Thanks to Zecalouro first of all, for opening my ears to the heavenly sounds of Ribamar‘s piano (and accordion). When I heard Ribamar for the first time I was fascinated. So were, by the way, my friends who heard his music at my place in Belgrade.
Needless to say that I started a frenetic search for more of him which resulted in two more career albums found on P2P as well as his collaborations with Waleska, Helena de Lima, Tito Madi etc…
The remaining four career albums which I could not find anywhere I noted on my Santa Claus list and although they seemed completely forgotten and lost, they were brought to light one by one thanks to dear friends Edson Mendes and Pedro.
But one album, found listed on Mercadolivre, remained a mystery up to now: …Depois do Motel, for which I was not sure if it was by THE Ribamar (Ribamars are almost as frequent as Zezinhos) as no information, except for the front cover was displayed.
I searched the net for the title, but no result at all was obtained.
Just in case, I added it to my Santa Claus list.
Opening the package received today from Pedro & 300discos
resolved the mystery of …Depois do Motel.
…Depois do Motel is the fourth edition of Ribamar‘s Duas Faces do Amor, released by Equipe (EQ 804).
Equipe released the same music as Nosso Encontro de Amor in 1969 (Equipe EQC 853).
There is also another (mono) release by Spot recorded by the fictious Quinteto Romantico called Bastante Intimo.
Why four different releases, names and covers of the same music?
I do not know, but I can only guess:
Because it is one of the best instrumental albums ever recorded in Brazil…
All other career LPs by Ribamar (except for one) and some collaborations you may find HERE.
This gem you may enjoy now by downloading these tracks (with cover scans):
01. A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
02. Segredo (Herivelto Martins / Marino Pinto)
Nunca (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
03. Duas Contas (Garoto)
Dó-ré-mi (Fernando César)
04. Alguém Como Tu (José Maria de Abreu / Jair Amorim)
Não Tem Solução (Dorival Caymmi / Carlos Guinle)
05. Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi)
Molambo (Jaime Florence “Meira” / Augusto Mesquita)
06. Canção de Amor (Chocolate / Elano de Paula)
Canção da Volta (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
07. Não Tenho Você (Paulo Marques / Ari Monteiro)
Se Você Se Importasse (Peterpan)
08. Folha Morta (Ary Barroso)
Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
09. Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria)
Se Eu Morresse Amanhã (Antônio Maria)
10. Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
Neste Mesmo Lugar (Klécius Caldas / Armando Cavalcanti)
FOURTH NIGHT AT THE MOTEL
Créditos: Pedro & 300discos
MEHR LICHT by Brazilliance:
Actually, Padrão was a subsidiary of Equipe, releasing some records in the seventies including this one in 1976. So, this reissue was published practically “in-house”.
To my knowledge, Spot was subsidiary of Copacabana, which has no link to either Padrão or Equipe. According to the general sources, Ribamar was not connected to Copacabana which makes it quite strange why Spot reissued his album as Bastante Intimo by Quinteto Romantico.
Unfortunately, Equipe’s catalogue numbers don’t seem to be released chronologically, but the original album Duas Faces do Amor was presumably issued in 1963 or 1964, the Spot reissue circa 1965/66, and, as you mentioned, Equipe’s own reissue Nosso Encontro de Amor in 1969. So, Depois do Motel is the fourth issue—but is it the final one?
Another mystery which is yet unveiled: none of the four covers credit the fine musicians that accompanied Ribamar on guitar, organ, drums and the occasional vibraphone…