Friday, May 15, 2009

Ary Barroso - Encontro com Ary (1955)

Hello, good day! This is unique and really cool. Ary Barroso recorded this album in 1955 with the purpose of creating a legacy for future generations to listen to his work and learn about his music. I think Ary Barroso would be really pleased to see his message reaching so many people over the Internet 55 years before this album was released. Let's see.

This is Ary Barroso - Encontro com Ary (1955), for Copacabana, featuring Ary Barroso playing piano, chatting and singing his own compositions. I'm making available Ary's message using a hi-res scan from my copy, which is not the first 1955 Copacabana's issue, but a 1964 reissue. It is nice to see that Copacanana kept the same artwork for front and back covers. It is also mandatory to check Daniella Thompson's Ary Barroso Discography for additional details on this nice album, including an English translation of Ary Barroso's message. Tracks include:

Track List

01 - Trapo de Gente (Ary Barroso) Samba
02 - Minha Mágoa (Ary Barroso) Valsa
03 - Risque (Ary Barroso) Samba
04 - Camisa Amarela (Ary Barroso) Samba
05 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso) Samba
06 - Rancho Fundo (Ary Barroso / Lamartine Babo) Samba
07 - Choro Brasileiro Nº 3 (Ary Barroso) Choro
08 - Nem Ela (Ary Barroso) Samba Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso) Samba


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rogerio Duprat - The Brazilian Suite (1970)

Hello, good evening! I'm an avid reader of everything posted by the huge community of Brazilian music enthusiasts I know at the internet, which includes, several discussion lists, forums and many personal blogs, such like Loronix. Tropicalia is a frequent subject, especially when discussed by people outside Brazil. Tropicalia was a very important movement, but left no more than 50 albums (according with some reviewers, no more than 20).

This is the reason why I would like to say THANK YOU to AdHoc. He just sent us a Tropicalia album recorded by one of the most important artists of the movement and a very rare record, known by only a few friends. Let's see.

This is Rogerio Duprat - The Brazilian Suite (1970), for KPM Music Library, with Maestro Rogerio Duprat delivering Tropicalia arrangements with lots of electric guitars, percussion and orchestra. KPM Music Library was a British label that went famous by its "1000 Series". KPM was later bought by EMI and many of the LPS from the 1000 Series have been reissued on CD, which is not the case of Rogerio Duprat - The Brazilian Suite, unpublished since this first issue, kindly presented by AdHoc to Loronix community. Thanks once again, AdHoc. Tracks include Rogerio Duprat arrangements and compositions.