Saturday, December 29, 2007

Baden Powell - Nosso Baden (1980) featuring Os Originais do Samba

cvllos said bellow that I'm a tireless vinyl searcher, however, when I check my hunting list, I think it has more albums on search than the ones available at Loronix. Some albums on my hunting list I already have, but they stay listed waiting for a better cover, better media and even to replace a missing piece. This one is the last example and I gave up on searching for another copy. I will tell you what is missing on it. Let's see.

This is Baden Powell - Nosso Baden (1980), for Atlantic. I like this album, Baden Powell guitar has only the accompaniment of Os Originais do Samba rhythm section, there is no bass, drums or any other electric instrument. It is a late acoustic album, a very common concept today. Baden Powell sings with his small and beautiful voice of his late years and Os Originais do Samba give some vocal support in some tracks.

This album was never released on CD and came with a single featuring Baden Powell performing an instrumental song A Estrela e a Cruz. The single was part of a contest, and the idea was to give a chance to everybody to be Baden Powell partner on A Estrala e a Cruz. There was a form inside the album to be fulfilled with your lyrics to the song A Estrela e A Cruz. Unfortunately, I don't have this single and this is the missing piece of this post. I thought we could make the contest again using this single. I urge Loronixers to track this single down, so we can try to organize this contest 28 years after the first one. Tracks include:


Baden Powell
(violao, voice)
Os Originais do Samba
(percussion, voice)

Track List

01 - Mesa Redonda (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - Jongo (João Pernambuco)
03 - Até Eu (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
04 - Cai Dentro (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
05 - Odeon (Ernesto Nazareth)
06 - Queixa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Abismo de Rosas (Américo Jacomino "Canhoto")
08 - Ingênuo (Pixinguinha / Baden Powell)
09 - Canção das Flores (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)

Dick Farney - Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto (1954)

Hello, good evening! I think cvllos and every Dick Farney enthusiast will be amazed to see another sought after 10-inch album from the early years. I'm amazed with my luck to get the second one in less than two weeks. I've been searching with cvllos the five Dick Farney first 10-inch LPs for many months. So far, this is the oldest available at Loronix, released in 1954, I'm sure with the help of our community the remaining ones should come very soon. Let's see.

This is Dick Farney - Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto (1954), for Continental, with Dick Farney approaching the Choro genre on Side A and Jazz (described as Fox-Trot by Continental) on Side B. This wonderful cover explains the quintet made of piano, bass, guitar, drums and vibes. Track 05 - Preludio Opus 32 is an Eduardo Dutra composition, which is Dick Farney father. Tracks include:


Dick Farney

Track List

01 - Choro Nº 1 (Nestor Campos) Choro
02 - O Gênio da Marly (Silvio Viana) Samba-choro
03 - Fique Calma (Nilton Magalhães) Choro
04 - Nervosinho (Nestor Campos) Choro
05 - Prelúdio Opus 32 (Eduardo Dutra) Fox
06 - Flamingo (Flanklin / Marks) Fox
07 - Sonhando Com Shearing (Dick Farney) Fox
08 - Sem Nome (Dick Farney) Fox

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Video Challenge | Who is the mysterious singer?

This is a nice music video taken from a 1958 Brazilian movie, featuring Nelson Goncalves and another singer that I don't know who is. Get the chance and try to figure out who is he.

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Edson Frederico & Banda Metalurgica Dragao de Ipanema - Musica Pra Pular Brasileira (1980)

Hello, good evening! Loronix released nice Christmas albums this year. I have been wondering... why not release New Year's Eve albums? They don't exist, but in my understanding, a New Years Eve album - or Reveillon, as we use to call in Brazil - should be something dancing, groovy enough to bring happiness on every party. This is really the best what Loronix has to offer, Maestro Edson Frederico in charge of Banda Metalurgica Dragao de Ipanema performing dancing renditions of 30 Brazilian songs in the "reveillon style". Let's see.

