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Jorge Ben Jor

While many of the performers during the heyday of Tropicalia and the rise of MPB (música popular brasileira) opted for a more radical stance in their challenge to Brazil's political and cultural authorities, artists like Jorge Ben took a more understated approach. Rather than use overly theatrical performance to shock the audience or write songs loaded with political content, Ben became known as one of the country's great musical alchemists, a furiously eclectic songwriter who combined elements of indigenous Brazilian music with a groove from the west coast of Africa. Never a controversial figure in the manner of the tropicalistas like Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Ben became one of the most respected and resilient figures in Brazilian pop.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1940, Ben took up bossa nova guitar playing after hearing João Gilberto but found the style too complex to execute. This led to his developing his own approach to the bossa nova that focused on playing the guitar as one would a bass -- his early recordings are in fact bass-less. His first big hit as a singer/songwriter came at the age of 23 with "Mas, Que Nada." The song's subtle bossa nova groove proved so seductive that it was quickly covered by a number of Brazilian artists, most successfully by Sergio Mendes. During the military dictatorship's cultural crackdown in the late '60s Ben, whose music wasn't scrutinized as rigorously as that of tropicalistas like Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, was able to perform without too much trouble into the early '70s. Still, he felt the long arm of Brazilian censorship when a 1971 performance was stopped in midsong because censors felt as though Ben's backup singers were dancing too suggestively.

It was from the late '60s to mid-'70s that Ben established himself as a songwriting force within Brazil. Over the next ten to 15 years he expanded his reach, with varying success, to Europe and America (he's more popular in Europe than America). In 1989 he released the album Benjor, simultaneously announcing that he was changing his last name to Benjor. During that same time period Ben realized his dream of working with prominent African musicians when he collaborated with Nigeria's King Sunny Ade, and also was represented on an anthology of Brazilian music compiled by former Talking Head David Byrne. Although not as politically radical as many of his contemporaries, Ben proved that in certain contexts and under unusually repressive restraint, music takes on a radical political dimension. ~ John Dougan, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: Salve Simpatia

