Saturday, April 05, 2008

Sidney Miller - Sidney Miller (1983)

Hello, good evening! I want to show today a requested artist, very important, but unfortunately somewhat forgotten. Not a musician this time, but a gifted composer, with songs recorded by almost all major Brazilian music artists, which recorded only three albums, and sadly left this world too soon, at 35 years of age. Sidney Miller. Let's see.

This is Sidney Miller (1983), for Funarte, a tribute, with the participation of Alaide Costa, Zeze Gonzaga, Ze Luiz Mazziotti and Sidney Miller performing two tracks, including A Viola e O Violeiro with Nara Leao. This is a very nice record with ten Sidney Miller compositions that you cannot miss. Zeze Gonzaga and Ze Luiz Mazziotti deliver very good interpretation of well-known Sidney Miller tunes. Tracks include:

01 - Maria Joana - Alô Ô Fevereiro (Sidney Miller) with Zezé Gonzaga / Zé Luis Mazziotti
02 - Nós os Foliões (Sidney Miller) with Zé Luis Mazziotti
03 - Alma Minha (Sidney Miller) with Zezé Gonzaga
04 - Casinha do Arraial (Sidney Miller) with Zé Luis Mazziotti
05 - O Circo (Sidney Miller) with Sidney Miller
06 - Menina da Agulha (Sidney Miller) with Zé Luis Mazziotti / Alaíde Costa
07 - Paisagem Sobre Valsa (Sidney Miller) with Alaíde Costa
08 - O Bonde (Sidney Miller) with Zé Luis Mazziotti
09 - Pois É Pra Quê (Sidney Miller) with Zé Luis Mazziotti / Alaíde Costa / Zezé Gonzaga
10 - A Estrada e o Violeiro (Sidney Miller) with Nara Leão

Friday, April 04, 2008

Carlos Piper - E Otimo (1966)

Hello, good evening! Do not let this cover cheats you. Despite what you are looking, this is not a "Para Dancar" album, and it is not a conventional orchestra LP led by a maestro performing popular songs of its time. This is a great disc recorded by an artist who has always been in priorities for Loronix and also on the short list of every serious Brazilian music collector. This will be the only record released tonight, and I'm sure it worth many other albums together. Let's see.

This is Carlos Piper e Sua Orquestra - E Otimo Dancar e Ouvir Carlos Piper e Sua Orquestra (1966), for Continental, featuring Carlos Piper Samba Jazz arrangements for Brazilian and American standards performed by a big band of top-notch musicians. It is amazing that a great musician such like Carlos Piper is completely unknown to the general public. My searches also failed to retrieve Carlos Piper information with Google. Some musicians in this session are also completely unknown. If anyone has additional information on Carlos Piper, feel free to share with us. Tracks include:


Lambari, Carlos Alberto, Waltinho, Palito
Biu, Ditinho, Arlindo, Iran
Botinao, Gentil, Broegas, Fluger, Oswaldo, Buda, Carlos Piper
Heraldo do Monte (amazing!)
Hermes, Sezinho, Nascimento

Track List

01 - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Samba do Negro (Sylvio Son / Roberto Corrêa)
03 - Charade (Henry Mancini / Mercer)
04 - Goldfinger (Barry / Bricusse / N. Ley / Valdés)
05 - Hello Dolly (Armstrong / Rodolph)
06 - The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing) (E. Magidson / C. Conrad)
07 - Acender as Velas (Zé Keti)
08 - Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Shame And Scandal In The Family (Donaldson / Brown)
10 - A Festa do Bolinha (Erasmo Carlos / Roberto Carlos)
11 - Red Roses For a Blue Lady (S. Tepper / R. Brodzky)
12 - Deart Heart (Henry Mancini / Jay Livingston / R. Evans)

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Nelson Cavaquinho - As Flores em Vida (1985)

I could have saved this album until Saturday, which is the day where Samba has the spotlights at Loronix. However, I could not resist. Even considered an extraordinary composer and Samba interpreter, Nelson Cavaquinho recorded only a few albums and this one was completely unknown for me. Nelson Cavaquinho has many admirers at Loronix and they should be quite enthusiastic about this disc. Let's see.

