Saturday, September 01, 2007

Juarez - O Inimitavel Juarez (1962)

Hello, Good Evening. I'm amazed and really grateful to cvllos for sending this fantastic album to our community, a never released album recorded by one of our favorites, the legendary Juarez Araujo, also known as just Juarez, introduced to our community by Jean do Trombone and bossanovadreamer. Thanks once again cvllos, your fantastic contribution worth a delay on our Samba Saturday start. Let's see.

This is Juarez - O Inimitavel Juarez (1962), for Masterplay, featuring Juarez sax tenor renditions of Brazilian standards on side A and international standards on side B. Looking at Caetano Rodrigues book, I thought this album was a compilation and I was wrong, O Inimitavel Juarez is the second Juarez solo LP with Musical Direction by Astor Silva and renowned Brazilian musicians, really nice. Tracks include:


(sax tenor)
Astor Silva
(musical direction)
Jose Marinho
Jorge Marinho
Mario, Sebastiao

Track List

01 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
02 - Chorou Chorou (Luis Antônio)
03 - Julgamento (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
04 - Volta (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Bandeira)
05 - O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
06 - Súplica (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
07 - Deep Purple (M. Parish / P. de Rosa)
08 - I'll Get By (Ahlet / R. Turk)
09 - Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Handerson / M. Dixon)
10 - Al Di Lá (Donida / Repetti)
11 - Indiscretion (S. Cahn / P. Weston / A. Cicognini)
12 - Bewitched (R. Rodgers / L. Hart)

Academicos do Salgueiro - Ai Vem o Samba (1957)

I'm back. Samba Saturday was postponed one single post and your wait really worth. This is a nice find. Before taking, I want to warn for the quality of this ripping. It is not clean; this album has 51 years and was found on a really bad condition. The sound is scratch sometimes and there are some few jumps. Take it from a historical perspective. This is an album recorded in 1957 by a real Escola de Samba and real Escola de Samba people. It is a journey to Brazilian Carnaval in the late 50's. 50 years ago.

This is Academicos do Salgueiro - Ai Vem o Samba (1957), for Musidisc. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro is a traditional Escola de Samba in Rio de Janeiro. Tracks Ensaio de Ritmo Nr. 1 and Nr. 2 are "batucadas" with no lyrics, the others tunes are compositions that we never heard before, composed by Academicos do Salgueiro songwriters. Sorry, there is an exception, track 05 - Esquentando a Cuica, do not have lyrics, but a performance of Cuica, this unique instrument with a very beautiful sound. The cover artwork speaks by itself. Tracks include:

01 - Ensaio de Ritmo Nº 1
02 - Assim Não É Amor (Eden Silva / Geraldo Jacques / Nilo Moreira)
03 - Falam de Mim (Eden Silva / Noel Rosa de Oliveira / Aníbal da Silva)
04 - Não Interessa (Eden Silva / Nilo Moreira / Aidno Sá)
05 - Esquentando a Cuíca
06 - Não Tenho Alegria (Eden Silva / Nilo Moreira / Waldemar da Silva)
07 - Obra de Deus (Eden Silva / Aníbal da Silva / Oldemar Magalhães)
08 - Felicidade É Uma Quimera (Eden Silva / Aníbal da Silva)
09 - Rosa Maria (Eden Silva / Aníbal da Silva)
10 - Ensaio de Ritmo Nº 2
11 - Desperta Vila Isabel (Eden Silva / Aníbal da Silva)
12 - Sol da Liberdade (Eden Silva / Nilo Moreira / Emanoel Gitahy)

Sivuca - Sivuca (1979)

It has been a very long time since we made the last album by Sivuca, I'm not taking in consideration his last release with Rildo Hora, I’m talking about a Sivuca career album as main performer. Sivuca is all about Loronix and people always give nice feedback on his music. I think this album will take everybody by surprise, I took a lot of time digging the back cover to find the name of the guy who sings throughout the record and for my surprise, Sivuca sings lyrics and he makes it very beautiful. I hope people get pleased on hearing Sivuca again as I was today.

