Tim Maia – Disco Club
An authentic slice of Brazilian disco from the vaults and a timely reminder of what a soulful singer Tim Maia is.
This album dates from 1978 and that means whirling disco strings, female background choruses, but above all this the voice of Tim Maia stands out. A funk-tinged ditty in , ‘Acenda o farol’, emerges as a contender for the album’s choicest cut, with another catchy chorus.
The English language, ‘All I want’, hints at what Maia could have achieved had he descended the Atlantic Ocean down to North America, and this could have been re-titled, ‘To be happy’, because it is chanted by the female singers so many times.