Saturday, October 14, 2006

Jorge Ben & Trio Mocoto - On Stage | In Japan with Trio Mocoto (1972)

What about a 320Kbps audio of a live concert performed by Jorge Ben and Trio Mocoto in Japan, 1972? Pretty interesting. This is what zecalouro received from MOFO, the same who asked and worked together with Marcelo Munhoz on the last Gerson King Combo release.

This concert was performed when Jorge Ben and Trio Mocoto toured in Europe and this is the live recording of the Japanese stage. I'm not sure if this is a official release or a bootleg, no artwork cover is available. This wonderful cover was also a work of MOFO, which is very good and will be opening this release until the original one arrives. Tracks include:

01 - Mas que Nada
02 - Charles Jr.
03 - Que Pena
04 - Take it Easy my Brother Charles
05 - Domenica Domingava num Domingo Linda Toda de Branco
06 - Apresentacao
07 - Oba, La vem Ela
08 - Zazueira
09 - Chove Chuva
10 - Quem Foi que Roubou a Sopeira...
11 - Cade Tereza
12 - Pandeiro, Zabumba, Batucada
13 - Pulo Pulo
14 - Hino do Flamengo, Pais Tropical
15 - Banana Bananeiro
16 - Ta na Hora
17 - Domingas
18 - Cidade Maravilhosa - Hino do Flamengo

Erlon Chaves - Banda Veneno Internacional Nr. 3 (1973)

For reasons that zecalouro does not know, he woke up this morning with the Brazilian Maestro Erlon Chaves in his head. This is the second Loronix release of Erlon Chaves, the first you can browse the archives and look for a record called Sabadabada, which I recommend.

I have learned a long time ago: when something came to your head from the blue, you should follow and obey. That's what I'm doing right now, making available a LP from Erlon Chaves and his Banda Veneno, a chorus of 40 voices he assembled in 1971.

This is Erlon Chaves - Banda Veneno Internacional Nr. 3 (1973), with musical direction of Mazzola and arrangements by Erlon Chaves. Perhaps zecalouro is influenced with this wonderful cover artwork. Anyway, it is Saturday night in Brazil. Tracks include:

01 - Habanera (from the opera "Carmen") (Bizet) -- El Toreador (from the Opera "Carmen") (Bizet)
02 - Push Together (P. Els / F. de Prijck) -- The Cisco Kid (S. Allen / H. R. Brown / M. Dickerson / L. Jordan / C. W. Miller / L. Oskar / H. Scott)
03 - Long Train Runnin (T. Johnston) -- Soul Makossa (M. Dibango)
04 - My Love (Paul McCartney) -- Live And Let Die (Paul McCartney / Linda McCartney)
05 - Issmechú Hashamaim (Hebrew Tradition)
06 - Jingle Bells (Folklore) -- White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
07 - Killing Me Softly Wiht His Song (Norman Gimbel / C. Fox) -- Lost Horizon (Burt Bacharach / David)
08 - I Don't Live Without Your Love (N. Keys)
09 - Let Your Yeah Be Yeah (J. Cliff) -- He (Michaele / Lana / Paul Sebastian)
10 - O Show Já Terminou (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos) -- De Tanto Amor (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos) -- A Distância (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)

Special Repost | Wilson Simonal & Som Tres - Mexico 70 (1970)

Remember a few weeks ago when zecalouro presented a fine and rare relase from Wilson Simonal that he could not wait longer waiting for the cover? It is time to make this special repost, as we now have the original cover available.

Pay attention please, this is more than any given original cover, it was sent to zecalouro by Max de Castro. Loronixers who live outside Brazil, just a tip, Max de Castro is Wilson Simonal son. Great Max!

It is wonderful to know that Max de Castro is an active Loronixer. Max is a Brazilian singer, arranger and producer acclaimed by renowned figures such like Nelson Motta, Ed Motta, Jorge Ben Jor and many others. Max started his career in 1992 joining the band Confraria, formed by the brothers Pedro Camargo Mariano and Joao Marcelo Mariano.

Max released his first CD in 1999, Samba Raro, receiving several enthusiastic reviews. Since this first CD Max has released several albums, the last one is a very recent piece, Max de Castro - Balanco das Horas (2006). zecalouro invites all Loronixes to get along with Max and his new CD Balanco das Horas, here.

Max, thanks a lot for sharing with all Loronixers this missing piece of that amazing Wilson Simonal LP.

If you miss the original post, do not look back, tracks and way to go is just below.

01 - Aqui É o Pais do Futebol (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
02 - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
03 - Kiki (Nonato Buzar / Wilson Simonal)
04 - Ave Maria no Morro (Herivelto Martins)
05 - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
06 - Crioula (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
07 - Que Pena (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
08 - Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In (J. Rado / G. Ragni / G. MacDermot)
09 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Ecce Il Tipo Che Io Cercava (Sergio Endrigo)
11 - As Menininhas do Leblon (S. C.)
12 - Eu Sonhei Que Tu Estavas Tão Linda (Lamartine Babo / Francisco Matoso)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Doris Monteiro - Vento Soprando (1961)

There is a lot of work behind this post. My congratulations to Arara Azul, responsible for everything to make this release available by ripping the vinyl of his personal collection, prepare the cover scan and even searching software to remove unwanted clicks and clacks. Thanks Arara Azul.

Arara Azul gives a great and unique contribution to Loronix, the awaited Doris Monteiro - Vento Soprando (1961), a reissue of Confidencias de Doris Monteiro com Musicas de Fernando Cesar (1956) with four additional tracks that were collected from previous Doris Monteiro 78 rpms releases, Nem Sol, Nem Paz, Nem Você, Quando O Amor Chegar, Sempre Teu and Paraíso Perdido. If you have the earlier Confidencias... take this one also, the tracks of Confidencias... are from a new rip with a much better quality.

Arara Azul, which is from now on the official Doris Monteiro Consultant, said that this LP is one of the best Doris releases. Vento Soprando has the participation of Renato de Oliveira e Radames Gnattali Orquestra. Tracks include:

01 - Nem Sol Nem Paz Nem Você (Otello Zuccolo / Fernando César) (Samba Cancao)
02 - Quando as Folhas Caírem (Fernando César / Maurício de Oliveira) (Beguine)
03 - Vento Soprando (Fernando César) (Toada)
04 - Graças a Deus (Fernando César) (Samba Cancao)
05 - Cigarro Sem Baton (Fernando César) (Valsa)
06 - O Amor É Isso (Fernando César) (Samba Cancao)
07 - Quando o Amor Chegar (João Leal Brito "britinho" / Fernando César) (Fox)
08 - Melancolia (Fernando César) (Samba Cancao)
09 - Dó Ré Mi (Fernando César) (Samba Cancao)
10 - Joga a Rede no Mar (Fernando César / Nazareno de Brito) (Samba Cancao)
11 - Sempre Teu (João Leal Brito "britinho" / Fernando César) (Bolero)
12 - Paraíso Perdido (João Leal Brito "britinho" / Fernando César) (Bolero)

Walter Wanderley - Perpetual Motion Love (1981)

I want to say THANK YOU to each one using the Send Files to share their personal music collection with Loronix. It is wonderful that you are taking your time to select the best of your collection, rip vinyl and send to zecalouro. That's a truly sharing spirit of yours. Thanks once again.

This fine release came also from the Send Files icon. There is nothing better than the own sender words to describe Walter Wanderley - Perpetual Motion Love (1981), his second release for the USA GNP/Crescendo label, as follows:

(...) This is a vinyl rip of a quite rare record on which Walter extends his artistry to cover even synthesizers. Now, if someone would have the even rarer "The Return of The Original" record (...)

Thanks for it. We are now looking for The Return of the Original, meanwhile, let's check how Walter Wanderley manages the synthesizers. Tracks include:

01 - Perpetual Motion Love
02 - Just The Two Of Us
03 - Surfboard
04 - Sukiyaki
05 - Amazonas
06 - Monica
07 - Caravan
08 - Astronaut
09 - Forget
10 - On My Mind
11 - The Moon Was Yellow
12 - Recife
13 - Julie Is Her Name
14 - Jet Samba (Samba do Avião)


Walter Wanderley
(organ, piano, moog synthesizer and ARP string ensemble)
Jose Marino
John Pisano
Alex Acuna

I forgot to say that I'm making my best to understand what we have on this cover, seems to be a stage, or an amusement park.

Triangulo - Triangulo (1985)

This is another collector's request, recorded live in Rio de Janeiro, Sala Cecilia Meirelles, three Brazilian Jazzists, Luiz Eca (piano), Robertinho Silva (drums) and Luiz Alves (bass) as Triangulo also known as Triangulo Trio. The year was July 1985, catching a late Luiz Eça at his best.

Triangulo released only this LP, never reissued on CD and according with Loronix Collectors, a really a hard to find recording. Tracks include:

01 - Balão (Luis Alves / Kledir Ramil / Wagner Tiso)
02 - Amando (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
03 - Triângulo (Luis Eça / Luis Alves / Robertinho Silva)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rosinha de Valenca, Sylvia Telles & Edu Lobo with Dom Salvador Trio - Folklore e Bossa Nova do Brazil (1966)

I can file and track down every request and recommendation made by Loronixers, but seems to be imposible so far to associate the requests with requesters, specially one so hard to track down such as this nice LP with the participation of several Brazilian starts recorded for the label MPS/Basf in 1966, Germany.