This is Sivuca - Sivuca (1979), for Copacabana, a great session with the atmosphere of being recorded like a friend's rehearsal. Sivuca has some special guests of note, such as Hermeto Pascoal on tracks Nosso Encontro and Sambura de Peixe Miudo, Glorinha Gadelha, which is Sivuca's wife also takes part at Joao e Maria, Doce Doce and Sambura de Peixe Miudo. Remaining musicians are not credit, but the back cover brings session pictures with Katia de Franca, Ivan Machado, Claudio Jorge, Ze Carlos and Teo Lima on Drums. Tracks include:

01 - Mãe África (Sivuca / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - A História Se Repete (Sivuca / Paulinho Tapajós)
03 - Nosso Encontro (Sivuca / Hermeto Pascoal) with Hermeto Pascoal
04 - Fogo Pagô (Sivuca / Humberto Teixeira)
05 - Doce Doce (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha) with Glória Gadelha
06 - Le Joies Du Matin (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha)
07 - O Dia Em Que El Rei Voltou à Terra de Santa Cruz (Sivuca / Paulinho Tapajós)
08 - João e Maria (Sivuca / Chico Buarque) with Glória Gadelha
09 - Barra Vai Quebrando (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha)
10 - Céu e Mar (Johnny Alf)
11 - Samburá de Peixe Miúdo (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha) with Hermeto Pascoal / Glória Gadelha

Friday, August 31, 2007

Jacob do Bandolim - Jacob e Seu Bandolim | Assanhado (1966)

Hello, Good Evening! I have been receiving several emails supporting our Loronix Samba Saturday; Samba enthusiasts are really great, thank you! Just want to remember that Loronix Samba Saturday has also a partner, Justin also delivers Samba on Saturday at his website. However, some friends are requesting to change the day to Friday and some others are requesting to make it on Saturday and also on Friday. This is something that I need to think about and make the right decision.

Meanwhile, let's make this Friday a transitional day to Loronix Samba Saturday, a classy transition by the way, showing Loronixers one of the most important artists that dedicated his art to Choro, Jacob do Bandolim.

This is Jacob do Bandolim - Jacob e Seu Bandolim | Assanhado (1966), for RCA Candem. Assanhado is a compilation with well known Jacob do Bandolim songs, perfect for fans and useful for those who want to hear Jacob do Bandolim for the first time. All tracks are solid with highlights to Assanhado, Andrea de Sapato Novo, Doce de Coco and Saxofone, Porque Choras. It is impossible to go wrong with Jacob do Bandolim. Tracks include:

01 - Assanhado (Jacob do Bandolim)
02 - Flor do Abacate (A. Sandim)
03 - Bola Preta (Jacob do Bandolim)
04 - André de Sapato Novo (Andre Victor Correa)
05 - Graúna (Joao Pernambuco)
06 - Vascaino (Jacob do Bandolim)
07 - Língua de Preto (H. Lopes)
08 - Doce de Coco (Jacob do Bandolim)
09 - Vale Tudo (Jacob do Bandolim)
10 - Bonicrates de Muleta (Biliano / Jacob do Bandolim)
11 - Saxofone Porque Choras (Ratinho)
12 - Sapeca (Jacob do Bandolim)

Waleska - Na Fossa (1971)

I have two copies of this album, vinyl, second issue by SOM, a Copacabana subsidiary. Every time I check an old vinyl shop in Rio, this album is there, not one copy, two or three. I think this is the reason for being neglected by me. I should confess that I never took it for a hearing and I lost a lot of time. This album is really good and it is now time to show it to Loronixers. Let's see what happens.

This is Waleska - Na Fossa (1951), for Copacabana (1971), featuring a singer never shown to Loronixers with accompaniment of Ribamar (piano) and the legendary Moacyr Silva (sax tenor), also in charge of production. Waleska was the owner of the nightclub Fossa and probably, one of the most frequent performes and probably the most important singer of the Fossa style. Ribamar and Moacyr Silva deliver a nice support to Waleska, especially Moacyr Silva with nice sax tenor improvisations. I never had the chance to hear Moacyr Silva performing live. Na Fossa is a really worth checking album, I recommend. Tracks include:

01 - Minha Noite de Fossa (Elizabeth)
02 - Fim de Caso (Dolores Duran) Molambo (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
03 - Chuvas de Verão (Fernando Lobo)
04 - Noite de Paz (Dolores Duran) Solidão (Dolores Duran)
05 - Pequenos Erros Meus (Rildo Hora / Gracindo Jr.)
06 - Ternura Antiga (Ribamar (1) / Dolores Duran)
07 - A Fossa (Elizabeth / Fernando César)
08 - Por Você (Nonato Buzar / Sergio Bittencourt)
09 - Pra Você (Silvio César)
10 - Saia do Caminho (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)
11 - Tu Vais Voltar (Ribamar (1) / Romeo Nunes)
12 - De Cigarro Em Cigarro (Luis Bonfá) Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria)

Fafa Lemos e Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Fafa & Carolina (1989)

Albums like this one should be released more often, this is a beautiful initiative produced by Zuza Homem de Mello, started four years early when he had the chance to visit Carolina Cardoso de Menezes place and watch Carolina and Fafa performing together as they were a duo of many years of experience.

