Astor e Sua Orquestra – Os Boleros Eternos (1975)

Tropicana/CBS 01375

A 1975 Tropicana “Best of Bolero” type of release containing Astor Silva‘s orchestral rendition of songs classified as Boleros, collected and published around 8 years after his latest career album.

I am sure you will enjoy:

01. Sabrás Que Te Quiero (Teddy Fregoso)
02. Esperame En El Cielo (Francisco Lopez Vidal “Paquito”)
03. Palavras de Amor (Paulo Borges)
04. Sin Ti (Pepe Guizar)
05. Nunca Jamás (Lalo Guerrero)
06. Contigo (Cláudio Estrada)
07. Nono Mandamento (René Bittencourt / Raul Sampaio)
08. La Barca (Roberto Cantoral)
09. Un Minuto de Amor (Álvaro Carrillo)
10. Volverás (Agustín Lara)
11. Obsesión (Pedro Flores)
12. Arrancame La Vida (Agustín Lara)
13. Nuestro Amor (J. Davis / R. Ramirez)
14. Caminhemos (Herivelto Martins)

THE BOLERO COLLECTION

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Astor e Sua Orquestra – Bairros e Suburbios do Rio (1958)

Odeon MOFB 3026

Maestro Astor Silva‘s first career album.

With orchestra, of course:

01. Mangueira (Assis Valente / Zequinha Reis)
02. O Catete Vai Passar (Ataulfo Alves)
03. A Lapa (Herivelto Martins / Benedito Lacerda)
04. Samba Do Meyer (Wilson Batista / Valdemar de Abreu “Dunga”)
05. Sábado Em Copacabana (Dorival Caymmi / Carlos Guinle)
06. Samba Da Gávea (João Batista de Oliveira / Osvaldo Lobo)
07. Um Samba Em Piedade (Ary Barroso)
08. São Cristóvão (Antenor Borges / Sebastião Queima)
09. Samba de Botafogo (Eratóstenes Frazão / Antônio Nássara)
10. Eu Vou à Penha (Ary Barroso)
11. Eu Vou Pra Vila (Noel Rosa)
12. Flamengo (Bonfíglio de Oliveira)

POINT OF VIEW

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Astor e Sua Orquestra – Isto e Orquestra (1963)

CBS 37278

The orchestral renditions of:

01. Vola Colomba (Carlo Concina / Bruno Cherubini)
02. My Shawl (Berrios / Cugat)
03. Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
04. Ginga das Palmas (Ivan Paulo da Silva “Carioca”)
05. Jersey Bounce (Plater / Bradsh / W. Johnson / Wright)
06. Bouncin’ With Basie (Bert Paige / Pol Stone)
07. Apito no Samba (Luiz Bandeira / Luis Antônio)
08. Marina (Dorival Caymmi)
09. Harlem Nocturne (Earle Hagen / Dick Rogers)
10. Bolero (Balakirev)
11. El Dia Que Me Quieras (Carlos Gardel / Alfredo Le Pera)
12. Et Maintenant (Gilbert Bécaud / Pierre Delanoé)

THAT’S THE ORCHESTRA

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Orquestra Sob a Direcao de Astor – O Baile do Ano (1962)

Columbia LPCB 37210

The mystery about Zeca‘s last post has been finally resolved thanks to friends Noemia and Frank-Oliver and you can now finally read all about it on  yesterday’s post and comments.

While doing so, you may enjoy Astor Silva‘s track from the release posted now, recorded back in 1962:

01. Madeira de Lei (Luiz Bandeira / Renato Araújo)
02. Tumba Lê Lê (Francisco Neto / Nilton Neves / Jarbas Reis)
03. Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Nilo Menendez / Adolfo Utrera)
04. Los dos Sabemos (Cavagnaro)
05. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Grey / Sigman)
06. Astor Em Hollywood (Astor Silva)
07. In The Mood (Joe Garland / Andy Razaf)
08. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Harry Warren / Mack Gordon)
09. Castiguei (Jorge Costa / Venâncio)
10. Samba Maravilhoso (José Toledo / Jean Manzon)
11. Angelitos Negros (Manoel Alvarez Maciste / Andres Eloy Blanco)
12. Triste Não (Jorge Smera / Othon Russo)

ALL IS CLEAR

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Astor e Sua Orquestra – Samba… So Samba! (1963)

CBS 37310

Contrary to the previously posted album by Astor Silva, this one has also been presented on Loronix but this time, as usual, Zeca‘s text can be found and read on  Órfãos do Loronix.

The tracks can, as usual, be enjoyed here:

01. Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
02. Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03. Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04. Saudade (Ruy Rey / Emílio Batista)
05. Olhou Pra Mim (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
06. Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
07. Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08. La Forcata (Nino Oliviero / Riz Ortolani)
09. Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
10. Ti Guarderó Nel Cuore (Nino Oliviero / Riz Ortolani / Marcello Ciorciolini)
11. Eu Nasci no Morro (Ary Barroso)
12. O Que o Samba Tem (Othon Russo / Astor Silva)

ENJOY THE TRACKS!

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Astor e Sua Orquestra – Um Brasileiro em Roma (1959)

Odeon MOFB 3078

Looks like Astor Silva has either visited Italy in 1959 or he has simply been inspired by Italian music (which was really great at that time) while recording this album accompanied by his orchestra.

