Saturday, December 08, 2007

Video Challenge | Who is the mysterious singer, the band and drummer?

Hello, good evening! Let's make such like yesterday, starting this Saturday with a video challenge game. The mission seems to be quite impossible this time. You will have to identify the mysterious singer, the band name and also the drums player. I hope I'm not wrong, but there is a nice surprise with this challenge.

Hope uEnjoy!

Nara Leao, Edu Lobo & Tamba Trio - 5 na Bossa (1965)

Here we go with another essential album being reposted at Loronix. It's unbeliveable this one did not have a repost yet, it was released in June 2006, one of the first albums made available at Loronix. Things have changed since then, the original post had a single file of 32Mb with ten tracks at MP3 format and now a single track on FLAC, 10 - Consolacao, has 42Mb. Each aspect was upgraded, including a better scan of this awesome cover artwork. Let's see.

This is Nara Leao, Edu Lobo & Tamba Trio - 5 na Bossa (1965), for Philips, a live recording featuring 3 of the most groundbreaking artists of the bossa era. The set was recorded in one of the Bossa Nova temples in the 60's, Teatro Paramount in Sao Paulo. I think 5 na Bossa brings one of the first Nara Leao live recordings, her voice is lovely as usual, but a little bit constrained in some tracks. She performs alone in four tracks and duets with Edu Lobo on Aleluia, which is the track I like most on this set. Edu Lobo performs on three tracks while Tamba Trio has two instrumental cuts and delivers accompaniment all over the session. Tracks include:





Luiz Eca
(piano, vocals)
(bass, flute, vocals)
(drums, vocals)

Track List

01 - Carcará (João do Vale / José Cândido) - NARA LEAO
02 - Reza (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra) - EDU LOBO
03 - O Trem Atrasou (Vilarinho / Estanislau Silva / Paquito) - NARA LEAO
04 - Zambi (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes) - EDU LOBO
05 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - TAMBA TRIO
06 - Aleluia (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra) - NARA LEAO / EDU LOBO
07 - Cicatriz (Zé Keti / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) - NARA LEAO
08 - Estatuinha (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) - EDU LOBO
09 - Minha História (João do Vale / Raimundo Evangelista) - NARA LEAO
10 - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) - TAMBA TRIO

Joao Gilberto, Sylvia Telles & Dick Farney - Joao Gilberto, Silvia Telles & Dick Farney (1988)

This is a very interesting compilation sent by Dona Iara that it is not listed on any discography, at least the ones that I could check. By the way, several compilations were released in the late 80's and most of them are pretty unknown. I don't know if it is a matter of limited editions, but they are really worth checking. This LPs were recorded in the turn of the shift between vinyl to CD and they have a pretty good sound. This one is really obscure featuring remastered tunes of three great artists. Let's see.

This is Joao Gilberto, Sylvia Telles & Dick Farney - Joao Gilberto, Silvia Telles & Dick Farney (1988), for EMI-Odeon, perfect for those who are giving the first steps towards Brazilian music and want to have in a glance Bossa Nova cuts from three legends. These recordings range from 1957 to 1961, as detailed on track list. Tracks include:

01 - Desafinado - JOAO GILBERTO (1958)
02 - Dindi - SYLVIA TELLES (1959)
03 - Este Seu Olhar - DICK FARNEY (1959)
04 - O Barquinho - JOAO GILBERTO (1961)
05 - A Felicidade - SYLVIA TELLES (1959)
06 - Alguem como Tu - DICK FARNEY (1958)
07 - Insensatez - JOAO GILBERTO (1961)
08 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Voce - SYLVIA TELLES (1957)
09 - Corcovado - JOAO GILBERTO (1960)
10 - Copacabana - DICK FARNEY (1958)
11 - Estrada do Sol - SYLVIA TELLES (1958)
12 - Samba de Uma Nota So - JOAO GILBERTO (1960)
13 - Marina - DICK FARNEY (1958)
14 - Eu Sei que Vou te Amar - SYLVIA TELLES (1959)

Video Challenge | Who is the mysterious singer?

Hello, good evening! Just a quick challenge game while the music is being prepared. This is a very nice piece of video taken from a Brazilian movie recorded in 1958. Your mission is to identify who is this mysterious singer. Actually, I don't have a clue who is he, but the video is so nice that probably the answer will come very fast.

