Steve Bernard has been presented in this reality on two compilation albums of the Discoteque Dancante series, but although he has recorded at least 12 career albums, this is his first career album presented here.
A short text under one of these two compilations, written by our friend Frank-Oliver, reveals that Steve was born 1915 in Romania, lived in Vienna and finally emigrated to Brazil. It also raises a strong suspicion about his name, as, although the Romanian border is less than 100 km away from Belgrade, I have never met or heard about a Romanian with even a similar name.
Frank-Oliver pointed out the fact that on Steve Bernard‘s album Ritmo Espetacular an interesting lady with the name of Valéria is singing, an information that also moved Steve‘s discography into the focus of my interest (incredible, but there it is).
An additional enquiery shows that Valéria is singing on at least three of his albums, among them on this one presented today.
Now, finaly, after listening to Top Hit Party, I am able to say:
She is interesting indeed, Frank!
01. Like Young (André Previn) 02. Conversa da Madrugada (Nazareno de Brito / Ribamar) com Valéria 03. Carinho e Amor (Tito Madi) 04. Talk To Me (E. Snycer / S. Kahan / R. Valles) com Valéria 05. Eu Não Tenho Onde Morar (Dorival Caymmi) com Joab Teixeira 06. Marina (Rocco Granata) 07. O Samba É Bom Assim (Norival Reis / Hélio Nascimento) 08. Menina Moça (Luis Antônio) com Valéria 09. Small World (Jule Styne / Stephen Sondheim) 10. The Blob (M. David / Burt Bacharach) 11. Um Chorinho Pra Você (Severino Araújo) 12. That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) com Joab Teixeira, Steve Bernard e Valéria
Besides Frank-Oliver‘s text, you may also read the linear notes on the back cover written by Silvio Tulio Cardoso.
The second LP from my Santa Claus list out of the newest package is Sylvio Vianna‘s Samba do Bom from 1962. This album’s fine vocal is this time by Dalva Barbosa on two tracks and choir on tracks 1, 2, 6, 8 and 11:
01. Pourquoi (Essa Nega Sem Sandália) (Caco Velho / Jadir de Castro) 02. Boato (João Roberto Kelly) 03. Volta (Djalma Ferreira / Luiz Bandeira) 04. A Little More Of Your Love (Leo Robin / Nicholas Brodszky) 05. Você Não Quer Nem Eu (Ataulfo Alves) com Dalva Barbosa 06. Exaltação À Mangueira (Enéas Brites da Silva / Aloísio Augusto da Costa) Cai Cai (Roberto Martins) Arrasta a Sandália (Osvaldo Vasques “Baiaco” / Aurélio Gomes) 07. Aliança (Getúlio Macedo) 08. Casa da Loló (Djalma Ferreira / José Bicalho) 09. Que Samba Bom (Geraldo Pereira / Arnaldo Passos) com Dalva Barbosa e Coro 10. Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen / Edgar Yipsel Harburg) 11. Lamento do Adeus (Arthur Montenegro / José Batista) 12. Não Me Diga Adeus (Anísio Silva / Fausto Guimarães)
A nice text about this release written by Elmo Barros can be read on the back cover.
The newest package sent to us by Pedro & 300discos contains several ultra goodies, making it extremely difficult to choose which album to post as first. I narrowed the candidates down to two, as both are on my Santa Claus list. Then by recording date.
Luizinho (whoever he might be) and his conjunto on a re-edition of their 10′ LP released in 1957, with four additional tracks, recorded especially for this album: Cha-Hua-Hua and Conselho which were previously released as 78 rpms and Mambo do Galinho and Graças a Deus.
