Todamérica LPP-TA-15

The last missing album (a 10′) from the Guio de Morais altogether four releases by Todamérica has just arrived this morning thanks to Edson Mendes.

Djalma Sobrinho has written a very informative text about Guio’s life, career and music which I strongly recommend reading.

The musicians:

Macaxeira (trombone)
Brito (pistão)
Paulinho (clarinete)
Bijou (sax-tenor)
Dimas (bateria)
Vidal (baixo)
Pedro (pandeiro)
Guio de Moraes (piano)

The compositions:

01. Stranger in Paradise  (Robert Wright / George Forrest)
02. Cururú (F. Godoy)
03. Johnny come home (Walter Goehr / Ronald Millar)
04. Travesso (Ernesto Nazareth)
05. One Hour with you (R. A. Whiting / Leo Robin)
Yes, sir, that’s my baby  (G. Kahn / W. Donaldson)
06. Sem exagêros (F. Godoy)
07. Temptation (Nacio Herb Brown / Arthur Freed)
08. Ameno resedá (Ernesto Nazareth)

THE TODOAMÉRICAN 

Créditos: Edson Mendes

The G/9 Group – Brazil Now (1968)

Sonorama L-06 (2005)

The promised album by The G/9 Group has just arrived from Moscow, so after the discussion about if it is the same Valéria, who is singing on Steve Bernard‘s Top Hit Party the one singing here, I have finally had the chance to compare.

Honestly speaking, just by listening I can neither claim that it is the same Valéria, nor that it is another singer with a similar name.
From 1960 to 1968 the Zeitgeist has deeply changed and the change affected all musical aspect including ways of singing, not to mention ageing ladies’ voices.

Anyway, here is a recording strongly representing the spirit of ’68, created by:

Arranged By – Maestro Pachequinho
 
Vocals – Edgardo, Joab, Valéria, Zezé
Double Bass – Sergio
Drums – Wilson  das Neves
Guitar – Neco
Mastered By – Jury Lutz
Percussion – Pedro
Piano – Dom Salvador

Producer – Henrique Gandelman
Producer (Assistant) – Clovis Mello

Containing these compositions:

01. P’ra Que Chorar (I’ll Take A Chance) (Baden Powell / N. Gimbel / Vinicius De Moraes)
02. Vesti Azul (Nonato Buzar)
03. Ponteio (Edu Lobo / Capinam)
04. Sambou…Sambou (Alphabet) (João Donato / João Melo / N. Gimbel)
05. Este Seu Olhar (That Look You Wear) (A. C. Jobim / Gene Lees)
06. Viola Enluarada (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07. Lady Madonna (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
08. Deixa (Let Me) (Baden Powell / N. Gimbel / Vinicius De Moraes)
09. Alegria, Alegria (Caetano Veloso)
10. Retrato Em Branco E Preto (A. C. Jobim / Chico Buarque De Hollanda)
11. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter)

LADY MADONNA

Créditos: Bossanov

Britinho, Seu Piano e Sua Orquestra – Convite Ao Samba (1956)

Sinter SLP 1093

A 10′ LP rarity by  João Leal Brito aka Britinho (not to mention his numerous other names), with two uninterrupted sides of pure samba. Needless to say that the package contains side A and side B plus all the compositions separated into individual tracks.

The music invites the listener to step on the dance floor and the front cover picture says the same. The back cover text even displays the names of the peformers and their respective instruments:

Formiga (piston)
Norato (trombone)
Hélio Marinho (sax-tenor)
Vivi (clarinete)
Vidal e Bill (baixo)
Hugo (bateria)
Gilson (pandeiro)
Bide (ganza)
Pedro (reco-reco)

Arrangements and direction are by Maestro Britinho.

Enjoy:

1. Vai Haver Barulho No Chatô (Noel Rosa / Valfrido Silva)
    Não Tenho Lágrimas (Max Bulhões / Milton de Oliveira)
    Jura (J. B. da Silva “Sinhô”)
    Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
    Rio de Janeiro (Ary Barroso)
    Na Pavuna (Almirante / Homero Dornelas)
    Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
    Se Você Jurar (Ismael Silva / Nilton Bastos / Francisco Alves)
    Até Amanhã (Noel Rosa)

2. É Bom Parar (Rubens Soares / Noel Rosa)
    Implorar (Kid Pepe / Germano Augusto / João Gaspar)
    Leva Meu Samba (Ataulfo Alves)
    Cai Cai (Roberto Martins)
    Mundo de Zinco (Wilson Batista / Antônio Nássara)
    Despertar da Montanha (Eduardo Souto)
    Nega (Waldemar Gomes / Afonso Teixeira)

PIERRE’S SAMBA

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Zaccarias e Sua Secao de Palhetas – Palhetas Espetaculares (1962)

RCA Victor BBL 1177

No secret that Fats Elpidio is one of my favourite piano players and his albums are frequently played at my place, so it is not surprising that once more I checked my huge Zaccariasfolder to find and burn even more of his music to CD.
While doing so, I discovered hidden in another folder of another album by Zaccarias which I probably moved there by mistake.
Anyway, as it was hidden I did not post it, but now I am doing it with great pleasure.

