Saturday, August 19, 2006

Laurindo Almeida - Acapulco 22 (1963)

Perhaps should be the temperature in Rio de Janeiro - 36 C / 96.8 F - that is making zecalouro going nuts jeopardizing the row and picking up LPs with girls on covers.

Anyway, there is nothing wrong with him. Who cares, since he is making available a rare out of print Laurindo Almeida LP from 1963, Acapulco 22.

I've been wondering how many more LPs like this were released in Brazil and by Brazilian artists overseas in these Loronix golden decades? This LP was release during Laurindo years in US and mixes samba with America Jazz. Tracks includes:

01 - Hava Nagila
02 - Acapulco 22
03 - Misirlou
04 - Lisbon Antigua
05 - Desafinado
06 - More
07 - Till Then
08 - Satin Doll
09 - I Left My Heart in San Francisco
10 - What Kind of Fool Am I

Marisa Gata Mansa - Marisa, A Gata Mansa (1975)

zecalouro is a little better, but still felling tired of an all day long fever. He reached the notebook and asked to open the folder where the LPs keep waiting for their chance to shine at Loronix. Poor bird, he could not read the folder names to make a decision. So, he decided to change the visualization to thumbnails to see the cover images on each folder.

That's his decision, based on cover beauty he decided to present Loronixers Marisa Gata Masa and her 1975 LP, Marisa, A Gata Mansa. For the friends who arrivedy late at Loronix, Marisa Gata Mansa is a Brazilian singer that on some manner took the legacy of the great Dolores Duran.

Anyway, tomorrow, feeling better, zecalouro will manage additional informatio about this LP. Tracks includes:

01 - Por causa de você (Dolores Duran - Tom Jobim)
02 - Ternura Antiga (Ribamar - Dolores Duran)
03 - Fim de Caso (Dolores Duran)
04 - Cantiga de Quem Esta So (Jair Amorim - Evaldo Gouveia)
05 - Ceu e Mar (Johnny Alf)
06 - Idéias erradas (Ribamar - Dolores Duran)
07 - Amor em Paz (Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Estrada do sol (Dolores Duran - Tom Jobim)
09 - A canção dos seus olhos (Pernambuco - Antônio Maria)
10 - Leva-me contigo (Dolores Duran)
11 - Cansei de Ilusoes (Tito Madi)
12 - Chora tua Tristeza (Luverci Fiorini - Oscar Castro Neves)

K. Sadowski Bossa Nova Combo - Bossa Nova Polish EP (1963)

Taking the rare and obscure day to the extreme, zecalouro proudly presents a Bossa Nova Polish EP made in 1963 by K. Sadowski Bossa Nova Combo.

Very nice EP, four tracks with Brazilian songs and Sadowski compositions. A wonderful sax played such like Getz, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Our Loronix friends from Poland will be mad with zecalouro but the only thing that needs a real improvement on this EP is the rhythm section, it is not Bossa Nova, but something like Rumba or Salsa. Anyway, the EP is so great that it is just a detail.

K. Sadowski Bossa Nova Combo is L. Urbanska (vocals), W. Kruszynski (sax), J. Sidorenko and W. Kowalski (guitar), K. Sadowski (piano), A. Skorupka (bass), J. Gawrych and J. Bartz (drums). Tracks include:

01 - Desafinado
02 - W Samo Poludnie
03 - Bossa Nova Blues
04 - Suliman

Trio Plaza - Uma Noite no Plaza (1955)

zecalouro is with a terrible flu today. His nose is red, with fever, felling dizzy and almost without conditions to carry his notebook around the place and hear music.

His duties with Loronix are in danger, he can't write reviews, research, etc. Take a look at this "etc.", he is bad. So, let's have a day to post all the stuff that zecalouro have nothing to say, the most obscure, unknown are LPs will be posted today.

You had the chance to meet Os Cinco-Pados this morning and zecalouro took his pain relief medicine just to show you this 1955 LP from Trio Plaza - Uma Noite no Plaza.

Trio Plaza landmarks the first Ed Lincoln recording ever, not playing organ or piano. Trio Plaza is Luiz Eca (piano), Paulo Ney (guitar) and Eduardo Lincoln (bass). Once again, this is a dual track vinyl rip, with a track to side A and other to Side B, which includes:

Side A
01 - The last time I saw Paris
02 - Sensation
03 - Reloginho do vovô
04 - Three coins in the fountain
05 - Melancolia
06 - Cançao do vaqueiro

Side B
07 - Candomblé
08 - Funny
09 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro
10 - Amendoin torradinho
11 - Stranger in paradise
12 - Estatutos da gafieira

Os Cinco-Pados - Os Cinco-Pados (1964)

When we start thinking that there will be no more surprises it is the announcement that more surprises will come. Os Cinco-Pados, an instrumental BossaJazz Combo from the early 60's, probably 1964, which is Heraldo do Monte (guitar), Hector Costita (sax), Buda (trumpet), Arrundinha (drums) and Gabriel Bhalis (bass).

