Sunday, July 30, 2006

Lafayette - Lafayette Apresenta Dina Lucia (1965)

Lafayette is a big challenge to zecalouro, just in terms of finding available information to present to my dear friends at Loronix. This post is in respect of many friends that have been crying for Lafayette since Loronix was born.

Lafayette is considered the "official organist" of a cultural movement born in the 60's known as Jovem Guarda and lead by the acclaimed Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos. Using a Hammond B-3, Lafayette can be listened on several Roberto Carlos LPs, including the top hit "Quero que va Tudo para o Inferno".

This is Lafayette debut LP, Lafayette Apresenta Dina Lucia (1965), his wife. Since then, Lafayette recorded more than 30 LPs to CBS, most of them based on instrumental versions of successful commercial songs of the time.

That's the way it is! zecalouro had some personal affairs with Lafayette as musician in the 80's, but this is only curiosities of a past that should be kept sleeping in the bottom on zecalouro's cage.


tetedur said...

There are so many "favorite" artists and groups I've discovered here on this site, and this is yet another one to add to the list. I loooove Dina's voice, but also Lafayette's playing....really, anything on the organ, but this guys is great.

Gary said...

Zeca, in 95 when I was living in Copa my flatmate Kassin came home making a whole load of noise. I went to see what the commotion was and from the tiny elevator came 2 guys and a some huge black machine covered in carpet.

It turned out to be a Hammond organ bought from Balcao, and it was one of Lafayette's!

The monstrous beast is still in that apartment to this day and I still don't know how it got in the elevator (you know those 60s blocks in Copa have tiny narrow ones).

The organ was serviced and repaired and sounds great even though it is still covered in black carpet!