Saturday, August 12, 2006

Tuca - Eu, Tuca (1968)

This is the debut LP of an almost unknown Brazilian singer from the late 60's to 70's, Also a composer, Tuca's first relevant appearence on Brazilian media was with Airto Moreira in 1966 at the Festival Nacional de Musica Popular - TV excelsior, they won the first price with the song Porta Estandarte.

At this same year, Tuca released this first LP - Tuca - Eu, Tuca (1968), with some of her compositions. Tuca left Brazil for a six-year hiatus in Paris, returnig in 1975 to release her second and last LP. Tuca passed very young at the age of 34 with a stroke in 1977. Track list includes:

01 - Atire a Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves - Mario Lago)
02 - Cuidado, Malandro (Velha - Matias de Freitas)
03 - O Cavaleiro e a Virgem (Tuca)
04 - Frevo (Tuca)
05 - Seresta (Joaquim Vaz de Carvalho - Roberto Quartin)
06 - Nao Fale Alto, Fale Baixo (Eli Halfoum)
07 - Verde (Antonio Carlos Duncan - Mario de Castro)
08 - O Cavaleiro Das Maos Tao Frias (Tuca - Consuelo de Castro)
09 - Curare (Bororo)
10 - Passarinho da Lagoa (Fernando Lobo - Evaldo Ruy)
11 - Ate Quarta - Feira / Carnaval Pra Valer (H. Silva - Paulo Satte / Miguel Gustavo)
12 - Abstrato N. 1 (Tuca - Zeka)


19 comments:

helio58 said...

Minha nossa, que raridade! Não foi a Tuca que logo em seguida faria com Françoise Hardy, o melhor disco da cantora e compositora francesa?
Gratíssimo.

Refer said...

Zeca,
Lembro-me de Tuca vencendo aquele festival, cantando com Fernando Lona (Porta-Estandarte é de Lona e G.Vandré). Vi um show de Tuca no O Jogral, na Galeria Metrópole, em 66, às 4 da tarde. Ela me pareceu feiosa, baixinha, masculinizada, muito estranha. Uma tomboy. A voz e o violão eram bem ordinários. Tô com medo de ouvir este disco. Não gosto de Tuca há 40 anos, temo me arrepender. Yes, Helio58, esta é a Tuca parceira de Françoise Hardy. Formaram parceria durante um dos Festivais da Canção do Rio. Por onde anda Augusto Mazargão?

zecalouro said...

Refer,

Obrigado por ter respondido ao Helio58. Helio obrigado.

Amigo, você me surpreende cada vez mais pela sua memória. Arquivo vivo da música brasileira.

Lembrar do ano, local, nome da galeria e babem, do horário do show é ***impressionante***

Well, se você decidir ouvir, dá um feedback curto do tipo (Y/N) só para matar a minha curiosidade.

zecalouro

helio58 said...

Então é isso! Obrigado pelas informações, amigos.
Abraços.

Anonymous said...

Valeu. Uma maravilha.Um dos pedidos foi o meu. Obrigado.

Refer said...

Zeca,

1)O Jogral era o principal bar de música de S.Paulo na época 2)Foi o único show de Tuca que assisti 3)eu era menor de idade, só podia ver show diurno. Como não lembrar? De qq. forma, é melhor ser arquivo vivo do que arquivo morto, né?

Anonymous said...

Hello,

for anyone not speaking portuguese perhaps someone here have info and know something on tuca. I have both the three albums she made and the fantastic "la question" and am deeply fascinated by this mysterious woman.

I think she, especially on the last album dracula i love you and in her contribution on the "la question" album has a sound that i have heard from no other brazilian artist. A bit like if kate bush had been born in brazil.

Did she record anything more than those three albums and la question ?
Oh, and thanks for a super-duper lovely blog, loronix

Calle

Refer said...

Calle,
Tuca recorded a couple of singles edited in France only. The picture cover of one of these little records was posted on the super fine filles sourires blog. This is the link:
http://fillessourires.blogspot.com/2005/11/franoise-3.html

Attention ZECA, MEU LOURO: Tuca (the nickname of Valenza Zagni) died in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May 8th, 1978 (NOT '77)!

Anonymous said...

thanks refer,

yeah, i have seen the cover on your fine blog i believe. Have you heard them ? Or anyone else here ? Do they sound like the la question album perhaps. Imagine if there somewhere in a studiovault in france is an unreleased tuca album.

Calle

Refer said...

Calle,
Sorry to say that I never listened to Tuca's French records. And the great blog Filles Sourires is not mine.

zecalouro said...

Refer,

Thanks for assisting Calle and the corrections. You are always great, pal!

Calle,

I will check if there is some other else out of print LPs available. I'm astonished with the outcome of this first Tuca post, several wonderful comments.

I like this.

zecalouro

helio58 said...

zecalouro posso dar uma dica? Se algum dos amigos quiser o "La Question", tem nesse endereço:

http://lavoixdesonmaitre.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Yes, Francois Hardys "la Question" is indeed a fantastic album. For me it´s like the best of both worlds coming together, france and brazil, since tuca wrote all the songs and arranged the stringarrangements. It is huge shame that Tuca never got around to explore this sound more since i never have heard anything like it.
Or perhaps loronix you know of any other brasilian singer that sounds like tuca ?

If you listen to the song "frevo" from "tuca eu tuca", you can hear what she was to explore in france acouple of years later.

Calle

zecalouro said...

Calle,

My first Tuca experience was here, together with you. Actually, I was presented to her by a Loronixer, reading the comments. Maybe with another record I can make a better evaluation and get an answer for you.

zecalouro

Anonymous said...

seguinte: baixei o disco de Tuca e não consegui abrir,diz que o arquivo esta danificado. Pena, há anos, eu procurava este discos.

zecalouro said...

Anonymous,

O disco está sem problemas. Possivelmente algum gerenciador de downloads ou a interrupção / resume pode ter corrompido o arquivo.

Sugestão: repita o download. Caso o problema continue, me procure por favor em zecalouro@gmai.com

zecalouro

Anonymous said...

Hello Calle and other Loronixers

I came across this website last week while looking for some music similar to "La Question".

Like Calle, I find this album unlike anything I have ever heard. F. HARDY'S other album tend to be too cheesy and grow out, but not "la question". Thanks to Tuca's "Le Martien","Mer","Chanson D'O" and the title track, "La Question", this album stands as Hardy's best and sounds very different from her other works.

Calle and you folks out there, could you please tell me how you located Tuca's albums? I see nothing on internet!

I never grow tired of "Le Martien" and would love to hear more of TUCA.

I am so happy I came across this website.

Tankgirl From Philadelphia

zecalouro said...

Hello TankGirl,

You can check Tuca albums and her participation in other artists as composer following this link, here: link

Let me know by email at zecalouro@gmail.com if you need further assistance.

Regards, zeca

Anonymous said...

Hello Zeca

Thanks a lot for the information. I managed to get Tuca's music (wink wink didn't know it was that easy)
'Dracula, I Love You" is one of the very best I heard in recent years. I don't know if she is typical of Brazilina musician, but will check out more Brazilian musician.

tankgirl