Saturday, September 15, 2007

Aracy de Almeida - Noel Rosa | 78rpm (1950)

Let's start this Samba Saturday at Loronix with a classy album, awaited by several Loronixers since it was presented months ago. I was very reluctant to make this album, since it is a gift given by a very special friend on a very special day, my first flight to Sao Paulo as zecalouro. It was also my first chance to meet Caetano Rodrigues.

I want to say thank you, thank you, and thank you to Mr. W. He was the first Loronixer I could meet in Sao Paulo and I will never forget the support and this beautiful gift he gave and I kindly present here to Loronixers.

This is Aracy de Almeida - Noel Rosa | 78rpm (1950), for Continental, which is a "box set" featuring three different Aracy de Almeida 78rpm recordings with Noel Rosa compositions. The three discs were recorded for the occasion; they are numbered in a sequence as 16317-A-B, 16318-A-B and 16319-A-B. Maestro Radames Gnattali is in charge of arrangements and three different groups back Aracy de Almeida on each disc, the first one features Quarteto Continental, the second has Francisco Sergi e Sua Orquestra and the third brings Vero e Sua Orquestra. My apologies to the friends who were waiting several months for this release, this collection is truly amazing and now I understand their worry. Tracks include:

01 - Palpite Infeliz (Noel Rosa) - Quarteto Continental
02 - Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa / Vadico) - Quarteto Continental
03 - Feitico da Vila (Noel Rosa / Vadico) - Francisco Sergi e Sua Orquestra
04 - Ultimo Desejo (Noel Rosa) - Francisco Sergi e Sua Orquestra
05 - Nao Tem Traducao (Noel Rosa) - Vero e Sua Orquestra
06 - O x do Problema (Noel Rosa) - Vero e Sua Orquestra

Music Video | Luiz Bonfa - Menina Flor (1966)

Hello, Good Evening! One of the benefits of the new Loronix design is the chance of showing bigger videos. However, several different browsers are available and people use several different screen resolutions and I cannot test on these several alternatives. That's why I'm asking you to report something wrong with this post. Please leave a comment if something does not work as it should. I will be here to adjust things as they are reported.

Thank you. Let's check this great Luiz Bonfa video sent by the great Loronix friend HansVonz. Luiz Bonfa performs Menina Flor at Mike Douglas Show (1966).

Hope uEnjoy!

Orquestra de Lyrio Panicali - Nova Dimensao (1964)

I've been thinking a lot on the right approach to this post. This record is probably among the top five albums available at this website and I feel in the obligation to be straightforward, making sure you do not skip this one. Unfortunately, there are some pitfalls that can cheat you and we need to avoid, such as:

1) Do not take it as another orchestra album.
2) Do not take it as another orchestra album with Bossa Nova standards.
3) Do not think I'm crazy, everyone who listens agrees with me.

This is Orquestra de Lyrio Panicali - Nova Dimensao (1964), for Odeon. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I will file Nova Dimensao as Samba Jazz, instead of Orchestra. This is truly in the Samba Jazz style with a drummer playing such like Edison Machado, Milton Banana or any other drummer of instrumental trios from the 60's. Anyway, I think I could write several paragraphs of text covering each different and unique aspect of this album, but I will let you go for your weekend with the very good company of this legendary album. Have a nice weekend. Tracks include:

01 - Lágrima Flor (Billy Blanco)
02 - Carnaval Triste (Sergio Carvalho / Paulo Bruce)
03 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Vou Andar Por Aí (Newton Chaves)
05 - Deus Brasileiro (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
07 - Lobo Bobo (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
08 - Nanã (Moacir Santos / Mário Telles)
09 - Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
10 - Labareda (Vinicius de Moraes / Baden Powell)
11 - Batida Diferente (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
12 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)

Friday, September 14, 2007

A Cor do Som - Transe Total (1980)

A couple of weeks ago we released an album of a Brazilian instrumental jazz fusion band recorded in Montreux Jazz Festival, by that time, I though that A Cor do Som was retired since their last album released in 1986, but I heard they are back to business and had already recorded a DVD. Many friends in Brazil of my generation have very good memories of this band and I think we will not go wrong with them to start today. This cover is all about the new Loronix design with a logo full of colors. Let's see.

