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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, July 25, 2010


Angela Maria (1977)

Abelim Maria da Cunha (13/05/1928), or simply Angela Maria was, during the 1950's,  the most popular singer in Brazil, certified by IBOPE, a renowned institute dedicated to opinion research. Owner of a privileged voice and personal style of interpretation, Angela Maria is regarded by many as the best singer of all time in this country, and successive musical movements such as Bossa Nova, Tropicália, and Jovem Guarda never succeeded in disturbing her career.
The daughter of a Protestant minister, she sang in church choirs since her childhood. She worked as a weaver, as her family was against her artistic wishes. Around 1947, she began to perform in radio, in novice shows like Pescando Estrelas (Rádio Clube do Brasil), Hora do Pato (Rádio Nacional), and in Ary Barroso's show on Rádio Tupi. Always using the pseudonym Ângela Maria (which occulted her performances from her strict family), she performed as an amateur in the famous Trem da Alegria (by Lamartine Babo, Iara Sales, and Héber Bôscoli) on Rádio Nacional. The listeners' good reception encouraged her to abandon her family and to try the career of singer. In 1948, she became the crooner of the Dancing Avenida, one of the most important gafieiras of Rio. Soon, she was hired by Rádio Mayrink Veiga. Her first recording came in 1951, with "Sou Feliz" (Augusto Mesquita/Ciro Monteiro) and "Quando Alguém Vai Embora" (Ciro Monteiro/Dias Cruz), for RCA Victor. "Não Tenho Você", by then-unknown composers Paulo Marques and Ari Monteiro, recorded in the next year, was her first hit. During that time, she was a big star at Rádio Nacional and Rádio Mayrink Veiga, where she had her own show, A Princesa Canta (the Princess Sings). One of her fans, President Getúlio Vargas, affectionately called her Sapoti. In 1963, she toured Portugal and Africa, singing for Portuguese soldiers. In 1979, she participated (with João da Baiana) in the documentary Maxixe, a Dança Perdida (Alex Viany). One of her latest successes was a show shared with Cauby Peixoto, Canta Brasil, which was recorded and released by RCA/BMG as Ângela e Cauby ao Vivo.
Like Elis Regina, she is considered one of the purest voices of Brazilian Popular Music

Angela Maria (1977)
Though this album is fairily recent and probably most of you already have it, I haven't found it anywhere on the Internet, so... following the lead of Parallel Realities Studio, another album released on the same year...
01. Canto Paraguaio (Jair Amorim/Evaldo Gouveia) • 3:28
02. Com Muito Amor (Clayton/Antonio Carlos) • 3:13
03. Preciso Me Convencer Que Lhe Perdi (Wanderley Cardoso/J. Oliveira • 3:21
04. Lábios de Mel (Waldir Rocha) • 3:34
05. Romântica (Clayton/Cézar) • 4:46
06. Noite De Amor (Nem/Aldo Taranto) • 3:07
07. Dame Tu Mano, Latino Americano (Paulo Rocco/Santiago) • 3:01
08. Nosso Amor, Nossa Paz (Jair Amorim/Evaldo Gouveia) • 3:32
09. Vá, Mas Volte (Wando) • 3:43
10. Nunca Mais (Isolda/Milton Carlos) • 2:48
11. Um Dia Qualquer (Amore, Grande Amore Libero) (Afermo/Vers.: Fred Jorge) • 2:43
12. Moça Bonita (Jair Amorim/Evaldo Gouveia) • 3:50

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Silvana Internacional
As far as I know this is the last album she recorded, but I sincerelly hope to be mistaken.

01. Volta (Murilo Alvarenga/Ranchinho) • 3:44
02. Não Virás (Non Vendrás) (Alicia Rivera/Vers.: Sam) • 2:52
03. Meu Maior Suplício É Esperar (Dora Lopes/Clayton) • 2:37
04. Como Vai Você (Antonio Marcos/Mário Marcos) • 3:00
05. Que Vou Fazer (Que Debo Hacer) (Martín Garcia/Vers.: Sam) • 2:55
06. Concierto De Amor Para Tí (Concerto De Amor Para Você)
   (Carlos Bonami/Vers.: Curet Alonso) • 3:33
07. Fumando Espero (J. Viladomat/Felix Carso/Vers.: Eugênio Paes) • 3:57
08. Dá-me Tua Vida (Acercate A Mi Vida) (Rafael Ramirez/Vers.: Sam) • 3:02
09. Você É O Maior Amor De Minha Vida (Rogério/Jean Pierre) • 3:22
10. Se Eu Pudesse Te Dizer Tudo Que Sinto (Sílvio César) • 2:50
11. Você Não Chegou (M. A. Porto/Marcos Calasso) • 3:31
12. Amor Fonte Da Vida (Adelson dos Santos/Roberto Muniz) • 3:34

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Celly (1968)

Célia Campello Gomes Chacon (18/06/1942 - 04/03/2003) sang for the first time at the Rádio Cacique, Taubaté, São Paulo.  She was six years old.  While still a child, she studied guitar, piano and ballet and at the age of 12 she had her own show at the same Rádio Cacique.
In 1957, she and her brother, Tony Campello, were signed by Odeon, and in the next year, they recorded their first single, with Celly Campelo interpreting "Handsome Boy" and Tony interpreting "Forgive Me" (both by Odeon's director Mário Gennari Filho and Celeste Novais).  With the failure of the recording in English, Celly recorded her classics in Portuguese: "Banho de Lua" (P. de Fillipi/F. Migliacci, version by Fred Jorge), "Lacinhos Cor-de-Rosa" (Michie Grant, version by Fred Jorge), and her biggest hit, "Estúpido Cupido" (by Neil Sedaka/H. Greenfield, version by Fred Jorge), released in March 1959. With the national success, she became, along with Tony, the co-hostess of her own TV show at São Paulo's TV Record, called Crush Em Hi-Fi, for two years. On her first LP, Broto Certinho, released in April 1960, she launched the hit "Banho de Lua" together with a re-recording of "Over the Rainbow". Evidencing a natural talent for singing, she was praised by Tom Jobim, her colleague at Odeon. Her extreme popularity anticipated the Beatlemania in Brazil three years later, with the releasing of dolls and other merchandising. In 1961, she launched another hit, "Broto Legal" (H. Earnhart, version by Renato Corte Real), and was elected Queen of Rock in Brazil by the readers of Revista do Rock magazine. She also won the following prizes: Tupiniquim (1959), Chico Viola (1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962), and Roquette Pinto (1959, 1960, and 1961). She also had hits with "Billy" (Kendis/Pauley/Joey Goodwin, version by Fred Jorge), "Túnel do Amor" (Patty Fischer/Bob Roberts, version by Fred Jorge), and "Hei Mama" (Paul Anka, version by Fred Jorge). She starred in the films Jeca Tatu and Zé Periquito, having interrupted her career after her marriage in 1962.
In 1968 she recorded an album but her domestic life talked louder.  She returned in 1972, but kept a low profile. In 1976, thanks to the soap-opera produced by Rede Globo called Estúpido Cupido and the plot that was centered on the time Celly was a real hit in Brazil, she was back to the charts.
During the 1990's she started a battle against a cancer, that finally took her in 2003.  Her fans never forgot her.

After she married in 1962, she quit the artistic life, but since then, once in a while, she would present us with something special.  This album is one of them.  It has, among other jewels sang by her, a new rearranged version of "Banho De Lua", one of her most famous hits.
On next Tuesday, July, 13, it's the International Day of Rock And Roll and I couldn't resist paying a homage to this singer who definitely helped start a youth revolution in Brazil.
Most of her albums have already been reissued in CD's or can be easily found on the Internet.

01. Hey! Ex-Amor (L. David Sloane/W. Meshel/Vers.: Alf Soares) • 2:16
02. Marquei Encontro Com Você Em Meus Sonhos (Luiz Wagner/Tom Gomes) • 2:36
03. Palavras (Words) (Barry Gibb/Maurice Gibb/Robin Gibb/Vers.: Fred Jorge) • 2:55
04. Um Mundo Feliz (It's A Happening World) (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil/Vers.: Alf Soares) • 2:26
05. O Amor É Azul (L'Amour Est Bleu) (Andre Popp/Pierre Cour/Vers.: Geraldo Figueiredo) • 2:38
06. Felicidade (Felicidad) (Diane Hilderbrand/Dominic Frontère/Vers.: Alf Soares) • 2:11
07. Bonnie E Clyde (Bonnie And Clyde) (Charles Strouse/Vers.: Geraldo Figueiredo) • 2:15
08. Perdoa (Perdono) (Soffici/Antonio Mogol/Vers.: Alf Soares) • 2:37
09. No Outono (Nos Encontraremos Outra Vez) (Luiz Wagner/Tom Gomes) • 2:20
10. Banho De Lua (Tintarella Di Luna) (P. de Filippi/Francesco Migliacci/Vers.: Fred Jorge) • 2:58
11. Meu Pranto A Deslizar (As Tears Go By)
   (Mick Jagger/Kieth Richards/Andrew Loog Oldham/Vers.: Fred Jorge) • 2:37
12. Você Quem Quiz Assim (Deny) • 2:31


Silvana, A Versátil
This was the first solo album she released.

