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Sunday, June 27, 2010


Anísio Silva (29/07/1920 - 18/02/1989), born in Caculé, Bahia, went to Rio de Janeiro during the 1940's and was one of the most interesting names of the Brazilian Popular Music between the 1950's and the 1960's.  After trying many frustrated times in small record companies, he had a hit in 1957, when he recorded at Odeon the bolero "Sonhando Contigo" that he composed in partnership with Fausto Guimarães.  He was 37 years old then, and worked as a clerk on a drugstore in Rio de Janeiro.  From then to 1963 he had the best period of his career, showing on radio stations and traveling all over Brazil.  The hits "Interesseira" (1958), "Quero Beijar-te As Mãos" (1959), "Alguém Me Disse" (1960), "Onde Estarás (1961) and "Ave Maria Dos Namorados" (1963) are from that period, and were released in LP's and 78 r.p.m.'s.  In 1960, with the album "Sonhando Contigo", he became the first Brazilian artist to get a Gold Record.  From 1964 on, his popularity started decreasing, though he went on recording albums every year.  During the 1970's, practically away from his singing activities, he run a dancing place, the Forró 66, that he owned.

Anísio Silva Canta Para Você Do Fundo Da Alma... Para O Fundo Da Alma

01. Pressentimento (Milton Silva/Edgar Luiz) • 2:40
02. Desilusão (Lombardi Filho/Pedro Rogério) • 2:27
03. Onde Estás Agora (Anísio Silva) • 2:43
04. Destino (Mário Terezópolis) • 2:36
05. Desencanto (Bruno Marnet/Floriano Faissal) • 2:32
06. Incompreendida (Bidú Reis/Murilo Latino) • 2:26
07. Quero Beijar-te As Mãos (Arcênio de Carvalho/Lourival Faissal) • 2:41
08. Vai (Anísio Siliva/William Duba) • 2:57
09. Palavras Cruéis (Alcyr Pires Vermelho/Jair Amorim) • 2:25
10. Devolva-me (José Orlando/Miguel Orlando) • 3:02
11. Tu, Somente Tu (Anísio Silva/Jonas Garret) • 2:57
12. Não Digo O Nome (Jair Amorim) • 2: 37

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Marília Monteiro de Barros Batista (13/04/1918 - 09/07/1990) was the grandaughter of the poet Luiz Monteiro de Barros and she started playing acoustic guitar and compose since childhood, and later she studied Theory, Solfeggio and Harmony, quitting the piano lessons on the fourth year at the I. N M.  At the age of 12, taken by the journalist Lauro Sarno Nunes, she gave her first recital playing acoustic guitar and singing several different styles, including some of her own compositions at the Cassino Beira-Mar.  Among the audience was Josué de Barros (who previously had launched Carmen Miranda's career), and he offered to give her guitar lessons for free.  She studied with him for several months but then swiched to classical guitar, which was the line of work she intended to pursue.  In 1931, she was invited to sing at the Uma Hora de Arte promoted by the Grêmio Esportivo Onze de Junho, where later she met Noel Rosa at a party in the house of the singer Emilinha Coelho.  At this party were also Heckel Tavares, Luiz Peixoto, Almirante and the Bando de Tangarás.  On the next year, together with João Martins (mandolin) and Rogério Guimarães (acoustic guitar) she recorded her first record with two of her compositions in partnership with her brother, Henrique Batista: the samba "Pedi, Implorei" and the march "Me Larga".
In 1933, invited by Almirante, she performed with Sílvio Caldas and Ary Barroso on the show Broadway Cocktail at the Cine-Teatro Broadway, and right after she was hired by Ademar Casé to work on his program, aired by Rádio Philips.  Initially she sang with Noel Rosa and also improvised with him, and later she started singing alone, and launched several of Noel's compositions on the radio.  She also recorded some records with him.  Slowly she started being known as a composer and one of the principal interpreters of Noel Rosa, which gave her the nickname "Princesinha do Samba".
In 1945 she got married and quit her career for a few years, but in 1949 she returned and recorded a few records, like Samba E Outras Coisas where she sang some of the compositions done in partnership with her brother and in 1954 a record where she sang only songs by Noel Rosa.  In 1963, she released a double-album titled História Musical de Noel Rosa, and in 1967, she recorded Noel Rosa again.  In total, her career production consists of about 30 records.

História Musical de Noel Rosa (1963)
This album was reissued in 1996 as a double-CD

      CD - 01
01. Pra Que Mentir (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 7:53
    Feitio de Oração (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    Só Pode Ser Você (Ilustre Visita) (Noel Rosa Vadico)
    Silêncio De Um Minuto (Noel Rosa)
    Voltaste (Noel Rosa)
02. Vai Haver Barulho No Chateau (Walfrido Silva/Noel Rosa) • 7:03
    Onde Está A Honestidade (Noel Rosa)
    Você Vai Se Quiser (Noel Rosa)
    Vitória (Noel Rosa/Nonô)
    Eu Vou Pra Vila (Noel Rosa)
03. Cordiais Saudações (Noel Rosa) • 7:54
    Positivismo (Noel Rosa/Orestes Barbosa)
    O Maior Castigo Que Eu Te Dou (Noel Rosa)
    Riso De Criança (Noel Rosa)
    Pra Me Livrar Do Mal (Noel Rosa/Ismael Silva)
04. Rapaz Folgado (Noel Rosa) • 7:41
    Coração (Noel Rosa)
    Quando O Samba Acabou (Noel Rosa)
    Prazer Em Conhecê-lo (Noel Rosa/Custódio de Mesquita)
    Pela Décima Vez (Noel Rosa)
05. Século Do Progresso (Noel Rosa) • 8:46
    Dama Do Cabaré (Noel Rosa)
    Três Apitos (Noel Rosa)
    Esquina Da Vida (Noel Rosa)
    X Do Problema (Noel Rosa)
06. Eu Sei Sofrer (Noel Rosa) • 6:31
    Filosofia (Noel Rosa)
    Pela Primeira Vez (Noel Rosa/Cristóvão de Alencar)
    Fita Amarela (Noel Rosa)
    O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa/Kid Pepe)

      CD - 02
01. Coisas Nossas (Noel Rosa) • 7:10
    Gago Apaixonado (Noel Rosa)
    Julieta (Noel Rosa/Eratóstenes Frazão)
    Não Tem Tradução (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    Amor De Parceria (Noel Rosa)
02. João Ninguém (Noel Rosa) • 8:04
    Último Desejo (Noel Rosa)
    Poema Popular (Mais Um Samba Popular) (Vadico/Noel Rosa
    Pra Esquecer (Noel Rosa)
    Cor De Cinza (Noel Rosa)
03. Tarzã (O Filho Do Alfaiate) (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 7:13
    Conversa De Botequim (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    De Babado (Noel Rosa/João Mina)
    Com Que Roupa (Noel Rosa)
    Até Amanhã (Noel Rosa)
04. Verdade Duvidosa (Noel Rosa) • 9:09
    Pra Atender A Pedido (Noel Rosa)
    Meu Barracão (Noel Rosa)
    Cara Ou Coroa (Noel Rosa/Francisco Matoso)
    Mentir (Noel Rosa)
05. Feitiço Da Vila (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 6:39
    Palpite Infeliz (Noel Rosa)
    Provei (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    Quem Ri Melhor (Noel Rosa)
    Quantos Beijos (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
06. Cidade Mulher (Noel Rosa) • 7:54
    Você, Por Exemplo (Noel Rosa)
    Pierrot Apaixonado (Heitor dos Prazeres/Noel Rosa)
    A E I O U (Lamartine Babo/Noel Rosa)
    Pastorinhas (Noel Rosa/João de Barro)

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Dalva de Oliveira Canta Boleros (1968) or O Encantamento Do Bolero (1962)

Vicentina de Paula Oliveira (05/05/1917 - 31/08/1972) was born in Rio Claro, São Paulo State, to the family of the carpenter Mário Oliveira, who was also a saxophone and clarinet player on the group Oito Batutas, and since childhood she used to be with her faher in the parties, clubs and serenades the group showed.  At the age of eight, when her father died, she and her three sisters were sent to an orphanage, the Colégio Tamandaré, where she learned to play piano, organ and sang in the choral.  Three years later she quit her studies and went to São Paulo to live with her mother, who was a governess, and she started working as a baby sitter, house keeper and cook aprentice.  Later she started working as a cook on the Hotel Metrópolis and do the cleaning on a dance school where, after work time, she used to sit at the piano and improvise and sing.  One of the teachers heard her and she was invited to travel with the group of Antonio Zovetti until 1933 when Zovetti got sick and the group dismantled.  She worked on a radio station in Minas Gerais but soon went to Rio de Janeiro and started working as a needlewoman in a plant whose owner, Milton Guita (Milonguita) was also one of the directors of Rádio Ipanema (later Rádio Mauá).  From then on, she worked on several radio stations, theatres, not only singing, but also acting.  In 1936 she met Herivelto Martins whom together with Nilo Chagas had the duo Preto e Branco.  Joining the group, the trio started being called Trio de Ouro.  In 1937 she married Herivelto to whom she bore two children: the singer Pery Ribeiro and Ubyratã.  The trio worked on the Cassino da Urca with Grande Otelo and other great artists until its closing during the Getúlio Vargas government.
In 1943 she acted on the film Berlim Na Batucada and two years after on Caídos Do Céu.  By this time she recorded with a certain frequency.  In 1949, during a show in Venezuela with the Dercy Gonçalves Company, she left the trio and in 1951 started her solo career, recording the sambas "Tudo Acabado" (J. Piedade and Oswaldo Martins) and "Olhos Verdes" (Vicente Paiva), and also the samba-canção "Ave Maria" (Vicente Paiva and Jayme Redondo), being the last two, some of the greatest hits recorded by her.  In 1952 she was elected "Queen Of The Radio" and toured through Argentina, where she met Tito Clemente, who became her artistic manager and later her husband.  She also acted on the films Maria Da Praia and Milagre De Amor, and later, Tudo Azul.  She went to Europe and in England recorded with Roberto Inglês.
She started living in Argentina, coming to Brazil, most specifically to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for short periods until 1963, when she divorced from Tito Clemente.
In 1970 she released the marcha-rancho "Bandeira Branca" (Max Nunes and Laércio Alves), that was a huge success in the Carnaval that year.