This is A Cor do Som - Transe Total (1980), for WEA. Perhaps the most successful album released by A Cor do Som, featuring tracks with lyrics and some instrumental themes, which are the ones that I like most. The tracks with lyrics were blockbusters in 1980 and my highlights go to O Palco, the definitive rendition of this Gilberto Gil song, Zanzibar and Semente do Amor. Transe Total has the participation of Nivaldo Ornellas, Oswaldinho do Acordeon, Mauro Senise, Jorginho among many other special guests. Tracks include:


Ary Dias

01 - Dança das Fadas (Mú Carvalho)
02 - Palco (Gilberto Gil)
03 - Moleque Sacana (Mú Carvalho / Rita Lee)
04 - Farraforró (Armandinho Macedo / Aroldo Macedo / Dadi)
05 - Zanzibar (As Cores) (Armandinho Macedo / Fausto Nilo)
06 - Massaranduba (Ari Dias / Guilherme)
07 - Semente do Amor (Mú Carvalho / Moraes Moreira)
08 - Maracangalha (Dorival Caymmi)
09 - Bruno e Daniel (Mú Carvalho)
10 - Para Ser o Sol (Armandinho Macedo / Antônio Risério)
11 - Transe Total (Armandinho Macedo / Antônio Risério)

Challenge | Who are these Brazilian artists?

What a nice photo! When I saw it today, the first word in my mind was "Challenge". The mission here is the identification of these 9 renowned Brazilian artists. Anyway, who are them?

Hope uEnjoy!

Clara Nunes - Clara Nunes (1973)

I was saving this post for some of those Loronix Samba Saturday, but I think it will fit very nice today, such like an amulet to bring lucky and keep the Murphy Law away from my computers for a while. This album is truly beautiful, starting by the cover artwork, showing a painting of Clara Nunes made by Luiz Jasmin. Sometimes these covers are so great that I cannot resist showing the opposite side together with the front side. Let's see.

This is Clara Nunes - Clara Nunes (1973), for Odeon, pretty unknown album, perhaps for being released between two great ones, Clara, Clarice, Clara (1972) and Alvorecer (1974). Clara Nunes had support of several Brazilian Maestros writing the arrangements, Laercio de Freitas, Carlos Monteiro de Souza, Helio Delmiro and Orlando Silveira. This is also the third album she made with direction of Lindolfo Gaya. We know everything about arrangers, but little about musicians, they are not credited and my searches did not give results. Tracks include:

01 - Tristeza Pe no Chao (Armando Fernandes "Mamao") [4]
02 - Fala Viola (Eloir Silva / Francisco Inacio)
03 - Minha Festa (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito) [1]
04 - Umas e Outras (Chico Buarque de Hollanda) [3]
05 - Arlequim de Bronze (Synval Silva [2]
06 - O Mais que Perfeito (Jards Macale / Vinicius de Moraes) [3]
07 - Quando Vim de Minas (Xango da Mangueira)
08 - Meu Cariri (Dilu Melo / Rosil Cavalcante) [1]
09 - Homenagem a Olinda, Recife e Pai Edu (Baracho)
10 - E Doce Morrer no Mar (Dorival Caymmi) [2]
11 - Amei Tanto (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Valeu pelo Amor (Ivor Lancelotti) [2]

[1] Orlando Silveira
[2] Laercio de Freiras
[3] Helio Delmiro
[4] Carlos Monteiro de Souza

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Doris Monteiro - 78rpm | Todamerica 5220 (1952)

Here we go on the 78-rpm album of the day and the first in the format recorded by the legendary label Todamerica, active from the 50's until the early 70's. As far as I know, Todamerica released only in the 78rpm format, even after the popularization of the LPs. Todamerica made these beautiful labels with pictures of the artists, such as this one featuring Doris Monteiro.

