Ye Me Le / Berimbau
‚Ye Mele‘ is a very firm Mr Bongo favourite, and always a contender for end/start of the night track. A true classic., , Opens with a distinctive vocal harmony/chant and claps before dropping into bossa piano, organ and drums, which calms for a moment before reaching the chorus… and then building more into a horn section, that plays until the end. Immense., , Taken from Vinhas‘ now relatively expensive and very excellent ‚O Som Psicodelico‘ LP from 1968., , ‚Berimbau‘. And again – another favourite. Awe inspiring arrangement, of the highest order., , Opens with what is very reminiscent of a Brazilian Western soundtrack, before soaring into vocals, strings and horns. And then THAT end section…! , , Golden Boys were a male vocal group, of brothers. ‚Berimbau‘ is taken from their self-titled 1969 LP.