Carolina Cardoso de Menezes and Fafa Lemos never had the chance to play together professionally. However, Fafa Lemos contribution to the music from Brazil is very important. Fafa Lemos is the violin and voice of the legendary Trio Surdina, releasing also several solo albums on a career that spans several decades. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes does not need to be introduced, the work she made on blending her classical background with popular music was of a great importance. Anyway, truly beautiful initiative and really nice album. Let's see.

This is Fafa Lemos e Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Fafa & Carolina (1989), for Eldorado, featuring Fafa Lemos violin and Carolina Cardoso de Menezes piano in all tracks. They are backed by Saba, Jongo Trio bassist and Lilian Carmona (drums) in most of the tracks. Fafa e Carolina is solid from the start to the end and my personal highlights goes to 02 - Se Acasso Voce Chegasse, 05 - A Saudade Mata a Gente and 11 - Curio Dengoso by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes also in charge of arrangements. Tracks include:


Fafa Lemos
Carolina Cardoso de Menezes
Lilian Carmona

Track List

01 - No Rancho Fundo (Ary Barroso / Lamartine Babo)
02 - Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
03 - Na Madrugada (Nilo Sergio)
04 - Bem-te-vi Atrevido (Lina Pesce)
05 - A Saudade Mata a Gente (João de Barro / Antônio Almeida)
06 - Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
07 - Tudo Cabe Num Beijo (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes / Osvaldo Santiago)
08 - Three Little Words (H. Ruby / B. Kalmar) My Blue Heaven (W. Donaldson / G. Whiting)
09 - Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria)
10 - Douce France (Charles Trenet) Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir (J. Hess / Paul Misraki)
11 - Curió Dengoso (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
12 - Pedacinhos do Céu (Waldir Azevedo)
13 - Duas Contas (Garoto)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Los Graduados - Romance en Bossa Nova

Hello, Good Evening! Caetano Rodrigues uses to drives me crazy when he decides to share with our community some pretty obscure Bossa Nova albums recorded outside Brazil. This one is an example, Bossa Nova recorded in Mexico by Mexican musicians. Anyway, the music speaks by itself. Thanks a million Caetano.

This is Los Graduados - Romance en Bossa Nova (no date), for Caleidofon, Mexico. Little I know about Los Graduados, the group is lead by a well-known Mexican sax player, Joaquin Pessina. The other members are not credited on back cover. By the way, this wonderful front cover does not let you turn to see the back cover, beautiful photo with beautiful typefaces. Tracks include:

01 - La Chica de Ipanema
02 - Desafinado
03 - Samba de una Nota
04 - Corcovado
05 - O Pato
06 - Meditacion
07 - Agua de Beber
08 - Mas que Nada
09 - Orfeo Negro
10 - Fly me to the Moon

Dick Farney - Noite (1981)

I was missing Dick Farney and I'm confident this is a great choice. I was thinking about releasing something great sent by moos, but I decided to save it for Sunday, since Monday is the day of highest traffic at Loronix. Sometimes friends ask me for a nice Dick Farney pick and my answer is another question, to know if the friend prefers Dick Farney singing or Dick Farney performing at the piano.

This album address both worlds, side A has Dick Farney singing with piano accompaniment and side B has Dick Farney performing with his usual trio formation of piano, bass and drums. Everybody asks me for a Dick Farney album and my answer is another question, which one do you prefer? Dick Farney singing or instrumental? With Noite nobody goes wrong.

This is Dick Farney - Noite (1981), for Som da Gente. It is amazing how Dick Farney performs nicely on an album recorded very close to the end of his recording career, singing and playing. The repertoire is based on American standards with the exception of 06 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Voce (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes), simply the best instrumental rendition of this song that I ever heard. This track worth the entire album. Tracks include:


Dick Farney
Hilton Valente
(piano on tracks 04 and 05)
Renato Loyola
Toninho Pinheiro

Track List

01 - Autumn In New York (V. Duke)
02 - Deep In a Dream (J. Van Heusen)
03 - This Love Of Mine (S. Parker / H. Sanicola / Frank Sinatra)
04 - Things We Did Last Summer (S. Cahn / J. Stine)
05 - One For My Baby (Harold Arlen / J. Mercer)
06 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Green Dolphin Street (B. Kaper)
08 - All The Things You Are (J. Kern / O. Hammerstein II)
09 - Theme For June (H. Brubeck)

Laercio de Freitas - Laercio de Freitas e O Som Roceiro (1972)

I was deciding between Radames Gnattali and Orquestra Tabajara from Maestro Severino Araujo for this post. However, I had a busy day, addressing several problems. That's why I made my decision by this artist, Laercio de Freitas, also known just as Tio (uncle, in English). It was easy, Laercio de Freitas is the kind of artist that does not count with a great popularity among the public, but is acclaimed by several musicians. Let's see.

