Saturday, May 26, 2007

Wilson Simonal - Alegria, Alegria!!! (1967)

I heard somewhere that I use to say "one of the best of" on every post. This is not the truth. I'm a fan of statistics and I guarantee that it is not every time. So let's make it different, this album is being reposted because it is probably the best Wilson Simonal LP and the previous version was far away from what I consider an acceptable copy.

This is Wilson Simonal - Alegria, Alegria!!! (1967), for Odeon, really nice album with a bellow the average cover artwork according with Wilson Simonal standards, so I'm showing an alternative one, the same album issued in Peru as Pais Tropical by IEMPSA, which is probably an Odeon subsidiary. The original cover is available as a thumbnail in the left and also inside the music on high resolution. If you are among those several friends that claimed by an improved version, your time has come. Tracks include:

01 - Os Escravos de Jó (Antônio Luis / Wilson Simonal)
02 - Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
03 - Vesti Azul (Nonato Buzar)
04 - Aos Pés da Cruz (Marino Pinto / Zé da Zilda)
05 - Belinha (Toquinho / Vitor Martins)
06 - Pra Que (Silvio César)
07 - Nem Vem Que Não Tem (Carlos Imperial)
08 - Fim de Semana Em Paquetá (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
09 - Pára Pedro (José Mendes / José Portela Delavy)
10 - Está Chegando a Hora (Henricão / Rubens Campos)
11 - Remelexo (Caetano Veloso)
12 - Discussão (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)


Vinicius de Moraes, Maria Creuza e Toquinho - En La Fusa (1970)

This is what I call timeless music, recorded in 1970; it is fresh as it was more 25 years ago. We have already shown Loronixers the collaboration between Vinicius, Maria Bethania and Toquinho, now it is time to show the most popular album from this trio, with Maria Creuza replacing Maria Bethania.

This is Vinicius de Moraes, Maria Creuza e Toquinho - En La Fusa (1970), for Trova. I don't known how wide it is, but I always thought this album was recorded live in La Fusa nightclub, I was wrong, this is an studio recording with applauses recorded previously in La Fusa while they were performing there. I think this is the kind of a self-explanatory release, all these Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho trio editions are really above the average. Tracks include:

01 - Copa do Mundo (Tradicional)
02 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Tomara (Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Que Maravilha (Toquinho / Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
05 - Lamento no Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Irene (Caetano Veloso)
08 - Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Samba Em Prelúdio (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Catendê (Antônio Carlos Pinto / J. C. Figueiredo / J. Tavares)
12 - Valsa da Tunísia (Vinicius de Moraes)
13 - Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
14 - Minha Namorada (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
15 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)


Pedrinho Rodrigues e Os Nacionais - Estao Voltando os Bons Tempos (1973)

Today is Saturday and every Saturday starts with Samba at Loronix and even if you are not in the mood for Samba today you should not ignore this album. Starting by the beautiful cover artwork, everything works nice here. This is the first Pedrinho Rodrigues album with his accompaniment band Os Nacionais at Loronix, do not miss his first two albums recorded in the 60's that are already available at Loronix.

This is Pedrinho Rodrigues e Os Nacionais - Estao Voltando os Bons Tempos (1973), for Equipe. The third out of five albums recorded with Os Nacionais, I do not have the others and if they are on the average of this one, we have other four nice Samba albums to track down. The repertoire brings top hits Samba tunes from the late 70's and it was very nice to hear them again since childhood. Tracks include:

01 - Lata D'água (Luis Antônio / Jota Júnior) Levanta Mangueira (Luis Antônio) Zé Marmita (Luis Antônio / Brasinha)
02 - Nao Ponha a Mão (Mutt / Arnô Canegal / Bucy Moreira)
03 - Lamento da Lavadeira (Monsueto / Nilo Chagas / João Violão)
04 - O Que É Que Eu Dou (Dorival Caymmi / Antônio Almeida)
05 - Só Pra Chatear (Príncipe Pretinho)
06 - A Voz do Morro (Zé Keti)
07 - Trem das Onze (Adoniran Barbosa)
08 - A Fonte Secou (Monsueto / Tufic Lauar / Marcléo)
09 - Sei Que É Covardia (Ataulfo Alves / Claudionor Cruz)
10 - Esta Chegando a Hora (Rubens Campos / Henricão)


Special Post | Loronix All Countries Celebration - Music from All Countries

Hello, Good Evening! Let's start the day with an important announcement to our community. We will start next Monday a special series of posts prepared by Caetano Rodrigues to celebrate the passing of our one million hits plateau. We are making something really different this time. Caetano has prepared a new package and the idea is to render an homage to the friends responsible for the one million hits conquer this friend is you.


Loronixers were responsible for one million hits and we have been thinking together how to homage Loronixers as a whole. It was easy to identify an approach looking to your numbers. Take a look at the chat above, this chart brings a representation of where visitors came from in the last year using a continent perspective, the dark green areas were responsible for a higher number of visitors and the light ones represents the lower ones. In spite of the Americas and Europe concentration, Loronix received visitors from the six continents. These numbers are very important to our community. Let's now take a look at the graph bellow.

That's right, this graph brings a new perspective showing the share of visitors among countries. More than 140 countries visited us and 90% percent of our visitors came from the top ten countries. This is wonderful, indicates we have a great opportunity of growth in this forthcoming year. The remaining 130 countries are indicated on that separeted slice with all rainbow colors.

I have been talking with Caetano, Fernando and other very close Loronix friends and all agree that the guarantee of a long live to our community and the continuous improvement of Loronix is all about growth. We did nice last year in Americas, Europe and Japan and now zecalouro asks for your help to improve Loronix in other countries.

And this is associated with next Tuesday one million hits celebration, as follows.

The Celebration

Caetano has prepared a package to homage the first ten countries; this was the best thing we could make since address 90 percent of Loronixers. Stay tunes for the next Tuesday, we will enter in a four-day celebration with special music from and for these countries. But we need your help.

I'm asking Loronixers to work together on two different efforts, as follows:

1) Identification of Bossa Nova music from some key target countries selected by Caetano and zecalouro - This is great, we have a good knowledge about Brazilian Bossa Nova discography, but it is impossible to track down from Brazil Bossa Nova albums produced in other countries.

The idea is to open a new channel to receive from Loronixers Bossa Nova albums recorded outside of Brazil. The criteria is the word Bossa Nova written on cover, all countries are accepted, but we thing the opportunity to find new Bossa Nova albuns are:


Starting on Monday, zecalouro will place a link at Loronix to everybody's contribution.

2) Identification of musical and musician websites at countries out of our top ten list - This is all about growth, zecalouro wants to open a new blogroll (which is a list of links to others websites) with links to musical and musicians websites with a country perspective. This is the best approach for growth giving the opportunity to new musicians getting visibility to Loronix and also attracting new visitors to these countries through link exchange.

Everybody who collaborates sending an album indication or sending a link to a website from another country will be eligible to win an one month Rapidshare account and other nice gift that we are negotiating.

Thanks for the opportunity of leading this fantastic Brazilian Music community created around Loronix. We have the commitment of working hard to make your community even better and our feedback should always be willing to help us on initiatives like this one. We are nothing alone, but we are big if we walk together, collaborating with each other.

Don't miss the start of next Tuesday Celebration, it should be one of the great happenings to our community.



Geraldo Vandre - Cinco Anos de Cancao (1966)

Geraldo Vandre is really a unique artist. He was taken from Brazil by the dictatorship when he was on his peak two years after this release in 1968. When Geraldo Vandre came back to Brazil he left his artistic career to take other directions. I have been wondering how would be further Geraldo Vandre albums if he decided to follow with the music. By the time Cinco Anos de Cancao was released, Geraldo Vandre started to build some partnership with Caetano Veloso and Torquato Netto, you can feel the results here where Geraldo Vandre makes some songs oriented to Brazilian NorthEast music at that time. I think I need to revisit his earlier releases available at Loronix.

This is Geraldo Vandre - Cinco Anos de Cancao (1966), for Som Maior. In spite the transition from Bossa Nova, little is known about this album in terms of personnel with Geraldo Vandre at the set. The repertoire brings some important compositions including the well-known Quem Quiser Encontrar o Amor by Geraldo Vandre and Carlos Lyra. Tracks include:

01 - Porta Estandarte (Geraldo Vandré / Fernando Lona)
02 - Depois É Só Chorar (Geraldo Vandré)
03 - Tristeza de Amar (Geraldo Vandré / Luis Roberto)
04 - Réquiem Para Matraga (Geraldo Vandré)
05 - Canção do Breve Amor (Geraldo Vandré / Alaíde Costa)
06 - Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré)
07 - Rosa Flor (Baden Powell / Geraldo Vandré)
08 - Pequeno Concerto Que Virou Canção (Geraldo Vandré)
09 - Se a Tristeza Chegar (Baden Powell / Geraldo Vandré)
10 - Canção Nordestina (Geraldo Vandré)
11 - Ninguém Pode Mais Sofrer (Geraldo Vandré / Luis Roberto)
12 - Quem Quiser Encontrar o Amor (Geraldo Vandré / Carlos Lyra)


Pedrinho Mattar - Um Show de Mattar (1971)

This album was on my wanting list for another purpose, to address a request of Juliana, a personal friend that is absolutely crazy for Pedrinho Mattar in all phases. I finally got it this week and decided to hear before giving it to her. That's the story behind this post, Juliana agreed to show it to Loronixers and said to mention her name. Thanks Juliana!

This is Pedrinho Mattar - Um Show de Mattar (1971), for Copacabana, featuring Mauricio Einhorn (harmonica), Tita (vocal on track 03), Coral de Joab, Pedrinho Mattar (piano) and Moacyr Silva as producer and coordinator. Um Show de Mattar is a transitional album between the Samba Jazz works from the 60's and the piano virtuoso years, it is easy to identify both phases throughout the tracks. Mauricio Einhorn delivers a solid harmonica playing, especially on track 02 - Conversa de Botequim. Tracks include:

01 - Darling Lili (J. Mercer / Henry Mancini)
02 - Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
03 - Nirvana (Tita) with TITA
04 - Tu Mi Delirio (C. Portillo de La Luz)
05 - Sex-appeal (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
06 - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life (Michel Legrand / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
07 - Tenebroso (Ernesto Nazareth)
08 - Anônimo Veneziano (S. Cipriani)
09 - Depois do Carnaval (Marilena Amaral / Sebastião Tapajós)
10 - Theme From Love Story (F. Lai / C. Sigman)
11 - Lúcia Esparadrapo (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi / I. Tavares)
12 - Vim (Eduardo Souto Neto / Sergio Bittencourt)


Friday, May 25, 2007

Leny Eversong - Leny em Foco! (1957)

The story behind this singer is sometimes hard to believe. Leny Eversong was a renowned singer in the 50's, she made a solid career in the US and Europe as the main attraction during several seasons in Las Vegas Cassinos and recorded albums outside of Brazil, including a LP in France with Pierre Dorsey Orchestra. Her career collapsed in the early 70 and is getting a new breath with the Internet with albums sold by more than a hundred dollars on auction sites. This one seems to be one of the hardest to find. If you get pleased with it, thanks to zecalouro's mother, it was very wise of her to find it on a weekend trip to Minas Gerais.

This is Leny Eversong - Leny em Foco! (1957), for Copacabana. This was probably recorded before her US period; the back cover brings some photos with nightclubs with her name as the main attraction. Leny Eversong has passed in 1984 after a long fight against health and personal problems since her husband left home to buy cigarettes and never came back in the early 70's. Tracks include:

01 - My Yiddishe Momme (J. Yellen / L. Pollak)
02 - Porque Vivemos Assim (Capiba)
03 - Smile (Charles Chaplin / J. Turner / G. Parsons)
04 - Nunca (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
05 - Granada (Agustin Lara)
06 - Águas de Saquarema (Juca Chaves)
07 - Regeneração (César Siqueira)
08 - Meu Quarto Vazio (Meira Guimarães / Vicente Paiva)
09 - Amei Bastante (Vera Brasil / Sivan Castelo Neto)
10 - E Nada Mais (César Siqueira / Maria Rita)
11 - Insulto (Mário Lago / Chocolate)


Music Video | Oscar Castro Neves - Aguas de Marco

Hello, Good Evening! I was waiting for a friend today; he said he would bring a "wonderful thing" to Loronix. Unfortunately, I felt asleep in the middle of the day - sorry pal - but he left a pen drive at the lobby. This is what he meant as the wonderful thing. I would say it is a fantastic thing, Oscar Castro Neves playing Aguas de Marco (Waters of March). The first Oscar Castro Neves video at Loronix deserves to be our opening today. Truly amazing. Do not miss the increase lens to get the most from the widescreen format. I'm busy today and I will give additional information later.

Hope uEnjoy!


Pery Ribeiro - Heranca (1973)

It is decided and I took a lot of time to make it. Some friend advice was necessary and I hope this is the right choice, in spite of being the first time a entire day is dedicated to Brazilian singers, Luiz Roberto from os Cariocas, Edu Lobo and now Pery Ribeiro, the only artist shown with chronological criteria at Loronix, from the beginning to the end. The next Pery Ribeiro should be Bronzes e Cristais, considered one of his best albums. Unfortunately, still a missing piece.

This is Pery Ribeiro - Heranca (1973), for Odeon, featuring arrangements provided by Maestro J. T. Meirelles, orchestra arrangements by Maestro Gaya (track 03) and Francis Hime (track 11). Heranca also brings something unique, Se as Estrelas Falassem, the first Elizeth Cardoso composition I have ever seen recorded. Tracks include:

01 - Caminhemos (Herivelto Martins)
02 - Esperteza (Zé do Maranhão)
03 - Herança (Francis Hime / Paulo César Pinheiro)
04 - Segredo (Herivelto Martins / Marino Pinto)
05 - Se Pelo Menos Você Fosse Minha (Roberto Menescal / Paulinho Tapajós)
06 - Conclusão (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi / Renato Lobo)
07 - Regina (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi)
08 - Romântico do Caribe (Gonzaguinha)
09 - Tudo Acabado (J. Piedade / Osvaldo de Oliveira Martins)
10 - Bandeira Branca (Max Nunes / Laércio Alves)
11 - Réquiem (Emmanuel) (M. Colombier / Vrs. Paulo César Pinheiro)
12 - Se as Estrelas Falassem (Elizeth Cardoso)


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Eduardo Lobo - Eduardo Lobo em Bossa Nova (1963)

Mr. E. has confirmed that Luiz Roberto from Velha Guarda da Bossa Nova and Luiz Roberto from Os Cariocas are the same person. Great acquisition to Loronix. Flavio Samello should come more often to Rio de Janeiro, I got luck during his short stay. We are in the mood of the first recording of renowned artists and I feel in the obligation to show this first single.

This is Eduardo Lobo - Eduardo Lobo em Bossa Nova (1963), for Copacabana, the rare and sought after Edu Lobo first single with four non-LP tracks. Pretty self-explanatory release awaited by many Loronix friends. Tracks include:

01 - Alguem sob Medida
02 - Saudade so pra Mim
03 - Balancinho
04 - Amor de Ilusao



Luiz Roberto - Velha Guarda em Bossa Nova (1960)

Hello, Good Evening! Some albums you buy only by the cover. Sometimes you get a little bit frustrated when you get home and see that you purchase a beautiful cover and bad music. This is not the case, Luiz Roberto is an obscure singer that I could not find any information about and he sings Samba on top of Bossa Nova in the background. I bought it today for a real bargain with my friend Flavio Samello, a cool Loronixer from Sao Paulo that came to Rio. Flavio has a website and made some photos with zeca available there, don't miss it, here and here.

