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

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos 

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

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

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!

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Lord Astor e Seu Conjunto – E Danca (1961)

Imperial/Odeon IMP 30.025

As far as I can remember, this album by Astor Silva was posted on Loronix but for some mysterious reasons was not included on Órfãos do Loronix.
that means that I can not point to the usual location where Zeca‘s original text might be found.

Anyway, I am sure that the lack of competent information will not spoil your pleasure while listening to:

01. Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos “Bide” / Armando “Marçal”)
02. A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
03. Copacabana (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
04. Fita Amarela (Noel Rosa)
05. Oh! Carol (Neil Sedaka / Howard Greenfield)
06. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael / Mitchell Parish)
07. Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim)
08. Feitiço da Vila (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
09. Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
10. The Diary (Neil Sedaka / Howard Greenfield)
11. Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12. Laura (David Raksin / Johnny Mercer)

SOUNDS FROM THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

EDIT: I just discovered that Loronix has posted another album with the same lady’s same photograph on the front cover: Walter Wanderley‘s No Embalo do Samba, recorded under the false name Mike Falacao.
Probably, that’s the one I remembered…

ZECA’S LAST POST ON LORONIX by Frank-Oliver
This was the last post at Loronix and was a long time seen when you opened the website.

ZECA’S COMPLETE TEXT by Noemia:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by Zecalouro:
Hello, good evening! I am very close to finish an important work to Loronix and also a key effort to bring some relief to the financial problems I’m facing this year. I would love to make the announcement now, but I need some final and necessary adjustments. It is only a matter of days, days of hard work by the way. Meanwhile, I would leave you in with a great record of one of the most important Brazilian instrumentalist, Astor Silva, the legendary trombonist and arranger recording with a fake name of Lord Astor. Let’s see.

This is Lord Astor e Sua Conjunto – E Danca (1961), for Imperial, the legendary Odeon door sales subsidiary. We know Imperial uses to reissue Odeon albums with another presentation, but so far I could not identify which original Astor Silva release this album belongs. This cover was also used on another Imperial release, Mike Falcao e Seu Conjunto – No Embalo do Samba (1966), which is Walter Wanderley recording with this fake name. Anyway, better stay with the outstanding Astor Silva playing leading a Conjunto — credited by mistake as an orchestra — of unknown musicians.

MORE TEXTS by Noemia:
More texts about this album from the blogs: Eu Ovo and Toque Musical you may read here inside the comments.

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

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

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

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

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

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

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

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

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 .

Lila – A Madrugada Na Voz (1961)

Columbia LPCB 37168

Dalva de Oliveira‘s lesser known sister Lila‘s album from 1961 with Astor e Seu Conjunto, which has been posted a few years ago on Toque. I do not know if the link at Toque‘s works or not, but anyway, this is another transfer (by Pedro) and another cover scan.

Several friends, when comparing Lila to Dalva de Oliveira, with due respect to Dalva commented that Lila has the undefinable “Something” that Dalva lacks.

Judge yourself by listening to:

01. Choro Sim (Djalma Ferreira / Iza Ferreira)
02. Nunca Mais (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
03. Amor Perigoso (Erasmo Silva / Inácio Heleno)
04. É Gostoso (Armando Nunes / Othon Russo)
05. Vai Com Deus (Luiz Bandeira / Silvio César)
06. Gota de Orvalho (Luis Antônio / Fernando César)
07. Destino (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
08. Vendaval (Djalma Ferreira / Carlos Barroso)
09. Olhou Pra Mim (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
10. Saudade Intrusa (Vadico)
11. Amor De Mentirinha (Carlos Morais / Carlos Santana Lima “carlito”)
12. Boa Noite Saudade (Luis Antônio / João Leal Brito ”Britinho”)

SOMETHING

Créditos: Pedro & 300 discos

Lauro Paiva e Conjunto – Sucessos Com Lauro Paiva (1961)

Сoрaсabana СLР 11196

The musicians are:

Lauro Paiva – Órgão Hammond
Formiga, Geraldo e Barreto – Pistons
Manoel Araújo – Trombone
Chuca Chuca – Vibrafone
Neco – Guitarra
José Marinho – Piano  
Jorge Marinho – Contrabaixo
Léo – Bateria
Jair e Geraldo – Ritmo

Arranjos e Regências: Astor Silva 

Supervisão Musical: Altamiro Carrilho

The sucessos are:

01. What Is This Thing Сalled Love (Сole Рorter)
02. Рalhaçada (Нaroldo Вarbosa / Luis Reis)
03. Рoema do Adeus (Luis Antônio)
04. Sonho e Saudade (Tito Madi)
05. Рra Que (Emílio Вatista / Ruу Reу)
06. Eu e o Samba (Nelson Сastro)
07. Сarina (Alberto Testa / Сorrado Lojaсono)
08. Рerdão (Сésar Сruz)
09. Вeija-me Deрois (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
10. Isso Сoisa e Tal (Sandra Roberta / Antenor Senna)
11. Eu Não Sou Marinheiro (Alvaiade / Djalma Mafra)
12. Meu Amor Foi Embora (Еrаsmo Silvа / Мário Lago)

CARINA

Créditos: Anonymous / 300 discos

Zézinho e Escola de Samba com Astor e Seu Trombone – O Espetacular Carnaval do Rio (1962)

Odeon MOFВ 3270

As the Carnaval is nearing, maybe it is time to start posting here and there suitable music for preparating for this event.
Among the countless packages by Anonymous & 300 discos that keep coming daily, there are also albums with carnival music like this one, by a singer I recently discovered and whose music is a hit these days at my place in Belgrade.

In short Zézinho is singing these songs:

1. Está Chegando a Hora (Tradicional / Adpt. Henricão / Adpt. Rubens Campos) – Se Eu Errei (Francisco Neto / Humberto de Carvalho / Edu Rocha) – Rolei (Paulo Aguiar / Milton Rocha) – A Fonte Secou (Monsueto / Tufic Lauar / Marcléo) – Fiquei Feliz (Jorge Martins / Lourival Perez / José Garcia)

2. Marchinha do Grande Galo (Lamartine Babo / Paulo Barbosa) – Confete (David Nasser / Jota Júnior) –  Mamãe Eu Quero (Jararaca / Vicente Paiva) – Vai Ver Que É (Carvalhinho / Paulo Gracindo)

3. Promessa (Uma Promessa Que Eu Fiz) – (Jaime de Carvalho “Colô”) – De Lanterna na Mão (Elzo Augusto / José Saccomani / Jorge Martins) – Pra Seu Governo – (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira) – Exaltação à Mangueira (Enéas Brites da Silva / Aloísio Augusto da Costa) – Querer É Poder (Erasmo Silva / Inácio Heleno / Nahum Luis)

4. Eva Querida – (Benedito Lacerda / Luis Vassalo) – Pescador – (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira) – Vai Com Jeito (João de Barro) – Eu Brinco (Pedro Caetano / Claudionor Cruz) – Marcha do Paredão – (Armando Cavalcanti / Klécius Caldas)

5. Abre a Janela – (Arlindo Marques Júnior / Roberto Roberti) – Levanta Mangueira (Luis Antônio) – Fala Mangueira (Mirabeau / Milton de Oliveira) – Fechei a Porta (Sebastião Mota / Ferreira dos Santos) – Se Eu Morrer Amanhã (Garcia Júnior / Jorge Martins)

6. Sassaricando – (Luis Antônio / Jota Júnior / Oldemar Magalhães) – Fanzoca de Rádio (Miguel Gustavo) –  Zum Zum (Fernando Lobo / Paulo Soledade) – Índio Quer Apito – (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira)

CARNAVAL COM ZÉZINHO

Créditos: Anonymous / 300 discos

Estereolândia (1961)

Here is a “Half of a Santa Claus gift” as my friend Simon Boutman (Microgrooves) labeled it in the accompanying mail as he sent this LP.
Half, as on this compilation from 1961 by Odeon, among rare tracks by various artists, Norma Benguell is featured with Coração, originally released on one side of a 78 rpm that is on my Santa Claus list.

The list of artists and their respective compositions is:

01. Trio Irakitan – El Matador
02. Peruzzi e suas Cordas Românticas – Abismo
03. Monsueto – Quero Essa Mulher Assim Mesmo
04. Luiz Eça e Astor – Nova Ilusão
05. Elza Soares – Mulata Assanhada
06. Hebe Camargo – No Domingo, Não
07. João Gilberto – Bolinha de Papel
08. Chiquinho do Acordeon – Maria Bonita
09. Gregorio Barrios – Adoración
10. Irany e Seu Conjunto – Miente
11. Dalva de Oliveira – Estrela do Mar
12. Norma Benguell – Coração

CORAÇÃO

Créditos: Simon Boutman

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

Samba com Astor Silva e Sua Orquestra, re-posted from loronix.

Dance to:

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 (Emílio Batista / Ruy Rey)
05. Olhou Pra Mim (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
06. Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
07. Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08. La Forcata (N. Oliviero / R. Ortolani)
09. Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
10. Doce Amargura (Ti Guardero Nel Cuore) (M. Ciorciolini / R. Ortolani / N. Oliviero)
11. Eu Nasci no Morro (Ary Barroso)
12. O Que o Samba Tem (Othon Russo / Astor Silva)

DOCE AMARGURA NO HOTEL ASTORIA

or
TI GUARDERO NEL CUORE

Créditos: Zecalouro

Lana Bittencourt – O Sucesso É Lana Bittencourt (com Astor e orquestra) (1963)

I am re-posting an album that was released on Parallel Realities some time ago. You may ask why am I re-posting my own posts, but the reasons are simple:

1. I finally managed to get hold of the original front and back cover
2. I restored the faults on some of the tracks (there were some pauses inside several tracks) in a simple, foolproof (but time consuming) way which leaves no traces of any intervention.
Beneath is the original text from the first edition, and the cover found in a parallel reality is also added to the zip.
Enjoy the crystal clear sound wrapped in the original cover:

 
 

Santa Claus strikes again!
Here is a long sought LP by Lana Bittencourt (backed by Astor Silva and his orchestra), sent to me by my friend Simon Boutman, the owner of Unbreakable Microgrooves, a magician when it comes to finding and selecting rarities as well as perfect restoration of covers. This time he found an ultra rarity but the original cover has never appeared anywhere and the chances that it ever will are low indeed.
So he sent the music to me, knowing that I would find the cover for it in one of the parallel realities I am visiting in such cases.
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Here is the result:
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The front cover you can see above and the music you will hear when you download and play these songs:
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01. Bientôt (D. Gérard / G. Garvarents / R. Lefèvre)
02. Waiting For Never (Grossman / Bacalow)
03. Meu Sonho Em Tuas Mãos (Fernando César / João Leal Brito ”Britinho”)
04. A Hundred Pounds Of Clay (B. Elgin / L. Dixon / K. Rogers)
05. Eu Vou Chorar Alguém (Newton Ramalho / Othon Russo)
06. Canção de Esperar o Amor (Carlito / Romeo Nunes)
07. La Leçon de Twist (D. Gérard / L. Morisse / G. Mengozzi)
08. Monsieur (K. Gotz / K. Hertha / Vrs. Clóvis Mello)
09. Sem Direção (Ivan Paulo)
10. Chariot (Stolle / Del Roma)
11. Loin de Moi (G. Aber / J. Tillotson)
12. Teus Olhos (Sergio Malta / Romeo Nunes)
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UNBREAKABLE LANA

Créditos: Santa Claus / Simon BoutmanUnbreakable Microgrooves