A very early Heraldo do Monte is making one of his first recording appearances at this LP as band leader, making this LP unique for the many fans of this renowned guitarist.

This is probably the only record from this nice group, once again, zecalouro praises for Loronixers help to gather more info about Os Cinco-Pados and this awesome LP, which had a reissue in 2002, going out of print again since then. Tracks include:

01 - Berimbau (Baden Powell - Vinicius de Morais)
02 - Milestone (Miles Davis)
03 - Amanhecendo (Roberto Menescal - LF Freire)
04 - Chantili Com Carne (Kenny Burrell)
05 - Bossa-Banca (Johnny Alf)
06 - Barquinho (Roberto Menescal - Ronaldo Boscoli)
07 - Jacqueline (Heraldo do Monte)
08 - A Fonte (Luis Chaves)
09 - Sete Contos (Hermeto Pascoal)
10 - Sonho E Visao (Luis Chaves)
11 - Mania de Maria (Luis Bonfa)
12 - Menina Flor (Luis Bonfa - Maria Helena Toledo)

Elza Laranjeira - Elza Laranjeira Canta Sucessos (1961)

zecalouro have been listening to this LP tonight and he needs to admit that Elza Laranjeira is really good. I’m thinking why she did not left Sao Paulo to a national career, perhaps she could be much more appreciated, getting the recognition deserved.

On this rare LP, Elza sings several songs that were a great success in the late 50's. Unfortunately, zecalouro could not gather the tracklist with the composers. Don't mind about this, the LP is so good and unique that would not spoil anything.


01 - Sem Motivo
02 - Juro
03 - As Folhas Verdes do Verao
04 - Poema das Maos
05 - Paciencia
06 - Faz me Rir
07 - Onde estara
08 - Mais uma vez, adeus
09 - Borrasca
10 - Confissao
11 - Agora
12 - Ternura Antiga

Lennie Dale - Lennie Dale e o Sambalanco Trio (1965)

A very friend of zecalouro said that this recorded live LP with Lennie Dale and Sambalanco Trio would be a great post at Loronix. He was a hundred percent sure. Another fine Sambalanço Trio LP at Loronix. Sambalanco Trio recorded five albums, three on their on, one with Raul De Souza, and one with Lennie Dale, which is the one zecalouro presente here.

Lennie Dale is probably unfamiliar by many friend out of Brazil. Lennie is a singer and choreographer; he was born in Brooklin, NY and was invited to come to Brazil when touring in Europe. Lennie never came back home being active with several participations on TV shows, movies and theatres.

Tracks include:

01 - The Lady is a Tramp (R. Rodgers - L. Hart)
02 - Samba de Mudar (Geraldo Vandre)
03 - Reza (Ruy Guerra - Edu Lobo)
04 - Night and Day (Cole Porter)
05 - O Morro Nao tem Vez (Tom Jobim)
06 - Menino das Laranjas (Theo de Barros)
07 - Quem e Home Nao Chora (Vera Brasil - Geraldo Vandré)
08 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
09 - O Pato (Jayme Silva - Neusa Teixeira)
10 - That old Black Magic (Mercer - Arlen)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Mike Falcao, Seu Orgao e Ritmo - Sonhei que Estavamos Dancando (1960) | aka Walter Wanderley

zecalouro is always the last one to know, for instance: Mike Falcão, everybody knows that Mike Falcão is a nickname/penname used by the Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley to cheat the recording companies and makes an extra income.

Now that zecalouro knows that Mike Falcão is Walter Wanderley, he can pick up an old and obscure LP that was almost forgotten by zecalouro and present to Loronixers Walter Walderley - Sonhei que Estavamos Dancando (1960), nice as every Walter Wanderley release, mixing Brazilian and foreign songs with a wonderful brass set that zecalouro could not identify who was in charge of. Tracks includes:

01 - How High The Moon
02 - I Love Paris
03 - Aos Pes Da Cruz
04 - Saudade da Bahia
05 - I'll Never Fall in Love Again
06 - Diana
07 - La vem a Bahiana
08 - Praca 11
09 - Around the World
10 - Molin Rouge
11 - This can't be Love
12 - Besame Mucho

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Robertinho do Recife - Robertinho no Passo (1978) with Hermeto Pascoal

What an interesting LP! Robertinho do Recife and Hermeto Pascoal, Robertinho no Passo (1978). Two different artists together making a wonderful LP making an tribute to Frevo, which is a musical style originally from Recife (a Northeast Brazilian state) with an unique dancing played on fast tempo with tuba, trombone, trumpets and sax.

