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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, May 27, 2012


Zimbo Trio (1968)

Zimbo Trio
OBS.: Just a few minutes ago, I've received a comment from Andreas of Braziliance pointing out a missing information about this record, that I really ignored completely: This album, released by Premier (PRLP-1022) in 1968 is in fact a reissue from the RGE (XRLP-5253) originally recorded and released in 1964.

01. Zimbo Samba (Adylson Godoy) • 2:01
02. Menina Flor (Luiz Bonfá/Maria Helena Toledo) • 2:28
03. Garota De Ipanema (Vinícius de Moraes/Tom Jobim) • 4:31
04. Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim/Aloysio de Oliveira) • 2:30
05. Barquinho Diferente (Sérgio Augusto) • 2:16
06. Berimbau (Vinícius de Moraes/Baden Powell) • 3:06
07. Consolação (Vinícius de Moraes/Baden Powell) • 2:53
08. Diz Que Fui Por Aí (Zé Zeti/H. Rocha) • 2:07
09. Sou Sem Paz (Adylson Godoy) • 4:02
10. Vivo Sonhando (Adylson Godoy) • 2:01
11. Só Por Amor (Vinícius de Moraes/Baden Powell) • 2:42
12. O Norte (Luiz Chaves) • 3:46

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Música Divina (1965)

Música Divina
Something must be said about this record: In 2005 a friend of mine, after a heavy rain that caused some trouble around here, decided to throw away the record collection that once belonged to his father and was just occupying some precious space in his house.  As a good friend, I prompted myself to help him on this difficult task.  There were some 300 records, most of them coverless, and the few who had some protection were deeply damaged by the rain.  Well, as I have promissed him, I picked up his "garbage" and took it to my "dump site".  Once at home, I began sorting that, and found some (expected) treasures among them, like James Brown and the Famous Flames (1967); Ella Fitzgerald's Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie!; Caterina Valente's A Toast To The Girls, and several of the first albums by Trio Irakitan, Claudete Soares, Agostinho dos Santos and others.  I separated those for the due care they needed and put the others on a corner shelf for future inspection.
Two days ago, while I was wating on a download, I picked a bunch of those records and started looking at them more carefully, and what I found was this Música Divina.  What caught my attention was the names of Ângela Maria and Agnaldo Rayol on the label.  There were also the organist Ronnie Will and the pianist Chaim Lewak, from Os Cobras.  A quick search on the Internet showed me that this is quite a rare album.  I only found two thumbnails of the cover and tried my best to make them presentable for printing on a CD sleeve.  Unfortunately, no matter how much I've tried, I couldn't read the information on the back cover.
So please, forgive me the low quality of the cover image, and also some noise I couldn't erase from the music, but this is a real piece for collectors, and shouldn't be stuck on a corner shelf of somebody's "dump site".

01. Ave-Maria - Agnaldo Rayol
    (Charles Gounod) • 2:54
02. Meditation (De Thais) - Ronnie Will
    (Massenet) • 3:49
03. Ave-Maria - Angela Maria & Canarinhos de Petrópolis
    (Bonaventura Somma) • 3:40
04. Tristesse - Chaim Lewak
    (Frédéric Chopin) • 2:23
05. Panis Agelicus - Angela Maria & Canarinhos de Petrópolis
    (César Frank) • 3:47
06. Jesus, Alegria Dos Homens - Ronnie Will
    (Johann Sebastian Bach) • 3:08
07. Ave-Maria - Agnaldo Rayol
    (Franz Schubert) • 4:34
08. Poema - Chaim Lewak
    (Zdenko Fibich) • 2:46
09. Ave-Maria - Angela Maria & Canarinhos de Petrópolis
    (Dunshee de Abranches) • 2:06
10. Tocata E Finale - Ronnie Will
    (Johann Sebastian Bach) • 2:50

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Carinhoso (1959)

Orlando Silva (Orlando Garcia Silva - 03/10/1915 - 07/08/1978) is regarded by many as the best Brazilian singer of all times. Certainly he was fundamental in the process of modernization of Brazilian popular music, through his subtle rhythmic facility allied to an intelligent interpretation and a flexible phrasing. Before Orlando Silva, Brazilian music was dominated by potent voices like Francisco Alves', which were very much indebted to operatic performance. It was Orlando who, inspired by Sílvio Caldas' delicate style (and also by Francisco Alves' powerful vocal gift), introduced a new way of singing, in which his perfect diction, uncanny voice control, precise intonation, and creative use of rhythm produced a vigorous school that ultimately influenced João Gilberto, the whole bossa nova, the tropicália, and the MPB styles. Orlando Silva was also the first idol of the masses in Brazil. In his prime - from the mid-'30s to the mid-'40s - he was the most popular Brazilian artist ever. His live performances used to attract so many people that he soon became known as "O Ídolo das Multidões" (The Idol of the Multitudes). The adoration of the crowds reached extremes that would only be repeated, several years later, around the Frank Sinatra phenomenon. After 1945, though, Orlando Silva's voice was clearly signaling that years of heavy substance abuse were charging their price; he lost the clarity of his high-range, the cleanness of his timbre. He entered a period of obscurity, but he somehow managed to carry on with his wonderful interpretations even if his instrument was not the same anymore. Orlando Silva continued to sing professionally until 1975, when he recorded his last LP, Hoje (RCA Victor), completing 40 years of career.
From a poor family, Silva lost his father at three. Soon he was engaged in several different small jobs for a living. In 1934 he was invited by Francisco Alves to sing in his program at the Rádio Cajuti. In the same year he debuted in the radio under the pseudonym of Orlando Navarro and recorded his first album, through Columbia, with the samba "Olha A Baiana" (Kid Pepe/Germano Augusto) and the march "Ondas Curtas" (Kid Pepe/Zeca Ivo). In 1936, Orlando Silva participated in the inauguration of the Rádio Nacional, interpreting "Caprichos Do Destino" (Pedro Caetano/Claudionor Cruz), the song that would become a hit in his rendition. Orlando Silva was the first to host an exclusive show in that broadcasting station, and it was a massive success. In the same year, he had another hit with "Dama Do Cabaré" (Noel Rosa), followed by "Lábios Que Beijei" (J. Cascata/Leonel Azevedo), "Carinhoso" (he was the launcher of this all-time classic by Pixinguinha/João de Barro), and "Rosa" (Pixinguinha/Otávio de Souza) in 1937. In 1938 he appeared in the film Banana da Terra, interpreting "A Jardineira" (Benedito Lacerda/Humberto Porto), which was a huge hit in the Carnival of 1939. Another success of his was "Página de Dor" (Índio/Pixinguinha), also recorded in 1938. The samba "A Primeira Vez" (Bide/Marçal) was recorded by Orlando Silva in 1940 and was one of the several songs (like "Preconceito" by Wilson Batista/Marino Pinto, "Curare" by Bororó, and "Aos Pés Da Cruz" by Marino Pinto/Zé da Zilda) turned into classics by him that were re-recorded by his disciple João Gilberto. Four years later, Silva abandoned the live shows, dedicating himself to the radio, cinema, and recording studios. He continued to enjoy remarkable popularity until the end, having retired just three years before his demise. His everlasting influence, though, is present and clearly audible in Brazilian music - one could say that it is immortal.
Alvaro Neder - All Music Guide


01. Carinhoso (Pixinguinha) • 3:24
02. Lágrimas (Cândido das Neves) • 3:22
03. Mágoas De Caboclo (Leonel Azevedo/J. Cascata) • 3:21
04. Amigo Leal (Benedito Lacerda/Aldo Cabral) • 3:00
05. Súplica (Octávio G. Mendes/José Marcílio/Déo) • 3:45
06. Rosa (Pixinguinha) • 3:32
07. Lábios Que Beijei (J. Cascata/Leonel Azevedo) • 3:28
08. Juramento Falso (J. Cascata/Leonel Azevedo) • 3:15
09. Aliança Partida (Benedito Lacerda/Roberto Martins) • 3:33
10. Aos Pés Da Cruz (Marino Pinto/Zé Gonçalves) • 2:26
11. Sinhá Maria (René Bittencourt) • 3:41
12. A Jardineira (Benedito Lacerda/Humberto Porto) • 2:35

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Enquanto O Verde Reflorir (EP) (1967)

Hugo Santana was born in São Paulo, in 1936.
His first recording was in 1951, for the small label Carnaval, the march "Colombina", by Gomes Cardim and Nilo Silva, e in a duo with Jeov, the batucada "Hoje No", by Zé Pretinho and Almeidinha.  In 1962 he recorded for Chantecler the guarania "A Saudade Não Importa", by Alberto Roy and Frederico Rossil, and the samba "Procuro Algum", by Antonio Bruno.  In this same year he was elected the best radio singer.  By this time, he reformulated his repertory and was placed among the so called "romantic singers".
In 1963, he recorded for Continental the bolero "Calma Coração", by Kátia Rochane and the samba "Adeus Solidão", by Dalton Vogeler.  In the same year, he recorded the march "Fiquei De Fora", by the well known singer and producer of Brazilian country music Palmeira.  By the same author, Hugo Santana released the bolero "Amor Sem Fim", whose side B contained the rasqueado "Gosto De Você", by Valdir Santos.  On the next year he released his second LP, with the song "O Amor Chegou", composed by himself.  On the same year he was casted on the soap-opera "Corações Colgate, produced by TV Excelsior.  He was successful, especially in São Paulo.
In 1965 he recorded a few singles and started hosting, at the TV Exelsior, later Globo, in São Paulo, the Show Do Meio-Dia, and also was casted on the soap-opera A Deusa Vencida, for which he produced the soundtrack, with special note for his performance on "Balada Para Uma Deusa Menina".
Also in 1965 he was indicated for the Troféu Impresa as the best talk show host, together with J. Silvestre (who won) and Sílvio Santos.
He participated on the Festivals when they were there.  In 1966 he defended the song "Canção Brasileira", by Heckel Tavares and Luiz Peixoto.  He also defended, in 1965, the song "O Amor Que Se Fez Canção", by Joubert de Carvalho.
Though he would prefer romantic ballads, his repertory was very eclectic, including some rock-ballads and also recorded some jingles.
Now, Hugo Santana quit singing, and started producing and composing music.

Enquanto O Verde Reflorir (EP)

01. Enquanto O Verde Reflorir (Somewhere, My Love) (Maurice Jarre/Vers.: Nazareno de Brito) • 2:48
02. Estranhos Ao Luar (Strangers In The Night) (Bert Kæmpfert/Singleton/Eddie Snyder/Vers.: Lana) • 2:11
03. Deus, Como Te Amo (Dio Come Ti Amo) (Domenico Modugno/Vers.: Demétrio Carta) • 3:15
04. Vem, Meu Amor (Moon Over Naples) (Bert Kæmpfert/Singleton/Eddie Snyder/Vers.: N. Meneses) • 2:57