This is Nelson Cavaquinho - As Flores em Vida (1985), for Eldorado, a moving tribute and the last album recorded by Nelson Cavaquinho, with the participation of a constellation of Brazilian artists, including Paulinho da Viola, Cristina, Chico Buarque, Joao Bosco, Toquinho, among others. Nelson Cavaquinho performs in all tracks with the accompaniment of different guests. My highlight goes to the opening track Devia ser Condenada by Cartola and Nelson Cavaquinho, which is my selection to Loronix Preview Center. Tracks include:

01 - Devia Ser Condenada (Nelson Cavaquinho / Cartola) with Nelson Cavaquinho
02 - Dona Carola (Nelson Cavaquinho / Nourival Bahia / Walto Feitosa) with Chico Buarque / Nelson Cavaquinho
03 - Não Te Dói a Consciência (Nelson Cavaquinho / Ari Monteiro / Augusto Garcez) with Paulinho da Viola / Nelson Cavaquinho Quem Chora Sempre Tem Razão (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito) with Nelson Cavaquinho
04 - Aquele Bilhetinho (Nelson Cavaquinho / Augusto Garcez / Canegal) with Nelson Cavaquinho / Cristina Buarque
05 - História de Um Valente (Nelson Cavaquinho / José Ribeiro de Souza) with Nelson Cavaquinho / João Bosco
06 - Ninho Desfeito (Nelson Cavaquinho / Wilson Canegal) with Nelson Cavaquinho
07 - Rugas (Nelson Cavaquinho / Ari Monteiro / Augusto Garcez) with Beth Carvalho / Nelson Cavaquinho
08 - Folhas Secas (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito) with Toquinho / Nelson Cavaquinho
09 - Pecado (Nelson Cavaquinho / Ligia Uchôa) with Carlinhos Vergueiro / Nelson Cavaquinho
10 - Minha Honestidade Vale Ouro (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito) with Nelson Cavaquinho
11 - Quando Eu Me Chamar Saudade (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito) with Carlinhos Vergueiro / Chico Buarque / Paulo César Pinheiro / Bebel / Nelson Cavaquinho / Paulinho da Viola / Beth Carvalho / João Bosco / Mauro Duarte / Cristina Buarque

Coral do Joab & Titulares do Ritmo - Temas das Copas do Mundo de 1958 e 1970 (1970)

zecarlosjr | Hello, good evening! I made consistent progress on creating the strategy of old post's reconstruction. That was the reason of my absence yesterday. It is important to set up procedures to make the work easy and organized, with little errors, so that everyone can participate. I am doing what I can to document the procedures to engage the community, but I believe that one more day of refinement would be required. I will keep you posted.

The show must go on and this post is all about entertainment blending Brazilian music and soccer (futebol), very close associated. Let's see.

This is Temas das Copas do Mundo 1958 e 1970 (1970), for Copacabana, a single, featuring the themes of 1958 and 1970 World Cup, won by Brazil in Sweden and Mexico respectively. I believe that all the friends of Brazil know how to sing these songs by heart, especially the second, released in commemoration of the third Brazilian championship. I'm making available a documentary of the 1970 World Cup final match with Brazil and Italy, a must for those who love soccer, featuring Pelé, Jairzinho, Tostão, Rivelino and other renowned soccer players. Tracks include:

01 - Pra Frente Brazil (Miguel Gustavo) with Coral de Joab
02 - A Taca do Mundo e Nossa (Mau / Dag / Lau) with Titulares do Ritmo

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves - Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves (1973)

Hello, good evening! I spent a time today looking on Loronix archives planning next month, fully dedicated on bring them back. We have a really huge collection with several nice albums, some of them bring nice memories from the days they were posted for the first time and this is an album that I never consider a candidate for an upgrade. It is probably one of the first conversions I made at Loronix and I got very pleased to show it in December 2006. Let's see.