The whole story is so far unknow, but this studio record has together on the set Chico Batera, Dom Salvador, Edu Lobo, J.T. Meirelles, Jorge Arena, Rosinha de Valenca, Rubens Bassini and Sylvia Telles. Some websites reports a not credited participation of Baden Powell, which is something to be checked. Who has the whole story about this? If any friend has additional info, please write us on comments. Tracks will be given with detailed participation on each track.

01 - Macumba (Tradicional) - Performed by: Rubens Bassini / Jorge Arena
02 - Uma Noite (Codó) - Performed by: Rosinha de Valença
03 - Tema Pro Luis (Murillo Pessoa) - Performed by: Rosinha de Valença
04 - O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa) - Performed by: Meirelles
05 - Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) - Performed by: Meirelles
06 - Meu Fraco É Café Forte (Dom Salvador) - Performed by: Dom Salvador
07 - Discussão (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) - Performed by: Silvinha Telles
08 - Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) - Performed by: Edu Lobo
09 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira) - Performed by: Silvinha Telles
10 - Pra Dizer Adeus (Edu Lobo / Torquato Neto) - Performed by: Edu Lobo
11 - Berimbau (Baden Powell) - Performed by: Jorge Arena / Chico Batera / Rosinha de Valença / Edu Lobo / Silvinha Telles -- Cuíca (Chico Batera) - Performed by: Rosinha de Valença / Silvinha Telles / Edu Lobo / Chico Batera / Jorge Arena -- Cavaquinho (Rosinha de Valença) - Performed by: Chico Batera / Jorge Arena / Edu Lobo / Silvinha Telles / Rosinha de Valença -- Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo) - Performed by: Rosinha de Valença / Silvinha Telles / Edu Lobo / Jorge Arena / Chico Batera


• Track 1: Rubens Bassini e Jorge Arena (Atabaque) e Chico Batera (Agogô)
• Track 2: Rosinha de Valença (Violão)
• Track 3: Rosinha de Valença (Violão), Sergio (Baixo), Meirelles (Reco-reco), Chico (Tamborim), Jorge Arena (Atabaque) e Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro)
• Track 4: Meirelles (Sax tenor), Chico Batera (Bateria), Sergio (Baixo, Reco-reco), Dom Salvador (Piano, Agogô), Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro) e Jorge Arena (Atabaque)
• Track 5: Meirelles (Flauta), Dom Salvador (Piano), Sergio (Baixo) e Chico Batera (Bateria)
• Track 6: Dom Salvador (Piano), Sergio (Baixo) e Chico Batera (Bateria)
• Track 7: Rosinha de Valença (Tamborim), Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro), Chico Batera (Bateria), Sergio (Baixo) e Dom Salvador (Piano)
• Track 8: Edu Lobo (Violão), Salvador (Piano), Sergio (Baixo), Chico Batera (Bateria), Meirelles (Fluta), Rubens Bassini (Percussão, Atabaque), e Jorge Avena (Atabaque)
• Track 9: Rosinha de Valença (Violão)
• Track 10: Edu Lobo (Violão), Meirelles (Flauta), Dom Salvador (Piano), Chico Batera (Bateria) e Sergio (Baixo)
• Track 11: Rosinha de Valença (Violão, Cavaquinho), Jorge Arena (Berimbau, Tom-tom), Chico Batera (Cuíca, Bateria), Dom Salvador (Piano), Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro), Sergio (Baixo, Tamborim), Meirelles (Flauta, Tamborim)

Gerson King Combo - Brazilian Soul, Gerson Combo e A Turma do Soul (1970)

Moving forward with another request from two great friend of Loronix now using those recent new features implemented by zecalouro. MOFO made the request using the CBox and Marcelo Munhoz made his contribution using the SEND FILES TO ZECALOURO button. Great job friends.

As a matter of fact, these two friends are very actice at the scene. Let’s see:

Mofo runs the website Mofolandia, here, all about vintage cartoons, music, TV shows, poster and everything old that you can imagine and make your day.

Marcelo Munhoz is member of a Samba Rock band, the Sambasonics, Marcelo plays the guitar. Take a bit of your time to watch the SambaSonics performing Meu Guarda-Chuva at TV Cultura, a YouTube video.

Back to the music, this is Gerson King Combo - Brazilian Soul, Gerson Combo e A Turma do Soul (1970), a hard to find LP from a early Gerson, the King of Brazilian Soul music, and LP that I did not notice its existence, that was unknown and a really surprise to zecalouro. If you are fan or Brazilian Soul music collector, this should make your day. Tracks include:

