Friday, November 07, 2008

Newton Mendonca Tribute - Em Cada Estrela uma Cancao (1961)

Hello, good evening! I will try to bring back two important posts to Loronix today (I hope I can made the second!), starting with one of the most awesome contribution made by a very good friend, the influential Bossa Nova collector Caetano Rodrigues. This is a tribute album to Newton Mendonca, a truly important Brazilian musician that passed away very early, but left a strong contribution to Brazilian popular music. I will keep my original writing made at August 2007. Let’s see.

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It is very hard to start writing for such post. This was supposed to be first today and I had to postpone guaranteeing a respectful homage to Newton Mendonca, the great musician and songwriter that left us very early. Newton Mendonça left us in 1960 with the very young age of 33. He was childhood friend and partner of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the author of some of the most important Bossa Nova songs, such as: Desafinado, Foi a Noite, Samba de Uma Nota So, Meditacao, So Saudade, among others. Caetano Rodrigues sent this fantastic Copacabana label tribute album that I did not known the existence and I'm very proud to make it available on this respectful homage to Newton Mendonca.

This is Em Cada Estrela uma Cancao (1961), for Copacabana, featuring Ernani Filho, Marisa Gata Mansa and Carminha Mascarenhas renditions to Newton Mendonca compositions. Really beautiful tribute álbum with Orchestra conducted by Maestro Pachequinho backing Ernani Filho and Marisa Gata Mansa. Carminha Mascarenhas has "Conjunto" accompaniment. A constellation of musicians performs in this session. Personnel listing is available bellow, as well tracks. Tracks include:




Irany Pinto, Pinheiro, Pascoli, Collaccico, Jorge, Homero, Piersanti, Yuri, Daleslaw, Joao, Andrea, Bisaggio
Cesar, Renault, Murillo
Mario Tavares, Guerra, Hertel
Maria Celia
Formiga, Julio, Djalma, Barreto
Maciel I, Maciel II, Manoel
Netinho, Carlos Gaspar, Ze Bodega, Bijou, Aurino
Chaim Lewak
Ze Americo
Waltel Branco
Geraldo, Jair Barbosa
Maestro Pachequinho

Track List

01 - Foi a Noite (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - ERNANI FILHO
02 - Canção do Pescador (Newton Mendonça) - MARISA
03 - Canção do Azul (Newton Mendonça) - MARISA
04 - Só Saudade (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - ERNANI FILHO
05 - Caminhos Cruzados (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - MARISA
06 - Seu Amor Você (Newton Mendonça) - MARISA
07 - Luar e Batucada (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
08 - Discussão (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
09 - Meditação (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
10 - O Tempo Não Desfaz (Newton Mendonça) - ERNANI FILHO
11 - Desafinado (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
12 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS

PS.: I bet all my debts that Walter Wanderley is the organ heard on Carminha Mascarenhas and “Conjunto” tracks!


bossanovadreamer said...

This is wonderful this tribute to Mendonca. It was great that Ruy Custro wrote in his famous book the first time more about Mendonca this quiet and great musician. I am very happy to see this album here because N. Mendonca "things" are very rare. That is beautiful.
Thank you a lot Caetano and zeca.

Best wishes

Milan Filipović said...

Good that you have posted this fantastic album again, Zeca. I was wondering for months why it vanished from your site. Newton Mendonca is a great composer and the renditions are beautiful. Apart from Marisa Gata Mansa which has a special place in my collection, I got intrigued with Carminha Mascarenhas, a great voice. Tried in vain to find any of her albums. I think that it would be wellcome by all if you would post also one of her solo albums (she made only 3 as far as I know), or some of her compactos.

Anonymous said...

a canção do pescador venceu o primeiro festival da tv record intitulado 1ª festa da música popular brasileira em 1960.
foi realizado no guarujá e não foi sequer transmitido pela tv, apenas pela rádio.
espremido entre outras atrações como o concurso miss luzes da cidade, e tendo como intérpretes os cantores da rádio record (cantores de segundo time, pois as rádios já estavam em decadência devido à televisão) este festival não teve repercussão nenhuma e foi logo esquecido.