Lago Azul (1955)

Columbia LPCB 35008

While the ladies Zezé Gonzaga and Ellen de Lima are quite well known, Helena Ribeiro and Mary Duarte are not.
As you might have guessed, my passion for obscure cantoras got inflamed immediately after receiving this various artists Columbia showcase and hearing them sing and the search for more songs by them or at least more information started.
The results are as follows: Helena Ribeiro has participated on three more various artists compilations and has released two 78 rpm albums, while Mary Duarte (or Mari Duarte) has, beside the album presented today, two more various artists compilations (listed under Mari Duarte) and 12 78 rpm records from 1951 to 1956 (listed under Mary Duarte).
Possibly there is more and hopefully we will sooner of later have the chance to enjoy also other songs by both of them.

Of course, beside the four above mentioned ladies, the other four tracks are sung by four gentlemen, so the complete list looks like this:

1. Lago Azul (Waldir Rumbelsperger / Walter Gonçalves) Bolero – Ellen de Lima
2. Tu Só Tu (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes / Armando O. Fernandes) Samba-canção – Cauby Peixoto
3. Teu Olhar (Marco Antônio Prates) Samba-canção – Helena Ribeiro
4. Mar Negro (Am Schwarzen Meer) (Léo Rodi / Vrs. Haroldo Barbosa) Tango – Déo
5. Sorri (Smile) (Charles Chaplin / Geoffrey Parsons / John Turner / Vrs. João de Barro) Beguine – Ivan de Alencar
6. Sedução (Carlito / Nazareno de Brito) Samba – Zezé Gonzaga
7. Canção Sem Nome (Renato de Oliveira) Samba-canção – Carlos Henrique
8. Valsa Do Adeus (R. Burns / Vrs. Juvenal Fernandes) Valsa – Mary Duarte
 

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Créditos: Pedro & 300discos   

Lago Azul (1955)

Columbia LPCB 35008

While the ladies Zezé Gonzaga and Ellen de Lima are quite well known, Helena Ribeiro and Mary Duarte are not.
As you might have guessed, my passion for obscure cantoras got inflamed immediately after receiving this various artists Columbia showcase and hearing them sing and the search for more songs by them or at least more information started.
The results are as follows: Helena Ribeiro has participated on three more various artists compilations and has released two 78 rpm albums, while Mary Duarte (or Mari Duarte) has, beside the album presented today, two more various artists compilations (listed under Mari Duarte) and 12 78 rpm records from 1951 to 1956 (listed under Mary Duarte).
Possibly there is more and hopefully we will sooner of later have the chance to enjoy also other songs by both of them.

Of course, beside the four above mentioned ladies, the other four tracks are sung by four gentlemen, so the complete list looks like this:

1. Lago Azul (Waldir Rumbelsperger / Walter Gonçalves) Bolero – Ellen de Lima
2. Tu Só Tu (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes / Armando O. Fernandes) Samba-canção – Cauby Peixoto
3. Teu Olhar (Marco Antônio Prates) Samba-canção – Helena Ribeiro
4. Mar Negro (Am Schwarzen Meer) (Léo Rodi / Vrs. Haroldo Barbosa) Tango – Déo
5. Sorri (Smile) (Charles Chaplin / Geoffrey Parsons / John Turner / Vrs. João de Barro) Beguine – Ivan de Alencar
6. Sedução (Carlito / Nazareno de Brito) Samba – Zezé Gonzaga
7. Canção Sem Nome (Renato de Oliveira) Samba-canção – Carlos Henrique
8. Valsa Do Adeus (R. Burns / Vrs. Juvenal Fernandes) Valsa – Mary Duarte
 

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Créditos: Pedro & 300discos   

Ellen de Lima – Ellen (1957)

Columbia LPCB 35042

Apart from the four CDs in the turn of the century project: As Eternas Cantoras de Rádio which were available to all interested, none of Ellen de Lima‘s (at least) 21 78 rpms, 8 compactos and 4 career albums could not be found anywhere, until her LP from 1966, called Ellen Canta, was kindly sent to us by Eduardo Carvalho some five years ago.