01 - Mulher Rendeira (Hervé Cordovil) -- Juliana (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar) -- Fiz a Cama na Varanda (Dilú Mello / Ovídio Chaves)
02 - Aos Pés da Santa Cruz (Marino Pinto / Zé da Zilda)
03 - Quero Voltar Pra Bahia (Paulo Diniz / Odibar)
04 - Eu Sonhei Que Tu Estavas Tão Lindaa (Lamartine Babo / Francisco Matoso)
05 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
06 - Demais (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira) -- Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria) -- Ternura Antiga (Ribamar / Dolores Duran)
07 - O Xote das Meninas (Zé Dantas / Luis Gonzaga)
08 - Is That Law (Dez Leis) (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
09 - Prece ao Vento (Gilvan Chaves / Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Fernando Luis) -- Nunca Mais (Dorival Caymmi)
10 - Mal-me-quer (Cristóvão de Alencar / Newton Teixeira) -- Jardineira (Benedito Lacerda / Humberto Porto)
11 - O Teu Cabelo Não Nega (Lamartine Babo / Irmãos Valença) -- Pastorinhas (Noel Rosa / João de Barro)
12 - Primavera (Cassiano / Silvio Rochael)

Os Velhinhos Transviados - Tropicalissimos (1968)

Today we will have only Loronixers to Loronixers posts. I will explain better, the posts are originated by a Loronixer request and the music provided by a Loronixer contribution, at least if I do not change my mind in the middle or any unique LP comes handy.

The Cbox shout application is amazing to gather feedback and communicate faster with zecalouro. Let's start with a request from Neto and a contribution from Jamil, Os Velhinhos Transviados - Tropicalissimos (1968), the instrumental band lead by Jose Menezes that released several records in the 60's, a very fun band that releases very nice covers on each LP, such as this one. Tracks include:

01 - Soy Loco Por Ti América (Gilberto Gil / Capinan) -- El Manisero (M. Simon)
02 - De Babado (Noel Rosa / João Mina) -- Boogie Woogie na Favela (Denis Brean) -- Nega do Cabelo Duro (Rubens Soares / David Nasser)
03 - Anjo Azul (Nonato Buzar) -- Quando (Roberto Carlos)
04 - The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde (M. Murray / P. Callander)
05 - Triste Madrugada (Jorge Costa) -- Cai Cai (Roberto Martins)
06 - Um Coração (Jorge Smera / Paulo Gesta)
07 - Malaysha (Makeba / Ragovoy) -- Suck Em Up (K. Lee) -- Pata Pata (Makeba / Ragovoy)
08 - Esta Tarde Vi Llover (Armando Manzanero) -- L'amour Est Bleu (Love Is Blue) (André Popp / P. Cour)
09 - Amor de Carnaval (Zé Keti) -- Voltei (Oswaldo Nunes / Celso Castro)
10 - Bonnie And Clyde (Adams / Strouse)
11 - San Francisco (J. Philips)
12 - Está Chegando a Hora (Rubens Campos / Henricão)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tita - Tita (1965)

Another great Loronixer collaboration, a most wanted and a must see a must get LP. This is Tita - Tita (1965). The name is short but the music is huge.

I will be staightforward this time, closing this amazing post giving credits to Cesar Saldanha, which is a great guy who made everything possible to scan this awesome cover on a very good quality. Cesar, this is for you, keep rolling. You are the man! Tracks include:

01 - Deus Brasileiro (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
03 - Bem Mais Que a Beleza (Pingarilho / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - Sono de Pedra (Renato Silveira / Betinho)
05 - Amor de Nada (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 - Ficou Saudade (Sergio Malta / Helder Camara)
07 - Sozinha de Você (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
08 - Só Tinha de Ser Com Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
09 - Pensa (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Mais Valia Não Chorar (Normando / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
11 - Aniversário da Tristeza (Renato Silveira / Betinho)
12 - Questão de Moral (Roberto Faissal / Paulo Tito)
13 - Tristeza (Tita)

Do not miss Tita - Tita (1965), at Loronix, @

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Victor Assis Brasil - Ao Vivo (1974)

In 1974, Victor Assis Brazil performed live with a Quintet at Teatro da Galeria in Rio de Janeiro, this LP, Victor Assis Brazil - Ao Vivo (1974), released by Magic Music is the live recording of the session performed in September, 2.

I don't know how hard to find is this LP, anyway it was release on CD and gone out of print. Ao Vivo seems to be of the more "generic" Victor Assis Brasil discography. The quintet is Victor Assis Brasil (sax), Lula (drums), Paulinho Russo (bass), Alberto Farah (piano) and Márcio Montarroyos (trumpet), directed and produced by Durval Ferreira. Victor Assis Brazil recordings are always out of class. Before you ask me, track 01 has nothing to do with me. Tracks include:

01 - Pro Zeca (Victor Assis Brasil)
02 - Somewhere (L. Bernstein / S. Sondhein)
03 - Puzzle (Victor Assis Brasil)
04 - Waving (Victor Assis Brasil)

Luiz Eca - Luiz Eca e Cordas I (1965)

What a great surprise came to my mailbox Luiz Eca - Luiz Eca e Cordas I (1965), the awaited and impossible LP from the great Jazz pianist of Tamba Trio. zecalouro is very happy because it is the second LP received using the icon SEND A FILE TO ZECALOURO, just below the CBox shout box and it is a great release. I could not wait longer to share with Loronixers.

