Friday, April 17, 2009

Aracy de Almeida - Cancoes de Noel Rosa com Aracy de Almeida (1955)

Hello, good evening! I'm confident that everything will be delivery with no errors. I've been making small mistakes on each post and this is something really frustrating. The causes are many, mainly a change on my routine. Now I use to wake up at the time I was going to bed a month ago. When midnight approaches, a kind of tractor beam drags me with all the forces toward my bed, and everything becomes very difficult. But today is different; Aracy de Almeida saved my day, and probably can save yours with this little and very old tribute to Noel Rosa recorded in 1955 in the 10-inch format for Continental. Let's see.

This is Aracy de Almeida - Cancoes de Noel Rosa com Aracy de Almeida (1955), for Continental. It is unbelievable that Noel Rosa died with 26 years old and be considered as one of the most important Brazilian popular music composers from the last century. Aracy de Almeida is a favorite singer of many friends and does not need to be introduced. In the other hand, this album features arrangements by Vadico, the most frequent Noel Rosa songwriting partner and also an acclaimed musician with international experience. We need to show one of the three and impossible to find Vadico's career LPs someday. These albums were recorded between 1956 and 1959 and seem to be really impossible to find. Tracks include:

Track List

01 - Meu Barracão (Noel Rosa) Samba
02 - Voltaste (Noel Rosa) Samba
03 - São Coisas Nossas (Noel Rosa) Samba
04 - Fita Amarela (Noel Rosa) Samba
05 - Cor de Cinza (Noel Rosa) Samba
06 - Eu Sei Sofrer (Noel Rosa) Samba
07 - A Melhor do Planeta (Noel Rosa / Almirante) Samba
08 - Cansei de Pedir (Noel Rosa) Samba


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ed Lincoln - Seu Piano e Seu Orgao Espetacular (1961)

This disc is here for a quite a long time, but never had my attention. I thought it was already available here, or perhaps it was only a reissue among the many released throughout Ed Lincoln's discography. Now I'm happy to be wrong, wrong twice. This album is the first issue of the second album released by Ed Lincoln (although Musidisc's ST XPL-12 serial number is big and visible at the front cover) and is also an album never released before at Loronix. There are also other relevant things to say about this one. Let's see.

This is Ed Lincoln - Seu Piano e Seu Orgao Espetacular (1961), for Musidisc, featuring Pedrinho Rodrigues voice for the first time on recordings. The back cover says Ed Lincoln had the accompaniment of the same that recorded his first album for Helium Label, Ed Lincoln =Ao Seu Ouvido, but all my searches failed, although I'm really convinced I saw this personnel listing available somewhere, not a long time ago. Tracks include:

Track List

01 - Nunca Mais (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
02 - Confissão (Luis Bandeira / Djalma Ferreira) with PEDRINHO RODRIGUES
03 - Eu Não Tenho Onde Morar (Dorival Caymmi) with PEDRINHO RODRIGUES
04 - Amanhã Eu Vou (Nilo Sergio) with PEDRINHO RODRIGUES
05 - T'aimer Follement (F. Robinson / A. Salvet / J. Plait)
06 - Atire a Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago) Deus Me Perdoe (Humberto Teixeira / Lauro Maia) Pergunte ao João (Milton Costa / Helena Silva)
07 - Tristeza de Nós Dois (Bebeto / Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn) with PEDRINHO RODRIGUES
08 - Leçon de Baion (Jean Rodor / Daniel Marechal / Jadir de Castro)
09 - Vai Com Deus (Luis Bandeira / Silvio César)


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Catulo de Paula - Catulo Canta no Michel (1959)

Hello, good evening! This is the third album I'm making available from this obscure record company with the name and logo based on an animal that does not exists in Brazil, the legendary Tiger. Little I know about this label except these albums, the excellent Moacyr Marques e Seu Conjunto - Jazz & Bossa Nova (1959), a contribution of my Mentor Caetano Rodrigues and this early Hermeto Pascoal recording with Pernambuco do Pandeiro e Seu Regional - Batucando no Morro (1958), both really worth checking out. Catulo de Paula is an artist requested by many friends, many and important friends, such like Frank-Oliver Hellman, which I want to say thanks for recommending Catulo de Paula a long time ago. Let's see.

This is Catulo de Paula - Catulo Canta no Michel (1959), for Tiger. Catulo de Paula delivers a repertoire based on his performances at Michel Bar, a nightclub I never heard about. According with Guio de Moraes liner notes, Catulo de Paula performed on Michel Bar for more than a year, accompanied only by his acoustic guitar. Ze Menezes delivers fantastic instrumental accompaniment to Catulo de Paula leading a trio of guitar, drums and bass. By the way, Ze Menezes gives a real lesson of how accompany singer with a guitar. Really worth checking out. Tracks include:


Ze Menezes

Track List

01 - Balada Triste (Dalton Vogeler / Esdras Pereira da Silva)
02 - Viva Meu Samba (Billy Blanco)
03 - Suas Mãos (Antônio Maria / Pernambuco)
04 - Pau-de-arara (Guio de Morais / Luis Gonzaga)
05 - Tenho Pena da Noite (Catulo de Paula / Marino Pinto)
06 - Lamento (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
07 - Castigo (Dolores Duran)
08 - Aliança (Madame Fulano de Tal) (Cyro Monteiro / Dias da Cruz)
09 - Nosso Mocambo (Catulo de Paula)
10 - Serenata do Adeus (Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Rio Triste (Tito Madi)
12 - Último Pau-de-arara (J. P. Guimarães / Venâncio / Corumba)