Friday, November 16, 2007

Dom Salvador e Abolicao - Som, Sangue e Raca (1971)

I think it is not necessary to introduce this album and this artist. I just need to inform this is another fantastic album being reposted by the mighty tcisalpino, keeping the funky pace from yesterday's Jorge Ben release. Actually, this album was scheduled for yesterday, and I could not make it due some transfer problems with tcisalpino, which is one of the most kind friends Loronix has, thanks friend. Som, Sangue e Raca was one of the first albums released at Loronix and I think everybody should support this upgrade. Let's see.

This is Dom Salvador e Abolicao - Som, Sangue e Raca (1971), for Columbia, an anthological album, being the first release by Movimento Black Rio, a cultural movement born in the suburban area of Rio de Janeiro that had a great influence on further popular music landscape in Brazil. Many reviewers consider this album one of the best records released in 1971, not only in Brazil, but globally. Abolicao is the name of Dom Salvador band and it was more than a musical group, they ran such like a family, a community, something very usual in the early 70's. I don’t want to make you wait longer; I will let you now with Som, Sangue e Raca, solid from the start to end, good night. Tracks include:


Dom Salvador
(trumpet. flugelhorn)
Jose Carlos
Luiz Carlos
(drums, vocals)
(percussion, vocal)
(sax, flute)

Track List

01 - Uma Vida (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)
02 - Guanabara (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)
03 - Hei Você (Nelsinho / Getúlio Cortes)
04 - Som Sangue e Raça (Dom Salvador / Marcos Versiani)
05 - Tema Pro Gaguinho (Dom Salvador)
06 - O Rio (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)
07 - Evo (Dom Salvador / Pedro Santos)
08 - Numbre One (Dom Salvador)
09 - Folia de Reis (Jorge Canseira / Paulo Silva)
10 - Moeda Reza e Cor (Dom Salvador / Marcos Versiani)
11 - Samba do Malandrinho (Dom Salvador)
12 - Tio Macrô (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)


Beto said...

a note about the Black Soul bands of the 70s: They were required by the military government to have at least one white guy in the band!

Olaf said...

Such a great record! Reissued on CD by Sony in Manaus, nr. 2-495859, the booklet has original front- and backcover, year of reissue unkown. No liner notes at all, what a missed chance, I guess there should be a lot to tell about this record.

VDG said...

Were they?
The regulation applied to black soul bands but not to samba bands? Who controlled the adequacy of the shades of their skins to the kind of music they played? The military governments of the 70s and their infamous "Federal Department of Censorship" were responsible for many misjudged decisions (to put it mildly) regarding music and musicians, but are you sure this one is a historical fact? Can you substantiate it by a quotation or a reference?

Anonymous said...

I never thought that one would see the day would come when one finds them self so poor and yet so rich, thanks for this I sold my records and you just brought back so much happy memories.. what a world thanks

Jörn said...

Yes, I do enjoy, my friend. Great loronix-post. Thanks alot!

Mr. G said...

This album is brilliant, and Dom Salvador is one of the nicest guys in the world (he lives here in NY, and he even came to my house once!). Note a young Oberdan Magalhaes among the band members on that beatiful cover......

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across this from another bog post about a D.SAlvador record.What a find! What would the Western hemisphere be without us chocolate ppl ?!..dont answer that,it was exclamatory.Thanx 4 the music!!