This is Doris Monteiro - 78rpm | 5220 (1952), for Todamerica, featuring songs from the Brazilian movie Agulha no Palheiro. Orchestra backs Doris Monteiro. I'm not sure if Doris Monteiro was also an actress on this movie, it is something that really worth checking out. Tracks include:

01 - Agulha no Palheiro (Cesar Cruz / Vargas Junior)
02 - Perdao (Cesar Cruz)

Severino Araujo e Orquestra Tabajara - Brasil (1981)

Hello, Good Evening! It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a parrot this week. Especially today, managing customers and also working on features to Loronix, amazing features by the way. What a day, I lost a computer an hour ago, not a big deal, but I will need to spend a lot of time fixing it. Life has been really busy down here.

Anyway, better start with something very positive and happy, such like the legendary Orquestra Tabajara by the mighty Maestro Severino Araujo, leader and founder of Orquestra Tabajara. Let's see.

This is Severino Araujo e Orquestra Tabajara - Brasil (1981), for Phonodisc. Orquestra Tabajara is active since 1937 and it is probably the oldest Brazilian orchestra in activity. I think Maestro Severino Araujo and his orchestra need to be released more often, with attention on their several 78 rpm as main performers or backing renowned artists. Tracks include:

01 - Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
02 - Despedida de Mangueira (Aldo Cabral / Benedito Lacerda)
03 - Relembrando o Norte (Severino Araujo)
04 - Pastorinhas (Joao de Barro / Noel Rosa)
05 - Tatu Subiu no Pau (Eduardo Souto)
06 - Zé Pereira (Severino Araujo)
07 - Vassourinhas (Clube Carnavalesco Mixto Vassourinhas)
08 - Paraquedista (Jose Leocadio)
09 - Praça Onze (Herivelto Martins / Grande Otelo)
10 - Puladinho (Severino Araujo)
11 - Maxixando (Geraldo Medeiros / Carvalhinho)
12 - Recife Capital do Frevo (Geraldo Medeiros)

The Seven Stars - The Seven Stars (1959)

Here we go on the Para Dancar release of the day, featuring the first album of a group that was introduced with a contribution of the great Mauro R.V., which was not released at Loronix yet. The Seven Stars released three albums being Mauro's contribution their second. Let's check this first, making the one sent by Mauro later this month.

This is The Seven Stars - The Seven Stars (1959), for Discobras. Little I know about this Para Dancar group that delivers really beautiful renditions of American standards. The album is an LP, but the running time is short as if it is a 10-inch album, with 23 minutes. The back cover brings an introductory text of The Seven Stars with a delicious English translation that really worth to be reproduced here. Tracks include:

English Liner Notes

Here is a band that represents the American Popular Music: "The Seven Stars". For its wonderful style, the consistent play of execution and beauty of the music played.

Without intending to be classic, this band has one aim: amusement! So, this record gives a true impression of news, utilizing the popular style musicians of the American Music. Soon we will be whistling and singing these lovely songs, and also dancing under the sound of these melodies!

"The Seven Stars" is going to surprise the Brazilian record world and we believe the dancing public will give it its preference. Each musician shows a skilled technique; he does not just play. And this thrilling performance makes the dancer... feel like he is walking in the clouds... in a romantic touch!

If the record players listen carefully to "The Seven Stars" they will have a logical conclusion about an excellent band: there is, no doubt a Musical "Success"!

Track List

01 - Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen / E. Y. Harburg)
02 - Get Out Of Town (Cole Porter)
03 - Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing / B. Y. Forster)
04 - Dancers In Love (R. Anthony / D. Simpson)
05 - That Old Black Magic (J. Mercer / Harold Arlen)
06 - Bewitched (Rodgers / Hert)
07 - Temptation (N. H. Brown / A. Freed)
08 - Dancing In The Dark (A. Schwartz / H. Dietz)
09 - Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)
10 - Stella By Starlight (N. Washington / V. Young)
11 - I've Got You Under In My Skin (Cole Porter)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Raul de Barros - O Trombone de Ouro (1983)

Gafieira is a Brazilian dancing style based on Samba that had a great popularity in the 30's to 40's in Rio de Janeiro, a time with no TV sets, iPods or video games. Raul de Barros is "O Rei da Gafieira" (The King of the Ballroom), being active since the 40’s. This is one of Raul de Barros latest albums and I would like very much that you send feedback on it. Let's see.

This is Raul de Barros - O Trombone de Ouro (1983), for CID, featuring a repertoire of classic tunes in the Gafieira genre, including the legendary Na Gloria, one of the greatest Raul de Barros compositions. I'm a big fan of the Gafieira style, some kind of soft instrumental Samba that is really delicious to hear. My highlight goes to 01 - Na Gloria, 03 - Copacabana, 04 - Doce de Coco... better stop here and take the whole track list as my highlight. Tracks include:

01 - Na Glória (Raul de Barros / Ari dos Santos)
02 - Pennsylvani 6-5000 (C. Sigman / J. Gray) - Tea For Two (V. Youmans / L. Caesar)
03 - Copacabana (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
04 - Doce de Coco (Jacob do Bandolim)
05 - Ave Maria (Vicente Paiva / Jaime Redondo)
06 - Pedacinhos do Céu (Waldir Azevedo)
07 - Ela Disse-me Assim (Vá Embora) (Lupicínio Rodrigues) - Canção de Amor (Chocolate / Elano de Paula)
08 - Chattanooga Choo-choo (Gordon / Warren) - The Continental (C. Conrad / A. Magidson)
09 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
10 - Angustia (Orlando Brito) - Recuerdos de Ipacaray (Mirkin / Ortiz)
11 - Ginga das Palmas (Carioca)

Aracy de Almeira - 78rpm | Continental 16890 (1954)

I think this picture with perfect and clean 78rpm labels is enough to understand that the great TNO, The Number One on 78rpm contributions, strikes again. TNO delivers another renowned artist that should not be left behind on our initial releases in the format. Thanks TNO.

This is Aracy de Almeida - 78rpm | 16890 (1954), for Continental. Conjunto Continental backs Aracy de Almeida on side A while Abel e Seu Conjunto do the same on side B. Tracks include:

01 - O Que Sera de Mim (Milton de Oliveira / Haroldo Lobo) with Conjunto Continental
02 - Nao Acredito Mais (Polera / Herve Cordovil) with Abel e Seu Conjunto

Sivuca & Toots Thielemans - Chiko's Bar (1986)

I was looking for this album since Loronix beginning and I found it with cvllos on a given vinyl expedition last month. The price was 1 Real (US$ .50) and when you find something you want by this price you just take it with no checking. First thing I did when arrived home was to put it to spin and I got scared when I saw a blue Copacabana label in the center of the vinyl and the word of Bienvenido Granda as main performer.

Parrots have no patience and are really focused. Then I remembered that someone sent it a long time ago as a contribution and I could not make it without the cover scans. That's why we have here a blend of my cover with the files sent by a friend that did a pretty nice work. Let's see.

This is Sivuca & Toots Thielemans - Chiko's Bar (1986), for Sonet. I thought this album was a live recording of a concert at Chiko's Bar nightclub, but it is an studio session, part of a project called “Rendez vous in Rio", developed by Sonet producer Rune Ofwerman. Top-notch Brazilian musicians were in this session, as described at personnel listing, just before tracks. Tracks include:


(accordion, vocal)
Toots Thielemans
Luiz Avelar
Ricardo Silveira
Paulinho Braga
Ohana, Marcal
Clarence Ofwerman
(synthesizer, arrangements)

Track List

01 - I Just Called To Sy I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
02 - Vai Passar (Francis Hime / Chico Buarque de Hollanda)
03 - Sandra (Luiz Avellar)
04 - Imagine (John Lennon)
05 - Out of Nowhere (Eddie Heyman / Johnny Green)
06 - Pela Luz dos Olhos Teus (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - There's no Greater Love (Johnny Spencer)
08 - Luz do Sol (Caetano Veloso)

Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto - 78rpm Continental 16807 (1953)

I'm glad and really proud with our community by making this post. It has been less than a week since we started showing 78 rpm recordings and this is the first contribution in the format. By the way, fantastic contribution with a superb ripping and magnificent label scans. This little and old record is in a really good shape. It seems our friend - let's call him as TNO - traveled back in time to get this record. Thanks a million TNO, you are The Number One in the 78 rpm format.

This is Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto - 78rpm | 16807 (1953), for Continental, featuring Dick Farney and not credited musicians as a quintet, performing instrumental renditions of a Samba tune and a Choro written by Dick Farney. Tracks include:

01 - Nova Ilusao (Luiz Bittencourt / Jose Menezes)
02 - Joao Sebastiao Bach (Dick Farney / Nestor Campos)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Quinteto de Dalton - O Melhor da Festa (1959)

Hello, Good Evening! We are starting the day with an album that I was not taking in consideration to Loronix. I was not confident on showing an artist credited only as Dalton. However, a Google search for another artist made a reference to a page inside All Music (one of the greatest music portal at the Internet), showing a biography about Dalton, which is in fact Dalton Vogeler, grandson of the conductor Henrique Vogeler and son of the violinist Carlos Vogeler Gomes.

It is amazing that AMG brings a biography of an pretty obscure musician such like Dalton Vogeler. He recorded only two LPs in the late 50's, being a very active musician in 60's, playing his sax and bass on many nightclubs, being also sideman of renowned musicians. Let's see.

This is Quinteto de Dalton - O Melhor da Festa (1959), for International, featuring the sax of Dalton Vogeler with other four not credited musicians of his quintet. I recommend that you take a time to read Dalton Voleger in AMG, meanwhile, stay with O Melhor da Festa and Quinteto de Dalton. Tracks include:

01 - Beija-me (Roberto Martins / Mário Rossi)
02 - Mistura Fina (Luis Bandeira)
03 - Fascination (F. D. Marchetti)
04 - Who's Sorry Now (T. Snyder / B. Kalmar / H. Ruby)
05 - Quando Anoitece (Waldemar Gomes / Cícero Nunes)
06 - Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Accarezzame (P. Calvi / Nisa)
08 - Nalani (A. Kaleolani)
09 - Perfume de Gardênia (R. Hernandez)
10 - Sin Ti (Pepe Guizar)
11 - Recado (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
12 - Triste Fim (Carlos S. Lima / Jaime Storino)

Elizeth Cardoso - Retrato da Noite (1958)

This is a mandatory repost of a really important album to Loronix, released in the very beginning of our community. This post made me understand what exactly I could make with Loronix and what would be the website in the future. However, this is not only personal matters, this LP is truly awesome and everything works fine here. Strongly recommended for those who did not find it on archives yet or those ones who wants to revisit this album with major music and artwork improvements.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Retrato da Noite (1958), for Copacabana. Little is know about this session and this is really disappointing. Elizeth is backed by a "Conjunto" with no credit to musicians. The guys from Copacabana did not care with technical information on releases. In the other hand, they were masters on cover artworks, look at this one, Elizeth Cardoso challenges us in front of a drink with diminished lights and wearing a red dressing in the same color of the red rose. Who can resist? Tracks include:

01 - Madame Fulano de Tal (Aliança) (Cyro Monteiro / Dias da Cruz)
02 - Pela Estrada (Nanai)
03 - E a Chuva Parou (Ribamar (1) / Esdras Pereira da Silva / Victor Freire)
04 - Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi)
05 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
06 - Bom Dia Tristeza (Adoniran Barbosa / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Neste Mesmo Lugar (Armando Cavalcanti / Klécius Caldas)
08 - Por Acaso (Nanai / César Tedim)
09 - Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
10 - Sou Igual a Você (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Nazareno de Brito)
11 - Conselho Inútil (Miguel Gustavo)
12 - Contra-senso (Antônio Bruno)

Lina Pesce - Concerto em Ritmo (1963)

Let's make a very different Para Dancar release today, pretty sophisticated by the way, featuring a Brazilian pianist and composer never introduced to Loronixers. I'm talking about Lina Pesce, perhaps the beautiful woman on this great cover artwork, but I'm not sure of it. Lina Pesce and Carolina Cardoso de Menezes are very similar artists, with Carolina being more identified as an instrumentalist while Lina Pesce as composer. Let's see.

This is Lina Pesce - Concerto em Ritmo (1963), for Columbia, featuring orchestra with direction by Maestro Lyrio Panicalli. The second album recorded by Lina Pesce for Columbia, being the first dedicated to Lina Pesce compositions and Concerto em Ritmo, Lina Pesce renditions to classic music in Para Dancar style, both albums with orchestra directed by Lyrio Panicalli. I'm tracking down the first, it will be nice to hear Lina Pesce piano and Lyrio Panicalli orquestra playing Lina Pesce repertoire. Tracks include:

01 - Balada Nº 2 (Franz Liszt)
02 - Panorama (De "A Bela Adormecida") (Tchaikovsky)
03 - Tema (De "Rapsódia Sobre Um Tema de Paganini") (Rachmaninoff)
04 - Tema do Concerto Em Mi Menor Op 11 (Frederic Chopin)
05 - Valsa (De "O Lago dos Cisnes") (Tchaikovsky)
06 - Tema de "Giselle" (Adam)
07 - Estudo Nº 12 Em Dó Menor Op 10 Nº 12 (Revolucionário) (Frederic Chopin)
08 - Valsa Nº 2 Em Lá Bemol Maior Op 34 Nº 1 (Frederic Chopin)
09 - Adágio (De "A Bela Adormecida") (Tchaikovsky)
10 - Tema de "Don Quixote" (Minkus)
11 - Estudo Em Mi Maior Op 10 Nº 3 (Frederic Chopin)
12 - Valsa Nº 10 Em Si Menor Op 69 Nº 2 (Frederic Chopin)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Os Cariocas - 78rpm | Continental 15893 (1948)

I think friends are getting used as I'm used to these 78rpm releases, original scheduled to be a once in a week feature and now part of daily Loronix business as usual. It is very nice to show these albums and also very easy. As we are starting, there is always an opportunity to show a never released artist in the format and I'm trying to make only great names at this beginning, such as Os Cariocas.

This is Os Cariocas - 78rpm | 15893 (1948), for Copacabana, a very old record featuring on side A, Nova Ilusao and a classic tune on side B, Adeus America. I think this one will be the most popular among the 78-rpm released so far. Tracks include:

01 - Noa Ilusao (Jose Menezes / Luiz Bittencourt)
02 - Adeus America (Geraldo Jacques / Haroldo Barbosa)

Boca Livre - Bicicleta (1980)

Hello, Good Evening! This is the second album by the Brazilian vocal group Boca Livre, a great improvement of what they have accomplished on their debut LP. Bicicleta has a better production and a very special guest on two tracks, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Let's see.

This is Boca Livre - Bicicleta (1980), such as the first release, this album is an independent production, with no formal recording company association. Perhaps this is the reason for not receiving so far a CD reissue. I have this album since the release date and I got very surprised this week when notice Antonio Carlos Jobim participation. The Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcellos is credited as percussion direction and probably delivers percussion playing. My highlights are Antonio Carlos Jobim participation (both indicated on track list) and the song that gives the album title, Bicicleta, with a beautiful vocal arrangement. Tracks include:


David Tygel
(viola, violao, vocal)
Jose Renato
(violao, vocal)
Mauricio Maestro
(bass, violao, viola, vocal, instrumental and vocal arrangements)
Lourenco Baeta
(violao, viola, vocal, flute, violin)

Track List

01 - Um Canto de Trabalho (Nelson Ângelo / Cacaso)
02 - As Moças (Zé Renato / Juca Filho)
03 - Correnteza (Tom Jobim / Luis Bonfá) with Antonio Carlos Jobim
04 - Neném (Maurício Maestro)
05 - Porto Seguro (David Tygel / Márcio Borges)
06 - Bicicleta (Zé Renato)
07 - Saci (Paulo Jobim / Ronaldo Bastos) with Antonio Carlos Jobim
08 - Passarinho (Lourenço Baeta)
09 - "Boi do Maranhão" - Urrou do Boi (Tradicional) - Boi do Pindaré (Tradicional) - Boi Danado (Sergio Habibe)
10 - Arado (Dalmo Medeiros)
11 - Nossa Dança (Danilo Caymmi / Ana Terra)

Fats Elpidio - Samba da Madrugada (1962)

Let's check this repost of one of the albums that I like most at Loronix, featuring Fats Elpidio, a renowned Brazilian pianist that makes some different of what we are used to hear, he plays organ on this release. Everything is improved with this repost, from cover artworks to the music, including the FLAC alternative. Fats Elpidio performs a repertoire of Sambas and the arrangements are in charge of the great Maestro Nelsinho. I will keep part of my original text bellow.

This is Fats Elpidio e Seu Conjunto - Samba da Madrugada (1962), for Masterplay, featuring Fats Elpidio at the piano and a combo, with non-credited musicians. This Fats Elpidio work is pretty different from the last one, much more swinging and dedicated to Samba rhythms with organ playing. Tracks include:

01 - Gamação (João Roberto Kelly)
02 - Dá Uma Surra Nela (Fernando Costa / Rossini Pinto)
03 - Tamanco no Samba (Orlann Divo / Hélton Menezes)
04 - Gosto de Você de Graça (João Roberto Kelly)
05 - Nós e o Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 - Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta)
07 - Samba da Madrugada (Dora Lopes / Carminha Mascarenhas / Herotides)
08 - Volta Por Cima (Paulo Vanzolini)
09 - Na Roda do Samba (Orlann Divo / Hélton Menezes)
10 - Vertical (Orlann Divo / Roberto Jorge)
11 - Seu Amor (Silvio Viana)
12 - História (Nilo Sergio)

Angela Maria - Sucessos de Angela Maria Nr. 3

Today I spent a time with my mother; she was desperately waiting for a new and fresh album by Angela Maria. That's what I did; I took Angela Maria - Angela Maria em Tempo Jovem - not available at Loronix yet - receiving back this 10-inch compilation that she had the chance to find near her place. Mom is a great finder, but she finds only her favorites. It's wise of her. Anyway, I have express orders to make it available today and I never use to ignore Mom's request.

This is Angela Maria - Sucessos de Angela Maria Nr. 3 (no date), for Copacabana. This was probably released in the late 50's. As a compilation of previous released material, it is possible to identify the release date. However, it demands a lot of work and Mom said it does not matter. Angela Maria is backed by orchestra in most of the tracks and the exceptions, Betinho e Seu Conjunto and Orquestra do Sindicato dos Musicos Profissionais do Rio de Janeiro are indicated on track list. Tracks include:

01 - Mentindo (Eduardo Patane / Lourival Faissal)
02 - A Chuva Caiu (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Luiz Bonfa) (1)
03 - Fantasma da Felicidade (Silvino Netto)
04 - Alegoria ao Musico (Cyro Monteiro / Dias da Cruz) (2)
05 - Parte (Betinho / Heitor Carilo)
06 - Moral da Historia (Betinho / Heitor Carilo)
07 - Fel (Betinho / Heitor Carilo) (1)
08 - Inspiracao (Bruno Marnet)

(1) Betinho e Seu Conjunto
(2) Orquestra do Sindicato dos Musicos Profissionais do Rio de Janeiro

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Jose Luciano - Jose Luciano, Seu Piano, Seu Ritmo (1957)

Hello, Good Evening! Yesterday I was talking about statistics, numbers and how this parrot was a big fan of these things. I think I'm not alone on this. There is a page view counter on Loronix right sidebar that reached 1,000,000 page views today. I was not home and by the time I arrived, my mailbox was full of congratulations messages for such thing. Thanks, it is nice how friends like these numbers, specially Martoni, on a way I don't know how could capture the exact time the counter was showing 1,000,000. Thanks, Martoni, your screen capture is now part of my gallery.

Anyway, the show must go on and I want to start today addressing many requests from the fans of Para Dancar style, they complain that I did not release the style in the last days. Let's see.

This is Jose Luciano - Jose Luciano, Seu Piano, Seu Ritmo (1957), for Copacabana, the first out of three albums released by the Brazilian pianist Jose Luciano for Copacabana titled "Seu Piano, Seu Ritmo". The first thing that comes to my mind when looking at this album and this cover artwork is to understand how such, how can I say, "sexy" cover is released in 1957. You should agree that this girl is really ahead of the "standards" of that time. Jose Luciano performs a repertoire of Sambas based on Brazilian and international standards. Tracks include:

01 - Tarde Demais (José Luciano)
02 - Conceição (Jair Amorim / Dunga)
03 - Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Paul Francis Webster / S. Fain)
04 - Pois É (Ataulfo Alves)
05 - Crepúsculo de Amor (Vicente Paiva / Lita Rodrigues)
06 - Teus Olhos Entendem os Meus (Haroldo Eiras / Victor Berbara)
07 - Brasília (José Luciano / Mário Flávio) - Amar Outra Vez (M. Stoloff / G. Sidney)
08 - Quintandinha (Djalma Ferreira)
09 - So In Love (Cole Porter)
10 - Canção da Volta (Antônio Maria / Ismael Netto)
11 - Dancing In The Dark (A. Schwartz / H. Dietz)
12 - Dó-ré-mi (Fernando César)
13 - Sinfonia Verde Amarelo (Pernambuco)

Maria Creuza - Maria Creuza (1972)

I'm a statistics driven parrot. I spend a time browsing numbers. I love these things. I like to see the numbers and understand what we have behind them. Maria Creuza is a special case, in spite of no explicit feedback from Loronixers, her albums are downloaded by many friends, above the average of others. Perhaps it is her participation on La Fusa with Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho, I don't know. Anyway, this is in response of the great feedback given to Maria Creuza, let's see.

This is Maria Creuza - Maria Creuza (1972), for RGE. I was used with Maria Creuza releases for RCA and had a great difficult on finding info about this one. RCA Victor uses to enclose personnel information and sometimes even associates musicians with their participation on each track. You will see with the music that RGE do not give any kind of information, on back cover. That's why personnel is not credited this time, except by the participation of Sebastiao Tapajos, information available on both Side A and B labels. Tracks include:

01 - De Onde Vens (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
02 - Você Já Foi à Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
03 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf)
04 - Queixas (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi)
05 - João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi)
06 - Mas Que Doidice (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi)
07 - Ossain (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi / Tavares)
08 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 - Morena Flor (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
11 - Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Você Abusou (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi)

Lucio Alves - 78rpm | Continental 16995 (1954)

I was not planning another 78rpm today, but when I decided to check the options available and Lucio Alves came to my hand, I could not resist. Anyway, Lucio Alves performs with orchestra lead by Severino Araujo two songs, Valsa de uma Cidade (Antonio Maria / Ismael Neto) and Velho Amor (Lourenco Leonardo / Olavo Bertoni). Tracks include:

01 - Valsa de Uma Cidade (Antonio Maria / Ismael Neto)
02 - Velho Amor (Lourenco Leonardo / Olavo Bertoni)