Friday, March 21, 2008

Agostinho dos Santos - Agostinho dos Santos (1956)

Hello, good evening! I think tomorrow night we can rely again with the server that run the external Loronix applications. The temporary server is doing a great job and nobody is having a bad experience as I thought we would have. Unfortunately, all videos already available are down since Tuesday. In the other hand, this outage is really bad from my perspective; I would like very much to afford a dedicated hosting instead of sharing the same space with others.

Anyway, this is a boring subject and we are here to talk about MUSIC, which is the great fun of Loronix. I want to start today with the debut LP of a gifted singer, which could have build a fantastic career if he had not left us so early, I speak of Agostinho dos Santos. Let's see.

This is Agostinho dos Santos - Agostinho dos Santos (1956), for Polydor, featuring arrangements and conduction by Maestro Simonetti. This is a very old album with Agostinho dos Santos performing a repertoire of Brazilian tunes and Brazilian versions of American songs. It is a very curious 10-inch with lush orchestrations by Maestro Simonetti. The back cover features lots of information about Agostinho dos Santos on a very nice text written by a not credited author. Tracks include:

01 - Falam Meus Olhos (Fernando Cesar / Nazareno de Brito)
02 - O Vendedor de Laranjas (Betinho / Heitor Carilo)
03 - A Ultima Vez que Vi Paris - The Last Time I Saw Paris (Jerome Kern / Haroldo Barbosa)
04 - Nao Digo (Sebastiao Gilberto / Antonio Bruno)
05 - Meu Benzinho - My Little One (Howe / Gussin / Cauby de Brito)
06 - Pif Paf (Portinho / Falcao)
07 - E Tao Gostoso Amar - Open the Window of Your Heart (Hoffmann / Manning / Edson Borges)
08 - Cancao do Mar (Frederico Brito / Ferrer Trindade)

5 comments:

g picanco said...

"Meu benzinho" - "My little one" - é uma daquelas canções que ficarão gravadas para sempre na minha lembrança. A gravação original era cantada pelo Frankie Laine e fazia um sucesso com as menininhas. Principalmente na parte falada.
Ai, pra facilitar a nossa vida, apareceu o Agostinho dizendo em português. Uma mão na roda.
A tradução da letra não tinha nada a ver, mas a parte falada, sim. E era o que interessava.
Eu tinha o 78 (ou seria um EP?)...

A letra:
(My little one though I love you so / There'll come a day I must let you go ...
Luz dos meus olhos, desejos em flor / Que mal conhece o que é o amor...)
A parte falada:
(My darling I love you so much / So much there's nothing in the world nothing that I wouldn't do for you ...
Meu amor eu te quero tanto, tanto, tanto / Que nada neste mundo, nada mais senão tua presença me envolve e me acalma ...)

Loronix também é "Hora Da Saudade"

Helio Jenné said...

Loronix, o seu blog é verdadeiro baú de tesouros musicais! Vou lincar você nos meus blogs "http://heliojenne.blogspot.com/ e http://scubi.blogspot.com
Um forte abraço e parabéns pela obra fantástica!

jean lafite said...

thanks for this zeca. looking forward to hearing more agostinho.

Luizinho said...

Bom dia !

This week I bought this old 10" for the last song : a (Amália) Fado favorite of mine : Canção do Mar.

But the big surprise for me was PIF-PAF ; did you guy's notice that it has the Ian Dury Guitar riff of SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL ?!?!?!? :)

Xau, Luizinho

Anonymous said...

Sorry I don't speak your language.
This Google is great :)
I was very happy to found this site
I got this song "My darling I love so much" from my friend such a Track-02 and I hunted the singer and title of it.
I didn't think he is a brasilien singer. I thougth he is an american from the '60s

Is the original title of song "My little one"?
thanks
horex /from Hungary