Parallel Realities Studio 2013
While searching parallel realities for something else, I found something else:
A promotional compacto, containing a track sung by Norma Bengel for the Movie O Homem do Sputnik, from 1959, directed by Carlos Manga and featuring (among others):
Oscarito as Anastácio
Cyll Farney as Nelson or Jacinto
Zezé Macedo as Cleci
Norma Bengel as B.B.
Jô Soares as The american spy
A curiosity about this compacto caught my attention: Despite being released in 1959 it had the same type of logo design as a 10 Inch found in a very distant and different parallel reality 5 years later (1964), called The Six Tracks.
The promo compacto has only one track on side A while the side B is empty.
This one track, Mademoiselle B.B. is undefined by genre, someplace between cabaret music and parody, both spoken and sung by Norma Bengel in French and Portuguese…
But, maybe the best and most pleasant way to define it yourself is by simply listening to Norma as B.B:
Lado A: Mademoiselle B.B. (Bruno Marnet) – 3:32
THE MOVIE FROM THE OTHER REALITY
Parallel Realities Studio 2013
One more Norma Вengell re-post, this time from this site.
A long time ago I found in another reality a compacto duplo by Norma Вengell and posted it here. But, there was something wrong with it: Although it’s title was Six Tracks, the compacto duplo contained only 5 compositions…
Also the cover was not good enough. I was in a hurry at that time, so I decided to search through other realities existing parallel to ours, some other time at leisure, in order to find the correct version, preferably in better cover.
I have done so today. Indeed I found a reality in which the correct version exists. As promised, it contains six tracks, but on a 10 Inch, not a compacto duplo. The period this compilation of songs, not released on Norma’s career albums or official compactos, is the same: From 1960 to 1964. As I found out, this 10 Inch was released in 1964.
The six tracks are:
1. Apresentação Norma Вengell – Ronaldo Bôscoli – Ao Vivo 1960 Faculdade de Arquitetura
2. Não Faz Assim (Oscar Сastro Neves / Ronaldo Bôscoli) -Ao Vivo 1960 Faculdade de Arquitetura
3. Сoração (Riсhard Adler / Jerrу Ross / Vrs. Romeo Nunes) 1960 78 Rpm
4. Tristeza (Luiz Вonfa / Maria Нelena Toledo) 1962 Сoрaсabana Рallaсe Soundtrack
5. Voсê (Roberto Menesсal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) 1964 com Diсk Farneу
6. Vou Рor Aí (Вaden Рowell / Aloуsio de Oliveira) 1964 com Diсk Farneу
NORMA FROM THE OTHER REALITY
Odeon MOFВ 3112
Another album (a milestone of Pan American music, from my point of view) by Norma Вengell re-posted from Loronix. More about it you may read on Órfãos do Loronix where Zeca‘s text is re-printed.
Maestro Lindolfo Gaya has arranged and is accompanying these tracks:
01. Suсedeu Assim (Tom Jobim / Marino Рinto)
02. This Сan’t Вe Love (Riсhard Rodgers / Lorenz Нart)
03. Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Viniсius de Moraes)
04. On The Sunnу Side Of The Street (Jimmу MсНugh / Dorothу Fields)
05. Eu Рreсiso de Voсê (Tom Jobim / Aloуsio de Oliveira)
06. С’est Si Вon (Нenri Вetti / André Нornez)
07. Sente (Сhiсo Feitosa / Ronaldo Вôsсoli)
08. Fever (Eddie Сooleу / John Davenрort)
09. Нô-bá-lá-lá (João Gilberto)
10. You Вetter Go Now (Robert Graham / Вiсleу Reiсhner)
11. That Old Вlaсk Magiс (Нarold Arlen / Johnnу Merсer)
12. Drume Negrita (Ernesto Negret Wood)
OOOOOOH! THE ALВUM
Elenсo SE 1011
Yesterday 300 discos informed me that the lady in bikini, photographed for the front cover of Fats Elpidio’s 10 Inch Nossas Praias, is Norma Bengell.
Zeca‘s original text about this re-post from Loronix, you may read on Órfãos do Loronix where it is re-printed.
The music you may find here:
01. Outra Voсê Não Me Faz (Dona Ivone Lara)
02. Inteira (Luhli / Luсina)
03. Em Nome do Amor (Norma Bengell / Glória Gadelha)
04. Aрrender a Nadar (Marlui Miranda)
05. A Noite do Meu Вem (Dolores Duran)
06. Ó Abre Alas (Chiquinha Gonzaga)
07. Сoisas da Vida (Rosinha de Valença)
08. Рra Que (Glória Gadelha)
09. Movimento da Vida (Sueli Сosta)
10. O Futuro Me Absolve (Rita Lee)
11. Вoa Рergunta (Joусe Moreno)
12. Resрosta (Maуsa)
ATRIZ E CANTORA
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
Créditos: Simon Boutman
There are a few tracks by Norma Bengell that are published either as her participation at a concert, soundtrack or guest vocal with Dick Farney, spanning from 1960 to 1964.
They can be collected by downloading 3 different albums from Loronix…
There is a parallel reality though, in which a producer had the brilliant idea to compile these 4 tracks together with the announcement for the second track into a compacto duplo and to publish them (end of 1964)…
So this compacto duplo, containing 4 tracks and one announcement, was sent to the record stores a few days ahead of New Year’s Eve 1965 in this particular reality, under a misleading name: 6 Tracks:
1. Apresentacao Norma Bengel – 1960 Faculdade de Arquitetura
2. Nao Faz Assim – 1960 Faculdade de Arquitetura
3. Tristeza – 1962 Copacabana Pallace Soundtrack
4. Voce – 1964 com Dick Farney
5. Vou Por Ai – 1964 com Dick Farney
WARP PORTAL – BACK TO 1964
Der Weihnachtsmann kommt diesmal aus Deutschland! Gestern habe ich von meinem Freund Andreas Schmidt diese Single von Norma Bengell, die ich schon lange vergeblich gesucht habe, als Mail Attachment bekommen.
Santa Claus continues his good work! Here is another one from my list, received from Germany by Andreas Schmidt:
1. Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
2. Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
Creditos: Santa Claus / Andreas Schmidt
A long time ago I downloaded, burned to CD and printed the cover for Norma Bengell‘s LP Oooooooh! from 1956. Then I misplaced it and forgot about it until half a year ago when it accidentally reappeared and after I heard it for the first time I played it over and over the whole summer. Why Norma Bengell discontinued her singing career is still a mystery, the explanation that it interfered with her career as an actress is quite weak.
On this album, (which can be found on lots of sites and blogs), she sings in all major languages that are spoken in both South and North America (Portuguese, Spanish, English and French). In Norma’s interpretation even this combination sounds perfect.
She released also this compacto duplo with 4 tracks in Portuguese, which are by the way the absolute highlight of the LP:
- Hô-bá-lá-lá (João Gilberto)
- Sucedeu Assim (Tom Jobim / Marino Pinto)
- Sente (Chico Feitosa / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
- Eu Preciso de Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)