It can still be downloaded in another parallel reality.

Now, after five years, a pleasant surprise out of the current package sent by Pedro & 300discos:

Ellen‘s first career album, a 10′ LP rarity, released by Continental in 1957.

The songs are:

1. Mente (Fernando César) Bolero
2. Prova de Amor (Portinho / Wilson Falcão) Bolero
3. Um Sonho Bom Pra Recordar (José Francisco de Freitas / Arlindo Marques Júnior / Roberto Roberti) Fox
4. Eu Te Espero (Athayde Julio) Bolero
5. Vício (Fernando César) Bolero
6. Fui Eu (Armando Nunes) Samba-canção
7. Meu Último Fracasso (Mi Ultimo Fracaso) (Alfredo Gil / Vrs. Júlio Nagib) Bolero
8. Lago Azul (Waldir Rumbelsperger / Walter Gonçalves) Bolero

Acompanhamento:

RENATO DE OLIVEIRA E SUA ORQUESTRA

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos  

Ellen de Lima – Ellen (1957)

Columbia LPCB 35042

Apart from the four CDs in the turn of the century project: As Eternas Cantoras de Rádio which were available to all interested, none of Ellen de Lima‘s (at least) 21 78 rpms, 8 compactos and 4 career albums could not be found anywhere, until her LP from 1966, called Ellen Canta, was kindly sent to us by Eduardo Carvalho some five years ago.

It can still be downloaded in another parallel reality.

Now, after five years, a pleasant surprise out of the current package sent by Pedro & 300discos:

Ellen‘s first career album, a 10′ LP rarity, released by Continental in 1957.

The songs are:

1. Mente (Fernando César) Bolero
2. Prova de Amor (Portinho / Wilson Falcão) Bolero
3. Um Sonho Bom Pra Recordar (José Francisco de Freitas / Arlindo Marques Júnior / Roberto Roberti) Fox
4. Eu Te Espero (Athayde Julio) Bolero
5. Vício (Fernando César) Bolero
6. Fui Eu (Armando Nunes) Samba-canção
7. Meu Último Fracasso (Mi Ultimo Fracaso) (Alfredo Gil / Vrs. Júlio Nagib) Bolero
8. Lago Azul (Waldir Rumbelsperger / Walter Gonçalves) Bolero

Acompanhamento:

RENATO DE OLIVEIRA E SUA ORQUESTRA

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos  

Ellen de Lima – Ellen Canta (1966)

Presenting Ellen de Lima for the first time on Parallel Realities, thanks to Eduardo Carvalho.
Ellen has recorded only 4 solo albums from 1957 to 1969 (maybe that there is one more, as Cantoras do Brasil mentions one recording, unclear if it is an LP or compacto, dated 1963 with the Repertório nâo localizado tag).
Not one of these 4 (5?) has so far been available on the net.
She recorded 4 more albums in the period from 1991 to 2001 together with other cantoras do rádio. These are easy to find, except for one.
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So probably Ellen de Lima from this first period of her career is as unknown to you, as she was to me.
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Get along with Ellen during her performing these compositions for you:
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01. Você É Todo Mal Que Me Faz Bem (Umberto Silva / Paulo Aguiar)
02. Mil e Tantas Madrugadas (Fernando César / João Leal Brito ”Britinho”)
03. Na Paz do Seu Olhar (J. Melo)
04. Amor Desigual (Betinha)
05. Enquanto Houver Amanhã (Fernando César / João Leal Brito ”Britinho”)
06. Disseste Adeus (Dione Morais)
07. Deixa o Morro Cantar (Tito Madi)
08. Fim de Semana Em Paquetá (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
09. Franqueza (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
10. Rio Antigo (Umberto Silva / Silveira Miranda)
11. Alguém Chorou (Élton Menezes)
12. Descansa (Jota Júnior)
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ELLEN SINGS
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Créditos: Eduardo Carvalho