Hope uEnjoy!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Jorge Ben - O Bidu | Silencio no Brooklin (1967)

Loronixers always make nice recommendations and I use to save all hints on a hunting list. Perhaps I need to make this hunting list public to the community. This album is a perfect example, it is a long time request and perhaps many friends are waiting for it. This post came to life with the help of a contributor that really rocks, AdHoc. I had the chance to take it for a first listen an hour ago and I admit that I'm really amazed with this album, reference and acclaimed by several important artists, such like Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. If you were waiting for this one, thanks to AdHoc for making our waiting over. Let's see.

This is Jorge Ben - O Bidu | Silencio no Brooklin (1967), for Artistas Unidos / Rozenblit, made available by AdHoc's 1987 Atoll Music CD reissue. Perhaps I'm the last on earth who do not know the meaning of this album title, O Bidu | Silencio no Brooklin, but it does not matter since we have a great record here. Jorge Ben is backed by The Fevers, which is a successful "Conjunto de Baile" from the 60's that started on recording as support band of other artists’ albums. I have to take this album for additional spins tomorrow, so here is a deal, let's use comment section to compile additional info about this great AdHoc contribution. Tracks include:


Jorge Ben
(vocal, guitar)


Lecio do Nascimento
Miguel Plopsch

Track List

01 - Amor de Carnaval (Jorge Ben)
02 - Nascimento de Um Príncipe Africano (Jorge Ben)
03 - Jovem Samba (Jorge Ben)
04 - Rosa Mais Que Nada (Jorge Ben)
05 - Canção de Uma Fan (Jorge Ben)
06 - Menina Gata Augusta (Jorge Ben / Erasmo Carlos)
07 - Toda Colorida (Jorge Ben)
08 - Frases (Jorge Ben)
09 - Quanto Mais Te Vejo (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor" / Yara Rossi)
10 - Vou Andando (Jorge Ben)
11 - Sou da Pesada (Jorge Ben)
12 - Si Manda (Jorge Ben)

Olivia Byington - Identidad (1982)

Hello, good evening! Let's start today with he album scheduled to close the day, a major change on our agenda for this Thursday and you will understand the reason later tonight. This is an artist that I learn to respect and admire this year with the help of Loronix. I'm sure we have many others friends in the same situation. Olivia Byington LPs are really nice to hear and she always makes something different on each other. Let's see.

This is Olivia Byington - Identidad (1982), for Som Livre, recorded between July and August of 1982 in the city of Havana, Cuba. According with Olivia Byington liner notes, she went to Cuba on year earlier to perform at Festival de Varadero, being invited to record this album one year later. I'm not sure about the availability of personnel information for this session; the album only brings references to the participation of Pablo Milanes and Frank Fernandez, Emiliano Salvador, Jose Bornot and Poveda as arrangers. The repertoire features a blend of Brazilian and songs with lyrics in Spanish. Tracks include:

01 - Fantasia (Chico Buarque)
02 - Procissão (Gilberto Gil)
03 - Yo Digo Que Las Estrellas (Silvio Rodrigues)
04 - Mãe (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
05 - Soy Loco Por Ti, América (Gilberto Gil / Capinan)
06 - Perla Marina (Sindo Garay)
07 - Mi Son Entero (Juan Formell)
08 - Como Una Campana (Donato Poveda)
09 - De Que Callada Manera (Pablo Milanés / Nicolás Guillén)
10 - San Vicente (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
11 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)

gpicanco dá a dica para os amigos do Rio ou de passagem pelo Rio: Olívia está nesses sábados e domingos na Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim (Ipanema, Rio, tel. 2247-6946) até 27 de janeiro.
"... um show intimista, batizado de 'A Vida É Perto'."

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Orquestra Armorial de Camera - Gaviao (1976)

A very good friend recently recommended this orchestra and I cannot believe that I could live without. Orquestra Armorial de Camara was nested inside Movimento Armorial, created at Northeast region by Ariano Suassuna and Cussy de Almeida, which is the leader of Orquestra Armorial. The movement was created with the orchestra in 1970 and Continental recorded the first album in 1975. Orquestra Armorial is acclaimed worldwide and it is very connected with the Northeast culture and something really unique, different from everything that you heard before at Loronix. Let's see.

