Saturday, April 28, 2007

Copacabana Palace - Band Originale du Film (1962)

Hello, Good Evening! Sometimes we need to be straightforward, this is the time. Mr. E., the mighty Mr. E. that sent to us Mary Goncalvez, Zeze Gonzaga among several other truly amazing contributions, sent this pearl. I would like to title this post as "All About Copacabana Palace Film", Mr. E. made a real strike, sending Copacabana Palace OST and 2 excerpts of that movie with Brazilian artists performing Bossa Nova songs. Thanks a million Mr. E. I'm sure this post will please everybody.

This is Copacabana Palace - Band Originale du Film (1962), for Festival, featuring Joao Gilberto, Os Cariocas, Norma Bengell, Miguel and Orquestra Gianni Ferrio. Self-explanatory album, the OST of Copacabana Palace movie. Mr. E. also made available some additional jewels, three songs extracted by the original film soundtrack and four other relevant songs that Mr. E. has gently picked up from other albums.

The tireless Mr. E. also makes available two excerpts of that movie, Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim performing Cancao do Mar together at the beach. We know this video is available at Loronix already, however, Mr. E. version has a much better quality and it is complete. I did not know that the previous one had some parts missing.

To end this magnificent contribution, Mr. E. pleases us with a music video featuring Os Cariocas and Joao Gilberto performing So Danco Samba. Wow! Thanks Mr. E. everybody will always remember your effort. Tracks include:

Original Sound Track

01 - So Danco Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) with JOAO GILBERTO AND OS CARIOCAS
02 - Tristeza (Luiz Bonfa / Maria Helena Toledo) with NORMA BENGELL
03 - Samba do Aviao (Antonio Carlos Jobim) with MIGUEL
04 - Musique originale du Carnaval de Rio 1962 with ORQUESTRA GIANNI FERRIO

Bonus Tracks - Extracted from the OST

05 - Samba do Aviao (Antonio Carlos Jobim) with JULA DE PALMA AND OS 4x4 DE NORA ORLANDI
06 - Samboleiro (Luiz Bonfa / Maria Helena Toledo) with LUIZ BONFA
07 - Cancao do Mar (Luiz Bonfa / Maria Helena Toledo) with LUIZ BONFA, JOAO GILBERTO and ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM

Bonus Tracks - Extracted from other albums - Mr. E. Specials

08 - Cancao do Mar (Luiz Bonfa / Maria Helena Toledo) with LUIZ BONFA
09 - Samboleiro (Luiz Bonfa / Maria Helena Toledo) with LUIZ BONFA
10 - Tristeza (Luiz Bonfa / Maria Helena Toledo) with LUIZ BONFA
11 - So Danco Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) with OS CARIOCAS
12 - Samba do Aviao (Antonio Carlos Jobim) with OS CARIOCAS

Music Video
So Danco Samba
Joao Gilberto and Os Cariocas

Music Video
Cancao do Mar
Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim

Sexteto de Jazz Moderno - Bossa Nova (1963)

Yesterday, I said we started a series of two important Brazilian instrumental music albums. Keeping the deal we made, I'm showing today the second and last one, recorded in 1963 by a group of top-notch musicians that made together this first and only album, by the way, very different from what was usually produced at that time with tracks of 5 minutes and more and long solo performance by members throughout the record. Let's see another wonderful Caetano Rodrigues contribution.

This is Sexteto de Jazz Moderno - Bossa Nova (1963), for RCA Victor. There is an interest story written at this album liner notes saying that the first US artists to get along with Bossa Nova was Ella Fritzgerald when touring in Brazil, 1960 with Roy Eldridge and Paul Smith Quartet. When they return to US, Roy Eldridge recorded immediately an album called Bossa Nova that called the attention of others musicians, such as Charlie Byrd, Zoot Sims and others. According with Bossa Nova liner notes, this was how everything started in the US. Sexteto de Jazz Moderno features the sax of Jorgino and Aurino, the piano of Fats Elpidio, the guitar of Jose Meneses, among others. Tracks include:


(sax alto)
(sax tenor)
Fats Elpidio
Jose Meneses
(drums, percussion)

Track List

01 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
02 - Barquinho (Ronaldo Bôscoli / Roberto Menescal)
03 - Samba Toff (Orlandivo / Roberto Jorge)
04 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
05 - Menina Feia (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
06 - Lamento (Djalma Ferreira / Luiz Antonio)

Orquestra Tabajara - Severino Araujo e Sua Orquestra Tabajara (2001)

Hello, Good Evening! Yesterday we had the amazing Copacabana Palace Movie post and I was confident to say that people would make a great reception to it. I was not wrong. Copacabana Palace is far away the post with the best performance at Loronix with 480 downloads in less than 24 hours. This number is four times above the average. Mr. E, really made a nice contribution.

Now I want your attention for a really special post. I read today that Maestro Severino Araujo made 90 years old for five days ago, April, 23rd and this is the reason I was looking for to make a tribute to a very important Brazilian orchestra, home of many musicians we knew with Loronix and also the oldest Brazilian musical group in activity, the legendary Orquestra Tabajara, active since 1934.