Robertinho do Recife is an authentic Brazilian guitar hero that has - as AMG says bellow - an adventurous career, playing several different genres with his one of a king guitar playing syle.

A great team was assembled to this set, which had Hermeto Pascoal as arranger and composer of most tracks on this LP. Personnel and track list follows with AMG Robertinho do Recife bio, as well.


Hermeto Pascoal
Piano Fender 88, Poly Moog, Oberheim, Sax Soprano
Herman Torres
Bass, Badstone, Mutron II
Israel Semente
Bateria, Caixa, Tímpanos
Itiberê Zwarg
Bass (tracks 1 and 8)
Sergio Boré
Robertinho de Recife
Guitarras, Ecoplex, Mutron III, Octavider, Talk Box, Big Muff, Mutron II


01 - Robertinho no Passo (Hermeto Pascoal)
02 - Nem um talvez (Hermeto Pascoal)
03 - Vassourinha (Mathias da Rocha - Joana Batista Rocha) and Fogão (Sergio Lisboa)
04 - Caboclinho (Hermeto Pascoal)
05 - Frevo dos palhaços (Robertinho de Recife)
06 - Arrecife (Robertinho de Recife)
07 - Come e dorme (Nelson Ferreira)
08 - Mundo novo (Hermeto Pascoal)
09 - Abel (Hermeto Pascoal)

The first guitarist from Recife PE to achieve national success, Robertinho do Recife had quite an adventurous career (having played with Watch Pocket) before settling down as a renowned and successful producer in his own studio in Rio de Janeiro, where he produced performers such as Elba Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Zé Ramalho. As a session musician he worked with different movements represented by performers such as Jerry Adriani, Cauby Peixoto, Jane Duboc, Os Fevers, Rosemary, Hermeto Pascoal, and Fagner, among many others. He recorded eight solo albums from 1977 to 1990. After having been run over at age ten, do Recife had his femur fractured and had to stay at home, where he saw the Beatles and the Rolling Stones on TV. Impressed by the music and especially by the guitars, he insisted that his father buy one. The first group he joined was Os Príncipes, and the first band he formed (at age 12) was Os Ermitões, while he also performed in the Éforos. At 15, he was hired as guitarist for a cruise ship traveling to Rio. From there he went to São Paulo, looking for his uncle who played at the Stardust, the nightclub of Lanny Gordin's father. After that season he returned to Recife, where he played in several bands that were into Tropicália, Os Mutantes, and the Beatles, like Bambinos and Os Moderatos, which had its own show at the local TV station, Jornal do Commércio. When he was playing in the LSE, Arto Lindsay and Carl Kolb were in the audience. After that, do Recife played in the Contribution. In the early '70s, when do Recife was 16, he was invited by Carl Kolb to join the country music band, Candy Show String, from Mississipi. Soon after that he joined Memphis' Watch Pocket, who had had the international hit "Mammy Blue." He stayed with the band for nearly two years, until his visa expired. In 1973 do Recife returned to Recife, and in the next year, became Fagner's musician, recording Raimundo Fagner (1976), soon followed by his own first solo album, Jardim de Infância (1977). Depressed by the death of his second son and determined to abandon music, do Recife refused an invitation to join Chicago after its Brazilian percussionist Laudir de Oliveira suggested his name. At Fagner's insistence, he participated in his Quem Viver Chorará (1978), on the track "Revelação." The song became a hit and he started to get invitations. Soon he had his own national hit with "O Elefante." After several commercial works like the pop band Yahoo, do Recife built his own studio in Rio de Janeiro RJ, where he produced all kinds of works, including his fellow citizens Elba Ramalho ("Flor da Paraíba") and friends Geraldo Azevedo and Zé Ramalho, keeping a low profile. ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

Trio de Ouro - O Famoso Trio de Ouro (1969) - Dalva de Oliveira, Herivelto Martins & Nilo Chagas

The fans of Dalva de Oliveira are invited to take a look at Trio de Ouro, which was Dalva first steps on her successful career.

Trio de Ouro is a legend to Brazilian people and Dalva de Oliveira fans worldwide, formed by Dalva de Olivera, Herivelto Martins - who later got married with Dalva, having two sons with her, one of those is the Brazilian singer Pery Ribeiro and Nilo Chagas.

Attention: these files have a bitrate of 96Kbps.