1. Boiadeiro

2. Ive Brussell (Feat. Caetano Veloso)

3. Adelita

4. Waldomiro Pena

5. Salve Simpatia

6. Menina Crioula

7. Occulatus Abis

8. Cantilenas De Sao Victor

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Track List: Salve Jorge

Disc 1

1. Mas, Que Nada!

2. Tim Dom Dom

3. Balança Pema

4. Vem Morena Vem

5. Chove Chuva

6. É Só Sambar

7. Rosa, Menina Rosa

8. Quero Esquecer Você

9. Uala Ualalá

10. A Tamba

11. Menina Bonita Não Chora

12. Por Causa De Você, Menina

Disc 2

1. Anjo Azul

2. Nena Nanã

3. Vamos Embora "Uáu"

4. Capoeira

5. Gimbo

6. Carnaval Triste

7. A Princesa E O Plebeu

8. A Menina Do Vestido Coral

9. Pula Baú

10. Jeitão De Preto Velho

11. Espero Por Você

12. Não Desanima João

Disc 3

1. Descalço No Parque

2. Onde Anda O Meu Amor

3. Bicho Do Mato

4. Vou De Samba Com Você

5. Samba Legal

6. Oba-Lá-Lá

7. Gabriela

8. Zope Zope

9. Saída Do Porto

10. Dandara Hei

11. Samba Menina

12. Denise Rei (Guerreiro Do Rei)

Disc 4

1. Na Bahia Tem

2. Patapatapata

3. Bom Mesmo E Amar

4. Deixa O Menino Brincar

5. Lalari-Olalá

6. Jorge Well

7. O Homem, Que Matou O Homem, Que Matou O Homem Mau

8. Quase Colorida

9. Maria Conga

10. Acende O Fogo

11. Telefone De Brotinho

12. Agora Ninguém Chora Mais

Disc 5

1. Criola

2. Domingas

3. Cadê Tereza

4. Barbarella

5. País Tropical

6. Take It Easy My Brother Charles

7. Descobri Que Eu Sou Um Anjo

8. Bebete Vãobora

9. Quem Foi Que Roubou A Sopeira De Porcelana Chinesa Que A Vovó Ganhou Da Baronesa

10. Que Pena (Ela Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim)

11. Charles, Anjo 45

Disc 6

1. Oba, Lá Vem Ela

2. Zé Canjica

3. Domenica Domingava Num Domingo Linda Toda De Branco

4. Charles Jr.

5. Pulo, Pulo

6. Apareceu Aparecida

7. O Telefone Tocou Novamente

8. Mulher Brasileira

9. Terezinha

10. Força Bruta

Disc 7

1. Rita Jeep

2. Porque É Proibido Pisar Na Grama

3. Cassius Marcelo Clay

4. Cigana

5. Zula

6. Negro É Lindo

7. Comanche

8. Que Maravilha

9. Maria Domingas

10. Palomaris

Disc 8

1. Morre O Burro, Fica O Homem

2. O Circo Chegou

3. Paz E Arroz

4. Moça

5. Domingo 23

6. Filho Maravilha (Fio Maravilha)

7. Quem Cochicha O Rabo Espicha

8. Caramba! ... Galileu Da Galiléia

9. Que Nega E Essa

10. As Rosas Eram Todas Amarelas

11. Taj Mahal

Disc 9

1. Medley: Por Causa De Você, Menina / Chove Chuva / Mas Que Nada

2. Medley: Agora Ninguem Chora Mais / Charles, Anjo 45 / Caramba!... Galileu Da Galiléia

3. Medley: A Minha Menina / Que Maravilha / Zazueira

4. Medley: Bebete Vãobora / Criola / Cadê Tereza

5. Medley: Pais Tropical / Fio Maravilha / Taj Mahal

6. Medley: Vendedor De Bananas / Cosa Nostra / Bicho Do Mato

7. Medley: Que Nega É Essa / Que Pena (Ela Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim) / Domingas

8. Vinheta

Disc 10

1. Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando Os Alquimistas

2. O Homem Da Gravata Florida

3. Errare Humanum Est

4. Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta

5. Eu Vou Torcer

6. Magnólia

7. Minha Teimosia, Uma Arma Pra Te Conquistar

8. Zumbi

9. Brother

10. O Namorado Da Viúva

11. Hermes Trismegisto E Sua Celeste Tábua De Esmeralda

12. Cinco Minutos (5 Minutos)

Disc 11

1. Zagueiro

2. Assim Falou Santo Tomaz De Aquino

3. Velhos, Flores, Criancinhas E Cachorros

4. Dorothy

5. Cuidado Com O Bulldog

6. Para Ouvir No Rádio

7. O Rei Chegou, Viva O Rei

8. Jorge Da Capadócia

9. Se Segura Malandro

10. Dumingaz

11. Luz Polarizada

12. Jesualda

Disc 12

1. Meu Glorioso São Cristovão

2. Nêga

3. Jurubeba

4. Quem Mandou (Pé Na Estrada)

5. Taj Mahal

6. Morre O Burro, Fica O Homem

7. Essa É Pra Tocar No Rádio

8. Filhos De Gandhi

9. Sarro

Disc 13

1. Ponta De Lanca Africano

2. Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu

3. O Filósofo

4. Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro

5. O Plebeu

6. Taj Mahal

7. Xica Da Silva

8. A História De Jorge

9. Camisa 10 Da Gavea

10. Cavaleiro Do Cavalo Imaculado

11. África Brasil (Zumbi)

Disc 14

1. Mas Que Nada (Com Mais Swing)

2. Hino Do Clube De Regatas Do Flamengo (Hino Do Flamengo)

3. Lá Vem Salgueiro

4. Olha A Beleza Dela (Nova Versão)

5. Aleluia É Nome De Mulher

6. Caramba! ... Galileu Da Galiléia (Versão Inédita)

7. Sai De Mim Mulher (Versão Mais Acelerada)

8. Bahia, Berço Do Brasil

9. Sem Essa Nº 5

10. Dorothy

11. Maria Luiza (Em Castelhano)

12. Silvia Lenheira (Inédita)

13. Cosa Nostra

14. Descalço No Parque (Live From Brazil/1964/Edit)

Disc 15

1. Sai De Mim Mulher (Versão Mais Suave)

2. Você Não É Ave Maria, Mas É Cheia De Graça

3. Jazz Potatoes (Live From Brazil/1973/Edit)

4. Mas Que Nada (Com Mais Swing 2)

5. Os Mentes Claras (Inédita)

6. Olha A Beleza Dela ((Olha O Balaio Dela))

7. Quase Colorida

8. Salve América (Inédita)

9. Tô Com Deus, Tô Com Amor

10. Jesualda (Nova Versão)

11. A Lua É Minha

12. Camisa 12

13. Bicho Do Mato (Live From Brazil/1964/Edit)

14. Mano Caetano

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Track List: Jorge Ben Jor - iCollection

1. Engenho de dentro

2. W/ Brasil (Chama o síndico)

3. País Tropical / Spiro Giro

4. Eu Sou Cruel

5. Filho Maravilha (Fio Maravilha)

6. Alcohol

7. Cowboy Jorge

8. A Banda do Zé Pretinho (Radio Version)

9. Pega Ela de Montão

10. Spirogyra Story

11. Taj Mahal

12. Princesa

13. Goleiro (Eu Vou Lhe Avisar)

15. Mama Africa

16. Moça Bonita

17. Pisada de Elefante

18. Cabelo

19. Norma Jean

20. Bumbo da Mangueira

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Track List: Umbabarauma

1. Umbabarauma (2010)

2. Umbabarauma (2010) (Radio Edit)

3. Umbabarauma (2010) (Instrumental)

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Track List: Ben Jor

1. Pisada De Elefante

2. W Brasil (Club Dance Version)

5. Filho Maravilha (Club Dance Version)

7. Spirogyra Story (Club Dance Version)

8. Alcohol

9. Engenho De Dentro (Club Dance Version)

10. Taj Mahal (Club Dance Version)

13. Pisada De Elefante (Club Dance Version)

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Track List: Reactivus Amor Est