This is Edson Frederico & Banda Metalurgica Dragao de Ipanema - Music Pra-Pular Brasileira (1980), for Polydor. The album title defines the overall experience with this joke with the expression Musica Popular Brasileira changed to Musica Pra-Pular Brasileira, with Pra-Pular meaning "for jumping" or "for kicking around". Gerson King Combo, Raimundo Sodre and Sandra Pera are special guests with everything produced and directed by Nelson Motta. Tracks include five medleys with a grand total of 30 songs. Tracks include:

01 - Noites Cariocas (Jacob do Bandolim / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) Odara (Caetano Veloso) Apesar de Você (Chico Buarque) Yes Nós Temos Bananas (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro) Cadê Mimi (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro) Garota de Ipanema (Vinicius de Moraes / Tom Jobim) Ferro na Boneca (Moraes Moreira / Galvão) Deixa Sangrar (Caetano Veloso) Eu Quero É Botar Meu Bloco na Rua (Sergio Sampaio)
02 - Marcha do Gago (Tá Tá Tá Tá na Hora) (Klécius Caldas / Armando Cavalcanti) Bom Tempo (Chico Buarque) Retrato do Velho (Haroldo Lobo / Marino Pinto) Soy Loco Por Ti, América (Gilberto Gil / Capinan) João e Maria (Hilton Accioli / Geraldo Vandré) João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi) Gente (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Nova Ilusão (Luis Bittencourt / José Menezes) Saudosismo (Caetano Veloso) Bijuterias (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc) Lindonéia (Gilberto Gil / Caetano Veloso) Mulher (Custódio Mesquita / Sady Cabral)
04 - Brasil Pandeiro (Assis Valente) Chiclete Com Banana (Gordurinha / Almira Castilho) with Raimundo Sodré O Bom (Carlos Imperial) Al Capone (Raul Seixas / Paulo Coelho) Vem Quente Que Eu Estou Fervendo (Carlos Imperial / Eduardo Araújo) Negro Gato (Getúlio Cortes) with Gerson King Combo Namoradinha de Um Amigo Meu (Roberto Carlos) Perigosa (Rita Lee / Nelson Motta / Roberto de Carvalho) with Gerson King Combo
05 - Chega Mais (Rita Lee / Roberto de Carvalho)

Dolores Duran - Dolores Duran Canta para Voce Dancar (1957)

I'm a really busy parrot today and against my will, we will have a reposting day at Loronix. However, this is a really important repost, which is the fist out of two albums recorded by Dolores Duran to Copacabana in this "Canta para Voce Dancar" series. This first was released in 1957, and the second, a year later in 1958, being this first my favorite. Let's see.

This is Dolores Duran - Dolores Duran Canta para Voce Dancar (1957), for Copacabana, presented here as an early 60's SOM release, a Copacabana subsidiary. Dolores Duran delivers beautiful renditions of a repertoire based on Brazilian and international standards. Maestro Severino Filho from Os Cariocas is in charge of arrangements and orchestra conduction. My highlight goes to 02 - Por Causa de Voce (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Dolores Duran) and the four Billy Blanco compositions, everything detailed bellow on track listing. Tracks include:

01 - Scapricciatiello (A. Vento)
02 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
03 - Ohô-ahâ (Gletz / Feltz)
04 - Quem Foi (Nestor de Hollanda / Jorge Tavares)
05 - Feiura Não É Nada (Billy Blanco)
06 - Que Murmuren (Cardenas / Fuentes)
07 - Coisas de Mulher (Chico Baiano)
08 - Viens (Gilbert Bécaud / Charles Aznavour)
09 - Conceição (Dunga / Jair Amorim)
10 - Se Papai Fôsse Eleito (Billy Blanco)
11 - Mi Último Fracaso (Alfredo Gil)
12 - Camelot (Billy Blanco)
13 - Only You (A. Rand / B. Ram)
14 - Estatuto de Boite (Billy Blanco)

Conjunto BemBossa - Birimbau Sambas (1964)

It's 1 a.m. and I'm still busy working. It seems 2007 will never end. Anyway, I decided to come to Loronix and make something easy and straightforward, the repost of this album recorded in 1964 by this really obscure group, a nice and very curious Bossa Jazz instrumental album that deserves another chance, now featuring better cover scans and lossless FLAC option. Let's see.

This is Conjunto BemBossa - Birimbau Sambas (1964), for Destaque, featuring instrumental renditions of Brazilian songs in the Bossa Jazz style. Conjunto BemBossa has sax, piano, organ, bass, drums, accordion, guitar and percussion and it pretty obscure. If someone has a hint on musicians in this session, please use comment section to share this information if us, the album is very well played and it seems we have renowned musicians here. Tracks include:

01 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - A Canção Que Virou Você (Luis Antônio)
03 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Meu Nome É Ninguém (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
05 - Não Sabemos (Rubens Caruso)
06 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
07 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Vou Andar Por Aí (Newton Chaves)
10 - Dona Baratinha (N. Ramalho / A. Rêgo)
11 - Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
12 - Lamento da Lavadeira (Monsueto / Nilo Chagas / João Violão)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Neusa Maria - A Melhor Cantora de 1956 (1957)

I like these celebration albums released by the old Brazilian record labels, perhaps it is my collector's side that drags me into this type of records. Here we go on Sinter's celebration of the 6th anniversary of the first Brazilian LP release in 1951 and instead of making a compilation with several artists, Sinter released a compilation of the acclaimed Neusa Maria, a Brazilian singer that I had the chance to know at Loronix with the help of the great Mr. E. Let's see.

This is Neusa Maria - A Melhor Cantora de 1956 (1957), for Sinter. Neusa Maria was elected by Jornal O Globo as "Detentora do Disco de Ouro" and by Club dos Cronistas do Disco as "A Melhor do Disco em 1956". Two great credentials for a great singer that released few and very hard to find albums, most of them in the 10-inch format. Such like this one. Tracks include:

01 - Nunca Jamais (L. Guerrero / Vrs. Nelson Ferreira) Bolero
02 - Que Será Será (Jay Livingston / Evans / Vrs. Nadir Corte Real) Valsa
03 - Culpada (Ivan Pires / Orlando Belsoli) Samba
04 - Siga (Fernando Lobo / Hélio Guimarães) Samba
05 - Arrivederci Roma (Rascel / Gariner / Giovannini / Vrs. Julio Nagib) Bolero
06 - 31 de Dezembro (Fernando Lobo / Evaldo Ruy) Samba
07 - Última Canção (Guilherme Augusto Pereira) Fox-slow
08 - Decepção (Ibrahim Sued / Mário Jardim) Samba

Announcement - Sabadabada Update | December 2007

Hello, good evening!, the Sanctuary, the Pioneer, my inspiration to create Loronix was updated today. This is a late, but great Christmas gift. I think Sabadabada will keep you busy for days this time, take a look at the slideshow and check the new albums available, the singles and EPs are not included at the show. Cover artwork section had also great new content. What are you doing reading this thing? Don't waste your time, jump to Sabadabada. The Sanctuary is now updated.

Sabadabada is here (

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Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand - Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand (1985)

I think this album is of a great curiosity, at least it is the feedback given for a group of friends since I started showing them a couple of days ago. I think it is also widely unknown for many people, even for fans of Michel Legrand. Being open and honest, little I know about Michel Legrand and All Music says he is a French composer, arranger, musician that made his fame writing for films, being an occasional Jazz artists, with a significant contribution in the style. Pedro Paulo Castro Neves is Oscar Castro Neves brother, and this album is his debut LP as a singer. Let's see.

This is Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand - Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand (1985), for Pointer, featuring a repertoire based on Brazilian standards with Michel Legrand, Oscar Castro Neves, Guinga and Egberto Gismonti compositions. Reading liner notes written by Michel Legrand, it is clear he plays the role of Pedro Paulo Castro Neves mentor, making arrangements, playing piano and making a duet with Pedro Paulo, performing nice scats on 05 - Canto de Ossanha - Berimbau by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes. Recorded in Brazil, the session had great musicians, such as Lilian Carmona, Zeca Assumpcao and the legendary Joao Parayba from Trio Mocoto. Tracks include:


Michel Legrand
(piano, keyboards, arrangements, voice)
Joao Parahyba
Lilian Carmona
(drums, percussion)
Zeca Assumpcao
Ze Paulo
Antenor Granda

