Os Craques da Musica – E Uma Brasa Para Dancar Vol. 4 (1968)

Chantecler CMG 2487

Zézinho‘s Os Craques da Música with the fourth volume of of this series of four, out of which we had (in another reality) already presented volumes 1 and 2, which leaves us with only volume 3 yet unearthed.

At the time of the release, he Craques consisted of:

Zézinho: Piano, Órgão, Claviata, Arranjos
Juarez / Bolão: Sax-TEnor, Clarineta
Antônio Ceccato: Trombodn
Drausio Chaga: Baixo, Tuba, Bombardino
Boneca / Miranda / Poly: Guitarras
Gerson: Contrabaixo Eletrônico
Escurinho: Tumbadora
Edilson: Bateria


01. Pata Pata / Malaysha (Makeba / Ragovoy)
02. Lonely (Sebastian)
03. Cuando Sali De Cuba (Luis Aguile)
04. Love Is Blue (A. Popp / P. Cour)
      Summer Rain (Jim Hendricks)
05. Massachusets (B. R. & M. Gibb)
      Prá Nunca Mais Chorar (Eduardo Araujo / Carlos Imperial)
06. Honey (B. Russel)
      The Dock Of The Bay (S. Cropper / O. Redding)
07. Mrs. Robinson (Simon) 
      Do You Know The Way To San Jose (B. Bacharach / H. David)
08. San Francisco Nights (Burdon / Briggs / Welder /Jenkins / McCulloch)
      A Chuva Que Cai (Mogol / B. Lind)
09. Woman, Woman (J. Glaser / J. Payne)
      Daydream Believer (J. Stewart)
10. Hello Goodbuye (J. Lennon / Paul McCartney)
      Quando M’Inamoro (Pace / Panzeri / Livraghi)
11. Beware Of The Dog (C. Powell)
12. Perto Dos Olhos, Longe do Coração (Marcos Roberto / Dori Edson)
      A Pobreza (Renato Barros)

A short text about this release, written by João Borges, can be found on the back cover


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Menezes e Seus Melodistas – Cocktail de Melodias (1956)

Mocambo LP 10009

When I first saw this 10′ Lp I thought that it is another unlisted album by the famous violão player José Menezes.
A closer look revealed that, although this Menezes‘ name is also José Menezes, José Menezes and José Menezes are two different musicians and that this José Menezes (or simply Menezes, to quote the linear notes) plays clarinet (on this album, at least).
Anyway, looks like Cocktail de Melodias is José Menezes’ only recording and to see what José Menezes looks like, you will have to download the album and take a look at the back cover where a picture of the complete conjunto is printed, together with the linear notes. My guess is that José Menezes is the one sitting and holding the vinyl, while his musicians are probably those standing around him:

Menezes (Clarinete)
Martins (Acordeom)
Torres (Piano)
Martins II (Bateria)
Gerson (Baixo)
Gaúcho do Violão (Violão)
Inaldo (Bongo)

The compositions are:

1. Chão Moiadinho (Antônio Barros) Baião
2. Ritmo Latino (Victor Young) Beguine
3. Body And Soul (Robert B. Sour / Edward Heyman / John W. Green / Frank Eyton) Fox
4. Maluquinho (Menezes) Choro
5. Meu Xodozinho (Neusa Rodrigues / José Menezes “zé Cavaquinho”) Baião
6. Saudade (Gaúcho do Violão) Bolero
7. I’ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) Fox
8. Temperado (Inaldo Vilarim / José Menezes) Choro


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

ABOUT MENEZES by José Teles:
José Menezes was one maestro from Perambuco. He’s a sax player too. He was also a band leader and a composer of frevo, one of the greats. The first record of Gravadora Rozenblit, in 1953, a 78 rpm, got one of his frevos canção, Boneca. He was born in 1924, and passed away in 2013 He made a lot of records, not only Rozenblit, but RCA and other labels.

Dancando com Osmar Milani (1958)

Copacabana CLP 11070


Osmar Milani
Franco e Severino (Sax alto)
Bolão e Orlando (Sax tenor)
Gerson (Sax barítono)
Paioleti, Geraldo, Expedito e Lelo (Piston)
Renato, Bin e Gilberto (Trombone)
Chiquinho (Piano)
Boneca (Baixo)
Ney (Bateria)
Gonçalves (Pandeiro)
Décio (Bongô)
Dinho (Ganzá)


01. Andalucia (Ernesto Lecuona)
02. Around The World (Victor Young / Harold Adamson)
03. 26 Miles (G. Larson / B. Belland)
04. Chances Are (Al Stillman / Robert Allen)
05. Let’s Beguine (Otto Cesana)
06. Esse É Nosso Choro (Duda)
07. Mocinho Bonito (Billy Blanco)
08. Wake Up Little Susie (Felice Bryant / Boudleaux Bryant)
09. Cha Cha Baby (Louis Rico)
10. Conversa de Pistons (Expedito de Carvalho)
11. Insônia (Mário Albanese / Heitor Carillo)
12. Moonglow (Irving Mills / Will Hudson / Eddie de Lange)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos 

Os Craques da Música – É Uma Brasa Para Dançar (1966)

Chantecler CMG 2382

As I have previously found out, there are a lot of different Zezinhos singing, directing, playing instruments and doing lots of other things…
I found even a Padre Zezinho recording religious songs and of course, as part of the notorious Donald Duck‘s nephews trio, Huguinho, Zezinho e Luisinho, acting and playing trumpet and drums in various Walt Disney cartoons.
This Zezinho, who has his premiere on Parallel Realities today (not to be confused with Maestro Zezinho, nor the Zezinho who is one of my favorite singers) is playing piano and organ, while being the arranger and in charge of direction on this album which is the first in the series of 4 LPs called É Uma Brasa Para Dançar.
His other project Zezinho e Seu Sombalanco (1965) has been already presented several years ago on Loronix.

The musicians of Os Craques da Música are:

Zezinho (Piano, Órgão)
Gerson (Baixo, Tuba)
Casé (Sax alto e tenor)
Lambari (Sax alto)
Edilson (Bateria)
Dorimar (Piston)

The medleys performed by Os Craques da Música are:

01. Lobo Mau (The Wanderer)
(Ernie Maresca / Vrs. Hamilton Di Giorgio)
Pega Ladrão
(Getúlio Cortes)

02. A Volta
(Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
All Mу Loving
(Јоhn Lennоn / Рaul MсСartney)

03. A Festa do Bolinha
(Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
Quero Que Vá Tudo Pro Inferno
(Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)

04. O Muro de Berlim
(Erasmo Carlos / Roberto Carlos)
The Virginian
(Р. Faith)

05. Вruсutu (Alleу-ooр)
(Dallas Frazier)
(Osvaldo Aude / Athaуde Julio)

06. Dio, Сome Ti Amo
(Domeniсo Modugno)
Сaрri С’est Fini
(Нervé Vilard / Marсel Нurten)

07. Alguém Na Multidão
(Rossini Рinto)
(Chuvisco / Sebasto)

08. Road Нog (O Сalhambeque)
(John D. Loudermilk / Gwen Loudermilk)
A Pescaria
(Erasmo Carlos / Roberto Carlos)

09. Il Silenzio
(G. Вrezza / N. Rosso)
Si Fa Sera
(Amurri / De Martino)

10. Рimentões Verdes (Green Рeррers)
(S. Lake)
Grão de Вiсo (El Garbanzo)
(S. Lake)

11. Miсhelle
(John Lennon / Рaul MсСartney)
Não Quero Ver Você Triste
(Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)

12. Mexerico da Candinha
(Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
Não É Papo Pra Mim
(Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)


Créditos: Pedro & 300 discos

EDIT by Bossanov: This Zezinho is Jose Batista da Silva, Jr, from Recife.

REVIEW by Bossanov: Nice record, but no space enough for jazz instrumentalists, especially great Case