Guio de Morais e Sua Orquestra de Cordas – Devaneio (1958)

Todamérica LPP-TA-313

This is Guio de Morais‘ last album recorded for Todamérica. Six years later he released one more career album for Continental which has been presented on Loronix quite some time ago.

The compositions performed here are:

01. To Love You (I Only Live To Love You) (Victor Young / Mack Gordon)
02. Dancing In The Dark (Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz)
03. Friendly Persuasion (Paul Francis Webster / Dimitri Tiomkin)
04. The Mountain (M. David / D. Amfitheatrof)
05. If You Can Dream (Sammy Cahn / Nicholas Brodszky)
06. Written On The Wind (Sammy Cahn / Victor Young)
07. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Paul Francis Webster / Sammy Fain)
08. Around The World (Victor Young / Harold Adamson)
09. The Lonely Man (Nathan Van Cleave / Jack Brooks)
An Affair To Remember (Harry Warren / Harold Adamson / Leo McCarey)
Love Letters In The Sand (J. F. Coots / N. Kenny / C. Kenny)
White Christmas (Irving Berlin)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos  

Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Cha Dancante No 3 (1957)

Copacabana CLP 11012

01. Samba no Arpège (Luiz Bandeira / Waldir Calmon)
02. Penha (Luis Peixoto / Vicente Paiva)
03. Ay Ay Ay (Osman Perez Freire)
04. Mercado Persa (In A Persian Market) (Albert William Ketèlbey)
05. Rock Around The Clock (Max C. Freedman / Jimmy De Knight)
06. Enlloro (O. Morales / M. Sunshine / J. Blanco)
07. Que Murmuren (Rubén Fuentes / Rafael Cardenas)
08. Canção do Mar (Frederico Brito / Ferrer Trindade)
09. Soy (Alfredo Parra)
10. Les Feuilles Mortes (Joseph Kosma / Jacques Prévert)
11. Longe dos Olhos (Djalma Ferreira / Cristóvão de Alencar)


Créditos: Lucas Emanuel Andrade


I noticed that there were no comments for quite a long time lately which is unusual, so I decided to check it all out by sending a test comment on Parallel Realities just to see what will happen:
I found out that after Blogger changed it’s dashboard some time ago, the comment alert is no longer red and immediately visible when opening the dashboard.
Instead one has to first click on COMMENTS to open the comments drop down menu and after that click on AWAITING MODERATION.
Only then the list of all the pending comments appeared and I could approve and publish them.
Sorry for the delay, friends!

Noel Rosa, o Poeta da Cidade

I just received by mail the notice that the on Parallel Realities already announced event, got postponed for the third time…

Were it not for our friend Alfredo Del Penho I would ignore it but just because of him I am re-printing the mail as I received it:

O bate-papo musical“Noel Rosa, o Poeta da Cidade” com o pesquisador da MPB Joao Carino e o músico Alfredo Del Penho, vencedor da categoria Melhor Cantor de Samba no Prêmio da Música Brasileira, foi transferido para essa sexta-feira, dia 15 de julho, às 19h, no Espaço Furnas Cultural.

A apresentação compõe o evento de abertura da exposiçãoESPAÇO FURNAS CULTURAL – ENERGIZANDO TALENTOS

Teremos comidinhas & bebidinhas. Esperamos por você! 
*Chegue cedo. Evento sujeito a lotação.

Noel Rosa, o Poeta da Cidade

Bate-papo musical com João Carino e Alfredo Del Penho.

Data: 15 de julho, sexta-feira
Horário: 19h

Local: Espaço Furnas Cultural

Endereço: Rua Real Grandeza, 219, Botafogo, RJ.


Invitation: Write your review of posted music

As I do not think that it is a good idea for me to write about Brasilian music history, about artists career etc, but highly appreciate information from people who know, I have been posting their information under the appropriate posts as EDIT by:

Also, although I have been doing it occasionally I do not think that it is a good idea to write my own reviews of the music I am posting.
When I like an artist I post her/his music, regardless if the particular recording is her/his best or worst from my point of view. Sometimes I voice my opinion, but generally I do not.