Track List

01 - A Felicidade (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - How do you Keep the Music Playing (Michel Legrand / Alan / M. Bergman)
03 - Morrer de Amor (Oscar Castro Neves / Lucercy Fiorini)
04 - Amour, Amour (Michel Legrand / Jacques Demy)
05 - Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - His Eyes, Her Eyes (Michel Legrand / Alan / M. Bergman)
07 - Passos e Assovios (Guinga / Paulo Cesar Pinheiro)
08 - The Way she Makes me Feel (Michel Legrand / Alan / M. Bergman)
09 - Auto Retrato (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro)

Egberto Gismonti & Nana Vasconcelos - Duo Gismonti & Vasconcellos | JazzBuhne Berlin (1984)

Hello, good evening! Christmas is over and I hope that everybody had a nice time as I did on these two days with my family. The show must go on and I'm pleased and amazed to repost this album released in the very beginning of Loronix, courtesy of our very good new friend Jacob F. from Israel. This album is very important to Loronix, several others websites placed links to this one, creating a continuous referral of new friends to our community. Let's see.

This is Egberto Gismonti & Nana Vasconcelos - Duo Gismonti & Vasconcellos | JazzBuhne Berlin (1984), for Repertoire Record and Tapes. If you take a look at the comment section you will see a nice discussion of several friends about this album, which I did not have idea about when first issued with this improvised cover artwork bellow the original one. Jacob F. made it, and now everything is clear, although I could not understand all the inserts provided by Jacob F. written in Germany. Hermeto Pascoal does not perform at this session as I thought he did. My special thanks to Jacob F. for providing this concert in the lossless FLAC format and for also including all CD booklet on a very easy to read PDF format. Tracks include:


Egberto Gismonti
Nana Vasconcellos

Track List

01 - Em Familia (Egberto Gismonti)
02 - Danca das Cabecas (Egberto Gismonti)
03 - O Berimbau (Nana Vasconcellos)
04 - Selva Amazonica (Egberto Gismonti)
05 - Corpo - Salvador (Nana Vasconcellos / Egberto Gismonti)
06 - Danca Solitaire Nr. 1 (Egberto Gismonti)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Eumir Deodato - Skyscrapers (1973)

This album will cross Christmas celebration until the next Loronix update in December 26th and I have to admit it was a very difficult choice among several picks I had available. I think were will be in really good company with this classic Eumir Deodato album that is unexplainably out of print. Skycrapers was released just after Prelude and Eumir Deodato big hit Also Sprach Zarathustra and this is what makes this album really amazing. Let's see.

This is Eumir Deodato - Skyscrapers (1973), first issue by CTI and released as Os Catedraticos 73 for Equipe in Brazil. Eumir Deodato came to Brazil to record this album in July 1972, and I think this decision was important to bring to this session the original Os Catedraticos members, which includes Durval Ferreira, Sergio Barroso and others. Eumir Deodato did it and could also bring several other great musicians, including Helcio Milito and Bebeto from Tamba Trio, Orlandivo, Ze Menezes and Mamao from Azimuth. This is one of the Eumir Deodato LPs that I like most and I hope you have a lot of fun with Skyscrapers as I did today. I also wish a very nice Christmas to everybody. Tracks include:


Eumir Deodato
(piano, organ, arrangements, conduction)
Ivan Conti "Mamao"
Sergio Barroso
Durval Ferreira, Ze Menezes
Helcio Milito, Orlandivo
Marvin Stamm, John Frosk
(piston, flugelhorn)
Wayne Andre
Phil Bodner
(tenor sax, flute)
Romeo Penque

Track List

01 - Skyscropers (Eumir Deodato)
02 - Flap (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
03 - Rudy's (Eumir Deodato)
04 - Soccer Game (Pacífico Mascarenhas)
05 - Atire a Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
06 - The White Puma (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - The Byrd (Eumir Deodato)
08 - The Gap (Eumir Deodato)
09 - Down The Hill (Eumir Deodato)
10 - Boy Meets Girl (Eumir Deodato)
11 - Carly & Carole (Eumir Deodato)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Orquestra Os Bossambistas - So Danco Samba

Caetano Rodrigues spent months on a quest that ended last week when he finally got one of the few missing piece on his great collection, which is the album shown just bellow the first picture, Bossa Brass - Bossa Brass Apresenta a Maravilhosa Musica de Antonio Carlos Jobim (no date), for Plaza. During all this time, sorry Caetano, this album was right in front of my face by a pretty unknown reissue by the obscure label DIMP as Orquestra Os Bossambistas - So Danco Samba (no date). Everyday I learn a new thing at Loronix. Let's see.

