Saturday, March 22, 2008

Luperce Miranda - Interpreta Luperce Miranda (1978)

Hello, good evening! It is truly amazing that we can show important artists never made available before at Loronix after almost two years since we start this website. Brazilian music is really fascinating and seems to be endless. I remember several friends with fears of Loronix runs out of albums, in our fist year and I'm very happy with a new opportunity to introduce a new and important artist such like Luperce Miranda, a gifted bandolim player. Let's see.

This is Luperce Miranda - Interpreta Luperce Miranda (1978), for MIS, recorded a few months before his passing in 1978. Luperce Miranda was born in 1904 and started playing bandolim with the age of eight, being also a great composer. This album shows Luperce Miranda as a musician and composer with 14 compositions by his own. Thanks to Museu da Imagem e do Som, the MIS label, for delivering historical albums of important Brazilian musicians. Tracks include:


Luperce Miranda
Arlindo, Voltaire, Jorge Luperce, Paes Leme, Cesar Moreno
Sa Neto

Track List

01 - Giceli (Luperce Miranda)
02 - Pixinguinha (Luperce Miranda)
03 - Reboliço (Luperce Miranda)
04 - Moto-contínuo (Luperce Miranda)
05 - No Meu Sertão (Luperce Miranda)
06 - No Céu (Luperce Miranda)
07 - Alma e Coração (Luperce Miranda)
08 - Quando Me Lembro (Luperce Miranda)
09 - Saudades (Luperce Miranda)
10 - Improviso (Luperce Miranda)
11 - Querida (Luperce Miranda)
12 - Salve o Rei (Luperce Miranda)
13 - Neá Sorrindo (Luperce Miranda)
14 - Caboclo Brasileiro (Luperce Miranda)

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)

Chico Buarque de Hollanda - Compacto Duplo (1967)

I think this is another great finding sponsored by my mother, who brought this compacto duplo (EP) in her last contribution to our community. I could not find this little record listed in any discography checked and I believe he brings something never released on regular Chico Buarque albums, which is the recording of of Roda Viva, featuring the vocal group MPB-4 in the III Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira in 1967. My memory has not been very good recently, but I remember someone asking for this tune. Let's see.

This is Chico Buarque de Hollanda - Compacto Duplo (1967), for RGE, featuring the participation of MPB-4 at Roda Viva in III Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira and Carolina, taken from the II Festival Internacional da Cancao, Rio de Janeiro. This cover artwork alone worth the admission of this nice album. I would like to say thanks to everybody and give my apologies for the recent outages at Loronix, my work on these issues are not finished and probably we will have a better and fast website as soon as the situation gets back to normal. Tracks include:

01 - Roda Viva (Chico Buarque) with MPB-4 at III Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira
02 - A Televisao (Chico Buarque)
03 - Carolina (Chico Buarque) at II Festival Internacional da Cancao
04 - Um Chorinho (Chico Buarque)

Cauby Peixoto - Os Grandes Sucessos de Cauby Peixoto (1969)

Today is the ideal day for some musical experiences at Loronix. If I have the nerve needed, everybody will be surprised with the last post I want to make today. Anyway, I would like to say this post is not part of any experiment. Cauby Peixoto is an important artist that released many albums across decades, more than 400 albums released in every format. If we are here to write the story of Brazilian music, this story will be incomplete without mentioning Cauby Peixoto. Let's see.

This is Cauby Peixoto - Os Grandes Sucessos de Cauby Peixoto (1969), for RCA Candem, featuring a repertoire of early Cauby Peixoto recordings taken from the late 50's to the early 60's 78 RPMs, a good starting point if you want to get along with the beginning of Cauby Peixoto career. Tracks include:

01 - Ninguem e de Ninguem (1960) (Umberto Silva / Daltor Gomes / Luiz Mergulhao)
02 - Garotas de Portugal (1957) (Durso / Mitchell / Kann / Gniaroni)
03 - Espera-me no Ceu (1957) (Francisco Vidal / Araken Peixoto)
04 - Nono Mandamento (1957) (Rene Bittencourt / Raul Sampaio)
05 - Mack the Knife (1960) (Weill / Brecht / Blitzstein)
06 - Pastorinhas (1956) (Noel Rosa / Joao de Barro)
07 - Onde Ela Mora (1957) (Getulio Macedo / Lourival Faissal)
08 - Perdao para Dois (1960) (Diogo Mulera / Alfredo Corleto)
09 - Conversa (1960) (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
10 - A Noiva (1961) (Joaquim Prieto / Fred Jorge)
11 - Olhos Castanhos (1961) (Alves Voelho Filho)
12 - Brigas (1961) (Daltor Gomes / Humberto Silva)
13 - Ave Maria dos Namorados (1962) (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
14 - Negue (1961) (Adelino Moreira / Enzo Passos)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Elis Regina - Elis (1972)

Hello, good evening! I have several EPs to release today, such like those very good Singles and EP Festivals we made last year, but I can't decide which one to be the first. Better start releasing an artist that everybody loves, Elis Regina and her first release at Loronix this year.