01. Nossa Canção (Moacir Braga/Enzo Riettio) • 2:42
02. Doçura (Alcyr Pires Vermelho/Maria Isabel) • 3:16
03. Novilheiro (Novillero) (Maria Tereza Lara/Vers.: Fernando Barreto) • 2:21
04. Quando Se Tem Amor (Altamiro Carrilho/Armando Nunes) • 2:47
05. Terezinha De Jesus (Britinho/Fernando César) • 2:41
06. Desenhei Corações (Collid Filho/Oldemar Magalhães) • 2:28
07. O Dia Em Que Me Queira (El Dia En Que Me Quieras)
   (Carlos Gardel/Alfredo Le Pera/Vers.: Haroldo Barbosa) • 3:24
08. Chama De Paixão (Fred Jorge/Alfredo Messina) • 3:51
09. Siboney (Ernesto Lecuona/Vers.: João de Barro) • 2:28
10. Sonho De Amor E Paz (Waltel Branco/Joluz) • 2:50
11. Quando O Amor Chegar (Altamiro Carrilho/Jair Amorim) • 2:50
12. O Amor Que Sonhei (Marco Aurélio Borba) • 2:03

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Boleros (1973) 

One of the representatives of the style "Fossa"/"Dor-de-Cotovelo", Geisa Celeste was born in Sacramento, Minas Gerais and at the age of six she used to sing in school parties and at the local radio station.  A few years later, the family moved to Uberada, also in the State of Minas Gerais, and there, together with her sister Diva, she formed the Duo Celeste and soon the city became too small for the talented sisters who went to São Paulo in search for new opportunities.  In the metropolis they were hired to be part of the Rádio Record's cast and there they met Mário Zan, who was so impressed by the performance of the duo that he managed to arrange for them to record 78 r.p.m.'s.  Geisa and Diva sang alongside big names of the time, like Cascatinha E Nhana, Duo Guarujá, Demônios da Garoa and Palmeira E Biá.
When Diva got married, Geisa started her solo career and the international tours followed one after the other, with shows in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Chile and Argentina.  She sang in several of those languages.
From the ten albums she recorded for Cartaz, Copacabana, RGE and Inspiração, many of them had extremely good repertories.  Geisa also worked on radio soap-operas, films, and sold-out shows in many sophisticated hotels.  She was also a frequent guest on the programs hosted by Bolinha, Chacrinha, Agnaldo Rayol, Francisco Petrônio, Ayrton and Lolita Rodrigues, Moacyr Franco, Silvio Santos and most recently Faustão.
Today, 74 years old, the singer lives in Sorocaba, São Paulo and tries to make her work known to the younger audience.


01. Detalhes (Roberto Carlos/Erasmo Carlos) • 5:06
02. Dez Anos (Diez Años) (Rafael Hernandes/Vers.: Lourival Faissal) • 2:29
03. Beija-me Com Ternura (Roberto Stanganelli/Francisco Barreto) • 2:56
04. Bis Para O Amor (Roberto Stanganelli/José Bettio) • 3:08
05. Coração Solitário (Roberto Stanganelli/Francisco Barreto) • 3:10
06. Não Me Julgues Mal (Roberto Stanganelli/Sé Bastos) • 2:56
07. Ansiedade (Ansiedad De Besarte) (José Enrique Sarabia Rodríguez/Vers.: Diogo Mulero "Palmeira") • 2:36
08. Angústia (Orlando Brito/A. Bourget) • 2:47
09. Sempre No Meu Coração (Always In My Heart) (Ernesto Lecuona/Vers.: Mário Mendes) • 2:44
10. Emudeci (Roberto Stanganelli/Francisco Barreto/Roberto Nunes) • 2:31
11. Todinho Para Mim (Roberto Stanganelli/Francisco Barreto) • 2:39
12. Sagrado Amor (Roberto Stanganelli/Francisco Barreto) • 2:08

PS.: If you liked this singer, please check the Parallel Realities Studio.  He also posted some other works by Geisa Celeste: Sabor A Mi Dio Come Ti Amo - Itália Sucessos Inesquecíveis, Cierro Mis Ojos, and most recently, Historia De Un Amor.   All of them are great albums.