What good is there in collecting something and not share it with others with the same interest as yours?

The objective of this blog is to share songs not commercially available anymore, for music is the language of the soul and it must not be forgotten.

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


  1. Congratulations for opening your blog!

  2. Thank you Milan!
    I was about to tell you I finally started on the next mail when I would send one of the other two records I promised, which is gonna happen late tonight or the latest tomorrow night.
    Hope you liked it.
    The Trackfinder

  3. Começou bem!

    Vai já prós favoritos...