This is Elis Regina - Elis (1972), for Philips, an EP or compacto duplo, as we call in Brazil. Elis Regina performs great songs, including Aguas de Marco (Antonio Carlos Jobim). This little record is produced by Roberto Menescal, arranged by Cesar Camargo Mariano and does not bring credits for musicians in this session. Tracks include:

01 - Aguas de Marco (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
02 - Atras da Porta (Chico Buarque / Francis Hime)
03 - Bala com Bala (Joao Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
04 - Vida de Bailarina (Americo Seixas / Dorival Silva)

Toqunho e Vinicius de Moraes - Toquinho & Vinicius (1977)

Hello, good morning! I knew since the first minute of today that my energies were limited to make only one new album to Loronixers. So I decided to make something that should make everybody really pleased. It has been a really long time since the last post featuring Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes together and I think I could not make better than this one, which is a compilation with 46 minutes running time with a very well selected repertoire. Let's see.

This is Toquinho e Vinicius de Moraes - Toquinho & Vinicius (1977), for RGE, part of RGE label celebration of its 20th Anniversary. I wish everybody a nice weekend, actually, a big weekend that starts tomorrow for Brazilian friends and perhaps friends from other countries, anyway, have a nice big weekend or have a nice weekend, in advance. Tracks include:

01 - São Demais os Perigos Desta Vida (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
02 - A Tonga da Mironga do Kabuletê (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
03 - Morena Flor (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
04 - Cotidiano Nº 2 (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
05 - Maria Vai Com as Outras (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
06 - Meu Pai Oxalá (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
07 - Regra Três (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
08 - O Velho e a Flor (Luiz Henrique Bacalov / Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
09 - Tarde Em Itapoã (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
10 - Como Dizia o Poeta (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
11 - No Colo da Serra (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
12 - Menina das Duas Tranças (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
13 - Paiol de Pólvora (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)
14 - Testamento (Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Sax Sensacional! Nr. 2 (1961)

It is good to be back showing albums after a full day without new releases and much work to make our resources available on the temporary server. Actually, this post is a kind of personal catharsis after a day of many difficulties. Moacyr Silva is one of my favorite artists, and this album was one of the first I prepared for Loronix using my limited vinyl transfer resources at that time. This upgrade includes improvements on several aspects, from cover scans with removed scratches, a better transfer and the corrupted track 08 now fixed. Let's see.

This is Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Sax Sensacional! Nr. 2 (1961), for Copacabana, with the acclaimed Moacyr Silva backed by Conjunto featuring the gifted pianist Chaim Lewak, Paulinho Baterista, Jorge Marinho, Geraldo and Rubens Bassini. Moacyr Silva delivers a repertoire blending Brazilian and American standards on the second Sax Sensacional! album from a series of 5 released by Copacabana, some of them are already available at Loronix and you can use Loronix Find It to check them out. Tracks include:


Moacyr Silva
(tenor sax)
Chaim Lewak
Paulinho Baterista
Jorge Marinho
Geraldo, Rubens Bassini

Track List

01 - Não Foi a Saudade (Severino Filho / Alberto Paz)
02 - April In Paris (Duke / Harburg)
03 - Teus Encantos (Moacyr Silva / Antônio Maria)
04 - Speak Low (Kurt Weill / Nash)
05 - Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
06 - Bill (From Show Boat) (Kern / O. Hammerstein II / Wodehouse)
07 - Hey There (Adler / Ross)
08 - O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
09 - Laura (Mercer / Raksin)
10 - Vem Hoje (Moacyr Silva / Antônio Maria)
11 - Silk Stockings (Cole Porter)
12 - Sincopado Triste (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)

This is Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Sax Sensacional! Nr. 2 (1961), at Loronix, here.

FLAC files are also available here as part ONE and TWO.

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Challenge | Who are they?

Hello, good evening! Better start today with a challenge sent by a very good friend of mine showing a constellation of Brazilian musicians performing on a Jam Session in Copacabana in the year of 1955. Your mission is to identify who are the six musicians and also the last one, only having fun with the trombone, but an important character to Brazilian music in the 50's. In spite of being well known musicians for Loronixers, this is a very difficult challenge.

Hope uEnjoy!

I'm using this space just to let you know about the latest availability issues of Loronix complimentary applications and services. All my sites are down in the last 24 hours, which includes the ones that support Loronix and my customers’ websites and databases. I don't have estimates of when they will be set to go again. In order to get things back at Loronix, I made a painful migration to a new server to restore some key applications to our community, they are: Loronix Find It, the new super deluxe impressive image covers and translation services.

In the other hand, Loronix Preview Center is no longer available; the migration is complex and involves major configuration changes and large amount of data to be transferred to the temporary server. Not affected or little affected by the downtime are downloads, CBox, blogrolling, Loronix Community Search, etc.

My apologies for this unplanned outage, I'm considering moving to a new hosting system that I can afford with the features I have on the current one, which is already contracted until December 31 2008.

Respect, zeca

Monday, March 17, 2008

Jacob do Bandolim - Isto e Nosso (1968)

I get happy and proud when someone says that Loronix provides the opportunity to get along with new artists, otherwise impossible to be discovered using the traditional channels available to reach Brazilian music. This is very special and I am sure that each of us had some level and some moment of "discovery" at Loronix. I had several, even with artists that I already knew, since their albums are no longer available commercially.

My great discovery at Loronix was the legendary tenor sax Moacyr Silva, a very important artist that does not have a single career album available commercially. Another example is Jacob do Bandolim, considered by many the best Brazilian bandolim player ever and one of the greatest Brazilian musicians of all time. Let's see.

This is Jacob do Bandolim - Isto e Nosso (1968), for RCA Camdem, featuring remastered Jacob do Bandolim recordings taken from 78 RPMs released in the 50's. Jacob has the accompaniment of several renowned musicians, such like Dino 7 Cordas, Canhoto, Meira and a special group assembled on track 11 - Magoas, featuring Lindolpho Gaya, Zaccarias, Wilson, Paulo Moura, Moacyr Silva, Sandoval, Orfeu, Fats Elpidio, Dino, Bill, Barao, Jorge Silva and Silvio, available at Loronix Preview Center for your convenience. Thanks a million to JOAO-SP for making another nice album available to our community. Tracks include personnel listing this time.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Irany Pinto - Irany Toca Blues em Surdina (1960)

Hello, good evening! Here we go on another album discovered in the last raining days in Rio de Janeiro. I have to admit this one was excluded for lack of attention. Irany Pinto was renowned violinist with a recording career that spans decades, including a sequel recorded for Odeon with 12 albums titled Boleros em Surdina, being the first released in 1957 and the last in 1969 as Boleros em Surdina Nr. 12, which is also the last Irany Pinto Career LP. Let's see.

This is Irany Pinto - Irany Toca Blues em Surdina (1960), for Odeon, perhaps a variation of the Boleros sequel with Irany Pinto performing a repertoire based on American standards by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and others. Irany Toca Blues em Surdina features arrangements by Maestro Oswaldo Borba conduced by Maestro Orlando Silveira with everything under direction of the renowned Aloysio de Oliveira. Unfortunately, Odeon did not credit musicians in this session. Tracks include:

01 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Kern / Harbach)
02 - Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (S. Fain / Paul Francis Webster)
03 - A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody (Irving Berlin)
04 - Solitude (Duke Ellington / Ellis)
05 - Blue Moon (R. Rodgers / L. Hart)
06 - Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
07 - The Man I Love (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
08 - Body And Soul (Heyman / Sour / Green)
09 - Stella By Starlight (V. Young / N. Washington)
10 - Stardust (H. Carmichael / Parish)
11 - Stormy Neather (Harold Arlen / T. Koehler)
12 - My Melancholy Baby (N. Burnett / M. Belle / Watson)

Marilia Medalha - Boias de Luz (1978)

This album is dedicated to our great friend Trix completing the advanced age of 21 this weekend. Trix has a deep knowledge of whatever you think about Brazilian music, no matter the decade or style and what amazes me most he has only 21. We need to ask him when he started his interest on music, quite a phenomenon. Trix also had a website, which is unfortunately no longer updated. This album was the last made available by Trix on his really nice TrixVinylRips. Let's see.

This is Marilia Medalha - Boias de Luz (1978), for Continental, according with Trix, an outstanding album. I'm taking Trix review with English translation as Loronix homage to Trix and also an incentive to make him come back again with his website. Tracks include:

In 1978, Marilia Medalha launched Boias de Luz at Continental Label with arrangements by Dory Caymmi and Gonzaguinha. This album went unnoticed at that time, but is truly a masterpiece. Marilia Medalha became a famous singer with Festivais da Cancao performances with Edu Lobo and Momento 4uatro. Marilia never was an active performer, releasing only a couple of albums. In Boias de Luz, Marilia starts with a killing opening track 01 - Nos, Os Grandes Artistas (Luiz Gonzaga Jr.), delivering nice interpretations of Sambas from Ze Ketti, Abel Silva, Sueli Costa and others across this session. With no recording activity since 1992, Marilia Medalha has a great importance on Brazilian popular Music. We want her back! Thanks Trix!


Dori Caymmi
(arrangements, flute)
Nelson Ayres
Messias *
(guitar, violao, arrangements)
Luiz Gonzaga Jr.
(violao, arrangements)
Ronaldo Alvarenga, Dirceu
Murilo, Theo, Jorginho, Renato, Branca de Neve, Natal
Carlos Alberto, Demetrio
Flavio Russo
Ary Piassarollo
Jota Morales
* The acclaimed guitar player

Track List

01 - Nós os Grandes Artistas (Gonzaguinha)
02 - Pela Rua (Ribamar (1) / Dolores Duran)
03 - Natalino José do Nascimento (Zé Keti)
04 - Duas Caras (Elisa Lemos)
05 - Depois Que Foi Embora (Fernando Leporace)
06 - Bóias de Luz (Sueli Costa / Abel Silva)
07 - Motorista de Praça (Zé Keti)
08 - Iceberg (Sueli Costa / Aldir Blanc) with Dori Caymmi
09 - Aldeia (Fernando Leporace)
10 - Vai Meu Povo (Gonzaguinha)