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Sunday, May 30, 2010


Dolores Duran No Michel De São Paulo (EP)  (1959)

Adiléia Silva da Rocha (07/06/1930 - 24/10-1959), known as Dolores Duran was born in Rio de Janeiro and since childhood she used to sing in parties. At the age of ten, she appeared at the program Calouros em Desfile hosted by Ary Barroso at Rádio Tupy, and shared the first place with the group Nativos da Lua. Then she appeared at the program Escada de Jacó and soon after,  she was incorporated to the team, singing all Sundays in shows, movie theaters and theaters. When she was 12 her father died and she started working in radio plays and by the age of 16 she was hired to sing at the Vogue night club, after an audition when she sang in English, French and Spanish - songs that she learned listening to the radio. At this night club she was heard by César de Alencar, who took her to Rádio Nacional. Increasing her repertory and including lots of international songs, she sang on several other night clubs in Rio de Janeiro, and in 1952 she recorded her first 78 rpm: two sambas for the Carnaval of 1953 ("Que Bom Será" by Alyce Chaves, Salvador Miceli and Paulo Marques; and "Já Não Interessa" by Domício Costa and Roberto Faissal). By 1954 she started being known on the radio and in 1955 she composed her first song with Tom Jobim: "Se É Por Falta De Adeus", but one of her greatest successes was "A Filha De Chico Brito" composed by the humorist Chico Anísio, in 1956.
She started travelling in shows, through Brazil and then South America and in 1958, with Jorge Goulart, Nora Ney, Conjunto Farroupilha and other artists, she went to the U. S. S. R., but in Moscow she broke from the group and headed to Paris, where she stayed for a month, singing on a pub that had mainly Brazilian customers.
Back to Brazil, she asked Ribamar to arrange some melodies for lyrics she composed and they produced "Quem Sou Eu", 'Pela Rua" and "Se Eu Tiver". While singing in night clubs in Rio, she kept on showing on TV programs and recording.
On the night of October, 23rd, 1959, after a show on the Little Club, she passed away probably because of an overdose of bartiburics.

Dolores Duran No Michel De São Paulo
I haven't found any reference to this EP, neither on the Internet or in my books, but by comparing the songs, some of them were composed or first released in 1959 and the song "My Funny Valentine', which is the same as on this EP, apears on the album "A Noite De Dolores", released in 1960.  All of the other three, though they can be found on other albums, they're not the same version, which lead me to conclude that this specific EP was released in 1959.  These might well have been some of the last songs she recorded.  No one needs to be a Sherlock Holmes to get to these conclusions, but if any of you have any other information and want to share it with us, you will be very welcomed.
01. A Banca Do Distinto (Billy Blanco) • 2:02
02. My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) • 3:02
03. A Noite Do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran) • 2:58
04. Fim De Caso (Dolores Duran) • 2:39

PS.: Thanks to the attentive eyes of EMendes who pointed to a mistyping error on the covers, you can download HERE the corrected files for this post.  I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks a lot to EMendes.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Amor De Minha Vida (1964) or Alternative

Born Emília Savana da Silva Borba (31/08/1923 - 03/10/2005) in Rio de Janeiro, Emilinha loved singing since childhood and at the age of 14 won the first prize on the Hora Juvenil contest at Rádio Cruzeiro do Sul and was invited to be part of the Columbia's Children Choral.  In 1939 she recorded her first song, "Pirulito" by João de Barro and Alberto Ribeiro, for the Carnaval of that year.  In the same year, Camen Miranda introduced her to Joaquim Rolas, who owned the Cassino da Urca, where she worked until 1943, while also working at Rádio Mayrink Veiga since 1942.  By this time she also started appearing on movie productions.  In 1944 she returned to Rádio Nacional and stayed there for the next 27 years, becoming one of the most important singers of that radio station.  From 1939 to 1964, she recorded 117 78 rpm's with 216 songs.  As the 1960's went on, her musical style repertory lost ground for the young music, and she started fading from the artistic scene till she ended her career in 1968, when a tumor on her vocal chords caused the loss of her voice imprint.

Amor de Minha Vida

01. O Que Eu Lhe Ensinei (De Mi Para Ti) (Willie Chevalier/Vers.: Neusa de Souza) • 2:24
02. Perdoa-me Querido (Perdoname Mi Vida) (Gabriel Ruiz/A. Zorrilla/Vers.: J. Moraes) • 2:40
03. Amor Ligeiro (Amor A La Ligera) (Ismael Santiago/Vers.: Neusa de Souza) • 2:27
04. Fale Quem Quiser (Antenor Barreto) • 1:58
05. Amor Maior Do Mundo (Fernando Costa/Emilinha Borba) • 2:19
06. Viver Sem Teu Amor Não É Viver (Peterpan) • 2:41
07. As Cerejas (Le Cillege) (Tony Renis/Favilla/Antonio Mogol/Testa/Vers.: Neusa de Souza) • 2:39
08. Como Último Milagre (Como Ultimo Milagro) (Carlos Arturo Briz/Vers.: Clóvis C. Mello) • 2:35
09. Amor De Minha Vida (Rossini Pinto) • 2:42
10. Vai Passando O Tempo (Fernando Costa) • 1:36
11. Minha Renúncia (Media Vuelta) (José Antonio/Vers.: Neusa de Souza) • 2:19
12. Quando Você Me Apareceu (Fernando Costa/Rossini Pinto) • 2:32

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Ouvindo-te Com Amor (1962)

Silvana (born Therezinha Maciel in Campos, Rio de Janeiro) started her career singing jingles that became very popular because of the impact her voice had on the public and she actually could convince people who were listening to her.  But it was in São Paulo that she became a real star and had a chance to record her first hit "Amor" in a duo with Rinaldo Calheiros. After that, she went into the 1970's with a few recordings until she disappeared from the media.  Some rare videos can be found at You Tube.

Rinaldo Calheiros was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte and was a career officer at the Brazilian Air Force, but a car accident forced him into an earlier retirement.
He started singing at the Rádio Poty, in his home town and soon was elected "The Star" of that radio.  In 1951 he formed a group with Chico Elion (acoustic guitar) and João Juvanklin (accordion), the Trio Acaiaca.  From 1955 to 1957 they recorded a few 78 rpm's but it was in 1960, when he was living in São Paulo that he really went into the music world.  There he sang on several records for CBS, Continental and Columbia.  In 1961 he released his first solo LP, "Em Tudo Existe Amor".  In 1962, with Silvana, he recorded "Ouvindo-te Com Amor", which was well accepted by the public and from then on, both singers went on their solo careers.

Ouvindo-te Com Amor
was the only LP released by the duo, in 1962.

01. Amor - Silvana e Rinaldo Calheiros (Antenógenes Silva/Ernâni Campos) • 3:24
02. Teu Casamento (Tu Boda) - Rinaldo Calheiros (Adolfo Salas/Sebastião Ferreira da Silva) • 2:31
03. Amor, Fonte Da Vida - Silvana (Adelso dos Santos/Roberto Muniz) • 3:07
04. Cantando - Silvana e Rinaldo Calheiros (Mercedes Simone/Virgínia Amorim) • 2:58
05. Jura-me (Júrame) - Silvana e Rinaldo Calheiros (María Grever/Vers.: Oswaldo Santiago) • 2:51
06. Onde Estás Coração? (¿Donde Estás Corazón?) - Silvana e Rinaldo Calheiros
    (L. Martinez/Serrano Berlo/Vers.: Ubirajara da Silva) • 3:00
07. Agora É Tarde - Silvana (Irany de Oliveira/Altamiro Carrilho) • 3:04
08. Chorando (Crying) - Rinaldo Calheiros (Roy Orbison/Joe Melson/Vers.: Rossini Pinto) • 2:43
09. Romance - Silvana (Eduardo Patané/Almeida Rêgo) • 2:46
10. Eternamente - Silvana e Rinaldo Calheiros (Nelson Castro/Rossini Pacheco) • 3:17

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Convite Para Ouvir Maysa Nº 2 (1958)

Maysa Figueira Monjardim Matarazzo (06/06/1936 - 22/01/1977), or simply Maysa as she became known, was born in São Paulo to a traditional family from the Estate of Espírito Santo, and at the age of 12, she composed her first song: "Adeus". Studying at the best schools available at those times, at the age of 18 she left the Sacre Coeur de Marie College to marry the millionaire André Matarazzo.
After the marriage she continued composing, but sang rarely only to friends and in the high society parties she used to go, and it was in one of those parties that she was invited to record an album, the LP Convite Para Ouvir Maysa, which included "Meu Mundo Caiu", "Adeus" e "Ouça". The album proved to be a complete success, but because of her husband's family demandings, all the money had to be donated to the campaign against cancer.
Then she started appearing on several TV and Radio programs, and in 1957 she ended up with her own show at TV Record. This only increased the quarrels with her husband, and by the end of the decade, she divorced. She went through a period of heavy drinking, which deformed her body and gave her an appearance of an aggressive singer.
During the 1960's she went to Rio de Janeiro, when, by the influence of Ronaldo Bôscoli and Roberto Menescal, she recorded a Bossa Nova album: Barquinho.  That again, was a tremendous success. She then started travelling through Brazil, South and North America and then Europe, promoting the Bossa Nova and by 1966 she married the Spanish entrepreneur Miguel Aranza.
In 1969 she returned to Brazil, and started producing her own shows and records, and by 1971 she went into theater and soap-operas at Rede Globo while still composing and recording new albums, until 1977, when she tragically died on a car crash at the Rio-Niteroi Bridge.

Convite Para Ouvir Maysa Nº 2
was the third album of her career, released in 1958

01. Meu Mundo Caiu (Maysa Matarazzo) • 3:22
02. No Meio Da Noite (Aloísio Figueiredo/José Maria da Costa) • 3:10
03. Bronzes E Cristais (Alcyr Pires Vernelho/Nazareno de Brito) • 3:12
04. Por Causa De Você (Tom Jobim/Dolores Duran) • 3:26
05. Bom Dia Tristeza (Adoniran Barbosa/Vinícius de Moraes) • 3:41
06. Felicidade Infeliz (Maysa Matarazzo) • 3:23
07. Bouquet De Isabel (Sérgio Ricardo) • 2:44
08. Mundo Novo (Maysa Matarazzo) • 3:13
09. E A Chuva Parou (José Ribamar/Esdras Pereira da Silva/Victor Freire) • 3:10
10. Caminhos Cruzados (Tom Jobim/Newton Mendonça) • 3:22
11. Sonho Feliz (Nanaí) • 3:09
12. Diplomacia (Maysa Matarazzo) • 3:20

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Noel Rosa Na Voz Romântica de Nelson Gonçalves (1956)

Like many Brazilian singers, Nelson Gonçalves (born Antonio Gonçalves Sobral, 21/06/1919 - 18/04/1998) started working in occupations not at all related to music. First a bartender, then a boxer and then, after appearing for the second time on an artists competition organized by Radio Tupy, in São Paulo, he was hired by Aurélio Campos.
In 1939 he went to Rio de Janeiro and tried several radio stations there and was even advised to return to his boxing career by Ary Barroso.
Back in São Paulo he was invited for a recording test by Oswaldo França and Roberto Monello, who recommended him to RCA Victor. Once again in Rio de Janeiro, with the help of Benedito Lacerda, Nelson recorded at RCA Studios the samba "Sinto-me Bem" by Ataulfo Alves and "Se Eu Pudesse Um Dia", by Oswaldo França and Roberto Monello, on a 78rpm in 1941.
The record was well received by the public and Nelson finally stepped into the music business.
During the next decade his voice became well known on the radio. With a repertory of very good taste, he released many records but by the end of the 1950's he developed an addiction to cocaine and in 1962 he was arrested in São Paulo and his career had a brake until 1965, when after a treatment he got rid of the drug for good.
Back to the music scenario, though still keeping his style, he went into the new music trends that were appearing in the country and during the 1970's to the 1990's he sold quite a lot of records and was popular even among the young people who liked good music.
Nelson Gonçalves was definitively one of the best Brazilian male voices of the 20th century.

Noel Rosa Na Voz de Nelson Gonçalves
was the first LP (10") of his career, released in 1956.
01 - Último Desejo (Noel Rosa) • 3:28
02 - Feitiço da Vila (Vadico/Noel Rosa) • 3:25
03 - Com Que Roupa (Noel Rosa) • 3:28
04 - Coração (Noel Rosa) • 3:05
05 - Quando O Samba Acabou (Noel Rosa) • 3:33
06 - Palpite Infeliz (Noel Rosa) • 2:44
07 - Silêncio De Um Minuto (Noel Rosa) • 2:17
08 - Só Pode Ser Você (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 2:53


In December 2008, after being a blog researcher for sometime, I decided to become a blogger myself. The concept is really appealing: to share what you have and love with others with the same likes and interests as yours, and so I opened up my account at Google and started this blog...

But the ideal thing is not always as easy as it seems when you first think about it. Being a blogger requires time (a lot of it!) for researches, ripping, scanning covers and posting.

Like many of you I have to work, and work hard, and then time becomes a rare asset, and that's the main reason my blog project remained paralyzed even before it started.

Today, one year and four months after I got into it, there comes the first post. I’ll try to keep it updated at least once a week.

Hope you enjoy it.

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