Lourdinha Brasil – Musica da Terra (1956)


Last evening the unexpected happened:

My good friends, the notorious blogger blogging under the nom de guerre Aktivista Neumereni and special agent of the secret police Agent Novaković, a notorious playboy, both passionate music fans, dropped by.

So far, this is nothing unusual as they are both frequent visitors at my place, but Aktivista arrived with the transfer of this rarity made in Brazil, which he found and bought for a dime on the Bajlonijeva pijaca, an open air green market where also a flea market is in full action.

I could not believe my eyes: An unknown cantora, on a ten inch recorded in 1956 for RGE!

How it happened to be on a flee market sale in Belgrade is a mystery to us, but there it is.

Further researches conducted immediately have shown that it is her only career album and also that the musical direction is by Henrique Simonetti, while the artistic direction is by Roberto Corte Real.

Enjoy the premiere consisting of these songs:

1. Rei Do Congo (Tradicional / Adpt. Jaime Griz) Maracatu
2. Chirimindé (Tradicional / Adpt. Paixão Cortes / Adpt. Barbosa Lessa) Cantiga
3. Nhapopé (Tradicional) Canção
4. Baiana Dengosa (Elias Salomé / Lopes Rodrigues) Jongo
5. Tatu (Barbosa Lessa / Paixão Cortes) Dansa gaúcha
6. Escravo de Engenho (Xandu) Lamento negro
7. Chimarrita (Tradicional / Rec. Rossini Tavares de Lima) Limpa banco
8. Piá do Mutum (Tradicional) Modinha


Créditos: Aktivista Neumereni

Aktivista has just sent me his scans of this album, so I have re uploaded it and included them in the package

Ritmistas RGE – Ritmos de Lina Pesce (1956)


The first time I read about the great composer and piano player Lina Pesce was while reading Zeca‘s text on Loronix about her as part of presenting her accompanied by an orchestra under the direction of Maestro Lyrio Panicalli. That text and the album may be found on Órfãos do Loronix.

A dilemma Zeca voiced about the identity of the beautiful lady on the front cover (whether it were Lina or not) got a negative answer in the comments.

The other mystery, how Lina really looks like did not get an answer at that time, but it is answered now: My curiosity was satisfied after a glance upon the back cover of this 10′ LP presented now, where, besides an explicit text about her and her artistic career, also her portrait is displayed.

If you are also interested to see how she looks, get this album for the photograph of her on the back cover.

If you are interested in Ritmistas RGE rendition of her compositions, get the album to find out how they sound:

1. Bem-te-vi Atrevido (Lina Pesce)
2. Sabiá Feiticeiro (Lina Pesce)
3. Corruira Saltitante (Lina Pesce)
4. Pintassilgo Apaixonado (Lina Pesce)
5. Vamos Dançar La Conga (Lina Pesce)
6. Vingança de Cupido (Lina Pesce)
7. Em Meu Rancho Panteiro (Lina Pesce)
8. História de Uma Lágrima (Lina Pesce)

All under the musical direction of Henrique Simonetti and the artistic direction of Roberto Corte Real.


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos