Hello, good evening! I use to follow a classification of the music made available at Loronix, this is important to address several audiences. We have instrumental music, Choro, Samba, Para Dancar, MPB, singers, divas, orchestra among others. This is the first orchestra album made available in 2008 and it is a repost of an early contribution of the mighty Caetano Rodrigues. Actually, I thought it was not a repost, since both covers are really different, being the second one by Caetano Rodrigues and the first by zecalouro. I think Caetano's cover is the best one and so far I did not understand why Odeon released both covers. I'm making the original text written in January 2008. Let's see.
Wow! A Sunday of Caetano's contribution and now a really different Samba with orchestra LP. I appreciate the LPs with Samba rhythms and orchestra arrangements. Maestro Portinho is the one that deliver the best results in my opinion. I will never forget a release available at Loronix with Portinho making a Tribute to Noel Rosa, a perfect example of Samba with Orchestra. Let's see what Caetano shows now to Loronixers.
This is Os Sambistas da Guanabara - Show de Samba Volume 2 (1964), for Odeon. In spite of this breathtaking cover artwork, that takes me several samples to achieve a great result, this LP is more oriented to what is used to call as the Samba made by the "Malandros", hard to explain in English, so I will ask the help of Wikipedia to define it. The music is different in terms of the highlight given to specific percussion instruments, such as: tamborim, pandeiro, reco-reco, cuica, etc. including some solos. Take a look at the Malandro definition, just bellow. Tracks include:
Malandragem is a Brazilian Portuguese term for the Bohemian lifestyle - an ethos of idleness, fast living and petty crime - traditionally celebrated in samba lyrics. The exponent of this lifestyle, the malandro, has become significant to Brazilian national identity as a folk hero. Constantly present in Brazilian literature, besides other arts such as cinema and music, the malandro resembles the Italian Picaro, but, differently from this, he has a more criminal character, and frequently sees his espertos (Portuguese for smart) actions not working as expected.
01 - Bigorrilho (Sebastião Gomes / Paquito / Romeu Gentil)
02 - Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
03 - Sa-saruê (Marino Pinto / Pernambuco)
04 - Eu Não Tenho Onde Morar (Dorival Caymmi)
05 - Provei (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
06 - Sal e Pimenta (Nazareno de Brito / Newton Ramalho)
07 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Miss Balanço (Hélton Menezes)
09 - Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
10 - Implorar (Kid Pepe / Germano Augusto / Gaspar)
11 - Está Nascendo Um Samba (Tito Madi / Romeo Nunes)
12 - O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa / Kid Pepe)