The first mission was a visit to the famous Retiro dos Artistas house and try to talk to its most famous guest at the moment, Mrs. Rosana Toledo. My idea was to take some of her albums with me and giver her as a gift. I read that she no longer have them. I could not talk with Rosana Toledo, but I could schedule something for a new opportunity. Perhaps I can take some pictures and gather a message to our community?
My second mission had this album in mind. I knew Jacob do Bandolim lived in Jacarepaguá and his place was a meeting point with plenty of music everytime. I walked the streets, I asked questions, I ran some risk by going to places that did not know, but unfortunately could not find the place.
Anyway, I hope this album can bring this information. It was recorded in the house of Jacob Bandolim and released a few years after his early death by Herminio Bello de Carvalho. Let's see.
This is Jacob do Bandolim - Os Saraus de Jacob (1971), for RCA Camdem, featuring Jacob do Bandolim performing at his own place with Conjunto Epoca de Ouro with Paulo Tapajos as special guest on three tracks. Side A brings a recording taken in 16/Aug/1968, and side B two months later with Paulo Tapajos in 06/Nov/1968. Liner notes written by Herminio Bello de Carvalho bring detailed information about both sessions and the whole spirit of how these Saraus happened at Jacob do Bandolim's place. Tracks include:
JACOB DO BANDOLIM
CONJUNTO EPOCA DE OURO
(violao 7 cordas)
Dino 7 Cordas (Side B)
(violao 7 cordas)
01 - Brejeito (Ernesto Nazareth)
02 - Faceira (Ary Barroso)
03 - Noites Cariocas (Jacob do Bandolim)
04 - Os Olhos Dela (Catulo da Paixão Cearense / Irineu de Almeida) with PAULO TAPAJOS / JACOB DO BANDOLIM
05 - Trovas (Adelmar Tavares / Marcelo Tupinambá) with PAULO TAPAJOS
06 - Lágrimas (Cândido das Neves "Índio") with PAULO TAPAJOS / JACOB DO BANDOLIM
07 - Cochicho (Pixinguinha)
08 - Murmurando (Fon-Fon / Mário Rossi)