Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Varios Artistas - Elenco Premiere (1963)

Hello, good morning! My sleeping strategy is completely destabilized this week. I’m working on something that requires an above the average dedication and thinking and as the last activity of my agenda, I’m completely exhausted at Loronix time. Some kind of tractor ray drags me to bed every night. I will try to use a slot during the day to update Loronix and get in touch with the community. Stay tuned, new posts can appear on not usual times this week.

This is the post I’ve been trying to accomplish since Sunday, a response to an increasing demand for authentic Bossa Nova music from the 60’s. Elenco Premiere is the 6th album released by Aloysio de Oliveira legendary Elenco Label as ME-6, a wonderful compilation with tracks taken from the first five Elenco albums, released as ME-1 until ME-5. Let’s see.

This is Elenco Premiere (1963), for Elenco, featuring tracks from the first five Elenco records, Odette Lara & Vinicius de Moraes – Vinicius & Odette Lara (1963) as ME-1, Lucio Alves – Balancamba (1963) as ME-2, Roberto Menescal – A Bossa Nova de Roberto Menescal e Seu Conjunto (1963), as ME-3, Baden Powell – Baden Powell Swings with Jimmy Pratt (1963), as ME-4 and Sylvia Telles – Bossa, Balanco, Balada (1963), as ME-5. Elenco Premier is ME-6, the last 1963 release. These albums covers are amazing and were designed by Cesar Villela, and they have something in common. Who can tell me what it is? Tracks include:

01 - Deixa
05 - Só Por Amor
08 - Berimbau
11 - Hoje Só

03 - Dan-cha-cha
07 - Balançamba

06 - Garota de Ipanema
12 - Desafinado

04 - Menequim 46
10 - Deve Ser Amor

02 - Sol da Meia-noite
09 - Rio


Anonymous said...

Good Morning to Brazil!

The things all album covers have in common are the four red balls and the black and white work out.
I hope I didn´t fail to notice anything else. By the way: you are running a great blog there!
Compliments and Best Wishes, EsQuiMau from Austria

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Copenhagen, Denmark! :D

Just discovered your blog, I am flabbergasted by the amount of quality content - keep up the good work!

Ansina said...

Great! I never thought someone would make a digital version of this album.
The three red bullets like the one in Elenco's logo are what the covers have in common, of course.


Anonymous said...

That's a great compilation!

Thanks a lot and keep on the good work.

[No_Nick] said...

This is the first time I visit this site and I didn't hesitate to put in my bookmark. It's great initiative and the collections you bring us is simply gorgeous.

Keep in touch and I'm sure that this blog will became a success soon!

Unknown said...

Great compilation. The tracks sung by Odette Lara are my favorites. Beautiful voice and a real pitty she recorded only 2 albums.
Thanks for this post.

Anonymous said...

dear zecca,
at the end of the month in france, we ll have the chance to can read the bd by marcus wagner about the beginning of the bossa nova... Can you send a post about it ?
thanks, amandine

zecalouro said...


Sure. I will reach Marcus for arrangements, his work is truly awesome and we need to make something above the average to announce his fantastic accomplishment with BD Bossa.

Stay tuned.


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