This is Orquestra Tabajara - Severino Araujo e Sua Orquestra Tabajara (2001), for Warner. This is a compilation issued by Warner Brazil in 2001 that has gone out of print and was never issues again will be our introduction to the 73 years old Orquestra Tabajara. Alvaro Neder from AMG made a really nice Maestro Severino Araujo Biography that will be much better than my best try to describe this great music ensemble. Tracks include:

Maestro Severino Araujo AMG Biography

For more than 60 years, Severino Araújo has been the conductor, arranger, clarinetist, and leader of the Orquestra Tabajara, the most important dance orchestra in Brazil. It is a native version of the Glenn Miller big band (and also doubles clarinet and sax) that plays music from all over the world with a Brazilian swing. Recording more than 100 78 rpm's (always for Continental), the orchestra's international career has taken them to play in several countries, especially Argentina, France, and Portugal. With almost 13,000 performances worldwide, they figure in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest orchestra still in evidence. The author of "Espinha de Bacalhau" (along with many other all-time hits), one of the eight most performed choros in the entire world, shared the stage with the Tabajara, with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in a special performance that became registered in the orchestral history of Brazil.

Araujo's father, José Severino de Araújo (Sazuzinha), was an instrumentalist, arranger, and band conductor. Several of his sons became musicians: Severino, Manuel (trombone), Plínio (drums), the famous Zé Bodega (tenor sax), and Jaime (saxes). At four, Araujo was already taking musical lessons with his father. He accounts that at that time, he was almost going to sleep when his father, upon finishing a new arrangement, told him that if he waited a while, he would teach him ten new musical lessons. He took the lessons and the next day, he performed all of them; then his father went out and bought him a French method, which oriented Araujo's self-teaching process. Two years later, at six, he became his father's assistant in teaching his pupils.

In 1928, Araujo began to take the instruments, beginning with horn and saxophone, soon taking the clarinet. At that time, there wasn't a Brazilian method for that instrument, so he wrote his own exercises that he gathered, writing the choro "Desconcertante," a real technical challenge. With his home serving as the band's headquarters, he learned all of the instruments, with the exception of piano and violin (which didn't exist in that band). At 12, he performed in public for the first time, playing clarinet with his father's band. It was when he wrote a dobrado, complete with the arrangement, that he even came to play with the band, but it got lost. Living in nearby cities during that period, in 1930 he returned to Limoeiro, working in the local commerce. In 1933, he moved to Ingá PB, where he worked as a bureaucrat and participated in the local band. In 1936, he moved to João Pessoa PB, and was hired as clarinetist for the state police band, when he was challenged to solo the "Fantasia Traviata" (Verdi), which had not been played for the last 12 years. Having 15 days to study the piece, he performed it in three days, receiving a standing ovation from his bandmates. In that year, he wrote "Espinha de Bacalhau," and in the next, was hired by Rádio Tabajara as clarinetist and saxophonist. He also served the Army as a first-class musician. At that point, the Orquestra Tabajara had been created four years before by Olegário de Nuna Freire and Jost vön Shosten, under the name Jazz Tabajara. When they were hired by the state government for the state Rádio Tabajara, Araujo was invited by Olegário to be the first clarinetist. Leaving the police band, he assumed his position with the orchestra until December 30, 1938, when Olegário died. Araujo wanted to play, not conduct, but the radio's direction, together with the outing's cast of singers and musicians, wanted him to be the conductor, so he accepted. Soon, he moved to Rio with two of the orchestra's musicians: Geraldo Medeiros and Porfírio Costa. In Rio, he was hired by Rádio PRG-3 as the radio's arranger and saxophonist for the radio's Orquestra Marajoara. In 1945, he called to Rio the rest of the Tabajara's members as the Tabajara had been hired by Rádio Tamoio. Along with an intense performance schedule on all radios of Rio (eight in total at the time), the Tabajara also played balls in upcountry Brazil. That same year, they recorded the first album of the Tabajara, a 78 rpm with his "Um Chorinho em Aldeia." The next year, he recorded one of the Tabajara's biggest hits, the choro "Pára-Quedista," composed and soloed by the band's trombonist José Leocádio. His samba arrangement of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" made national success, but put him under fire by more exalted nationalists. At that time, he was admitted as conductor to Rádios Tupi and Nacional in Rio. On January 20, 1951, the Orquestra Tabajara opened the TV broadcasts in Brazil, in Rio. The same year, TV Tupi was largely reconstructed after a fire and for its re-opening, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra was hired, performing together with the Tabajara on December 1, 1951, in a memorable encounter that projected the Tabajara internationally. The next year, the Tabajara toured Europe, having as their crooner Jamelão, who would later become a successful solo singer. In 1955, Araujo was hired as conductor by Rádio Mayrink Veiga, Rio, when he toured Uruguay with the Tabajara, touring Argentina in 1962. In that year, he was hired by TV-Rio, where worked until his retirement in 1968. In 1999, he commemorated 80 years still conducting the Tabajara in their performances throughout Brazil and abroad. "The day the Orquestra Tabajara loses its international status, I will kill it," he said.

Track List

01 - Chega de Saudade
02 - Para-quedista
03 - Morena Boca de Ouro
04 - Relembrando o Norte
05 - Despedida de Mangueira
06 - Espinha de Bacalhau
07 - Vassourinhas
08 - Dora
09 - Baiao
10 - Moreninha da Praia
11 - Recife, Capital do Frevo
12 - Foi Ela
13 - Um Chorinho em Aldeia
14 - Maracatu Sururu

Friday, April 27, 2007

Moacyr Marques e Seu Conjunto - Jazz & Bossa Nova

I think this post is special; it is the start of a series of two records of a great importance to Brazilian instrumental music. I did not research to understand why they are important; I'm dropping my own opinion this time and part of Caetano's opinion, since we have been talking about both albums for a couple of days. The first is from an artist that is still active and even keep and maintain a website with very complete information on his career, recordings, participation and projects. I've been there for a while before writing these lines and I invite you to visit Moacyr Marques website, also known as Bijou at

This is Moacyr Marques e Seu Conjunto - Jazz & Bossa Nova (uncertain), for Tiger. This is the first Moacyr Marques album and also an instrumental music masterpiece. The title is really honest and appropriate, Jazz & Bossa Nova. What amazes me most is recording date, I think it was recorded between the 1959 and 1960. Jazz & Bossa nova also features Zequinha (piano), Arthur Barbosa (bass) and the legendary Wilson das Neves (drums).

This is a really hard to find album and Caetano is a lucky guy to have it, but the vinyl was not on a good shape, really scratch. I'm making available this time an alternative at Flac format with no tracks separation, no noise reduction and also no Rapidshare. If someone skilled on noise reduction can make it better than I did, I will appreciate a lot. You can download and try this looseless alternative, here (185Mb). Tracks include:


Moacyr Marques "Bijou"
(clarone, sax tenor)
Artur Barbosa
Wilson das Neves

Track List

01 - Taking a Chance On Love (V. Duke / J. Latouche / T. Fetter)
02 - Silk Stop (João Donato)
03 - My Fanny Valentine (R. Rodgers / L. Hart)
04 - Anniversary Theme (José Marinho)
05 - Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing)
06 - Calipso In Brazil (Moacir Marques "Bijú")
07 - Teleco Teco Nº 2 (Nelsinho / Oldemar Magalhães)
08 - A Saudade Não Foi Leal (Norival Reis / Jorge Duarte)
09 - Samba Feliz (Roberto Martins / Osvaldo Santiago)
10 - Real Conclusao (Artur Barbosa)
11 - Gin-kana (Emílio Batista / Ruy Rey)
12 - Idéias Erradas (Dolores Duran / Ribamar)

Marisa Barros & Astor Silva - Marisa Barroso / Astor (1963)

Brazilian female singers have something special. Nelson Motta said one day that Brazil is a country of female singers. I agree. Our community gives always a nice feedback on Brazilian divas. It is time to remember a Brazilian diva that was introduced to us by Caetano Rodrigues, Thelma Soares or just Thelma. I'm quite sure that only a few Loronixers knew Thelma before presented here.

Caetano is now thrilling us with a new female singer and I think she can make as Thelma. Meet Marisa Barroso with the legendary Astor Silva from Os Ipanemas.

This is Marisa Barroso & Astor Silva - Marisa Barroso / Astor (1963), for Columbia. Thelma was revealed by Vinicius de Moraes and Beatriz Azevedo de Brito by Ary Barroso, this is the reason for the artistic name. Marisa Barroso recorded several 78rpm and three LPs, such as Thelma that also made three albums. Anyway, I think it is better hear Marisa Barroso & Astor Silva, instead of finding coincidences. Astor is a top-notch musician that we know for several albums at Loronix, performing the roles of trombonist and arranger. Tracks include:

01 - Chorando Você (Glauco / Fernando Pereira / João Ribeiro)
02 - Ele e Maria (Othon Russo / Niquinho)
03 - Banca de Pobre (Rildo Hora / Marcos André)
04 - Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar (Victor Freire / A. C. de Albuquerque)
05 - Abc do Balanço (Orlandivo / Roberto Nascimento)
06 - Esse Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim) -- Só Em Teus Braços (Tom Jobim)
07 - Bossa Nova Nº 1 (José Maria de Abreu)
08 - Ódio (Aloísio Figueiredo / Nelson Figueiredo)
09 - Lamento Negro (Orlandivo / Roberto Jorge)
10 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Vou Ficar Com Você (Sergio Napp)
12 - Brincando Gostei (Watel / Orlandivo)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Messias - O Melhor de Antonio Carlos Jobim Interpretado por Messias (1968)

Woow! Another Brazilian guitar player that I never heard just knew this cover at Caetano's Bossa Nova book. Sometimes I fell shamed when I say that I don't know a given artist made available at Loronix. Messias recorded only three albums between 1967 and 1969, a three-year recording career. I could not search what happened with Messias since then, even spoke with Caetano about his, but this record is truly amazing and you will probably stay on that mood of finding information about Messias after your first hearing.

This is Messias - O Melhor de Antonio Carlos Jobim Interpretado por Messias (1968), for RCA Candem. Messias Tribute to Tom and his first LP was also a tribute, to Chico Buarque de Holanda. Liner notes says Messias recorded this album as a request from the Japanese RCA subsidiary, this is a important credential, shows that Messias had even a reputation outside of Brazil. This is not a guitar only album, a combo accompanies Messias, delivering a respectful Samba Jazz beat on top of Messias guitar and Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions. Personnel is not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
03 - Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
04 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
05 - Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
10 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)

Bob Fleming - Bob Fleming Interpreta Boleros (1961)

Hello, Good Evening! It seems that Rio de Janeiro will finally have a relief after more than 60 days of extremely hot days. I was even used to it. Caetano said today that Sao Paulo is like winter and probably we will receive this cold polar wind tomorrow. We are now under a heavy wind. Actually every wind is terrific when you live on top of a building in front of a beach. zeca knew this change, he was really different today, asking to go inside his cage for sleep at 2pm.

Anyway, wind remembers me a sax and sax is all about a favorite artist of many Loronixers. Let's start this night with Bob Fleming.

This is Bob Fleming - Bob Fleming Interpreta Boleros (1961), for Musidisc, the first out of a three album series with Bob Fleming renditions to the Bolero genre. Little is known about this album and personnel listing is unfortunately not available at the back cover and websites I could so far research. Our survey outcome should be really amazing, since we will have information about Loronix preferences. That's why we need several responses to make our sample close to the overall Loronix feeling. Tracks include:

01 - Frio en Alma - Aqueles Ojos Verdes
02 - Una Mujer - Desesperadamente
03 - Por que Ya no me Quieres - Olhos Castanhos
04 - Magic is the Moonlight - Tres Palabras
05 - Adios - Se Mui Bien que Vendras
06 - Solamente una Vez - Frenesi
07 - Maria Helena - La Violetera
08 - Quiereme Mucho - Cubanacan
09 - Torna a Soriento - O Sole Mio
10 - Poinciana - Marta
11 - Stars in Your Eyes - Orchids in the Moonlight
12 - Quero Beijar-te as Maos / Nostalgias

Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley - Sambas na Madrugada (1963)

Isaura Garcia was an important Samba interpreter recording several albums, from 78rpms to LPs. She was also married with the Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley, which is the kind of musician that seems to do not miss any opportunity to go inside a recording set. I think Caetano sent to us the best Isaura Garcia album so far with the accompaniment of her husband, Walter Wanderley.

This is Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley - Sambas na Madrugada (1963), for Odeon. Walter Wanderley is brings his group to this set, but musicians are not credited. Isaura Garcia performs a traditional Samba repertoire with some boleros. The blend of her classic interpretation with Walter Wanderley swinging Hammond B3, adds a lot of charm to Sambas da Madrugada. If I'm not wrong they made together three albums for Odeon label and Samba da Madrugada is their last collaboration. Tracks includes:

01 - Samba da Madrugada (Carminha Mascarenhas / Dora Lopes / Herotides Nascimento)
02 - Ah Se Eu Pudesse (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03 - Teus Versos (Carlito Cavalcanti / Sergio Porto)
04 - Roseira Que Não Dá Rosa (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
05 - Nós e o Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 - Cadê o Amor (Walter Santos)
07 - Samba de Creoulo (Miguel Gustavo)
08 - Sempre Assim (Armando Fernandes / Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
09 - O Bolo (Walter Santos)
10 - Se Vale a Pena (João Roberto Kelly)
11 - Carinho Perdido(Tito Madi)
12 - Ilusão à Toa (Johnny Alf)

Carmen Costa - Trinta Anos Depois (1973)

This is Loronix tribute to Carmen Costa, Brazilian singer. Carmen Costa passed away this Wednesday at the age of 86 in Rio de Janeiro, she was one of the greatest artists from Radio Nacional cast, "A Era do Radio" and among many other accomplishments, Carmen Costa was present at the legendary first US Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall, 1962.

In respect of this great artist, I'm making available her 1973 album for RCA, Trinta Anos Depois, with Carmen Costa making new interpretations of her old repertoire. Track list will be included with the music this time.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Fats Elpidio - Fats Samba (1964)

I have to admit that my first contact with Fats Elpidio was here at Loronix. Caetano is responsible for making this extraordinary artist available for us through one of his first contributions, Fats Elpidio - Piano Bossa Nova (1960), here. This is probably the last solo album by Fats Elpidio. I made a short research and now I known that Fats Elpidio, is probably alive and after this supposed last release he joined the legendary Orquestra Tabajara, made several records as a side man and was also member of Elza Soares and Eliana Pittman support group as a sideman. It is unbelievable that he did not make more albums as main performer.

