Here's three unrelated instrumentals, one each by Watel Branco (that's him above), Rafael Somavilla, and Hugo Montenegro. You might recognize Montenegro by name. He did all sorts of instrumental stuff. His album of Ennio Morricone spaghetti western covers probably outsold Morricone's LPs in the US. Sanitized, well done covers without all of Morricone's weird quirks. It was his version of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" that made it on the charts. The one below, though, is early, from 1960, a version of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" that's almost all drums and brass, heavy on the bongos. You can totally imagine it as a soundtrack to something, maybe a chase scene. Likewise with Rafael Somavilla's "En Casa de Pobre", but a totally different movie this one. Some foreign art flick. Nice little flute and buried wah-wah in that one. As good as both of those are, "Zorra", by Watel Branco is the happening song of the night. It's like a one of Isaac Hayes's long drawn out jams crammed into two and a half minutes.
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Hugo Montenegro - In the Hall of the Mountain King mp3 at The Basement Rug
Rafael Somavilla - En Casa de Pobre mp3 at The Melting Pot
Watel Branco - Zorra mp3 at The Melting Pot