1. Mexe Mexe

2. Gabriel, Rafael, Miguel

3. O Rei E Rosa Cruz

4. Sao E Salvo

5. Ze Blueman

6. Historia Do Homem

7. Janaina Argentina

8. Eu Bem Que Lhe Avisei

9. Tupinambas

10. O Nome Do Rei E Pele

11. Desligado

12. Hoje E Dia De Festa

13. Maria Helena E Chiquinho

14. Funk Astrid

15. Turba Philosophorum

16. C 589

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Track List: Benjor (Remasterizado)

1. Pega Ela de Montão

2. Miss X

3. Homem do Espaço

4. Um Avião Me Informou

5. Norma Jean

6. Homem de Negocios

7. Cowboy Jorge

8. Mama África

9. Cabelo

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Track List: E-Collection

1. W / Brasil (Chama o Síndico)

2. Engenho de dentro

3. Dzarm (Horn Dub)

4. Alcohol

5. Dzarm (7 Remix)

7. Pega Ela de Montão

8. Mama África

9. Norma Jean

10. Salve simpatia / A banda do Zé Pretinho

11. Que Maravilha

13. Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando os Alquimistas

14. Filho Maravilha (Fio Maravilha)

15. Mas Que Nada

16. Por Causa de Você Menina

17. Roberto Corta Essa

18. Eu Quero Ver a Rainha

19. Homem de Negocios

20. Cabelo

21. A Banda do Zé Pretinho (Radio Version)

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Track List: Mestres da MPB 2

1. Mama África

2. Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando os Alquimistas

3. Engenho de dentro

4. Costa Do Marfim

5. Homem do Espaço

6. Cowboy Jorge

7. Ive Brussel

8. Cabelo

9. Oba Lá Vem Ela / Amante Amado / Pelos Verdes Mares / Nena Naná

10. Princesa

11. Minha Teimosia, Uma Arma Pra Te Conquistar / O Namorado Da Viúva

13. Oé Oeé Faz O Carro De Boi Na Estrada

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Track List: Africa Brasil

1. Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)

2. Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu

3. O Filosofo

4. Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro

5. O Plebeu

6. Taj Mahal

7. Xica Da Silva

8. A Historia De Jorge

9. Camisa 10 Da Gavea

10. Cavaleiro Do Cavalo Imaculado

11. Africa Brasil (Zumbi)

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Track List: A Banda Do Ze Pretinho

1. A Banda Do Ze Pretinho

2. Troca Troca

3. Bom Dia, Boa Tarde, Boa Noite

4. Cade O Penalty

5. Minha Estrela E Do Oriente

6. Era Uma Vez 13 Pontos

7. Menino Jesus De Praga

8. Amante Amado

9. Berenice

10. Denize Rei

11. Viva Sao Pedro

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Track List: Bem-Vinda Amizade

1. O Dia Que O Sol Declarou O Seu Amor Pela Terra

2. Santa Clara Clareou

3. Oe Oe (Faz O Carro De Boi Na Estrada)

4. Era Uma Vez Um Aposentado Marinheiro

5. Lorraine

6. Curumim Chama Cunhata Que Vou Contar

7. Katarina, Katarina

8. Ela Mora Em Mato Grosso Fronteira Com O Paraguai

9. Para Que Digladiar

10. Luiz Wagner Guitarreiro

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Track List: Dadiva

1. Eu Quero Ver A Rainha (Feat. Tim Maia)

2. Conquero

3. Dadiva Da Da

4. Pout-Pourri: Taj Mahal / Filho Maravilha (Fio Maravilha) / Pais Tropical

5. A Loba Comeu O Canario

6. Ana Tropicana

7. Energia Bom Bom

8. Rio Babilonia

9. No Reino Encantado Do Amor

10. Waimea 55.000

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Me enamora !!
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Eu amo minha terra
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Iloveyou
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Hermosas canciones
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Everything this guy makes is gold.
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sacredfun6
pais tropical... por deus... carnaval
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Soulfly did a brilliant cover of this song
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sacredfun6
It's the wonder of Pandora, to be able to discover Jorge Ben Jor, at last...
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Did Jorge record the song Dia do Indio ?
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I started listening to Jorge Ben Jor right after I came from a trip to Havana in 96 and have been loving him ever since!
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I've been listening to a lot of brazilian music lately and mas que nada by jorge ben really moves my soul. look forward to hearing more of him
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a music that sounds new and fresh to me dont hardly know any of the artists im ok with that good music for percussion and drummers
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badass almost as good as tom ze
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Deserves more attention.
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This is sweet and new to me
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I feel like I am back on the sunny beach drinking VERY good rum and basking in the sunshine...

Yummy Music!
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Very soothing AND funky. How that happen? Fun stuff.
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andrew-carey
es lo que hay
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ayanna1456
eu amo Jorge!!! sua música é interessante .
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blazesyka
é muito legal!

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