That Brazilian “Yacht Rock”-ish song on the new Southern Comfort TV commercial…

This currently airing TV spot got me on the hunt.  The track is “Estrelar” by Marcos Valle, a Brazilian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who came to the US in the mid ’70s and collaborated with Leon Ware (who co-wrote “Estrelar”), and Chicago (on their not-as-dreadful-as-advertised Chicago 13), among others.

He returned to Brazil and cut two amazing, groove-infused albums in 1981 (Vontade de Rever Você) and 1983 (Marcos Valle).  I’m learning, and you should too.  Go get your Brazilian groove on…

Here’s “Estrelar” in its entirety:

Here’s the album that preceded it, 1981’s Vontade de Rever Você in its entirety:

And both albums in full on Spotify:


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