Smooth set of bossa cuts performed by this legendary Brazilian drummer – all of which were written by either Jobim, Chico Buarque, and Vinicius De Moraes. The sound is mellow and groovy, with a bit more of an electric touch than on his 60's LPs. Cuts include "Chega De Saudade", "Corcovado", "Ate O Fim", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Wave", "Aqua De Beber", and "Regra Tres". CD
(Out of print.)
Fafa De Belem —
Fafa ... LP BMG, 1989. Very Good+ ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marker on back.)
Dede Da Portela/Rixa/Rogerinho/Silvinho Da Portela —
Portela ... CD BMG (Brazil), Late 80s/1990s. Used ...
A collection of tracks recorded by Gonzaga in the 50s, featuring the roots of his famous forro style – lots of great vocals, and plenty of firey accordion work. Supposedly, most of these tracks are feast songs from religious festivals – and titles include "Sao Joao Antigo", "Sao Joao Na Roca", "Mane E Zabe", "Lenda De Sao Joao", and "O Passo Da Rancheira". CD
Classic instrumental choros from 40s Brazil – originally issued as 78rpm singles, but gathered here with better fidelity for a 1966 RCA album. The work is a key glimpse of the choro style at its best – and features flute work by Benedicto Lacerda, plus great saxophone from the legendary Pixinquinha – either playing solo, or in duets with Lacerda. Titles include "Solucos", "Atraente", "Andre De Sapato Novo", "Lingua De Preto", "Naquele Tempo", and "O Cato E O Canario". CD