Saturday, August 25, 2007

Eduardo Costa & Fernando Martins - Uma Noite no 706 (1977)

This is an amazing Samba LP that was first released by the legendary Quimsy at and now made available to Loronixers through a new ripping from zecalouro vinyl collection. I though this album was piano bar music, since I arrived late to Quimsy and did not find the link active, for my surprise, this is a very nice Samba performance featuring two organists, Eduardo Costa and Conjunto on Side A and Fernando Martins and Conjunto on Side B. Let's see.

This is Eduardo Costa & Fernando Martins - Uma Noite no 706 (1977), for Philips, recorded live at 706 nightclub in Rio de Janeiro. Eduardo Costa and Fernando Martins perform a repertoire of Samba, delivering groovy organ sounds. Several crooners were in the set, they are: Aurea Martins, Angela, Dora, Marcio Jose, Leila and Sally Baldwin. Track 10 - Adeus America has a special participation of 706 nightclub staff of waiters accompanying Fernando Martins on a choir. You cannot miss this one. Tracks include:

The Performers

Eduardo Costa
(organ, Side A)

Fernando Martins
(organ, Side B)


Aurea Martins
Sally Baldwin
Marcio Jose

Track List

01 - Vai Levando (Chico Buarque / Caetano Veloso) with Áurea Martins / Sally Baldwin
02 - Papo Furado (Eduardo Prates)
03 - O Que Vier Eu Traço (Alvaiade / Zé Maria) with Ângela
04 - Bambo do Bambu (Tradicional) with Ângela
05 - Ajoelha (Batelão / Silvio) with Áurea Martins
06 - Partido Rico (João Nogueira / Paulo César Pinheiro) with Áurea Martins
07 - Te Segura (Wilson Moreira / Nei Lopes) with Áurea Martins
08 - Recordações de Um Batuqueiro (Xangô / J. Gomes) with Áurea Martins
09 - Você Vai Ver (Eduardo Prates)
10 - Adeus América (Haroldo Barbosa / Geraldo Jacques) with Dora
11 - Rock-enredo (São Beto / Voltaire) with Dora
12 - Acreditar (Dona Ivone Lara / Delcio Carvalho) with Márcio José
13 - Outro Amor (Waldir W. da Fonseca) with Leila
14 - Jesuíno Galo Doido (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi) with Leila / Márcio José
15 - Antes Ele do Que Eu (Paulinho Soares) with Leila
16 - Perdoa (Paulinho da Viola) with Márcio José
17 - Maracatu Atômico (Nelson Jacobina / Jorge Mautner) with Dora

The Pop's - Agora e Samba (1968)

Hello, Good Evening! Starting another sAmBa sAtUrDaY at Loronix, actually, continuing the sAmBa sAtUrDaY started earlier by Justin with Jorginho do Imperio - Viagem Encantada (1975). There is a healthful competition between Justin and zecalouro to find out which website delivers the most solid Samba LP. zecalouro always loose for Justin, but who wins are Loronixers and Justin Thymers, who gets the most from both websites.

We are starting today mixing instrumental Rock and Samba with this crazy and very groovy album recorded by The Pop's. Someone shouted for The Pop's, so here we go.

This is The Pop's - Agora e Samba (1968), for Equipe. Very nice instrumental Samba album by The Pop's. This is the kind of music that will make you kick around the apartment. If you are not in the mood for Samba dancing, save it for Carnaval or any other dancing party, you will make everybody dance with this one. Tracks include:

01 - "Agora É Samba Nº 1" Rolei (Paulo Aguiar / Milton Rocha) A Fonte Secou (Monsueto / Tufic Lauar / Marcléo) Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva) Na Cadeência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta) Atire a Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
02 - Amor de Carnaval (Zé Keti)
03 - Desespero de Causa (Jorge de Castro / José Utrini)
04 - Despedida de Mangueira (Benedito Lacerda / Aldo Cabral)
05 - Copacabana (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
06 - Se Você Jurar (Ismael Silva / Nilton Bastos / Francisco Alves)
07 - Não Tenho Lágrimas (Max Bulhões / Milton de Oliveira)
08 - Exaltação à Mangueira (Enéas Brites da Silva / Aloísio Augusto da Costa)
09 - "Agora É Samba Nº 2" Chora Doutor (J. Piedade / O. Gazzaneo / J. Campos) Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal") Eu Agora Sou Feliz (Mestre Gato / Jamelão) Lata D'água (Luis Antônio / Jota Júnior) Império do Samba (Zé da Zilda / Zilda do Zé)
10 - A Voz do Morro (Zé Keti)
11 - Samba Fantástico (José Toledo / Leônidas Autuori / Jean Manzon)
12 - Jarro de Saudade (Mirabeau / Daniel Barbosa / Geraldo Blota)

Marilia Medalha - Marilia Medalha (1968)

Here we go on an artist that really deserves more attention. Her first and only album available at Loronix was of a great success and I think this one will be really appreciated by Loronix. Marilia Medalha had a great start in the late 60's, recording some albums, being an active participant on Festivais da Cancao also performing on TV shows, such as the legendary Ensaio Geral for TV Excelsior.

This is Marilia Medalha - Marilia Medalha (1968), for Philips, featuring arrangements by Maestro Rogerio Duprat and a participation of Edu Lobo as special guest on track 05 - Memorias de Marta Saré, which is the song Marilia Medalha got the second prize on Festival de Musica Popular Brasileira, 1968 edition. This is all I know about this album, which Maria Medalha delivers a sweet blend of Samba with Bossa Nova. Tracks include:

01 - Glória (Tom Zé)
02 - Arrependimento (Silvio Caldas / Cristóvão de Alencar)
03 - Jogo de Viola (João Alberto P. Soares / Paulinho do Pinho)
04 - Bonina (Caetano Veloso / Capinan)
05 - Memórias de Marta Saré (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with Edu Lobo
06 - São Paulo Meu Amor (Tom Zé)
07 - E o Mundo Não Se Acabou (Assis Valente)
08 - Canção de Marta e Romão (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
09 - Velho Tema (Sergio Ricardo)
10 - Pressentimento (Élton Medeiros / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
11 - Três Cavaleiros (Joyce)

Conjunto Vocal Farroupilha - Gaucho (1953)

The last challenge winner is Outrasbossas! He made it, Conjunto Vocal Farroupilha is that group and this album brings at the back cover that photo. By the way, he was a serious candidate to win that challenge. Outrasbossas is an expert on Brazilian music from the 50's and even previous decades, his blog is a reference and you will find several wonders from that time. Do not miss

This is the second LP from the last set of 10-inch contributions and it is probably the one that I like most, featuring Conjunto Vocal Farroupilha and their first album, recorded in 1953. I could only identify Conjunto Vocal Farroupilha today, since the cover does not bring the main performer name, only the album title. Let's see.

This is Conjunto Vocal Farroupilha - Gaucho (1953), for Radio, featuring arrangements by Aldo Taranto. Lead by Tasso Bangel, Conjunto Vocal Farroupilha started in 1948 at Radio Farroupilha, a radio station in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Later, they removed the Vocal from the group name and released more than 15 albums on a recording career that spanned three decades. Tracks include:

01 - Balaio (Barbosa Lessa / Paixão Cortes)
02 - Tatú (Barbosa Lessa / Paixão Cortes)
03 - Negrinho do Pastoreio (Barbosa Lessa)
04 - Me Dá Um Mate (Barbosa Lessa)
05 - Chirimindé (Barbosa Lessa / Paixão Cortes)
06 - Amargo (A. Amábile / Lupicínio Rodrigues)
07 - Carreteiro (Barbosa Lessa)
08 - Rancheira da Carreirinha (Barbosa Lessa)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Quick Challenge | The name of this Brazilian group

Let's make it different this time. The first who send a comment with the name of this Brazilian group wins a Rapidshare 1-month Premium account. Very EASY!

Hope uEnjoy!

Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (1971)

This is the natural, although not scheduled, continuation to yesterday's Gilberto Gil album. Our friend Dianod just left a comment on Gilberto Gil's album asking for more Tropicalia albums and MPB albums from the 70's. I would love to make them once in a while, but these albums are still available commercially, being the last Gilberto Gil and now Caetano Veloso as the exceptions.

First thing, I'm a great fan of Caetano Veloso and I've been waiting for the right opportunity to release one of his solo albums at Loronix. I'm glad this day has come, this is not Caetano's masterpiece, but it is a very important album for Caetano's career from a historical standpoint. Recorded in England, Caetano really demonstrate his feelings, starting by this fantastic cover artwork where Caetano shows his soul, the sadness of being away from home, expelled by the authorities in 1969.

This is Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (1971), for Philips, also known as "A Little More Blue" or "London, London" album. Caetano Veloso makes quite a "departure" from the things of Brazil, delivering English lyrics in all songs, being the last "Asa Branca" the only exception. My highlights are from 01 - A Little More Blue, 03 - Maria Bethania and 04 - If You Hold a Stone. Anyway, the album is solid from the start to end and has that not easy blend of sadness and beauty. Let's feedback this release as Loronixers did in the last Gilberto Gil LP. Tracks include:

01 - A Litte More Blue (Caetano Veloso)
02 - London London (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Maria Bethânia (Caetano Veloso)
04 - If You Hold a Stone (Caetano Veloso)
05 - Shoot Me Dead (Caetano Veloso)
06 - In The Hot Sun Of a Christmas Day (Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil)
07 - Asa Branca (Luis Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira)

PS.: with the selection bellow, you can't go wrong and also helps Loronix!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Quarteto de Alberto Mota - Quarteto de Alberto Mota (1963)

Here we go on another Caetano Rodrigues selection from his last set of contributions. This time, Caetano was in charge of making the pick of the day among his albums and I think he could not make better than bringing back this legendary musician from the Amazon region, city of Belem do Para, which is Alberto Mota and his quartet.

This is Quarteto de Alberto Mota - Quarteto de Alberto Mota (1963), for Polydor. I would like to dedicate this album to a special friend, Joaquim Paes Henriques and his grandson Betho Henriques. Joaquim Paes Henrique is the drummer of this session, he recently found the albums he recorded with Alberto Mota at Loronix and is pleased by the opportunity to her his music again after a long time. Joaquim Paes Henriques has 72 years. It is always amazing when Loronix can bring back such good memories for Brazilian musicians. Tracks include:


Alberto Mota
(piano, solovox)
Armando de Souza
Joaquim Paes Henriques
Raymundo Cruz

Track List

01 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
02 - Discussão (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
03 - Tudo Certinho (Alberto Mota / Armandinho)
04 - Folhas Mortas (Les Feuilles Mortes) (Kosma / J. Prevert)
05 - Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
06 - Canção de Amor (Alberto Mota / Armandinho)
07 - Menina Feia (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
08 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
09 - Sonho e Saudade (Tito Madi)
10 - Laura (Mercer / Raksin)
11 - Se Meu Apartamento Falasse (The Apartment) (C. Williams)
12 - Suave É a Noite (Tender Is The Night) (Fain / Paul Francis Webster)

Edu da Gaita - Edu (1953)

Hello, Good Evening! Starting today with a major acquisition to Loronix community, which is the legendary Brazilian harmonica player Edu da Gaita debut LP on Radio, recorded in 1953. I said before that I'm a great enthusiast of the 10-inch format. The 8 tracks and the average running time of 20 minutes always deliver solid listens. Loronix received a nice contribution in this format and we will start showing friends today.

This is Edu da Gaita - Edu (1953), for Radio, featuring Edu da Gaita harmonica with arrangements and orchestra conduction by Alexandre Gnattali, brother of the Brazilian Maestro Radames Gnattali. I think we spoke a lot about Edu da Gaita in an early album at Loronix. You can hear at Edu da Gaita official website his rendition to Moto Perpetuo of Paganini, he spent eleven years practicing this song before making public, here. Tracks include:

01 - Dança do Sabre (A. Katchaturian)
02 - Espelha (Chabrier)
03 - Tristeza Eterna (Frederic Chopin)
04 - Fantasia Espanhola (Soutullo y Vert / T. Evans / J. Padilla)
05 - Ritmos do Brasil (Medley)
06 - Andaluzia (Ernesto Lecuona)
07 - Whispering (Schonberger / Coburn)
08 - Banzo (Hekel Tavares)

Gilberto Gil - Gilberto Gil (1968)

This is truly amazing, Gilberto Gil second LP recorded in the crazy year of 1968 for Philips, featuring Os Mutantes and arrangements by Maestro Rogerio Duprat. This is *the* self-explanatory release. The Beatles - Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1968), had a great influence on me and probably on Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso as you can see by this fantastic cover artwork, with references to The Beatles cover. I hope Mr. Gil will be pleased to see his album here. Loronixers will be amazed by this release. Let's see.

This is Gilberto Gil - Gilberto Gil (1968), for Philips. Little is known about musicians in this session, except by the participation of Os Mutantes, giving some 60's rock influences to overall experience. Maestro Rogerio Duprat orchestrations, blended with Os Mutantes electric guitars is worth checking. The repertoire features well-known Gilberto Gil songs with highlights to Procissao, Domingo no Parque, Ela Falava Nisso Todo Dia, among others. I urge Loronixers to feedback this release, so we can evaluate the response to late 60's Tropicalia releases. Tracks include:

01 - Frevo Rasgado (Gilberto Gil / Bruno Ferreira)
02 - Coragem Pra Suportar (Gilberto Gil)
03 - Domingou (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
04 - Marginália II (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
05 - Pega a Voga Cabeludo (Gilberto Gil / Juan Arcon)
06 - Ele Falava Nisso Todo Dia (Gilberto Gil)
07 - Procissão (Gilberto Gil)
08 - Luzia Luluza (Gilberto Gil)
09 - Pé da Roseira (Gilberto Gil)
10 - Domingo no Parque (Gilberto Gil)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

K-Ximbinho - Saudades de um Clarinete (1981)

If you take this album for a listen, I'm sure you will agree with me, it is a masterpiece, even if you do not appreciate the Choro genre. It was released in September 2006 and probably did not get much attention of the new Loronixers. I was not satisfied with the quality of the first issue, based on 96Kbps MP3s and now we have cover scans -- front and back, personnel listing, 320Kbps and FLAC files alternative. This artist really deserves the attention of every serious Brazilian music listener.