This is Orquestra Os Bossambistas - So Danco Samba (no date), for DIMP. First thing, do not let the group name cheats you, we do not have an orchestra here, but a constellation of Brazilian musicians together for a session to perform instrumental renditions of Antonio Carlos Jobim repertoire. When Caetano spoke about Bossa Brass, I did not know the session had names such like Fats Elpidio, Geraldo Vespar and Waltel Branco, playing bass. This is a great album with another awesome cover taken from another album released by Plaza as Os Saxsambistas Brasileiros, already available at Loronix. Stay with Bossa Brass or Orquestra Os Bossambistas, just pick up your favorite. Tracks include:


Clerio Ribeiro
(piston, arrangements)
Jose Barreto
Waldemar Moura
Fats Elpidio
Geraldo Vespar
Waltel Branco, Waldir Marinho
Gilson Mello

Track List

01 - Vivo Sonhando (Tom Jobim)
02 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
05 - Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Só Tinha de Ser Com Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
07 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
08 - Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
10 - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)

Music Video | Armandinho & Conjunto Epoca de Ouro - Assanhado (Jacob do Bandolim)

Hello, good evening! Let's start today with a music video sent by a friend of us as a YouTube link. By the way, I receive a lot of video recommendations to Loronix, but I don't have space to address the majority, that's why it is necessary to release the ones that I consider of great interest and with some kind of uniqueness. Such like this one, featuring Armandinho and Conjunto Epoca de Ouro, performing Assanhado (Jacob do Bandolim) on Brazilian TV.

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Elizeth Cardoso - Elizeth Cardoso (1976)

What else can I say about one of the greatest Brazilian divas of all time, Elizeth Cardoso? This album was not on my radar until AdHoc comes to me a couple of months ago calling my attention to it. AdHoc was right; this is another classic Elizeth Cardoso LP, recorded in 1976, demonstrating that Elizeth kept a high quality standard even on her late years. It seems Elizeth Cardoso was always in charge of every detail of his albums, from the repertoire selection to musicians and arrangements. Thanks AdHoc, without your hint I could not make this one. Let's see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Elizeth Cardoso (1976), for Copacabana, with arrangements by Geraldo Vespar, Nelsinho, Magro (MPB-4) and Chiquinho de Moraes, produced by Moacyr Silva, delivering also his beautiful tenor sax playing on tracks 03 - Cada Dia and 05 - Alternativa. Copacabana did not credit remaining musicians in the set. It is also unbelievable this album never had a CD reissue. Tracks include:

01 - De Partida (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
02 - Entenda a Rosa (João Nogueira)
03 - Cada Dia (Ivor Lancellotti)
04 - Minha Verdade (Dona Ivone Lara / Delcio Carvalho)
05 - Alternativa (Paulo Valdez / Otávio de Morais)
06 - Aviso (Flávio Moreira)
07 - Rio Seco (Romildo / Toninho Nascimento)
08 - Canção do Velho Cais (Candinho / Paulo César Pinheiro)
09 - Luzes na Ribalta (Vital Lima / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
10 - A Pedra Não Voa (Nanai / René Bittencourt)
11 - Somos Nós (Paulo Valdez / Lando)
12 - Arrego (J. Velloso / Andó)
13 - Café na Cama (Nazareno / Édson)

Challenge | Identification of Musicians and Event

Here we go on another Challenge game, courtesy of an anonymous contributor. Your mission is to identify the piston player (A), the flutist (B), the singer (C) and the concert they are performing. Very interesting. Good Luck!

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