Friday, April 18, 2008

Jorge Ben - Salve Simpatia (1979)

Hello, good evening! I would be completely satisfied just watching this cover artwork with this really nice guy shaking hands with a friend and being embraced by a beautiful girl. I would be also very pleased if I found inside just a single track, Ive Brussel, with the participation of Caetano Veloso, blockbuster at the end of the 70's in Brazil and a really nice song. However, this is not what Salve Simpatia has to offer, in spite of my great lack of knowledge of the entire work of Jorge Ben, this album seems to be one of his greatest. It is also a great cover, it is impossible to take my eyes out of it and give the necessary attention to music. Finally, I learned to admire Jorge Ben through Loronix and I hope you also have the same fun I had this week when I discovered this album. Let's see.

This is Jorge Ben - Salve Simpatia (1979), for Som Livre, featuring well-known Jorge Ben tracks such like the title track Salve Simpatia and Jorge Ben duet with Caetano Veloso on Ive Brussel. I never heard about a CD reissue of Salve Simpatia and it is amazing that is currently out of print. Tracks include:


Jamil Joanes
Lincoln Olivetti
Jorge Ben
(guitar, violao, percussion, voice)
Nenem, Ariovaldo
(alto sax)
Ze Bodega
(tenor sax)
(baritone sax)
Celso, Jorginho, Lenir, Franklin
Maurilio, Marcio Montarroyos
Edmundo Maciel, Ed Maciel
Marcelo, Vidal. Pareschi, Walter Gomes, Arnaud F. Perrota, Bernardo, Stanislaw, Nairam, Bordinhao, Abramento, Bailon
Stephany, Pissarenko, Nathercia, Jandovy
Ibere, Marcio Mallard, Anne Marie, Zamith
Marcal, Canegal, Elizeu, Gordinho
Marcio Lott, Jose Luiz, Jayme Luiz, Flavinho, Jane Duboc, Sonia Burnier, Regininha

Ive Brussel Musicians

Jorge Ben
(guitar, percussion, voice)
Joaozinho, Nenem
Caetano Veloso

Track List

01 - Boiadeiro (Jorge Ben / Augusto de Agosto)
02 - Ive Brussel (Jorge Ben) with Caetano Veloso
03 - Adelita (Jorge Ben)
04 - Waldomiro Pena (Jorge Ben)
05 - Salve Simpatia (Jorge Ben)
06 - Menina Crioula (Jorge Ben)
07 - Occulatus Abis (Jorge Ben)
08 - Cantileñas de São Victor (Jorge Ben)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Elizeth Cardoso - A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 3 (1963)

This album brings a blend of elements that guarantee flawless and solid listen. The first is Elizeth Cardoso singing Sambas in another record from the A Meiga Elizeth series, which totals five albums, having in common the direction and participation of the legendary Moacyr Silva, which is the second element of the combination. The third element is something to be confirmed, but I bet all my coins that Walter Wanderley takes part at this session, as well some others from the same A Meiga Elizeth series. Everything works really nice here, except this little inspired cover artwork, unlike other Elizeth Cardoso releases for Copacabana, the record company that released almost all LPs recorded by Elizeth Cardoso. Let's see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 3 (1963), for Copacabana, featuring Moacyr Silva as producer and tenor sax in some tracks. AdHoc says that every Elizeth Cardoso album is worth checking, which is something that I agree a hundred percent. Give this one a try and don't miss the restoration status update post, bringing daily updates on weeks already restored and improved with large deluxe cover scans. Tracks include:

01 - Deixa a Nega Gingar (Luis Cláudio)
02 - Só Eu Sei de Mim (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
03 - Leilão (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
04 - Saudade Particular (Manoel da Conceição / Lolita França)
05 - A Abelha (Paulo Valdez / Vera Brasil)
06 - Rimas de Ninguém (Vera Brasil)
07 - Canção da Manhã Feliz (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
08 - Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta)
09 - Eu Quero Amar (Romeo Nunes / Nilton Pereira)
10 - Se Vale a Pena (João Roberto Kelly)
11 - Vai Jangada (Laís Antunes)
12 - Olhar Só Por Olhar (Tito Madi)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Nora Ney - Tire o Seu Sorriso do Caminho que Eu Quero Passar com a Minha Dor (1972)

Hello, good evening! Before our daily post, I would like to address the request made by Cris-Brasil that is looking for a Nora Ney album for her mother, a great Nora Ney admirer. Cris carries Brazil on her name and I cannot fail fulfilling a mother request. Cris-Brasil and Cris-Brasil's mother, this is Nora Ney, especially anticipated from the restoration work. I'm keeping my original text below. Stay tuned there is more to come today, I'm still deciding...

I'm surprised that Nora Ney never had an album released at Loronix. Nora Ney is a very important Brazilian singer, active since 1950, being one of the great Divas from the golden age of Radio. Nora Ney was also member of Sinatra Farney Fan Club, having influenced several artists. This album has a big title, which is an anthological sentence take from a Nelson Cavaquinho tune, A Flor e O Espinho. Let's see.

This is Nora Ney - Tire o Seu Sorriso do Caminho que Eu Quero Passar com a Minha Dor (1972), for Som Livre, featuring Nora Ney renditions of her early repertoire based on songs by Nelson Cavaquinho, Luiz Bonfa, Fernando Lobo, Antonio Maria, among many others. Some reviewers consider these cuts the definitive versions of acclaimed compositions, such like Ninguem me Ama, De Cigarro em Cigarro, Franqueza, among others. Maestro Guio de Moraes is in charge of arrangements while musicians in the set are not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Desabafo (Beto Quartin / Sergio Bittencourt)
02 - Quando Eu Me Chamar Saudade (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito)
03 - Bar da Noite (Bidú Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
04 - Vamos Falar de Saudade (Chocolate / Mário Lago)
05 - Preconceito (Antônio Maria / Fernando Lobo)
06 - Franqueza (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
07 - Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria)
08 - A Flor e o Espinho (Nelson Cavaquinho / Alcides Caminha / Guilherme de Brito)
09 - Obra Prima (Lúcio Cardim / Norberto Pereira)
10 - É Tão Gostoso Seu Moço (Chocolate / Mário Lago)
11 - Quanto Tempo Faz (Paulo Soledade / Fernando Lobo)
12 - Onde Anda Você (Antônio Maria / Reinaldo Dias Leme)
13 - Conselho (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
14 - De Cigarro Em Cigarro (Luis Bonfá)

Copinha - Amando Sempre (1981)

Hello, good evening! Here we go on our daily post, today featuring a very special album of a really important musician and one of my favorites, Nicolino Copia, which we know as Copinha. Copinha is a really privileged musician, with an active career on decades of contributions to Brazilian music, starting in the 20's until the 80's. Let's see.

This is Copinha - Sempre Amando (1981), for Columbia, the last Copinha career album with the participation and arrangements of Radames Gnattali and arrangements by Radames Gnattali and Copinha. This the only Copinha career album I have available, but his music is present in almost every page of Loronix, through contributions to renowned artists records, such like Elizeth Cardoso, Joao Gilberto, Paulinho da Viola, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and many others. Copinha is the master on short and perfect flute introductions, being his best one the flute solo at Chega de Saudade, at the anthological self titled album recorded in 1958 with the same name.antológico of the same name written by Joao Gilberto. Personnel listing was not provided and any hint on musicians is really appreciated. Tracks include:

01 - Remexendo (Radamés Gnattali)
02 - Amando Sempre (Copinha)
03 - Izaura (Candinho)
04 - Margarida (Copinha)
05 - Ele e Eu (Pixinguinha / Benedito Lacerda)
06 - Será Que É Isso (Copinha)
07 - Saudade (De Carolina) (Copinha)
08 - Amolador (Copinha)
09 - Desvairada (Garoto)
10 - Flores da Vida (Patápio Silva)
11 - Soluçando (Candinho)
12 - Reconciliação (Copinha)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Marcia - Eu e a Brisa (1968)

Hello, good evening! I thought life would be much easier making a single post daily to leave the rest of the time to the activities for the reconstruction activities. However, in practical terms, this daily pick has been very difficult (and of course, very funny). This is all about balance and taking a look on previous releases I think it is time to make a Bossa Nova album performed by a female singer, breaking the sequence of instrumental albums of the last few days. I hope we all enjoy this one. Let's see.

