – Shin Jung-Hyeon & There Men
  20. Foto De Primera Comunión – Los Jaivas

Disc 2

  1. Toward The Sunlight – Kim Jung Mi
  2. Hermano Perro – Almendra
  3. Sniffin’ & Snortin’ Part 2 (Vitamin C) – Speed, Glue & Shinki
  4. Inferno No Mundo – Bango
  5. Sen Varson – Bulent Ortacgil & Benimle Oynar Misin
  6. Walderez Walderea – Flavio Kurt
  7. Inento N°.2 – Antorcha
  8. Tatli Dillum – Cem Karaca & Kardaslar Apaslar
  9. E.V.O.L. – Aguaturbia
  10. Planetario – Geraldo Azevedo
  11. Parque Industrial – Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes & Caetano Veloso
  12. Cuando Era Nio – Los Ovnis
  13. Vous – Michel Pagliaro
  14. Une Petite Fille – Empreintes
  15. No Mundo Da Lua – Rubinho E Mauro Assumpçao
  16. Valley Of Sadness – The Third Eye
  17. Los Pajaros – Kissing Spell
  18. Beautiful Rivers & Mountains – Shin Joong Hyun & The Men
  19. Michael Of Hair – Tokedashita Garasu Baku
  20. Towards The Sunlight (Reprise) – Kim Jung Mi

Some of these songs have had a bit of an edit in places. A intro taken off here, and outro edited down there. The biggest edit is to Kim Jung Mi’s song ‘Towards The Sunlight’. I took the coda from the song and used is as the last song on Disc 2. It sounded better there than as the end of the opening song.

The title for this compilation comes from a CD released back in 2011 of the same name. It was a Various Artists disc looking at the music scene in Pernambuco, and area in northeast Brazil that had its own thriving music scene outside of the hubs of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The cover is also adapted from that compilation as well. 

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