Sunday, October 29, 2006

Leny Andrade - Gravado no Mexico (1966)

I think there is some kind if mystery connection with Brazilian artists and their LPs recorded in Mexico. As far as I remember, Loronix has Carlos Lyra, Wilson Simonal, Tamba Trio and Joao Gilberto "recorded in Mexico" LPs, all great.

Let's try another, in collaboration with Mr. K. from Japan, Leny Andrade - Gravado no Mexico (1966), really hard to find and perhaps unknown for many, even Leny Andrade aficionados. This is the kind of record that everybody knowns that exist but nobody had the chance to listen.

Leny has the accompaniement of Breno Sauer (vibraphone), Portinho (drums), Erneo Eger (bass) and Adao Pinheiro (piano). I'm making available tracks, a 30s sample and also Leny Andrade & Luiz Carlos Vinhas music video presenting Influencia do Jazz.

01 - Saravá (Samba da Benção) (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Canto de Chegar (Mutinho)
03 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso) -- Saudades da Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
04 - Estamos Aí (Durval Ferreira / Regina Werneck / Maurício Einhorn)
05 - Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
06 - Aruanda (Carlos Lyra) -- Feio Não É Bonito (Carlos Lyra / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) -- Exaltação à Mangueira (Da Costa / Da Silva)
07 - O Pato (
Jayme Silva / Neuza Teixeira) -- Samba da Mimha Terra (Dorival Caymmi) -- Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08 - Capoeira de Oxalá (Luis Carlos Sá)
09 - É de Manhã (Caetano Veloso) -- Menino das Laranjas (Theo de Barros)
10 - Saravá (Samba da Benção) (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)


Anonymous said...

Maestro Zecalouro:

Beautiful! Thanks. Another one of those great Leny recordings that I had heard about through the years but never actually heard. Thanks also for Bonfa's Meu Querido Violao from a few posts back.

Keep them coming!
Joe C.

BRAGA said...

Não conhecia este disco - gostei muito, musicas boas, ac ompanhamento excelente - Leny cantando muito bem - MEUS PARABENS PELO LANÇAMENTO - Abraços

BRAGA said...

Não conhecia este disco - gostei muito, musicas boas, ac ompanhamento excelente - Leny cantando muito bem - MEUS PARABENS PELO LANÇAMENTO - Abraços

Anonymous said...

Zeca, esse é mais um daqueles posts memoráveis. Valeu pela interpretação formidável da nossa diva tropical, Leny Andrade. Abraço,

João Eduardo.

Daniella Thompson said...

Wonderful album.

"O Pato" was not written by João Gilberto (although he made it famous). The songwriters are Jayme Silva & Neuza Teixeira.

zecalouro said...

Hello Daniella,

Thanks for this correction. O Pato and Joao Gilberto are really connected.

I will update the post.

Best Regards, zecalouro

Anonymous said...

Zeca, Both Breno Sauer an Bebeto Castilho told me that the was a single point of connection in Mexico and the same reason to go there.

By 1966 Bossa Nova had almost completely been taken over by Jovem Guarda and The Beatles in Brasil in terms of opportunities to actually make money and not just make records for a few people with that taste.

In contrast there was a 'sophisticated' audience of wealthy Mexicans and American tourists hungry for what was still a new thing outside Brasil.

I cannot remember the exact name or the place but all these guys played at the same hotel complex owned by the family who owned Discos RVV. Someting like Ricardo Villa Verde but its so long that I can;t remember anymore.

Anyway, just like in the US when Brasilian musicians told their friends about the work available in the States, the Mexican 'gravy train' as we say in english didn't stay a secret long!

From Mexico many musicians like Breno Sauer, Otavio Bailly Jr, Roni Mesquita, etc went North to the US, whilst others returned to Brasil.

Incidentally Mexico played exactly the same part in the sustenance of Cha Cha Cha (the real stuff not the phony American version) and many of the great recordings by La Sonora Matancera, Ninon Mondejar and Enrique Jorrin were recorded for Mexican labels like Orfeon.

Salve o Mexico entao!!