Palo Congo

Sabu - Palo Congo
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Based on 27 ratings
April 27, 1957 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blue Note / Label
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1001 Albums to Listen to Before You Die: Album #11

I think it's important to note in this review that I'm of Portugese background. Not only that, but many of my neighbours and family friends are Portuguese, Brazilian or Cuban, so this specific style of music is very familiar to me and I have a special cultural connection to it. This is one of the more obscure albums in the book and those who listen to it seem to be turned off my the grainy production and somewhat screechy vocals, but I was ... read more


I just did not really like this one.... The guitars sound ugly, the vocals are like nails on chalkboard sometimes, the mixing is raw and almost grainy in a bad way. Sure I'm glad I listened to it, and there were several moments I really enjoyed, but overall I just eeeeh no thanks.


Dançante, hipnótico e genuíno. Vários momentos de quase indução de estados de transe e volta a tradições como as interações de "chamada e resposta".

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Added on: November 14, 2016