Thanks to the Loronixer for the sharing spirit.

Luiz Eca e Cordas I has orchestra arrangements, musical direction, production and piano by Luiz Eca, Bebeto (bass), Ohanna (drums), Neco (acoustic guitar) and the chord orchestra itself. I will save your time with the bla, bla, bla this time showing tracks and let Luiz Eca make it.

01 - A Morte de Um Deus de Sal (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
02 - Imagem (Luis Eça)
03 - Canção da Terra (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
04 - Tristeza de Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn / Bebeto)
05 - Velho Pescador (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
06 - Canção do Encontro (Luis Bonfá)
07 - Chegança (Edu Lobo / Oduvaldo Viana Filho)
08 - Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Saudade (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
11 - Quase Um Adeus (Luis Eça)
12 - Amando (Dori Caymmi)

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Abilio Manoel - Entre Nos (1972)

Remember Mr. G? Remember the LP Grupo Cravo & Canela - Preco de Cada Um (1977)? Yes, Mr. G from New York is the friend who made possible the release of the acclaimed Grupo Cravo & Canela LP.

Same situation with this post, no cover artwork available. Once again Mr. G. pent his time going to an old vinyl store in New York to take pictures of Abilio Manoel - Entre Nos (1972), the second Abilio Manoel solo LP, with the direction of Maestro Lindolfo Gaya and arrangements of Maestro Jose Briamonte.

Mr. G asked zecalouro to tell that this record is the debut of the Odeon golden seal that replaced the old style with a green and white star that lasts for the 5 previous years. With this relevant information, I think that Mr. G. is a serious and renowned collector. Tracks include:

01 - Entre Nós (Abílio Manoel)
02 - Não Nasci Pra Ser Herói (Abílio Manoel)
03 - Prendas Lendas e Cantigas (Abílio Manoel)
04 - Depois Eu Digo (Abílio Manoel)
05 - Ele Sem Palavras (Abílio Manoel)
06 - Amiga Amada (Abílio Manoel)
07 - Pois É Sei Lá (Abílio Manoel)
08 - Meados de Outubro (Abílio Manoel)
09 - A Casa É Sua (Abílio Manoel / Gilberto Karan)
10 - Marta Mar (Abílio Manoel)
11 - Procurado Vivo (Abílio Manoel)
12 - Luisa Manequim (Abílio Manoel)

Ceu da Boca - Ceu da Boca (1981)

Once again, Mr. D&C from Germany has made it. Another fantastic tip, the Brazilian vocal group, actually, a vocal orchestra with its eleven members, all great musicians. Ceu da Boca was assembled in 1978, being active until 1984, releasing two solo LP and participations with Nara Leao, Kleiton & Kledir, Cesar Camargo Mariano, among others.

This is the debut LP, Ceu da Boca - Ceu da Boca (1981), released by an independent label (thanks Now!). AMG Bio, Personnel and Tracks are included. Let's give our regards to Mr. D&C, without his tip zecalouro would never remember Ceu da Boca.


Verônica Sabino, Lídia Sacharny and Rosa Lobo
Maúcha Adnet, Paula Martins and Márcia Ruiz
Dalmo Medeiros, Ronald Valle and Chico Adnet
Paulo Roberto and Paulo Pauleira


01 - Uva de Caminhão (Assis Valente)
02 - Bumba Meu Boi da Boa Hora (Zé Rocha)
03 - Luciana (Alberto Rosenblit / Luis Fernando Gonçalves)
04 - Melancolia (Luis Eça)
05 - Araguaia (Dalmo Medeiros / João Fernando Viana)
06 - Odeon (Ernesto Nazareth)
07 - Davilicença (Moraes Moreira / Armandinho Macedo)
08 - Clarissa (Paulinho Pauleira)
09 - Trindade (Dalmo Medeiros)
10 - Sabiá Coração de Uma Viola (Airton Escobar)
11 - Arado (Dalmo Medeiros)
12 - Injuriado (Eduardo Dusek)


Ceu da Boca was formed in 1978 by the sopranos Verônica Sabino, Rosa Lobo, and Lídia Sacharny, contraltos Maúcha Adnet, Paula Martins, and Márcia Ruiz, tenors Dalmo Medeiros, Chico Adnet, and Ronald Valle, and basses Paulinho Malaguti and Paulo Roberto. The Céu da Boca vocal group had the creation of their own vocal arrangements, along with their humorous performances/outfits, and, obviously, the extreme musicality of its members as some of their most distinctive features. The group accompanied top acts like Chico Buarque, Edu Lobo, Joyce, César Camargo Mariano, and Wagner Tiso. In 1981 they released the independent Céu da Boca, followed by Baratotal (Polygram) in the next year. They were appointed the Best Vocal Group in 1983 by the Association of Art Critics of São Paulo (APCA), but in the next year, several of its members departed for their solo careers, which caused the dissolution of the group.

Dick Farney - Dick Farney (1964)

This record is really nice. Really. I'm taking this to Loronixers following an advice of a friend and he was pretty sure to recommend to us. Dick Farney - Dick Farney (1964), also known as Dick Farney 64 is that kind of LP that on a first listen will make you feel that you are getting together again with an old friend.

Dick Farney 64 has the participation of Norma Bengell on tracks Voce and Vou por Ai. That's all Folks, this LP speaks by itself. Dick Farney released several records and perhaps it is time to start a series of this great Brazilian pianist and singer. Tracks include:

01 - Você (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) - Participação: Norma Bengell
02 - Vivo Sonhando (Tom Jobim)
03 - Meu Mundo É Você (Aloysio de Oliveira)
04 - Pequeno Olhar (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
05 - Hoje É Dia de Amor (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
06 - Historinha (Paulinho Nogueira / Rita Moreira)
07 - Fotografia (Tom Jobim)
08 - Samba de Duas Notas (Luis Bonfá)
09 - Vou Por Aí (Baden Powell / Aloysio de Oliveira) - Participação: Norma Bengell
10 - Tristeza de Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira / Bebeto / Maurício Einhorn)
11 - Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
12 - One For My Baby (Arlen / Mercer)

Portinho e Sua Orquestra - Noel Rosa & Portinho da Samba (1964)

Noel Rosa is one of the main Brazilian music figures of all times, he is responsible for a revolution, bringing to Brazilian music sophisticated harmonies and lyrics with informal social themes and life in Rio de Janeiro. Noel Rosa was born in 1910 and has passed with only 27 years old. It is amazing that more than 60 years after his passing, Noel Rosa is still fresh and celebrated by renowned Brazilian artists. zecalouro strongly recommends that you take a time to read Noel Rosa bio from AMG.

Maestro Portinho has the responsibility to introduce Noel Rosa to Loronixers with a tribute instrumental LP, Portinho e Sua Orquestra - Noel Rosa & Portinho Da Samba (1964), truly gorgeous orchestra album with Noel Rosa compositions that will save your day. Tracks include:

01 - Palpite Infeliz (Noel Rosa)
02 - Feitiço da Vila (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
03 - O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa / Kid Pepe)
04 - De Babado (Noel Rosa / João Mina)
05 - Com Que Roupa (Noel Rosa)
06 - Até Amanhã (Noel Rosa)
07 - Fita Amarela (Noel Rosa)
08 - Feitio de Oração (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
09 - João Ninguém (Noel Rosa)
10 - Pra Que Mentir (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
11 - Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
12 - São Coisas Nossas (Noel Rosa)

Link to Noel Rosa AMG Bio, here.

Lennie Dale & Trio 3D - A 3a Dimensao de Lennie Dale e o Trio 3D (1966)

One of the many things zecalouro has been learning at Loronix is the passion of our friends in Germany for Brazilian music. I have been in in touch with really nice people from Germany and they are really collaborative, making suggestions and help with the best they have.

One of those German friends - let's call him Mr. D&C - have been asking for Lennie Dale & Trio 3D - A 3a Dimensao de Lennie Dale e o Trio 3D (1966), which is one of his favorites. Mr. D&C says wonders about this LP and this is time to check. Lennie Dale has the collaboration of Trio 3D in this set, Trio 3D is Antônio Adolfo (piano), Sergio B. Netto (bass) e Chico Batera (drums). Tracks include:

01 - Mensagem (Adilson Godoy)
02 - Diz de Verdade (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
04 - Johnny One Note (Rodgers / Hart)
05 - Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
06 - Strangers In The Night (Kaempfert / Singleton / Snyder)
07 - Simplesmente (Édison Lobo) -- Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Samba de Mudar (Geraldo Vandré)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Boogaloo Combo - Com Muito Ritmo (1972)

Perhaps this is the most obscure and unknown LP by a group available so far at Loronix, Boogaloo Combo - Com Muito Ritmo (1972), perhaps everybody knows this LP and zecalouro is writing rubbish again. Anyway, this is a nice instrumental LP from the 70's by Boogaloo Combo, essential to any serious collector and mandatory for those who track down Brazilian Bossa Soul records.

Don't let the baby at the cover cheat you as he did with me, this is music for grownups. Guess who is behind this post? A feathered bird like me, but not green, blue. The mighty Arara Azul is the guy who should receive all the credits for this post. Thanks a million Arara Azul. Tracks include a version of Hot Pants Road that you should not miss.

01 - Nappy Head (Cabeça de Negro) (M. Dirckerson / C. Miller / S. Allen / H. Brown / H. Scott / L. Oskar / L. Jordan)
02 - Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) (Não Sou Eu Quem Te Ama) (H. Banks / A. Jones)
03 - Way Back Home (De Volta ao Lar) (W. Felder)
04 - Ebony Eyes (Olhos Negros) (T. Bell / L. Creed)
05 - Goza Negra (Bienvenido Fabian)
06 - Theme From The Music Lovers (Tchaikovsky / Adpt. Miguel Cidras)
07 - Hot Pants Road (Estrada do Desejo) (James Brown / C. Pickney / C. Bobbit)
08 - Put It Where You Want It (Onde Você Quiser) (Joe Sample)
09 - Suavecito (Suavemente) (R. Bean / A. Zarate / P. Tellez)
10 - Rock And Roll Lullaby (Não Volto Mais) (B. Mann / C. Weil)
11 - Un Rayo de Sol (Um Raio de Sol) (Fernando) (C. Carrere / D. Vangarde)
12 - If You Could Read My Mind (Se Você Pudesse Ler Meu Pensamento) (G. Lightfoot)

Altamiro Carrilho - Altamiro Revive Pattapio e Interpreta Classicos (1957 - 1977)

Nice gemm for the many fans of the Chorinho genre at Loronix, this is a 1977 re-issue by Altamiro Carrilho LP from 1957 where Altamiro plays compositions from the Brazilian flute player Pattapio Silva, Altamiro Carrilho - Altamiro Revive Pattapio e Interpreta Classicos (1957).

For a better understanding of Pattapio, zecalouro presents a biography available at the website of ABRAF - Associacao Brasileira de Flautistas (Brazilian Flute Association) that you can visit here.

ABRAF Pattapio Bio

Pattapio Silva was born in Itacoara, RJ, he was raised in Cataguases, MG, where he used to help his father in the barber shop and taught himself to play an 8-key flute. When he was about 15 he left town to join several bands. He toured with these bands and when he arrived in Rio de Janeiro he was already a famous composer of marches and polcas.

In Rio he attended the National Institute of Music as a pupil of Duque Estrada Meier, concluding the six-year program in only two years, practicing over ten hours a day.

Pattapio was one of the first Brazilian recording artists, working for the Odeon and "Casa Edson". Many of his own compositions were edited and recorded by him, among them: Evocação, Margarida, Primeiro Amor, Oriental, Sonho, Idílio, Zinha, Amor Perdido.

In 1907 he went on a solo tour in the States of Minas, São Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina. It was in the city of Florianópolis (SC) that he contracted a serious illness and died just a few days later, aged 27.

Tracks include:

01 - Primeiro Amor (Patápio Silva)
02 - Margarida (Patápio Silva)
03 - Zinha (Patápio Silva)
04 - Sonho (Patápio Silva)
05 - Serata D'amore (Patápio Silva)
06 - Serenata Oriental (Ernesto Köller)
07 - Despertar da Montanha (Eduardo Souto)
08 - Canção Triste (Tchaikovsky)
09 - Hora Staccato (Dinicu)
10 - Canção Primavera (Mendelssohn)
11 - À Galope (Altamiro Carrilho)

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Miltinho - Samba & Cia. (1969)

Welcome back Miltinho, it was very wise of yours to be at Loronix on three posts with Elza Soares and Doris Monteiro, pretty easy with the Divas. Now it is time to see how Miltinho performs alone on his first solo LP at Loronix.

As a matter of fact, this is another release by the mighty Mr. X. once again helping zecalouro to present Miltinho - Samba & Cia (1969), a very successful and popular LP where Miltinho sings well-known Samba pout-pourri very easy to listen and know by heart on a few hearings. AMG Bio is provided. Tracks include:

01 - Bola Preta Pra Mim (Julinho de Castro)
02 - Conceição (Dunga / Jair Amorim) -- Se Alguém Telefonar (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Jair Amorim)
03 - Moeda Quebrada (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis) -- Leilão (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
04 - Na Base do Pinguim (João Leal Brito "britinho" / Fernando César) -- Velho Gagá (Fernando César)
05 - O Conde (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
06 - Vendi o Sofá (Edenal / Julinha)
07 - Filho de Iemanjá (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
08 - Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis) -- Tudo É Magnífico (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
09 - Anamaria (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) -- Garota Morena (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
10 - Gota de Orvalho (Luis Antônio / Fernando César) -- Meu Sonho Em Tuas Mãos (João Leal Brito "britinho" / Fernando César)
11 - O Amor e a Flor (Carlito / J. Santos)
12 - Prazer de Dar (Newton Braz / Osmar Carpentier)

