Hello, good evening! We made a small homage to the Brazilian diva Doris Monteiro a couple of days ago, and now it is time to celebrate another Diva, very connected with Bossa Nova keeping an active and productive career across decades. Claudette Soares. She started very early at 10 singing on radio shows, recording her first album, a 78rpm in 1954. Claudette Soares was also crooner of the legendary Hotel Plaza nightclub, a meeting point in the beginning of Bossa Nova years.
I'm taking a unique Claudette Soares release recorded in 1968, featuring arrangements by Maestro Rogerio Duprat and based on the repertoire of three young Brazilian composers at that time, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque and Caetano Veloso. Let's see.
This is Claudette Soares - Gil-Chico-Veloso por Claudette Soares (1968), for Philips, with the not credited participation of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, performing with Claudette Soares in 11 - Clara (Caetano Veloso) and 12 - Yemanja (Gilberto Gil / Othon Bastos). We have a short and really amazing record here and you can call it whatever you want to call since it has several influences, such like Bossa Nova, Samba, Tropicalia, MPB, etc. My searches were not successful when looking for additional information about this album, perhaps Gil-Chico-Veloso por Claudette Soares never had a chance to be issued in the CD format, which is something I would like to see one day. Personnel listing was not credited by Philips. Tracks include:
01 - Januária (Chico Buarque)
02 - Lia (Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil)
03 - Frevo Rasgado (Gilberto Gil / Bruno Ferreira)
04 - Desencontro (Chico Buarque)
05 - Deus Vos Salve Esta Casa Santa (Caetano Veloso / Torquato Neto)
06 - Mancada (Gilberto Gil)
07 - Bandolim (Chico Buarque)
08 - Remelexo (Caetano Veloso)
09 - Domingou (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
10 - Lua Cheia (Chico Buarque / Toquinho)
11 - Clara (Caetano Veloso) with GILBERTO GIL
12 - Yemanjá (Gilberto Gil / Othon Bastos) with GILBERTO GIL