Do not miss AMG bio. Tracks includes:

01 - Ave Maria no Morro (Herivelto Martins)
02 - Batuque no Morro (Humberto Porto, Herivelto Martins, Ozon)
03 - Fala, Claudionor (Herivelto Martins e Grande Otelo)
04 - Yaya Bahianinha (Humberto Porto)
05 - Não É Horário (Principe Pretinho e Herivelto Martins)
06 - A Maria Me Controla (Herivelto Martins e Roberto Roberti)
07 - Senhor do Bonfim (Herivelto Martins)
08 - Morro (Dunga e Mario Rossi)
09 - Obé (Herivelto Martins)
10 - Negro Artilheiro (Herivelto Martins e Sinval Silva)
11 - Festa de Prêto (Humberto Porto)
12 - Mágua (mágoa) (Dunga e Walfrido Silva)

This vocal group officially formed in 1939 after the breakup of Herivelto Martins and Nilo Chagas' Preto e Branco duo. Adding Dalva de Oliveira completed Trio de Ouro, which had its peak in the next decade with two immortal classics, "Ave Maria no Morro" (Martins) and "Praça Onze" (Martins/Grande Otelo), both released in 1942. From 1936 to 1939, the three of them performed under the name Dalva e a Dupla Preto e Branco, as it appears in the credits of their earliest hits from 1937: the recording of Príncipe Pretinho's "Itaquari" and "Ceci e Peri." In 1938, when Martins and Oliveira were already living together, the trio was hired by Rádio Mayrink Veiga, where they were given the name Trio de Ouro by César Ladeira. The denomination only appeared in their 1939 recording of "Quem Mora na Lua" (Pretinho) and "Madalena Se Zangou" (Sinval Silva e Santos), even if Carmen Miranda's 1938 recording of Martins' "Meu Rádio e Meu Mulato" already brought credit to Miranda and Trio de Ouro.

The starting point of the trio's national success came in the late '30s, when they performed in Bahia, having had to do five encores of a signature tune written by Martins that was developed into the samba-canção "Senhor do Bonfim," recorded by the trio in 1947. After leaving the Rádio Mayrink Veiga, the trio worked at Rádio Clube do Brasil, being hired by the most prestigious Rádio Nacional in 1942. The trio was dissolved in 1950 with the separation of the couple. Soon afterwards, Martins invited singer Noemi Cavalcanti beginning a new phase that ended in 1952, when new changes in the formation occurred. The new trio was Martins, Raul Sampaio, and Lourdinha Bittencourt. They were hired by Rádio Nacional and toured through Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Peru, successfully recording several songs (like "Sereno," "Índia," "Saudades da Mangueira," and others) until its permanent dissolution in 1957. ~ AMG

Pedrinho Rodrigues - Tem que Balançar (1962)

Pedrinho Rodrigues released this extremely rare LP 40 years ago, actually, who is Pedrinho Rodrigues?

zecalouro will be open and honest, zecalouro does not know who is Pedrinho Rodrigues, shame on him. However, zecalouro is quite sure that this is a great LP and was produced by Ed Lincoln that probably played his Hammond B-3 here. In the last years, this LP has been sampled by DJs all around the world becoming a cult album for any serious collector.

zecalouro will be pleased if any Loronixer could use comments to write a little bit more about Pedrinho Rodrigues.

Dalva de Oliveira - A Voz Sentimental do Brasil (1953)

Dalva de Oliveira. Late debut at Loronix. Actually, zecalouro needs to introduce you Brazilian music on a few drops at a time. Three months has passed since the start and we are close to reach 100,000 hits. We are now set to receive Dalva de Oliveira, at Loronix.

Once again, nothing better than a professional biography to introduce a new artist. Stay with AMG bio and get yourself ready.

One of the most popular singers of the '40s and '50s in Brazil, Dalva de Oliveira is considered a most expressive interpreter of Brazilian popular music. Her biggest hits are "Olhos Verdes" (Vicente Paiva), "Ave Maria" (Vicente Paiva/Jaime Redondo), "Tudo Acabado" (J. Piedade/Oswaldo Martins), "Kalu" (Humberto Teixeira), "Fim de Comédia" (Ataulfo Alves), and "Bandeira Branca" (Max Nunes/Laércio Alves). As a member of the Trio de Ouro, Oliveira had three big hits: "Praça Onze" (Herivelto Martins/Grande Otelo, 1942), "Ave Maria no Morro" (Herivelto Martins, 1943), and "Segredo" (Herivelto Martins/Marino Pinto, 1947). She also had success in films with Berlim Na Batucada (1944), Caídos do Céu (1944), Maria da Praia (1951), Milagre de Amor (1951) and Tudo Azul (1952). Her international career included performances in Portugal, Spain, England, and other countries.

As a child, Oliveira used to play in the serestas inhabited by her father's amateur group. At eight she lost her father, and her mother moved to São Paulo with her three daughters. Enduring a life full of economic hardships, Oliveira was spotted by Antônio Zovetti and became a chorist in his group in 1933, performing in several northern Brazilian cities until the group was disbanded in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, due to Zovetti's illness. After an audition at the Rádio Mineira, she got a regular job there as a singer, when she adopted the stage name Dalva de Oliveira. In 1934 her family moved to Rio de Janeiro. Employed as a worker in a factory, she was noticed by its owner, Milonguita, one of the directors of the Rádio Ipanema, who hired her for his company. Having worked on several other radio stations (singing in duo with Noel Rosa at the Rádio Cruzeiro do Sul), she also worked as actress at the Casa do Caboclo, with Alvarenga e Ranchinho, Jararaca e Ratinho, and other artists. In the same period she worked in Jaime Costa's operettas at the Teatro Glória. In 1936, working in a theater in the São Cristóvão borough, she met Herivelto Martins, who performed with Nilo Chagas in the Dupla Preto e Branco. After becoming acquainted with Martins, who was looking for a female voice for different experiments with new harmonizations, Oliveira joined the Dupla Preto e Branco, forming the Trio de Ouro, which was called (for five years) Dalva de Oliveira e a Dupla Preto e Branco. Having married Martins, she had two sons with him, the singer Pery Ribeiro and the TV producer Ubiratã Ribeiro.

In 1940 she recorded with Francisco Alves the samba "Brasil" (Benedito Lacerda/Aldo Cabral) and "Valsa da Despedida" (Robert Burns). She also became a regular attraction at the Cassino da Urca, where the biggest stars of the time were featured, until the casinos were closed by decree of President Dutra in 1946. By then her marriage was sinking, but it was only in 1949 that the couple broke up during a tour with the Trio de Ouro through Venezuela. Oliveira stayed in that country performing with the conductor Vicente Paiva for another year. Having returned to Brazil in 1950, she was initially rejected by the Odeon record label, which didn't believe in her solo career. Vicente Paiva, who was one of the A&R directors of the company, put his job at stake betting on her success. In fact, "Tudo Acabado" (J. Piedade/Oswaldo Martins) became a hit, beginning a musical battle with ex-husband Herivelto Martins, in which they exchanged mutual accusations for the failure of their marriage through music. This musical polemic had its high points with "Tudo Acabado," "Que Será," and "Errei Sim" (1950). In 1951 she had success with the samba-canção "Ave Maria" (Vicente Paiva/Jaime Redondo), the samba "Olhos Verdes" (Vicente Paiva), and the march "Zum-Zum" (Paulo Soledade/Fernando Lobo). In that period she toured several times, performing in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Spain, and England, where she sang at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation party. At that event, she was accompanied by an orchestra conduced by Robert Inglis. Inglis and his orchestra recorded, with Oliveira, a repertory of Brazilian songs on several albums in London. (He had his name adapted for the Brazilian market as Roberto Inglês.) In 1952 Oliveira had hits with the baião "Kalu" (Humberto Teixeira) and the samba "Fim de Comédia" (Ataulfo Alves). In that year she was elected Rainha do Rádio (Queen of Radio) and toured Argentina. In the mid-'50s she settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina, eventually returning to Brazil for artistic seasons, until her definitive coming back in 1963. Having suffered a car accident in 1965, she only restarted her career in 1970, launching another hit, the classic marcha-rancho "Bandeira Branca" (Max Nunes/Laércio Alves).

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tuca - Meu Eu (1966)

Several Loronixers got amazed - and zecalouro got surprised - with the last Tuca post, which was at that time considered Tuca debut LP.

Suddenly, a secret Loronixer got close to zecalouro's cage whispering: - maybe you are wrong green bird, this is not Tuca's debut LP - and gone. He left by mistake something that zecalouro could not check but it is supposed to be an obscure and mysterious Tuca Debut LP from 1966, Meu Eu, arranged by Erlon Chaves.

zecalouro is not a Tuca expert - I cannot resist to miss this joke, sorry, zecalouro is always afraid of Toucans - and will need your collaboration to get this LP and check this out for Loronixers. How she looks young at the cover...


01 - Curtinha Nr 2
02 - Refrao Guerra e Paz
03 - A Estrada
04 - Medieval - Neo-Classica
05 - Yemanja
06 - Aconteceu de Repente
07 - Terra Triste
08 - Xango, Meu Santo e Forte
09 - Amor e Morte de Um Soldadinho de Chumbo
10 - Meio Sertao Andei
11 - Simplicidade
12 - Cirandando Neo-Classica

Jair Rodrigues - O Sorriso de Jairo - Ao Vivo (1967)

Jair Rodrigues is a great Brazilian singer that was skyrocketed to fame when he made a series of concerts with Elis Regina - Dois na Bossa - released at on 3 different LPs from 65 to 67. This LP - Jair Rodrigues - O Sorriso de Jair (1967) - was released in the middle of Dois na Bossa Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and shows a wonderful live set with Samba and Bossa standards recorded in Sao Paulo, Teatro Record.

Since it is Jair Rodrigues debut at Loronix, zecalouro will show AMG bio information that you will give your word to read end to end this time.

One of the most popular and commercially successful samba interpreters in the '60s and '70s, Jair Rodrigues had his first radio experience in 1958 on a novice show in his hometown. Moving to São Paulo, he won a contest in another novice show on Rádio Cultura. Becoming a crooner in several nightclubs, he recorded for the first time in 1962 ("Marechal da Vitória"). His first LP came in 1963, O Samba Como Ele É. In 1964, he had his first hit with "Deixa Isso Pra Lá," which helped solidify his "malandro" (street smart) style. Rodrigues replaced Baden Powell in 1965 on a show with Elis Regina at the Teatro Paramount (the first place where the bossa nova was presented in São Paulo), which opened the way for the live recording with her of three anthological LPs (the Dois Na Bossa series). The commercial success of the recordings brought them an invitation to host the historical TV Record show O Fino da Bossa, in 1965. Rodrigues won the TV Record's II FMPB (Festival of Brazilian Popular Music) in the next year with "Disparada" (Geraldo Vandré/Teo de Barros), one of the most important songs of his repertory; the first place in that festival was shared with Chico Buarque's "A Banda." That same year, he recorded one of his biggest hits, "Tristeza" (Niltinho/Haroldo Lobo). In 1967, he performed in Portugal, Argentina, Angola, Uruguay, and Brazil, always with Elis Regina and the Zimbo Trio. He had other hits with "Triste Madrugada" (Jorge Costa), "Casa de Bamba" (Martinho da Vila), "Tengo-Tengo" (Zuzuca), and "Vai, Meu Samba." Rodrigues performed in several international festivals, like the MIDEM (in Cannes, France), Montreux, and San Remo. He continues to perform and had recorded 28 albums through 2000.

Ed Lincoln - Orgao e Piano Eletrico (1971)

Hello, friends! Let's start the day with Ed Lincoln, coming back to Loronix with a late release from 1971, Ed Lincoln - Orgao e Piano Eletrico (1971). Ed Lincoln unique organ playing style is still here.

This LP has songs composed by Orlandivo, Durval Ferreira and Ed Linconl in a song, As Gaivotas. Tracklist includes:

01 - O Bebado (Orlandivo - Durval Ferreira)
02 - Saci Perere (Mendes - Terra)
03 - As Gaivotas (Ed Lincoln)
04 - Se voce Quiser (Orlandivo)
05 - Hey Amiga (G. Marques - Carlos Drummond)
06 - I want to walk your home (Domino)
07 - Neblina (Evelyn - Durval Ferreira)
08 - Meu Barato (Marilia Seve Neto)
09 - Eu vou embora (Orlandivo - Durval Ferreira)
10 - Sai Encosto (J. Canseira - Marimbondo)
11 - Eu quero ir (Orlandivo - Durval Ferreira)
12 - Assim nao Da (Orlandivo - Durval Ferreira - Mendes - Terra)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Wilson Simonal - Simonal (1970) by Jörn

This is a repost of Wilson Simonal - Simonal (1970), thanks Jörn for bringing this rare LP to life again.

Last week, Jörn, a great Loronixer, very friend of us, went to a small one-week vacation. zecalouro got surprised when Jörn said that he would not cope without Loronix for a week. Thanks Jörn, you made my week.

But Jörn is that kind of friend that never gets tired and came back from vacation with a gift to zecalouro and all Loronixers.

Meet, by Jörn, Wilson Simonal - Simonal (1970), a rare LP, with this psychodelic cover and lovely romantic vocals. I will let with Jörn and any other Loronix friend to describe better this record since there are many Simonal fans that would like to write some lines about it.

Tracks include:

01 - Sem Essa (Fred Falcao - Arnoldo Medeiros)
02 - Destino e Destino de Severino Nono na Cidade de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro (Oh Yeah!) (Renato Luiz)
03 - Comigo e Assim (Antonio Carlos - Jocafi)
04 - O Mundo Igual de Cada um (Cleo Galanth)
05 - Sistema Nervoso (Wilson Baptista - Roberto Roberti - Arlindo Marques Jr.)
06 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
07 - Moro no Fim da Rua (Luiz Vagner - Tom Gomes)
08 - Deixa o Mundo e o Sol Entrar (Marcos Valle - Paulo Sergio Valle)
09 - Ai Voce Comeca a Chorar (Wilson Simonal)
10 - Nao Tem Solucao (Dorival Caymmi - Carlos Guinle)

Sonia Rosa - A Bossa Rosa de Sonia (1968)

It is time to meet a rare LP from the Brazilian singer Sonia Rosa - tender voice and sweet bossa tunes with her acoustic guitar backed up by Chiquinho Moraes. Everything is gentle on this LP, sometimes jazzy with a bit of SambaJazz accompaniment by Chiquinho.

Sonia Rosa - A Bossa Rosa de Sonia Rosa (1968) was released when she was 18 years old, including six original songs written by Sonia. That's amazing. There is no much information about Sonia and zecalouro was not old enough in the 60's to realize if she was appreciated well here in Brazil or not.

Sonia went to Japan when she was 20 years old and did not return to Brazil. Maybe our Japanese friends can talk a little bit more about Sonia Rosa. Tracks includes:

01 - Olhe Meu Bem
02 - Marambaia
03 - Voltar para Ficar
04 - Quem te Viu, Quem te Ve
05 - Parquinho do Meu Bairro
06 - Lata D'Agua
07 - Adeus Guacyra
08 - Mas nao Da
09 - Cheiro de Saudade
10 - E Fim
11 - Caminhemos
12 - Ressalva

Altamiro Carrilho, sua Flauta Magica e Grande Conjunto - Bossa Nova in Rio (1963)

Altamiro Carrilho, Brazilian flutist, a live legend making a late debut at Loronix. Altamiro has more than 60 years of a professional career acclaimed by popular and classical renowned musicians in Brazil and all around the world.

Altamiro deserves a full bio provided by AMG that you must read after get in touch with the out of print 1963 solo LP Bossa Nova in Rio.

One of the most important choro flutists ever, Altamiro Carrilho put together a solid virtuosity and an ease for improvisation that in his 58 years as a professional artist (completed in 2001, having recorded over 110 albums) brought him the praise of both classical and popular renowned musicians, along with a consolidated popularity. His trademark was the insertion of excerpts of classical pieces into choro, and vice versa, as he did in the cadenza of the Concerto #2 in D Major KV 314 ahead of the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre (1976). As an accompanist, he worked with Orlando Silva, Vicente Celestino, Elizeth Cardoso, Moreira da Silva, Francisco Alves, Sílvio Caldas, Caetano Veloso, and Chico Buarque, among many others. His maxixe "Rio Antigo" sold 960,000 copies in just six months back in 1956, bringing him national fame. Carrilho also presented the highly successful TV show Em Tempo de Música, and toured through many countries, having being praised as one of the world's best soloists by conductor Boris Trisno. As a classical music soloist, he played lead on several orchestra pieces like Mozart's Concert in G at the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (1972). His album Clássicos em Choro was awarded with the Villa-Lobos trophy as Best Instrumental Album, and his Clássicos em Choro No. 2 won the gold record. In 1993, he was awarded with the Prêmio Sharp as the Best Arranger of Instrumental Music for his work on the album Altamiro Carrilho -- 50 Anos de Choro, and, in 1997, he won it again for the Best Instrumental Album, Flauta Maravilhosa.

Having four generations of musicians and conductors in his genealogical tree, becoming a flutist at age five was somewhat natural for Carrilho. Since he was nine, he had started working because of his father's illness, but he continued to study music at night. At 11, he joined the Banda Lira de Arion playing the snare drum. When he was 16, he moved to Niterói (Rio de Janeiro) and became a regular at the radio shows presented by Dante Santoro and Benedito Lacerda. During that period, he won first place in Ary Barroso's novice show. His improvisational skills soon brought him invitations to join the groups led by César Moreno, Canhoto, and Rogério Guimarães. He recorded for the first time in 1943, on a Moreira da Silva album. His first record as a solo artist was recorded six years later, with his choro "Flauteando na Chacrinha." His own regional (small group) was formed in 1950 to work at the Rádio Guanabara. In May 1951, he joined the Regional do Canhoto, replacing Benedito Lacerda. Working at the Rádio Mayrink Veiga, the group accompanied the biggest stars of that period, like Orlando Silva, Vicente Celestino, Moreira da Silva, Francisco Alves, and Sílvio Caldas. In 1955, he formed the Bandinha de Altamiro Carrilho, and, in the next year, he achieved national success with his maxixe "Rio Antigo." Through the TV Tupi show Em Tempo de Música, he and his Bandinha attracted large audience levels for two years. In 1957, he was replaced by Carlos Poyares at the Regional do Canhoto. From 1963 to 1969, he did several international tours through countries like Spain, Portugal, France, England (where he recorded programs for the BBC and NBC), Germany, Lebanon, Egypt, and the former U.S.S.R. (for a three-month season in which he was praised by the conductor Boris Trisno as one of the world's greatest soloists). Carrilho continues to perform and record, and was decorated in 1998 by the President Fernando Henrique Cardoso for his services to the country.

