Jonas Cordeiro e Sua Orquestra – O Frevo e Assim (1963)

Philips P 632.122 L

The promised second album full of Frevos by Jonas Cordeiro, comes out as last out of the current package. The reason for it is a dilemma about the cover: It was not included and the net search for it proved as fruitless as can be. Also the label scans show almost nothing that could be used instead of the cover for this blog, because (now this is an assumption but I think it is a true one) the recording has probably been stored for years in a damp, watery place, maybe in some hut hidden deep inside the rain forest. Even Pedro‘s restoration skills were useless as everything that was paper or cardboard has probably rotted away…
Not so the vinyl itself, unaffected by water, sounding perfect, as if it was just taken home fresh from the local record store.

Pedro, trying to help me with deciphering the names of compositions, composers etc. included a back cover created by himself where all relevant information can be found.

Then the journey through parallel realities started resulting in a surprising find:

In another reality I found a sleeve for this LP without any text on the front cover (bleached by the sun, probably), and the back cover showing a striking resemblance to the back cover Pedro sent to us.

Needless to say that I returned to the reality we all are at the moment you are reading this text with this complete cover and included it in the zip.

Original visual artwork or just a fake, this rare rarity LP sounds like this:

01. Depois Eu Digo (João Santiago / José Felipe dos Reis)  Com Côro Feminino
02. Tricolor (Lourival de Oliveira)
03. Jonas Cordeiro no Frevo (Zumba)
04. Recife dos Meus Amores (João Ismar / Francisquinho) João Mello / Jonas Cordeiro
05. Garrafinha Em Recife (Toscano Filho)
06. Diabo às Quedas (José Xavier De Menezes)
07. Foguete Sem Rumo (Jonas Cordeiro)
08. Recordar É Viver (Edgard Morais)  Com Côro Feminino
09. Papai no Frevo (Geraldo Medeiros)
10. O Frevo do Romeu (Jonas Cordeiro)
11. Tudo É Ilusão (Fernando Borges) João Mello / Jonas Cordeiro
12. Escavacando (David Vasconcelos)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Jonas Cordeiro e Sua Orquestra – Frevo (1962)

Philips P 630.482 L

The last two albums out of the latest package from Pedro & 300discos are Frevos by Jonas Cordeiro.

The first one, which you may enjoy this evening, is a Best Of selection of his songs for the Carnaval 62

01. Frevo do Estudiante (Jonas Cordeiro)
02. Primeiro Amor (Edgard Moraes) Canta: João Mello
03. Recordando Olinda (Hermes Paixão)
04. Onda Infernal (Francisquinho)
05. Frevo das Metas (Jonas Cordeiro)
06. Prazer de Pobre (João Edson de Freitas)
07. Tesourinha (Zé Maria)
08. Rebolando (Mario Filho) Canta: João Mello
09. Com Essa Eu Vou (Lavino Ferreira)
10. Leva com Tudo (David Vasconcelos)
11. O Barulho é Meu (Lavino Ferreira)
12. Aguenta O Galho (David Vasconcelos)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Altamiro Carrilho e Niquinho – A Flauta de Prata e O Bandolim de Ouro (1979)

Entré/CBS 104222

Niquinho made a strikingly good impression upon me when I encountered the sound of his bandolim, thanks to Pedro & 300discos, about a month ago and Altamiro Carrilho made a similar impression when I heard him several years ago, after a download from Loronix.
Here they are together on one LP, accompanied by Canhoto e Seu Regional.

The melodies rendered are:

01. Doce de Coco (Jacob do Bandolim)
02. Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
03. Rio-São Paulo (Niquinho)
04. Bem-Te-Vi Atrevido (Lina Pesce)
05. Língua de Preto (Honorino Lopes)
06. Ave-Maria (Erothides de Campos)
07. Brasileirinho (Waldir Azevedo)
08. Lamentos (Pixinguinha)
09. André de Sapato Novo (André Victor Correia)
10. Pedacinhos do Céu (Waldir Azevedo)
11. Tico-Tico No Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu)
12. Revendo o Passado (Freire Júnior)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Gaya e Sua Orquestra – O Grande Festival (1967)

Fontana/Philips FTLP 69.005

Music arranged by Maestro Lindolfo Gaya, performed by his orchestra for the I Festival Internacional de Música Popular:

01. Hino do Festival (Erlon Chaves / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
02. Gina (Les Reed / Mitch Murray)
03. Saveiros (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
04. L’amour Toujours L’amour (D. Fauré / G. Mardel)
05. Dia das Rosas (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
06. Watashi Dakeno Anata (Nakamura)
07. Pergunte Ao Vento (Frag Den Wind) (Helmut Zacharias / Carl J. Schäuble)
08. É Preciso Perdoar (Carlos Coquejo / Alcyvando Luz)
09. Un Dia Llegará (Ramon Arcusa / Manuel de La Calva)
10. Inaiá (Luiz Carlos Sá)
11. Canção A Medo (Sérgio Bittencourt)
12. O Cavaleiro (Geraldo Vandré / Tuca)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Gao, Seu Piano e Orquestra (1964)

Odeon MOFB 3391

Play it again, Gaó!

International and Brazilian hits including three compositions by the Maestro:

01. Diamante Azul (Gaó)
02. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Bart Howard)
03. Mimoso (Gaó)
04. My Beloved (O. Cesana)
05. Roberta (Luigi Naddeo / Paolo Lepore)
06. Minha Garota Sincopada (Gaó)
07. Odeon (Ernesto Nazareth)
08. Au Revoir (Maurice Vidalin / Gilbert Bécaud)
09. Anema e Core (Salvatore D’Esposito / Tito Manlio)
10. História de Un Amor (Carlos Almarán)
11. Samba Em Prelúdio (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
12. Greensleeves (Tradicional) Música tradicional norte-americana


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

E Sempre O Papai (1960)

Copacabana CLP 10025

A renowned various artists Copacabana release for Dia Do Papai (Father’s Day) with songs suitable for this occasion:

01. Apresentação (Miguel Gustavo) Música e Script de Miguel Gustavo – Narração: Floriano Faissal
02. O Sorriso Do Papai (Emmanuel Gitahy / Rubem Gomes / Evaldo José) Carequinha, Altamiro Carrilho e Sua Bandinha e Côro Infantil
03. Meu Papai (Getúlio Macedo / Lourival Faissal) Adelaide Chiozzo, Orquestra e Côro do Club do Guri
04. Papai Resolve (Altamiro Carrilho / Irany de Oliveira) Carequinha, Altamiro Carrilho e Sua Bandinha e Côro Infantil
05. Papai, Mamãe E Eu (Peterpan) Angela Maria
06. Alô Papai (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira) Jorge Veiga
07. É Sempre o Papai (Miguel Gustavo) Carequinha e Jorge Veiga
08. Deus Te Abençoe Papai (Herivelto Martins / David Nasser) Angela Maria e João Dias
09. O Presente Do Papai (Pedro Matos / A. G. Brito) Sonia Delfino, Orquestra e Côro do Club do Guri
10. Papai É o Maior (Irany de Oliveira / Altamiro Carrilho) Carequinha, Altamiro Carrilho e Sua Bandinha e Côro Infantil
11. Dia Do Papai (Victor Simon) Yeda Maria e Côro Infantil de Club dos Garotos G-9 Dir.: Zita Martins


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Carnaval de 1964 (1963)

Continental PPL 12088

Истовремено са скидањем овог албума са торента, скинуо сам и легендарни филм Валтер брани Сарајево са Батом Живојиновићем у главној улози.
Какве то везе има са Карневалом у Рио де Жанеиру 1964. питате се ви, а ја одговарам: Нема никакве, осим детаља да две композиције пева Валтер Левита:

01. Arlequim Palhaço (João de Barro / Jota Júnior) Gilberto Milfont
02. Espeta o Vudú (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira) Walter Levita
03. Pau No Burro (Radamés Gnattali / João de Barro) Joel de Almeida
04. Mãe-ê (João de Barro / Jota Júnior) Araci Costa
05. Marcha da Cegonha (José Messias) Clério Morais
06. Garota Biquini (João de Barro / Jota Júnior) Marlene
07. Vamo Pro Mato Caçar (Antônio Almeida) Ruy Rey / Marlene
08. Elza (Wilson Batista / Vicente Longo / Waldemar Camargo) Joel de Almeida
09. Vôa Meu Passarinho (Rutinaldo) Jamelão
10. Vem Cá João (João de Oliveira / Oldemar Magalhães) Araci Costa
11. Cremilda (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira) Gilberto Milfont
12. Um Instante Maestro (Klécius Caldas / Armando Cavalcanti) Marlene
13. Ora Meu Bem (Henrique de Almeida / Carlos Marques) Walter Levita
14. Estamos Em Paz (José Bispo ”Jamelão”) Jamelão
15. A Boca É Boa (Ruy Rey / José Batista) Ruy Rey
16. Marcha da Cumbuca (Rutinaldo) Clério Morais

У једној од безброј паралелних стварности снимљен је сличан филм и у Бразилу, чија се последња сцена завршава дијалогом на Корковаду:

   – Merkwürdig, seit ich in Rio bin, suche ich Walter Levita und finde ihn nicht. Jetzt, wo ich gehen muss, weiß ich wer er ist.

