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    Jorge Ben Jor

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

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    Fio Maravilha lyrics
    2Uála Uálal lyrics
    3Taj Mahal lyrics
    Taj Mahal feat. Jorge Ben Jor
    4É Só Sambar lyrics
    5Ive Brussel (Com Caetano Veloso) lyrics
    6Vem Morena lyrics
    Quem Mandou (Pé Na Estrada) lyrics
    Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben Jor
    8Ive Brussel lyrics
    Jorge Ben Jor feat. Caetano Veloso
    9Essa É Pra Tocar No Rádio lyrics
    Jorge Ben Jor feat. Gilberto Gil
    10Que Pena lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Serie Sem Limite [2001]
    2Puro Suingue [2001]
    3Grandes Sucessos [2000]
    4Ben É Samba Bom [2000]
    5Samba Esquema Novo [2000]
    6Musica: O Melhor Da Musica De
    Gil e Jorge [1976]
    Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben Jor
    8Sacudin Bem Samba [2000]
    9A Tábua De Esmeralda [1997]
    10Ben [1972]


    Jorge Ben (now known as Jorge Ben Jor) represented the Rio wing of Brazil's Tropicalia movement. Born to an African mother, Ben embraced African and African-American music - especially funk and soul - far more successfully than other Tropicalia stars. This, along with the insistent presence of his melodic guitar lines, make his music readily accessible to U.S. listeners. In the early 1960s, Ben recorded as a samba artist, gaining international reknown as a songwriter when Sérgio Mendes covered his song, "Mas Que Nada." Later, along with contemporaries such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Gal Costa, he pioneered the revolutionary "Tropicalia" movement, which blended American blues, rock and roll and pop kitsch into the already potent musical stew of Brazilian pop. Later still, Ben became known as the driving force behind Brazil's homegrown funk/soul scene, and was an inspiration for the Black Rio soul scene. Ben's intimate, playful vocals and alluring acoustic guitar give him a unique, seductive sound. Like many other Brazilian MPB artists, his best recordings were made before the late 1970s, although his later commercial pop-rock recordings have more integrity than similar efforts by contemporaries such as Gilberto Gil.

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