Having all that in mind I am inviting you to write your own reviews and opinions of recordings that are now, or have been posted in the past on Parallel Realities as comments and I will update the appropriate post as REVIEW by:

You may write your review in Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian or Serbian.

I hope you like this idea and will participate in it for the benefit of us all.

I usually do not have a TV turned on, neither do I look up the news on a regular basis, especially I do not do it on weekends.
But, it happened that I just heard the news about the catastrophe in the discotheque in Santa Maria.
There are no words that can help, but my heart is with my friends in Brasil.

I will post no more music tonight, and tomorrow.

The Trackfinder

The Trackfinder Brazil blog I visit once a week, as that is the estimated rhythm of his publishing and updating. When I did so today, I noticed first of all that he has posted and interesting album by Waldir Calmon from 1957 and a bit later, while waiting for the download to finish, also that he has opened 3 more sites.
As his collection of recordings is truly great and assorted, I am quite certain that good & rare music is to be expected.

Anyway, my advice is that you visit and bookmark according to your taste:

Trackfinder Latin America

Classical Tracks

The Trackfinder


A Mistura Brasileira

As it is obvious to regular visitors of Parallel Realities, I have been lost for weeks in another reality, quite a faraway one in which hard work and prosaic duties left no window open for at least an occasional slip back.
I have managed to return today because of a special reason:
To announce a new blog with downloads of Brasilian music
As the owner of the blog is a good friend of mine who has often provided me with fine & rare music, I think that he will present to us all some more masterpieces and that his new blog is worth a visit and bookmark.


Ако се случајно нађете крајем Јануара / почетком Фебруара у Рио Де Жанеиру, тачније у Ипанеми, не пропустите прилику да проведете среду вече уз песме моје омиљене певачице Валеске у Винисиус клубу у улици Винисиуса де Мораеса 39, са почетком у 22:30…
Детаљније податке можете видети ОВДЕ.
If you happen to be in Ipanema at the end of January / beginning of February, don’t miss Waleska performing at the Vinicius Show Bar, Rua Vinicius de Moraes 39, Wedensdays at 22:30…
To get a larger picture with all relevant informations, LOOK HERE

NEW SITE: Feito Pra Ouvir

Marcello Gaspar, singer and composer, has finally created his own blog devoted to music:
As Marcello‘s collection is immense and full of rarities, it is to be expected that hidden gems of Brasilian music will become available to us all.
Check it out…
EDIT: A few moments ago I received the information that Marcello opened also another blog with international music. So far he posted Monica Lewis, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and Steve Lawrence
Take a look…

Cantoras do Brazil – Uma seleção por Milan Filipović

My friend from Belgrade Aktivista who runs KASETOMANIJA a blog dedicated to music taken from audio cassettes. asked me to make a selection of Brazilian music in form of an audio cassette for his blog.
So I selected 12 tracks by 12 different Brazilian divas, created an appropriate cover for it and sent it to him.
You can see and hear how it looks and sounds by visiting

O Milagre de Santa Luzia (um filme completamente independente)

I have been engaged in movie production for quite a time…
Independant production, especially about music, deserves support:.
Nós aqui da Miração Filmes ( estamos lançando um filme chamado O milagre de Santa Luzia:
Numa viagem pelo Brasil, o filme percorre as mais diversas regiões onde a sanfona ganhou destaque e de onde surgiram seus maiores intérpretes. Entre eles Dominguinhos, que, considerado o maior sanfoneiro do país, conduz a viagem em sua caminhonete, já que não entra num avião há 30 anos.Através da sanfona, gaita, acordeon ou pé de bode múltiplos universos culturais se apresentam, mostrando que esse é o instrumento mais conectado as emoções e tradições dos brasileiros.
Direção, Roteiro e Montagem: Sérgio Roizenblit
Fotografia: Sérgio Roizenblit e Rinaldo Martinucci
Produção Executiva: Marília Alvarez
O lançamento é dia 28 de agosto