This is Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves - Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves (1973), for Odeon, which is not an Alaide Costa career LP with the participation of Oscar Castro Neves, they share the role of main performers here, and the results are outstanding. Oscar Castro Neves delivers above of the average arrangements and Alaide Costa seems to be totally involved in the session, probably, the best album she ever recorded, even better than her 1965 release with the participation of Jongo Trio. If you are new to this record, consider taking it and if you already know the first issue, take it, everything was upgraded. Tracks include:

01 - Obrigada Meu Bem (Aloysio de Oliveira / Silvinha Telles)
02 - Sabe Você (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Só Não Vem Você (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 - Caminhos (Luis Jorge / Regina Werneck)
05 - Noturno (Em Tempo de Samba) (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)
06 - Companheira da Manhã (Oscar Castro Neves / Regina Werneck)
07 - Cala Meu Amor (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Outono (Billy Blanco)
09 - Murmúrios (João Pinto / Regina Célia)
10 - Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
11 - Amigo Amado (Alaíde Costa / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - A Dama de Vermelho (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Pedro Caetano)

Monday, March 31, 2008

Lucio Alves - Lucio Alves (1975)

I think people of my generation in Brazil already know Lucio Alves or at least heard about him. I have to admit that before starting Loronix I knew only the basis, I didn't know, for instance, that Joao Gilberto always took his albums to hear with Lucio Alves, as a disciple getting the approval of his master. I became obsessed by Lucio Alves on LPs, compactos, 78 RPMs, no matter how. I believe Loronix provides moments of discovery and a real opportunity to understand a lot of Brazilian. Every day I learn a new thing with Loronix and Loronix does not belong to me, Loronix belongs to everybody. Rest assured that Loronix belongs to us, to our community as a whole. This is the last Lucio Alves career LP, the first over ten years, an inexplicable interval. Let's see.

This is Lucio Alves - Lucio Alves (1975), for RCA Victor, featuring tunes with women names, probably one of those Aloysio de Oliveira ideals, in charge of musical and studio direction. Actually, this album title is Lucio Alves e (the track list), vestidas por Chico de Moraes, in charge of the arrangements, but the title won't fit here. I hope all of you have a really nice week that starts this Monday and thanks for being part of this community. Tracks include:

01 - Mulher (Custódio Mesquita / Sady Cabral) Ana Luisa (Tom Jobim)
02 - Juraci (Antônio Almeida / Ciro de Souza)
03 - Florisbela (Antônio Nássara / Eratóstenes Frazão)
04 - Maria (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
05 - Rosa (Pixinguinha)
06 - Izabela (Primeira Namorada) (Billy Blanco)
07 - Januária (Chico Buarque)
08 - Risoleta (Raul Marques / Moacir Bernardino)
09 - Ligia (Tom Jobim)
10 - Dolores (Alberto Ribeiro / Marino Pinto / Arlindo Marques Júnior)
11 - Helena Helena Helena (Alberto Land)
12 - Um Nome de Mulher (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) Final Mulher (Custódio Mesquita / Sady Cabral)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Important Communication to All Loronix's Friends

Hello, good evening! This is a very important communication to all of Loronix´s friends;

Last Thursday, all Loronix links were eliminated. It is not unusual for one or two links being occasionally removed because someone feels his / her rights have been infringed. We accept and respect that.

But the extent of the latest action makes me think of a purposeful attack, a denial of service. Based on previous experiences -- fortunately, none of such depth and consequences -- Loronix has always emerged strengthened and improved, with the support of our community.

The links will be gradually replaced, beginning from the newest ones, and proceeding until the oldest of them is back in order.