   – Sie wissen wer Walter Levita ist? Sagen sie mir sofort seinen Namen!

   – Ich werde ihn ihnen zeigen… Sehen sie diese Stadt?


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Garoto – Rarest Recordings (2014)

Parallel Realities Studio PRS A 143

A Parallel Realities Studio 10 Inch production of Garoto as guitar player (he was featured as composer of several tracks posted here, including one performed by our friend, guitarist Stu Blagden from England, who is also the one who sent these rarities to us).

Here is Stu‘s accompanying text:

” Some completely unreleased recordings by the guitarist Garoto (Anibal Augusto Sardinha) made in the early 50’s and recorded by the famous Brazilian guitar professor Ronoel Simoes.
I got these recordings from a Russian conductor who lived in Brazil – a guy called Gennady Zalkovitch who knew many Brazilian musicians such as Radames Gnatalli, Nara Leao, Rafael Rabello and Tom Jobim.”

Enjoy Garoto‘s guitar renditions of:

1. Valsa do Adeus
2. Valsa op.34 nr.12
3. Matilde
4. Brejeiro
5. Haydn String Quartet
6. Fingals Cave
7. Asturias 1
8. Holiday For Strings


Créditos: Gennady Zalkovitch / Stu Blagden

Trio Montanhes – Baile no Zoo… Logico Que e Bicho Dancando (1963)

Philips P 632.121 L
Vocal trio, Trio Montanhês, for the first time on Parallel Realities with their only (?) career album.
About them and this release I suggest to read the text by Mauro Pires printed on the back cover in which, among other things, you will also read that arrangements and backings are by the great Walter Wanderley.
Trio Montanhês are:
Gilberto Garcia
Luis Carlos de Oliveira
Farid Jacob Moherdani
Their music, ideal for your mp3 player while visiting the local zoo, consists of these compositions:
01. Tatu Subiu no Pau (Eduardo Souto)

02. Rato Rato (Casemiro Rocha / Claudino Costa)
03. Marrequinha (Denis Brean / Raul Duarte)
04. Urubu Malandro (Tradicional / Adpt. Lourival de Carvalho “Louro” / Adpt. João de Barro)
05. O Pato (Jaime Silva / Neusa Teixeira)
06. Pombo Correio (Benedito Lacerda / Darci de Oliveira)
07. Moda da Mula Preta (Raul Torres)
08. Tem Gato na Tuba (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
09. Upa Upa (Meu Trolinho) (Ary Barroso)
10. Periquitinho Verde (Antônio Nássara / Sá Róris)
11. Lobo Bobo (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
12. Eu Vi Um Leão (Lauro Maia)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Tito Romero e Sua Orquestra – Bolero Maravilhosos (1959)

Polydor LPNG 4045

Some time ago, I was contacted by Vinicius Carvalho Veleda, a young historian from Pelotas, Rio Grade do Sul, who is making a research about João Adelino Leal Brito (Britinho, Pierre Kolmann, Franca Villa, Tito Romero):

”   I’m interested in the pianist for three main reasons:

   First because we’re related – he is the brother of my grandfather, my father’s father. I always heard stories from my father about “Uncle musician who lived Rio de Janeiro.” But my family has just “everyday” memories. Britinho as it exited from Pelotas to the state capital Porto Alegre very young, around 19 or 20 years old. After that, the memories are more of the days he came to vacation here. Usually at Carnival time in February.
   The second reason is because it is the city of Pelotas. We know that Britinho had some recognition, prestige, fame. Was requested on many radio stations and record labels. But it was from Porto Alegre. Here it seems in the city of Pelotas he left very little trace, evidence. By this I mean that few recognize here, only the staff involved with the culture of the city. And generally remember him more at the carnival, on vacation, not previously while learning piano.
   The last reason is because I am a historian. For some years, at least since 2008 that I organize materials (sound files, covers – they have lots of information, bibliography, family memories, etc.). I’ll try later this year to enter the postgraduate course in History (Master) at the Federal University of Pelotas. My topic, research subject is Britinho.”

