Saturday, February 28, 2009

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Nova Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira (1977)

Hello! This is another surprising chapter of Historia da MPB collection by Abril Cultural. Actually, this is from 1977 Nova Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira, a second and revised edition of the original and first issued in the very beginning of the 1970's. I always thought how would be the chapter dedicated to Antonio Carlos Jobim and it is better than my expectations. This cover, with a very unusual picture of Jobim and the back cover with the Maestro playing flute lying on the roof with the city around justified the wait. I always heard all issues from this collection were easy to find, but I think this is an exception. Let's see.

This is Antonio Carlos Jobim - Nova Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira (1977), for Abril Cultural, featuring highlights of Jobim repertoire performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and others, such like Joao Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Agostinho dos Santos, Dick Farney, Lucio Alves, Sylvia Telles and Elis Regina. This is a great album for those who want to know Jobim music at a glance. There are some important tracks here, such like 02 - Chega de Saudade and 03 - Desafinado, taken from Joao Gilberto debut LP recorded in 1958, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim with orchestra. This series is really addictive and probably we will have a sequel in the forthcoming weeks. Tracks include:

The Performers



Track List

01 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) with JOAO GILBERTO, STAN GETZ & ASTRUD GILBERTO
02 - Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) with JOAO GILBERTO
03 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) with JOAO GILBERTO
04 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) with ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
05 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) with AGOSTINHO DOS SANTOS
06 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira) with SYLVIA TELLES
07 - Teresa da Praia (Tom Jobim / Billy Blanco) with DICK FARNEY & LUCIO ALVES
08 - Águas de Março (Tom Jobim) with ELIS REGINA


Friday, February 27, 2009

Challenge | Who are They?

Hello, good evening! Thanks for the great participation on yesterday's challenge. And here we go again with an extremely easy one. Once again we have four fellows to be identified; three are from a trio (featured on several challenges in the past) and the remaining fellow.... All right, just tell me who are they and the name of the trio and mission is completed? Get the chance.

Hope uEnjoy!

Don't miss the hi-res picture, here.

Nara Leao, Com Acucar, Com Afeto (1980)

Hello! Yesterday, more like a kind of therapy than anything else in this crazy 2009, I made a script that addresses a very old request of Loronix community. It is already available and you probably have seen it. Now we have an option to download individual tracks from a disc, instead of the whole album on a huge zip ball. It is always available as "Individual Tracks" on post closing information (if the size is set to 0,00Mb, don't worry, the robot will fix it). It is an amazing feature, which is gradually being materialized by a robot that works 24hours a day with no complaints. It is beautiful; he is taking files from Rapidshare, opening on our dedicated server, reading its contents, recording all the information on a database and sending everything back to Rapidshare as single tracks.

Some very interesting numbers were collected so far. From a total of 1894 albums available, the robot has finished with 599, making available 5836 tracks for individual hearing. I believe that in the end of the process we will have 20,000 tracks available. These numbers are crazy and they open possibilities for several innovations in the near future. Additionally, images are also being addressed and so far we have 1350 images available. I'm impressed with these figures. If you have any idea to make use and maximize this work, please drop me a line.

I'm talking today. Perhaps Nara Leao is giving a chance. Nara Leao is the most representative Bossa Nova singer and everybody loves her. Let's see.

This is Nara Leao - Com Acucar e Com Afeto (1980), for Philips, featuring Chico Buarque compositions and Chico Buarque participation as special guest on three tracks. It is a common mistake to take this one as another Nara Leao release, with the same title and different cover, a commercially available compilation. Nara's tribute to Chico Buarque is produced and arranged by Octavio Burnier and features a constellation of Brazilian musicians. Tracks include:


Octavio Burnier Bonfa
(guitar, arrangements)
Eneas Costa, Paulinho Braga
Jamil Joanes, Luizao Maia
Jose Roberto Bertrami, Marcos Resende
Celso Woltzenlogel, Jorginho da Flauta
Cesar Sampaio, Claudio Cartier, Octavio Burnier Bonfa, Sonia Burnier
Antonio Adolfo

