Saturday, March 07, 2009

Varios Artistas - Vitrine Odeon (no date)

I received an email from the owner of one of the coolest blogs I know, Toque Musical, which is now up and running on a new website, very similar to the previous one, but I recommend that you follow this link to make sure you will reach the right website, here: If you like Brazilian music and LPs, Toque Musical is mandatory.

TM (is that your name?) also said he made a long time ago Vitrine Odeon, and kindly sent to Loronix the scan of the original cover. Thanks TM for your great sharing spirit.

Good, the pieces are getting together, and now we need only Clovis Pereira - Ritmos Aluciantes and Elizeth Cardoso - Cancao de Amor audios. I want to thank TM for this update and also remind you again to reach his website at

Hello, good evening! Everything went wrong today and this is the reason why three covers are available. Perhaps it is the anticipated effect of the move, scheduled for Tuesday, next week, or perhaps just a coincidence. I had an amazing plan. I started with Elizeth Cardoso - Cancao de Amor (1957), a compilation released by Todamerica featuring Elizeth Cardoso phonograms taken from old 78rpm records. I heard it from the start until the end and liked a lot; the repertoire is awesome and features several Brazilian popular music standards.

Unfortunately, the output I got when transferring was really bad, several scratches and a strange background noise. I had to decline. If someone has this album and sharing spirit, please write me using the comment section or my email.

Recovered from Elizeth Cardoso's trauma, all my attention was turned to another target, a sough after album by Loronix community and LP collectors worldwide, which is Clovis Pereira Ritmos Alucinantes (1957), for the obscure label Repertorio. This is album brings the first Hermeto Pascoal recording as an instrumentalist.

However, I had another problem, the record inside was not Clovis Pereira, but a compilation released by Odeon featuring Aloysio de Oliveira telling the story of high fidelity on side B and various artists on side A. Almost losing my forces, I decided to make it and tell you this long story. Let's see.

This is Varios Artistas - Vitrine Odeon (no date), for Odeon, featuring Aloysio de Olivera e O Bando da Lua, Maestro Leo Peracchi, Fon-Fon e Sua Orquestra, Mario Reis, Francisco Alves, Steve Bernard e Seu Conjunto and the first track I had the chance to hear with Conjunto Brasil Sonoro, featuring Altamiro Carrilho (flute), Carlos Matos (violao), Chaim Lewak (piano), Agostinho Silva (organ), Norato (trombone), Chiquinho do Acordeom (acordion), Hans (oboe), Jayme Araujo (alto sax), Formiga (piston) e Netinho (clarinet), a constellation of Brazilian musicians.

I'm making Vitrine Odeon as a direct download with no Rapidshare.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fafa Lemos - Para Ouvir Dancando (1957)

Hello, good evening! It was difficult to decide for an album to be at the first page of Loronix today. All options were very good, solid, but this choice -- and perhaps the next ones -- is very important. I'm moving from my place to another. I'm leaving this apartment, the place I love and the place I'm living since the beginning of Loronix. The date of my move is still uncertain and can happen at any time. Thus, from now on, all albums at the first page should be very meaningful because Loronix will enter on a hiatus of five or more days until I get set on my new place and ready to continue. So, friends, if Loronix is not updated in the forthcoming days, this is the reason, I will be unplugged and in the middle of a very worrying process for anyone who collect LPs. Let's see.

This is Fafa Lemos - Para Ouvir Dancando (1957), for RCA Victor, featuring Fafa Lemos, a legendary Brazilian musician, member of the anthological Trio Surdina with Anibal Augusto Sardinha - Garoto - and Chiquinho do Acordeon. Fafa Lemos LPs are always delicious to hear, and I like this one very much. Fafa Lemos plays violin and delivers his "bossa nova" singing on four tracks. Fafa Lemos is backed by a "conjunto" and the musicians were not credited by RCA Victor. Don't let the "Para Dancar" title cheats you, it is just a marketing approach. Tracks include:

01 - Meu Guarda-chuva (Ubenor Santos / Amâncio de Morais) Fafa Lemos sings
02 - Granfino (Fafá Lemos)
03 - Meu Panamá (Alcebíades Nogueira) Fafa Lemos sings
04 - Rosita (A. Stuart / P. Dupont)
05 - Canarinho Feliz (Hot Canari) (P. Nero)
06 - Joãozinho Boa Pinta (Haroldo Lobo / Geraldo Jacques) Fafa Lemos sings
07 - Cigano no Baião (Garoto)
08 - Se Alguém Disser (Ismael Netto / Reinaldo Dias Leme) Fafa Lemos sings


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Chico Buarque de Hollanda - Volume 3 (1968)

Hello, good evening! A friend of mine, very connected to Brazilian music scene, with access to virtually all artists, said the only artist that left nervous and anxious when contacting was Chico Buarque. He said this thing a couple of years ago and I did not understand why by that time. Today, with Loronix, this statement came to my mind and his anguish is now clear. Chico Buarque is one of the greatest Brazilian artists in activity, able to move successfully between different artistic manifestations, including the challenging terrain of literature. Above all, Chico Buarque is an artist with respect to his own beliefs, a very intelligent man. His work was long available commercially through the release of all his discography in a box set. This is the reason his music is not represented here like other artists. I am very happy to make this album, the third out three Chico Buarque initial releases for RGE, considered by many his best releases. Let's see.

This is Chico Buarque de Hollanda - Volume 3 (1968), for RGE, featuring orchestra and arrangements by Maestro Lindolpho Gaya and important participations of Toquinho, MPB-4 and recording debut of Chico Buarque sister, Cristina Buarque. Volume 3 features several well-known Chico Buarque compositions, including Retrato em Branco e Preto (Chico Buarque / Antonio Carlos Jobim), Roda Viva (Chico Buarque), Funeral de um Lavrador (Chico Buarque / Joao Cabral de Melo Neto) and my favorite Carolina (Chico Buarque). Sadly, musicians were not credited by RGE. Tracks include:

01 - Ela Desatinou (Chico Buarque)
02 - Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
03 - Januária (Chico Buarque)
04 - Desencontro (Chico Buarque) with TOQUINHO
05 - Carolina (Chico Buarque)
06 - Roda Viva (Chico Buarque) with MPB-4
07 - O Velho (Chico Buarque)
08 - Até Pensei (Chico Buarque)
09 - Sem Fantasia (Chico Buarque) with CRISTINA BUARQUE
10 - Até Segunda-feira (Chico Buarque)
11 - Funeral de Um Lavrador (Chico Buarque / João Cabral de Melo Neto)
12 - Tema Para ''Morte e Vida Severina'' (Chico Buarque)