This is Laercio de Freitas - Laercio de Freitas e O Som Roceiro (1972), for CID, the debut LP by this gifted and influential pianist, maestro, arranger and composer. Laercio de Freitas has a solid portfolio, working as arranger for recording companies, being the pianist of renowned Brazilian artists, such as Clara Nunes, Maria Bethania, Emilio Santiago, Angela Maria, among many others. I said I was looking for some relaxation and Laercio de Freitas e o Som Roceiro is pure fun. Friends from Brazil will remember a blockbuster, 03 - Capim Gordura. Really nice. Tracks include:

01 - Mummy Blue (P. Trim / H. Giraud)
02 - De Sentir Saudade (Laércio de Freitas / Luis Roberto)
03 - Capim Gordura (Laércio de Freitas)
04 - Catharina (Roberto Martins / Osvaldo Santiago)
05 - Pirambêra (Laércio de Freitas)
06 - Pontão da Serra (Laércio de Freitas / Luis Roberto)
07 - Alô Alô (André Filho)
08 - Chuva Suor e Cerveja (Caetano Veloso)
09 - Brioso (Laércio de Freitas / Luis Roberto)
10 - Rasta-pé (Laércio de Freitas)
11 - Fogo-pagô (Laércio de Freitas)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Varios Artistas - Discoteca Dancante Nr. 5 (1965)

Hello, Good Evening! Thanks for your continuous support to Loronix cause. Loronix is the website with the best loyalty rate I have ever worked before, the rate of returning visitors is really above the average. Thank you! That's why I decided to start today with this compilation, a great compilation that I neglected for months, to address several preferences of our community.

This is Discoteca Dancante Nr. 5 (1965), for Festa, featuring favorites Brazilian artists at Loronix, such like Luis Reis, Moacyr Peixoto and Carlos Piper with the never released at Loronix Oswaldo Borba, Don Pepito and Sandoval Dias. Each artist performs two tracks with Moacyr Peixoto as the exception delivering four tracks, two on each side. Tracks include:

The Performers

Oswaldo Borba
Don Pepito
Luis Reis
Sandoval Dias
Moacyr Peixoto
Carlos Piper

Track List

01 - O Samba da Minha Terra - Osvaldo Borba
02 - Campari Chá-chá-chá - Don Pepito
03 - Dança do Ban-zan-zan - Luis Reis
04 - The Song Of Delilah - Babalú - Vereda Tropical - Sandoval Dias
05 - Batida Diferente - Moacir Peixoto
06 - Tender Is The Night - Carlos Piper
07 - Noa-noa - Moacir Peixoto
08 - Chega de Saudade - Osvaldo Borba
09 - Ala-lá-ô - Don Pepito
10 - Samba de Balanço - Luis Reis
11 - Jamais Te Esquecerei - Maria Dolores - Ballerina - Sandoval Dias
12 - Olhou Pra Mim - Moacir Peixoto
13 - Quem É - Carlos Piper
14 - O Amor Que Acabou - Moacir Peixoto

Wilson Simonal - S'imbora (1965)

My approach to the whole discography of this great artist is unique. I use to listen to his music several times before showing to Loronixers. Perhaps it is the need of saying something new every time or the responsibility to show a new album by one of the top five most popular artists at Loronix. Everybody likes Wilson Simonal. I spoke this week with the Green Eyed Lady and for my surprise; the Jazzy Lady is also a big fan of this great artist.

This post is dedicated to Max de Castro and Wilson Simoninha, Loronixers since the very first beginning and one of the most open and friendly artists I had the chance to know with Loronix. You are the guys!

This is Wilson Simonal - S'imbora (1965), for Odeon. S'imbora is the fourth Wilson Simonal career album. The repertoire selection is a must with a nice selection of Bossa Nova standards. Odeon delivers a dream-team of arrangers to Wilson Simonal, including Eumir Deodato, Lyrio Panicalli and Erlon Chaves, each one in charge of a given track, as described at track listing. Tracks include:

01 - Mangangá (Geraldo Nunes) (1)
02 - Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré) (2)
03 - Sonho de Um Carnaval (Chico Buarque) (1)
04 - Samba do Carioca (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) (2)
05 - Duas Contas (Garoto) (3)
06 - Se Todas Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) (2)
07 - Ladeira do Pelourinho (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) (3)
08 - Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi) (1)
09 - Nós Dois (Silvio César) (3)
10 - O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira / Luis Antônio) (3)
11 - O Teu Amanhã (Durval Ferreira / Regina Werneck) (2)
12 - Lenda (Marcos Valle / Luis Fernando Freire) (3)

Arrangements by: (1) Erlon Chaves
Arrangements by: (2) Eumir Deodato
Arrangements by: (3) Lyrio Panicalli

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Music Video | Eliana & Booker Pittman, Doris Monteiro & Os Tres Morais

Loronix has a very good friend that keeps a channel at YouTube with more than 400 vintage Brazilian videos available. I took three to introduce Loronixers to his video channel, Os Tres Morais, Doris Monteiro and the greatest one, Eliana Pittman and Booker Pittman, together on Brazilian TV, 1963.

These are very short excerpts, but really worth watching, mainly Booker and Eliana Pittman. Don't miss Isquericrou YouTube channel, here.

Hope uEnjoy!

Osmar Milani e Sua Orquestra - Bossa Nova das Americas (1963)

Caetano sent to our community this fantastic record on a style that I become an admirer with Loronix, the orchestra albums recorded by the "Maestros". There are several ones; my favorites are Luiz Arruda Paes and Lyrio Panicalli. Osmar Milani is being released for the first time with this album, hopefully the first out of the 5 ones recorded by Osmar Milani as main performer. Bossa Nova das Americas is a real treat for those who appreciate the rich Brazilian orchestra production. Let's see.

This is Osmar Milani e Sua Orquestra - Bossa Nova das Americas (1963), for Fermata. Osmar Milani is an active orchestra leader since the late 40's. I googled for Maestro Osmar Milani and the latest information reports the maestro in plenty activity in the year 2000 with the age of 80. Among several accomplishments, Osmar Milani is well known from Brazilian friends for being the official Maestro of Silvio Santos show for 30 years, replaced by Maestro Zezinho, active until today. Tracks include:

01 - Balanço das Notas (João Maria de Abreu)
02 - I Surrender Dear (H. Barris / G. Clifford)
03 - Sambossa N° 1 (João Maria de Abreu)
04 - Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington / I. Mills / M. Parish)
05 - Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves)
06 - Solitude (Duke Ellington / E. de Lande / I. Mills)
07 - Waltzing Cat (L. Anderson)
08 - Neném (Tito Madi)
09 - I'll Buy The Ring And Chance Your Name To Mine (J. Mills / E. Rose / W. Raskin)
10 - Samba da Madrugada (Dora Lopes / Carminha Mascarenhas / Herotides Nascimento)
11 - Red Roses For a Blue Lady (S. Tepper / R. Brodsky)
12 - Vai Minha Canção (Tito Madi / Sidney Morais)

Ribamar e Zito Righi - Ribamar & Zito Righi (1963)

Hello, Good Evening! The rain falls with no mercy in Rio de Janeiro and zecalouro does not use to fly on rainy days. It was a day to check the very old and forgotten music with some great findings to Loronixers. Starting with this one, just to take advantage of the great feedback given to the last Caetano Rodrigues contribution, the first Zito Righi solo album, Sax de Ouro. Now it is time to check what Zito Righi delivers with his third and last LP, in partnership with the pianist Ribamar. Let's see.

This is Ribamar e Zito Righi - Ribamar & Zito Righi (1963), for Musidisc, featuring Ribamar piano and Zito Righi sax tenor, accompanied by not credited musicians on bass, drums, guitar and percussion. Toni Vestane once again plays his role of special guest singing track 03 - Ai de Mim. This is a very relaxed session with Ribamar and Zito Righi performing a repertoire based on Brazilian, French, Spanish and American tunes. Tracks include:

01 - Que É Que Eu Faço (Ribamar (1) / Dolores Duran)
02 - Canção dos Olhos Tristes (Tito Madi)
03 - Ai de Mim (Capiba) - with Toni Vestane
04 - Aimer Comme Je T'aime (H. Giraud)
05 - Una Mujer (Paul Misraki)
06 - Quando Vuelva a Tu Lado (Maria Grever)
07 - Sunday Monday Or Always (J. Heusen / J. Burke)
08 - Sim Ou Não (Zito Righi)
09 - Só Em Teus Braços (Tom Jobim)
10 - Onde Estava Eu (Armando Cavalcanti / Victor Freire)

Nilo Amaro e Seus Cantores de Ebano - Os Anjos Cantam (1962)

Here we go on another essential record for any series Brazilian popular music collector, a really different album, taking in consideration the music we are used to hear at Loronix. Nilo Amaro e Seus Cantores de Ebano is a Brazilian vocal group that introduced with this first album, Os Anjos Cantam, several new elements to Brazilian music, such like the spirituals and gospel. Their repertoire features several styles, such as: Samba, Blues, Dorival Caymmi and international standards, a unique experience. Let’s see.

This is Nilo Amaro e Seus Cantores de Ebano - Os Anjos Cantam (1962), for Odeon, featuring a fascinating vocal group assembled by a mezzo soprano, a contralto, two bass, one tenor and three baritones. Unfortunately, I do not have the names of each group member, with the exception of Nilo Amaro and Noriel Vilela, a well-known artist by Loronixers that has a beautiful, strong and unique voice. My highlight goes to 01 - Leva Eu Sodade, 05 - Down by the Riverside and 07 - A Lenda do Abaete, but all tracks are solid, providing together a delightful listening experience. Tracks include:

01 - Leva Eu Sôdade (Tito Neto / Alventino Cavalcanti)
02 - Boa Noite (Francisco J. Silva / Isa M. da Silva)
03 - Fiz a Cama na Varanda (Dilú Mello / Ovídio Chaves)
04 - Canção de Ninar Meu Bem (Bidú Reis / Gracindo Jr.)
05 - Down By The Riverside (D. Jordan)
06 - Greenfields (Gilkyson / Deher / Miller / Vrs. Romeo Nunes)
07 - A Lenda do Abaeté (Dorival Caymmi)
08 - Azulão (Jaime Ovalle / Manuel Bandeira)
09 - Eu e Você (Roberto Muniz / Jairo Aguiar)
10 - Minha Graúna (Tito Neto / Avarese)
11 - Dorinha (Tito Neto / Ari Monteiro)
12 - A Noiva (La Novia) (J. Prieto / Vrs. Fred Jorge)

Helena de Lima - Dentro da Noite (1956) 10-inch

I know this album was released first in other places, recently made available at Green Eyed Lady, which celebrates today her 100,000 visitors milestone, and perhaps you already have this important album in your collection. However, I think he also belongs to Loronix, and I put all my resources available to pick up a very nice vinyl and make the transfer with attention. Anyway, consider it an upgrade if you already have your copy and take it as a must have if it is the first time you are being introduced to it. Let's see.

This is Helena de Lima - Dentro da Noite (1956), for Continental, 10-inch, the first album by the Brazilian singer Helena de Lima, backed up by the piano of Ribamar. Dentro da Noite also brings the first recording of a very early composition of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonca, 05 - Foi a Noite. Do not miss this beautiful album. Tracks include:

01 - Antigamente (Vadico / Jarbas Melo)
02 - Abandonado (Esdras Pereira da Silva / Ribamar (1) / Walter Barros)
03 - Renúncia (Marino Pinto)
04 - Não Há de Que (Helena de Lima / Marino Pinto / Mário Rossi)
05 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
06 - E Nada Mais (César Siqueira / Maria Rita)
07 - Foi Você (Marino Pinto / Paulo Soledade)
08 - Revolta (Vadico / Marino Pinto)

Additional info: I forgot to say that Bossa Brasileira was the first website to make this album available for Brazilian music fans last year. Bossa Brasileira is owned and maintained by Thiago Mello that delivers professional reviews in English and Portuguese. I recommend and urge Loronixers to read Thiago's review on Helena de Lima and the solid Brazilian music selection available at Bossa Brasileira,

Monday, August 27, 2007

Ramsey Lewis Trio - Bossa Nova (1962)

Hello, Good Evening! Let's start with a very successful formula, which is Bossa Nova recorded outside of Brazil by an international artist. Actually, I cannot understand why I did not release this one earlier, it is among my favorites in the style. Let's what happens?

This is Ramsey Lewis Trio - Bossa Nova (1962), for Argo, also featuring the Brazilian singer Carmen Costa and Josef(?) Paulo, which is probably the Brazilian singer Jose Paulo that were with Carmen Costa and the constellation of Bossa Nova legends at Carnegie Hall first Bossa Nova US concert in 1963. Ramsey Lewis Trio is Ramsey Lewis (piano), Eldee Young (bass) and Redd Holt (drums), delivering a nice job, really above the averege of the very beginning US Bossa Nova albums. Tracks include:

01 - Samba de Orfeu
02 - Manha de Carnaval
03 - As Criancinhas
04 - A Noite do Meu Bem
05 - O Pato
06 - A Felicidade
07 - Whirpoll
08 - Cara de Palhaco
09 - Cancao para Geralda

Silvio Cesar - Silvio Cesar (1968)

It is frustrating when you have plans and they are jeopardized by problems with the Internet and other computer issues. I was saving this one for another time and need to make it today due these problems. Anyway, this album was one of the first ones I got in the beginning of Loronix. I bought in Sao Paulo, following an advice from Caetano Rodrigues on one of those vinyl fairs there. Let's see.

This is Silvio Cesar - Silvio Cesar (1968), for Odeon. A recommendation by Caetano is really worth checking and starting by this cover, everything runs really nice with this album. Silvio Cesar has a strong identification with Bossa Nova, recording several albums since the 60's with also several participations on other artists’ album. This self titled Odeon release has arrangements of a duo of renowned Maestros, Joao Teodoro Meirelles, also known as J.T. Meirelles, in charge of tracks 04 - Cantiga Antiga and 09 - Se Eu Pudesse te Dizer Tudo que Sinto and Lyrio Panicalli, responsible for the other ones. Tracks include:

01 - O Gato (Silvio César / Sylvan Paezzo)
02 - Gingilin - o Último Palhaço (Silvio César / Sylvan Paezzo)
03 - Rataplan (Roberto Menescal / Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
04 - Cantiga Antiga (Sylvan Paezzo / Silvio César)
05 - Kid Risadinha (Silvio César / Sylvan Paezzo)
06 - João Juca Júnior (Silvio César / Sylvan Paezzo)
07 - Pra Te Dizer (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
08 - Zé Doidinho (Silvio César / Sylvan Paezzo)
09 - Se Eu Pudesse Te Dizer Tudo Que Sinto (Silvio César)
10 - Nascimento Vida e Morte de Um Samba (Roberto Menescal / Silvio César)

Music Video | Tamba Trio - So Danco Samba & Garota de Ipanema

This is a great Tamba Trio performance, but I had to think a lot before showing to Loronixers. The image is low-res, such as this opening picture, the sound is out of sync and the overall quality is really poor. If you mind with these issues, skip it. If you take it in consideration from a historical perspective, go ahead. Luiz Eca is all happiness, Bebeto swaps between bass and flute and Osmar Milito delivers solid drumming wearing a vest, his trademark. That's the deal. Let’s see.

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III Loronix Singles & EPs Festival - Os Cariocas & Elis Regina

Yesterday's III Loronix Singles Festival had no feedback, perhaps I need to fine tune my picks and that's what I'm trying to accomplish with the III Loronix EP Festival, featuring two artists with great popularity among Loronixers. Let's see.

This is Os Cariocas - Os Cariocas de Quatrocentas Bossas (1965), for Philips, the "reduced" version of the homonymous LP, one of the Os Cariocas albums that I like most and one of the nicest covers so far at Loronix. Tracks include:

01 - Preciso Aprender a Ser So (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - Sabe Voce (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Gente (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - Carro de Boi (Mauricio Tapajos / Antonio Carlos de Brito)

Now we are going with four Elis Regina records in a row, one EP and three singles, as follows:

This is Elis Regina - Elis Regina (1971), EP, for Philips, with arrangements by Cesar Carmargo Mariano with tracks taken from ELIS (1971). Tracks include:

01 - Osanah
02 - Nada Sera Como Antes
03 - A Filha de Chico Bento
04 - Casa no Campo

This is Elis Regina - Elis Regina (1965), single, for Philips, featuring Arrastao, winner of I Festival de Musica Popular Brasileira. Tracks include:

01 - Arrastao
02 - Aleluia

This is Elis Regina - Elis Regina (1966), single, for Philips, featuring Saveiros and Canto Triste from I Festival Internacional da Cancao Popular. Tracks include:

01 - Saveiros
02 - Canto Triste

This is the great close with the one that I like most, a single, recorded live at Teatro Record, Sao Paulo. Tracks include:

01 - Canto de Ossanha
02 - Rosa Morena

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Dancando com Voce Nr. 4 (1959)

Hello, Good Evening! Welcome new Loronix friends, readers of A Gazeta, a newspaper from Espirito Santos state. A Gazeta published an article today at the first page of its cultural supplement, which is Caderno 2, bringing several new friends to our community. You can read the article using this link, here.

Since we have new friends, let's start this Sunday with an artist that is all about Loronix, a fantastic contribution from the legendary moos from The Netherlands. I was with moos in Rio de Janeiro on an old vinyl store and he arrived first on this album that I do not have on my collection. It is really great that moos is making his way back home through Loronix. Thanks moos.

This is Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Dancando com Voce Nr. 4 (1959), for Copacanana, a self-explanatory release featuring Moacyr Silva sax tenor backed by Chaim Lewak, Julinho, Ed. Maciel, among others top-notch Brazilian musicians. The repertoire blends Brazilian and international standards. Tracks include:


Moacyr Silva
(sax tenor)
Chaim Lewak
Julio Barbosa "Julinho"
Ed. Maciel
Hanestaldo Americo
Raul Gagliardi
Maurilio da Silva Santos

Track List

01 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) Samba do Orfeu (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria) O Nosso Amor (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Conversa (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Recado (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio) Samba de Teleco-teco (João Roberto Kelly) Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Guilty (G. Kahn / H. Akst / R. Whiting)
05 - A Certain Smile (Paul Francis Webster / S. Fain)
06 - E Nada Mais (César Siqueira / Maria Rita)
07 - Castigo (Dolores Duran)
08 - Um Amor Para Mim (Murilo Santos / Avarese)
09 - Ontem e Hoje (Irany de Oliveira / Getúlio Macedo)

Maria Lucia Godoy - O Canto da Amazonia (1969) with Neco

I was reluctant to make this post today; something on my mind was saying to leave it for another day. Then I started wondering about waking up late on Sunday and start the day on a slow manner hearing this fantastic music. This was enough to make me confident to show this album to Loronixers as the last post of today. This is not popular music, it is classical music, but it is so beautiful that you should make a try. Perhaps O Canto da Amazonia never had a CD reissue and I'm really glad to find this album, listed as one of the 100 Brazilian essential records at Luiz Americo website.

This is Maria Lucia Godoy - O Canto da Amazonia (1969), for Museu da Imagem e do Som, recorded to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Manaus city, Amazonas state, featuring the classical singer Maria Lucia Godoy, the guitar of Neco and arrangements of Maestro Guerra Peixe. O Canto da Amazonia has also another very important Brazilian artist, the composer Waldemar Henrique, a very important artist to Amazon region by his musical translations of the Amazon legends and myths, such as: Matintaperera, Uirapuru, Curipira, among others. Waldermar Henrique is in charge of most of Side B compositions of O Canto da Amazonia.

Maria Lucia Godoy is a great surprise. I think she brings all the birds from Amazon on her singing, being also in charge of a great accomplishment, the repertoire selection. Neco proves to be a real nice musician with his guitar being heard in all tracks. A small ensemble of clarinet, flute and cello was also in this great session. I urge Loronixers to feedback this release, which is dedicated to the great Amazon region and a very good Loronix friend from Canada. Tracks include:


Maria Lucia Godoy

Maestro Guerra Peixe


Bridget Moura Castro
Odete Dias Ernest
Peter Dausberg

Track List

01 - Acalanto da Rosa (Cláudio Santoro / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Luar de Meu Bem (Cláudio Santoro / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Pregão da Saudade (Cláudio Santoro / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Menina dos Olhos Verdes (Pedro Amorim / Pedro Tuffic)
05 - Toada Baré (Arnaldo Rebello)
06 - Mãe D'água (Guerra Peixe)
07 - Cantos de Cairé (Adpt. Villa-Lobos)
08 - Foi Boto Sinhá (Waldemar Henrique / Antônio Tavernard)
09 - Cobra Grande (Waldemar Henrique)
10 - Tanbatajá (Waldemar Henrique)
11 - Matintaperêra (Waldemar Henrique)
12 - Uirapuru (Waldemar Henrique)
13 - Curupira (Waldemar Henrique)
14 - Manhá-nungara (Waldemar Henrique)
15 - Murucututu (Tradicional)
16 - Cabocla Bonita (Tradicional)

III Loronix Singles Festival - Marcos Valle, Rildo Hora & Quarteto em Cy

Here we go on our III Loronix Singles Festival, nice singles this time, three solid releases, a special guest on each single and beautiful artwork four our pleasure. Stay tuned for tomorrow; the III Loronix EPs Festival is on the way.

This is Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (1968), for Odeon, featuring Viola Enluarada, one of the most popular songs by Marcos Valle with Milton Nascimento as special guest and Pelas Ruas do Recife. Nice pick. Tracks include:

01 - Viola Enluarada (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle) with Milton Nascimento
02 - Pelas Ruas do Recife (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)

This is Rildo Hora - Rildo Hora (no date), for RCA Victor, featuring Diferencas, from the VII Festival Internacional da Cancao and the Brazilian singer Elizabeth Vianna as special guest and Anel de Latao (Jobiniano). Great to see Rildo Hora again at Loronix. Tracks include:

01 - Diferencas (Rildo Hora / Manuel Nunes) with Elizabeth Vianna
02 - Anel de Latao (Jobiniano) (Rildo Hora / Silva Marques)

This is Quarteto em Cy - Quarteto em Cy (1967), for Elenco, featuring Samba do Crioulo Doido with the legendary Stanislaw Ponte Preta introducing the song and Rancho de Ano Novo. Tracks include:

01 - Samba do Crioulo Doido (Sergio Porto) with Stanislaw Ponte Preta
02 - Rancho de Ano Novo (Edu Lobo / Capinam)