Monday, November 05, 2007

Ademilde Fonseca - A Rainha do Chorinho (1975)

It is truly amazing the feedback given to Ademilde Fonseca on two recently released records. I admit that she was not on my radar and if there is someone who should receive credits for the recent Ademilde Fonseca posts is Elso Legey, he was the first to shout out loud at CBox for an Ademilde Fonseca album. It is hard to believe that Ademilde Fonseca released only a few records on a career that spans decades. This album was recorded in 1975 and follows immediately Choros Famosos (1962), a hiatus of 13 years on recordings. Let's see.

This is Ademilde Fonseca - A Rainha do Chorinho (1975), for Top Tape, featuring Ademilde Fonseca chorinho standards with some new compositions, including Titulos de Nobreza "Ademilde no Choro" written by Joao Bosco and Aldir Blanc as a gift to Ademilde Fonseca. I think this album is a real find, a breathtaking constellation of Brazilian musicians were in this session, and among many other surprises, I got really amazed with the open tune, Choro Chorao, a choro composition by the Samba legend Martinho da Vila. I think Loronixers will also be amazed with this really nice album, it seems that everybody likes Ademilde Fonseca. Tracks include:


Abel Ferreira
(sax soprano)
Copinha, Geraldo, Altamiro Carrilho, Jorginho
Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas)
Neco, Jorge Menezes, Meira
Sergio Barroso, Gabriel
Wilson das Neves
Jorge Silva, Risadinha, Cabelinho, Gilson, Jorge Garcia, Luna, Elizeu, Marçal
(rhythm section)
Nosso Samba, As Gatas

Orlando Silveira, Maestro Nelsinho, Menezes
(musical direction, arrangements)

Track List

01 - Choro Chorão (Martinho da Vila)
02 - Brasileirinho (Waldir Azevedo)
03 - Coração Trapaceiro (Hermínio Bello de Carvalho / Vital Lima)
04 - Doce Melodia (Abel Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
05 - Amor Sem Preconceito (Candeia / Paulinho da Viola)
06 - Choro do Adeus (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito)
07 - Títulos de Nobreza (Ademilde no Choro) (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
08 - O Que Vier Eu Traço (Alvaiade / Zé Maria)
09 - Meu Sonho (Paulinho da Viola)
10 - Pedacinho do Céu (Waldir Azevedo / Miguel Lima)
11 - Tico-tico no Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu) Dinorah (Benedito Lacerda / José Ramos)
12 - Lamento (Pixinguinha / Vinicius de Moraes)


Alexandre said...

Congratulations for choosing another magnificent LP. Choro LPs are usually the best.


elso legey said...

Another sensational release by Ademilde Fonseca, thank you Zeca for the care and dedication you have for our musical requests and thanks for the compliment. I merely reminded you of Ademilde Fonseca well deserved name of the rainha do Chorinho, and reminded you to post her records for all of us to enjoy.
Next request , the earlier Bola Sete records for Odeon-Brazil.

J Thyme...kind said...

Strangely, I had missed this super lovely voice & session. MPB is just so big that it takes time to find these little gems. I also have this very same session with a different cover simply titled "Ademilde Fonseca" with the same songs of the same year & also on Top Tape.