Neco – Samba e Violao (1967)

London/Odeon LLB 1019

Daudeth Azevedo aka Neco was presented on several occasions on Parallel Realities as playing as part of the The G/9 Group on Brasil Now! as well as part of Os Ipanemas.

Beside four solo career albums of which the one presented today is the third, he was also part of Os Gatos.

Accompanied with a conjuto he is performning:

01. Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
02. Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos “Bide” / Armando “Marçal”)
03. Opinião (Zé Keti)
04. Disparada (Geraldo Vandré / Theo de Barros)
05. Olê, Olá (Chico Buarque)
06. Não Tenho Lágrimas (Max Bulhões / Milton de Oliveira)
07. Apelo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08. Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva)
09. Doralice (Dorival Caymmi / Antônio Almeida)
10. O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11. Samba do Avião (Tom Jobim)
12. Só Tinha de Ser Com Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)

NECO ON GUITAR

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Os Farroupilhas (1963)

Farroupilha LPFR-601

Os Farroupilhas LP from 1963.

The compositions on this one:

01. Por Causa De Você Menina (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
02. O Que Eu Gosto de Você (Silvio César)
03. Azul Contente (Walter Santos / Tereza Souza)
04. Moça da Chuva (Paulinho Nogueira / Rita Moreira)
05. Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06. A Menina de Trança (Tasso Bangel)
07. Bolinha de Sabão (Orlandivo / Adilson Azevedo)
08. Isto É Bossa Nova (Sidney Morais)
09. Pequena Marcha Para Um Grande Amor (Juca Chaves)
10. João Sebastião Bach (Dick Farney / Nestor Campos)
11. Palhaçada (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
12. Vozes e Flores (Tasso Bangel)

COLORS OF THE GREEK FLAG

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Heitor dos Prazeres e Sua Gente – Macumba (1956)

Rádio 0035-V

Sambista and composer Heitor dos Prazeres for the first time on Parallel Realities with a 10′ LP released 1956 by Rádio.

There is almost nothing that I know about Heitor dos Prazeres, but a text on the back cover tells us more about his life, career, samba and Praca Onze.

By the way, I am sure it would be appreciated if someone would use this opportunity and write a short text about Macumba for travellers through parallel realities who are not from Brazil

The compositions are:

1. Tá Rezando (Heitor dos Prazeres)
2. Quem É Filho de Umbanda (Heitor dos Prazeres)
3. Vem de Aruanda (Heitor dos Prazeres / Kaumer Teixeira)
4. Nego Véio (Heitor dos Prazeres)
5. Mamãe Oxum (Heitor dos Prazeres / Jacyra Araújo)
6. Segura a Pemba (Heitor dos Prazeres)
7. Vem Cá Mucamba (Heitor dos Prazeres)
8. Dom Migué (Heitor dos Prazeres / Kaumer Teixeira)

MACUMBA NA PRAÇA ONZE

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Gallo e Seu Conjunto – Um Gallo Dancante (1958)

Columbia LPCB 37020

Piano player and band leader Gallo has been presented several months ago on Parallel Realities with two tracks on the first volume of the Discoteca Dançante series.

Now finaly we have the chance to listen to his second career album, out of altogether at least 7 plus several 78 rpms, all recorded between 1957 and 1966

More about this release you may read inside the linear notes written by Leonidas Bastos.

The conjunto consists of:

Gallo (Piano)
Paulinho (Bateria)
Gabriel (Contrabaixo)
Magé (Guitarra)
Chuca-Chuca (Vibrafone)

Choir under the direction of Severino Filho

The para dançar melodies are:

1. Um Galo Dançante (F. Gallo / Severino Filho / Alberto Paz)
    Samba Fantástico (José Toledo / Jean Manzon / Leônidas Autuori / Paulo Mendes Campos)
    Samba do Galo (F. Gallo / Luiz Bandeira)

2. When I Am With You (Al Stillman / Benjamin Weisman)
    Chances Are (Al Stillman / Robert Allen)
    Love Letters (Victor Young / Edward Heyman)

3. Cachito (Consuelo Velasquez)
    Night And Day (Cole Porter)
    Silbando Mambo (Perez Prado)

4. Lamento (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
    Nosso Samba (Djalma Ferreira / Iza Ferreira)
    Casa da Loló (Djalma Ferreira / José Bicalho)

5. Mente (Fernando César)
    Haja O Que Houver (Fernando César)
    Falam Meus Olhos (Fernando César / Nazareno de Brito)

6. Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
    Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
    Maracangalha (Dorival Caymmi)

DER TANZENDE HAHN

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Scarambone e Seu Conjunto – Orgao Dancante (1960)

RCA Victor BBL 1089

Fortunately, in the current package Pedro & 300discos have included also a third album by Scarambone, by coincidence in a chronological manner. It is his third career album released in 1960 on which the participants are:

Francisco Scarambone (Órgão)
Baden Powell (Guitarra)
Del Loro (Violão
Marinho (Contrabaixo)
José Scarambone (Vibrafone)
Barão (Bateria nos foxes e boleros)
Plinio (Bateria nos sambas)
Gilberto (Pandeiro, Maraca)
Celso (Caixeta)

Note that there are two drummers, Barão who is obviously specialized in fox and bolero rhythms and he is performing on the appropriate fox and bolero tracks, while Plinio is playing drums on the samba tracks.

01. I Could Have Danced All Night (Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe)
02. Sabrá Dios (Álvaro Carrillo)
03. Só Deus (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
04. With A Song In My Heart (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart)
05. Cinzeiro Cheio (Francisco Scarambone)
06. Solução (Raul Sampaio / Ivo Santos)
07. Till (Carl Sigman / Charles Danvers)
08. Non Dimenticar (Gino Redi / Michele Galdieri)
09. There Goes My Heart (A. Silver / B. Davis)
10. Conversa (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
11. Um Violino Nel Mio Cuore (Laparcerie / Rastelli)
12. Brasil Moreno (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)

WRAPPED IN A PARA DANÇAR COVER

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Scarambone e Seu Conjunto de Danca – Aquarela de Ritmos Vol.2 (1959)

RCA Victor BBL 1056

Scarambone e Seu Conjunto de Dança with the second volume of the Aquarela de Ritmos two album series.

The cast of musicians on this one is:

Aurinho (sax tenor)
Maspoli (guitarra)
Marinho (contrabaixo)
Juquinha (bateria)
Gilberto (ritmo)

I was actually quite impressed when hearing this album for the first time also, impossible not to notice that Aurino‘s contribution to the atmosphere is very prominent.

The tracks performed are:

01. E Daí (Miguel Gustavo)
02. Perfume de Gardênia (Rafael Hernandez)
03. Revolta (Nelson Gonçalves / Raul Sampaio)
04. Petite Fleur (Sidney Bechet)
05. Cansei (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
06. La Strada Del’amore (Tony Neto / Jack Reardon)
07. A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08. A Very Precious Love (Paul Francis Webster / Sammy Fain)
09. Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10. Quero Beijar-te as Mãos (Arcênio de Carvalho / Lourival Faissal)
11. Idéias Erradas (Ribamar / Dolores Duran)
12. Because Of You (Dudley Wilkinson / Arthur Hammerstein)

PERFUME DE GARDÈNIA

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Steve Bernard e Sua Arte (1954)

Sinter SLP 1014

Straight out of my wish list: Steve Bernard‘s first career album, recorded back in 1954 on a 10′ LP.

Everything you wanted to know about Steve Bernard and his music, but were afraid to ask and more (up to ’54, of course) may be read on the back cover text written by  Jayme Negreiros.

The complete cast of musicians is:

Steve Bernard (Órgão)
Nestor Campos (Guitarra)
Hanestaldo Américo (Bateria)
Sylvio Vianna (Vibrafone, Maracas)
Raul Gagliardi (Contrabaixo)

The 8 compositions (as much as a 10′ usually has):

1. Blue Canary (Vic Florino)
2. Teus Olhos Entendem os Meus (Haroldo Eiras / Victor Berbara)
3. Apanhei-te Cavaquinho (Ernesto Nazareth)
4. Stranger In Paradise (Robert Wright / George Forrest)
5. Corruira Saltitante (Lina Pesce)
6. La Petite Valse (Joe Heyne)
7. Eu Desejo (Henrique Hazan)
8. Tic-tac (Steve Bernard)

THE PLACE WHERE THERE IS USUALLY THE LINK

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

O Grupo E Coisa E Tal (1971)

Copacabana CLP 11640

O Grupo for the first time on Parallel Realities.

The group consist of:

Quartin: Órgão, Piano, Vocal
Renato: Baixo, Vocal
Roberto: Bateria, Vocal
Márcio: Saxofone, Flauta, Clarinete
Carlinhos: Guitarra, Vocal
Jaime e Maurício: Ritmo, Vocal

Arranjos Instrumentais: Alberto Arantes

Coordenador de produção: Moacyr Silva

O Grupo (in this formation at least) has only this one album and one compacto in their discography but there were three other groups in Brazil with the same name, out of which one O Grupo with their only album released in 1968 for Odeon could, maybe be the initial O Grupo, consisting of 4 musicians) which got transformed and became another O Grupo with a different cast. The fact that leads to that conclusion is that a Jaime and a Maurício can be found in both O Grupos (rhythm and vocal).
Plus, the sond of both O Grupos is similar.

You may read more about O Grupo and their music on both covers of this LP inside a text about them, written by Sergio Bittencourt.

The remaining two O Grupos I will not mention further as the confusion is confusing enough as it is.

Enjoy:

01. Socorro (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
02. Vera Verinha (Maurício Duboc / Carlos Colla)
03. Yarabela (Toninho Horta)
04. Lá Vai Ela (Eduardo Souto Neto / Sérgio Bittencourt)
05. Canção Para Inglês Ver (Lamartine Babo)
06. Vogue (Renato Amorim)
07. Não Te Conheço Não (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
08. Senhores do Mundo (Roberto Quartin)
09. Matilda (Harry Thomas)
10. Bloco da Solidão (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
11. O Problema Dela (José Luis Amalio / Reinaldo Pimenta)
12. E Coisa e Tal (Eduardo Souto Neto / Sérgio Bittencourt)

GRUPO O GRUPO

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Renato Tito e Seu Conjunto – Clarinete Espetacular (1966)

Copacabana CLP 11457

Clarinet player Renato Tito for the third time in this parallel reality with his LP released in 1966.
As usual with Copacabana, the other musicians, altogether marvellous, are not credited. Sorry but there it is.

This inconvenience should not stop you from enjoying these, simply great, renditions of:

01. Clarinete Espetacular (Zé Amâncio / Renato Tito)
02. Moendo Milho (João Silva / Sebastião Rodrigues)
03. Amoroso (Garoto / Luis Bittencourt)
04. Rodrigues no Choro (Avelino Santos / De Castro)
05. Sugestivo (Moacyr Silva)
06. Serra da Boa Esperança (Lamartine Babo)
07. Um Chorinho Em Realengo (Jair Louzada / Darly Louzada)
08. Amanhecendo Em Copacabana (Dilson Dória / João Barone (2))
09. Murmurando (Fon-Fon / Mário Rossi)
10. Ivanira (De Castro / Milton Santos)
11. Xavier Não Brinca Em Serviço (José Lima / J. C. Souza)
12. Chorando Baixinho (Abel Ferreira)

CLARINETE SUGESTIVO

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Eugene D’Hellemmes e Sua Orquestra – Requebrando (1957)

Polydor LPN 2022

The French trombone and bass player, Eugène D’Hellemmes, whom we had the opportunity to enjoy in April this year, contrary to what FrankOliver would expect, has recorded another Brazil favoured LP (a 10′) for Polydor, one year before the previously presented one.
This release is also arranged by Maestro Waldemiro Lemke.

By the way, I checked on Google Translate for the meaning of the word “Requebrando” and got two different translations, depending on the language this word is translated from:

Translated from Spanish: “Making love to her”
Translated from Portuguese: “Twisting”

The compositions are:

1. A Chuva Caiu (Tom Jobim / Luiz Bonfá) Toada
2. A Festa de Dorinha (Sidney Morais) Samba
3. Nisei (Ângelo Apolônio ”Poly” / Juraci Rago) Baião
4. Gadu Namorando (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Ladislau P. da Silva) Samba-choro
5. Rio É Amor (Bruno Marnet) Samba
6. Leva Saudade (Castro Perret / Osvaldo Silva) Baião
7. Insensato Coração (Antônio Maria / Paulo Soledade) Samba
8. Elegante (Altamiro Carrilho) Baião 

ELEGANTE

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

EUGENE D’HELLEMMES IN SOUTH AMERICA by Frank-Oliver: Eugene D’ Hellemmes came to South America during the second world war as a member of the Ray Ventura orchestra. This french orchestra, including the famous singer Henri Salvador, emigrated to South America from France and performed and recorded in Buenos Aires and Rio, often with spanish or portuguese vocals. After the war the orchestra returned to France. Some members stayed in South America. So does Eugene D`Hellemmes.

DOUBLE BASS by Stu Blagden:
Eugene played double bass for Django Reinhardt.

Sao Paulo Dixieland Band – Jazz Na Universidade (1964)

Chantecler CMG 2262

São Paulo Dixieland Band, presented now for the first time on Parallel Realities, consists of University students and was formed back in 1960 in order to play traditional jazz and they managed to become the best group in Brazil playing this kind of music…
I am afraid that this is their only career album, but, hopefully, I might be wrong again.
More about them, including their photographs you may find on the back cover, here is just the list:

José T. Assumpção (Contrabaixo)
Décimo Mazzocato (Banjo)
Pedro Lodovici (Bateria)
Nelson Ayres (Piano)
Fernando Kfouri (Trombone)
Austin Roberts (Piston)
Geraldo Gomes (Clarinete)

If you don’t know what it means to miss New Orleans, you might get an idea by listening to:

01. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Louis Alter / Eddie DeLange)
02. That’s a Plenty (L. Pollack)
03. Muskrat Ramble (E. Ory)
04. Sweet Georgia Brown (Ted Snyder / Harry Bache Smith / Francis Wheeler)
05. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Tradicional)
06. Sensation Rag (E. B. Edwards)
07. Basin Street Blues (S. Williams)
08. Ory’s Creole Trombone (E. Ory)
09. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields)
10. (Back Home Again In) Indiana (James Hanley / Ballard MacDonald)
11. Maryland My Maryland (Tradicional)

MOON OVER BOURBON STREET

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Almirante – A Maior Patente do Radio (1956)

Sinter SLP 1058

Idol of Radio Almirante has been featured on Parallel Realities just once, with one composition included on a Carnaval compilation.

His recordings are numerous, counting more than a hundred records in the 78 rpm format, covering the period from 1929 to 1956.

This, only, career album, where he recorded for Sinter 8 of his greatest hits from his career, has at least four other re editions.

About the great Almirante you may read a text written by Mario Faccini printed on the back cover of this 10′ LP.

The songs:

1. Faustina (Gadé)
2. João Conceição (Jorge Nóbrega)
3. Apanhei Um Resfriado (Leonel Azevedo / Sá Róris)
4. Olha o Grude Formado (Gadé)
5. Vou Me Casar No Uruguai (Gadé / Valfrido Silva) 
6. Que Barulho É Esse (Gadé / Valfrido Silva)
7. Tudo Em P (Jorge Nóbrega / Ângelo Delatre)
8. Levei Um Bolo (Pedro Caetano / Claudionor Cruz)

PATENTED

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Esta E Morgana (1958)

Copacabana CLP 11067

Morgana‘s first career album, recorded in 1958, accompanied by Osmar Milani and his orchestra. Actually, Morgana is singing only on eight tracks, while four are instrumentals performed by Osmar Milani.

The unsigned text on the back cover gives all relevant facts about Morgana‘s carrer before recording this first LP as well as comments about her music and included compositions:

01. Serenata do Adeus (Vinicius de Moraes) Morgana / Osmar Milani
02. Era Uma Vez (Lina Pesce) Morgana / Osmar Milani
03. André de Sapato Novo (André Victor Correia) Osmar Milani
04. Sombras Entre Nós (Hervé Cordovil / René Cordovil) Morgana / Osmar Milani
05. Dois Orgulhosos (Antônio Bruno) Morgana / Osmar Milani
06. Volta Ao Mundo (Around The World) (Victor Young / Harold Adamson / Vrs. Alberto Ribeiro) Osmar Milani
07. Conselho (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme) Morgana / Osmar Milani
08. Mais Brilho nas Estrelas (Aloísio Figueiredo / Nelson Figueiredo) Morgana / Osmar Milani
09. Solidão (Antônio Bruno) Osmar Milani
10. Porque Tu Me Feres (Gordurinha) Morgana / Osmar Milani
11. Amar Ou Não Amar (Antônio Bruno / Amauri Medeiros) Morgana / Osmar Milani
12. Mocinho Bonito (Billy Blanco) Osmar Milani

MORGANA’S FIRST LP

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Scarambone e Seu Conjunto de Danca – Aquarela de Ritmos (1958)

RCA Victor BBL 1002

Piano, vibraphone player and composer José Scarambone for the first time on Parallel Realities with his first career album out of altogether five and lots of 78 rpms, all recorded in the period from 1939 to 1961.

The back cover shows a detailed text about Scarambone‘s life, education and career written by Elmo Barros and I strongly suggest reading it.

I also suggest to hear his rendition of these tracks:

01. Exaltação à Bahia (Vicente Paiva / Chianca de Garcia)
02. Love Letters In The Sand (N. Kenny / C. Kenny / J. F. Coots)
03. Cubanacan (Moisés Simons / Sauvat / Chamfleury)
04. Vibrando (Scarambone)
05. Addio Amore (Devilli / Mario Nascimbene)
06. Dos Almas (Don Fabian)
07. O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa / Kid Pepe)
08. Bonjour Tristesse (Arthur Laurents / Georges Auric)
09. Verde Luna (Vicente Gomez)
10. Praça Onze (Herivelto Martins / Grande Otelo)
11. April Love (Paul Francis Webster / Sammy Fain)
12. Dos Cruces (Carmelo Larrea)

WATERCOLORED SOUNDS

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Valeria e Steve Bernard – Adam and Eve – Compacto Promo (1960)

Parallel Realities Studio PRS PR-003

A traveler through realities existing parallel to the one we consider as the only one, brought back a souvenir, a compacto promo sung by Valéria and Steve Bernard and sent it to me, unfortunately, without a cover, a problem easily solved by taking a short trip to another reality similar to the one he visited. There the cover was found, But I must confess that it seems very familiar to me.
So does the name of the traveller, Edson Mendes.

The composition is:

1. Adam & Eve (Рaul Anka)

GARDEN OF EDEN

Créditos: Edson Mendes from a parallel reality

Os Vocalistas Modernos – Sucessos Em Foco (1960)

Philips P 630.400 L

Os Vocalistas Modernos have been recently presented in this parallel reality with their second career album: Novamente Em Foco!.

Here is their first one Sucessos Em Foco with these songs: 

01. Lacinhos Cor-de-Rosa (Pink Shoe Laces) (Mickie Grant / Vrs. Fred Jorge)
02. A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
03. Honey Honey (Kiss Me Honey Honey) (Timothy / Julien / Vrs. Luis Bittencourt)
04. Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos “Bide” / Armando “Marçal”)
05. Sim Sim Sim Sim (Oui Oui Oui Oui) (Hubert Giraud / Pierre Cour / Vrs. J. L. Durán)
06. Quem É (Osmar Navarro / Oldemar Magalhães)
07. Coquetel de Samba (Monteiro de Souza / Alberto Paz)
08. Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09. Chá Para Dois (Tea For Two) (Irving Caesar / Vincent Youmans / Vrs. Haroldo Barbosa)
10. É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
11. Calla Calla (Leonard Adelson / Margarita Almeda / Edward Samuels / J. L. Durán)
12. Se Alguém Disse (Newton Teixeira / Arnô Canegal / Arnaldo Paes)

VOICE COCKTAIL

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos