Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sivuca - Live at the Village Gate (1973)

Hello, good evening! Wish I have much more energy tonight, because this is a special night and this is a really special post. This is the first of a probably endless series of album that will come to Loronix through a donation. Yes, I said a donation, and not a standard donation, but a complete collection, perhaps more than 700 records, spanning decades of Brazilian popular music.

The one responsible for this fantastic donation is a great friend. We have been together on on-line adventures since the 1980's decade, a time that Internet was such like a dream and we had a lot of fun with BBSs. By the way, this friend reminds me CentroIn, which was really the best BBS in Rio de Janeiro (this is an easy hint to discover who is zeca!).

I said I'm tired and I'm really exhausted today. It is better and prudent to announce who made this donation later. By now, let's stay with this suspense atmosphere and this great album never released before at Loronix and hard to believe that has gone out of print. Let's see.

This is Sivuca - Live at the Village Gate (1973), for Vanguard, made available here with the Brazilian Copacabana issue. I would like to wait a couple of days to release this album in December 15th as a tribute to Sivuca's passing in 2006, but I could not resist. This album was a missing piece in my collection and, of course, a missing piece at Loronix. Live at Village Gate was recorded at the homonymous Village Gate, a nightclub in New York City, and features Sivuca on his peak, backed by American musicians. I would like to send my best vibrations and wish a nice weekend to everybody. Tracks include:


(vocals, violao, accordion, piano, percussion)

Cindy Kimball
(voice, percussion)
Morris Goldberg
Mervin Bronson
Angel Allende
Sadiq Shabazz

Track List

01 - Adeus Maria Fulô (Sivuca / Humberto Teixeira)
02 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - It Might Have Been (Sivuca / D. Speropoles)
04 - Rancho Fundo (Ary Barroso)
05 - Ain't no Sunshine (B. Withers)
06 - Marina (Dorival Caymmi)
07 - Coisa Nº 10 (Moacir Santos)
08 - Batucada (Sivuca)


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Simonetti e Sua Orquestra - Dance com Simonetti (1961)

Hello, good evening! It is really, really nice to share another album recorded by Maestro Simonetti. It is also really amazing to know that this one never had a previous release at Loronix. I think Simonetti has many fans among Loronix's community, such like Caetano Rodrigues, another Simonetti enthusiast that should be really pleased to see this one. By the way, this cover is simple, but is very beautiful and very efficient to sell this kind of album. Let's see.

This is Simonetti e Sua Orquestra - Dance com Simonetti (1961), for RGE, featuring renditions a Brazilian and international repertoire in the "Para Dancar" style. Simonetti was born in Italy, came to Brazil in 1949, staying until the mid 1960's, when he decided to come back to his homeland in Italy. Simonetti was very famous in Brazil, recording several albums, writing arrangements to renowned Brazilian artists, such like: Maysa, Agostinho dos Santos, Elza Laranjeira, Dick Farney, Leny Eversong, and many others. He was an active songwriter to Vera Cruz, a famous Brazilian movie studio and also a host of shows in Brazilian TV. My knowledge on Simonetti activities in Italy is very limited, feel free to send comments if you have additional information. Tracks include:

01 - O Homem do Braço de Ouro (Delilah Jones) (S. Fyne / E. Bernstein)
02 - Chá-chá-chá Egypcio (Claude)
03 - Blue Mon (L. Hart / R. Rodgers)
04 - Babá de Mulher (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
05 - Bombay (Welk / Cates)
06 - Brasil 61 (Claude)
07 - The Exodus Song (Gold / P. Boone)
08 - C'est Magnifique (Cole Porter)
09 - La Habanera (Da Ópera ''Carmen'') (Bizet)
10 - Tonight My Love Tonight (Paul Anka)
11 - The Continental (Magidson / Genrad)
12 - Sheherazade (Rimsky / Korsakoff)


Monday, December 01, 2008

Carlos Lyra e Dulce Nunes - Pobre Menina Rica (1964)

Hello, good evening! I'm opening the week with a self-explanatory release. Actually, this is the repost of an anthological record, made available at Loronix in February 2007 and moved to draft a couple of weeks later due a technical problems with the transfer. Since then, I lost my hope to make it again, it is out of print and the last reissue was made in the remote year of 1996. This is 1996 CD issue, made available by Loronix Official Audio Engineer, better, our Official Audio Scientist, the mighty AdHoc with another flawless transfer and very solid release. Let's see.

This is Carlos Lyra e Dulce Nunes - Pobre Menina Rica (1964), for Columbia, music by Carlos Lyra and poetry by Vinicius de Moraes. This is the soundtrack of a play that also had on stage Vinicius de Moraes and Nara Leao, together. Dulce Nunes shares the main performer role with Carlos Lyra and this cute record also features Maestro Moacir Santos, the singer Thelma, Catulo de Paula and Maestro Radames Gnattali as the music director. I'm sure that nothing can go wrong with this fantastic AdHoc's contribution. By the way, AdHoc suggests Carlos Lyra official website with Carlos Lyra's statement of the whole story behind the creation of Pobre Menina Rica with Vinicius de Moraes, in Portuguese and English. I wish a very nice and prolific week to all Loronix's friends around the world. Tracks include:

01 - Marcha do Amanhecer (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra with Moacir Santos e Coro
02 - Samba do Carioca (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra with Moacir Santos e Coro
03 - Cartão de Visita (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra
04 - Broto Triste (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra
05 - A Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra & Dulce Nunes
06 - Sabe Você (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra
07 - Pau-de-arara (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Catulo de Paula
08 - Canção do Amor Que Chegou (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Dulce Nunes
09 - Maria Moita (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Thelma Soares
10 - A Minha Desventura (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra
11 - Valsa Dueto (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) Carlos Lyra & Dulce Nunes