Orquestra das Americas – Balada do Amor Sublime – Solista: Aloisio (1964)

Copacabana CLP 11347

Aloísio Figueiredo, organ soloist, backed by the Orquestra das Américas on an LP from 1964.

Arrangements are by Pachequinho, Guerra Peixe and Silvio Tancredi.

+ A nice, poetic text, full of superlatives about Aloísio Figueiredo‘s music and the general artistry and feeling of the complete performance, written by Nazareno de Brito may be found and read on the back cover.

While doing it, enjoy:

01. Balada do Amor Sublime (Luiz Vieira)
02. Blue Star (Victor Young / Edward Heyman)
03. The High And The Mighty (Ned Washington / Dimitri Tiomkin)
04. Vola Colomba (Carlo Concina / Bruno Cherubini)
05. Tudo de Mim (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
06. Estou Só Outra Vez (Moacyr Silva / Luciana)
07. Quando, Quando, Quando (Tony Renis / Alberto Testa)
08. O Gato da Madame (Armando Nunes / Carim Mussi)
09. Procuro Alguém (Antônio Bruno)
10. Amor Que É Meu Viver (Washington Marinho / Maria de Lourdes)
11. Meu Bem (Getúlio Macedo)
12. E Você… Não Dizia Nada (Hélio Sindô / José Saccomani / Jorge Martins)

BRIGHT STAR

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos 

Aloisio e Seus Teclados – Bon Voyage – Cantam: Nelson Figueiredo e Odyssea (1960)

Copacabana CLP 11137

The unknown cantoras da noite trend is, luckily, continuing:

A surprise package sent by Edson Mendes arrived this morning in my mailbox: Aloísio Figueiredo‘s Bon Voyage, together with an accompanying text:

“This record has a special interest for me (besides the musical part), because the night club Bon Voyage was near from my old home and it is a beautiful building, projected by the Brazilian internationally known architect Oscar Niemeyer. It still exists, but now is not a night club anymore.”

More about Bon Voyage, Aloísio, this album as well as about Oscar Niemeyer, you may read on the back cover text.

More about Nelson Figueiredo is the fact that he is Aloísio‘s brother and singing on two compositions.

More about singer Odysséa, except for the fact that she is a new singer featured on two tracks, you will not find in the text, neither, as far as I know, anywhere else.

On the other hand, you may hear her singing on two tracks on this fantastic album, consisting of these compositions:

01. Sweetly (Docemente) (Hervé Cordovil / René Cordovil)
02. Ódio (Aloísio Figueiredo / Nelson Figueiredo) com Odysséa 
03. The Dream Of Olwen (C. Williams)
04. Tá Compreendido (Aloísio Figueiredo / Nelson Figueiredo) com Nelson Figueiredo
05. Moonglow (Irving Mills / Will Hudson / Eddie de Lange)
06. Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos “Bide” / Armando “Marçal”)
07. A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08. Homem Moderno (Aloísio Figueiredo / Nelson Figueiredo) com Nelson Figueiredo
09. E A Chuva Parou (Ribamar / Esdras Pereira da Silva / Victor Freire)
10. Só Saudade (Calixto de Paula Acle) com Odysséa
11. Escale a Vitória (Varel / Bailly)
12. Alguém Como Tu (José Maria de Abreu / Jair Amorim)

Performed by:

Organ, piano, accordion and celeste – Aloysio Figueiredo
Guitar – Lúcio
Bass – Calixto
Drums and rhythm section – not credited
Vocals – Odysséa and Nelson Figueiredo

OSCAR NIEMEYER

Créditos: Edson Mendes

Victor Rafael – Quando A Noite Acontece (1963)

Chantecler CMG 2251

Presenting another cool singer, previously unknown to me, Victor Rafael with his first (out of at least two + several 78 rpms I found listed) album, recorded in 1963: Quando A Noite Acontece.

The voice and manner of singing (accompanied by Aloísio, Seu Órgão e Conjunto Delval) is quite according to my taste.
So is his gentleman’s way of dressing.

Nobody knows for sure what happened that night, but It can be imagined. It is, by the way, audible in most of these twelve songs:

01. Quando a Noite Acontece (Henrique Lobo / Fred Jorge / Victor Rafael)
02. Bem Não Faz (Paulo Pires)
03. Quando Você Voltar (Ciro Rocha Mendes)
04. Eu Não Tenho Onde Morar (Dorival Caymmi)
05. Primeiro de Abril (Nelson Cavaquinho / Paulista / Noel Silva)
06. Zé da Conceição (João Roberto Kelly)
07. Nem Sequer Uma Rosa (Victor Rafael / Luiz Carlos Paraná)
08. Mairiporã (Farto de Souza)
09. Compreenda (Farto de Souza)
10. Pezinho Pra Frente (Aloísio Figueiredo / Nelson Figueiredo)
11. O Melhor do Amor (Victor Rafael / Luiz Carlos Paraná)
12. Preciso de Alguém (Victor Rafael / Édson Leite)

THE GENTLEMAN IN WHITE – DOWNLOAD YESTERDAY

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos