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A Tábua de Esmeralda

Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
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Based on 502 ratings
1974 Ratings: #2
Liked by 109 people
January 1, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Philips / Label
MPB, Samba / Genre
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This album is just gorgeous track to beautiful track to amazing track and so on. Jorge Ben has a voice that is so soft and smooth. It Pairs so well with the acoustic sounds and the harmonies. This album is just a landmark in world music.

Tracks ranked:
1.All of them


Jorge Ben Jor released A Tabua De Esmeralda in 1974, yet it is still full of life and filled with a majestic quality that has not aged a day since its release.

The production is fantastic with the instrumentation and embellishments utilized throughout each track being used to their full potential.

The vocal mixing is amazing as it adds so much to the sweet and peaceful environment of the record. It’s a record that is sweet and serene with its amazing sense of humanity and vocal ... read more


One of the best Brazilian albums I've ever heard. Acoustic guitar alongside with catchy percussions drive latin american rhythms, in particular samba, a wonderful backing for the appropriate tunes and vocals on every single song, great job.


I really love the general vibes
but some songs kinda turn me off


a música infinita


Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando Os Alquimistas - 100
O Homem Da Gravata Florida - 95
Errare Humanum Est - 95
Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta - 100
Eu Vou Torcer - 100
Magnólia - 100
Minha Teimosia, Uma Arma Pra Te Conquistar - 94
Zumbi - 100
Brother - 96
O Namorado Da Viúva - 90
Hermes Trismegisto E Sua Celeste Tábua De Esmeralda - 100
Cinco Minutos (5 Minutos) - 94

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Added on: November 20, 2014