In 1969 Isaura Garcia released two tribute albums: Ary Barroso e Billy Blanco na Voz de Isaura Garcia and Martinho da Vila e Dolores Duran na Voz de Isaura Garcia. The first one can be found at various second hand sales or downloaded from several sites while the second one is listed but impossible to find. Not even a thumbnail of the cover… Nothing. But a few days ago I managed (don’t ask how) to find 8 out of 12 compositions from this album (3 compositions by Martinho da Vila and 5 compositions by Dolores Duran). I have separated them into 2 EPs: Martinho da Vila na Voz de Isaura Garcia and Dolores Duran na Voz de Isaura Garcia which I am presenting here.
While the Martinho da Vila tracks can be listened to without major discomfort, the tracks written by Dolores Duran were a surprise for me. Actually I was convinced that one of my favorite singers singing compositions of my favorite composer is a combination where nothing can go wrong.I did not take the third element into the consideration: The arranger!
A pretentious unmusical fellow with the idea to enter to the top of music history and create a major piece of art… The result: The arrangements sound like the soundtrack for a Tom & Jerry cartoon (The sequence where they chase each other).
Don’t believe it?
Download and judge for yourself.
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