Saturday, November 08, 2008

Pernambuco do Pandeiro e Seu Regional - Batucando no Morro (1958)

Hello, good evening! Another important album being reissued at Loronix, which is also one of the first posts made available here. It is really nice to bring it back to our discography. By the time it was made available in August 2006, I thought it was the first participation of Hermeto Pascoal on recordings. I was wrong, this is his second album. The first is Clovis Pereira – Ritmos Alucinantes (1956), with Hermeto Pascoal playing accordion in two tracks. I’m searching this album and I would be really pleased if someone can make it for our discography. Batucando no Morro is the first album were Hermeto Pascoal plays in all tracks. I will keep my original writing with minor adjustments. Let’s see.

This is Pernambuco do Pandeiro e Seu Regional – Batucando no Morro (1958), for Tiger, featuring Hermeto Pascoal accordion in all tracks. Brazilian regional groups were assembled by guitar, accordion, flute, pandeiro and cavaquinho. They were active from the 30’s to 60’s. Hermeto Pascoal can be easily identified at this cover holding an accordion. Tracks include:


Pernambuco do Pandeiro, Escurinho
Hermeto Pascoal
(violão de 7 cordas)
Buey Moreira, Arno Carnegal
Raul Marques
Boca de Ouro

Track List

01 - Barracão (Luis Antônio / Oldemar Magalhães)
02 - Homenagem à Velha Guarda (Sivuca)
03 - Eu Nasci no Morro (Ary Barroso)
04 - Eu Quero É Sossego (K-Ximbinho)
05 - De Perna Bamba (Guio de Morais)
06 - Um Chorinho Pra Você (Severino Araújo)
07 - A Voz do Morro (Zé Keti)
08 - Vem Amor (Renan França / Jair Silveira)
09 - Vai Mesmo (Ataulfo Alves)
10 - Um Chorinho na Aldeia (Severino Araújo)
11 - Fracasso (Nazareno de Brito / Fernando César)
12 - Deixando Saudades (P. Sobrinho / M. Rodrigues)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Newton Mendonca Tribute - Em Cada Estrela uma Cancao (1961)

Hello, good evening! I will try to bring back two important posts to Loronix today (I hope I can made the second!), starting with one of the most awesome contribution made by a very good friend, the influential Bossa Nova collector Caetano Rodrigues. This is a tribute album to Newton Mendonca, a truly important Brazilian musician that passed away very early, but left a strong contribution to Brazilian popular music. I will keep my original writing made at August 2007. Let’s see.

> original post:

It is very hard to start writing for such post. This was supposed to be first today and I had to postpone guaranteeing a respectful homage to Newton Mendonca, the great musician and songwriter that left us very early. Newton Mendonça left us in 1960 with the very young age of 33. He was childhood friend and partner of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the author of some of the most important Bossa Nova songs, such as: Desafinado, Foi a Noite, Samba de Uma Nota So, Meditacao, So Saudade, among others. Caetano Rodrigues sent this fantastic Copacabana label tribute album that I did not known the existence and I'm very proud to make it available on this respectful homage to Newton Mendonca.

This is Em Cada Estrela uma Cancao (1961), for Copacabana, featuring Ernani Filho, Marisa Gata Mansa and Carminha Mascarenhas renditions to Newton Mendonca compositions. Really beautiful tribute álbum with Orchestra conducted by Maestro Pachequinho backing Ernani Filho and Marisa Gata Mansa. Carminha Mascarenhas has "Conjunto" accompaniment. A constellation of musicians performs in this session. Personnel listing is available bellow, as well tracks. Tracks include:




Irany Pinto, Pinheiro, Pascoli, Collaccico, Jorge, Homero, Piersanti, Yuri, Daleslaw, Joao, Andrea, Bisaggio
Cesar, Renault, Murillo
Mario Tavares, Guerra, Hertel
Maria Celia
Formiga, Julio, Djalma, Barreto
Maciel I, Maciel II, Manoel
Netinho, Carlos Gaspar, Ze Bodega, Bijou, Aurino
Chaim Lewak
Ze Americo
Waltel Branco
Geraldo, Jair Barbosa
Maestro Pachequinho