The back cover displays a long text by Ricardo Macedo about famous Luizinho, his music, the songs played, but Ricardo takes it for granted that the reader knows exactly who Luizinho is, probably because it is a name very, very rare in Brazil, almost as rare as Zezinho…
So, still no explicit proof about Luizinho‘s identity, which should not spoil your pleasure listening (or dancing) to these songs:
01. Canção do Mar (Ferrer Trindade / Frederico Brito) 02. Peguei Um Ita No Norte (Dorival Caymmi) 03. Cha-Hua-Hua (Joe Lubin / Irving Roth) 04. Mambo do Galinho (Betinho / Nazareno de Brito) 05. Xótis Do Netinho (Ângelo Apolônio ”Poly” / Victor Dagô) 06. Assobiador Preguiçoso (The Lazy Whistler) (H. Biddy / H. Hollanger) 07. La Goualante Du Pauvre Jean (Marguerite Monnot / René Rouzaud) 08. Biruta (Castro Perret / Amado Régis) 09. Conselho (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme) 10. Graças A Deus (Fernando César) 11. Vivo a Chorar (Porfírio Damasceno) 12. Lisboa Antiga (Raul Portela / Amadeu do Vale / José Galhardo)
Although the cover shows unmistakeable traces that it has been lying in a damp place and the cardboard got damaged by water, the vinyl itself sounds like it was just printed: No scratches, no noise, absolutely clear and fresh:
Organ player Cláudio Marcelo was presented for the first time in another reality back in 2010 with his album Som de Boite (1968). The link to the file, originally hosted on Rapidshare disapeared together with that server, but I have just re-uploaded it on Deposit and now it should be working. You may find it in the other reality.
Now, after five years, we are again in the position to enjoy Cláudio,this time performing the following compositions recorded at an unknown date:
01. Drink Na Praia (Luis Antonio / Gilberto Panicall) 02. People (J. Styne / B. Merrill) 03. And I Love Her So (Lennon McCartney) 04. Nature Boy (Edenahbez) 05. Fio de Esperança (Victor Young) 06. Preciso Aprender A Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sérgio Valle) 07. Não Quero Você (Roberto Carlos / E. Carlos) 08. The Shadow Of Your Smile (Sandpiper) Adeus às Ilusões (P. F. Webster / Johnny Mandel) 09. Adventures In Paradise (Lionel Neuman) 10. Naked City (Cidade Nua) (Lionel Neuman) 11. Limelight (Luzes da Ribalta) (Charles Chaplin) 12. Three Stars Will Shine Tonight (Jerrald Goldsmith / Pete Rugolo (Dr. Kildare)
The tv novelas, unknown to me, continue with another soundtrack from 1970 consisting of these composition, composers and prominent interpretes:
01. Mon Ami (José Roberto) José Roberto Bertrami 02. Assim na Terra Como no Céu (Roberto Menescal / Nonato Buzar / Paulinho Tapajós) Tim Maia 03. Quem Viu Helô (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar) Claudette Soares 04. Tema de Suzi (Roberto Menescal / Paulinho Tapajós) Umas & Outras 05. Tomara (Vinicius de Moraes) Maria Creuza 06. Amiga (Roberto Menescal / Paulinho Tapajós) Claudette Soares / Ivan Lins 07. Sei Lá (Nelson Ângelo) A Tribo 08. Quarentão Simpático (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sérgio Valle) Umas & Outras 09. Tema da Zorra (Waltel Branco) Orquestra CBD 10. Tema Verde (Tema de Nívea) (Guilherme Dias Gomes / Denise Emmer)Denise Emmer 11. Que Sonhos São os Meus (Eustáquio Sena) Milton Santana 12. Trem Noturno (Tema de Samuca) (Paulo Machado / Márcio Borges) Umas & Outras 13. Assim na Terra Como no Céu (Roberto Menescal / Nonato Buzar / Paulinho Tapajós) Orquestra CBD / Roberto Menescal TERRA NO CÉU
As you have correctly guessed, I have not seen Verão Vermelho, so I can’t tell you my impression. About the soundtrack there is no need to tell you my impression, as now you are in position to establish your own, first by reading the list of compositions, composers and prominent performers, second, as the download finishes, by listening to:
01. Verão Vermelho (Nonato Buzar) Elis Regina 02. Vitória Vitória (Nonato Buzar) Nonato Buzar 03. Ela (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar) Regininha 04. Jornada (Tema de Selma) (Roberto Menescal) Wilson das Neves 05. Onde Você Mora (Tema de Flávio) (Paulinho Tapajós / Edmundo Souto) Luis Eça 06. Baião do Sol (Tema de Geralda) (Nelson Ângelo) 07. The Time Of Noon (Tema de Amor) (A. Kerr) Erlon Chaves 08. Ela (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar) 09. Vitória Vitória (Nonato Buzar) Erlon Chaves 10. Assim É a Bahia (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) Roberto Menescal 11. Onde Você Mora (Tema de Flávio) (Paulinho Tapajós / Edmundo Souto) Ruy Felipe 12. Verão Vermelho (Nonato Buzar) Luis Eça
A celebration of São João enhanced by our old friend Miranda and his Bandinha.
01. O Sanfoneiro Só Tocava Isso (Haroldo Lobo / Geraldo Medeiros) 02. Chegou A Hora da Fogueira (Lamartine Babo) 03. Pedro, Antônio e João (Benedito Lacerda / Osvaldo Santiago) 04. Feijão Queimado (Raul Torres / José Rielli) 05. Capelinha de Melão (Tradicional / Adpt. João de Barro / Adpt. Alberto Ribeiro) 06. Sapecando (Mário Zan / J. M. Alves) 07. Pula a Fogueira (Getúlio Marinho “Amor” / João Bastos Filho) 08. Cai Cai Balão (Assis Valente) 09. Festa na Roça (Mário Zan / Diogo Mulero ”Palmeira”) 10. Isto É Lá Com Santo Antônio (Lamartine Babo) 11. Pisando No Pé (Orlando Silveira) 12. Sonho de Papel (Alberto Ribeiro)
MGL MGLP 3003 Célio Balona, for the first time posted on Parallel Realities. I am stressing the word posted, as actually some time ago one of his albums sent by Pedro & 300discos has been rejected by Depositfiles as copyrighted. Let’s hope that this time it will not happen, as this LP, although undated, seems to be his first career albumout of altogether 6, the latest been realeased on CD five years ago.My guess is that Em Ritmo de Amar has been released at the end of the fifties or beginning of the sixties.
Enjoy these prominently organ-ized renditions of:
01. O Caderninho (Olmir Stocker ”Alemão”) 02. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover (Mort Dixon / Harry Woods) 03. Once In a While (Michael Edwards / Bud Green) 04. T’Aimer Follement (Makin’ Love) (Floyd Robinson / Vrs. André Salvet / Vrs. Jacques Plait) 05. Quem Te Viu, Quem Te Vê (Chico Buarque) 06. Triste Madrugada (Jorge Costa) 07. The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster) 08. Plus Fort Que Nous (Francis Lai / Pierre Barouh) 09. Un Homme Et Une Femme (Francis Lai / Pierre Barouh) 10. Free Again (Joss Baselli / Armand Canfora / Michel Jourdan) 11. Somewhere My Love (Tema de Lara) (Maurice Jarre) 12. Bye Bye Blackbird (Mort Dixon / Ray Henderson)
An unlisted rarity! Luis Eça‘s album recorded at an unknown date under the nom de guerre of Luizinho, was the absolute “Play it again, Milan” hit of last Saturday’s music fans reunion at my place.
I hope you will enjoy these tracks as much as we did:
01. Que Murmuren (Rubén Fuentes / Rafael Cardenas) 02. Mente (Fernando César) 03. Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran) 04. Graças A Deus (Fernando César) 05. Mambo do Galinho (Betinho / Nazareno de Brito) 06. Cha-Hua-Hua (Joe Lubin / Irving Roth) 07. Ouça (Maysa) 08. Meu Mundo Caiu (Maysa) 09. Se Um Dia (Heleno Mário de Castro) 10. Mocinho Bonito (Billy Blanco) 11. It’s Not For Me To Say (Al Stillman / Robert Allen) 12. An Affair To Remember (Harry Warren / Harold Adamson / Leo McCarey)
EDIT: I just found out that this album is a “greatest hits” collection by Luis Eça alias Luizinho + his conjunto.
THE PIANO PLAYER ? by Denis: Luis Eça never recorded in São Paulo This Piano player i belive that can be Luis Schiavo, on the guitar is Angelo Apolonio (Poli).
MYSTERY OR CONFUSION by Frank-Oliver: Some serious websites lists Luizinho‘s Sambas de Saudade album as by Luis Eça, but they don`t mention the other ColumbiaLuizinho albums, other Eça discographies even did not list Sambas de Saudade. On the cover of the Luizinho album Sucessos do Momento the piano player does not look like Eça, but it is not sure, that this is a picture of the real artist. I never heard of Luis Schiavo, that is a real mystery.
LUIS SCHIAVO by Denis: I try to contact Nelson Ayres, he was a student of Luiz Schiavo the piano player of this time I know is Luis Schiavo. This 2 Label of Luizinho is same piano player Luis Eça is very much modern with Harmonies and Style Others pianist with name LUIZINHO, Luis Mello and Luis Loy, but style totally different. Luis Schiavo was piano player of the Theaters (cinemas) in São Paulo. Poli is on the guitar SURE. About Angelo Apolonio o Poli: Great Guitar Player record several lps in 50, 60, 70 Poli e seu Conjunto: Carlinhos Mafasoli – Acordeon Mario Casali – Piano Luiz Schiavo – Orgão
Sylvio Vianna‘s album from ’62 from my Santa Claus list, jumps out as first from the newest package sent to us from Pedro & 300discos. This time the singer on four tracks is Hilton, a gentleman with a pleasant voice, previously unknown to me.
Relax and enjoy: 01. Boa Noite Rio (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis) 02. El Manisero (Moisés Simons) 03. Como Eu Gosto de Você (Rildo Hora / Gracindo Júnior) com Hilton 04. Caterina (Earl Shuman / B. Bower) 05. O Maioral (Silvio Vianna) com Hilton 06. Tonight (Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim) 07. Samba Feliz (Roberto Martins / Osvaldo Santiago) 08. Cachita (Rafael Hernandez / Bernardo Sancristóbal) 09. O Amor É Isso (Arthur Montenegro / Renato Araújo) com Hilton 10. Crepúsculo (Silvio Vianna) 11. Ôba (Oswaldo Nunes) 12. Carita Morena (Una Serenata) (Jorge Domingo) com Hilton
Élcio Álvarez with orqchestra and mixed choir delivers some high class music for celebrations, parties with dancing and drinking or just plain listening.
A text by Walter Sperandos, (Disc Jockey Radio Cacique, Santos) about this recording + a portrait of Élcio Álvarez may be found on the back cover, so I suggest reading it (if you understand Portuguese, of course).
You don’t have to understand Portuguese or any other language to take a look at Élcio‘s portrait and enjoy these instrumental compositions with the choir singing without explicit textual messages:
01. The Exodus Song (Ernest Gold / Pat Boone) 02. Let’s Twist Again (Kal Mann / Dave Appel) 03. Castiguei (Jorge Costa / Venâncio) 04. Moonglow (Irving Mills / Will Hudson / Eddie de Lange) 05. Las Secretarias (Pepe Luis) 06. Colonel Bogey (Kenneth J. Alford) 07. Samba Chá-chá-chá (Mário Albanese) 08. Kissin’ Twist (E. Burroughs / A. Vano) 09. Beyond The Blue Horizon (Leo Robin / Richard Whiting / Frank Harling) 10. Berlin Melody (Heino Gaze) 11. Veja Só (Mário Casali / Pery Ribeiro) 12. Tea For Two (Irving Caesar / Vincent Youmans)
Jacob do Bandolim‘s career album from ’63, was already published on the net, but I can’t remember where exatly. Here it is again, this time in form of a transfer by Pedro.
The tracks are included both individually and as uninterrupted side A and side B.
01. Tenha Pena de Mim (Ciro de Souza / Babaú) 02. Chora Cavaquinho (Valdemar de Abreu “Dunga”) 03. Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos “Bide” / Armando “Marçal”) 04. Pois É (Ataulfo Alves) 05. Adeus (Ismael Silva / Noel Rosa / Francisco Alves) 06. Ai Que Saudades da Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago) 07. Até Amanhã (Noel Rosa) 08. Sei Que É Covardia (Ataulfo Alves / Claudionor Cruz) 09. Não Tenho Lágrimas (Max Bulhões / Milton de Oliveira)
10. Foi Ela (Ary Barroso) 11. Fui Louco (Alcebíades Barcelos “Bide” / Noel Rosa) 12. Deixa Essa Mulher Chorar (Silvio Fernandes “Brancura”) 13. O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa / Kid Pepe) 14. Palpite Infeliz (Noel Rosa) 15. Leva Meu Samba (Ataulfo Alves) 16. Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) 17. Praça Onze (Herivelto Martins / Grande Otelo) 18. Está Chegando A Hora (Tradicional / Adpt. Henricão / Adpt. Rubens Campos)
Twelve explosions created by our old friend Nelsinho do Trombone back in 1970.
