Saturday, November 24, 2007

Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (1969)

Although not a Tropicalia album, this is the grand close of three Tropicalia releases at Loronix, started with Nara Leao - Nara Leao (1968), a awesome AdHoc contribution, immediately followed by a essential Tropicalia album recorded by Gal Costa, Gal Costa - Gal Costa (1969) and now one of Caetano Veloso masterpieces, Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (1969). Three solid self-titled listens with something in common, three Philips releases, three self-titled albums and Caetano Veloso compositions spread throughout the 36 tracks released. This is another contribution by Dona Iara, and it seems to me that she never heard her albums, the media is clean as never took out of envelop in all these years. Let's see.

This is Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (1969), for Philips, also known as Caetano Veloso "White Album", really inspired by The Beatles - White Album, a great Caetano Veloso reference in all his discography. It is amazing to think this is Caetano Veloso second album, this music sounds fresh and some tracks are quite revolutionary. I have been wondering what direction Caetano Veloso would follow if not taken from Brazil to exile in London, just after recording this essential record. Anyway, Maestro Rogerio Duprat delivers arrangements and also plays the role of musical director and for our pleasure; Philips gives complete personnel listing this time. Tracks include:


Rogerio Duprat
(arrangements, musical direction)
Gilberto Gil
Sergio Barroso
Wilson das Neves
Chiquinho de Moraes
(piano, organ)
Tiao Motorista

Track List

01 - Irene (Caetano Veloso)
02 - The Empty Boat (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Marinheiro Só (Tradicional / Adpt. Caetano Veloso)
04 - Lost In The Paradise (Caetano Veloso)
05 - Atrás do Trio Elétrico (Caetano Veloso)
06 - Os Argonautas (Caetano Veloso)
07 - Carolina (Chico Buarque)
08 - Cambalache (Enrique Santos Discépolo)
09 - Não Identificado (Caetano Veloso)
10 - Chuvas de Verão (Fernando Lobo)
11 - Acrilírico (Rogério Duarte / Caetano Veloso / Rogério Duprat)
12 - Alfômega (Gilberto Gil)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Gal Costa - Gal Costa (1969)

We had great days this week, including yesterday's Nara Leao and Carnegie Hall 45th anniversary celebration and today's awesome Os Cariocas video. Perhaps the recent days are keeping you busy with downloads and listens and I was decided to make only Os Cariocas today, but I think today is the right time to dig a little bit more our last Tropicalia releases, showing an album considered the most Tropicalia and the most experimental album from a Brazilian singer that Loronixers really love. Let's see.

This is Gal Costa - Gal Costa (1969), for Philips, the second album released by Gal Costa taken by many as her debut LP, since the first was Domingo, with Gal Costa sharing the main performer role with Caetano Veloso. Most of the compositions are from Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben, including also Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos, Tom Ze and Torquato Neto. There are some well-known songs, such as: Que Pena, Baby, Nao Identificado, Saudosismo. It will be amazing to hear the first and earlier recording of these classics. Rogerio Duprat delivers Tropicalia arrangements with lots of guitars and percussion. Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso are special guests on some cuts. Tracks include:

01 - Não Identificado (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Sebastiana (Rosil Cavalcanti) with Gilberto Gil
03 - Lost In The Paradise (Caetano Veloso)
04 - Namorinho de Portão (Tom Zé) with Gilberto Gil
05 - Saudosismo (Caetano Veloso)
06 - Se Você Pensa (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
07 - Vou Recomeçar (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
08 - Divino Maravilhoso (Gilberto Gil / Caetano Veloso)
09 - Que Pena (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor") with Caetano Veloso
10 - Baby (Caetano Veloso) with Caetano Veloso
11 - A Coisa Mais Linda Que Existe (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
12 - Deus É o Amor (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Music Video | Os Cariocas - O Meu Negocio e Mulher (1952)

Hello, good evening! I cannot remember how many times I watched this video today, recorded using the broadcast of the Brazilian movie Barnabe, Tu Es Meu (1952), aired on a cable TV channel a couple of weeks ago. This film was aired at 7 o'clock in the morning and I decided to record using that auto program feature of my VCR and I forgot to check it and I could not believe when I took it for a hearing today. Let's see.

This is Os Cariocas - O Meu Caso e Mulher (1952), from the movie Barnabe, Tu Es Meu, featuring Severino Filho, Badeco, Jorge Quartera, Waldir Viviani, Ismael Netto and a singer that I could not identify. I hope that Loronixers can make it, but my options are Adelaide Chiozzo or Emilinha Borba. This is a very old and truly awesome Os Cariocas video and you should not skip it.

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Nara Leao - Nara Leao (1968)

AdHoc strikes again and without knowing sent a perfect closing to this celebration of the first Bossa Nova US concert at Carnegie Hall. Nara Leao is truly the Bossa Nova muse, favorite of many Loronixers. I never thought to make this album available at Loronix, this cover artwork looks so modern that I always took this album as a Nara Leao album from the 80s. I had the chance to hear it for the first time today and seem to me this is Nara Leao Tropicalia album, featuring arrangements of Maestro Rogerio Duprat and several early Caetano Veloso compositions. It is not necessary to say that AdHoc delivers best of breed transfers and awesome cover scans from both vinyl and CD versions. Let's see.

This is Nara Leao - Nara Leao (1968), for Philips. I had a very limited time to get this album atmosphere to write an adequate review, AdHoc delivers the CD version, with lots of complimentary information, including Nara Leao review for each track. So I will let you with Nara Leao, featuring 12 tracks issued in 1968 with two additional CD bonus tracks with the last one featuring Jorge Neri as special guest. Just a little additional thought, track 01 - Lindoneia (Caetano Veloso) is very familiar and it is probably the same version included at Tropicalia - Panis et Circenses, an album that I'm tracking down since the beginning of Loronix. Tracks include:

01 - Lindonéia (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Quem É (Custódio Mesquita / Juraci Camargo)
03 - Donzela Por Piedade Não Perturbes (J. S. Arvelos)
04 - Mamãe Coragem (Caetano Veloso / Torquato Neto)
05 - Anoiteceu (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Modinha (Villa-Lobos / Manuel Bandeira)
07 - Infelizmente (Lamartine Babo / Ari Pavão)
08 - Odeon (Ernesto Nazareth / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Mulher (Custódio Mesquita / Sady Cabral)
10 - Medroso de Amor (Alberto Nepomuceno / Juvenal Galeno)
11 - Deus Vos Salve Esta Terra Santa (Caetano Veloso / Torquato Neto)
12 - Tema de ''Os Inconfidentes'' (Chico Buarque / Cecília Meireles)
13 - Festa (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta) Bonus Track
14 - Linha 12 (Juarez de Souza / Antonio E. Motta) with Jorge Neri

Varios Artistas - Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall (1962)

I think nobody had idea of the date we are celebrating with this post and I would be really disappointed missing it. Thanks a million to Joao Pires Barbosa Filho, a late, but great Loronixer. Joao told me about this date a pair of hours ago and I had a really hard time to make it ready. Thanks once again Joao and Let's celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first Bossa Nova US Concert performed at New Your City, November 21, 1962.

This is Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall (1962), for Audio Fidelity, featuring excerpts of the first US Bossa Nova concert. It is hard to believe that Loronix did not have this album. Perhaps it was commercially available and I did not check its availability on regular basis. Anyway, now I'm glad to make it available on such special date. Personnel listing is provided bellow associated with track list. Tracks include:

The Performers

Sergio Mendes e Sexteto
Carmem Costa
Bola Sete
Jose Paulo
Sergio Ricardo
Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
Luiz Bonfa
Agostinho dos Santos
Joao Gilberto
Milton Banana
Carlos Lyra
Ana Lucia
Caetano Zamma
Chico Feitosa

