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ARTIST
TITLE
Banda União Black
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 070CD VAMPI 070CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2006 release. After 25 years, Banda União Black re-launches their career with a full album of songs on Vampisoul Records. This album was recorded in Brazil and features a style that remains close to their original heavy funk sound with a strong tropical flavour. The album has been produced by Daniel Collas, whose last project was the acclaimed Call My Name LP from Joe Bataan, and Sean Marquand, one half of the long running DJ team Brazilian Beat Brooklyn. União Black was one of the principle bands of the Black Rio Movement in Brazil in the 1970s. Truly a supergroup, they stormed stages and even stadiums in the late '70s. They were 13 members strong with a style that evoked James Brown, Ohio Players and Mandrill, but with lyrics in Portuguese and a sound that was unmistakably Brazilian. They have also been featured on Strut Records' Black Rio compilation, and their original 1977 Polydor album is a highly sought-after (and expensive) collector's item.