This is Fats Elpidio - Fats Samba (1964), for Copacabana. The cover you see and the music you hear is from a later issue by Beverly. Fats Samba is the kind of album that can make dance and kick around the house even the most timid friend in the world. Personnel lists top-notch musicians, delivering the best they could make under musical direction of the great Moacyr Silva. Thanks a million Caetano. Tracks include:


Track List

01 - Só Vou de Jazz (Jorge Iara)
02 - Reza Por Nosso Amor (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira)
03 - Domingo Em Copacabana (Roberto Faissal / Paulo Tito)
04 - A Canção dos Seus Olhos (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
05 - Sangue Quente (Moacyr Silva / Antônio Maria)
06 - Avisa à Maria Que Amanhã Tem Baile (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira)
07 - Fala Mangueira (Mirabeau / Milton de Oliveira)
08 - Horas Blue (Lusinete Alcântara)
09 - Vou Sambar Em Madureira (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira)
10 - Carnaval Triste (Sergio Carvalho / Paulo Bruce)
11 - Ciuminho (João Roberto Kelly)
12 - Sabiá Laranjeira (Max Bulhões / Milton de Oliveira)

Cyro Monteiro - De Vinicius e Baden Especialmente para Cyro Monteiro (1965)

Hello, Good Evening! Let's start today with a post that was only possible with the collaboration of several Loronixers. Everything started three months ago with Caetano Rodrigues, he said to me in Sao Paulo that this album is a classic and could not stay away from Loronix longer. I just make note of it and since then, we did not talk to each other about it.

However, a couple of days ago someone shouted at the message box for this album. So, I could remember very well that I missed the chance with Caetano, actually, I spoke with Caetano today and he said: "I said to you at that time!", Caetano is great, great as our community. In a matter of days I received two contributions from Cesar Saldanha and Hideste, which I want to thanks for making this really fantastic album available.

This is Cyro Monteiro - De Vinicius e Baden Especialmente para Cyro Monteiro (1965), for Elenco. It has been a long time since the last Elenco LP, the legendary Bossa Nova record label owned by Aloysio de Oliveira, producer and director of this album. Cyro Monteiro was an important Samba interpreter, considered by Vinicius de Moraes as the greatest popular Brazilian singer ever. This is a unique Elenco album and Aloysio de Oliveira direction makes the difference. Cyro Monteiro performs Vinicius de Moraes and Baden Powell compositions. You cannot miss this one. Personnel includes Baden Powell. Tracks includes:

01 - Para Fazer Um Bom Café (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Linda Baiana (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Deixa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Amei Tanto (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Astronauta (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Garota Porongondons (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Formosa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Alô João (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Tome Meu Coração (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Tempo Feliz (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)

PS.: Pessoal do Brasil, alguém sabe o que é uma Garota Parongondons? Cartas para a Redação!

Geraldo Trio - Bossa G (1963)

I told you, Caetano is in charge and he could not make it better starting with Radames Gnattali, preparing the field with the obscure and above the average Conjunto Newton and closing the day with a sought after LP by many Bossa Nova collectors, another of those albums that everybody look at Caetano's book guessing how it should be. Now it is time to check your expectations with the music, as it was recorded in 1963. Thanks once again Caetano for each album you show us.

This is Geraldo Trio - Bossa G (1963), for Chantecler. I never heard about a second album by Geraldo Trio or any other recording by Jose Geraldo, which is the full name of Geraldo Trio leader. Personnel information is not available and I don't have any evidence which instrument Geraldo plays on his trio. Geraldo wrote liner notes at back cover, but does not help much on adding more information. Tracks include:

01 - Bossa G (José Geraldo)
02 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
03 - Linda Flor (Ai Yoyô) (Henrique Vogeler / Marques Porto / Luis Peixoto)
04 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
05 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
06 - Da Cor do Pecado (Bororó)
07 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - O Que Eu Gosto de Você (Silvio César)
09 - Coqueiro Velho (José Marcílio / Fernandinho)
10 - Bossa na Praia (Pery Ribeiro / Geraldo Cunha)
11 - Brejeiro (Ernesto Nazareth)
12 - Bola de Gás (Ruy Fernando Barbosa)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Conjunto Newton Samba-Bossa - Orgao Bossa e Balanco (1966)

Here we go on another lost treasures from the 60's, selected by Caetano Rodrigues. I think nobody can contribute with additional information about this group and this fantastic record. Conjunto Newton Samba Bossa is from a city close to Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto. Perhaps they were kings of Ribeirao Preto ballrooms at that time and had the chance to make this album. Actually, they deserve the "king" credit. Let's see what we have here.

This is Conjunto Newton Samba-Bossa - Orgao Bossa e Balanco (1966), for Continental. Conjunto Newton remembers me Os Poligonais from the same Sao Paulo, but without their jazz sophistication. Orgao Bossa e Balanco is a very hard to describe album, take it for a try, it is dancing and performed by awesome musicians that I could not check if they could follow a career as musicians. This is one of the most difficult reviews I had to write at Loronix, so I will let you with Conjunto Newton Samba-Bossa and their first and only album. Tracks include:


(sax baritone)
(sax tenor)
Peri and Reu
Celso Miguel

Track List

01 - Sam-bom (Meninão)
02 - Negro (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03 - Patrícia (Édison Penha)
04 - Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
05 - Mar Amar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 - Meninão (Meninão)
07 - Canção do Amor Que Volta (Geraldo Cunha / Milton de Paula)
08 - The Villag Inn (Henry Mancini) -- Dans'mon Islle (Henri Salvador) -- Cortina (Henry Mancini) -- Charada (Henry Mancini / Mercer)
09 - Novo Céu (Fernando César / Ted Moreno)

Radames Gnattali e Sua Orquestra - Radames e a Bossa Eterna (1964)

Caetano Rodrigues is 100% in charge, today's picks are all decided by Caetano, I'm performing today such like an operator. This is an important warning, get yourself ready for amazing posts today, starting with this one, a very hard to find album of a fundamental Brazilian artist, Radames Gnattali.