Track List

01 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) with Sergio Mendes e Sexteto
02 - Bossa Nova York (Madri / Paulo) with Carmen Costa, Bola Sete and José Paulo
03 - Zelão (Sergio Ricardo) with Sergio Ricardo
04 - Não Faz Assim (Oscar Castro Neves) with Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
05 - Influência do Jazz (Carlos Lyra) with Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
06 - Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá) with Luis Bonfá
07 - Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá) with Luis Bonfá, Agostinho dos Santos and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
08 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim) with Luis Bonfá, Agostinho dos Santos and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
09 - Outra Vez (Tom Jobim) with João Gilberto and Milton Banana
10 - Influência do Jazz (Carlos Lyra) with Carlos Lyra and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
11 - Ah Se Eu Pudesse (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) with Ana Lucia and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
12 - Bossa Nova Em Nova York (Caetano Zamma) with Caetano Zamma and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
13 - Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) with Roberto Menescal and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
14 - Amor no Samba (Normando) with Normando and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves
15 - Passarinho (Chico Feitosa) with Chico Feitosa and Quarteto de Oscar Castro Neves

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Challenge | What is the name of the group and who are they?

Hello, good evening! This is probably the most fantastic challenge game ever at Loronix, truly amazing. The mission is to identify the group and musicians at this wonderful picture. Wins a Rapidshare 1-month Premium account the first who makes it correctly. Good luck!

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Luiz Claudio - O Romantico Luiz Claudio (1961)

It is always great to show an album recorded by this great Brazilian singer. It is also amazing how people get surprised when take Luiz Claudio for a first hearing. In spite of being an acclaimed singer in the 60's, Luiz Claudio is almost unknown today, even some friends have a good knowledge of the music from Brazil -- I'm talking about respectful people here -- never had the chance to hear Luiz Claudio and they use to write enthusiastic emails with many thanks for revealing Luiz Claudio. Their albums are not easy to find and I think this one will take everybody by surprise, except the bossanovadreamer, I sent this one to him last year. Let's see.

This is Luiz Claudio - O Romantico Luiz Claudio (1961), for RCA Victor. Little I know about this album and I could not find a single reference when searching e-bay, popsike and Gemm. The back cover brings only track listing with lyrics with no credits to arrangers and musicians in this set. Tracks include:

01 - Basta Olhar Pra Mim (Édson Menezes / Roberto Faissal)
02 - Foi Num Trem (Luis Cláudio de Castro / Nazareno de Brito)
03 - My Funny Valentine (Rodgers / Hart)
04 - Barqueiro Triste (Newton Pereira / Ivan Paulo)
05 - Fingimento (Marco Antônio Prates)
06 - É Melhor Esquecer (Artur Barbosa)
07 - Duas Contas (Garoto)
08 - Tira Esse Sorriso do Caminho (Ivon Cury)
09 - Quando Te Encontrar (Luis Cláudio de Castro)
10 - Canção de Amor (Elano de Paula / Chocolate)
11 - Bem (Daisy Amaral)
12 - Lábios Vermelhos (Almeida Rego / Newton Ramalho)

Varios Artistas - Parada de Sucessos (1951)

This record is a piece of history and you should take it from this perspective. Sinter was the first Brazilian record company to release LPs, a major improvement compared with the old 78rpm with one track on each side, and this is just the second LP released by Sinter. This 10-inch is very old, so old that Sinter did not use vinyl, but the same plastic material from the 78rpms. When I took it for a wash, I had no hope that I could take a clean sound, but the record played very nice. Let's see.

This is Parada de Sucessos (1951), for Sinter, the second LP produced in Brazil, featuring Os Cariocas, Ze Menezes, Geraldo Pereira, Carolina Cardoso de Menezes, among others. The tracks with Os Cariocas and Ze Menezes are really great, my favorites. Another nice thing about this album, the 78rpms, did not bring cover artworks; we should take this album as the second LP Brazilian cover artwork. I don't like this cover and taking a look at the later Sinter releases, I think they learn fast on making nice ones. Tracks include:

The Performers

Os Cariocas
Jose Menezes
Orquestra Copacabana
Milita Meirelles
Carolina Cardoso de Menezes
Heleninha Costa
Geraldo Pereira

Track List

01 - De Papo Pro Á (Joubert de Carvalho) with José Menezes
02 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso) with Orquestra Copacabana
03 - Senhora Tentação (Agustin Lara) with Milita Meireles
04 - Baionando (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) with Carolina Cardoso de Menezes
05 - Tim Tim Por Tim Tim (Geraldo Jacques / Haroldo Barbosa) with Os Cariocas
06 - Não Interessa Não (José Menezes / Bittencourt) with José Menezes
07 - Afinal (Ismael Netto / N. Holanda) with Heleninha Costa
08 - Pedro do Pedregulho (Geraldo Pereira) with Geraldo Pereira

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Os Velhinhos Transviados - O Natal dos Velhinhos Transviados (1966) EP

Hello, good evening! It happens every year and it is impossible to ignore. Natal, Christmas, Navidad, Noel, Kurisumasu, Natale, no matter how you say in your part of the world, it is coming closer. I have a problem with Christmas albums and their very predictable songs, but once in a while you find something really unique, such like last Christmas when we made really nice albums. I'm not sure if we can keep last year's pace, but I want to start great with this one, sent for last Christmas by a friend that I cannot remember right now. Let's see.

This is Os Velhinhos Transviados - O Natal dos Velhinhos Transviados (1966), for RCA Victor, a compacto duplo (EP), featuring four Christmas tracks and this really nice cover that worth the admission price. It is Christmas, so I'm making it with no Rapidshare. Tracks include:

01 - Jingle Bells (D. P.)
02 - White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
03 - Boas Festas (Assis Valente)
04 - Noite Silenciosa (Franz Gruber)

Lenita Bruno - Modinhas fora de Moda (1958) arrangements by Leo Peracchi

Some albums puts a question mark in front of me with a disturbing question: why did not make it earlier? And that's exactly what I'm asking myself now; I have this album with me years before creating Loronix. Perhaps I thought we need more time to understand it better. In spite of being an acclaimed masterpiece, Modinhas fora de Mora is not for beginners, it brings a very old Brazilian music style, Modinhas. According with my searches, the Modinha style is considered the first Brazilian authentic musical creation of the modern ages, which is something that puts the style before the creation of Samba, Choro and many others. The creation of the Modinha is estimated in the year of 1787. Let's see.

This is Lenita Bruno - Modinhas Fora de Moda (1958), for Festa, featuring the singing of the acclaimed Lenita Bruno and arrangements of his husband, Maestro Leo Peracchi. Credits should be also given to Irineu Garcia, which is the owner of the legendary label Festa, responsible for several important releases, such as the album considered one of the Bossa Nova first steps, Cancao do Amor Demais with Elizeth Cardoso, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. Modinhas Fora de Moda also received enthusiastic acknowledgements from Maestro Heitor Villa Lobos, considering this album an extraordinary record for its music and also for the work made by Irineu Garcia, Leo Peracchi and Lenita Bruno to revisit the old genre. Lenita Bruno singing is wonderful and Maestro Leo Peracchi makes a fantastic job on arrangements. Tracks include:

01 - Cantigas (Alberto Nepomuceno / Branca Colaço)
02 - Casinha Pequenina (Tradicional / Adpt. Léo Peracchi)
03 - Se os Meus Suspiros Pudessem (Batista Siqueira)
04 - Hei de Amar-te Até Morrer (Mário de Andrade)
05 - Canção da Felicidade (Barroso Neto / Nosor Sanches)
06 - Lundú da Marquesa de Santos (Villa-Lobos / Viriato Correia)
07 - Conselhos (Carlos Gomes / Velho Experiente)
08 - Foi Numa Noite Calmosa (Luciano Gallet)
09 - Cantiga (Barroso Neto / Luis Guimarães)
10 - Róseas Flores da Alvorada (Mário de Andrade)
11 - Modinha (Jaime Ovalle / Manuel Bandeira)
12 - 1ª Trova (Alberto Nepomuceno / Joaquim Osório Duque Estrada)
13 - 2ª Trova (Alberto Nepomuceno / Magalhães Azeredo)

Quinteto Romantico - Bastante Intimo

Here we go on the second album released at Loronix recorded by this really interesting label, SPOT, a Copacabana subsidiary that released less than ten titles in the 60's, being today disputed item of Bossa Nova collectors. SPOT albums features well-known and not credited musicians, such as the first one released at Loronix, Conjunto Castelinho - Os Donos da Bossa (1964), which is in fact Eumir Deodato e Os Catedraticos. Let's see this one.

This is Quinteto Romantico - Bastante Intimo (no date), for SPOT, featuring non-credited musicians or a non-credited group, performing Brazilian standards in the Para Dancar style. Little I know about this album and I urge Loronixers to get along to understand what is behind it. Tracks include:

01 - A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
02 - Segredo (Herivelto Martins / Marino Pinto) Nunca (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
03 - Duas Contas (Garoto) Dó-ré-mi (Fernando César)
04 - Alguém Como Tu (José Maria de Abreu / Jair Amorim) Não Tem Solução (Dorival Caymmi / Carlos Guinle)
05 - Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi) Molambo (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
06 - Canção de Amor (Elano de Paula / Chocolate) Canção da Volta (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
07 - Não Tenho Você (Paulo Marques / Ari Monteiro) Se Você Se Importasse (Peterpan)
08 - Folhas Mortas (Ary Barroso) Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
09 - Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria) Se Eu Morrese Amanhã (Antônio Maria)
10 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) Neste Mesmo Lugar (Klécius Caldas / Armando Cavalcanti)

Marilia Barbosa, Victor Hugo & Jose Ricardo - Para Viver um Grande Amor (1969)

Hello, good evening! Let's start the day with a brand new contribution by Caetano Rodrigues. Actually, I have been receiving several emails from friends asking for new Caetano Rodrigues contributions and I want to address this request here. It's my fault, parrot problems, Caetano exchanges his collection using MD, those small rewriteable discs, and my equipment was defective during the last months. The solution came last week with the acquisition of a new one. Caetano Rodrigues makes the difference in terms of Bossa Nova LPs. Stay tuned for the forthcoming weeks. Meanwhile, let's see this one.

This is Marilia Barbosa, Jose Ricardo and Victor Hugo - Para Viver um Grande Amor (1969), for RCA Victor, a jointly debut LP of Marilia Barbosa, Jose Ricardo and Victor Hugo. I cannot remember another album with three artists together recording for the first time a solo LP; in fact, Jose Ricardo is a veteran with two previous LPs by the same RCA Victor. Perhaps I'm wrong, Victor Hugo could not move further with a recording career, while Marilia Barbosa became a star with several albums recorded and active until today. There is another artist performing at Para Viver um Grande Amor, Antonio Lucio, on track 12 - Para Viver um Grande Amor, but he does not sing, just speaks this Vinicius de Moraes poem. Seems weird, but is really nice, mainly for the many fans of Marilia Borbosa, I'm sure Para Viver um Grande Amor is pretty unknown among them. Tracks include:

The Performers

Marilia Barbosa
Victor Hugo
Jose Ricardo

Track List

01 - Hoje É Dia de Amor (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo) with Marília Barbosa
02 - Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) with José Ricardo
03 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) with Victor Hugo
04 - Deve Ser Amor (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) with Marília Barbosa
05 - Só Tinha de Ser Com Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira) with Victor Hugo
06 - Tem Dó (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) with Marília Barbosa
07 - Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim) Só Em Teus Braços (Tom Jobim) with Jose Ricardo / Marilia Barbosa
08 - Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) with José Ricardo
09 - Você (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) with Marília Barbosa
10 - Minha Namorada (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) with Victor Hugo
11 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) with José Ricardo
12 - Para Viver Um Grande Amor (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto with Antônio Lúcio

Monday, November 19, 2007

Varios Artistas - I Bienal do Samba (1968)

I could not avoid a big smile when I found this album available at a vinyl shop for a unbelievable price last week. It's a ritual to phone call Caetano Rodrigues to report these amazing findings. Caetano almost faint when I tell him a find such like this one, one of the 100 essential albums on Luiz Americo website and a really solid record. Caetano Rodrigues sent it to us in the beginning of this year, but I think it is necessary to provide it again to Loronixers. I can tell you with no hesitation that we have great music here. Let's see.

This is I Bienal do Samba (1968), for Philips, featuring awarded tunes from I Bienal do Samba, a music contest, such as the old festivals from the 60's, featuring renowned Brazilian artists. I have no doubt this is the best Festival album recorded, this competition was amazing and the winner was Elis Regina, performing Lapinha with Os Originais do Samba and Baden Powell, the remaining positions are indicated on track list. This record is delicious to hear and I'm glad that we now have improved cover artwork and FLAC files alternative. Tracks include:

The Performers
Elis Regina with Baden Powell and Os Originais do Samba

Marilia Medalha
Paulo Marquez
Jair Rodrigues
Arlete Maria
Claudette Soares
Jose Ventura
Edu Lobo with Marcia

Track List

01 - (1) Lapinha (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro) - Elis Regina
02 - Quem Dera (Sidney Miller) - MPB-4
03 - Luandaluar (Sergio Ricardo) - Marília Medalha
04 - Marina (Sinval Silva) - Paulo Marques
05 - (6) Coisas do Mundo Minha Nêga (Paulinho da Viola) - Jair Rodrigues
06 - Protesto Meu Amor (Pixinguinha / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) - Arlete Maria
07 - (4) Canto Chorado (Billy Blanco) - Jair Rodrigues
08 - (2) Bom Tempo (Chico Buarque) - Claudette Soares
09 - (5) Tive Sim (Cartola) - Paulo Marques
10 - (3) Pressentimento (Élton Medeiros / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) - Marília Medalha
11 - Quando a Polícia Chegar (João da Bahiana) - José Ventura
12 - Rainha Porta-bandeira (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra) - Edu Lobo / Márcia

Last Minute Video: Elis Regina, Baden Powell and Os Originais do Samba performing Lapinha and celebrating their first prize at I Bienal do Samba.

Orquestra do Sindicato dos Musicos Profissionais do Rio de Janeiro - Orquestra de Dancas (1957) 10-inch

I decided to anticipate the celebration originally scheduled for November 22th, which is the Musicians Day, at least in Brazil, I don't know if. Last year, we celebrate showing a mosaic with a picture of Baden Powell made with small tiles of LP covers. I'm making something different this year, presenting an album with a lot of musicians in the recording session. It was not easy to find this one and I think the mission was very well done. Let's see.

This is Orquestra do Sindicato dos Músicos Profissionais do Rio de Janeiro - Orquestra de Dancas - Jubileu de Ouro do Sindicato dos Músicos Profissionais dos RJ (1957), for Sinter, a really beautiful album featuring several well-known musicians celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sindicato dos Musicos Profissionais do Rio de Janeiro. Don't let the album title cheats you; this is not a "Para Dancar" release. Tracks include:


Lyrio Panicali, Astor Silva, Arcy Barbosa, Helio Marinho, Pachequinho, Nelson dos Santos

K-Ximbinho, Paulo Moura, Pedrinho (H. de Souza), Wilson J. Nogueira, Jorginho (Jorge F. da Silva), Arcy Barbosa
(sax alto)

Cipó, Juarez A. de Araújo, Zé Bodega, Bijú, Aurino, Fernando Barros Pinto, Walter Rosa, Mirandinha
(sax tenor)

Orpheu Gelmini, Aurino Januário Aló
(sax baritone)

José Marques, Luis Mendes, José Barreto, Hélio Roxo, Formiga, Geroaldo Elias de Souza, Alberico Moura, Jairo, Mozart Ituassu, Julinho Barbosa, Maurílio Santos, Enedyr Santos, Chaguinha, Hamilton Cruz, Guaxini, José Moura, Wagner Naegele

Nelson dos Santos, Astor Silva, Norato, Manoel Araújo, Macaxeira, Waldemar Moura, Joãosinho (João Luis), Armando Palla, Edmundo Maciel, Osvaldo P. de Lyra, Algion Nagele

Zeca (José Marinho), Fats Elpidio, Paulo de Jesus

Bambino, Waldyr Marinho, Dalmo Bonturi, Vidal, Rodolpho Taranto, Gagliardinho

Hildofredo A. Correia, Paulo Magalhães, Dom Um Romão

Del Loro, Geraldo Miranda

Del Loro, Bide, Caramujo, Sebastião Gomes, Gilson F. C. Mello

Track List

01 - Tira a Minha Letra (Valdrido Silva) Samba
02 - Sedutor (Osvaldo Lira / Carlito) Choro
03 - Volta Para Mim (Cyro Monteiro / Osvaldo Lyra) Samba
04 - Glorinha (Arcy Barbosa) Choro
05 - Depois do Baile (Astor Silva) Choro
06 - Seleção de Baiões (Pot-pourri) Baião
07 - Discos na Vitrine (Luis de França / Nelson Bastos) Choro
08 - Esquisito (Osvaldo Lyra / Bucy Moreira / Haroldo Torres) Maxixe

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Selecoes de Humberto Teixeira - Eu Sou o Baiao (1953) 10-inch

The music from Brazil seems to be endless, after 18 months of Loronix, we still have major and untouched fields to be explored, such like the genre being introduced with this post, a very important musical style that is not very well known outside Brazil, but has an enormous influence on much of we use to listen as modern Brazilian popular music at Loronix. This post is all about Baiao, created in Brazil Northeast and made popular in the mid 40's by Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira. Baiao dominated Brazilian popular music from decades, recorded by well-known artists to Loronixers such as Dolores Duran, Dick Farney, Luiz Bonfa, among many others. Let's see.

This is Selecoes de Humberto Teixeira - Eu Sou o Baiao (1953), for Radio, featuring a selected repertoire by Humberto Teixeira arranged by Guio de Morais and performed by Trio de Bronze, Maristela, Dea Camargo and Guio de Morais. This is a real find, I got amazed hearing this album with eight Humberto Teixeira compositions performed by such different and unknown artists. I think the natural follow up to this post should be an album recorded by Luiz Gonzaga, the longtime Humberto Teixeira partner, accordionist and the undisputed king of Baiao style. I urge Loronixers to feedback this really unique album. Tracks include:

The Performers

Guio de Morais
Trio de Bronze
Dea Camargo

Track List

01 - Eu sou o Baiao with GUIO DE MORAIS
02 - Pombinha Estrangera with TRIO DE BRONZE
03 - Bate o Bombo with Orquestra
04 - Veio Amo with MARISTELA
05 - Baiao em Paris with Orquestra
06 - Adeus Maria Fulo with DEA CAMARGO
07 - Carrapicho with TRIO DE BRONZE
08 - Baiao de Sao Sebastiao with GUIO DE MORAIS

Challenge | What is the name of this vocal group and who are they?

Hello, good evening! I want to start today with another addictive Challenge game, featuring a very old colored picture sent by a mysterious contributor. Today's mission is not easy to accomplish and includes a trap. Take care. What is the name of this vocal group and who are they?

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LA4 - Zaca (1980)

Hello, good evening! I had great plans for this Saturday night, but a last minute issue (successfully solved), changed everything. In order to keep you entertained this Sunday, I decided to make one single post. However, when we make just one release, it is nice to make something to please everybody. I could not believe when I saw this record, featuring a quartet that I did not realize the existence. Additionally, the album title is very similar to the name of the parrot that writes these lines. Let's see.

This is LA4 - Zaca (1980), for Concord Jazz, featuring Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Ray Brown and Jeff Hamilton. LA4 started in 1974, recording eight albums until dismissing in 1982. This is their sixth and all others were also recorded for Concord Jazz. I'm making available the original first vinyl issue with a slight different cover from the later well-known CD issue. This is what I know about LA4, perhaps Nathanael from Laurindo Almeida in the Heart can bring to us additional information about them. Stay tuned at comment section. Tracks include:


Laurindo Almeida
Bud Shank
(sax, flute)
Ray Brown
Jeff Hamilton

Track List

01 - Zaca (Bud Shank)
02 - You Can't Go Home Again (D. Sebesky)
03 - A Child Is Born (T. Jones)
04 - O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
05 - Close Enough For Love (Theme For ''Agatha'') (Johnny Mandel / Paul Williams)
06 - Pavanne Op 50 (Gabriel Fauré)
07 - Secret Love (Sammy Fain / Paul Francis Webster)