Vinicius sent me two published articles containing some results of his research about Britinho and he promised that, as his research is going on, he will send more results as they get discovered.
With his permission, I am enclosing both texts to the zip with Britinho‘s music recorded under one of his pseudonyms: Tito Romero.

While reading Vinicius‘ texts, enjoy Pedro‘s transfer of these gems: 

01. Teus Olhos Entendem os Meus (Haroldo Eiras / Victor Berbara)
02. Que Será (Marino Pinto / Mário Rossi)
03. Espere Um Pouco Mais (Waldir Machado)
04. Meu Sonho É Você (Altamiro Carrilho / Átila Nunes)
05. Falas de Amor Outra Vez (Raul Sampaio / Benil Santos)
06. Inspiração (Paulo Gesta / Oscar Bellandi)
07. A Voz do Violão (Francisco Alves / Horácio Campos)
08. Sou Eu (Rubens Machado)
09. Se a Saudade Falasse (Felisberto Martins / Mário Rossi)
10. Esmagando Rosas (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / David Nasser)
11. Porque Brilham os Teus Olhos (Fernando César)
12. Nunca Mais (Mário Jardim / José Garcia / Décio Magalhães)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Gerson Flinkas e Seu Conjunto Orquestral – Alegria de Viver… Com Musica (1958)

Polydor LPNG 4028

On the promised second album, Gerson Flinkas is accompanied, not by a Grande Orquestra (or Maxi Orquestra, to quote our friend Brito), but with his Conjunto Orquestral, consisting of:

Sax baritono: Adherbal Moreira
Pistão: Benedito
Guitarra elétrica: Maspoli
Piano e orgão: El Romeu
Contra-baixo: Vidal
Bateria: Hugo
Ritmo: Sebastião, Alberto e Marçal

The compositions performed are:

01. Apito no Samba (Luiz Bandeira / Luis Antônio)
02. El Bodeguero (Richard Egües)
03. It’s Not For Me To Say (Al Stillman / Robert Allen)
04. Mocinho Bonito (Billy Blanco)
05. Tu Me Acostumbraste (Frank Domínguez)
06. Vien a Moi (R. Fossati)
07. Sonhando à Beira Mar (José Batista)
08. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) (Domenico Modugno / Franco Migliacci)
09. Vai, Mas Vai Mesmo (Ataulfo Alves)
10. Sabrá Dios (Álvaro Carrillo)
11. Recado de Olinda (Luiz Bandeira)
12. Acercate Más (Osvaldo Farrés)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

P.S. More by Gerson Flinkas on Parallel Realities may be found on two various artists compilations:
Eles Tocam Assim (1959) and Discoteca Dancante No.2 (1965)

Grande Orquestra Sob a Regencia de Gerson Flinkas – Sua Majestade, O Baile (1960)

Polydor LPNG 4058

Presenting Maestro Gerson Flinkas for the first time on Parallel Realities with two of his career albums.

I have chosen Sua Majestade, O Baile from 1960 as the first for the simple reason that the back cover displays the large list of very prominent members of his Grande Orquestra

Violinos: Irany Pinto, Ciccillo, Bissaggio, Paulo, Noli, Pinheiro, Damião, Marcus, Sporh, Gentil, Julio e Murillo
Sax tenor: Zé Bodega e Sandoval Dias
Sax alto: K-Ximbinho e Jaime Araújo
Sax baritono: Adherbal Moreira
Pistom: Hamilton, Barreto, G. Medeiros e Laerte
Trombone: Ed Maciel, W. Moura, Norato e Manoel Araújo
Piano: Tito Romero
Guitarra: José Menezes
Contrabaixo: Vidal
Vibrafone: Jota Cláudio
Bells: Chuca-Chuca
Bateria: Paulinho e Plinio
Bongô: Sebastião
Ritmo: Marçal, Eliseu, Noel, Boca de Ouro e Alberto
Vocalizes: Dalva de Andrade

As well as the members of the Choir: Severino Filho, Hortência Araújo, Ivone Rebelo, Odaléa Sodré e Aldir Mendes

The track list speaks for itself: 

01. Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02. Noites de Moscou (Vassily Solovyov-Sedoy)
03. Sai do Bar (Ricardo Galeno / Paulo Tito)
04. Io (Domenico Modugno / Franco Migliacci)
05. Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim)
06. Insistência (Fernando César / Luiz Cláudio (1))
07. El Milionário (Perez Prado)
08. Samba de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
09. Falam Meus Olhos (Fernando César / Nazareno de Brito)
10. Romance no Rio (Claribalte Passos / Lyrio Panicali)
11. Venus (Ed Marshall)
12. Naquela Base (Ubirajara O. Cabral)

