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Sunday, September 25, 2011


Os Velhinhos Transviados Fabulosos (1963)

Velhinhos Transviados was the group led by Zé Menezes (José Menezes de França 06/09/1921, Jardim, Ceará), a multi-instrumentist and composer.  He played 6 and 7 string acoustic guitar, tenor acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, cavaquinho, 10 string guitar, electric guitar, Portuguese guitar and acoustic bass.  At the age of six he heard the Municipal Band on his town and fell in love with music.  He soon started playing guitar and then cavaquinho, surprising everybody with his hability.  He started being known as Zé do Cavaquinho.  At the age of nine, he played for father Cícero Romão Batista a choro he composed called "Meus Oito Anos".  Around the time he was 12 years old, he moved with a cousin to Fortaleza, where he started working on a "loudspeaker service" for many years.  He is considered one of the greatest cavaquinho players of Brazil.
Os Velhinhos Transviados Fabulosos

01. Limbo Rock (B. Strange/J. Sheldon) • 2:12
02. Tem Bôbo Pra Tudo (João Corrêa da Silva/Manoel Brigadeiro) • 1:14
03. Passo Do Elefantinho (Baby Elephant Walk) (Henry Mancini) • 2:21
04. Feitiço Da Vila (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 2:53
05. Legata A Un Granello Di Sabbia (Nico Fidenco/F. D. Marchetti) • 3:08
06. Garota De Ipanema (Tom Jobim/Vinícius de Moraes) • 2:03
07. Café Bola Branca (Oswaldo Borba/Nancy Wanderley) • 1:37
08. Afrikaan Beat (Bert Kaempfert) • 2:10
09. Et Maintenant (Rítimo de Samba) (Gilbert Bécaud/Pierre DeLanoë) • 2:09
10. Caterina (Earl Shuman/"Bugs" Bower) • 2:10
11. Beleza De Cores (J. Santos/Carlos Santana Lima) • 2:42
12. Urubu Malandro (Tradicional/Adapt.: Lourival de Carvalho "Louro"/João de Barro) • 1:42

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Conversa De Botequim (1970)

Moreira da Silva, the son of a trombonist of the band of the military police, sang as an amateur in serestas at a very young age. In 1931, he recorded for the first time ("Ererê" and "Rei Da Umbanda," both pontos de macumba by Amor for Odeon). He recorded another album for Odeon and moved to Columbia, where he recorded two hits for the Carnival of 1933: "Arrasta A Sandália" (Aurélio Gomes/Baiaco) and "É Batucada" (Caninha/Visconde de Bicuíba). The latter was the winner of the first official contest of Carnival music of Rio de Janeiro in the same year. Invited by Duque, Moreira da Silva went to work in the Cassino Atlântico. "Implorar Só A Deus" (Kid Pepe/Germano Augusto/J.S. Gaspar) was another hit in 1935, establishing his reputation as an inspired interpreter. In the next year, he began to appear on Programa Casé at Rádio Philips, and in 1937 he was hired by César Ladeira for Rádio Mayrink Veiga. In the same year, his interpretation of "Quatro Linhas" (Tancredo Silva) became a milestone, being the first time that he inserted slang and humorous commentaries between musical phrases (the break, or breque). This style, which he took to the ultimate point, became his trademark -- some of his breaks reached the mark of one minute or more, sometimes with dialogue. In the same year, "Jogo Proibido" (Tancredo Silva/Davi Silva/Ribeiro Cunha) continued in the same line, also with enormous success. In 1939, he toured Portugal (Porto and Lisbon), where he worked on the film A Varanda Dos Rouxinóis. "Amigo Urso" (Henrique Gonçalves), recorded for RCA Victor in the same year, became one of his greatest hits. After several other hits, he was hired by Rádio Tupi in 1950. In 1958, invited by Aluísio de Oliveira, he recorded the LP O Último Malandro, followed by several others. Miguel Gustavo wrote sambas-de-breque especially for him, describing adventures where Kid Morengueira (another of his nicknames) was the hero. The biggest hit of these was "O Rei do Gatilho" (1962). In 1979, invited by Chico Buarque, he performed on the Ópeara Do Malandro LP. He toured Brazil in 1980, in the Projeto Pixinguinha. The samba school Unidos de Manguinhos paid tribute to him, parading to the samba enredo "Moreira Da Silva, 90 Anos De Um Malandro." In 1995, he performed a series of shows with success in the Projeto Seis e Meia; his 94 years of age were commemorated with shows at the Ritmo nightclub, with the presence of several artists. In the same year, the book Moreira da Silva, O Último Dos Malandros (Alexandre Augusto Teixeira Gonçalves, Editora Record) was released. Moreira da Silva continued to perform in shows until his death in 2000.
Alvaro Neder
(All Music Guide)

Conversa De Botequim

01. Conversa De Botequim (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 2:13
02. Avisa À Maria Que Amanhã Tem Baile (Haroldo Lobo/Milton de Oliveira) • 1:27
03. Minha Palhoça (Se Você Me Quisesse) (J. Cascata) • 1:40
04. Vou Me Casar No Uruguai (Walfrido Silva/Gadé) • 1:54
05. Homenagem (Moreira da Silva) • 2:04
06. O Analfabeto (S. Ferreira/Ernesto Pires) • 2:09
07. Risoleta (Raul Marques/Moacyr Bernardino) • 1:59
08. 1296 Mulheres (Zé Trindade/Moreira da Silva) • 1:51
09. Piston De Gafieira (Billy Blanco) • 2:43
10. Pedra Que Rolou (Pedro Caetano) • 1:44
11. Céu Azul (Moreira da Silva/César Cruz) • 2:04
12. Faustina (Encrencas de Família) (Gadé) • 2:04

Sunday, September 11, 2011


O Romântico (1970)

O Romântico

01. Por Amor (Rafael Solano/Reynaldo Costa) • 2:55
02. Hino Ao Amor (Hymne A L'Amour) (Édith Piaf/Margueritte Monnot/Vers.: Odair Marsano) • 4:07
03. Faça De Conta (Evaldo Gouveia/Jair Amorim) • 2:35
04. Que Seria De Você (Demétrius) • 3:20
05. Você (Evaldo Gouveia/Jair Amorim) • 2:02
06. Ternura Antiga (Ribamar/Dolores Duran) • 3:36
07. Meu Velho (Mi Viejo) (Piero Benedictis/José Tcherkaiski/Vers.: Nazareno de Brito) • 2:59
08. Isabel (Evaldo Gouveia/Jair Amorim) • 3:09
09. Quero-te Assim (Tito Madi) • 2:07
10. Hoje Eu Quis Recordar (Roberto Corrêa/Jon Lemos) • 2:06
11. Palavras (Altemar Dutra) • 3:45
12. Ana (Sílvio César) • 2:15