About Turma de Bossa as well as about this recording I know nothing except for facts which can be deducted from hints on the front and back cover. As expected, the back cover text, written by Sebastião Fonseca, the specialist of thousand words and withholding any information, repeats the names of most of the composers (which were written on the record labels in the first place) and mentioning even some instruments used during recording but without any disclosure of the names of their users (musicians):
– Who are the musicians?
– They are those that play the compositions by Dorival Caymmi, Billy Blanco, Ary Barroso…!
– Ok, but who are they?
– There is this guy who is playing piano! Among others there are the clarinet player, and a bloke playing the trombone.
– Great! So can you tell me at least who is playing the trombone?
– The rhythm section! They are magnificent on every track!
Luckily the music is quite straightforward:
01. Lamento (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
02. Vai, mas vai mesmo (Ataulfo Alves)
03. Chega de Saudade (A. C. Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04. Mochino Bonito (Billy Blanco)
05. La vem A Bahiana (Dorival Caymmi)
06. Que é, qee é (Bororó / Evagrio Lopes)
07. E luxo só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
08. Se acaso você chegasse (Lupicinio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
09. Recado (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
10. Barracao (Luis Antônio / Oldemar Magalhães)
11. Com que roupa (Noel Rosa)
12. Brigas nunca mais (A. C. Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
Créditos: Pedro & 300discos
STEREO REISSUE by Andreas Dünnewald:
This album was first released in 1959 as Musidisc Hi-Fi 2023, titled “Sambas de Bossa Nova”. The version presented here with catalogue number Musidisc MS-70.010 is the stereo reissue from the early sixties with slightly changed tracklist: “Vai, Mas Vai Mesmo” and “Não Vou Pra Brasília” were skipped and “La Vem a Bahiana”, “Que é, Que é” and “Brigas Nunca Mais” were added.
Unfortunately, the liner notes of the original 1959 issue, also written by Sebastião Fonseca, reveal just a little information about the musicians. Maybe this is once again due contractual reasons as with several other one-time groups of that era.
FALSE NAMES AND INCOGNITOS by Luiz Octavio:
Musidisc used to hide their musicians because in most of Musidisc‘s records there were several artists under contract by other labels, the best ones of their time.
So, under the pen names of “Turma da Bossa“, “Românticos de Cuba“, “Sete Velhinhos” are the real names of Severino Araújo, Chaim Lewak, Zito Righi, Moacyr Silva, Severinho Filho, Léo Peracchi among others…