Friday, September 26, 2008

Anamaria & Mauricio - No, No, No... Estamos na Nossa (1970)

Hello, good evening! This is the first out of a series of posts sponsored by a family, serving Brazilian music to the world since 2004. Meet Jose Ignacio Neto, grandchild of the legendary Nono Ze, owner, founder and maintainer of one of the first podcast services made available online, AVolta, which was all about Brazilian music. I said was, but the legacy remains on line as several episodes available at Odeo and Podcast Directory. I’m not sure the music is still available, but Ignacio’s writings really worth checking out.

Anyway, Jose Ignacio Neto speaks about the Ignacio’s story and I would like to invite you to engage his first contribution, which is Anamaria and Mauricio first album by Continental in 1972, arranged by Antonio Adolfo, Chico de Moraes, Arthur Verocai and Jongo Trio. According with JIN, a sought after by DJs in Europe and Japan, featuring a Repertoire chosen by Antonio Adolfo who appears to be playing electric piano on most selections. Let’s see.

Jose Ignacio Neto welcome message to Loronix community:

In 2004, despite his great age, my grandfather Jose Ignacio Brasileiro de Souza e Castro, was one of the world's very first podcasters and the first person to podcast rare old Brasilian music to a curious world.

His podcast Avolta Brazilian Rare Grooves created each week in his apartment in Copacabana, was soon cult listening around the globe. However, in mid 2005 he passed away and for some time the music was stopped.

All was not lost, however, 'Nono Ze' as we liked to call him, left his entire record collections of over 150,000 78s, LPs, and cassettes to my father Jose Ignacio Jr. My father soon began to take up the podcast where Nono Ze left off. So was born Avolta Jr. Alas, my father was unable to find time to keep the podcasts going for more than one year, and even Avolta Jr also stopped podcasting. Further there was a big tragedy. His secret apartment in Flamengo (where my grandmother once believed Nono Ze kept his mistress but where in reality he kept his gigantic record collection) suffered from a terrible fire which melted so many of those fantastic records. But, not all of them...

But now it's the time to introduce myself Jose Ignacio Brasileiro de Souza e Castro Neto - that means grandson. That's right I am now the third member of my family to assume the Avolta name, and zecalouro has kindly invited me to post some of Nono Ze's fantastic collection of rare Brazilian records to help and assist the amazing work already taken by Zeca and his Loronix friends.

So thank you Avolta fans for your patience and let's start with the first post (of many we hope...)

This is Anamaria & Mauricio – No, No, No… Estamos na Nossa (1970), for Continental, featuring Jongo Trio, orchestral accompaniment and Lanny Gordin as special guest. Tracks include:

01 - Freio Aerodinâmico (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - Lê Lê Lê (Ivan Lins / Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza)
03 - Marina Eu Vou (Ivan Lins / Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza)
04 - Escrito na Parede da Varanda (Ruy Maurity / José Jorge)
05 - No No No Estamos na Nossa (Fernando Lona / Vidal França)
06 - Madalena (Ivan Lins / Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza)
07 - Quem Vem de Lá (Arthur Verocai / Paulinho Tapajós)
08 - Pelo Teletipo (Ruy Maurity / José Jorge)
09 - Amém América (Ruy Maurity / José Jorge)
10 - Ele e Ela (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
11 - Minie (Ruy Maurity / José Jorge)
12 - Fotograma Click (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Marlene, Toquinho & Gianfrancesco Guarnieri - Botequim (1973)

Hello, good evening! I’m perhaps in the mood of addressing long time requests made by our community. That’s what happened in the last post by Sergio Ricardo and his sought after collaboration with Piri Reis and friends. And it happens again today with this unknown but fertile collaboration between Toquinho and Gianfrancesco Sigfrido Benedetto Marinenghi de Guarnieri, mostly known as Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, an important Brazilian actor and play writer.

In spite of being not credited as main performer at Botequim, Marlene, the great diva of the golden Radio Nacional years make the difference here. That’s why I decided to include her name as main performer at Loronix. Let’s see.

This is Marlene, Toquinho & Gianfrancesco Guarnieri – Botequim (1973), for RGE, featuring music composed by Toquinho and Gianfrancesco Guarnieri for three Guarnieri plays, Botequim, Castro Alves pede Passagem and Um Grito Parado no Ar. Loronixer’s Brazilian friends will immediately associate Gianfrancesco Guarnieri with the play Eles Nao usam Black Tie, written eight years later in 1981, an acknowledged play inside and outside Brazil. This is a nice album with Marlene delivering beautiful singing and Toquinho playing very solid. Tracks include:

01 - Quem Sabe Mais (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: MARLENE
02 - Esperando Por Você (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: TOQUINHO
03 - Canção do Medo (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: MARLENE
04 - Meu Tempo e Castro Alves (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: TOQUINHO
05 - Sou Assim (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: MARLENE
06 - Um Grito Parado no Ar (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: TOQUINHO
07 - Quanto Vale Uma Criança (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: TOQUINHO / MARLENE
08 - Embolada no Carrapato (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: GIANFRANCESCO GUARNIERI
09 - Mesa de Bar (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: MARLENE
10 - Dane-se (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: MARLENE
11 - Vem Amor Vem Vingança (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: TOQUINHO
12 - Bobeou Não Vai Entender (Toquinho / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with: TOQUINHO