A rare later session from Brazilian songwriter Joao De Barro – composer of Carnaval classics in earlier years, here performing some of his greatest hits himself! The session's got a traditional samba groove overall, and Joao's aged vocals make for a warmth that really brings a new spirit to the tunes. Many tunes are performed in pot-pourri style – and titles include "Carinhoso", "Anda Luzia", "Linda Lourinha", "Yes Nos Temos Banana", "Primavera No Rio", "Copacabana", "Pirata Da Perna De Pau", and "Tem Gato Na Tuba". CD
(Out of print.)
Chico Buarque —
Duetos ... CD BMG (Brazil), 1980s/1990s. Used ...
A collection of duets recorded by Chico Buarque during the 80s and 90s – warm extensions of musical friendship by one of Brazil's greatest singers of the past 40 years. Chico's always been supportive of singers in many generations – from the older artists who inspired him in the 60s, to younger talents he's encountered as his career has progressed. The set's a good overview of that support – and features a total of 14 tracks in all, including "Facamos" with Elza Soares, "Desalento" with Mestre Marcal, "Sem Voce" with Tom Jobim, "Dueto" with Nara Leao, "Ate Pensei" with Nana Caymmi, "Seu Chopin, Descumpe" with Johnny Alf, "Carcara" with Joao Do Vale, "Dinheiro Em Penca" with Miucha, "Nao Sonho Mais" with Elba Ramalho, and "Yolanda" with Pablo Milanes. CD
Cartola may be 70 years old at the time of this set, but his vocals still sound pretty darn great – and if anything, the passage of time seems to have deepened his sound even more! As with other gems from this revival period in Cartola's career, the sound is warmly traditional, but never too sentimental – a perfect 70s samba groove that features crisp, clear production on the instrumental elements – and just the right focus on the lead vocals. Titles include "Senoes", "A Mesma Estoria", "Bem Feito", "Fim De Estrada", "A Cor Da Esperanca", "Feirado Na Roca", "Ciencia E Arte", and "Silencio De Um Cipreste". CD
Beth Carvalho was one of the leading lights of the new samba generation of the 70s – and this great little album is a good illustration of the lady at her best! Beth can hit a lively groove with the best of them, but also bring a bit more expression to her voice as well – sometimes almost reaching territory of her more sophisticated partners in the MPB generation – but never losing sight of the lightly tripping qualities that make her samba so great! Core instrumentation comes from cavaquinho, 7 string guitar, and lots more percussion – arranged by Ivan Paulo and Rildo Hora, on titles that include "Antes Ele Do Que Eu", "Te Segura", "Salario Minimo", "Meu Escudo", "Divina E A Musica", "Mundo Melhor", and "Quero Alegria". CD
Jazzy samba tracks with some nice pop arrangements – a bit in a 60s mode, like work by Elizeth Cardoso, but with a slightly more modern feel. Tracks include "A Mulher Do Lino", "Aquela Noite", "O Samba No Brasil", "Cretcheu", "Lagrimas De Sangue", and "Carmelito". CD
Sophisticated later work by Gal Costa – featuring her dreamy vocals over arrangements that have a dark and moody sound, with slight touches of jazz in the lighter moments. Wagner Tiso handled the backings – and Gal's in wonderful form vocally, not as over the top as on her earlier records, but with a maturity of expression that really makes the tunes come alive. Titles include "Outra Vez", "Folhetim", "A Ultima Estrofe", "Dama Sofisticada", "Apaixonada", and "Caminhos Do Mar". CD
The debut album from samba songwriter Noca Da Portela – featuring an assortment of new tunes for the session, plus older familiar numbers recorded by other artists. Noca's got a light and personal style of singing, which really comes across nicely – and titles include "Vem", "Choverando", "Sabor De Mel", "Maos Dadas", "Licao", "Promessa", and "Mal Entendido". CD
30s and 40s recordings by Brazilian singer Moreira Da Silva – a legendary talent who recorded for most of the 20th Century! There's a total of 12 tracks in all – and titles include "Amigo Urso", "Com Acucar", "Doutor Em Futebol", "Assim Termina Um Grande Amor", "Abra A Boca E Feche Os Olhos", and "Mendigo De Amor". CD
(Part of the excellent Serie 100 Anos De Musica! Out of print.)
What a voice on this guy! Without a doubt, Martinho Da Vila is one of our favorite 70s samba singers – and he sounds wonderful on this obscure mid 70s set! The arrangements are tight and percussive – not as smooth as you'd expect from the date – and Da Vila's vocals are rootsy enough to match the soul of the percussion on the set with ease. Titles include "Joao E Jose", "Claustrofobia", "Choro Chorao", "Quem Me Dera", "Coisa Louca", "Historia Da Liberdade No Brasil", and "Ai Que Saudade Que Eu Tenho". CD
(Part of the excellent Serie 100 Anos De Musica! Out of print.)
A fantastic live set featuring these two Brazilian guitar masters! Although the set was recorded live before a relatively large audience, the sound quality is excellent, and the whole album has a great inimate feel that really captures the legendary meeting of 2 Brazilian talents. Toquinho and Paulinho interact beautifully in the setting – and the CD features songs that are mostly duets, plus a few performed individually by the artists. 2CDs comprise the concert, and the titles include "Lamento", "Na Cancela", "Minha Profissao", "Duvide O Do", "Tua Imagem", "Caso Encerrado", "Cantado", and "Berimbau". CD
28 songs from Silvio Caldas, Elisa Coelho, Carmen Miranda, Ciro Monteiro, Linda Batista, Gal Costa, Paulinho Da Viola, Joao Bosco, Fagner, Maria Creuza, Chico Buarque, Novos Baianos, Dominguinhos & more. CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen on booklet.)
Marku (1973) ... LP Movie Play/BMG (Brazil), Mid 70s. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice bit of funky samba stuff, with good arrangements that have a smooth electric feel, and some very cool production work that compresses the instruments and widens the vocals, for a sound that's funky and spooky, and with a good 70's groove to it. Marku's voice is warm and rich, with sort of a Jon Lucien sound, and the band has a good tight feel. Tracks include "Coisas De Minas", "Meu Samba Regue", "Canavia", and "Zumbanda". LP, Vinyl record album
Chiclete Com Banana —
13 ... CD RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1993. Used ...
Out Of Stock
Less of a "best of" than some of the other titles in this series – but some fantastic rare work by this excellent tenor sax player! This 20 track set features 12 numbers from a fantastic album that Pixinguinha cut in 1968 with Clementina De Jesus and Joao Da Bahiana, a great little record that was sort of a traditionalist session with a bit of a modern feel. The other 8 tracks have "?" as the copyright date, but they sound to us like they were recorded slightly afterwards, as Pixinquinha's tenor is set in some driving modern samba arrangements – occasionally with a bit of organ. The inclusion of this rare material makes Pixinquinha's set one of the best in this "roots of samba" series – and it's also a wonderful complement to the 2CD retrospective of his work on BMG. Titles include "Samba Do Urubu", "Yao", "Cabide De Molambo", "A Tua Sina", "Batuque Na Cozinha", "Carinhoso", "Estacio, Mangueira", and "Samba Funebre". CD