Keep a safe distance from embassies, government buildings and police stations when the detonations occur:
01. Fumacê (Rossini Pinto / Solange Corrêa) 02. Essa Moça Tá Diferente (Chico Buarque) 03. Coqueiro Verde (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos) 04. Samba Sem Viola (José Di / Dora Lopes) 05. Um Samba Só Não Dá (Rio de Janeiro) (Archimedes Messina) 06. Pigmalião (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sérgio Valle / Novelli) 07. Fotograma (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar) 08. Aqui É O País do Futebol (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant) 09. Se Você Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”) 10. Morte do Amor (Antônio Carlos Pinto / Jocafi / Alberto Santos Pinheiro) 11. Comunicação (Édson Alencar / Hélio Matheus) 12. Vou Deitar E Rolar (Quaquaraquaquá) (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
Olivinha Carvalho for the second time on Parallel Realities. Her other album posted here is Recordando Portugal recorded back in 1958.
Enjoy Olivinha‘s rendition of these fados:
01. Canto o Fado (João Nobre) 02. Juramento (Antônio Ferreira / Armando Nunes) 03. Longe da Vista (Artur Ribeiro) 04. Sete Saias (Artur Ribeiro) 05. Tu Não Mereces (Artur Ribeiro) 06. Lisboa à Noite (Carlos Dias / Fernando Santos) 07. Marcha da Rua (Raul Ferrão / José Galhardo) 08. Lugar Vazio (Fernando Farinha / Alberto Correia) 09. O Mar Enrola Na Areia (Tradicional) 10. Festões (Carlos Dias / Amadeu do Vale) 11. Marcha da Alfama (Frederico Valério / Amadeu do Vale) 12. Fado Estilisado (Saul de Almeida / Antônio Rodrigues) OLIVINHA CANTA O FADO
Mixed vocal conjunto Os Satélites for the first and unfortunately probably the last time on Parallel Realities as this is, as far as I could find out, their only career album, and so far I did not see any compactos or 78 rpms mentioned.
There is almost nothing I can tell you about Os Satélites as I do not know anything.
The back cover text, written by Lúcio Rangel, does contain some historical facts about Samba (starting from 1917), with focus on the individual compositions and their composers, also a few words about Maestro Pachequinho who has done the arrangements and, if I understood right, his orchestra is performing the music. Lúcio Rangel also clearly states that vocals are by Os Satélites but does not reveal neither names nor the number of members.
Don’t get frustrated with lack of information, but let it launch you in orbit or on the nearest dance floor, as it is a perfectly performed and sung rarity containing the sambas:
01. Arrasta a Sandália (Osvaldo Vasques “Baiaco” / Aurélio Gomes) 02. É Bom Parar (Rubens Soares / Noel Rosa) 03. Mulher Exigente (Almirante) 04. Iaiá Do Balacuchê (Rubens Soares) 05. O Que Será de Mim (Ismael Silva / Nilton Bastos / Francisco Alves) 06. Poeira (J. Santos / Abigail Moura) 07. Cai Cai (Roberto Martins) 08. Tava na Roda do Samba (Salvador Correia) 09. Foi Ela Quem Me Deixou (Luis Nunes Sampaio ”Careca”) 10. Diz Que Vai Vai Vai (Haníbal Cruz) 11. Na Pavuna (Almirante / Homero Dornelas) 12. Ba Be Bi (Luis Nunes Sampaio ”Careca”) MOONRAKER
P.S. While searching for more information about Os Satélites, I found out that this album has been posted on Loronix,so on Órfãos do Loronix you may read Zeca’s text, which, unfortunately, reveals no additional facts,