The list of musicians accompanying Zaccarias shows some prominent names: 

Paulo Moura, José Sergio, Josino e Botelho: Clarinete
Jaime Araújo, Jorge Ferreira, Sandoval, Aurino e Joaquim Gonçalves: Saxofone
Plínio Araújo: Bateria
Fats Elpidio: Piano
Baden Powell: Guitarra
Luiz Marinho: Baixo
Gilberto, Pedro e Barão: Percussão

The tracks performed are quite prominent too:

01. Dizzy Fingers (Z. Confrey)
02. Ai Que Saudades da Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
03. A Dança do Sabre (A. Khatchaturlan)
04. Solução (Raul Sampaio / Ivo Santos)
05. Bye Bye Blues (Fred Hamm / David Bennett / Chauncey Gray / Bert Lown)
06. Fim de Parceria (Fernando César / Dalton Vogeler)
07. Lover (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart)
08. Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
09. Sessão de Samba Nº 1 (Zaccarias)
10. Holiday For Strings (David Rose)
11. Sambalada do Coração (Carioca)
12. Boato (João Roberto Kelly)
              
DIZZY

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Celso Murilo e Seu Ritmo – Sambas na Passarela (1961)

Pawal P-20.002

Thanks to Andreas Dünnewald, the author of the book: Brazilliance – Record Covers of Brazil (1952-1977), I am gradually nearing the 18+ tag for Parallel Realities. Yesterday he sent me this rarity wrapped in countless beautiful and not too heavily dressed ladies, fronted by Angela Maria or a lookalike of hers. 
After hours of staring at the artwork, I also found time to listen to organ player Celso Murilo‘s debut album, recorded in 1961.

You may do the same. Above is the front cover and below are the compositions performed:

01. Boato (João Roberto Kelly)
02. Atire A Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
03. Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
04. Jarro da Saudade (Mirabeau / Daniel Barbosa / Geraldo Blota)
05. Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)
06. Samba na Passarela (Luis Gonçalves / Nilton Valle)
07. Guarde A Sandália Dela (Germano Mathias / Sereno)
08. Volta (Djalma Ferreira / Luiz Bandeira)
09. Dizem Por Aí (Manoel da Conceição / Alberto Paz)
10. Fica Comigo (Luis Antônio)
11. A Fonte Secou (Monsueto / Tufic Lauar / Marcléo)
12. Zelão (Sérgio Ricardo)

Distracted, I almost forgot to mention the musicians:

Celso Murilo (Órgão, Piano)
Geraldo (Violão)
Célio (Baixo)
Bituca (Bateria)
Rubens (Pandeiro)
Cazuza (Cuíca),
Humberto (Agogô)
Wayne (Tamborim) 
Pedro e Gilberto (Caixeta) 

Confused, I almost forgot to write the appropriate link: 

THE APPROPRIATE LINK 

Créditos: Andreas Dünnewald – Brazilliance  

QUESTION by Milan Filipović:

Angela or not Angela, that is now the question.

MORE REALITIES by Brazilliance

Some trivia unveiled to add some more realities:

Nine songs from this album were reissued on Conjunto Balambossa’s “Samba ao Vivo” (Coledisc CD012): Samba Triste, Boato, Volta, Murmúrio, Dizem Por Aí, Fica Comigo, Falsa Baiana, Fiz o Bobão and Zelão. The rest of “Samba ao Vivo” was compiled from Celso Murilo’s “Órgão e Ritmo” aka “Convida a Dançar” (1963, Moeda Quebrada, O Amor em Paz) and Fats Elpidio’s “Samba da Madrugada” (1962, Na Roda do Samba).

Five songs from this album, Samba Triste, Quem Manda na Minha Vida, Volta, Boato and Zelão, were also compiled on the uncredited album “Samba Exportação” (Itamaraty ITAM-7079, c. 1970) which also contains songs from Celso Murilo’s “Ritmos na Passarela” and “Ferias no Drink

Piston de Gafieira – Geraldo Medeiros e Seus Colegas (1959)

Рolуdor LРNG 4034

As I have received both career albums Geraldo Medeiros has recorded from Pedro & 300 discos inside the same package, I decided to post them together, one after the other.

Colegas:

Geraldo Medeiros (Piston)
Macacheira (Trombone)
Zé Bodega (Sax tenor)
Máspoli (Guitarra)
Plinio (Bateria)
Vidal (Contrabaixo)
El Romeo (Piano)
Sebastião, Alberto e Pedro (Ritmo)

Enjoy these piston colored compositions:

01. Nosso Dia Chegou (Geraldo Medeiros / Luis Soberano)
02. Return To Me (D. Minno / С. Lombardo)
03. Só Penso Em Você (Geraldo Medeiros)
04. Ave Maria Lola (Sergio Gonzalez Siaba)
05. Vamos Dançar (Geraldo Medeiros)
06. Aquel (Сarlos Gali)
07. Рistom de Gafieira (Вillу Вlanсo)
08. O Amor Numa Serenata (Nellу Goletti / Tristan Riсheрin)
09. Tio Sam no Choro (Geraldo Medeiros / Сarvalhinho)
10. Aрerta-me Em Teus Вraços (Anísio Silva / Almeida Rego)
11. Maхiхando (Geraldo Medeiros / Сarvalhinho)
12. Sambambáia (Рaсhequinho)
 
PARA DANÇAR

Créditos: Pedro & 300 discos