This is Orquestra Armorial de Camera - Gaviao (1976), for Continental, the third out of four albums released in a short period of five years, from 1975 to 1979. I'm really excited with this album and I could not make a satisfactory research on the orchestra and Cussy de Almeida. This should not be a major concern since Loronixers are invited to append additional information at comments section. Tracks include:


Ricardo Bussi Lasa, Birgitta fassi Fihri, Elias Benjamin Wolkoff, Reinaldo Couto, Chantal Bargas Maurer, Cristina Bussi Lasa, Samuel Gegna
Matthias Maurer, Allen Frank Musick
Thomas Maurer, Maria do Socorro Monteiro Johnson
Silvio Araujo Coelho
Jose Tavares do Amorim, Ivanildo Maciel da Silveira
Jose Xavier da Silva, Antonio Revoredo, Geraldo Fernandes Leite

Cussy de Almeida
(violin, direction)

Sergio Assad

Track List

01. Gavião (Cussy de Almeida) - Cenas I e II vôo e a caça
02. Zabumba de Alegria (Jarbas Maciel)
03. Dueto Característico (No Estilo Nordestino) (Guerra Peixe) Allegro Moderato Andantino Allegro comodo
04. Romance de Cavalhada (Cussy de Almeida)
05. Aboio Esporiado (José Tavares de Amorim)
06. Santa Cruz do Capibaribe (Jarbas Maciel)
07. Cantando Viola (José Tavares de Amorim)
08. Chegança (Benny Wolkoff)

Claudette Soares - Voce (1974)

Hello, good evening! Claudette Soares recorded her first 78 rpm in 1954, after starting her career on Radio, being recognized as the Princezinha do Baiao for her performances as a duo with Luiz Gonzaga, The King of Baiao. Later, she left the Baiao genre in the early 60's to record her first LP for Mocambo, Claudette e a Dona da Bossa (1964). Since this debut LP recorded more than 40 years ago, Claudette Soares has an active recording career, performing until today. Let's see.

This is Claudette Soares - Voce (1974), for Odeon. Although listed as "Voce" on every website I could check, the only reference to the word "Voce" is track 07 - Voce, by Roberto Carlos and Erasmo Carlos. Claudette Soares delivers a repertoire of ballads and romantic songs with her delicate interpretation and sweet voice. Maestro Jose Briamonte plays a major role at Voce, delivering arrangements and musical direction. Tracks include:

01 - Proposta (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
02 - Fraqueza (César Costa Filho / Paulo César Pinheiro)
03 - Adeus Maria Fulô (Humberto Teixeira / Sivuca)
04 - Preciso Aprender a Só Ser (Gilberto Gil)
05 - Tarde (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
06 - Nem de Ouro Nem de Lama (Ivan Lins / Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza)
07 - Você (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
08 - Seu Carinho (Ivan Lins / Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza)
09 - Suas Mãos (Antônio Maria / Pernambuco)
10 - Vestido de Bolero (Dorival Caymmi)
11 - Chove Outra Vez (Tito Madi / Romeo Nunes)
12 - Eu Ando Precisado de Encontrar Você (Maurício Duboc / Carlos Colla)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Music Video | Elizeth Cardoso & Raphael Rabello (1989)

This music video features an excerpt of a concert performed in Rio de Janeiro, September 1989 by Elizeth Cardoso and Raphael Rabello, which is in my opinion, one of the greatest music video available at Loronix. They recorded together a truly amazing album, which is the last album and the last performance by Elizeth Cardoso that passed away a couple of months before this concert in May 1990. This is a long video with 14 minutes running time, starts with Raphael Rabello performing solo before Elizeth reaches the stage to prove that she was really one of the greatest Brazilian diva. Really overwhelming.

Hope uEnjoy!

Turibio Santos - Choros do Brasil (1977)

Hello, good evening! Here we go on another Turibio Santos release, one of the great surprises and a great lesson learned this year at Loronix. Turibio Santos is truly a worldwide acclaimed musicians, much more than I thought. Every out of print album by Turibio Santos creates a great response by Loronixers, in terms of feedback given and number of downloads. This one is really special and for my surprise, never had a CD reissue. Let's see.

This is Turibio Santos - Choros do Brasil (1977), for Tapecar, which is Turibio Santos first album dedicated to the Choro genre, and with most of the repertoire based on compositions by the acclaimed Joao Pernambuco. Raphael Rabello, Jonas, Joao Pedro and Chaplin, top-notch Choro musicians, back Turibio Santos. I think this should be a real treat for everybody. Tracks include:


Turibio Santos
Raphael Rabello
(violao 7 cordas)
Joao Pedro

Track List

1. Dengoso (João Pernambuco)
2. Graúna (João Pernambuco)
3. Choro da Saudade (Agustin Barrios)
4. Sons de Carrilhões (João Pernambuco)
5. Interrogando (João Pernambuco)
6. Pó de Mico (João Pernambuco)
7. Xodó da Baiana (Dilermando Reis)
8. Choro Triste (Alfredo de Medeiros)
9. Tristezas de Um Violão (Garoto)
10. Carioca 1 (Nicanor Teixeira)
11. Carioca 1 e 2 (Nicanor Teixeira)
12. Magoado (Dilermando Reis)
13. Doutor Sabe Tudo (Dilermando Reis)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Elis Regina - Elis Especial (1968)