Track List

01 - Foi a Noite (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - ERNANI FILHO
02 - Canção do Pescador (Newton Mendonça) - MARISA
03 - Canção do Azul (Newton Mendonça) - MARISA
04 - Só Saudade (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - ERNANI FILHO
05 - Caminhos Cruzados (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - MARISA
06 - Seu Amor Você (Newton Mendonça) - MARISA
07 - Luar e Batucada (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
08 - Discussão (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
09 - Meditação (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
10 - O Tempo Não Desfaz (Newton Mendonça) - ERNANI FILHO
11 - Desafinado (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS
12 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Newton Mendonça / Tom Jobim) - CARMINHA MASCARENHAS

PS.: I bet all my debts that Walter Wanderley is the organ heard on Carminha Mascarenhas and “Conjunto” tracks!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Os Cariocas - Minha Namorada (1990)

Hello, good evening! I found this album on one of those old vinyl shops in Rio, and I always thought it was just a compilation with tracks taken from previous albums. If I knew this is the first album recorded by Os Cariocas after a 21 years hiatus, I would have made it available at Loronix earlier. Minha Namorada features a repertoire with the greatest Os Cariocas tunes. The cover brings autographs of each component, where Quartera signs in place of Luiz Roberto, who unfortunately died in this period. Confirmation is needed, but I believe this album was signed by Os Cariocas after the tragic Luiz Roberto passing. Let’s see.

This is Os Cariocas – Minha Namorada (1990), for Som Livre. It is unbelievable this album is out of print. The recording quality is amazing and I really recommend that you take good headphones to hear the sophisticated vocal arrangements made by Severino Filho. Os Cariocas is really a unique and very special vocal group. Tracks include:


Severino Filho
(piano, 1st voice, arrangements)
(violao, 2nd voice)
Luiz Roberto
(bass, 3rd voice)
(drums, 4th voice)

Track List

01 - Minha Namorada (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Samba do Avião (Tom Jobim)
03 - Tema Para Lúcia (Severino Filho)
04 - Samba da Pergunta (Pingarilho / Marcos Vasconcellos)
05 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Ela É Carioca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Wave (Tom Jobim)
08 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
09 - Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Bola Sete - O Extraordinario Bola Sete (1962)

Hello, good evening! I thought I knew something about Brazilian popular music before opening Loronix, but when I met respected collectors such like Caetano Rodrigues and Jorge Mello, I realized I was totally ignorant about several things. Jorge Mello provides the show today, showing this truly nice Bola Sete LP recorded for Odeon in 1962 featuring an organist, not a standard musician, but the mighty Luiz Eça dueling with Bola Sete on electric organ, an unusual instrument for Luiz Eça. Let’s see.

This is Bola Sete – O Extraordinario Bola Sete (1962), for Odeon, featuring Luiz Eca at organ in seven tracks. I think you should take this one for a hearing. These early Bola Sete LPs released by Odeon never had a chance to reach the CD age and it is not every day you have the chance to hear Luiz Eca playing organ. Bola Sete is not alone at the remaining five tracks, he has the accompaniment of another unusual formation, three piston players. Unfortunately, remaining musicians in this session were not credited by Odeon. Tracks include:


Bola Sete
Luiz Eca

Track List

01 - Menino Desce Daí (Paulinho Nogueira)
02 - Deixa Andar (Jujuba)
03 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Eu Vou de Samba Rock (Bola Sete)
05 - Fico Triste Sem Twist (Bola Sete)
06 - Meu Mundo Diferente (Eva de R. Konrad / Bola Sete)
07 - On The Street Where You Live (Loewe / Lerner)
08 - Un Recuerdo (Gill)
09 - Noite Chuvosa (Fernando César / João Leal Brito ''Britinho'')
10 - Meu Nome É Ninguém (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
11 - Piel Canela (Bobby Capó)
12 - Brigitte Bardot (Miguel Gustavo)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Elizeth Cardoso - O Inverno do Meu Tempo (1979)

Hello, good evening! I was busy tonight, working on new features to Loronix, which is an update and a complete redesign of our album search application, Loronix Find it. I like to develop new things to Loronix. It is very important to improve Loronix on regular basis. It is also very fun to make such things. So fun, I miss the time for this update. By the way, a required upgrade of a really solid album released in the end of 2006, and recorded by one of my favorite singers, Elizeth Cardoso. Let’s see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso – O Inverno do Meu Tempo (1979), for Som Livre, featuring Elizeth Cardoso backed by a breathtaking cast of musicians, including Baden Powell performing his composition Velho Amigo on track 11. It is fantastic how Elizeth Cardoso delivers an above the average performance in such period of her career. She seems to be always in control of everything, from the repertoire to musicians she gathers to recording sessions. I’m tired to research, but I cannot remember a CD reissue of this classic album. Tracks include:


Ze Menezes, Waltel Branco, Helio Capucci, Neco, Dino 7 Cordas, Raphael Rabello, Baden Powell
Alceu Camara Maia, Mane do Cavaco
Sergio Barroso, Luizao, Gabriel Bezerra de Mello
Antonio Adolfo, Sergio Carvalho
Wilson das Neves
Alberto das Neves, Oswaldo da Silva, Marcal, Luna, Elizeu Felix, Elias Ferreira, Wilson Canegal, Gordinho, Doutor do Repique, Geraldo Sabino, Belelau
Braz Limonge Filho, Jorge Ferreira da Silva, Mauro Senise, Franklin
Edson Maciel, Nelsinho
Darcy da Cruz
Ze Bodega, Bijou, Aurino, Pedro Silveira Neto
Antonio Candido Sobrinho, Luiz Candido da Costa
Mauricio Einhorn

Radames Gnattali, Sivuca, Sergio Carvalho, Geraldo Vespar, Antonio Adolfo

Track List

01 - Mulata Faceira (João Nogueira / Paulo César Pinheiro) with João Nogueira
02 - Queixa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - No Tempo dos Quintais (Sivuca / Paulinho Tapajós)
04 - Unhas (Dona Ivone Lara / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
05 - Mar de Vermelho e Branco (Silvio César / Haroldo Costa)
06 - O Inverno do Meu Tempo (Cartola / Roberto Nascimento)
07 - Primavera/outono (Sergio Carvalho / Silvio César)
08 - Voltar (Delcio Carvalho)
09 - Migalhas (Paulo Valdez / Sergio Santana)
10 - Por Quase Nada (Tavinho Bonfá / Ivan Wrigg)
11 - Velho Amigo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) with Baden Powell
12 - De Repente (Silvio César)
13 - Bachianas Brasileiras Nº 5 - 1ª Parte da Ária (Cantilena) (Villa-Lobos / David Nasser)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Luiz Vieira - Retalhos do Nordeste (1958) with orchestra by Moacir Santos

Hello, good evening! There was a time at Loronix where Saturday was a day devoted to Samba releases. We had a lot of fun on those Saturdays, many new friends were attracted and the initiative was really successful. Saturday was also a day dedicated to experiments with the launch of genres that are not regularly released at Loronix.

This is the idea behind this post. I have this album with me for a long time, but never considered a candidate to Loronix. In spite of this beautiful cover, the vinyl is very – I said VERY – scratched and I could not remove all imperfections. Retalhos do Nordeste brings a singer never released before and features arrangements of Maestro Moacir Santos. Let’s see.

This is Luiz Vieira – Retalhos do Nordeste (1958), for Copacabana, featuring a not credited conjunto regional on Side A and orchestra on Side B with arrangements by Maestro Moacir Santos. Luiz Vieira is a Brazilian singer and composer with more than 300 compositions recorded by renowned Brazilian artists. Retratos do Nordeste is Luiz Vieira first LP. Tracks include:

01 - Meus Canarin (Luiz Vieira / Timóteo Martins)
02 - Na Asa do Vento (Luiz Vieira / João do Vale)
03 - O Coco É Meu (Luiz Vieira)
04 - Maria Filó (O Danado do Trem) (Luiz Vieira / João do Vale)
05 - Embolada Mudou (Luiz Vieira)
06 - Menino de Braçanã (Luiz Vieira / Arnaldo Passos)
07 - O Vaqueiro (Luiz Vieira)
08 - Os Olhinhos do Menino (Luiz Vieira)
09 - Cantiga da Lembrança (Luiz Vieira / Epaminonas Souza)
10 - Bicha Coirãna (Luiz Vieira)