The Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

It was cold outside – almost a foot of snow on the ground and a good bit of traffic chaos as a result. I carried a pile of records (including a whole bunch I’d picked up on my trip to Brazil last week) to the Hare and Hounds, and played a set of Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Salsa and other tropical, Latin flavours.

Went down pretty well – there was even dancing, which I imagine is unusual for a group of people sitting down to eat a Christmas roast meal – and I had a good time. Of course, one of the problems with the Bossa Nova is that most of the tunes are only about 2 minutes long, so there was a lot of changing records going on.. but I still managed to fit in a meatball starter, a turkey roast, and bread pudding in between tracks.

If it’s of any use to you… here’s a list of what I played.

Sunday Roast playlist:
Sunday roast at Hare & Hounds

Ela É Carioca – Quarteto Jobim-Morelembaum
Conto Até Dez – Luiz Ayrão
Celso Fonseca – Ledusha Com Diamantes
Garoto de Ipanema – Sergio Mendes e Bossa Rio
É Preciso Dar – Jorginho do Império
Coisa No. 8 (Navegação) – Moacir Santos
Desafinado – Gal Costa
Vocé Não Passa de Uma Muhler – Martinho da Vila
Aquarela Do Brasil – Itamara Koorax (com Eumir Deodato)
Chega de Saudade – Tom Jobim
Tim Dom Dom – Jorge Ben
Chora Tua Tristeza – Agostinho dos Santos
Pois É – Nara Leão
Triste – Elis Regina
Canção Que Morre No Ar – Sylvia Telles (com Alvin Jackson)
Milagre – Dorival Caymmi
Acabou Chorare – Novos Baianos
De Palavra em Palavra – MPB4
Astronaura – Cyro Monteiro
No Taboleiro Da Baiana – Ary Barroso
E Nada Mais – Os Gatos
Retiros Espirituais – Gilberto Gil
Tristeza de Nós Dois – Emílio Santiago
Disse Alguém – João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil
Esse Seu Olhar – Sylvia Telles & Lucio Alves
Por Causa de Vocé – Dolores Duran
Domingo Azul – Billy Blanco
A Lobo Da Madrugada – Luiz Ayrão
Vou Te Contar – Os Cariocas
Trés Caravelas – Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil
Jangal – Dom Um
Dearly Beloved – Cal Tjader
Caminãozinho – Silvia Negrão
Baby – Gal Costa
Cântico XI – Thelmo Lins e Wagner Cosse
Mama Inez – Grant Green
Panorâmica 808 – Leopldina
Manha de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfa
Passional – Vander Lee
Cascade of the Seven Waterfalls – Azymuth
A Outra Beleza – Patrícia Ahmaral
Sabor Navideño – Afrosound
Santuário / Ponto de Preta Velha – Mestre Jonas
La Negra Candelosa – Policarpo Calle y los Tremendos
Anando de Banda – Martinho da Vila
Fefita – Estrellas de Areito
Preta Pretinha – Novos Baianos
Descarga Vacana – Peregoyo y su Combo Vacana
Yau – Aurelio Martinez
O Mi Shango – Mongo Santamaria
Che Che Cole – Willie Colón
Ahora Es El Tiempo – Louie Ramirez
Brother Where Are You – Ralfi Pagan
El Topoderoso – Héctor Lavoe
Do You Feel It (Tu Lo Sientes) – Joe Cuba Sextet
La Pata Pela – Bovea y sus Vallenatos
La Perla – Elsa Thorrens
Enquanto Seu Lobo Não Vem – Caetano Veloso
Bahia Com – João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil
Swing de Campo Grande – Novos Baianos
Cumbiamba – El Sexteto Miramar
Captain Bacardi – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Bilongo – Papi Brandao y sus Ejectutivos
El Pajaro Zum Zum – Ceferino Neito
A Menina Dança – Novos Baianos
A La Memoria Del Muerto – Fruko
Surfboard – Roberto Menescal & Banda
Chevere – The Latinaires
Bat Macumba – Gilberto Gil