The link is where expected:


So are those credited:

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Tito Romero – in reality is special Polydor’s name for João Adelino Leal Brito, AKA Britinho (CBS, Columbia, Odeon, Sinter) / Leal Brito, Al Brito / Pierre Kolmann (Musidisc) and Franca Villa (Sinter). Can the pianoman from another Gerson‘s LP, El Romeu, be Leal Brito too?
Or it is Romeu Fossati (Mocambo)? Who knows?
Vibrafone player Jota Cláudio may be José Cláudio das Neves?

Dick Farney e Booker Pittman – Jam Session (1961)


The promised second album featuring Dick Farney, this time live with Booker Pittman: Jam Session performed in the end of 1960 and released in 1961.

As this album was first presented on the mighty Loronix blog, you may read Zecalouro‘s text about it on  Órfãos do Loronix.

As usual in such cases:

The list of the musicians:

Lado A: 
Dick Farney: Piano 
Luis: Contrabaixo 
Heraldo do Monte: Guitarra (1, 2) 
Cláudio: Bateria (3, 4) 

Lado B:
Booker Pittman: Sax soprano e alto 
Dudu: Guitarra 
Massao Ukon: Pistom 
Daniel: Contrabaixo 
Paulinho: Bateria (1, 2, 3, 4) 
Kurt Van Elgg: Clarineta (5) 
Eduardo Vidossich: Piano (5)

The track list:

Lado A:

1. The Man I Love (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin) Dick Farney
2. Velhos Tempos (Luiz Bonfá) Dick Farney
3. I Want To Be Happy (Vincent Youmans / Irving Caesar) Dick Farney
4. Gone With The Wind (A. Wrubel / H. Magidson) Dick Farney

Lado B:

1. Am I Blue (Harry Akst / Clarke) Booker Pittman
2. St. Louis Blues (William Christopher Handy) Booker Pittman
3. Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard / Ken Casey) Booker Pittman
4. Cheese (Dudu / Daniel / Booker Pittman) Booker Pittman
5. Tiger Rag (Original Dixieland Jazz Band) Booker Pittman

The appropriate Depositfiles link:


The credits:

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Dick Farney Trio (1956)

Continental LPP 29

Jazz pianist Dick Farney‘s 10′ recorded in 1956, the first of his two albums included in the current package sent to us by Pedro & 300discos:

Dick Farney‘s trio in 1956 consisted of:

Dick Farney (Piano)
Dinarte Rodrigues Filho (Guitarra)
Ed Lincoln (Contrabaixo)

The music performed is a balanced mixture of jazz standards and jazzy interpretations of Brazilian compositions + a blues composed by Dick Farney:

01. Valsa de Uma Cidade (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
02. Tenderly (Walter Gross / Jack Lawrence)
03. Com Você Meu Bem (Dick Farney / Laura Maria)
04. Contigo En La Distancia (Cesar Portillo de La Luz)
05. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Nacio Herb Brown / Gus Kahn)
06. Deep Purple (Peter DeRose / Mitchell Parish)
07. Nick Bar (Garoto / José Vasconcelos)
08. Farney’s Blues (Dick Farney)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Quincas e Os Copacabanas (1955)

Copacabana CLP 3015

The fresh package sent by Pedro & 300discos has just been unpacked and I am posting the oldest album out of it: A 10 Inch by Al Quincas backed by Os Copacabanas, with whom he has recorded altogether four albums of which the one presented today is the first one.

Here is the complete list of musicians:

Al Quincas (Sax tenor)
Kuntz Naegele (Clarinete)
Wagner (Piston)
Vadico (Piano)
Waldir Marinho (Contra baixo)
Sutinho (Bateria)
Guará (Pandeiro)

The list of the eight tracks:

01. Está Chegando A Hora (Tradicional / Adpt. Henricão / Adpt. Rubens Campos) Samba
02. Choro Nº 3 (Dima Gomes) Choro
03. Chorinho de Gafieira (Astor Silva) Choro
04. Sonâmbulo (Édison Marinho) Choro
05. A Little More Of Your Love (Leo Robin / Nicholas Brodszky) Samba
06. Baseado (Kuntz Naegele / Édison Marinho) Choro
07. Jura (Zé da Zilda / Marcelino Ramos / Adolfo Macedo) Samba
08. Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins) Samba


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos