Tim Maia — I Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
from Tim Maia (1971)
An irresistible track from Tim Maia, one of the pioneers of Brazilian funk and soul. Maia spent a number of years in the US, and obviously learned his soul lessons well, as seen on this track, and the stuff he arranged for Eduardo Araujo.
Maia was remarkably bad at coming up with album titles; ten of his albums are entitled simply Tim Maia. This is the second such edition. It has a number of great songs on it, including the ultra-dramatic ballad ‘Você’ (You), a Maia original. There are also a few playful, accordion-tinged forró tracks, much more Brazilian in pedigree.
If this jam isn’t sexy enough for you, here’s an even slower version.