Miltinho had a huge success in the '50s, making hits on more than 100 recorded albums with songs like "Recado" and "Devaneio," "Murmúrio" (Djalma Ferreira/Luís Antônio), "Eu e o Rio," "Mulher de Trinta," "Ri" (Luís Antônio), "Zé Marmita" (Luís Antônio/Brasinha), "Só Vou de Mulher," "Meu Nome é Ninguém" (Haroldo Barbosa/Luís Reis), "Poema do Olhar" (Jair Amorim/Evaldo Gouveia), "Mulata Assanhada" (Ataulfo Alves), among others. He began as an amateur singer in the '40s in the Cancioneiros do Luar vocal group. His professional debut as a singer was in the Rádio Tupi. In 1946, he joined the Namorados da Lua. The following year, the group accompanied the singer Isaura Garcia on the hit "De Conversa em Conversa" (Lúcio Alves/Haroldo Barbosa), which was re-recorded two decades later by João Gilberto. In 1948, he joined the Anjos do Inferno, which toured the U.S. backing Carmen Miranda. He worked for two years in Mexico performing on radio shows and in nightclubs. In 1952, he became a member of the Quatro Ases e Um Curinga, of the Orquestra Tabajara, and of the Milionários do Ritmo. His first solo LP came in 1960, Um Novo Astro (Sideral). After 1966, his duet albums for Odeon with Elza Soares (four) and Dóris Monteiro (four) were also top-sellers. In 1997, he recorded another duet album (Miltinho Sempre Sucessos, Globo/Columbia), performing with João Nogueira, Luís Melodia, João Bosco, Chico Buarque, Elza Soares, and other artists. Commemorating his 54-year career, he recorded Miltinho Convida, which includes duets with Chico Buarque, Fafá de Belém, Nana Caymmi, Doris Monteiro, Elza Soares, Martinho da Vila, MPB-4, João Bosco, Emílio Santiago, João Nogueira, and Tito Madi.

Luis Vagner - Luis Vagner (1976)

We have here another Brazilian singer and composer from the 70's that makes the joy of DJs and Soul fans all around. This is Luis Vagner - Luis Vagner (1976), his third solo LP, released several years after his first movement in the early 60's as member of important Brazilian bands, such as: The Jetsons, further, Os Brasas.

Luis Vagner is also influenced by the Reagge genre, which was much more present on his music after this release. The Conjunto Pau Brasil accompanies Luis Vagner here, which is a band lead by the legendary Bedeu, an artist that you will probably meet in a couple of days at Loronix. AMG bio is included with relevant information. Tracks include:

01 - Guitarreiro (Luis Vagner)
02 - Lá no Partenon (Luis Vagner)
03 - Sufoco (Luis Vagner)
04 - Corcoveia (Luis Vagner)
05 - Cobra Criada (Luis Vagner)
06 - Camponesa (Luis Vagner)
07 - Frescura de Uma Mulher (Luis Vagner)
08 - Estás Loca de Linda Rita (Luis Vagner)
09 - Queres o Que Ô (Luis Vagner)
10 - Tesourão (Luis Vagner)

Paid tribute by Jorge Ben Jor with the song "Luiz Vagner Guitarreiro", Luís Vagner has been a fighter for the cause of Brazilian soul music and reggae since the 60's, having songs recorded by the classic black-psychedelia duo Tony Bizarro & Frankye Adriano (in Tony & Frankye, 1971, "Depois da Chuva no Posto Quatro", by Luís Vagner/Tom Gomes), Paulo Diniz ("Como?"), Bebeto ("Segura a Nega"), Lady Zu, Tony Tornado, Wando ("Se Quiser Chorar por Mim"), Ronnie Von ("Sílvia", "Vinte Horas", "Domingo"), Adriana ("Justo Nesta Noite"), Eliana Pittman ("Vou Pular Neste Carnaval"), Luís Américo ("Camisa 10"), Sílvio Brito ("Espelho Mágico") and others.Luís Vagner appeared in 1963 in Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) as a member of The Jetsons. Participating in the TV programme Juventude em Brasa (TV Piratini) and recording a single with "Lutamos pra Viver" (1967), in 1966 they moved to São Paulo, changing the band's name for Os Brasas, becoming musicians of the Banda Jovem do Maestro Peruzzi, which accompanied Eduardo Araújo in his successful TV performances. In that period Vagner had his "Magoei Seu Coração" recorded by Demétrius. Os Brasas also backed Deny & Dino and recorded a LP and several singles. After the end of the group in 1969, Vagner recorded a single with "Viagem Para o Sul" and "Moro no Fim da Rua" (having the latter being recorded by Wilson Simonal and Trio Esperança). His first LP came in 1974, Luiz Vagner Lopes. His "Guria" was included in the broadly popular soap opera Dancin' Days in 1978 and released also in the album Fusão das Raças (1979). In 1982 he interpreted "Crioulo Glorificado" (Jorge Ben) in the MPB Shell Festival, included in Pelo Amor do Povo Novo. ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide