Saturday, June 16, 2007

Varios Artistas - Mancini Também e Samba (1966)

Caetano Rodrigues has a special care on dates, I can say he is my personal special dates consultant. He made a phone call today to remind me of a special date, really special by the way, today, 14th June, landmarks the passing of the great Maestro Henry Mancini 14 years ago. We take a lot of time thinking on a homage to Henry Mancini, while the solution was in front of us and already available at Loronix, one of our favorite records, a constellation of Brazilian music on studio making jazzy renditions of Henry Mancini repertoire. This is what I consider an essential.

This is Mancini Tambem e Samba (1962) for Mocambo. I don't know what is the story behind this recording session, seems to me that these guys made a fan tribute to Henry Mancini, taking the studio by assault to record these twelve breathtaking Henry Mancini songs on top of Jazz and Samba rhythms. Everybody considers Waltel Branco as the main performer of Mancini Tambem e Samba and I will make different here, dedicating this post to Henry Mancini and to the artists on this set, listed just bellow. Tracks include:


Waltel Branco
(arrangements, musical direction)
Jonas Silva
Dom Salvador
Ed Maciel
Pedro Paulo
J.T. Meirelles
(sax alto, sax tenor)
(sax baritone)
Victor Manga
Ruben Bassini
Humberto Barin

Tracks Peter Gun, Moon River and Mr. Lucky

Julinho, Mozart and Hamilton
Astor Silva, Ed Maciel, Manoel Araujo and Zanata
J.T. Meirelles and K-Ximbinho
(sax alto)
Cipo and J. dos Santos
(sax tenor)
(sax baritone)
Dom Salvador
Victor Manga
Rubens Bassini
Humberto Garin

Track List

01 - Peter Gun (Henry Mancini)
02 - Lightly (Henry Mancini)
03 - My Manne Shelly (Henry Mancini)
04 - Moon River (Henry Mancini / J. Mercer)
05 - Something For Sellers (Henry Mancini)
06 - Not From Dixie (Henry Mancini)
07 - Mr Lucky (Henry Mancini)
08 - Dear Heart (Henry Mancini / Jay Livingston / Evans)
09 - The Pink Panther Theme (Henry Mancini)
10 - Sorta Blue (Henry Mancini / S. Cahn)
11 - Meglio Stasera (Henry Mancini)
12 - Megeve (Henry Mancini)

Walter Wanderley - Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966)

This is the first out of a series of contributions from a real friend with a real name, Meia Beats, musician (piano), producer, living in Brazil South, city of Caxias do Sul. Meia Beats starts with a widely unknown Walter Wanderley LP released in Brazil by Philips. I have been hunting this album for months with no information about, never seeing this cover artwork also. Thanks for this really hard to find Walter Wanderley album. You can meet Meia Beats at his website, here.

This is Walter Wanderley - Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966), for Philips. Perhaps this is the last Walter Wanderley release in Brazil before moving to US for releasing his first international album with Astrud Gilberto. Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley repeats the formula used at Walter Wanderley - Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962), for Odeon and it is one of the most dark and shady Walter Wanderley albums I have ever heard, an item for completionists, we are many. Tracks include:

01 - Que C'est Triste Venise (Dorin / Charles Aznavour) Ma Vie (Alain Barrière)
02 - Oferenda (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) Sentimental Demais (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
03 - Il Mondo (Fontana / Meccia / Pess)
04 - Amor Eterno (Édson Borges / Alfredo Borba) O Preço de Uma Vida (Erlon Chaves)
05 - Charade (Mercer / Henry Mancini) Just For Tonight (H. Carmichael / Mercer)
06 - Forget Domani (R. Ortolani / N. Newell)
07 - Red Roses For a Blue Lady (Tepper / Brodsky)
08 - Aquellos Ojos Verdes (N. Menendez) Maria Helena (Barcelata)
09 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle) La Barca (Roberto Cantoral)
10 - Irremediablemente (Máximo Casanova)
11 - Flor de Lys (Agustin Lara) O Cigano (Marcelo Tupinambá / João do Sul)
12 - Tudo de Mim (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) Maldito (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)


Mario Lago - Nada Alem (1991)

Hello, Good Evening! This is another mom's request, actually this is the first time I'm addressing mom's request this year, she knows the business and uses to make nice recommendations. This is one of the artists that she likes most, looking like very much with zecalouro's grandfather, in attitude, appearance and the way he approaches life. Let's see mom's choice, I'm sure it is really amazing.

This is Mario Lago - Nada Alem (1991), for Som Livre. A Various Artists tribute to Mario Lago, a very important artist for Brazilian culture in the last century, Mario Lago made everything you can imagine for an artistic career, being an actor, composer, poet, writer, journalist, radio, TV and the list is endless. Several acclaimed Brazilian songs that we are used to sing by heart were composed by Mario Lago. Nada Alem was recorded 11 years before Mario Lago's passing and it is a very beautiful celebration and delicious to hear. This vinyl is not mine, belongs to zecalouro's mother. The performers are listed bellow, just before tracks.

The Performers

Mario Lago
Gal Costa
Paulinho da Viola
Nelson Goncalves
Sandra de Sa
Zeca Pagodinho
Neguinho da Beija-Flor
Dona Ivone Lara
Mestre Marcal
Elton Medeiros
Eduardo Dusek
Ney Matogrosso
Rafael Rabello
Marcos Pereira
Tania Machado
Ataulfo Alves Jr.
As Gatas
Nosso Samba

Track List

01 - Medlley
Quem Chegou Já Tá - Élton Medeiros
A Onda - Dona Ivone Lara
Salve a Preguiça Meu Pai - Neguinho da Beija-Flor
Atire a Primeira Pedra - Mestre Marçal
Ai Que Saudades da Amélia - Zeca Pagodinho
Aurora - Zeca Pagodinho / Dona Ivone Lara / Élton Medeiros / Mário Lago / Mestre Marçal / Neguinho da Beija-Flor

02 - Nada Além - Marco Pereira / Gal Costa
03 - Ficarás - Chamon
04 - Fracasso - Raphael Rabello / Nelson Gonçalves
05 - Faz de Conta - Paulinho da Viola
06 - Faz Como Eu - Alcione / Ataulfo Júnior
07 - Dá-me Tuas Mãos - Sandra de Sá
08 - Número Um - Raphael Rabello / Ney Matogrosso
09 - Caluda Tamborins - Eduardo Dusek
10 - Rua Sem Sol - Tânia Machado
11 - Faz de Conta - As Gatas / Conjunto Nosso Samba

This is Mario Lago - Nada Alem (1991), at Loronix, here.

Hope uEnjoy!

Oscar Castro Neves & Paul Winter - Brazilian Days (1998)

Oscar Castro Neves, I think there is no better closing to a day that started with Ella Fitzgerald and complemented with the great Chiquinho do Acordeon. I have been with this album for a long time that has gone out of print for unexplainable reasons. One of the most successful videos at Loronix was Oscar Castro Neves performance at Ramsey Lewis Legends of Jazz Show and now we will double it, presenting Oscar collaboration with Paul Winter, Brazilian Days and another excerpt of that show, with Ivan Lins and Ramsey Lewis at the piano.

This is Oscar Castro Neves & Paul Winter - Brazilian Days (1998), for Living Music. Twelve Bossa Nova numbers recorded in duo with Oscar Castro Neves guitar and Paul Winter on sax. Self-explanatory music, the duo has the accompaniment of two Brazilian musicians, the bassist Nilson da Matta and drummer Paulo Braga, delivering a more than adequate rhythm section to overall record. Do not miss the awesome video bellow. Tracks include:

01 - Aula De Matemática (Tom Jobim / Marino Pinto)
02 - Coisa Mais Linda (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Feitio De Oração (Vadico / Noel Rosa)
04 - Feio Não É Bonito (Carlos Lyra / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
05 - Minha Namorada (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Também Quem Mandou (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Ana Luisa (Tom Jobim)
08 - Feitiço Da Vila (Vadico / Noel Rosa)
09 - Canto Triste (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Imagem (Luis Eça / Aloysio de Oliveira)
11 - Por Causa De Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
12 - Se É Tarde Me Perdoa (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)



Friday, June 15, 2007

Chiquinho do Acordeon - Chiquinho do Acordeon (1989)

Ella Fitzgerald was the inspiration needed to release this album by the legendary and highly underrated accordion player Chiquinho do Acordeon, released very recently, with several special guests and never reissued in CD. Chiquinho do Acordeon contribution to Brazilian music span decades, he was responsible on translating the "country" accordion felling to the modern times of Brazilian music, Chiquinho is the main expression of accordion playing in Brazil, an instrument that is having a new and fresh interest of many musicians an public worldwide.

This is Chiquinho do Acordeon - Chiquinho do Acordeon (1989), for Visom, featuring several special guests in the set, such as: Aecio Flavio, Mamao (Azimuth), Roberto Menescal, Bebeto, Ze Menezes, Marcio Montarroyos, Sebastiao Tapajos, Gilson Peranzetta, Helio Delmiro, Marcos Valle among many others. This fantastic cover artwork is a work of Ique, a renowned Brazilian cartoonist. Track List and personnel will be made available together this time. Tracks include:


Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Abraca Jobim (1980)

Hello, Good Evening! Today, Caetano reminds us another important day, the passing of "The First Lady of Song", the greatest female Jazz singer of all times, the Queen of Jazz, the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, eleven years ago. Loronix small celebration is based on the most Brazilian album among hundreds recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, her tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ella Embraces Jobim with The Queen delivering Jobim Song Book, just as she did before to the renowned cast of composers from the last Century.

This is Ella Fitzgerald - Ela Abraca Jobim | Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook (1980), for Pablo. This album is of a great importance to Brazilian music, Ella Fitzgerald and Norman Ganz -- Fitzgerald producer for decades -- made this songbook as just as they did the previous ones, leveling Antonio Carlos Jobim to the same plateau given to (in order of Ella Songbooks release) Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Irvin Berlin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer. Ella's powerful voice on top of sweet Antonio Carlos Jobim songs is an unique listening experience. Personnel listing features top-notch Brazilian and US musicians. Tracks include:


Ella Fitzgerald
Joe Pass
(violao, guitar)
Alex Acuna
Ronald Batista
Oscar Castro Neves
(violao, guitar)
Clarck Terry
Paulinho da Costa
(percussion, associate producer)
Mitch Holder
Paul Jackson
Abraham Laboriel
Clarence McDonalds
Zoot Sims
(sax tenor)
Toots Thielemans
Terry Trotter
Mike Lang

Track List

01 - Dreamer (Vivo Sonhando) (Jobim/Lees)
02 - This Love That I've Found (Só Tinha de Ser (Jobim/Oliveira)
03 - The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) (De Moraes/Gimbel/Jobim)
04 - Somewhere in the Hills (Favela) (De Moraes/Gilbert/Jobim)
05 - Photograph (Fotografia) (Gilbert/Jobim)
06 - Wave (Jobim)
07 - Triste (Jobim)
08 - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) (Jobim/Lees)
09 - Water to Drink (Agua de Beber) (De Moraes/DeMoraes/Gimbel/Jobim)
10 - Bonita (Gilbert/Jobim/Lees)
11 - Off Key (Desafinado) (Jobim/Lees/Mendonca/Mendonça)
12 - He's a Carioca (Ele É Carioca) (Gilbert/Jobim/Moraes)
13 - Dindi (Gilbert/Jobim/Jobim/Oliveira)
14 - How Insensitive (Insensatez) (De Moraes/DeMoraes/Gimbel/Jobim)
15 - One Note Samba (Samba de Unma Nota Só) (Jobim/Mendonca/Mendonça)
16 - A Felicidade (De Moraes/DeMoraes/Jobim)
17 - Useless Landscape (Inútil Paisagem) (Gilbert/Jobim/Oliveira)


Ze Rodrix - Quando Sera? (1977)

Here we go on the continuation of a series of posts showing new Brazilian artists to Loronixers, the last was Francis Hime and his first LP. The new artist today Jose Rodrigues Trindade, Ze Rodrix, well known to Loronixers by his participations on albums already released to our community, such as Momento Quatro and Som Imaginario.

This is Ze Rodrix - Quando Sera? (1977), for Odeon. Ze Rodrix is one of the most important proponents of the Brazilian rock-rual style, mostly known by his participation on the most important group on the genre, the trio Sa, Rodrix & Guarabyra. Ze Rodrix is a multi instrumentalist with a solid music background, playing piano, sax, flute and accordion. His solo career started in 1973, lasting on 1979 with his last LP by RCA Victor. Since then, he is an active producer with other several different roles. Quando Sera? is perhaps is better-known album that you will need to hear several times until you get the whole of it. Do not let the first track 01 - Quando Sera cheats you, it was probably included to be a commercial success and take a special attention to track 04 - Devolve meus LPs, truly amazing. Tracks include:

01 - Quando Será (Zé Rodrix / Livi)
02 - Eu Não Fui Bandido o Tempo Todo (Zé Rodrix / Livi)
03 - Arca de Noé (Zé Rodrix)
04 - Devolve Meus Lp's (Zé Rodrix / Livi)
05 - Guantanamera (Wolde / Marti)
06 - Casamento (Zé Rodrix / Jorge Amiden)
07 - O Dono da Verdade (Zé Rodrix / Livi)
08 - Animais (Zé Rodrix / Lamis)
09 - Foi Você Quem nos Apresentou (Zé Rodrix / Ramos)
10 - Baila Salsa (Zé Rodrix / Miguel)
11 - Água Que Não Vais Beber (Zé Rodrix / Livi)
12 - Se o Cantor Calar (Zé Rodrix / Felipe)


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Paulinho e Seu Conjunto - Para Animar Sua Festa | Novamente Paulinho (1959)

Hello, Good Evening! It seems we have opened a box of wonders since we discover the first Prestige Label album with Sexteto Prestige. By the way, just want to say that my collection now has all Sexteto Prestige albums, part of last wonderful donations to Loronix. This album was supposed to be released yesterday, as the closing post, so good it is. It is the first solo album of Paulinho at Loronix and you will not belive the guys that are playing with him, let's see.

This is Paulinho e Seu Conjunto - Para Animar Sua Festa | Novamente Paulinho (1959), for Prestige. Paulinho also known as Paulinho Baterista, recorded a few albums for Prestige before leaving Brazil for an international career, being the acclaimed Paulinho Magalhaes that performed with Sergio Mendes, Bossa Tres, among others. This is the second out of a series of "Paulinho e Seu Conjunto" for Prestige, featuring renowned Brazilian musicians, such as: Nelsinho, Julinho, Chaim Lewak, Quincas, among others. Details on personnel listing. Tracks include:


(arrangements, trombone)
(sax tenor)
Chaim Lewak
Sebastião and Elias

Track List

01 - Petite Fleur - Quem E - Tom Thumb's Tune (Pequeno Polegar)
02 - Estupido Cupido - Suas Maos - Eu Sei que Vou te Amar
03 - Tu - Manha de Carnaval - Mi Espana
04 - Siboney - La Cucaracha - Frenesi


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Edu Lobo - A Musica de Edu Lobo por Edu Lobo with Tamba Trio and Luiz Eça (1963)

There is a crazy story behind today's last post. I would never remember to make this album again, which is one of the essentials records available at Loronix, released in the very beginning. If you get along with Loronix this year or in the end of last year, you will probably did not notice, since it is available far away on a given week between June or July, 2007. This is a required record on every Brazilian music collection and a mandatory update, now with high quality scans and ripping. The story, well, I'm not sure if I can tell Loronixers, so I will tell later on.

This is Edu Lobo - A Musica de Edu Lobo por Edu Lobo | Com a Participacao do Tamba Trio (1965), for Elenco. A detailed liner notes wrote by Aloysio de Oliveira defines this set, which is Edu Lobo debut LP. Tamba Trio delivers accompaniment and some backing vocals with Luiz Eca in charge of arrangements. I cannot wait to hear again the first track, Boranda, that alone worth the entire album. All songs are Edu Lobo compositions. Tracks include:


Edu Lobo
(voz, violao)

Tamba Trio
Luiz Eca
(piano, arrangements)

Track List

01 - Borandá (Edu Lobo)
02 - Resolução (Edu Lobo / Luis Fernando Freire)
03 - As Mesmas Histórias (Edu Lobo)
04 - Aleluia (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
05 - Canção da Terra (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
06 - Zambi (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Reza (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
08 - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Réquiem Para Um Amor (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
10 - Chegança (Edu Lobo / Oduvaldo Viana Filho)
11 - Canção do Amanhecer (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Em Tempo de Adeus (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)


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Quarteto Excelsior - Coquetel Dancante Nr. 1 (1957)

This is the first out of a series of really unique LPs, mainly Brazilian instrumental music from the late 50's and 60's. The source of this series comes from another donation to Loronix, made by someone that lives in Rio de Janeiro and this is the only thing I know about. It was just a matter of exchanging three or four emails to receive a box of twelve LPs dropped by someone at my building Lobby.

I decided to start with this one, recorded in 1957 - which is before Bossa Nova - and with a lot of Bossa Nova on it. This album confirms that Bossa Nova creation was a jointly work forged by several Brazilian artists, such as Quarteto Excelsior, a very well arranged and wonderfully played album with a cool male singing, very similar to that one we know as Bossa Nova way of singing.

This is Quarteto Excelsior - Coquetel Dancante Nr. 1 (1957), for RCA Victor. I will be straightforward, personnel listing is enough to explain this release, but I want to highlight Maestro Zaccarias, delivering solid clarinet solos and singing on a surprising and smooth voice for that time and Fats Elpidio, a legendary Brazilian pianist with a few albums already available at Loronix. Tracks includes:


Maestro Zaccarias
(clarinet, voice)
Fats Elpidio
(drums, vocals)

Track List

01 - Baião do Lavrador (Valdrido Silva / Zaccarias)
02 - Abre a Janela (Roberto Roberti / Arlindo Marques Júnior)
03 - Lá no Norte (Gilvan Chaves)
04 - Tiradentes (Estanislau Silva / Penteado / Décio Carlos)
05 - Pau-de-arara (Luis Gonzaga / Guio de Morais)
06 - Batuque no Morro (Russo do Pandeiro / Sá Róris)
07 - The Very Thought Of You (R. Noble) Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley / V. Matsen) Anastasia (Paul Francis Webster / A. Newman)
08 - Petticoats Of Portugal (Durso / Mitabel) Angustia (Orlando de Brito) Esperame En El Cielo (Francisco Lopez Vidal "Paquito") Que Murmuren (R. Fuentes / R. Cardenas)
09 - You're Sensational (Cole Porter) I Love You Samantha (Cole Porter) True Love (Cole Porter)


Mara Silva - Sucessos em Teleco-Teco (1962)

Hello, Good Evening! Mr. E., please, stop torturing us... I cannot stand longer... Just kidding. I feel like tortured when Mr. E. comes to my mailbox saying "I'm working on a new surprise for the next week..." I cannot wait quiet until the "surprises" reaches my hands, because I know it is always amazing. Take this one as the perfect example, a new Brazilian female singer, pretty unknown to everybody with orchestra and conjunto support lead by the legendary Moacyr Silva. Thanks Mr. E.

This is Mara Silva - Sucessos em Teleco-Teco (1962), for Copacabana. Little is known about this new singer. Mara Silva recorded several 78RPMs from the early 50's, until this first and only LP for Copacabana. She was also a composer, performing her own compositions on several 78RPMs. This is a lovely Samba album with Moacyr Silva in charge of production and performing with Sua Orquestra e Conjunto, Maestro Diogo Pacheco -- Pachequinho -- is in charge of all arrangements. If someone has additional information about Mara Silva, please let us know about. Tracks include:

01 - Tudo Cabe Num Beijo
02 - Frio Em Minh'alma
03 - Alguém Me Disse
04 - Desesperadamente
05 - Rosa de Maio
06 - Pecado
07 - Vereda Tropical
08 - Quando o Tempo Passar
09 - História de Um Amor
10 - Não Digo o Nome
11 - Tão Somente Uma Vez
12 - Tarde Fria


Elizeth Cardoso - A Meiga Elizeth (1960)

I'm very proud of being the owner of the original Copacabana 1960 issue of this album, by the way, I was missing Copacabana label at Loronix, their covers are always original and beautiful and perhaps Copacabana had probably the best cast of artists in the late 50's and early 60s. This album was reissued in CD by EMI, which is the owner of Cobacabana legacy and has gone recently out of print.

I have also an assumption to make regarding this album, I'm quite sure that Walter Wanderley is the organist, the Hammond B3 organ is played exactly the way you expect from Walter Wanderley. If anybody has this info, please let us know.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - A Meiga Elizeth (1960), for Copacabana. A Meiga Elizeth was one of the most successful Elizeth Cardoso records, which is probably the reason of the "Meiga Elizeth" series creation. Moacyr Silva delivers always-nice musical and production direction, playing his sax tenor in some tracks. Caetano highly recommends this album and it is very difficult to hear such appreciation from his selective musical taste. I hope Loronixers also enjoy Elizeth Cardoso. Leave comments, please or rate this album at our new rating system. Tracks include:

01 - Vai Querer (Hianto de Almeida / Fernando Lobo)
02 - Projeção (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
03 - A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
04 - Não Diga Nada (Carlito / Noacy de Marcenes)
05 - Tentação do Inconveniente (Manoel da Conceição / Augusto Mesquita)
06 - Tome Continha de Você (Édson Borges / Dolores Duran)
07 - Nossos Momentos (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
08 - Sincopado Triste (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)
09 - Canção de Nós Dois (Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Notícia de Jornal (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
11 - Pela Rua (Ribamar (1) / Dolores Duran)
12 - Pra Quê (Ruy Rey / Emílio Batista)



Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Music Video | Maria Bethania - Carcara at Opiniao

This is history, provided by the mighty Luiz Harding. Maria Bethania performing Carcara, probably at the legendary show Opiniao, replacing Nara Leao. Definitively, Maria Bethania is a great artist, she delivers a very strong performance at a very young age. Thanks once again Luiz Harding.

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Varios Artistas - Voce e o Artista (1960)

Hello, Good Evening! Loronix is having a great traffic today, really above the average, I was wondering perhaps this is some kind of Valentine Day effect with boys and girls selecting music to spend the night today. Anyway, Mr. E. sent this great surprise to Loronixers, not specific to this event, a album recorded in 1960 that probably is the first karaoke record in history. I'm only guessing, I did not check this information. Let's see what Mr. E. sent to us.

This is Voce e o Artista (1960), for Philips. Six songs organize this record, an artist performs each song, they are, Vera Lucia, Carlos Lyra, Sonia Delfino, Lucio Alves, Sylvia Telles and Lais. Let's take Lucio Alves as example, Lucio performs Dindi, speaks some words before the song and sings, the following track is the same song and same accompaniment with no singing, Lucio's voice was not mixed. You should not miss this unique LP with performances recorded for the occasion. Aloysio de Oliveira is in charge and probably is the owner of the whole idea. Thanks Mr. E. for this piece. Tracks include:

The Performers

Vera Lucia
Carlos Lyra
Sonia Delfino
Lucio Alves
Sylvia Telles

Track List

01 - Toma Continha de Você (Dolores Duran / Édson Borges) - SONIA DELFINO
02 - Toma Continha de Você (Dolores Duran / Édson Borges)
03 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Luvercy Fiorini / Oscar Castro Neves) - CARLOS LYRA
04 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Luvercy Fiorini / Oscar Castro Neves)
05 - Patinho Feio (Oscar Castro Neves / Dolores Duran) - LAIS
06 - Patinho Feio (Oscar Castro Neves / Dolores Duran)
07 - Leva-me Contigo (Dolores Duran) - VERA LUCIA
08 - Leva-me Contigo (Dolores Duran)
09 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira) - LUCIO ALVES
10 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
11 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) - SYLVIA TELLES
12 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)


Pery Ribeiro - Bronzes e Cristais (1976)

This should make the day of Caetano Rodrigues, Patricia Prado, bossanovadreamer, Mr. H, Loronixers and everybody who patiently waited for this release, no more a missing piece. I'm glad to have now a near mint vinyl, taken from a store on that "everything is One Real" shelf. Caetano strongly recommends this late Pery Ribeiro LP, although I'm not knowledgeable on his discography, I had a nice time hearing it. Let's see what we have here.

This is Pery Ribeiro - Bronzes e Cristais (1976), for Odeon, truly, one of the best Pery Ribeiro LPs from his pos-Bossa Nova age. Arranged by Maestro Gaya and Eduardo Souto Neto, Bronzes e Cristais also features renowned musicians such as Edson Frederico, Laercio de Freitas, Wilson das Neves, Geraldo Vespar, among others. This is one of the longest LPs I have ever seen with 42 minutes of music. Anyway, self-explanatory release that several friends were waiting. Tracks include:


Maestro Gaya and Eduardo Souto Neto
Wilson das Neves
Sergio Barroso
Laercio de Freitas
Geraldo Vespar
(violao, guitar)
Hermes and Dazinho

Paulinho Baterista (06, 12)
Luizao (06, 12)
Edson Frederico (06, 12)
Gilson Peranzzetta (05, 07, 09, 11)
(electric piano)
Marcio Montarroyos (07)

Track List

01 - Bronzes e Cristais (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Nazareno de Brito)
02 - Gás Neon (Gonzaguinha)
03 - Amigos Novos e Antigos (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
04 - Nesta Vida (Ivor Lancellotti)
05 - A Maçã (Raul Seixas / Paulo Coelho / Marcelo Motta)
06 - Olha (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
07 - Meia-noite (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi)
08 - Amigo Porteño (Mutinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Beijo Partido (Toninho Horta)
10 - Poema do Amor Maior (Romeo Nunes / Carlito)
11 - Albatrozes (João Nogueira)
12 - Bem Querer (Chico Buarque)



Monday, June 11, 2007

Music Video | Antonio Carlos Jobim - Insensatez

This is Tom Jobim with Banda Nova performing Insensatez at Memorial da America Latina, Sao Paulo, kindly sent by Luiz Harding. Antonio Carlos Jobim performances with Banda Nova on video are always fascinating. Do not miss this one and use our brand new rating system to give us feedback.

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Jamelao - Aqui Mora o Ritmo (1962) arrang. by Nelsinho, Astor and Guio de Morais

Hello, Good Evening! I want to start this Monday with a Samba LP supposed to be released last Saturday. It is really worthy to make it today, it is an incredible album and everybody should give it a try. I also urge Loronixers to start using our new post rating system, which is available at the end of each post as a sequence of five little stars. You will not be directed to another page, just click the stars and your evaluation will be recorded.

This is Jamelao - Aqui Mora o Ritmo (1962) arrangements by Maestro Nelsinho, Astor Silva and Guio de Morais, for Continental, this is the second release by Jamelao, the legendary Samba interpreter of Mangueira Samba School, Rio de Janeiro. Jamelao has a very long career, starting in the late 40's lasting until today. Aqui Mora o Ritmo repertoire is based on songs pretty unknown to Loronixers and the arrangements delivered by the might trio of maestros really makes the difference. Tracks include:

01 - O Tango do Fim (Osório Lima / José Bispo ''Jamelão'')
02 - Fofoca no Morro (Osvaldo Vitalino / Ferreira dos Santos)
03 - Flores Estrelas e Mulheres (Antônio Bruno)
04 - Triste Recordação (Alcebíades Nogueira / José Bispo ''Jamelão'')
05 - Acaba Como Eu (Armando Nunes / Jorge Medeiros)
06 - Quem Sou Eu (Guio de Morais)
07 - Tanto Ciúme (José Bispo ''Jamelão'' / Aledio Américo dos Santos)
08 - Como Vai Você (José Bispo ''Jamelão'' / Erasmo Silva)
09 - Nossa Quimera (Lucas Vieira / Domicio Augusto)
10 - Vá Conhecer Niterói (Hélio Nascimento / Aledio Américo dos Santos)
11 - Chega de Amor (Del Loro / Ferreira dos Santos)
12 - Um Minuto de Silêncio (Osvaldo Vitalino / Ferreira dos Santos)


I would like to recommend a website to Loronixers in the mood for Samba and Brazilian sounds of the 70's in general, J Thyme...kind, owned and maintained by Justin Thyme, friend of Loronix since the very beginning. Justin lives in the US and has a real passion for the music from Brazil. Take a special attention to Justin compilations; they are available on posts with this bunch of covers picture above. Justin recommends one of them, St. Julian Samba Showdown, here, ideal for those who want to get along with Brazilian music from the 70's at a glance. Congrats for your wonderful investigation job, Justin.


Marcos Valle - Braziliance | A Musica de Marcos Valle (1967)

This is another of those that I cannot explain why it was not shown to Loronixers earlier. Perhaps the reason is the popularity; I think it is the better-known Marcos Valle album outside of Brazil, anyway, better late than never. I'm making two different covers this time, the Brazilian Odeon issue and the US version issued by Warner Brothers. I could not decide which one to pick. I hope that Marcos Valle brings a great start of another week to everybody.

This is Marcos Valle - Braziliance | A Musica de Marcos Valle (1967), for Odeon. First of all, Marcos Valle does not sings on Braziliance, which is a 12 track instrumental LP, all compositions are by Marcos Valle and arrangements are in charge of Eumir Deodato. I think this is one of those few self-explanatory releases that you should not miss. Tracks include:

01 - Os Grilos (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
03 - Batucada Surgiu (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - Seu Encanto (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle / Pingarilho)
05 - Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 - Vamos Pranchar (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - Tanto Andei (Marcos Valle)
08 - Dorme Profundo (Marcos Valle / Pingarilho)
09 - Deus Brasileiro (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Patricinha (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
11 - Passa Por Mim (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
12 - Se Você Soubesse (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)



Sunday, June 10, 2007

Luiz Claudio - Intimidade (1968)

Here we go on an album that is filed since the very first beginning waiting for a chance to be presented to Loronixers. During all this time, it was sent as a contribution from Mr. X and now the legendary bossanovadreamer - by the way, a very big fan of this artist - sent it again to our appreciation. That's why I cannot keep waiting longer, since bossanovadreamer dedicates this album with great enthusiasm to zecalouro, Caetano Rodrigues and worldwide community of Loronixers.

This is Luiz Claudio - Intimidade (1968), for Odeon. If you get the chance to listen to a earlier Luiz Claudio release - Luiz Claudio - Entre Nos (1966), for Musidisc - which is a post that makes me feel very proud with the comment wrote by Ed Motta, do not hesitate to give a chance to Intimidade, directed by Maestro Lyrio Panicalli and arranged by Antonio Adolfo, with two exceptions, as indicated on track list. Quinteto Villa-Lobos is special guest on tracks 01 = No Brilho da Faca and 12 - Asa Branca. Tracks include:

01 - No Brilho da Faca (Wagner Tiso / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - Pilão (Luis Cláudio de Castro) (PM)
03 - Alegria de Carnaval (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
04 - Sá Marina (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
05 - Aperto de Mão (Horondino Silva "Dino" / Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
06 - Viola Enluarada (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - Maria (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes) (FH)
08 - Atire a Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
09 - Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
10 - Meu Lugar (Luis Fernando Werneck / Danilo Caymmi / Fernando Brant)
11 - Rosa Maria (Eden Silva / Aníbal Silva)
12 - Asa Branca (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga)

(PM) Arrangements, Paulo Moura
(FH) Arrangements, Francis Hime


Nara Leao - Os Meus Amigos Sao um Barato (1977)

Hello, Good Evening! Let's start this lazy Sunday with a beautiful album recorded by Nara Leao for Philips in 1977, a very beautiful initiative with Nara Leao inviting her friends to studio and recording each track with one of them, making duets.

Ths is Nara Leao - Os Meus Amigos Sao um Barato (1977), for Philips, Nara invites her friends to studio and tracks an album with duets. The highlight goes to Joao e Maria (Chico Buarque / Sivuca) truly beautiful tune with Nara vocals blending very nice with Chico Buarque de Hollanda singing and a pretty unknown rendition of Fotografia (Antonio Carlos Jobim) with Jobim singing with Nara Leao and playing piano. Sivuca has also a major participation, playing accordion of some tracks and making arrangements of the nice Joao e Maria. Tracks include:

Os Amigos de Nara Leao (Nara's Special Guests)

Gilberto Gil
Caetano Veloso
Erasmo Carlos
Edu Lobo
Nelson Rufino
Chico Buarque de Hollanda
Joao Donato
Roberto Menescal
Carlos Lyra
Antonio Carlos Jobim

Track List

01 - Sarará Miolo (Gilberto Gil) - GILBERTO GIL
02 - Odara (Caetano Veloso) - CAETANO VELOSO
03 - Meu Ego (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos) - ERASMO CARLOS
04 - Chegando de Mansinho (Dominguinhos / Anastácia) - DOMINGUINHOS
05 - Repente (Edu Lobo / Capinan) - EDU LOBO
06 - Nonó (Nelson Rufino) - NELSON RUFINO
07 - João e Maria (Chico Buarque / Sivuca) - CHICO BUARQUE
08 - Amazonas (João Donato / Lysias Ênio) - JOÃO DONATO
09 - Flash Back (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) - ROBERTO MENESCAL
10 - Cara Bonita (Carlos Lyra) - CARLOS LYRA
11 - Fotografia (Tom Jobim) - TOM JOBIM


Antonio Carlos e Jocafi - Definitivamente (1974)

I have a loyal assistance that comes daily to my place and helps a lot on housekeeping matters. After some "handling" issues, now she understand that make a pile of vinyl to pick objects out of her reach and putting LPs out of the house for a sun bath are not a good idea.

Then she started to get interest on things and making answers. She found this one a couple of days ago and got very interesting on hearing the boys. That's what I did with zeca some days later and it was enough to consider it to Loronix. When I mention with Caetano today my desire to make this one happen, he said it is a really hard to find on vinyl and some other things I will summarize bellow.

This is Antonio Carlos e Jocafi - Definitivamente (1974), for RCA Victor, the forth Antonio Carlos e Jocafi Career LP, an extremely popular duo from the early 70's in Brazil. After the great start with the celebrated - and already available at Loronix - Mudei de Ideia, Definitivamente is notably a turning point in their discography, where Antonio Carlos e Jocafi takes a pop approach with sweet ballads. However, Definitivamente cannot be considered a minor release, the music is great, they put some folk and regional influences blending very well with their style. Maria Creuza - Antonio Carlos wife by that time - puts her voice in one track. Take also a special attention to Toro de Lagrimas, a big hit in Brazil. Tracks include:


Helio Belmiro, Leonardo Bruno (05)
(violao, guitar)
Hermes, Everaldo, Gilberto D'Avila
Rildo Hora
Gilson Peranzzetta, Jose Roberto Bertrami
(piano, keyboards)

Track List

01 - Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
02 - Alarme Falso (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
03 - Chuculatêra (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
04 - Sexto Sentido (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
05 - O Poeta e o Cobertor (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
06 - Diacho de Dor (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi) with MARIA CREUZA
07 - Maldita Hora (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
08 - Terceiro Ato (Romance Teatral) (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
09 - Meia-noite (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
10 - Toró de Lágrimas (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)
11 - Uma Ordem Sim Sinhô (Nonato Buzar / Antônio Carlos)
12 - Definitivamente (Antônio Carlos / Jocafi)