Friday, August 28, 2009

Ribamar - Dancando com Ribamar e Seu Conjunto (1956)

Hello, good evening! I had today my great nephew Pedro with me throughout the whole preparation process of this album. We made everything together, including the vinyl washing, transfer, cover scanning, processing and the Google searches to gather information about. Pedro was amazed with the fact this album was from 1956, which is something hard to believe for such a young person. He got really amazed with the results, the 10-inch format and even collaborated with the research, bringing us relevant music facts from 1956, as follows:

15/mar - Birth of Oswaldo Montenegro (Brazilian singer and composer).
15/mar - First run of My Fair Lady musical, New York, US.
28/mar - Birth of Zizi Possi (Brazilian singer).
15/jun - John Lennon is introduced to Paul McCartney.
05/nov - Passing of Art Tatum (American pianist).
14/Nov - Birth of Almir Satter (Brazilian singer, composer and instrumentalist).

...and he could also gather Ribamar birth in 09-dec-1919 and his passing, 06-set-1987. Thanks Pedro. Let's see.

This is Ribamar - Dancando com Ribamar e Seu Conjunto (1956), for Columbia, featuring the first LP recorded by Ribamar and his third album available at Loronix, which is a very small amount. Ribamar was a very important musician and composer. He made a very famous duo with the Tito Madi, being also a frequent composition partner of Dolores Duran. Dancando com Ribamar e Seu Conjunto features Ribamar playing his first instrument, the accordion. Such like many other accordion players, Ribamar adopted the piano as soon the bossa nova was birth. The repertoire features a blending of Brazilian and international tunes; including two compositions written by Trio Surdina members, Chiquinho do Acordeon, Fafa Lemos and the legendary Garoto. Musicians were not credited by Columbia. Tracks include.

01 - Dó Ré Mi (Fernando César)
02 - É Tão Sublime o Amor (Love Is a Many Splendored Thing) (Paul Francis Webster / S. Fain)
03 - Autumn In Rome (Weston / S. Cahn / Cicognini)
04 - Insinuando (José Scarambone)
05 - Duas Vidas (Ribamar / Esdras Pereira da Silva)
06 - Stranger In Paradise (R. Wright / G. Forrest)
07 - Mambinho (Garoto / Chiquinho do Acordeom)
08 - Nós Três (Chiquinho do Acordeom / Garoto / Fafá Lemos)