This is Marcia - Eu e a Brisa (1968), for Philips, which is the debut LP of this really important and unfortunately underated artist. Marcia performed with great artists like Vinicius de Moraes, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro and her long time partner Baden Powell. This album has also important for being the first recording of Johnny Alf's Eu e a Brisa, previously performed by Marcia at III Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira (1968). The back cover brings liner notes written by Flávio Cavalcanti, who decided not to mention anything about the musicians, just making comments about Marcia. Tracks include:

01 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf)
02 - Pra Machucar Meu Coração (Ary Barroso)
03 - Canção Que Morre no Ar (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 - Se a Gente Morresse de Amor (Lindolfo Gaya / Helder Camara)
05 - É Preciso Dizer Adeus (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Passa Por Mim (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - A Volta (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
08 - Samba da Pergunta (Pingarilho / Marcos Vasconcellos)
09 - Dorme Profundo (Pingarilho / Marcos Valle)
10 - Aula de Matemática (Tom Jobim / Marino Pinto)
11 - De Você Eu Gosto (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
12 - Eu Também Preciso de Você (Silvinha Telles)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sebastiao Tapajos - Violao & Amigos (1979)

Sebastiao Tapajos is a gifted musician. He has a classical background and started with his instrument at the age of nine, encouraged by his own father, being also his first teacher. His classical training and interest in popular music defined his style by a blend of the two schools, providing a transparent connection between the classical and popular. Sebastiao Tapajos has close to 50 albums recorded, in Brazil and outside. However, most of his discography is still unknown to me, his albums are hard to find, especially those recorded on vinyl and who never had a chance of a reprint on CD. Violao & Amigos is a great find. Let's see.

This is Sebastiao Tapajos - Violao & Amigos (1979), for RCA Victor, with the participation of Hermeto Pascoal, Paulo Moura and Mauricio Einhorn. I found this one a week ago, being sold for a ridiculous price. Since then, he has been constantly spinned. I was not able to accomplish an acceptable back cover restoration; being offered in the state it was found. I think this is a rather unknown record and I'm confident that our community will receive it with enthusiasm. Tracks include:


Sebastiao Tapajos
Luizao, Sebastiao Antonio, Aldo
Chiquinho do Acordeon
Paulo Moura
(soprano, alto sax)
Hermeto Pascoal
Mauricio Einhorn
Pedro Sorongo Santos
(percussion, vocals)
Mario, Roberto, Regininha, Evinha
(vocals on 08 - Pai Joao)

Track List

01 - Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo / Niltinho Tristeza)
02 - Chorinho Em Ré (Sebastião Tapajós)
03 - Sorriso da Tristeza (Sebastião Tapajós / Maurício Einhorn)
04 - Estudo Afro Samba (Sebastião Tapajós)
05 - Jongo (João Pernambuco)
06 - Belém (Sebastião Tapajós)
07 - Bem Estar (Sebastião Tapajós / Maurício Einhorn)
08 - Pai João (Sebastião Tapajós / L. Carlos de Souza)
09 - Luar de Santarém (Sebastião Tapajós)
10 - Asa Branca (Luis Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira)
11 - Lo Que Vendras (Astor Piazzolla)
12 - Tudo Bem (Geraldo Vespar)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Paulo Freire - Orgao + Batucada = Samba (1978)

Hello, good evening! I'm really satisfied with the quality of the music we had at Loronix across the last days. The idea is to slow down a little bit the release of new music and keep a strong pace on links reactivation. I think this new approach is really good, as the feedback received has been positive with no exceptions. Anyway, today is Saturday and we need some relaxation, after all, Saturday is the day of Samba at Loronix. Let's see.

This is Paulo Freire - Orgao + Batucada = Samba (1978), for Copacabana, featuring the Brazilian organist Paulo Freire, probably unknown to many friends. Paulo Freire delivers infectious Samba grooves on top of a Samba repertoire full of very popular songs. I must admit this album is my first experience with Paulo Freire, which is some kind of late Andre Penazzi, very active on recordings throughout the 70's. This album works according to what is proposed to be and I believe it is a great treat for those who like organ playing with Samba rhythm. Tracks include:

01 - Ilha de Maré (Walmir Lima / Lupa)
02 - Osso Duro de Roer (Benito di Paula) Assobiar Ou Chupar Cana (Benito di Paula)
03 - Mulher à Brasileira (Luis Ayrão)
04 - O Que Será (Flor da Terra) (Chico Buarque) Meu Caro Amigo (Chico Buarque / Francis Hime)
05 - O Que Você Tem Garota (Jorginho do Império / Dico da Cuíca)
06 - Vou Levando Meu Canto (Nerino Silva / Marinaldo)
07 - Vai Ou Não Vai (Martinho da Vila)
08 - Quando Será (Zé Rodrix / Livi)
09 - Propagas (Jorge Lucas)
10 - Olho Por Olho (Daniel Santos / Zé do Maranhão) Oi Compadre (Martinho da Vila)
11 - O Barba Azul (Chico da Silva / Venâncio)
12 - Coisa da Antiga (Wilson Moreira / Nei Lopes)
13 - Black Samba (Voltaire / Antônio Carlos) Saco de Feijão (Francisco Santana)