Waldir Calmon - Airport Love Theme

One of the great joys I derive from hip-hop music is the comparison of a sample and the song in which that sample originated. For whatever reason (I am no expert) hip-hop breaks have become increasingly obscure throughout the years, moving away from the disco and funk cuts of the '80s to more recent samples of the most unusual, esoteric records. Crate-digging has gained huge traction as a hobby, while the internet has given way to 'digital crate-digging'. One example is wonderful Vinyl Archéologie community on Facebook, of which I am a member (although merely an observer). This blog is another example: I often trudge through internet archives, lists, videos and so on to find the stuff I post on here. Anyway this song by Waldir Calmon - Brazilian pianist and composer - was sampled by Madvillain on the track 'Curls'. It is a kinda easy-listening fusion on bossa-nova (or post-bossa nova) and funk. I'm really fond of how it juxtaposes the coldness of airports (and lounge music) with the emotion of a love song; it is, after all, the 'Airport Love Theme'.

Label: Copacabana
Year: 1970
Genre: MPB, Funk, Easy-Listening, Bossa-Nova

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