Xango’s Birthday Jazz Guestmix

To say that things have been busy since my son was born is an understatement.  While every waking (and not so waking) minute has been consumed by diapers, bottles, burping, teething, rocking, and peek-a-booing, things have naturally been quiet on the music front: no gigs, no mixes, and rarely a moment to even sit back and listen to a few records. What better time than now to kick off the Birthday Jazz guest mix series?  It’s my pleasure to present the first, done by one of Holland’s finest tropical/Brazilian music DJs.

Like the other Birthday Jazz mixes, this mix can be downloaded from the Birthday Jazz Facebook page. When you “like” the page a free download area will open up, allowing you to download all three mixes.

I’ve asked a few other friends with who responded with enthusiasm to the Birthday Jazz project, so stay tuned for other contributions from around the globe.  If you’ve got children and you’d like to play some jazzy music for them, please get in touch!


Renato Teixeira – Meu Chorinho Virou Pranto (Philips 7″, 1968)
Ivan Lins – Quero De Volta O Meu Pandeiro (Philips 7″, 1973)*
Célia – Azucri (Continental 7″, 1974)
Noel Carlos – Você É Quase Igual A Jane Fonda (Copacabana 7″, 1970)
Abílio Manoel – Pena Verde (Odeon 7″, 1969)*
Os Carbonos – Ela É Minha Menina (AMC, 1969)
Anilza Leoni – Festa Do Balamba (Copacabana 7″, 1965)
Cizinha – Prá Fazer Um Samba (Rozenblit 7″, 1968)
Os Devaneios – Embalo Diferente (EMI, 1978)
Giovana – Tataruê (RCA Victor, 1975)
T.B. Samba – Eu E O Play-Boy (Som, 1974)
Quinteto Teorema – Mafuá (RCA Victor 7″, 1971)
João Só – Ligacão (Continental 7″, 1974)
Carlos Pedro – Fitilhos Amarelos (CBS 7″, 1976)
Cezar De Mercês – Grande/Pequeno (Epic, 1979)
San Rodrigues – Fofa (Recarey 7″, 1984)
Cidinho E O Som Tropical – Samba, Carinho E Amor (Polydor, 1980)
Tobias – Coisa Sentimental (Capitol 7″, 1978)
Chico Batera E Don Beto – La Rumba (Som Livre, 1979)
João Luiz – Sambaré (RCA Victor 7″, 1974)