Brazil 45, number 44:
A. Jorge Ben - Xica da Silva / AA. Myriam Makeba - Xica da Silva
’Xica Da Silva’ is one of Ben’s most well-known and well-loved cuts, taken from the legendary LP ‘Africa Brazil’, that everyone needs to own.
Mariam Makeba’s version is a firm favourite of Ville Marttila, member of our Mr Bongo Soundsystem. We’ve been hammering ever it since he played it to us back at the start of 2015. Low, slow, hynoptic drums and guitar let Myriam’s vocal shine through. A real grower. Previously unreleased on 7”.