Saturday, December 30, 2006

Arnoldo Medeiros - O Homem, O Poeta (1975) with Luiz Eça, Helcio Milito and Durval Ferreira

A friend of us shouted yesterday for this artist and I decided to give a try, being amazed since then with this LP, personnel and production. I think it is reasonable to say that Arnoldo Medeiros is more a poetry than an singer or musician, he started his career in the 60's, taking part on several different Festivais da Cancao throughout this decade and since then, being recorded by many renowned artists, such as: Doris Monteiro, Leny Andrade, Erlon Chaves, Taiguara and Many others.

Arnoldo Medeiros released only one LP and that is what zecalouro wants to show you, Arnoldo Medeiros - O Homem, O Poeta (1975), for RCA Camdem, featuring a top-notch personnel listing, highlighted bellow with tracks.


Artistic Coordination
Helcio Milito

Luiz Eca

Luiz Eca



Helio Delmiro and Durval Ferreira

Chico Batera and Helcio Milito



Trio Esperanca, Golden Boys and Evinha


01 - Flamengo 2 X 1 (Luis Eça / Arnoldo Medeiros)
02 - Sabiá Laranja (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
03 - Suzana (Celino / Arnoldo Medeiros)
04 - Corrupio (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
05 - Lourinha (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
06 - O Homem o Poeta (Arnoldo Medeiros) -- "Tristeza De Nós Dois" (Durval Ferreira-Maurício Einhorn-Bebeto)
07 - Berro na Buzina (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
08 - Esqueça (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
09 - Morena Malandra (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
10 - Namorada (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
11 - Catarina e o Vento (Marcos Valle / Arnoldo Medeiros)
12 - Sex Appeal (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros) -- Shirley Sexy (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros) -- Bandeira Dois (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros) -- Uma Vida (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)

Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Carmen Miranda and Danny Scholl - Nancy Goes to Rio - OST (1950)

Lovely, we have here a tiny little piece of record provided by Mr. W. with several nice surprises and curiosities that you would like very much. Actually, Arara Azul sent also a Carmen Miranda LP as zecalouro Christmas gift, but it is a complex post that I'm saving for later. Thanks Mr. W. Thanks Arara Azul.

This is Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Carmen Miranda and Danny Scholl - Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) - 10", for MGM, released in Brazil as Romance Carioca. Can you believe that? It is true, this LP has also the participation of O Bando da Lua and landmarks the first international performance of the Brazilian genre Baiao with the song Caroom Pa Pa.

Mr. W. gave all details, saying also that a special attention should be given to the song IPSE-AI-O, a Samba, composed by Ray Gilbert, featuring O Bando da Lua. Another track to be highlighted is Love Is Like This, performed by Jane Powell, which is in fact Carinhoso (Pixinguinha) with English lyrics by Ray Gilbert. Breathtaking, short and amazing, don't miss it. Tracks include:

01 - Love Is Like This - Jane Powell - (Gilbert-Vianna)
02 - Time and Time Again - Ann Sothern and Danny Scholl - (Brent-Spielman)
03 - YIPSEE-I-0 - Carmen Miranda - (Gilbert)
04 - Magic Is The Moonlight - Jane Powell and Ann Sothern - (Pasquale-Grever)

Mr. Samba - Mr. Samba e Seus "Skindos" Ritmicos (1962)

Hello, Good night! What a wonderful night, everybody is happy with the celebrations of the New Years Eve. The streets are full; the supermarket is insane with everybody buying industrial amounts of alcoholic beverages. Fireworks pop once in a while, what a wonderful time. If you live in the 12th floor you must be experienced, it’s exactly the distance that fireworks explode when launched from the ground. It is time to take care while eating, using knifes, shaving; the World War III can enter your home in a flash. Take care, man!

Nothing better than noise to combat noise, if you are planning to make a party to enter 2007 kicking around the floor, do not miss Carnaval RCA (1963) a few posts ago and do not stay away from Mr. Samba - Mr. Samba e Seus "Skindos" Ritmicos (1962), for RGE. Mr. Samba is an obscure group that released two LPs for RGE in the early 60's with great swinging, arrangements and an unknown personnel listing. The first release is their second LP, already available at Loronix. In spite it is a perfect LP for dancing on New Years Eve we have a nice album here. Tracks include:

01 - Não Ponha a Mão (Bucy Moreira / Arnô Canegal / Mutt)
02 - Enlouqueci (Luis Soberano / Waldomiro Pereira / João Sales)
03 - Tema Para Dedé (Nelsinho)
04 - Onde Estão os Tamborins (Pedro Caetano)
05 - Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva)
06 - Se Eu Morrer Amanhã (Garcia Júnior / Jorge Martins)
07 - Está Chegando a Hora (Rubens Campos / Henricão)
08 - Pourquoi (Nega Sem Sandália) (Jadir de Castro / Caco Velho)
09 - Eu Chorarei Amanhã (Raul Sampaio / Ivo Santos)
10 - Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)
11 - Quero Morrer no Carnaval (Luis Antônio / Eurico Campos)
12 - Mal de Amor (Raul Sampaio / Benil Santos)

Geraldo Vespar - Eu e o Violao (1968)

Geraldo Vespar, Maestro, arranger, composer, and guitarist is truly a genius. A musician that influenced several generations through years. As guitarrist, an innovator, positioned at the same level as Baden Powell and others. I'm making something different with this post making available a link to the song Diz que Fui por Ai (Ze Ketti / Hortencio Rocha) with Nara Leao and Geraldo Vespar on guitar from the LP Nara (1964), for Elenco.

Geraldo Vespar plays with a single percussion accompaniment, starting a new style of playing. Make a try; even if you are not a musician, you will be pleased with Vespar guitar backing Nara.

This is Diz que Fui por Ai:

This is Geraldo Vespar - Eu e o Violao (1968), for Parlophone, another release provided by Caetano Rodrigues that I was saving for the right time, but several Loronix friends were requesting this LP, which is not easy to find, and I could not wait longer. Such beautiful that is self-explanatory, nothing can go wrong with Eu e o Violao. Tracks include:

01 - Sá Marina (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
02 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf)
03 - Desencontro (Chico Buarque)
04 - Feitiço da Vila (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
05 - Viola Enluarada (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 - Por Que (Geraldo Vespar / Mário Telles) -- Bourrê (Geraldo Vandré)
07 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
08 - Até Segunda Feira (Chico Buarque)
09 - No Brilho da Faca (Wagner Tiso / Novelli / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Mancada (Gilberto Gil)
11 - Olê Olá (Chico Buarque)
12 - Lapinha (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Tania Maria - The Lady From Brazil (1987)

One of the several things I learned with Loronix is to appreciate Tania Maria. This woman plays wild, never cheats you and seems like is having fun and doing the best she can on every record she makes. A friend of mine said that she plays like a man, not a correct statement that I disagree, anyway, a nice definition of her style.

I pretty new to her and I'm still navigating on her discography to make the best picks. Just find this one last week and it is probably one of her best releases. This is Tania Maria - The Lady From Brazil (1987), for EMI-Odeon and produced by George Duke for George Duke Enterprises Inc. Breathless recording set with a long personnel listing, different on each track. I will pick the well known ones, as follows: Tania Maria (piano, keyboard, percussion, vocal), George Duke (sinclavier), Paulinho da Costa (percussion), Steve Gadd (drums), Anthony Jackson and Eddie Gomez (bass), George Howard (sax), among others. This LP is out of print, the last Tania Maria release, Via Brasil, was reported in print and removed. Tracks include:

01 - The Lady From Brazil (Tânia Maria / Trish Sisson)
02 - I Should Nlot Call You (Tânia Maria / Rob Crocker)
03 - Tanoca Vignette (Tânia Maria)
04 - Bronx (Tânia Maria)
05 - Just Get Up (Tânia Maria / Trish Sisson)
06 - Valeu (Tânia Maria)
07 - All Gone Love (Tânia Maria / Trish Sisson)
08 - It Hurts So Much (Tânia Maria / Trish Sisson)

Juarez - O Melhor de Juarez (1963-4)

This LP is the teaser for the third out of the three Juarez de Araujo LPs provided by Caetano Rodrigues to Loronixers. Meet, Juarez - O Melhor de Juarez (1963-4), for Masterplay, a selection of the best songs - according with liner notes - selected by the public between two releases, Bossa Nova nos "States" and Masterplay goes to New York.

The last Juarez release, Bossa Nova nos "States", will be available soon and I will speak with a Loronixer that has photos of him playing together with Juarez, guess who is? Stay tuned. Tracks include:

01 - Só Danço Samba
02 - Mack The Knife (Moritat)
03 - Samba Toff
04 - Night Side
05 - Samba de Uma Nota Só
06 - Deep Purple
07 - Al Di Lá
08 - Bim Bom
09 - How Hight The Moon
10 - Súplica
11 - Blue Moon
12 - Lobo Bobo

Leny Eversong - Fabulosa!!! (1960) with Maestro Simonetti and Orquestra RGE

Here is an artist that is having some kind of revival by the music blogs. Her records are available only at old vinyl shops. She was very famous from the 30's to 60's, mostly performing songs in English, touring several times in US casinos at Las Vegas and recording in several countries such as The United States and France.

This is Leny Eversong - Fabulosa!!! (1960), for RGE, with Orquestra RGE lead by Maestro Simonetti. Wonderful music and powerful singing that should please Loronix fans of Angela Maria and Elizeth Cardoso. One of her most celebrated resource was her powerful voice. This is the first Leny Eversong release at Loronix, but if you want to see more, visit Unbreakable Microgrooves from my friend Simon Boutman, with the nice Ritmo Fascinante (1958), for Copacabana. Thanks Victor for remembering Leny Eversong at CBox. Tracks include:

01 - Sol de Verão (Theme From "A Summer Place") (M. Steiner / Vrs. Nazareno de Brito)
02 - Marina (R. Granata)
03 - Symphony (Alstone / J. Lawrence)
04 - Sabor a Mi (Álvaro Carrillo)
05 - Carina (R. Poes / Testa)
06 - Lazy Bones (J. Mercer / H. Carmichael)
07 - Mai Dire Mai (Aldo Salvi / G. C. Testoni)
08 - I'm Yours (R. Mellin)
09 - Oui Oui Oui Oui (H. Giraud / P. Cour / Vrs. Fred Jorge)
10 - Exemplo (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
11 - Quando Vien La Sera (Testa / C. A. Rossi)
12 - Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill / Bertold Brecht)

Varios Artistas - Carnaval RCA (1963)

Hello, Good Night! It is past 7pm in Rio de Janeiro, but I feel uncomfortable to say good night to Loronixers, the sun is up and the sky is blue, remaining this way until 8:30pm. The name of this miracle is Horario de Verao (daylight savings). They forgot to tell zecalouro about this daylight saving thing. He cannot understand that it is 7pm, for his green head, it is 6pm. Period. And he acts such like 6pm, alive, noisy and kicking.

Since zecalouro is turned on, let's drop gasoline on fire presenting a LP that you might want to hear at new year eve, this is Carnaval RCA (1963), for RCA Victor, with several artists singing carnaval songs for dancing. This LP has 16 marchinhas, which is a kind of carnaval tunes with suggestive lyrics, very famous in the past that gradually loose popularity and are not released as before.

Angela Maria, Carlos Galhardo, Jorge Veiga, Orlando Silva, Cauby Peixoto, Joel e Gaucho, Carlos Gonzaga and Ellen de Lima are the artists selected by RCA for this release. Tracks include:

01 - A Lua É Camarada (Armando Cavalcanti / Klécius Caldas) - Ângela Maria
02 - Maria Atrapalhona (Antônio Almeida / Jorge de Castro) - Carlos Galhardo
03 - Marcha-cha (João de Barro / Jota Júnior) - Jorge Veiga
04 - Adeus Amor (Marino Pinto / Luis Soberano) - Orlando Silva
05 - Quebranto (Rutinaldo / Klécius Caldas) - Cauby Peixoto
06 - Lá Se Foi a Vassoura (Joel de Almeida / Wilson Roberto) - Joel e Gaúcho
07 - Balão Apagado (Henrique Almeida / José Roy / Carlos Gonzaga) - Carlos Gonzaga
08 - Agora Sou Martelo (Bidú Reis / Celso Teixeira) - Ellen de Lima
09 - Lambuzando o Selo (Aldacir Louro / Linda Rodrigues / William Duba) - Cauby Peixoto
10 - Aprendiz de Feiticeiro (Bruxa) (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira) - Ângela Maria
11 - Maria Arranja Bode (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira / Sebastião Gomes) - Jorge Veiga
12 - Madalena Voltou (Erasmo Silva / Nahum Luis) - Carlos Galhardo
13 - Japonesa (Joel de Almeida) - Joel e Gaúcho
14 - Marcha dos Namorados (Henrique de Almeida / José Roy) - Orlando Silva
15 - Eu e Você (Jorge de Castro) - Ellen de Lima
16 - Você Matou Meu Amor (Carlos Mendes / Carlos Gonzaga) - Carlos Gonzaga

Conjunto Castelinho - Os Donos da Bossa (1964)

Let's make it as straightforward as possible. This is Conjunto Castelinho - Os Donos da Bossa (1964), for Spot, I have been wondering if Spot executives in 1964 were really decided to release this wonderful instrumental LP with no additional information about it just to make zecalouro nuts in 2006. This is my assumption.

I have heard for some friends that Eumir Deodato is behind this LP. They might be sure. Who has this info? What are the musicians behind this group? This is the first Spot LP released at Loronix. All Spot cover artwork follows this style, simple, but really effective and nice to see. Tracks include:

01 - Menina Certinha (Durval Ferreira / Luis Fernando Freire)
02 - Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
03 - Cesteiro Que Faz Um Cesto Faz Um Cento (Toni Vestane)
04 - Baiãozinho (Eumir Deodato)
05 - Muito à Vontade (João Donato)
06 - Samba Novo (Durval Ferreira / Newton Chaves)
07 - Esperança (Durval Ferreira / Luis Fernando Freire / Maurício Einhorn)
08 - Cheers (Henry Mancini)
09 - Ainda Mais Lindo (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Diz Que Fui Por Aí (Zé Keti / H. Rocha)
11 - Só Por Amor (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Ela É Carioca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
13 - Pouca Duração (Pacífico Mascarenhas)

Zimbo Trio & Sebastiao Tapajos - Zimbo Convida Sebastiao Tapajos (1982)

I have been punishing myself since I got recommendations of nice Loronix friends to focus on Sebastiao Tapajos, the Brazilian violonista (acoustic guitar) player with more than 50 recorded albums. I don't know who blame for this fault (the fact zecalouro never took Sebastiao Tapajos for a try), but hearing Sebastiao Tapajos LPs for the first time is such like receiving a new bike from daddy.

Let's start with Sebastiao Tapajos with style, this is Zimbo Trio & Sebastiao Tapajos - Zimbo Convida Sebastiao Tapajos (1981), for Clam, really nice release, I have been hearing this LP every day and on each new try there are new treasures to discover. Another self-explanatory release. Tracks include:

01 - Danca (Luiz Chaves)
02 - Voce Nao Pode Ouricar (Alexandre Dantas do Amaral)
03 - Marajo (Sebastiao Tapajos / Rubens Barsotti)
04 - Preludio para Karen (Sebastiao Tapajos / Mauricio Einhorn)
05 - Um Pro Zimbo (Sebastiao Tapajos / Mauricio Einhorn)
06 - Recado pro Tiao Tapajos (Luiz Chaves)
07 - Lua Joa (Sebastiao Tapajos)
08 - No Balanco do Vovo (Luiz Chaves)
09 - Igarapes (Sebastiao Tapajos / Mauricio Einhorn)
10 - Viajeiro (Luiz Chaves)
11 - Sincopando (Sebastiao Tapajos / Luiz Chaves / Amilton Godoy)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Rubens Bassini - Ritmo Fantastico, Rubens Bassini e os 11 Magnificos (1961)

That's a unique post of a unique musician. Rubens Bassini, the first time at Loronix as a solo artist and found on several LPs from the 60's as a sideman. This is Rubens Bassini - Ritmo Fantastico, Rubens Bassini e os 11 Magnificos (1961), for Pawal. In spite his intense activity as a sideman on several others LPs, Rubens Bassini released only two solo albums throughout his entire career, this is the fist.

The blending of "Latin" instruments, such as: Bongos and Maracas with Bossa Nova and Samba rhythms, is the strength of Rubens Bassini and what makes him an unique musician. Bongos and Maracas never had a place on Brazilian music, Rubens Bassini pioneer the introduction of these elements and never had a follower. Thanks Caetano for this amazing LP, with Rubens delivering what is used to call as "Latin Groove" on top of Bossa Nova and some US standards. Born in 1933, Rubens has died very early with the age of 52 in 1985. Stay with tracks and the complete listing of Os 11 Magnificos. Tracks include:

Os 11 Magnificos

Rubens Bassini
(Bongo, Pandeiro)

J. Hernandez




Waltel Branco

(Drums, Timbales)

Jadyr de Castro




Pedro Santos


01 - Céu e Mar (Johnny Alf)
02 - Coco Seco (Luis Reis)
03 - Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 - September Song (Kurt Weill / Anderson)
05 - Canoinha (Leide Branco / Alberto Paz)
06 - Cuban Mambo (Cugat / J. Wiseman)
07 - Mirage (Art Blakey)
08 - Maria Conga (Orlann Divo / Roberto Jorge)
09 - Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
10 - Mensagem
11 - Esto Es El Ritmo
12 - Quem Quizer Encontrar Amor (Geraldo Vandré / Carlos Lyra)

Norma Bengell - Ooooooh! Norma (1959)

I remember on that old vinyl fair in SP that Caetano Rodrigues found this LP on a perfect shape and with a very reasonable price, a fraction of the price we are used to see on e-Bay. I left Sao Paulo thinking about sharing this LP with Loronixers and I don't know why simply forgot to make it.

Anyway, it is not that late for Norma Bengell - OoooooH! Norma (1959), for Odeon. Mr. D&C is a big fan of Norma Bengell and this LP particularly. Unfortunately, after this wonderful debut LP, Norma Bengell decided to embrace another career as an actress and film director with great success. Only few Brazilians know that Norma was a singer before deciding to be an actress. I hope you enjoy this LP that is nice from star to end with arrangements by Maestro Lindolfo Gaya and an amazing cover that made a lot of noise in 1959, a scandal at that time. Tracks include:

01 - Sucedeu Assim (Tom Jobim / Marino Pinto)
02 - This Can't Be Love (R. Rodgers / L. Hart)
03 - Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (D. Fields / J. McHugh)
05 - Eu Preciso de Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - C'est Si Bon (H. Betti / A. Hornez)
07 - Sente (Chico Feitosa / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
08 - Fever (J. Devenport / E. Cooley)
09 - Hô-bá-lá-lá (João Gilberto)
10 - You Better Go Now (B. Reichner / R. Graham)
11 - That Old Black Magic (Arlen / Mercer)
12 - Drume Negrita (E. Grenet)

Ribamar e Seu Conjunto - Duas Faces de Amor (196?)

Hello, Good Night! I have to admit that sometimes I use to accept assumptions as facts. Not a good behavior that once in a while takes you by surprise. Ribamar is a nice example. On my green head, Ribamar was always associated as a composer and eventually a singer, taking as example his LP with Tito Madi.

Ribamar is not only a composer, he is also an excellent pianist, working at nightclubs and starting his professional career accompanying Dolores Duran. Let's see what happens with Ribamar e Seu Conjunto - Duas Faces de Amor (196?), for Equipe. There something obscure with this LP, the discographies I could search, it is listed as Duas Faces de Amor, but as you can see by the front cover, the title is different, Nosso Encontro de Amor. Since this LP was given to zecalouro several months ago, I cannot remember the friend who gave it to check this issue. Anyway, if this friend is still around, please comment or send an email, it will be greatly appreciated. Tracks include:

01 - A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
02 - Segredo (Herivelto Martins / Marino Pinto) -- Nunca (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
03 - Duas Contas (Garoto) -- Dó-ré-mi (Fernando César)
04 - Alguém Como Tu (José Maria de Abreu / Jair Amorim) -- Não Tem Solução (Dorival Caymmi / Carlos Guinle)
05 - Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi) -- Molambo (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
06 - Canção de Amor (Elano de Paula / Chocolate) -- Canção da Volta (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
07 - Não Tenho Você (Paulo Marques / Ari Monteiro) -- Se Você Se Importasse (Peterpan)
08 - Folhas Mortas (Ary Barroso) -- Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
09 - Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria) -- Se Eu Morrese Amanhã (Antônio Maria)
10 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) -- Neste Mesmo Lugar (Klécius Caldas / Armando Cavalcanti)

Pery Ribeiro - Pery Muito Mais Bossa (1964)

Pery Ribeiro. That's right. If I search my mailbox for the sentence "do not forget Pery Muito Mais Bossa", the results are many. I lost an HD a couple of days ago. When I spoke with a friend about the lost, the first thing he said, lips shaking, was: "Is Pery Muito Mais Bossa lost?". So, let's make it.

This is Pery Ribeiro - Pery Muito Mais Bossa (1964), for Odeon, one of the most celebrated albums from Pery Ribeiro earlier years. Unfortunately and somehow interesting, the information available about this album personnel and set details are spare and I need the help of Loronixers on additional info about it. Tracks include:

01 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Morena Arpoador (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
03 - Baiãozinho (Eumir Deodato)
04 - Vai de Vez (Luis Fernando Freire / Roberto Menescal)
05 - Menininha Rua Augusta (Geraldo Cunha / Pery Ribeiro)
06 - Feio Não É Bonito (Carlos Lyra / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
07 - Samba de Roda (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
08 - Moça da Praia (Luis Fernando Freire / Roberto Menescal)
09 - Você (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
10 - Canto Negro (Durval Ferreira / Luis Fernando Freire)
11 - Pensei Errei (Tito Madi)
12 - Ilha Comprida (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Conjuntos de Jose Marinho, Netinho, Waltel Branco e Joao Donato - Dance Conosco (1960)

This is the second contribution of a great friend that, from now on, we will call as the already legendary Mr. E. What a great contribution, a release that puts an end on several doubts and assumptions taken from spare sources.

Meet, Conjuntos de Jose Marinho, Netinho, Waltel Branco e Joao Donato - Dance Conosco (1960), for Copacabana. Yes! That’s great Mr. E. this is a sought-after LP, featuring four top-notch musicians and their respective accompaniment bands or Seus Conjuntos.

Joao Donato plays trombone on his tracks with the help of Altamiro Carrilho on flute. Jose Marinho plays piano, Netinho, clarinet and Waltel Branco plays guitar. Another curiosity, everybody says that the cover is awful, quite disconnected from the great instrumental music we have inside. I don't think so, it is a appealing cover and according with Copacabana - the back cover and the linear notes are included with the music -, this is a LP for dancing and the cover is perfect on this idea. Thanks once again, Mr. E. Attention for both Donato instrumental tracks, composed with Joao Gilberto. Tracks include:

01 - La Leyenda Del Beso (Paso Dias / R. Soutullo / J. Vert / E. Reoyo) -- José Marinho e Seu Conjunto
02 - Ginga do Caramujo (Orlando Costa ''Maestro Cipó'') -- Netinho e Seu Conjunto
03 - Devaneio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio) -- Waltel Branco e Seu Conjunto
04 - Caravan (Mills / Duke Ellington / Tizol) -- José Marinho e Seu Conjunto
05 - Mambinho (João Donato) -- João Donato e Seu Conjunto with Altamiro Carrilho (flute)
06 - Minha Saudade (João Donato / João Gilberto) -- João Donato e Seu Conjunto with Altamiro Carrilho (flute)
07 - Mambo Tropical (José Marinho) -- José Marinho e Seu Conjunto
08 - Sob o Luar (Waltel Branco / Ivo Branco) -- Waltel Branco e Seu Conjunto
09 - I Could Have Danced All Night (A. J. Lerner / F. Loeve) -- Netinho e Seu Conjunto
10 - Cheio de Saudade (Waltel Branco) -- Waltel Branco e seu Conjunto
11 - É do Que Há (Luis Americano) -- Netinho e Seu Conjunto

Os Originais do Samba - O Samba e a Corda... Os Originais a Cacamba (1972)

This is the first time this Samba group is released at Loronix, actually the second, since they participated on a Baden Powell and Marcia live concert, Show Recital (1965), as side band. Everybody in Brazil knows who they are, mainly by one of its members that became nationwide famous in the 70's and 80's, Mussum, one of the percussionists.

Meet, Os Originais do Samba - O Samba e a Corda... Os Originais a Cacamba (1972), for RCA Victor. I'm amazed by the number of albums Os Originais do Samba released throughout their career, which started in 1969 with their first LP for RCA Victor until their last release, pretty recent, Os Originais de Todos os Sambas (1997), for RGE. Actually, they started in 1960 with the name Os Sete Modernos do Samba, changing to Os Originais do Samba a year later. If you are looking for an original blend of Samba with humor, this is the LP you should take. Tracks include:

01 - Do Lado Direito da Rua Direita (Luis Carlos / Chiquinho)
02 - Catimba Criolo (Wando)
03 - Ciranda Cirandeia (Recife Em Dia de Festa) (Zapata / Carvalho)
04 - Esperanças Perdidas (Adeílton Alves / Delcio Carvalho)
05 - Cravos e Rosas (Luis Carlos / Lelé)
06 - As Três Capitais (Murilo Penha "Bidi")
07 - A Volta do Ponteiro (Beto Scala / São Beto)
08 - Eu Vou Pagar Pra Ver (Luis Wanderley / Antônio Aguiar)
09 - Tchuna Macurucaiao (José Roberto / Bulau / Lelé)
10 - Boi Bumbá (Zito de Souza / Toninho / Jorge Veiga)
11 - Tereza (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
12 - E Lá Se Vão Meus Anéis (Eduardo Gudin / Paulo César Pinheiro)
13 - Lá Vem Salgueiro (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")

Eliana Pittman & Conjunto 3-D - Eliana ao Vivo (1968)

Hello, Good Night! Eliana Pittman seems to be a legend outside Brazil; every friend I speak about her always gives nice feedback of her singing and beauty. This release is from a very early Eliana Pittman, not that early as the previous one with her stepfather Booker, this is her second or third solo release.

Meet Eliana Pittman & Conjunto 3-D - Eliana ao Vivo (1968), for Copacabana, a live set recorded at Teatro de Bolso, Rio de Janeiro when Eliana Pittman was touring to promote her first Copacabana LP, E Preciso Cantar (1967).

Conjunto 3-D, as Antonio Adolfo (piano), Vitor Manga (drums) and Novelli (bass), complemented by Geraldo Azevedo (acoustic guitar), makes the difference, backing Eliana Pittman throughout the set. Tracks include:

01 - Tzena Tzena Tzena (Mitchell / Parish / J. Grossaman / Michrovsky)
02 - Travessia (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
03 - Alegria de Carnaval (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
04 - West Side Story (L. Bernstein / S. Sondheim)
05 - Olê Olá (Chico Buarque) -- Quem Te Viu Quem Te Vê (Chico Buarque)
06 - Chegança de Fim de Tarde (Marcus Vinicius)
07 - Das Rosas (Dorival Caymmi) -- A Mesma Rosa Amarela (Capiba / Carlos Penna Filho) -- Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi) -- Dia das Rosas (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
08 - Ponteio (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
09 - Non C'est Rien (Free Again) (A. Canfora / J. Baselli / M. Jourdan)
10 - Aquela Rosa (Geraldo Azevedo / Carlos Fernando)
11 - Pobre Morro (Gilberto Barcellos)
12 - Swanee (George Gershwin / Irving Berlin) -- Rock-a-rye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody (J. Schwartz)

Elizeth Cardoso - Falou e Disse (1970)

If you understand this cover artwork you will understand this LP. Look how Elizeth Cardoso is relaxed and dressing simple clothes on that picture. It seems like she just wake up, took the first thing she saw at her closet and quickly left to this photo session.

That's exactly the spirit of this record, a relaxed Elizeth Cardoso, not using all of her voice and that vibratos that we are use to listen, she sings Samba on an authentic way, such like on a meeting with friends on a bar to drink some beers. I don't know what Elizeth had in mind with this LP, probably a transition from the new decade or perhaps just an album that we wanted to make with Sambas together with her friends.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Falou e Disse (1970), for Copacabana, directed by Moacyr Silva and featuring a top-notch team that should go better with highlights bellow, before tracks.


Maestro Nelsinho

Baden Powell, Geraldo Vespar, Meira and Dino 7 Cordas

Jorge Melacrino, Eugenio Martins and Antonio de Souza



Jorge Arena


Pandeiro, Reco-Reco, Surdo, Cuica, Agogo e Tamborim
Mestre Marcal, Luna, Elizeu, Bezerra and Geraldo

Salvador (Dom Salvador?) e Wagner

Herminio Bello de Carvalho


01 - É de Lei (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - Corrente de Aço (João Nogueira)
03 - Você Foi Um Atraso Em Meu Caminho (Picolino da Portela / Jair do Cavaquinho)
04 - Lua Aberta (João de Aquino / Paulo Frederico)
05 - Tudo Ok (Maurício Tapajós / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
06 - Refém da Solidão (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
07 - Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida (Paulinho da Viola)
08 - Degraus da Vida (Nelson Cavaquinho / Antônio Braga / César Brasil)
09 - Aviso aos Navegantes (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
10 - Camisa Branca (Élton Medeiros / Otávio de Morais)
11 - Carta de Poeta (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
12 - A Flor de Laranjeira (Humberto de Carvalho / Zé Pretinho da Bahia / Bernardino Silva)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Made in Brasil - Tudo Joia (1984) with Breno Sauer

This is one of the most inquisitive contributions from Caetano Rodrigues so far. A band born in Chicago that makes a fusion of funky, jazz and samba as I never heard before. I know that Breno Sauer is part of this band, but he could not be responsible alone for the strengths of this band and specially this LP.

Meet Made in Brasil - Tudo Joia (1984), for Pausa (Italy), as said, an above the average jazz and samba fusion with nice vocal arrangements featuring Breno Sauer - Piano, Paulo Garcia - Bass & Vocals, Akio Sasajima - Guitar, Neusa Sauer - Lead Vocals, Ron Dewar - Tenor, Roberto Sanchez - Percussion and Phil Gratteau - Drums. If you look for samba jazz with vocals, this is the release for you. It is hard to believe that this group is from Chicago. Tracks include:

01 - Bebete
02 - Samba Do Avião
03 - Sai Dessa
04 - Arlequin Desconhecido
05 - Favela
06 - Fato Consumado

Michel Magne y Su Gran Orquestra - Las Mas Celebres Melodias de Brasil (1971), for Musidisc Spain

We are having a boom of Bossa Nova LPs recorded by artist outside Brazil. These releases are extremely successful, it seems that everybody likes it a lot. Yesterday, we had a Mr. G. contribution that had a great acceptance, Christiane Legrand - Of Smiles and Tears (1971), I invite you to try it, just a few posts bellow.

Let's see what happens with this one, a contribution of Phil Musical, the Mighty Blog owner of Phil Musical Lounge. Thanks Phil, it is an honor to receive such beautiful record. Let's thanks Phil visiting Phil Musical's Lounge, here.

This is Michel Magne y Su Gran Orquestra - Las Mas Celebres Melodias de Brasil (1971), for Musidisc Spain. Phil, I will need your help for additional information on Michel Magne and also Musidisc activities in Spain. It seems to me that Musidisc Brasil did not release this record down here. Phil made a nice work with high quality scans from front and back cover that you should appreciate a lot. Tracks include:

01 - Corcovado
02 - Samba de Uma Nota So
03 - Bossa Magna
04 - Dindi
05 - Fecha a Porta
06 - Notre Samba
07 - Estao Voltando
08 - Rancho das Flores
09 - Murmurio
10 - Meditacao
11 - Bossa Nova du Guerrier
12 - Choro Sim
13 - Bossa Nova de Paris
14 - Bossa Nova
15 - A Muito Tempo
16 - Fica Comigo Essa Noite

Sacha's Piano - Drinks After Midnight (1965)

Hello, Good night! I'm making an interval between the Sabadabada update announcement post and this one just to give you time to a full journey on Peter's site. Let's start the day with a Mr. X., contribution of an artist that I have a great sympathy. This is Sacha - Drinks After Midnight (1965), for London, another release from the owner of the legendary Sacha's Nightclub in Leme, Rio de Janeiro.

Sacha's nightclub lasts longer; it was opened until the late 90's very close to the place that zecalouro lives. Sacha is from Austria and came to Brazil in 1948, founding Sacha's only a couple of years before his arriving. Different from the last Sacha release, Drinks after midnight has an orchestra to support Sacha's piano, conducted and arranged by Maestro Cipo. I know that after these seasons parties you are not in the mood to see drinks, but this is nice record sponsored by Mr. X that you should not miss. Tracks include:

01 - All The Way (S. Cahn / V. Heusen)
02 - Who's Sorry Now (T. Snyder / B. Kalmar / H. Ruby)
03 - Yesterdays (J. Kern / O. Harbach)
04 - You do Something To Me (Cole Porter)
05 - Indian Summer (V. hervert / A. Dubin)
06 - How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin)
07 - They Cant't Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
08 - I'll Never Smile Again (R. Lowe)
09 - The Song Is You (J. Kern / O. Hammerstein II)
10 - All The Things You Are (J. Kern / O. Hammerstein II)
11 - I Only Have Eyes For You (H. Warren / A. Dubin)
12 - Always (Irving Berlin)

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '65 - In Person at El Matador (1966)

The great close. A important LP for the career of one of the most celebrated Brazilian artist worldwide, Sergio Mendes. This live recording was the first Sergio Mendes album released in the United States and features some of the best musicians by that time under Sergio Mendes Brasil '65. I don't know why, this is one of Caetano contributions that I left to the end.

This is Sergio Mendes & Brasil '65 - In Person at El Matador (1966), for Atlantic USA, recorded 2 years after Sergio Mendes arrival in the United States and featuring Sergio Mendes (piano), Tiao Neto (bass), Paulinho Magalhaes and Chico Batera (drums), Rosinha de Valença (acoustic guitar) and Wanda Sa (vocal). El Matador was a famous nightclub in San Francisco Bay area, California.

Another self-explanatory release. The front cover above belongs to the Brazilian edition by Fermata. Caetano asked to share the original Atlantic cover, which is bellow at post closing. Tracks include:

01 - Reza (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
02 - O Morro (Carlos Lyra / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
03 - Samba do Astronauta (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Tem Dó de Mim (Carlos Lyra)
05 - Jodel (João Donato)
06 - Samba de José (José Menezes)
07 - Noa Noa (Sergio Mendes)
08 - "Black Orpheus Medley" -- Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria) -- Batuque de Orfeu (Rossini Pacheco) -- Samba de Orfeu (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria) -- A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Vai de Vez (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)
11 - Caminho de Casa (João Donato)

The Norman Luboff Choir - The Latin Luboff (1965) featuring the guitar of Laurindo Almeida

This is the Christmas gift zecalouro received from Caetano Rodrigues. What a gift! Classy, elegant and with a beautiful cover. Thanks Caetano for this LP.

We are talking about The Normal Luboff Choir - The Latin Luboff (1965), for RCA Victor, twelve well-known songs arranged for voice and orchestra with the participation of Laurindo Almeida and his guitar in all tracks. Beautiful, Laurindo makes the difference on this record with his gentle and intimistic guitar playing, making the perfect background and introductions on each track.

Normal Luboff and his Choir is among the most popular choral ensembles of the 50's and 60's, releasing a series of albums during this period. In this LP, the Choir is composed by twenty voices, 12 boys and 8 girls. The Norman Luboff Choir also backed a number of vocalists including Harry Belafonte and Doris Day and even after Norman Luboff passing in 1987, they continued touring. Take a special attention to Manha de Carnaval and As I do Now, which is the Jequibau based tune Sim from Mario Albanese / Ciro Pereira. Tracks include:

01 - Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
02 - Sarah's Samba
03 - Watch What Happens
04 - The Peanut Vendor
05 - Be Mine Tonight
06 - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
07 - Sunset And Moonrise
08 - El Cumbanchero
09 - The Street of Stars
10 - Corcovado
11 - As I do Now
12 - Manha de Carnaval

Monday, December 25, 2006

João de Barro, Braguinha

Amigos, desde ontem, não está mais entre nós o legendário Braguinha, o João de Barro. É triste saber que Braguinha faleceu um pouco antes de completar os 100 anos de idade. Soube do falecimento do Braguinha observando um movimento de repórteres em torno de uma estátua em sua homenagem, perto aqui de casa.

Na noite de Natal, conversei em família sobre o Braguinha, quando meu pai disse que uma das maiores emoções de sua vida foi estar no Maracanã durante a copa de 1950 e cantar com a multidão em coro "Touradas em Madrid" no jogo Brasil x Espanha.

A vida é mesmo uma coisa sensacional e Braguinha foi um dos que souberam se aproveitar dela com maestria, tanto em comprimento quanto em intensidade. Descanse em Paz.

Christiane Legrand - Of Smiles and Tears (1971)

This is Mr. G. gift, he took the last Sacha Distel release as inspiration and sent to us another LP with the bridge Brazil | France, according with Mr. G., a masterpiece release in 1971 by Philips. Let's see if we can make the same excitement we had with Sacha Distel.

This is Christiane Legrand - Of Smiles and Tears (1971), for Philips. My searches have failed on finding information about Christiane Legrand and this LP and you will have to believe in Mr. G. and zecalouro this time. This is a nice set of Bossa Nova songs converted to French lyrics. Christine understood perfectly the Bossa Nova spirit and the way of singing. I'm not an expert on French language, so I cannot evaluate how lyrics were converted, but the outcome sounds nice and it seems that Mr. G. is right to say it is a masterpiece. I invite you to check this out. Tracks include:

01 - Rome (Children's Game)
02 - Avec Des Je Avec Des Ja (Voce e Eu)
03 - Cent Mille Poissons Dans Ton Flilet (O Cafona)
04 - La Riziere (Cancao do Sal)
05 - Ta Maison N'est Plus La Mienne (Travessia)
06 - HLM et Cine Roman (Shirley Sexy)
07 - Maria Endormie (Maria, Minha Fe)
08 - Vai (Canto de Ossanha)
09 - Deux Camarades (Morro Velho)
10 - Catavento
11 - Tant de Gens (Outubro)

Noite Ilustrada - Cara de Boboca (1960)

Hello, Good Night! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas night with your families. My Christmas was great this year with some nice gifts sent by Loronixers. I will try to open these gifts today, others will be opened in another occasion since I received more that four gifts and there is no room for all.

Let's start with a truly awesome, a record that I didn't know the existence and a great surprise. Thanks to Mr. W., a new Loronix friend that decided to start sharing his LPs with us. What a nice start. This is Noite Ilustrada - Cara de Boboca (1960), for Mocambo, the first Noite Ilustrada LP, featuring one of his most famous tunes, Cara de Boboca, previously released in 1958 at 78 RPM format. Truly amazing record with an amazing cover artwork of the legendary Mocambo.

Noite Ilustrada is a renowned Samba interpreted that released many records throughout a productive career. Mario de Souza Marques Filho received the artistic name of Noite Ilustrada in his first performance as an artist when the show host, Ze Trindade, making fun, decided to announce his entrance at the stage as "noite ilustrada", a well-known Brazilian magazine at that time. Noite Ilustrada has died recently at the age of 75 in 2003.

I spoke with Caetano Rodrigues about this LP and he said that Mocambo master tapes were probably lost due a flood at Mocambo offices one or two decades ago. Caetano said that this should be a quite rare LP. That’s why the work of collectors are very important, with no master tapes, collector copies are the only way to keep alive the wonderful records made by Mocambo. Tracks include:

01 - Cara de Boboca (Jaime Silva / Edmundo Andrade)
02 - Play-boy (José Henrique)
03 - Diabo de Saia (Edmundo Andrade)
04 - Escureceu (Edmundo Andrade)
05 - Cadê Cidinha (Marques Filho)
06 - Compreensão (Jeny Santos / Marques Filho)
07 - Castiguei (Venâncio / Jorge Costa)
08 - Nada Me Embaraça (Rômulo Santos)
09 - Danada Cegonha (Edmundo Andrade)
10 - É Doloroso (H. Nogueira)
11 - Conselho (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
12 - Ai Lourinha (Marques Filho)