If the inspiration was from flashbacks or fantasies you may try to figure out by listening to:

01. Ciribiribin (Pestalozza)
02. Arrivederci Roma (Renato Rascel / Pietro Garinei / Sandro Giovannini)
03. Come Prima (Mario Panzeri / Sandro Taccani / Vincenzo Di Paola)
04. Santa Lúcia Luntana (E. A. Mário)
05. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) (Domenico Modugno / Franco Migliacci)
06. Concerto D’autunno (Camillo Bargoni / Danpa)
07. O Sole Mio (Eduardo Di Capua / Giovanni Capurro)
08. Piccolissima Serenata (Gianni Ferrio / Antonio Amurri)
09. Anema e Core (Salvatore D’Esposito / Tito Manlio)
10. Domani (U. Minucci / T. Velona)
11. Torna A Surriento (Ernesto de Curtis)
12. Scapricciatiello (Pacifico Vento / Ferdinando Albano)

VIA VENETO

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Astor e Sua Orquestra – Fox Blues Cha-Cha-Cha (1964)

CBS 37374

Astor Silva with orchestra, released in 1964.

The international repertoire:

01. Drum-drone (B. Paige)
02. Swinging The Kings (J. Say)
03. Top-cha-cha (D. Baker)
04. Chase It Brother (B. Paige / P. Stone)
05. Peggy (D. Baker)
06. Poor Richard Blues (P. Laine / F. Bay / P. Stone)
07. Blue Interlude (Bert Paige / Pol Stone)
08. Hello Mr. Conniff (J. Brik / P. Stone)
09. Jamaica-skies (P. Stone / G. Pelter / H. King)
10. Midnight Riff (B. Paige / P. Stone)
11. Top-special (P. Laine / P. Stone)
12. Trumpeter’s Holiday (B. Paige)

THE BLUESY FOX CHA-CHA-CHA

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Astor e Sua Orquestra – Dance com Astor (1964)

CBS 37348

Another album by Maestro Astor Silva found in the current package sent to us by Pedro & 300discos.

The blonde lady on the front cover is not singing these songs:

01. Samba do Avião (Tom Jobim)
02. Moonglow (Irving Mills / Will Hudson / Eddie de Lange)
03. Tea For Two (Irving Caesar / Vincent Youmans)
04. Amore (B. Paige / P. Stone)
05. Estamos Aí (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn / Regina Werneck)
06. Dança do Bigorrilho (Astor Silva / Othon Russo)
07. Pergunte ao João (Helena Silvia / Milton Costa)
08. I’ll See You In My Dreams (I. Jones / G. Kahn)
09. Na Ginga do Samba (Astor Silva / Othon Russo)
10. Hey Hully-gully (Astor Silva / Othon Russo)
11. Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer)
12. Vou Brigar Bem (Astor Silva / Othon Russo)

TEA FOR TWO

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Orquestra Sob a Direcao de Astor – Boleros em Qrquestra Vol.3 (1962)

CBS 37248

Maestro Astor Silva in hot orchestral bolero action:

01. Sabrás Que Te Quiero (Teddy Fregoso)
02. Palavras de Amor (Paulo Borges)
03. Un Minuto de Amor (Álvaro Carrillo)
04. La Barca (Roberto Cantoral)
05. Obsesión (Pedro Flores)
06. Hoy (Julio Gutiérrez)
07. Nuestro Amor (J. Davis / R. Ramirez)
08. Cuesta Abajo (Carlos Gardel / Alfredo Le Pera)
09. Arrancame La Vida (Agustín Lara)
10. Esperame En El Cielo (Francisco Lopez Vidal “Paquito”)
11. No Me Quieras Tanto (Rafael Hernandez)
12. Volverás (Agustín Lara)

WALDORF ASTORIA

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ABOUT ASTOR by Mr Memory
Mestre dos metais e um compositor inspirado, Astor Silva, foi um grande arranjador marcando presença em discos de inúmeros artistas, dentre os quais, cito: Marisa Barroso, Luiz Eça, Elis Regina, Roberto Carlos, Os Ipanemas, Elza Soares, Orlando Dias, Lana Bittencourt, Sidney e Anísio Silva.

MARISA BARROSO by Milan Filipović:
The above comment by Mr Memory reminds me to remind you of another reality with two albums on which Astor Silva is backing Marisa Barroso .

Haroldo de Almeida – Nosso Romance (1961)

Columbia LPCB 37172

Presenting Haroldo de Almeida for the first time on Parallel Realities, with his, as far as I could find out, only career album, released 1961. He has also recorded several 78 rpms during the period from 1956 to 1961.
Why only one LP is a mystery to me, as Haroldo‘s voice is pleasant and his way of singing superb. The acompanhamento by Astor e Sua Orquestra is perfect.
By the way, this album was already presented on the net on Raridades Musicais Brasileiras, a fine blog which started very promising, but abruptly stopped posting without any explanation why.
Now we have it in front of us again but this time as a transfer by Pedro from a quite clean LP.

If you have never before heard Haroldo singing, don’t hesitate to add Nosso Romance to your collection. I am sure you will enjoy and play these songs over and over:

01. Triste Não (Jorge Smera / Othon Russo)
02. Dia de Nós Dois (Newton Ramalho / Almeida Rego)
03. Receita Pra Sofrer (Hianto de Almeida / Otávio Teixeira)
04. Brinquedo de Você (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)
05. Chuva Fria (Haroldo de Almeida)
06. Vestido de Adeus (Luis Antônio)
07. Vai de Mim (Hianto de Almeida / Edson Borges)
08. Pedaço de Mau Caminho (Haroldo de Almeida / Hélio Marinho)
09. Neste Mundo de Deus (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)
10. Hoje Quem Chora Sou Eu (Haroldo de Almeida)
11. Vai Com Deus (Luiz Bandeira / Silvio César)
12. Resto de Vida (Haroldo de Almeida)

COLD RAIN

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