This is Luiz Roberto - Velha Guarda em Bossa Nova (1960), for Continental. As far as I could search, Luiz Roberto released only this LP and made some participation on TV Globo novel OSTs in the early 70's. I've been wondering today if Luiz Roberto from Os Cariocas and this Luiz Roberto are the same person. This is something that is up to you to research. Tracks include:

01 - A Tua Vida É Um Segredo (Lamartine Babo)
02 - Vou Partir (João de Barro)
03 - Isaura (Herivelto Martins / Roberto Roberti)
04 - Maria (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
05 - Aos Pés da Cruz (Marino Pinto / Zé da Zilda)
06 - Emília (Wilson Batista / Haroldo Lobo)
07 - Ai Que Saudades da Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
08 - Favela (Hekel Tavares / Juraci Camargo)
09 - Cordiais Saudações (Noel Rosa)
10 - Até Amanhã (Noel Rosa)
11 - Só Pra Chatear (Príncipe Pretinho)
12 - Se Você Jurar (Francisco Alves / Ismael Silva / Nilton Bastos)


Baden Powell - Baden / O Som de Baden Powell (1968)

What else can we say more about Baden Powell, the great master of Brazilian guitar? Everything was said, shown and heard here at Loronix. Baden Powell legacy is fantastic, he recorded several albums, really above the average. Baden Powell appearances on film is also widely available at the Internet, VHS tapes of fans and even documentary made in Brazil, Germany, France, among other countries.

Additionally, Baden Powell is has the best musician website I have ever seen so far,, which is an honor to have it listed at Loronix a friend website. Don't miss Brazil-on-Guitar, which I ask for help on reviewing another fantastic Baden Powell album.

This is Baden Powell - Baden / O Som de Baden Powell (1968), for Elenco as ME-48. Brazil-on-Guitar says: Baden is an outtake album from the Tristeza on Guitar sessions in July 1966. They are alternative takes with slight variations e.g. in Das Rosas or Round Midnight and unused songs like Canto de Ossanha or Lamento, one title was named differently. They have a very different sound. The SABA recording sound have a stronger bass sound, probably according to the musical taste of producer Joachim E. Berendt. The sound of the Brazilian Elenco pressing sounds more intimate and personal, without the strong bass sound on all instruments.

Thus it is not a simple re-pressing of the famous SABA record, but shows a certain independence, reaching uniqueness. This is emphasised by using rare pictures, Baden Powell ether with Herbie Mann, who did not take part in the recording session, and a less typical PR picture showing Baden doing a chord spanning six frets.

Baden is a well-done outtake album, unfortunately the only in his discography. BOG recommends listening to both recordings, if possible the Japanese CD version of Tristeza on Guitar and the Baden-reissue from 2003 (whose tracklist is wrong, Sarava instead if Samba de Bencao, furthermore there is a graphical mistake in the front cover).


Baden Powell
(violao, agogo, surdo)
Sergio Barroso
Alfredo Bessa
(atabaque, cuica)
Amauri Coelho
(pandeiro, atabaque)
Milton Banana

Track List

01 - Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo / Niltinho Tristeza)
03 - Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
04 - Round About Midnight (C. Williams / Hanighen / Thelonious Monk)
05 - Invenção Em 7 1/2 (Baden Powell)
06 - Canto de Xangô (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Percussão e Batuque (Baden Powell)
08 - Lamento (Pixinguinha / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Saravá (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Das Rosas (Dorival Caymmi)


We have a video sent by the mighty Luiz Harding with Baden Powell renditions to Dorival Caymmi compositions.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Audio Challenge | Who sings these Antonio Carlos Jobim songs?

Mr. E. is always amazing us, thanks for this one Mr. E., one of the coolest challenges ever at Loronix and the first in a new category, the audio challenge. There are two Antonio Carlos Jobim songs on each video bellow, Eu Nao Existo sem Voce and Eu Sei que Eu Vou te Amar performed by two mysterious singers as they were a caipira or sertanejo duo.

The challenge is to identify the duo, who is singing Antonio Carlos Jobim on this funny way? I blend the music with Macaw videos just to entertain you while identifying the mysterious duo. Thanks once again Mr. E. this should be really amazing.

For Loronix friends outside of Brazil, they are singing Musica Caipira or Musica Sertaneja, which is a term from Brazilian country music.

Hope uEnjoy!

Eu Sei Que Vou te Amar


Eu Nao Existo Sem Voce


Laurindo Almeida with Bud Shank - Brazilliance Vol. 3 (1958)

Moos was so nice on sending this album to Loronixers. I did not realize how hard to find it is. It was recorded as a series of three volumes, the first one is already available at Loronix and you should use Loronix Find It to check, recommended. It was recorded in 1953 and you can hear sometimes a draft Bossa Nova birth there. Thanks Moos.

This is Laurindo Almeida with Bud Shank - Brazilliance Vol. 3 (1958), for World Pacific, the third an last out of the collaboration between Laurindo Almeida and Bud Shank, featuring Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Bud Shank (flute), Gary Peacock (bass) and Chuck Flores (drums). Moos sent a scan of back cover with some information about this recording set. You can also find additional information on Laurindo Almeida at, a nice tribute by our Loronix friend Nate. Tracks include:

01 - Harlem Samba (Laurindo de Almeida)
02 - North Of The Border (Laurindo de Almeida)
03 - Sunset Baion (Laurindo de Almeida)
04 - Round About Midnight (Thelonious Monk / B. Hanighan / C. Williams)
05 - Toro Dance (Bud Shank)
06 - Serenade For Alto (Laurindo de Almeida)
07 - Xana Lyn (Bud Shank)
08 - Blowing Wild (D. Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster)
09 - Gershwin Prelude (George Gershwin)
10 - Frio Y Color (Bud Shank)


Cynara e Cybele - Cynara e Cybele (1968)

Hello, Good Evening! Yesterday was one of the days that I like most at Loronix, all releases were great and different to each other. I did not expect so many people amazed with Quarteto em Cy and Formula 7, mainly Formula 7, a repost. Anyway, as people feedback at comment section, Formula 7 had the participation of renowned musicians that still active today. Let's start the day very strong with a long time request by many Loronixers.

This is Cynara e Cybele - Cynara e Cybele (1968), for Columbia. This was requested since Loronix beginning, probably as the solo album of Cynara and Cybele from Quarteto em Cy and also for the participation of Dory Caymmi as arranger of all tracks, actually, there is an exception, Luiz Eça is in charge of track 07 arrangements, Januaria. Production is in charge of Helcio Milito. Tracks include:

01 - Pelas Ruas do Recife (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle / Novelli)
02 - Carolina (Chico Buarque)
03 - Rasguei a Minha Fantasia (Lamartine Babo)
04 - Lua Cheia (Chico Buarque / Toquinho)
05 - Fala Meu Amor (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Anjo da Noite (Dorival Caymmi / Danilo Caymmi)
07 - Januária (Chico Buarque)
08 - João Ninguém (Noel Rosa)
09 - Lua Nova (Maurício Tapajós / Joaquim Cardoso)
10 - De Onde Vens (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
11 - Rancho Pra Quem Vem de Fora (Tamir Drumond / Kátia Drumond)
12 - Até Segunda-feira (Chico Buarque)


Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Samba e Bom Assim (1961)

This is a special post. I got this album from our Loronix friend Marcus Wagner, he gave it in my hands while we had been together at Drink Cafe to celebrate Loronix first year. Marcus Wagner is really nice, he has very good ideas in mind and they are all about Bossa Nova. Remember the last challenge with Johnny Alf, Edison Machado and Tiao Neto? That picture was taken from Marcus website, which is all about Bossa Nova pictures at

Thanks Marcus, this is a pretty old Moacyr Silva album that I never heard about. Mr. E. had also an important participation on this post, making cover restoration to show it perfect to Loronixers. Mr. E. is giving distance-learning classes on image processing to zecalouro and I swear I will be a dedicated student.

This is Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Samba e Bom Assim (1961), for Copacabana. I crazy for Bob Fleming and Moacyr Silva participations on other artists albums, but nothing compares to Moacyr Silva solo album accompanied by Seu Conjunto. Thanks once again Marcus. Personnel is not credited this time, feel free to guest who was in the set, my best guess on piano is Chaim Lewak, who agrees or disagrees? Tracks include:

01 - Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
02 - Tema do Boneco de Palha (Vera Brasil / Sivan Castelo Neto)
03 - Ninguém Sabe de Nós (Moacyr Silva / Antonio Maria)
04 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
05 - Por Causa Dela (Paulo Valdez)
06 - Maldade (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
07 - Rimas de Ninguém (Vera Brasil)
08 - Quando a Esperança Vai Embora (Tito Madi)
09 - Quando Ela Se Foi (Moacyr Silva / Antônio Maria)
10 - Percentagem de Amor (Dunga)
11 - Volta (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Bandeira)


Formula 7 - Formula 7 Volume 2 (1968)

I always though about reposting this album one day and Caetano gave me in the last trip to Sao Paulo. The last one had a defective track and a low quality ripping. Now we have it on a really better shape and with everything in place including large size and high quality cover scans. I think nobody can miss this upgrade.

This is Formula 7 - Formula 7 Volume 2 (1968), for Parlophone. Formula 7 was assembled in 1965 by the Brazilian guitarist Helio Delmiro and was very active in the late 60's. They recorded four albums and their music was a fusion of Jazz, Rock, Psycho and Soul. This is their second album. Tracks include:


Helio Delmiro
Claudio Caribe
Luizao Maia
Helio Celso
Marcio Montarroyos

01 - Work Song (N. Adderley / Oscar Brown Jr.)
02 - Andança (Danilo Caymmi / Edmundo Souto / Paulinho Tapajós)
03 - Formulation (Nelsinho)
04 - Recit de Cassard (Watch What Happens) (J. Demy / Michel Legrand)
05 - Live For Life (Vivre Pour Vivre) (F. Lai / Norman Gimbel)
06 - The Look For Love (H. David / Burt Bacharach)
07 - Sack O'woe (J. Adderley)
08 - Eleonor Rigby (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
09 - Goin'out Of My Head (T. Randazzo / B. Weinstein)
10 - Ana (Baião de Ana) (R. Vatro / F. Giordano)
11 - Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini)
12 - Canção do Amanhecer (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)



Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Quarteto em Cy - Antologia do Samba Cancao Volumes 1 & 2 (1975, 1976)

I cannot remember if I made a post with two albums of a same artist or group before, but I think this one worth this try, both albums are very connected with each other and splitting them would spoil a lot the listening pleasure. I would like to say thank you to everybody who helped zeca on making this post available, Helio Tavares was the fast fish, making the music available as soon as the request came from CBox, Marcello Montore for providing cover artwork and Caetano for building the network to make everything ready to Loronixers.

This is Quarteto em Cy - Antologia do Samba Cancao Volumes 1 & 2 (1975, 1976), both for Philips. These albums should definitively be released as a double LP, Quarteto em Cy makes a breathtaking rendition with meddley to several key Brazilian music figures, such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Noel Rosa, Dorival Caymmi, Johnny Alf, Garoto among others. Quarteto em Cy has some kind of magic and their albums are always very successful at Loronix. I'm sure this one is not an exception. Tracks include:

Quarteto em Cy - Antologia do Samba Cancao (1975)


Antonio Maria
Ari Barroso
Tito Madi
Jair Amorim
Lupscinio Rodrigues
Herivelto Martins
Carlos Lyra
Johnny Alf
Dolores Duran

Track List available at Jornal Musical, here.

Quarteto em Cy - Antologia do Samba Cancao Vol. 2 (1976)


Armando Cavalcanti
Custodio Mesquita
Mariano Pinto
Tom Jobim
Noel Rosa
Fernando Lobo
Haroldo Barbosa
Fernando Cesar
Dorival Caymmi

Track List available at Jornal Musical, here.



Sunday, May 20, 2007

Challenge | We want to know musicians and the nightclube they are playing

Challenge, very easy. We will need to identify musicians and the nightclub were the photo was taken... Who knows? Stay tuned, in an hour or so I will show much more about...

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Dick Farney e Claudette Soares - Dick & Claudette | Tudo Isto e Amor vol. 2 (1976)

I just spoke with Caetano by phone and he said the next package - a special and very different one - would be mailed tomorrow, first time in the morning. Tomorrow will be another day of tension on a day that seems to last 48 hours. Several other things are scheduled for tomorrow and I think it is better stop talking about it now before I spoil Caetano's surprise with my big tongue.

These phone calls are also useful to get recommendations from Caetano and this album was celebrated when mentioned, by the way, what can go wrong when you have Dick Farney and Claudette Soares together? I really don't know.

This is Dick Farney e Claudette Soares - Dick & Claudette | Tudo Isto e Amor Vol. 2 (1976), for Odeon, the second out of two albums released by Dick Farney in collaboration with Claudette Soares. This is not about Dick Farney piano accompanying Claudette Soares, they are singing together and the duets are beautiful, their voices and interpretation styles matches nicely. Personnel is not credited, but Dick Farney plays piano for sure and the legendary Saba from Jongo Trio is the executive producer. Tracks include:

01 - Chuva (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
02 - Nós (Johnny Alf)
03 - Demais (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
04 - Casualmente (Berimbau)
05 - Fim de Caso (Dolores Duran)
06 - Apelo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Nick Bar (José Vasconcelos)
08 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
09 - Ela Foi Embora (Oscar Bellandi / Djalma Ferreira)
10 - Tomara (Novelli / Paulo César Pinheiro / Maurício Tapajós)
11 - O Amor Em Paz (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)


Os Originais do Samba - Pra que Tristeza (1976)

Hello, Good Evening! Closing another Samba weekend at Loronix I would like to show an album that will make even the day of those how never were in the mood of Samba. This album is part of my childhood and as a little parrot I could not evaluate how these guys are really great. Os Originais do Samba are really "professional", this album has nice vocal and instrumental arrangements and brings a tune that Brazilians will remember very fast. Let's see.

This is Os Originais do Samba - Pra que Tristeza (1974), for RCA Victor. Quimsy would say that Os Originais do Samba delivers an infectious Samba groove. I will only say that you will kick around the apartment, reaching the ceiling at some peaks. It is impossible to talk about this album with no mention to Tragedia no Fundo do Mar, this music was really a blockbuster by the release time. It has been a long time since my last hearing and I thought it was more accelerated, but it has smooth and nice arrangements by Maestro Elcio Alvares with direction in charge of Wilson Miranda. Tracks include:

01 - Saudade e Flores (Adeílton Alves / Nilton Pereira de Castro)
02 - Samba do "Arnesto" (Adoniran Barbosa / Alocin)
03 - Cabeça Que Não Tem Juízo (Aloísio)
04 - Tragédia no Fundo do Mar (Assassinato do Camarão) (Zeré / Ibrain)
05 - Pra Que Tristeza (Delcio Carvalho)
06 - Mulata Faceira (Martinho da Vila)
07 - Boato (Carlos Geraldo / B. J. Aroldo / Netinho)
08 - Canto de Amor (Delcio Carvalho / Barbosa da Silva)
09 - Buchicho (Luis Carlos / Murilo Penha "Bidi")
10 - Complicação (Murilo Penha "Bidi" / Mussum / Luis Carlos)
11 - Quem Me Dera (Beto Scala / São Beto)
12 - Não Sei de Nada (Wando)


Leny Andrade - Embraceable You (1991)

We saw many albums with the music from Brazil performed by non-Brazilian artists and now it is the time of making the opposite direction showing an album performed by a Brazilian artist with a repertoire of American standards. I think nobody can do it better than Leny Andrade.

This is Leny Andrade - Embreceable You (1991), for Som Livre, Leny Andrade delivers American Standards backed by a Bossa Nova combo featuring Joao Carlos Coutinho (piano, keyboards), Lucio Nascimento (bass), Adriano de Oliveira (drums) and Angelo Verploegen (flugelhorn). I have a very good friends that knows by heart Leny Andrade discography says this is the album he likes most. Thanks to Victor Ricelli for making available this album to Loronixers. Tracks include:

01 - Misty (E. Garner / Johnny Burke)
02 - Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) (J. Kosma / J. Prevert)
03 - The Man I Love (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
04 - Night And Day (Cole Porter)
05 - Embraceable You (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
06 - Stella By Starlight (V. Young / N. Washington)
07 - Body And Soul (J. Green / C. Heyman)
08 - Satin Doll (Duke Ellington)
09 - Watch What Happens (Michel Legrand / Norman Gimbel)
10 - Just In Time (J. Styne / B. Comden)
11 - The Shadow Of Your Smile (J. Handel / Paul Francis Webster)
12 - 's Wonderful (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)

This is Leny Andrade - Embraceable You (1991), at Loronix, as part ONE and TWO.

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