Pub Jukebox Record No.0596 : Edu Lobo & Maria Bethânia : "Borandá" 
This will enliven the customers during an afternoon downtime session on a Sunday afternoon. When I learned that this album had been re-mastered and issued again on CD I got awfully excited. I presented this to myself as a Christmas present. After playing it twice I was reduced to tears, such is its beauty. On this recording Eduardo Lobo teamed up with Maria Bethânia to produce one of the great Bossa Nova albums of the 1960's. Sister of another Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia probably never bettered this performance. The album opens with a lovely version of the self-penned "Upa, Neguinho," though the more famous version is that with Gianfrancesco Guarnieri and the real cooking take was that by Quarteto Novo. Another album highlight - and the one going into the jukebox - is Maria's stunning performance on "Borandá."