Orquestra Som-Bateau – Top Hits No 3 (1967)

Polydor LPNG 44.006

The third album of the Top Hits series of four by Orquestra Som-Bateau (The volumes 1 and 4 have been already presented in this and the other parallel reality).
Still no information about the orchestra and, as expected, the unsigned text on the back cover says absolutely nothing.
Anyway, the clear para dançar orientation is, as expected, present also on this album, so all you have to do to start the fun is to click the link below the track list and wait for the download to finish.

The Top Hits are:

01. Music To Watch Girls By (Sid Ramin)
02. Vem Quente Que Eu Estou Fervendo (Carlos Imperial / Eduardo Araújo)
03. No Milk Today (Graham Gouldman)
04. Mellow Yellow (Donovan Leitch)
05. Bus Stop (Graham Gouldman)
06. Veja Se Me Esquece (Marcos Roberto / Dori Edson)
07. Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
08. Uni-Du-Ni-Tê (Chico Feitosa / Nonato Buzar)
09. A Praça (Carlos Imperial)
10. I’m a Believer (Neil Diamond)
11. Happy Together (Gary Bonner / Alan Gordon)
12. Last Train To Clarksville (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Orquestra Som-Bateau – Top Hits No 4 (1968)

Polydor LPNG 44.016

The first album of the Top Hits series by Orquestra Som-Bateau was presented several years ago in this parallel reality and now is the time for the fourth.
No explanation on the cover about who, why, when or how, but it will not distract you from enjoying this para dançar release by Polydor.
Also don’t worry, as the album was released back in ’68 chances are that the lady on the cover is not tattooed and has washed away the painted decorations from her face and body at the end of the photo session.

Regardless if the lady is tattooed or painted, the compositions performed are:

01. Quando (Roberto Carlos)
02. Hello Goodbye (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
03. Parole (D. Friggieri / Prestigiacomo)
04. O Solitário (Lonely) (Sebastian)
05. Bonnie And Clyde (Charles Strouse)
06. Malayisha (Miriam Makeba / Jerry Ragovoy)
07. L’amour Est Bleu (Love Is Blue) (André Popp / Pierre Cour)
08. Vesti Azul (Nonato Buzar)
09. Musita (Carlos Colorado)
      There Is A Mountain (Donovan Leitch)
10. Chain Of Fools (Don Covay)
11. Canzone Per Te (Sergio Endrigo / Sergio Bardotti)
12. Soy Loco Por Ti, América (Gilberto Gil / Capinan)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Orquestra Som Bateau – Top Hits Vol.1 (1966)

Polydor LPNG 4122

Although the Orquestra Som Bateau has a quite prominent discography counting at least 20 career albums (of which this one is the first, as it is also the first of their Top Hits series of four), this is my first encounter with their music, which is clear para dançar, obviously performed and recorded to provide a good atmosphere for dancing and night clubbing in general.

There is a short text about their music on the back cover but Polydor does not mention any names of the performers.

Cool, straightforward sounds and rhythms on: 

01. Les Cornichons (Nino Ferrer / J. Booker)
02. Les Marionettes (Christophe)
03. Monsieur Cannibale (Gérard Gustin / Maurice Tézé)
04. Whipped Cream (Creme Batido) (Naomi Neville)
05. I Only Want To Be With You (Não Me Deixe Só) (Mike Hawker / I. Raymonde)
06. Capri C’est Fini (Hervé Vilard / Marcel Hurten)
07. Mirza (N. Ferrer)
08. Ça Serait Beau (F. Gerard / R. Anthony)
09. On Est Si Bien (Trovajoli / Tèzè)
10. A Taste Of Honey (Bobby Scott / Ric Marlow)
11. A Pescaria (Erasmo Carlos / Roberto Carlos)
12. J’ai Envie (De Vivre Avec Toi) (H. Villard)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos