Monday, May 07, 2007

Leo Peracchi e Sua Orquestra - Brazilian Cocktails (1958)

Hello, Good Evening! Today it was just the opposite from the others. I had a lot of time thinking about this first post of the day. I use to go panic with the last one and I hope you appreciate this first one, a nice orchestra album recorded by a renowned Brazilian maestro for Capitol in the US. There are some other amazing facts about Antonio Carlos Jobim at this album, let's see.

This is Leo Peracchi e Sua Orquestra - Brazilian Cocktails (1958), for Capitol. Thanks Caetano Rodrigues for making available the cover artwork this time. I'm now skilled on my new entry-level A4 scanner and cover scan quality has been gradually improved a lot. Brazilian Cocktails was released as part of a given Capitol International series and I'm not sure if it was issued in Brazil. This album has three Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions that you will not find on any other Jobim career album, Moonlight Daiquiri, Latin Manhattan and Coffee Delight, this last one with Dolores Duran.

There is another Brazilian album from this series that I would like very much to have to chance to hear featuring Carolina Cardoso de Menezes and Orlando Silveira - Honeymoon in Rio. The cover artwork is beautiful as this one and you can click on this thumbnail to see it bigger. Tracks include:

01 - Batida de Maracujá (Luciano Perrone)
02 - Carnaval Cocktails (Bobby Black)
03 - "Souse" American (Lindolfo Gaya)
04 - Macumba Cocktail (João da Bahiana)
05 - Moonlight Daiquiri (Tom Jobim)
06 - Old Fashioned Bahia (Luis Bonfá)
07 - Tico-tico Bombie (Aloysio de Oliveira)
08 - Latin Manhatan (Tom Jobim)
09 - Brasilian Hangover (Bobby Black)
10 - Coffee Delight (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
11 - Dry Copacabana (Vadico)
12 - Rio Martini (Aloysio de Oliveira)


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is an amazing record, one of those we try to find everytime we go to a used records shop (a "sebo", in a good portuguese)!
I think this is the north-american version of a very rare Odeon release (MOFB 3042, 1958).
The Jobim's tunes are also available on the compilation "Tom Jobim - Raros compassos" (Revivendo RVCD-142/143/144), but in a very poor sound. This one is in a really better quality.
Thank you for giving us this pearl!

Anonymous said...

Hi Zeca, I am here again.

Listening to the disc we note that something is wrong. Not with the great music that it contains, but with the tunes that aren't in the same order that they are listed in the backover, so they seem to be mismatched...

For example, track number 7 "Tico-tico Zombie" is in true "Moonlight daiquiri", which after receiving Chico Buarque's lyrics was renamed to "Imagina".

But the most impressing thing is that track number 6 "Old fashioned Bahia" (which is track number 5 of side two in the original backcover) is clearly the music "Estrada do sol (A. C. Jobim - Dolores Duran), that is not listed in the backcover!

Anonymous said...

Hi - Are you still looking for Honeymoon in Rio? I have located a copy and when it arrives, I will see what kind of shape it is in.

zecalouro said...


Sure. Honeymoon in Rio is on my wish list. Please keep us posted.

Thanks a lot.