Hello, good evening! I'm ill, but fine. It is 2 a.m. right now and I slept the last 6 hours, nice sleeping, I feel like waking up in the morning. I took a glass of milk and came to see what's happening with Loronix. I wish I got sick more often, yesterday, we had a really solid day with several new visits above Loronix average. This community is really amazing and keeps growing every time. That's why I decided to make this unique post as homage to our community. I cannot research this album and I need to be straightforward, but Elis Regina is self-explanatory and it has been a very long time since we made one of her career LPs. Let's see.

This is Elis Regina - Elis Especial (1978), for Philips, featuring arrangements by Maestro Erlon Chaves and some anthological Elis Regina cuts, such like track 09 - Upa Neguinho. Perhaps tomorrow I can be 100% to spend a nice evening with you. Tracks include:

01 - Samba do Perdão (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - "Tributo a Tom Jobim" Vou Te Contar (Tom Jobim) Fotografia (Tom Jobim) Outra Vez (Tom Jobim) Vou Te Contar (Tom Jobim)
03 - De Onde Vens (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
04 - Bom Tempo (Chico Buarque)
05 - Da Cor do Pecado (Bororó)
06 - Corrida de Jangada (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
07 - Carta ao Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
08 - Vira-mundo (Gilberto Gil / Capinan)
09 - Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
10 - "Tributo à Mangueira" Mangueira (Assis Valente / Zequinha Reis) Fala Mangueira (Mirabeau / Milton de Oliveira) Exaltação à Mangueira (Enéas Brites da Silva / Aloísio Augusto da Costa) Levanta Mangueira (Luis Antônio) Despedida de Mangueira (Aldo Cabral / Benedito Lacerda) Pra Machucar Meu Coração (Ary Barroso)

Monday, December 03, 2007

Quarteto em Cy / Tamba Trio - Som Definitivo (1966)

There is no much to say about this reposting, rescued from June 2006, with the files hosted at the old and probably out of the sight and reach of many Loronixers. Such like Edu Lobo - A Musica de Edu Lobo por Edu Lobo (1963), Tamba Trio proves to be also a great backup band, this time with the Girls from Bahia, also known as Quarteto em Cy and their second career album. Let's see.

This is Quarteto em Cy / Tamba Trio - Som Definitivo (1966), for Forma. Luiz Eça delivers instrumental and vocal arrangements for Quarteto em Cy. Do not miss Vinicius de Moraes liner notes at the back cover, now included as part of the upgrade. This is another of those mandatory and self-explanatory releases. You cannot go wrong with Som Definitivo. Tracks include:





Luiz Eca
(piano, arrangements)
(bass, flute)

Quarteto em Cy, Tamba Trio

Track List

01 - Zambi (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Imagem (Luis Eça / Aloysio de Oliveira)
03 - Aleluia (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
04 - Das Rosas (Dorival Caymmi)
05 - Se Você Pensar (Francis Hime / João Vitório)
06 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - O Mar É Meu Chão (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
08 - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Apelo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Eu Vim da Bahia (Gilberto Gil)

Tito Madi - A Fossa Vol. 2 (1972)

Let's start the music showing the second out of the four albums recorded by Tito Madi on his "A Fossa" sequel. The other three volumes were made available during this year and they had a nice response from Loronixers. This is a great series, but the name "A Fossa" does not help much. Tito Madi performs a great repertoire on all these four LPs, including artists that were just appearing to public by that time, such as Secos & Molhados. Let's see.

This is Tito Madi - A Fossa Vol. 2 (1972), for London. This cover is great, including the back cover with Tito Madi as a giant among the girls, but I still prefer the one made for the first volume, the pink one also released on different colors on top of the same artwork. Tito Madi performs some of his own compositions, Bossa Nova standards and a very nice Caetano Veloso composition, Coracao Vagabundo. Once again, personnel listing is not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Chove La Fora (Tito Madi)
02 - Minha (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra)
03 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
04 - Alguém Como Tu (José Maria de Abreu / Jair Amorim)
05 - Coração Vagabundo (Caetano Veloso)
06 - Pra Machucar Meu Coração (Ary Barroso)
07 - Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Neste Mesmo Lugar (Armando Cavalcanti / Klécius Caldas)
09 - Vem Hoje (Moacir Silva / Antônio Maria)
10 - Por Favor Ligue a Vitrola (Tito Madi)
11 - Molambo (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
12 - Chove Outra Vez (Tito Madi / Romeo Nunes) - E a Chuva Parou (Ribamar / Esdras Pereira da Silva / Victor Freire)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Challenge | Who is he?

