Check out this piece from The World on Tim Maia. http://www.theworld.org/2012/10/brazil-funk-master-tim-maia/
Glad to see that he is getting the recognition he deserves after so long. I'll definitely be playing some of tracks from this new compilation this week too. (His nephew is Ed Motta, a contemporary "soulster" from Brazil. Not as funky but he still puts out some nice stuff.) Andrea, Radio Rio
This is an amazing idea, its unfortunate that todays "80's" stations focus mainly on the hair and the makeup bands , when there where so many groups that formed the foundation for what became alternative music . I loved , and still love bands like The Dead milkmen , The Cure , Violent Femmes , They Might Be Giants , while still being into the hard rock/metal scene , early Mettallica (yes , i know) Iron Maiden, etc. then after a friend turned me on to the late 80's west coast scene i was hooked on Janes Addiction ,Mother Love Bone ,Early Nirvana and the whole "grunge" movement. Anyway, Im rambling now !! So YES, YES, I cant wait to hear what you put together.