This is Radames Gnattali e Sua Orquestra = Radames e a Bossa Eterna (1964), for Continental. Little is known about this beautiful album with 12 Radames Gnattali compositions. However, we know a lot about Radames Gnattali and his important contribution to Brazilian music along several decades, making the bridge between the erudite and popular field, influencing every Brazilian artist we know, such like: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Garoto, among others.

01 - Papo de Anjo (Radamés Gnattali)
02 - Puxa Puxa (Radamés Gnattali)
03 - Bolacha Queimada (Radamés Gnattali)
04 - Pé de Moleque (Radamés Gnattali)
05 - Zanzando Em Copacabana (Radamés Gnattali)
06 - Gatinhos no Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
07 - Amargura (Radamés Gnattali / Alberto Ribeiro)
08 - Vou Andar Por Aí (Radamés Gnattali)
09 - Cheio de Malícia (Radamés Gnattali)
10 - Escrevendo Para Você (Radamés Gnattali)
11 - De Amor Em Amor (Radamés Gnattali / Silva Costa)
12 - Seu Ataulfo (Radamés Gnattali)

Music Video | Nara Leao & Roberto Menescal - Samba de uma Nota So / Samba do Aviao

Hello, Good Evening! I'm addicted to Carl Ole website at, it is all about Brazil and the 80's. Once in a while, I cannot resist dragging some pearl Carl makes available there to show Loronixers. This is the case. Thanks Carl!

This is Nara Leao & Roberto Menescal - Samba de uma Nota So / Samba do Aviao, the date is uncertain but the place is know, Japanese TV. Do not miss O Balaio do Carl Ole at

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Milton Banana Trio - O Trio (1968)

I received an email from a friend yesterday. He lives in the United States and is a great fan of Bossa Nova and Brazilian Music. He said that a couple of years ago he was in Rio and on a certain day he had the idea to reach Beco das Garrafas, the legendary tiny piece of street with those legendary nightclubs performing instrumental music every night. He said how exciting was to put his feet on that place that is nothing today, just a given street in Copacabana.

I hope someday people will make these places a spot to be visited and remember the memories of all those nights with the amazing music we love today that was performed live by those great artists. This post is homage to this friend and his sincere and beautiful love to the music from Brazil.

This is Milton Banana Trio - O Trio (1968), for Odeon, featuring Milton Banana (drums), Wanderley (piano) Azeitona (bass). O Trio was another impossible to find Milton Banana album. We should thanks Caetano Rodrigues for making it available to us. Tracks include:

01 - Samba do Perdão (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - Segure Este Samba (Ogunhê) (Oswaldo Nunes)
03 - Você Passa Eu Acho Graça (Carlos Imperial / Ataulfo Alves)
04 - Da Cor do Pecado (Bororó)
05 - Bom Tempo (Chico Buarque)
06 - Mudando de Conversa (Maurício Tapajós / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
07 - Ultimatum (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
08 - Ela Desatinou (Chico Buarque)
09 - Um Novo Rumo (Arthur Verocai / Geraldo Flach)
10 - Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
11 - Manias (Flávio Cavalcanti / Celso Cavalcanti)
12 - Sá Marina (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Conjunto OK - OK! Samba! (1964)

It is crazy what is happening with this last Caetano Rodrigues set, several albums are some sorts of "collector dreams items". Actually, some of these albums are well know by collectors and Bossa Nova fans. I'm not talking about the music; the covers are well known to everybody available at the legendary,, auction sites, gemm and other places to go for Brazilian old vinyl’s.

Now it is time to get in touch with the music, great music not commercially available from decades that did not loose the strength and appeal of the many friends who loves the music from Brazil.

This is Conjunto OK - OK! Samba! (1964), for RGE. I need Quimsy guidance to describe the first and only Conjunto OK album. Walter Arid is in charge of Conjunto OK, the same Walter Arid we already know by Som Okey 5. Perhaps Som Okey 5 is the "evolution" of Conjunto OK. Pretty self-explanatory release that will make the day of those who like cool Brazilian funky grooves (I'm learning) Hammond B3 organ, trombones... Tracks include:


Walter Arid
(piano, organ)
Jair and Vieira
(sax tenor, alto and flute)
Nilton Siqueira

Track List

01 - Balanço do Mar (Zil Rosendo)
02 - Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
03 - Borandá (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
04 - Soldadinho de Papel (Vica / Afonso Sarmento)
05 - Ainda Mais Lindo (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 - Atmosfera (Dizzy Gillespie)
07 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Trombone Triste (J. Venceslau Neto)
09 - E Vem o Sol (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Sem Fim (Roberto Jorge / José Ari)
11 - Samba de Serenata (Vica)
12 - Lamento de Peneira (Geraldo Vespar / Maria Helena Toledo)

Mary Goncalves - Convite ao Romance (1952)

Hello, Good Evening! Let's start another Monday night of Brazilian music at Loronix. Yesterday, we had really fine selections and a great close with the fantastic Zimbo Trio debut LP. I will send tomorrow a reminder, but if you read me and did not make your Survey response, take care, we are close to due date, which is the last minute of April, Brazilian time. Get the chance to win Caetano Rodrigues Bossa Nova book. It is up to you.

Thanks! Thanks also Mr. E. making a strong contribution to Loronix pleasing everybody with this very early Sinter 10-inch recorded by a obscure singer, but with several important remarks on it.

This is Mary Goncalves - Convite ao Romance (1952), for Sinter, featuring the Brazilian female singer Mary Goncalves and a cast of very early legendary Bossa Nova artists, such as Johnny Alf and Billy Blanco. Mr. E. made everything and should receive all the applauses for bringing this album to Loronixers. Mary Goncalves is primarily a movie actress who made a try on a career as a singer in the 50's that was terminated some years before.

Convite ao Romance is one of the first records released by the legendary record label Sinter and features a pretty young Johnny Alf at the age of 22, playing piano. Mary Goncalves was responsible of recording the first Billy Blanco composition in 1951 and Billy provides two songs in Convite ao Romance. The vocal trio As Moreninhas (Bidu Reis, Odaleia Sodre and Zeze Gonzaga) are in charge of vocals and Maestro Lyrio Panicalli is in charge of the important mission of making arrangements. Thanks once again Mr. E. Tracks include:


Lyrio Panicalli
(arrangements, musical direction)
Ary Ferreira
Ze Meneses
Irany Pinto
Johnny Alf

As Moreninhas
Bidu Reis, Odaleia Sodre and Zeze Gonzaga

Track List

01 - Podem Falar (Johnny Alf) Samba-canção
02 - Duvidando (Coelho Neto / Amado Regis) Samba-canção
03 - O Que É Amar (Johnny Alf) Samba-canção
04 - Tédio (Billy Blanco) Samba-canção
05 - Estamos Só (Johnny Alf) Samba-canção
06 - Não Vá Agora (Oscar Bellandi / Luis de França) Bolero
07 - Escuta (Johnny Alf) Samba-canção
08 - Dentro da Noite (Billy Blanco) Samba-canção

Zimbo Trio - Zimbo Trio (1964)

Well. What can I add to what is shown on this cover picture? Not much. This is simply Zimbo Trio debut LP for RGE, one of the most fascinating instrumental trios from Brazil. Actually, I have something to say, Caetano strongly recommends Garota de Ipanema as the instrumental rendition that he likes most. I would like to please Loronixers with Garota de Ipanema by Zimbo Trio on a video (with official images of Rio de Janeiro from Prefeitura-RJ), produced by zecalouro. I'm sure that you will jump on it before watching the video with Zimbo Trio on background.

This is Zimbo Trio - Zimbo Trio (1964), for RGE, featuring Hamilton Godoy (piano), Luis Chaves (bass) and Rubens Barsotti (drums). Tracks include:

01 - Zimbo Samba (Adilson Godoy)
02 - Menina Flor (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
03 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
05 - Barquinho Diferente (Sergio Augusto)
06 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Diz Que Fui Por Aí (Zé Keti / Hortêncio Rocha)
09 - Sou Sem Paz (Adilson Godoy)
10 - Vivo Sonhando (Tom Jobim)
11 - Só Por Amor (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - O Norte (Luis Chaves)

Orquestra Moderna de Sambas - Sambalanco (1963)

Sometimes I wonder Loronix is all about giving a chance to some really obscure records to live longer, considering that several music fans around the world will be filing this music with care on their personal collection. In the other hand, it is scaring when I wonder that many albums are not available or at least out of our community reach. Caetano Rodrigues has a great sharing spirit and each album he sent that I have never seen before I feel proud to give it a new chance, making everything I can to prepare good conversions and cover artworks.

This is Orquestra Moderna de Sambas - Sambalanco (1963), for Pawal. Maestro Marko Rupe is the main performer at this album, a great blend of bass based orchestra with Samba rhythms. Marko Rupe is active, being more identified as a musician, playing sax and clarinet. This cover is wonderful. I thought they were throwing the girl away at a first sight, but they are just kidding. Tracks include:

01 - Era Bom (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)
02 - Devagar Com a Louça (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
03 - Tão Bom (Hercilio Silva / Edgardo Luis)
04 - Luluzinha Bossa Nova (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
05 - Sem Bossa (Wenceslau Neto)
06 - Se Você Gostou (Carlos Imperial / Fernando César)
07 - Caminhando (Luis Bandeira)
08 - O Tempo Não Desfaz (Newton Mendonça)
09 - A Sandália Dela (Luis Cláudio)
10 - Dói Dói Dói (João Mello)
11 - O Maioral (Silvio Viana)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Hi-Lo's - The Hi-Lo's Happen to Bossa Nova (1963)

Caetano sent this LP to us and now I cannot skip a day without listening to it with zecalouro. They are nice guys. I felt very sad when I read the collapsed early, in 1964. Anyway, some of their albums are available and this one is a great Caetano's pick with the boys making a deep dive into the Bossa Nova hype.

This is The Hi-Lo's - The Hi-Lo's Happen to Bossa Nova (1963), for Reprise. Funny and really competent musicians making unique vocalizations on top of Bossa Nova. By the way, Laurindo Almeida is in charge of linear notes and says that all arrangements are from Clare Fischer. I don't know who made the English lyrics to Brazilian tunes, but the one in charge did a great job. I'm asking for AMG help on The Hi-Lo's bio. Caetano, this is a fantastic album, thanks for this nice pick. Tracks include:

AMG Bio:

The Hi-Lo's were one of the more creative and influential male vocal quartets of the 1950s, matching intricate harmonies with standards that were given big band-pop arrangements. Forming in Los Angeles in the early 1950s, they began recording in 1953, just in time for the LP era -- an important consideration since The Hi-Lo's did not have huge success in the singles market. They were all over television in the 1950s, appearing on 39 episodes of The Rosemary Clooney Show alone, as well as the shows of Steve Allen, Nat "King" Cole, Pat Boone and others. In the studio, they worked with talented arrangers like Frank Comstock and Marty Paich, and hit their commercial peak with three Top 20 albums on Columbia in 1957 (one recorded with Clooney). Their inventive shadings and the wide range (particularly in the upper register) were, as is well-known, influences on Brian Wilson, and also, as is much less well-known, John Phillips. Wilson and Phillips would apply some of that harmonic influence to recordings with their groups, The Beach Boys and The Mamas And The Papas. Recent jazz-pop groups such as The Manhattan Transfer also have a significant debt to The Hi-Lo's.

Track List

Last Minute Video: The Hi-Lo's with The Benny Goodman Orchestra.

Emilio Santiago - Emilio Santiago (1975)

Hello! Good Evening! I was decided to describe how was the great day I had but I decided to be a little bit straightforward. However, I need to tell the day was great. Period. Great enough to decide on addressing this long time request by Loronixers, the debut LP of Emilio Santiago, considered one of the best Brazilian voices on the current scene. I will take also advantage to present a video and also answer an old challenge. Let's see.

This is Emilio Santiago - Emilio Santiago (1975), for CID. I was astonished when I check the release date of Emilio Santiago first LP. Emilio took 10 years to release his fist album before he made the appearance on that early challenge at the gas station. I'm making that video available again in case you miss it. This is a very hard review, since it is a very different album from what we are used to expect from Emilio Santiago, a romantic singer with a commercial repertoire. This debut has wonderful Samba Soul renditions performed with soul. I will let the comments section for the specialist, Trix, Mr. G., Mr. B, Now, Donatinho and many others 70's authorities. I'm making also a video by Luiz Harding showing Emilio Santiago and Cesar Camargo Mariano performing together. Tracks include:

01 - Bananeira (Gilberto Gil / João Donato)
02 - Quero Alegria (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito)
03 - Porque Somos Iguais (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
04 - Batendo a Porta (João Nogueira / Paulo César Pinheiro)
05 - Depois (Ivan Lins / Otávio Daher)
06 - Brother (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
07 - La Mulata (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
08 - Nega Dina (Zé Keti)
09 - Doa a Quem Doer (Ivan Lins)
10 - Sessão das Dez (Tita / Édison Lobo / Renato Rocha)

Emilio Santiago & Cesar Camargo Mariano

The Mysterious Singer Challenge with Emilio Santiago

Varios Artistas - Brasil '66 (1966)

Perhaps I'm having a good relationship with Rio de Janeiro, since in the last days we had covers, videos and pictures based on Rio landscapes. Maybe Caetano is missing Rio, this is another of his amazing and never seen before records. Actually, Brasil '66 is a compilation on side B and part of a given album by the mighty Maestro Erlon Chaves. Let's check what we have here.

This is Brasil '66 (1966), for Fermata, featuring Erlon Chaves, Zimbo Trio, Manfredo Fest, Paulinho Nogueira, Ely Arcoverde, Bossa Jazz Trio and Luiz Chaves e seu Conjunto. The whole side A with six songs features Erlon Chaves e Sua Orquestra, while each track of side B is taken by these top-notch instrumental musicians. I think that nothing can go wrong with this album, starting with the cover that alone worth the admission price. Tracks include:

Erlon Chaves e Sua Orquestra

Garota de Ipanema
Das Rosas
Acender as Velas
Balanco Zona Sul
Marcha da Quarta Feira de Cinzas
Brazilian Varig

Zimbo Trio

Manfredo Fest

Paulinho Nogueira

Ely Arcoverde
O Menino das Laranjas

Bossa Jazz Trio
Maria Moita

Luiz Chaves e Seu Conjunto