The replacement effort has just begun and everybody is invited to engage. Procedures are necessary to keep work organized; new features will be soon announced, along with instructions to allow anyone who feels like collaborating to participate in our effort.

My apologies for this inconvenience; you all can rest assure that lessons will be learned and we will make Loronix an even better community.



Attention! updates available at comments section, here.

Varios Artistas - Discomunal (1968)

I was surprised today when I came back to this album and found no comments on it. I thought a list of more than 10 comments was available. Anyway, first thing is a required Millor Fernandes introduction for friends outside of Brazil; Millor Fernandes is a Brazilian cartoonist, humorist, writer and a key figure on Brazilian music. Being active as journalist since the late 30's, Millor founded with Ziraldo, Jaguar and others, the legendary satirical newspaper O Pasquim, in the middle of the toughest Brazilian dictatorship years. Millor Fernandes hosts this concert, recorded live in 1968 at Teatro Toneleros. Let's see.

This is Discomunal (1968), for MIS, an anthological concert with the participation of Antonio Carlos Jobim as a temporary member of the short living vocal group Quarteto 004, Baden Powell, Marcia, Paulo Moura Hepteto, Chico Buarque, Franklin and Eumir Deodato, in charge of arrangements and music direction. Tracks include:

The Performers

Millor Fernandes
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Quarteto 004
Baden Powell
Paulo Moura Hepteto
Chico Buarque
Eumir Deodato

Track List

01 - Apresentação - Millôr Fernandes
02 - Wave (Tom Jobim) - Paulo Moura Hepteto
03 - Outubro (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant) - Paulo Moura Hepteto
04 - Astronauta (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Baden Powell
05 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro) - Baden Powell
06 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf) - Márcia / Baden Powell
07 - Deixa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Márcia / Baden Powell
08 - Vou Te Contar (Tom Jobim) - Tom Jobim / Quarteto 004
09 - Bom Tempo (Chico Buarque) - Tom Jobim / Quarteto 004 / Chico Buarque
10 - Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque) - Quarteto 004 / Tom Jobim
11 - Encerramento - Millôr Fernandes

Luiz Gonzaga - O Canto Jovem de Luiz Gonzaga (1971)

Hello, good evening! I have to admit that I never took in consideration to show Loronixers the works of Luiz Gonzaga, thanks to friends and their insistent requests for showing that I was totally wrong. We made the first Luiz Gonzaga LP a few weeks ago, a collection, perfect for starters. Now is time to make our next step, getting along with a Luiz Gonzaga career album, a great album by the way with several interest things, beginning with musicians in this session, arrangers and overall concept. Let's see.

This is Luiz Gonzaga - O Canto Jovem de Luiz Gonzaga (1971), for RCA Victor, featuring a constellation of Brazilian musicians with Luiz Gonzaga performing a blend of his compositions with tunes from the new guys, such like: Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Gilberto Gil, Geraldo Vandre and others. Maestro Guerra Peixe, Luiz Eca and H. Silvestre are in charge of arrangements and personnel listing includes important musicians. I think you cannot miss this one. Tracks include:


Maestro Guerra Peixe, Luiz Eca, H Silvestre
Sergio Barroso
Ze Menezes
Neco, Nelson Angelo
Chiquinho do Acordeon
Gilberto, Lua (perhaps Luiz Gonzaga!!), Hermes, Alberto

Track List

01 - Chuculatera (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi)
02 - Procissão (Gilberto Gil)
03 - Morena (Gonzaguinha)
04 - Cirandeiro (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
05 - Caminho de Pedra (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Asa Branca (Luis Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira) with Gonzaguinha
07 - Vida Ruim (Catulo de Paula)
08 - O Milagre (Nonato Buzar)
09 - No Dia Que Eu Vim Me Embora (Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil)
10 - Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré)
11 - O Cantador (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
12 - Bicho Eu Vou Voltar (Humberto Teixeira) with Humberto Teixeira