Hello, good evening! Some problems with the music tonight and I think a Challenge game will keep you busy while we try to make the music. Pretty easy Challenge; just tell me who is the young gifted musician at the picture.

Hope uEnjoy!

Caetano Veloso e a Outra Banda da Terra - Muito Dentro da Estrela Azulada (1978)

It is great to see Caetano Veloso again at Loronix, and it is fantastic to see Caetano Veloso with an album that had a tremendous influence on my choices on music and on choices of the friends I use to make music together in 1978. Muito is not among Caetano Veloso albums that everybody acclaims, but it has very beautiful moments, especially on tunes like Ca-Ja, Muito and Sampa, probably, the most successful songs that came out of Muito. Let's see.

This is Caetano Veloso e A Outra Banda da Terra - Muito Dentro da Estrela Azulada (1978), for Philips. I forgot to say something about this cover in the last paragraph. Dona Cano is the name of the old lady with Caetano Veloso and also her mother, really awesome cover. Muito has A Outra Banda da Terra, which is Caetano's support band in the 70's and 80's, featuring Arnaldo Brandao, a great guy and a great bassist that I had the chance to meet and take classes. Anyway, I will let you with Caetano Veloso during this Sunday, combined with Nelson Cavaquinho, we will have two albums of two artists that I like most. Have a nice Sunday. Tracks include:



Tomas Improta
(piano, acoustic piano)
Arnaldo Brandao
(bass, Violao 7 Cordas em Sampa)
Vinicius Cantuaria
(drums, violao, vocal, tabla)
Marcos Amma, Bira da Silva, Bolao
Caetano Veloso
(voice, violao)

Very Special Guest

Sergio Dias
(violao, citar)

Special Guests

Perna Froes
(electric piano, vocal arrangements at Muito Romantico)
Perinho Santana
(violao 7 cordas)

Track List

01 - Terra (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Tempo de Estio (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Muito Romântico (Caetano Veloso)
04 - Quem Cochicha o Rabo Espicha (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
05 - Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Muito (Caetano Veloso)
07 - Sampa (Caetano Veloso)
08 - Love Love Love (Caetano Veloso)
09 - Cá Já (Caetano Veloso)
10 - São João Xangô Menino (Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil)
11 - Eu Te Amo (Caetano Veloso)

Nelson Cavaquinho - Serie Documento (1972)

Hello, good evening! It was very silly of mine to keep this album for months without taking it for a hearing. I bought this one on those cheap bargains and I thought -- and probably the storeowner also -- it was a compilation of early Nelson Cavaquinho songs released by RCA Victor in the late 70's. I was wrong and I knew I was wrong this week when I took it for a spin and noticed that all tracks are from the same session. What a session by the way. This is the second Nelson Cavaquinho career LP at Loronix and it is also very, very, very good. Let's see.

This is Nelson Cavaquinho - Serie Documento (1972), for RCA Victor. This "Serie Documento" title is the root cause of the confusion. Anyway, Nelson Cavaquinho is self-explanatory and you should not skip this one. Sergio Cabral liner notes says something really correct, you should take this album and also Nelson Cavaquinho not as a singer with beautiful voice and easy songs, he is not for beginners, but Nelson sings with his soul, he puts passion and the outcome is really overwhelming. RCA Victor did not credit musicians and arrangers this time. Tracks include:

01 - Quando Eu Me Chamar Saudade (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito)
02 - Tatuagem (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito)
03 - Eu e as Flores (Nelson Cavaquinho / Jair do Cavaquinho)
04 - Palhaço (Nelson Cavaquinho / Osvaldo Martins / Washington)
05 - Sempre Mangueira (Nelson Cavaquinho / Geraldo Queiroz)
06 - Deus Não Me Esqueceu (Nelson Cavaquinho / Ananias Silva / Armando Bispo)
07 - A Flor e o Espinho (Nelson Cavaquinho / Alcides Caminha / Guilherme de Brito)
08 - Degraus da Vida (Nelson Cavaquinho / César Brasil / Antônio Braga)
09 - Noticia (Nelson Cavaquinho / Nourival Bahia / Alcides Caminha)
10 - Lágrima Sem Juri (Nelson Cavaquinho / Fernando Mauro)
11 - Luto (Nelson Cavaquinho / Sebastião Nunes / Guilherme de Brito)
12 - Luz Negra (Nelson Cavaquinho / Amâncio Cardoso)