Track List

01 - A Rita (Chico Buarque)
02 - Onde É Que Você Estava (Chico Buarque)
03 - Ela Desatinou (Chico Buarque)
04 - Trocando Em Miúdos (Chico Buarque / Francis Hime)
05 - O Que Será (À Flor da Pele) (Chico Buarque)
06 - Baioque (Chico Buarque)
07 - Dueto (Chico Buarque) with CHICO BUARQUE
08 - Vence na Vida Quem Diz Sim (Chico Buarque / Ruy Guerra) with CHICO BUARQUE
09 - Samba e Amor (Chico Buarque)
10 - Homenagem ao Malandro (Chico Buarque)
11 - Olhos nos Olhos (Chico Buarque)
12 - Mambembe (Chico Buarque) with CHICO BUARQUE


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Challenge | Who are They?

Hello, good evening! After a long time, perhaps more than six months, Loronix comes back with the photo challenges; perfectly remember yesterday by the magnanimous Jose Ignacio Neto and his truly awesome post and writing. Let's resume this game slowly. We have four well known artists at this picture and they are very easy to identify. Simple question: who are they?

Hope uEnjoy!

update: hi-res image is available here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Luiz Carlos Vinhas & Emilio Santiago - Ao Vivo (1974)

Hello, good evening! Yesterday, we had tribute and today this amazing contribution by JIN, Jose Ignacio Neto, which is another Brazilian music hero in cyberspace. In case you don't know who, JIN belongs to the third generation of the Ignacio's family, a family devoted to Brazilian music. His grandfather, the legendary Jose Ignacio, was the man behind the anthological "A Volta" podcast. JIN delivers a contribution that I'm sure you never had the chance to hear before, an unissued session featuring Luiz Carlos Vinhas and Emilio Santiago, recorded live in 1974 by Bill Horn. I will leave now as the show will be hosted by JIN from now one with his own knowledgeable words. JIN, my apologies for taking a long time to make this one. Let's see.

Jose Ignacio Neto says: "One of the key figures amongst global collectors of funky Brazilian bossa over the last 20 years was undoubtedly the leader and pianist Luiz Carlos Vinhas.

A charismatic figure and stalwart of the Rio nightclub scene until his early death a few short years ago, Vinhas sometimes straddled the line between fantastic good taste and total 'cafonice' to use a word from back in the day. An instinctive pianist, I remember seeing him playing in 2000 at the Vinicius Piano Bar in Rio, on a crappy keyboard and being amazed as I watched his small chubby fingers seemingly bounce around the keyboard in the manner of someone pretending to be able to play the piano, and yet out came incredible sounds full of swing and rhythm!

For many, the CBS album from 1968 (produced by Helcio Milito from Tamba Trio) simply called L.C.V - O Som Psicedelico was his best work. A frenetic mixture of pop tunes, bossa, afro cuban funk - and the Chattanooga Choo Choo! His seminal composition on this album Ye-Me-Le is known to millions via the Sergio Mendes version.

After that LP he didn't record much and the 1973 album 'No Flog' on EMI Odeon was a bit of a disappointment - just pot pourris with added cheers and clinking whisky glasses.

But imagine if there was a long lost recording with music on a level with O Som Psicodelico? And imagine if that recording also marked one of the earliest recordings of super soul singer Emilio Santiago?

Back in 1974 trumpeter and studio owner Bill Horne (known to Loronix fans from his many appearances in the 'Guess Who' photo competitions) recorded this session with Vinhas backing Santiago.

For many years the tapes languished on a dusty shelf in Leblon, but some years ago my grandfather Jose Ignacio was given a copy, un-mastered and straight from the tapes but so fantastic that it deserves to see the light of day for all dedicated Vinhas and Emilio fans.

The musicians' names are long forgotten (but some Loronix fans please tell us if it's you playing!) but are 'feras' in their own right.

And if this super rare session wasn't enough, I've included a demo recording of Emilio Santiago that I believe was used to get his recording contract with Durval Ferreira at CID in 1975. Edson Frederico is the pianist here, drummer was probably Ronie Mesquita.

As Zeca would have said back then, Valeu, Bicho!"

zecalouro: "Valeu! JIN!"

Track List

01 - Voce Que e de Samba
02 - Sem Titulo/Que Sera Mi Vida/Go-Go-Ma
03 - Zazueira/Aruandaei
04 - Aquarela do Brasil/Bahia/Rhapsody in Blue/Aquarela
05 - Muito a Vontade/So Lagrimas
06 - Quero Morrer Na Bahia/Vou Sair de Palhaco e Voce de Careta/A Praca Carlos Gomes
07 - Don't Misunderstand (Faixa Bonus -Demo) - Emilio Santiago com Edson Frederico


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sabadabada Season Update

Hello, good evening! I received a letter from the Executive Office of the President of The Sanctuary, which is the workplace of the owner and maintainer of announcing a new and awaited update. The Sanctuary was my main reference when building Loronix three years ago. The message brings a summary of the updates; some of them were taken to make this slide show on our left.

Sabadabada makes available 14 new albums with some updates on the charming and unsurpassed cover artwork section. Remember, Sabadabada stays at See you there.

Hope uEnjoy!

Summary of updates:

Abilio Manoel 7"
Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca 7"
Assim Na Terra Como No Ceu (Philips)
Assim Na Terra Como No Ceau (Waltel Branco on Fermata)
Briamonte Orchestra
Compacto Simples 7"
Fred Falcao 7"
Na Trilha De Osmar Milito (Compilation)
Som Okey 5
Som Quente E O Das Wilson Das Neves
The G/9 Group
Trio Mocoto
Waldirene 7"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sarah Vaughan - Exclusivamente Brasil (1980)

Hello, good evening! This is an unscheduled post. Sarah Vaughan was recently released a couple of days ago and I was waiting for a few weeks before taking this one in consideration. However, every road leads to Sarah Vaughan today. My mother came here today and showed great curiosity to hear the last, O Som Brasileiro de Sarah Vaughan. Everybody knows my mother is a great fan of Brazilian divas of the last century, but such like me; she has a very limited knowledge of international singers. I decided to take O Som de Sarah Vaughan for a spin and she got really amazed, deciding to stay additional hours until this one gets finished.

It was one of those perfect days. My mother took her way home hearing this album, naturally, my best choice for tonight. Let's see.

This is Sarah Vaughan - Exclusivamente Brasil (1980), for Philips, featuring the guitar of Helio Delmiro, a gifted musician that I never had the chance to make before at Loronix. Helio Delmiro has a really special participation here, which includes his picture at the front cover and a whole track, 04 - Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) (Antonio Carlos Jobim). Personnel listing was credited by Philips and features Aloysio de Oliveira as producer with arrangements by Maestro Edson Frederico. Tracks include:


Helio Delmiro
(guitar, violao)
Wilson das Neves
Andrew Simpkins
Grady Tate
Edson Frederico

Track List

01 - Copacabana (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro / version J. Burke)
02 - The Smiling Hour (Abre Alas) (Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins / version Aloysio de Oliveira)
03 - To Say Goodbye (Pra Dizer Adeus) (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes / version Lani Hall)
04 - Dreamer (Vivo Sonhando) (Tom Jobim / version Gene Lees)
05 - Gentle Rain (M. Dubey / Luis Bonfá)
06 - Tetê (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli / version Ray Gilbert)
07 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira / version Ray Gilbert)
08 - Double Rainbow (Chovendo na Roseira) (Tom Jobim / version Gene Lees)
09 - Bonita (Tom Jobim / version Ray Gilbert)