Saturday, February 14, 2009

Johnny Alf - Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira 43 (1972)

Hello, good evening! Yet another tiny record from Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira collection made available at Loronix, once again, another really worth checking release. For those who do not know this collection, Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira was published in 48 issues by Editora Abril Cultural between the years 1970 and 1972. Each issue includes a magazine with the size of a 10" record and a 10" record with a summary of the featured artist. It is perfect if you want get along with an artist on a single hearing. Let's see.

This is Johnny Alf - Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira - 43 (1972), for Abril Cultural, featuring the Bossa Nova giant Johnny Alf performing his compositions and other artists performing Johnny Alf music. I said the collection is great, but the thing I like most is the magazine featuring pictures that are not easy to find, such as the one I'm making available below. I don't have muscles to transfer the magazine to digital format. My apologies. Perhaps one day I can have someone else working at Loronix. Tracks include:

The Performers

Johnny Alf
Doris Monteiro
Zimbo Trio
Sansa Trio

Track List

01 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf) with Doris Monteiro
02 - Seu Chopin Desculpe (Johnny Alf) with Johnny Alf
03 - Ilusão a Toa (Johnny Alf) with Johnny Alf
04 - Kaô-xangô (Johnny Alf) with Zimbo Trio
05 - Céu e Mar (Johnny Alf) with Johnny Alf
06 - Disa (Johnny Alf / Maurício Einhorn) with Sansa Trio
07 - Fim de Semana Em Eldorado (Johnny Alf) with Johnny Alf
08 - Rapaz de Bem (Johnny Alf) with Johnny Alf


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio (1966)

Hello, good evening! Here we have an album that does not need to be explained in details. Tamba Trio was one of the nicest vocal / instrumental Bossa Nova combos from the 1960's and it is very hard to find someone that doesn't have good feelings about these guys. This album was released in the middle of two classic and well-known Tamba Trio records, which is Tamba Trio - Tempo (1964) and Tamba 4 - We and the Sea (1967), for A&M records in the US. Thanks Jorge Mello for another nice contribution. Let's see.

This is Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio (1966), for Philips, featuring Luiz Eca, Bebeto, Ohana and the participation of Orquestra Sinfonica do Teatro Municipal. I have been digging Google's results for additional information about this album, but my searches were unsuccessful. I cannot explain why this album is a missing piece even in some important discographies. Anyway, there is a bad thing about this post. I forgot to transfer and include the back cover at the zl ball, which is a very important back cover written by Edu Lobo with detailed information about Tamba Trio and the new composers Caetano Veloso (05 - Quem me Dera, 11 - No Carnaval), Gilberto Gil (03 - Iemanja, 07 - Procissao) and Francis Hime (02 - Minha, 06 - Sem Mais Adeus). The back cover update will come tomorrow night. Stay tuned! Tracks include:


Luiz Eca
(piano, arrangements, music direction)
(bass, flute)

Track list

01 - Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Minha (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra)
03 - Iemanjá (Gilberto Gil / Othon Bastos)
04 - Canção do Nosso Amor (Silveira / Dalto)
05 - Quem Me Dera (Caetano Veloso)
06 - Sem Mais Adeus (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Procissão (Gilberto Gil)
08 - Imagem (Luis Eça / Aloysio de Oliveira)
09 - Pra Dizer Adeus (Edu Lobo / Torquato Neto)
10 - Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo / Niltinho Tristeza)
11 - No Carnaval (Caetano Veloso / Jota)
12 - Veleiro (Edu Lobo)

If you need the back cover, please follow this link: BACK.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Doces Barbaros - Doces Barbaros (1976)

I have a nice connection with this album and I'm glad it is back to Loronix again. The first time it was made available, it lasts less than 24 hours. I made it by mistake, a few copies were already being sold by an on-line store and now it has gone definitively out of print, which is a shame, this is a classic. As I said, this album was important for my background as an amateur musician and also to drag my attention to Brazilian music and the four giants that share the role of main performer, the tropicalia legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Gal Costa and Caetano's sister Maria Bethania. Let's see.

This is Doces Barbaros - Doces Barbaros (1976), for Philips, according with many reviews I read today, this is one of the nicest Brazilian popular music albums recorded in the 70's. The group and the concert were assembled to celebrate 10 years of their artistic career. I also learn something that I did not know today, a DVD was released with original footage of these concerts as a documentary featuring backstage scenes and live performances. Meanwhile, let's stay with this double album, in the spirit of Carmen Miranda Centennial. Tracks include:

Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa & Maria Bethania


Arnaldo Brandao
Chiquinho Azevedo
Djalma Correa
Mauro Senise
Perinho Santana
Tomas Improta
Tuze de Abreu

Track List

01 - Os Mais Doces Bárbaros (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Fé Cega Faca Amolada (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos)
03 - Atiraste Uma Pedra (Herivelto Martins / David Nasser)
04 - Pássaro Proibido (Caetano Veloso / Maria Bethânia)
05 - Chuckberry Fields Forever (Gilberto Gil)
06 - Genesis (Caetano Veloso)
07 - Tarasca Guidon (Waly Salomão)
08 - Eu e Ela Estávamos Ali Encostados na Parede (Gilberto Gil)
09 - Esotérico (Gilberto Gil)
10 - Eu Te Amo (Caetano Veloso)
11 - O Seu Amor (Gilberto Gil)
12 - Quando (Gal Costa / Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil)
13 - Pé Quente Cabeça Fria (Gilberto Gil)
14 - Peixe (Caetano Veloso)
15 - Um Índio (Caetano Veloso)
16 - São João Xangô Menino (Gilberto Gil / Caetano Veloso)
17 - Nós Por Exemplo (Gilberto Gil)
18 - Os Mais Doces Bárbaros (Caetano Veloso)


Carmen Miranda | 100 Anos

Hello, good evening! Brazil celebrates Carmen Miranda 100th Centennial today. She was born in 9 February 1909. I'm disappointed for not having any album with her unique music to make a tribute. However, it is essential that Loronix makes this tribute.

I like this picture with Carmen Miranda without all that tropical clothes and I hope you also like it. In addition, I'm making available two videos that are really worth checking out. The first video features Carmen Miranda hosted by Ed Wynn in 1949, United States. She has the accompaniment of the legendary O Bando da Lua, and you can notice the presence of Aloysio de Oliveira among O Bando da Lua members. Thanks to Doni Sacramento for this important document. The second features the last known Carmen Miranda images and impressive scenes of her funeral in Rio de Janeiro, 1955. Thanks to In Memorian website for sharing this film.

I hope our tribute to Carmen Miranda is respectful and appropriate to the importance of this great artist.

Hope uEnjoy!


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Dilermando Reis - Gotas de Lagrimas (1963)

Hello, good evening! When I started this transfer tonight, I realized that I could not get away from the turntable hearing the opening track 01 - Gotas de Lagrimas, which is also the title track, a beautiful waltz, and perhaps a complex and challenging piece to any guitar player, absolutely unknown to me. Later, a few Google searches were enough to understand that Mozart Bicalho (Gotas de Lagrimas composer) is another Brazilian guitar master, compared to big names such like Joao Pernambuco and Canhoto. I will tell you a little bit more about this piece. Let's see.

This is Dilermando Reis - Gotas de Lagrimas (1963), for Continental, another worth checking Dilermando Reis LP, featuring his own compositions and renditions of well-known instrumental tunes. Gotas de Lagrimas was recorded for the first time by Mozart Bicalho in 1930, having its first transcription in the early 1960's by Dilermando Reis, who made a very important work of publishing in written music many tunes that are considered today a very important part of Brazilian guitar tradition. As a whole, Gotas de Lagrimas is a delicious album, tailored for musicians and people who just want to appreciate beautiful tunes played by a really gifted musician. Tracks include:

01 - Gotas de Lágrimas (Mozart Bicalho)
02 - Brejeiro (Ernesto Nazareth)
03 - Volve Volve (Carola)
04 - La Cumparsita (Matos Rodrigues)
05 - Rapsódia Infantil (Dilermando Reis)
06 - Nossa Ternura (Dilermando Reis)
07 - Cateretê Mineiro (Levino Conceição)
08 - Cisne Branco (Antônio Manoel do Espírito Santo / Benedito Xavier de Macedo)
09 - Eterna Saudade (Dilermando Reis)
10 - Interrogando (João Pernambuco)
11 - Gauchinha (Dilermando Reis)
12 - Suspiro da Nega (Nelson Piló)