Dolores Duran - Convite para Dançar Nr. 2 (1958)

Convite para Dançar Nr. 2 (1958) is one of the last LPs released by the legendary Brazilian singer Dolores Duran. In the next year, she wrote her biggest classic, Noite do Meu Bem and left us prematurely just one month later.

There is nothing more to say, so zecalouro will let you with a YouTube video uploaded by cacouti with Elis Regina and Gal Costa singing together Estrada do Sol (Dolores Duran - Tom Jobim).

Here is the video:

Monday, August 14, 2006

Doris Monteiro - Doris (1962)

zecalouro wants to show an obscure Doris Monteiro LP from Columbia (CBS), recorded in 1962. Doris has over 20 solo LPs, among several others 78 RPMs. It has been a long time since the last Doris Monteiro post that even without much information about this LP, zecalouro invites you to try it.

By the way, where is Domingos Ruiz? A very friend of us, big fan of Doris Monteiro. He was Loronix consultant for Doris Monteiro LPs for a certain time. Domingos, where are you? Help us! Tracks includes:

01 - Cartao de Visita
02 - Sonhar
03 - Preludio
04 - Argumentacao
05 - Domingo Proximo
06 - Depois de Tanto Esperar
07 - Vem me Beijar
08 - Uma So Vez
09 - Sempre Teu
10 - A Saudade e Voce
11 - O Maior Problema
12 - Sou Toda Tu

Gracinha Leporace - Gracinha Leporace (1968)

Gracinha Leporace is a Brazilian female singer noted by her contribution with Sergio Mendes (she is his wife), Bossa Rio and Guinga. This is an obscure late 60's solo album with nice jazzy arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves. Wonderful surprise with songs written by Edu Lôbo, Capinan, Sidney Miller, Fernando Leporace, Carlos Lyra, Ronaldo Boscoli, Guttemberg Guarabyra, Dori Caymmi, Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, among others.

Oscar Castro Neves makes a great contribution with sophisticated arrangements and some use of organ by an unknown player that puts a Walter Wanderley on it.. Track list includes:

01 - Última Batucada
02 - Rancho De Ano Novo
03 - Madrugada
04 - Prece
05 - Mensagem
06 - Canção Da Desesperança
07 - A Saudade Fez Um Sambaa
08 - Senhora, Senhorinha
09 - Sem Saída
10 - Cantiga
11 - Em Tempo
12 - Chega De Saudade

Clara Nunes - A Voz Adoravel de Clara Nunes (1966) - Debut LP

Hired by Odeon in 1965 after a check, Clara Nunes released in the following year her debut LP, A Voz Adoravel de Clara Nunes, with Boleros and Samba-Cancao. The option for Samba came only in 1968 - so you will need to fine-tune your expectations about this LP, it will sound old-fashioned since Clara Nunes is not performing Samba, as she is mostly associated.

Anyway, this is a nice debut album from a very early Clara Nunes, her voice his here and for the many fans we have at Loronix, anything that comes from Clara Nunes should be challenging. The second LP landmarks her transition to Samba and depending on the commercial availability, it should make your day at Loronix in a couple of days. Track list includes:

01 - Amor quando é amor (Niquinho - Othon Russo)
02 - Ai de Quem (Alcina Maria - Osmar Navarro)
03 - Poema do Desencontro (Silvino Netto)
04 - Convite (Marco Polo - Anizio Pessanha)
05 - Encontro
06 - Adeus Rio (Jota Junior)
07 - De vez em quando (Joao Roberto Kelly)
08 - Tempo Perdido (Jair Amorim - Evaldo Gouveia)
09 - Sonata de Quem e Feliz (Paulo Aguiar - Gabriel Pessanha)
10 - Cancao de Sorrir e Chorar (Tito Madi)
11 - Enredo (Benil Santos - Raul Sampaio)
12 - Dia de Esperança (Jorge Smera)