Dalva de Oliveira Canta Boleros
This record was originally released by Odeon with the title "O Encantamento Do Bolero" in 1962 and reissued in 1968 (this post) by Imperial with the present title.

01. Minha Oração (My Prayer) (Georges Boulanger/Jimmy Kennedy/Vers.: Cauby de Brito) • 2:58
02. Nem Deus, Nem Ninguém (Roberto Faissal) • 3:10
03. Tu Me Acostumaste (Tú Me Acostumbraste) (Frank Dominguez/Vers.: Carlos Brandão) • 2:38
04. E A Vida Continua (Evaldo Gouveia/Jair Amorim) • 3:00
05. Lembrança (Un Recuerdo)
   (Chucho Navarro/Alfredo Gil/Martinez/Vers.: Serafim Costa Almeida) • 2:49
06. Sabor A Mim (Sabor A Mi) (Alvaro Carillo/Vers.: Nazareno de Brito) • 2:34
07. Sem Ti (Sin Ti) (Pepe Guizar/Vers.: Rodolfo Villa) • 2:50
08. Meu Último Fracasso (Mi Ultimo Fracaso) (Alfredo Gil/Vers.: Júlio Nagib) • 2:54
09. História De Um Amor (Historia De Un Amor) (Carlos Almarán/Vers.: Edson Borges) • 2:41
10. Ai De Quem (Getúlio Macedo) • 3:00
11. Loucura... Loucura (Locura... Locura) (Roberto Cantoral/M. Sucher/Vers.: Raul Carrel) • 2:58
12. A Barca (La Barca) (Roberto Cantoral/Vers.: Nely B. Pinto) • 2:48

Sunday, June 6, 2010


O Seresteiro Moderno (1961)

Carlos Nobre (born Nomar Nobre Chatelain - 06/06/1934 - 07/2009, in Vitória, ES), to a family headed by the conductor Antônio Nobre Filho, formed the group Amantes do Samba at the age of 12, inspired by the Demônios da Garoa.  In 1952, having moved to Rio de Janeiro, he met Paulo Gracindo and Adelino Moreira, who encouraged him to be an artist. At the gafieira Danças Brasil he covered Jamelão's breaks, also being the crooner of Ruy Rey's Orquestra and the vocalist of the bolero club and of the dance group led by Chiquinho do Acordeon. He also performed at the radios Mayrink Veiga (for three years), Clube, Mauá, and Nacional (invited to the latter by Paulo Gracindo).
His first recording was in 1955 at Polydor with "Toada de Amor" and "Por Que Não Vens" (Peterpan).  Achieving second place at Ary Barroso's novice show at the TV Tupi in 1957 (as Ary Barroso explained privately to him, the first prize would be shared by five candidates), Carlos Nobre recorded other eight albums through Todamérica, but his first hit came only after his friend Adelino Moreira took him to RCA Victor, where he recorded, with extraordinary success, his biggest hit, the samba-canção "Ciclone" (Adelino Moreira). Now a famous artist, Carlos Nobre was awarded in 1959 and 1960 by the TV Record with the Chico Viola prize, for the high selling of his albums "Ciclone" and "Amor em Serenata" (Raul Sampaio/Ivo Santos).
Carlos Nobre also had originals like "Pressentimento" (with René Bittencourt) and "Amor Desfeito" (with Raul Sampaio) recorded by other interpreters.

O Seresteiro Moderno

01. Ironia (Adelino Moreira) • 2:55
02. Rua Não É Moradia (René Bittencourt/Carlos Nobre) • 2:28
03. Censura (Raul Sampaio/Benil Santos) • 2:33
04. Tormento (Hervelto Martins/Marino Pinto) • 2:14
05. Resultado (Armando Cavalcanti/Klécius Caldas) • 3:02
06. Horas Amargas (Almeida Rêgo/Alvez Moralez) • 2:24
07. Amor Impossível (Raul Sampaio/Carlos Nobre) • 3:11
08. Pode Beijar Aquela Moça (Waldemar Ressureição) • 3:15
09. Aqui (Raul Sampaio/Carlos Nobre) • 3:09
10. Senhora Viúva (Raul Sampaio) • 2:18
11. Benedito (René Bittencourt) • 3:28
12. O Silêncio Da Noite (Nilton Teixeira/Carlos Nobre) • 2:14