Reissue of a 1963 album that brings together 40s and 50s recordings by this famous group – vocal harmonies and guitars grooving together in an early samba mode. Tracks include "Perdida", "Chegando Mais", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Amaralina", "Bolinha De Papel", and "Tu Solo Tu". CD
Arrangements by Pippo Spera and Azevedo – and titles include "So Porque", "Elo Partido", "Morena Linda Flor", "Plano Romantico", "SOS Natureza", and "Sexo XX". One of the more compelling later albums by Geraldo Azevedo! LP, Vinyl record album
Chiclete Com Banana —
13 ... CD RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1993. Used ...
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
(Out of print.)
Duetos ... CD BMG/RCA (Brazil), 2003. Used ...
An early 80s album from samba singer Joao Nogueira – and one that shows him expanding his sound nicely, often working with larger arrangements that bring in some deeper colors and moods to the set! The album features work by a number of strong talents – including arrangers Nelsinho, Geraldo Vespar, and Cristovao Bastos – and titles include "Mel Da Bahia", "Segredo", "Meu Louco", "Na Boca Do Mato", and "Xingu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a hi-fi sticker on one edge.)
Dreamy romantic numbers – done in the flowery emotive style of the pre-bossa years by singer Orlando Silva. Titles include "Suplica", "Amigo Leal", "Rosa", "Labios Que Beijei", "Alianca Partida", "A Jardineira", and "Sinha Maria". CD
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
Something of a comeback session for older samba singer Synval Silva – recorded in 1973 with a style that's similar to many of RCA's samba revival sessions of the time – but sung with a unique vocal approach that gives the session a really warm feel overall! There's some larger arrangements on a number of the tunes, but Synval's voice and spirit dominate the session nonetheless – dipping back into an older style of vocal presentation to fill the set with a rich and personal tone. Titles include "Marina", "Amor Sem Fim", "Crioulo Sambista", "Nao E De Nada", "Nego Artilheiro", and "Amor E Desencontro". CD
Music from Nelson Goncalves, Linda Batista, Marlene, Orlando Correa, Dircinha Batista, Ivon Curi, Trio de Oura, Carlos Galhardo, Jacob do Bandolim, Marion, Francisco Carlos & Zaccarias e Sua Orquestra. CD
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of the Italian scene of the time! The songs are all originals written by Chico – and have a light and dreamy samba/bossa feel, one that's inflected by the off-beat orchestral style of Morricone, and supported by vocals from I Cantori Moderni. The feel is halfway between Chico's work on RGE and some of the dreamier Morricone soundtracks of the time – and it's a wonderful thing to have a strong male lead vocal over backings from Morricone – a really rare thing for the time, with results that are tremendous. Titles include "Rotativa", "Samba E Amore", "Nicanor", "Tu Sei Una Di Noi", "In Te", "Ed Ora Dico Sul Serio", and "Quete E Quelle". CD
Carlos Lyra —
Sarava! ... CD BMG (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ...
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A great session by Carlos Lyra – recorded a few years after his bossa-era classics, but with a very similar feel! Carlos' vocals and guitar are as wonderful as ever – soft and gentle, with the right touch of sad emotion, but still the slight jazzy swing that's always made his work so great. The session was actually recorded in Mexico – and is one of Lyra's rarest albums – and in a way, the whole thing's even more unique than some of his better-known classics from earlier years! Titles include "El Jacal", "Blanaceo", "Vacilada", "Para No Decir Adios", "Lugar Bonito", and "Viene Del Amor". CD