This is K-Ximbinho - Saudades de um Clarinete (1981), for Eldorado, featuring the legendary Sebastiao de Barros, widely known as K-Ximbinho. Paulo Moura says K-Ximbinho was the most original instrumentalist in service of Choro, Jazz and Regional music in Brazil, being also a composer and arranger. This album was recorded just before K-Ximbinho passing and I have been tracking down the previous ones for a year. They were released in the late 50's and early 60's. If you have one, feel free to get in touch. Tracks include:


Ze Bodega
(sax, clarinet)
Dulcilando Pereira, Alberto Vianna Goncalves, Ademir Gomes, Clovis Timoteo Guimaraes, Helcio Jardim Brenha
(sax quintet)
Edson Antonio Marin
Antonio Augusto V. Botelho de Magalhaes
Damazio Baptista de Souza Filho
Rafael Rabello
(violao 7 cordas)
Jesse Sadoc Alves do Nascimento
Heraldo Reis

Quinteto Villa Lobos

Carlos Seabra Rato
Eros Martins de Melo
Paulo Sergio dos Santos
Carlos Gomes de Oliveira
Airton Barbosa

Track List

01 - Eu Quero e Sossego (K-Ximbinho)
02 - Sempre (K-Ximbinho)
03 - Meiguice (K-Ximbinho)
04 - To Sempre Ai (K-Ximbinho)
05 - Gilka (K-Ximbinho)
06 - Mais uma Vez (K-Ximbinho)
07 - Velhos Companheiros (K-Ximbinho)
08 - Penumbra (K-Ximbinho)
09 - Simoninha na Barra (K-Ximbinho)
10 - Ternura (K-Ximbinho)
11 - Autoplagio (K-Ximbinho)
12 - Catita (K-Ximbinho)

Edgar e Os Tais - Cantarida (1970)

Hello, Good Evening! After a very long hiatus, Mr. G., one of the first Loronix contributors, is finally back to business at Loronix. It has been really a while since the last Mr. G. contribution. Anyway, I need to tell you something, perhaps we cannot make the scheduled posts of the day, I got a terrible pain in my neck, I don't know why, it came out of the blue and I do not want to get it worse tomorrow.

This is Edgar e Os Tais - Cantarida (1970), for RGE. Already released at Loronix, Edgar e Os Tais is a group lead by Edgar Gianullo, recently made available with his first album released by Farroupilha, O Assunto e Edgar, kindly sent by Marcelo Munhoz. Personnel is not credited and I urge Loronixers to identify each of the eight friends at this cover, besides Edgar Gianullo. Tracks include:

01 - Estou Dez Anos Atrasado (Erasmo Carlos / Roberto Carlos)
02 - Queen Aparecida (Edgar Gianullo)
03 - Não Deixo Você Ir Embora (Vicente de Paula Salvia / Silvia Goes)
04 - Dela (Erasmo Carlos / Roberto Carlos)
05 - A Primeira Vez (Hoyer / Gerald / Vrs. Marcos Riso)
06 - Vou Me Pirulitar (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
07 - Prólogo (Edgar Gianullo)
08 - Foi Tão Bacana (Vicente de Paula Salvia / Silvia Goes)
09 - A Morena Lena (La Ballena Nena) (Mairzy Doats) (Drake / Hoffman Livingston / Vrs. Marcos Riso)
10 - Quem Vem Lá (Walter Santos / Tereza Souza)
11 - Bambê-lô (Hilton Accioli)
12 - Alô Helô (Nonato Buzar)

Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen - Encontro Marcado (1992)

This repost is been worked since 28th May 2007. Shame it on zecalouro, he took three months to realize that Caetano Rodrigues could send it to us, as he did. The repost idea started with a request from a Loronix friend who lives in Paris, France. I don't know if I can mention his name, but he did a nice work to track down this album, even making email contact with Maria Hiort Petersen. Unfortunately, we did not exchange emails since then and I think he will be surprised with this reposting.

Encontro Marcado features Luiz Eca and Maria Petersen, in my humble opinion, one of the best Luiz Eca albums. The first version had a low bit-rate and eleven tracks, running time of 46 minutes. Caetano sent the CD version with extras, three additional tracks with running time of 67 minutes. It is a mandatory repost, now with highest bit rate and alternative FLAC files. I recommend.

This is Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen - Encontro Marcado (1992), for Line Records, recorded live at Au Bar, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro with musical direction of Durval Ferreira and arrangements by Luiz Eca. Maria Petersen is a Danish singer and this is her first album. Luiz Eca piano can be heard in all tracks and Maria Petersen beautiful singing accompanies Luiz Eca piano in 9 tracks. Our very good friend from Paris said Maria Petersen recorded more albums before Encontro Marcado, most of them dedicated to Brazilian music. I think it is really worth to track them down. Tracks include:

01 - Minha - Luiz Eca
02 - Chuva - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
03 - Brigas Nunca Mais - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
04 - Corcovado - Luiz Eca
05 - Imagem - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
06 - Summer of 42 - Luiz Eca
07 - Manha - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
08 - Insensatez - Luiz Eca
09 - Dolphin - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
10 - Meditacao - Luiz Eca
11 - Marina - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
12 - Stormy Weather - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
13 - Manha de Carnaval - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen
14 - The Man I Love - Luiz Eca & Maria Petersen

Luiz Arruda Paes e Sua Orquestra - Brasil é Samba (1962)

This previous post was really great. Filo Machado is an artist that I never had a chance to hear and for my surprise, several other friends came up with congratulations messages for this post. I'm wondering how many other artists are out of my radar and will be recommended by Loronix friends. If you have a suggestion, do not hesitate, just do it. It is always a pleasure to show new things.

Since yesterday, I having a really bad time with my Loronix hosting service, performing really slowly. Instead of making choices in the last minute, I need to make my decisions in the morning and work hard all day long to make it ready for nighttime. I hope that Luiz Arruda Paes brings some light to these problems with his beautiful and unique arrangements, delivered at this album that I never saw and heard before Caetano Rodrigues send it to Loronixers.

This is Luiz Arruda Paes e Sua Orquestra - Brasil é Samba (1962), for RCA Victor, the first out of two LPs recorded by Luiz Arruda Paes for RCA Victor after a series of seven wonderful releases at Odeon. In the past, I thought that recording companies do not have much influence on the output recorded by the artists, but as time goes by, it is easy to understand the differences and they are many, starting with the cover artwork and the quality of sound. In this case, RCA Victor is superior from remaining Odeon releases. Brasil e Samba is a self-explanatory release, Luiz Arruda Paes seems to be impossible to make an regular album. I recommend. Tracks include:

01 - Viva Meu Samba (Billy Blanco)
02 - Feitiço da Vila (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
03 - Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
04 - Rio Triste (Tito Madi)
05 - Lá Vem a Baiana (Dorival Caymmi)
06 - Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
07 - Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
08 - A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
09 - Tamborim (Carlos Barroso / Humberto Teixeira)
10 - Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim)
11 - Canção da Volta (Antônio Maria / Ismael Netto)
12 - Rio (Ary Barroso)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Filo Machado - Origens (1983)

Hello, Good Evening! This is the perfect demonstration of Loronix community strengths. By working together, we can fulfill any kind of music desire. It all happened at Quadradinho, when Carlos Braga mentioned this artist as a missing piece at Loronix. Since then, several friends worked together to make it happen. Marcelo Sambassonics Munhoz, take this album from his own - and fantastic - vinyl collection to Loronixers. Additionally, I started working with Marcello to assist him on making high quality scans and he learned very fast. In a matter of a week now I have three albums from this artist, pretty knew to Loronixers. Let's see.

This is Filo Machado - Origens (1983), for Pointer, featuring the producer, composer, arranger, percussionist, singer and guitarist Filo Machado. I'm gathering the help given by Carlos Braga to describe better Filo Machado, he says Filo Machado started professionally in 1971 performing in nightclubs in Sao Paulo, recording his first album in 1977.

Carlos Braga says Filo Machado has more recognition outside of Brazil and is acclaimed by several Brazilian artists, such as Jane Duboc, Lea Freire, Antonio Adolfo, Egberto Gismonti, Ivan Lins, Djavan, Toninho Horta, among many others. Internationally, giants such like Michel Legrand, John McLaughlin, Natan East, Lee Ritenour, Toots Thielemans and others also acclaim Filo Machado. These are the credentials of Filo Machado, now it is time to check it out though this great contribution of Marcelo Munhoz. Personnel listing is endless. I think this time is better keep it inside the download package with the nice Marcelo Munhoz cover scans. Tracks include:

01 - Quero Pouco Quero Muito (Filó / Judith de Souza)
02 - Entre Nós (Filó / Ana Terra)
03 - Minorias (Filó / Sergio Natureza)
04 - Vida Despetalada (Filó / Aldir Blanc)
05 - Terras de Minas (Filó / Judith de Souza)
06 - Não Houve Nada (Filó / Sergio Natureza)
07 - Baião Para o Sul (Ademir Cândido)
08 - Origens (Filó / Judith de Souza) with Djavan
09 - Blue Note (Filó / Fátima Guedes)
10 - Vale o Escrito (Filó / Aldir Blanc)
11 - Dom Bosco (Filó)

Tito Madi - Tito Madi em Nova Dimensao (1968)

Tonight was a long fight against hosting availability. I thought I could not make this awaited last post today. Videos are probably down and the ones scheduled for today were not released. I wish I could afford a better hosting to provide a better service to our community.

Anyway, what really matters are the friends we have at Loronix, friends such like the mighty bossanovadreamer. He sent this album to Loronixers, perhaps one of the most obscure Tito Madi albums. Thanks to bossanovadreamer. Let's see.

This is Tito Madi - Tito Madi em Nova Dimensao (1968), for RCA Victor, the first and only album recorded by Tito Madi for RCA Victor studio. I have been wondering if there is a connection with the fact of this album being one of the hardest to find Tito Madi releases. The bossanovadreamer likes it very much and I also have Tito Madi em Nova Dimensao among my favorites. Attention to tracks 05 - Franqueza and 06 - Sem Ter que Chorar by Mario Telles and Mario Castro Neves, also in charge of arrangements. Tracks include:

01 - São Paulo de Trem (Tito Madi)
02 - A Mesma História Antiga (Tito Madi / Mário Telles)
03 - Lindo (Rildo Hora)
04 - Pra Saber o Que É Voltar (Nonato Buzar / Sergio Bittencourt)
05 - Franqueza (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
06 - Sem Ter Que Chorar (Mário Castro Neves / Mário Telles)
07 - Chove Outra Vez (Tito Madi / Romeo Nunes)
08 - Roda de Samba (Tito Madi)
09 - Helena Helena Helena (Alberto Land)
10 - Vou Acabar Com Esta Tristeza (Tito Madi)
11 - A Volta (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)

Paulo Andre - Amazon River (1980)

This is Caetano Rodrigues homage to a very good friend of Loronix, Maria Helena, daughter of the friend you see at this beautiful cover. Amazon River is an unique release at Loronix, featuring Paulo Andre Barata, one of the most important artist from the city of Belem do Para at Amazon region.

Unique and at the same time beautiful, showing an artist very connected with the traditions of the Amazon region with a touch of the big Brazilian cities, perhaps given by Joao Donato, in charge of piano playing, music direction, vocal and instrumental arrangements. Thanks to Maria Helena, her active participation at our community makes us remember this great artist.

This is Paulo Andre Barata - Amazon River (1980), for Continental, featuring compositions by Paulo Andre and his longtime partner and father, Ruy Barata. Brazilian friends will immediately remember the song 04 - Foi Assim, a blockbuster in the mid 70's and the most successful song by the Brazilian singer Fafa de Belem. This album is the best of several words, Paulo and Ruy Barata compositions, the Amazon atmosphere, arrangements by Joao Donato and a constellation of musicians in the set. Tracks include:


Joao Donato
(piano, arrangements, musical direction)
Paulo Andre
Ze Roberto Bertrami
(obenhein, minimoog)
Chiquito Braga
(guitar, viola 12 cordas)
Nivaldo Ornellas
(sax, flute)
Jamil Joanes, Moacyr Albuquerque
Mauro Roberto, Bira da Silva

Track List

01 - Amazon River (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
02 - Ítaca (Memórias do Exílio) (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
03 - Noite de Paricá (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
04 - Foi Assim (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
05 - Banho de Cheiro (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
06 - Paranatinga (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
07 - Pede (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
08 - Meu Amor É Prato Cheio (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
09 - Ana Ortiz Y Castellar (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)
10 - Noturno da Solidão (Paulo André Barata / Ruy Barata)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Os Azes da Bossa - Samba em Duas Bossas (1964)

Hello, Good Evening! We have a great week ahead with a great new thing that should thrill Loronixers. I will let everybody know later on. Let's start today with an album sent by Caetano Rodrigues, an instrumental session with a very common situation in the 60's, musicians not credited due contract obligation with another record label. Let's see.

This is Os Azes da Bossa - Sambas em Duas Bossas (1964), for Musiplay, a really nice instrumental album and the first and only LP of this unknown group. I do not have idea who is behind this quartet formed by an excellent drummer, an organist, bass and guitar player delivering some nice Samba Jazz renditions of Bossa Nova standards. Tracks include:

01 - Faceira (Ary Barroso)
02 - Lá Vem a Baiana (Dorival Caymmi)
03 - É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
04 - Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
05 - Devagar Com a Louça (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
06 - Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
07 - Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
08 - Bolinha de Sabão (Orlann Divo / Adilson Azevedo)
09 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Bossa na Praia (Geraldo Cunha / Pery Ribeiro)
11 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)

Lani Hall - A Brazileira Lani Hall (1981)

"Special thanks to Sergio Mendes for changing the course of my life, and for introducing me to the beautiful sounds of Brasil. Thank you Aloysio de Oliveira (Luie) for making this album a reality, and to Oscar Castro Neves for his unique talent. The music of Brasil has entered my heart and sings through my soul".

Lani Hall

Wonderful statement by a singer with several albums at Loronix having her first album as main performer today. I never heard about a solo LP by Lani Hall, actually, my education on Sergio Mendes did not reach his supporting artists and I could only take Leni Hall as an artist with this album, thanks to Caetano for providing to our community.

This is Lani Hall - A Brazileira Lani Hall (1981), for A&M, produced by the mighty Aloysio de Oliveira and arranged by Oscar Castro Neves. Lani Hall does not speak Portuguese and sings Portuguese lyrics as Brazilian, and she sings very well. A Brazileira Leni Hall also features percussion by Laudir de Oliveira and Abraham Laboriel on bass. Tracks include:


Oscar Castro Neves
(violao, cavaquinho, keyboards, percussion, arrangements)
Neil Larsen, Don Grusin
Abraham Laboriel
(electric bass)
Chuck Domanico
(acoustic bass)
Vince Colaiuta
Laudir de Oliveira, Lani Hall
Glen Garret, John Mitchell, Phil Ayling, Mike Aitshyl
Barbara Korn
Gerald Vinci
Raymond Kelley
Alan Harshman
Assa Drop

Track List

01 - Minha (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra)
02 - Era Uma Vez Um Caso (Edu Lobo / Cacaso)
03 - Clareana (Joyce)
04 - Frozen Memories (Trocando Em Miúdos) (Francis Hime / Chico Buarque / Vrs. Lani Hall)
05 - Casa Forte (Edu Lobo)
06 - O Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
07 - Para-raio (Djavan)
08 - Lamento (Pixinguinha / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Olha Maria (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
10 - I Want To Stay (Johnny Alf / Vrs. Lani Hall)
11 - Abre Alas (Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins / Vrs. Aloysio de Oliveira)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Zito Righi e Sua Orquestra - Sax de Ouro (1961)

Very wise of Caetano on sending this really hard to find album to our community, featuring a very interesting artist, the Brazilian sax player, arranger and composer Zito Righi. I spoke with Claudio Fragnan, which is the friend who knows everything about Musidisc label and he said Zito Righi recorded several albums using the name of Bob Fleming, particularly the ones released when Moacyr Silva was not under contract obligations with Musidisc.

Zito Righi recorded only three solo albums, this first one, a second with a repertoire of American standards and a last one with Ribamar. These three albums were recorded from 1961 to 1963 and I cannot understand why he did not make more albums. Additionally, nobody could say so far it Zito Righi is alive and what he did after the 60's. Anyway, this is the first Zito Righi LP and it is really above the average, featuring some other artists from Musidisc cast. Let's see.

This is Zito Righi e Sua Orquestra - O Sax de Ouro (1961), for Musidisc, featuring Zito Righi sax tenor and the very special Musidisc guests Silvio Cesar, Toni Vestante, Pedrinho Rodrigues and Francineth. This is the perfect transitional album to move from Samba to Loronix business as usual. Personnel is not listed. Tracks include:

01 - Se Eu Errei (Francisco Neto / Humberto de Carvalho / Edu Rocha) Ana Maria (Luis Soberano / Anicio Bichara)
02 - História (Nilo Sergio) with Francineth
03 - Amor Demias (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
04 - Partí (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César) with Silvio César
05 - Amor de Janela (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria) Brincar de Amar (Pernambuco)
06 - Não Diga Nada (Carlito / Noacy de Marcenes) Eu Não Sei Me Repetir (Jota Santos / Herondino Silva)
07 - Calcuttá (H. Gaze)
08 - Conformação (Moacir Vieira) with Pedrinho Rodrigues
09 - Sei Que É Covardia Mas (Ataulfo Alves / Claudionor Cruz) Olhos Verdes (Vicente Paiva)
10 - Toma Lá Dá Cá (Toni Vestane) with Toni Vestane
11 - Enlouqueci (Luis Soberano / Waldomiro Pereira / João Sales) Tem Pena de Mim (Hervé Cordovil)
12 - Pastorinhas (Noel Rosa / João de Barro) Mal-me-quer (Newton Teixeira / Cristóvão de Alencar)

Nelson Cavaquinho - Depoimento do Poeta (1970)

Hello, Good Evening! Let's end the Samba weekend as solid as we started yesterday, bringing to Loronixers a true Brazilian Samba legend, Nelson Cavaquinho. This album came this week by the Mail Big File transaction and the contributor left no identification. I could not wait longer for making it. Let's see.

This is Nelson Cavaquinho - Depoimento do Poeta (1974), for Castelinho, featuring performances of Nelson Cavaquinho with the special guests Elizeth Cardoso, Eneida, Sargentelli and Sergio Cabral, they play the role of making an introductory speech to Nelson Cavaquinho song on each track. This cover artwork is really nice, however, I don't think it is from the original first issue. The number 3 in the top left corner probably stands for a series reissue. Anyway, this is Samba performed by one of the greatest Samba interpreter and composer ever. Tracks include:

01 - Luz Negra (Nelson Cavaquinho / Amâncio Cardoso) Anunciado por Elizeth Cardoso
02 - Palhaço (Nelson Cavaquinho / Osvaldo Martins / Washington Fernandes)
03 - Notícia (Nelson Cavaquinho / Alcides Caminha / Nourival Bahia) Anunciado por Eneida
04 - Orgulho e Agonia (Nelson Cavaquinho / Fernando Mauro) Anunciado por Sargentelli
05 - Aceito o Teu Adeus (Não Me Olhes Assim) (Nelson Cavaquinho / Luis Rocha / Amado Regis) Anunciado por Eneida
06 - Eu e as Flôres (Nelson Cavaquinho / Jair do Cavaquinho)
07 - A Flor e o Espinho (Nelson Cavaquinho / Alcides Caminha / Guilherme de Brito)
08 - Rugas (Nelson Cavaquinho / Augusto Garcez / Ari Monteiro) Anunciado por Elizeth Cardoso
09 - Caridade (Nelson Cavaquinho / Ermínio do Vale) Anunciado por Sargentelli
10 - Pranto do Poeta (Guilherme de Brito / Nelson Cavaquinho) Anunciado por Elizeth Cardoso
11 - Juro (Que Caia Sobre Mim) (Nelson Cavaquinho / Amado Regis)
12 - Degraus da Vida (Nelson Cavaquinho / César Brasil / Antônio Braga)
13 - Diálogo de Nelson Cavaquinho e Sergio Cabral

Last Minute Video! Nelson Cavaquinho (playing cavaquinho) and Guilherme de Brito at MPB Especial.

Pery Ribeiro - Alvorada (1979)

Here we go on an album that fits nicely in our Samba spirit. Perhaps the most Samba album recorded by Pery Ribeiro, following immediately the acclaimed Bronzes e Cristais. This post is dedicated to Patricia Perez Prado, one of the greatest Pery Ribeiro enthusiasts at Loronix, owner and maintainer of Pery Ribeiro's Community at Orkut. Let's see.

This is Pery Ribeiro - Alvorada (1979), for Copacabana, as already explained, Alvorada has a strong Samba accent, featuring arrangements by Waltel Branco, Sivuca, Mauricio Einhorn, Laercio de Freitas, among others. I hope Loronix friends enjoy this album, as Patricia will certainly do. Tracks include:


Mauricio Einhorn
Joao de Aquino
Laercio de Freitas
Dom Charles
Helio Caputch
Waltel Branco
(guitar, arrangements)
Waldir de Paula
(violao 7 cordas)

Track List

01 - Festa do Bonfim (Reginaldo Bessa / Lula)
02 - Rua Bela (Herivelto Martins)
03 - Palmeira Triste (Herivelto Martins)
04 - Saudosa Mangueira (Herivelto Martins)
05 - Cabrocha (Herivelto Martins)
06 - Aruanda (Carlos Lyra / Geraldo Vandré)
07 - Mudo Criado (Luis Ceará)
08 - Alvorada (Cartola / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho / Carlos Cachaça)
09 - Nó Cego (Toquinho / Cacaso)
10 - Sem Você (Vinicius de Moraes / Tom Jobim)
11 - Lamento Negro (Humberto Porto / Constantino Silva "Secundino")
12 - Bom Dia Amigo (Vinicius de Moraes / Baden Powell)

II Loronix EPs & Singles Festival - Quarteto Teorema, Os Incriveis & Elizabeth

We will make a reduced Festival of compactos this week, putting together singles and EPs. Life has been busy down here and this parrot did not have time to create separate editions. However, we have nice little records to show. Let's see.

This is Quarteto Teorema - Mengo 70 (1969), not released commercially, Flamengo, soccer club in Rio de Janeiro, produced this album. Perhaps for promotional activities. Anyway, nice EP featuring Quarteto Teorema, lead by Fernando Lona. Tracks include:

01 - Mengo 70 (Fernando Lona / Vidal Franca / Carlos)
02 - Mudanca (Vidal Franca / J. Campos)
03 - Tudo Certo em Seu Lugar (Fernando Lona / Mily
04 - Aquele Abraco (Gilberto Gil)

This is Os Incriveis - Os Incriveis (1967), for RCA Victor. There are much of personal matters with this one. This single was probably the first album I had. zecalouro's mother says he got nuts with 01 - Era um Garoto como Eu que Amava os Beatles e Os Rolling Stones every time they put it to play on the radio, so daddy bought this single, that I carry with me since then. Tracks include:

01 - Era um Garoto como Eu que Amava os Beatles e os Rolling Stones (Migliacci / Luzini) adapt. Os Incriveis
02 - Czardas (V. Monti) Instrumental

This is Elizabeth - Elizabeth single (no date), for Caravelle. Sent by moos, this is the same Elizabeth from the first edition, now she looks very beautiful. This single features a blockbuster, 01 - Sou Louca por Voce and it is one of the first albums recorded by Elizabeth. Tracks include:

01 - Sou Louca por Voce
02 - Minha Cancao