I Festival Estudantil de Musica Popular Brasileira (1967)

RCA Victor BBL 1426

01. Minha Viola (Luis Carlos de Morais) Quinteto Saranda
02. Último Apelo (Lurdes Ramos / Vera Barros) Maria Helena
03. Ciranda (Vera Regina / Ivan Cimas) Maria Lidia / Ivan Cimas
04. Canção do Amor Que Não Viveu (Ana Maria Pimenta) Ana Maria Pimenta
05. Você É Sempre Um Sonho (Luis Clóvis Limaverde) Quinteto Saranda
06. Maria do Morro (Sônia Laranja / Leandro de Souza) Maria Lidia
07. Rosa Triste (Luis Clóvis Limaverde) Quinteto Saranda
08. Zé do Mar (Silas Sarmento) Irema Ribeiro
09. Quatro Sonhos (Sergio Maranhão) Sergio Maranhão
10. Procurando Um Amor (Valéria) Valéria
11. Samba de Inspiração (Rita Maria / Marta Strauch) Trio Roda Três
12. A Vitória da Flor da Primavera (Sergio Cruz) Sergio Cruz

THE FESTIVAL

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos  

Steve Bernard – Nunca num Domingo (1961)

Continental LPP 3165

The new package from Pedro & 300discos has just arrived and there should nobody be surprised that the first album to be posted out of it is another Steve Bernard from my Santa Claus list.

Vocals are by Steve Bernard, Valéria and Joab.

Enjoy this ’61 Continental release, regardless of the warning not to do it on Sunday:

01. Nunca Num Domingo (Never On Sunday) (Ta Pedia Tou Pirea) (Manos Hadjidakis / Vrs. Billy Towne / Adpt. Steve Bernard / Adpt. Valéria)
02. Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
03. La Novia (Joaquim Prieto)
04. Não Tenho Você (Paulo Marques / Ari Monteiro)
05. Pelo Amor de Amar (José Toledo / Jean Manzon)
06. Witch Doctor (Ross Bagdassarian)
07. Look For A Star (Michael Antony)
08. Beija-me Depois (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
09. Quando a Chuva Chegar (Fernando César / João Leal Brito ”Britinho”)
10. Ninguém Chora Por Mim (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
11. Suave Lembrança (Édson França / Geraldo Miranda)
12. Palhaçada (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)

SUNDAY

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

REVIEW by Andreas Dünnewald:
What a surprise! Since Murmúrio is one of my favourite songs, this album caught my immediate attention, of course. However, it turned out more interesting as I expected because it includes some arrangements (or even backing tracks?) that were re-utilised from other artist’s recordings:

1. Murmúrio features the elegant arrangement by Severino Filho as issued on Elis Regina’s debut album Viva a Brotolândia (1961, Continental LPP 3161).

2. Não Tenho Você is identical with Ângela Maria’s version on the album of the same name (1961, Continental LPP 3179).

3. Quando a Chuva Chegar is identical with Ângela Maria’s version on the album Quando A Noite VemÂngela Maria, Uma Voz Para Milhões (1961, Continental LPP 3.144).

You may compare these three version on my website here and here.

4. Ninguém Chora Por Mim is identical with Carlos José’s version on his 1960 album Carlos José Canta Para Você (1960, Continental LPP 3130).

Thus, this album is one of those to feature arrangements from other artist’s recordings, at least partly as Dó-Ré-Mi-Fafá Lemos (1961) by Fafá Lemos, Show by Pernambuco, Segredo para Dois (1963) by Radamés Gnattali, or even completely like Sambas (1961) and Sambas Nº 2 (1963) by Don Júnior (Héctor Costita) as well as Na Cadência do Samba (1963) by Aurino and Jorginho.

So thanks for this collector’s item. Maybe some other readers can help to identify even more songs.  

Valeria e Steve Bernard – Adam and Eve – Compacto Promo (1960)

Parallel Realities Studio PRS PR-003

A traveler through realities existing parallel to the one we consider as the only one, brought back a souvenir, a compacto promo sung by Valéria and Steve Bernard and sent it to me, unfortunately, without a cover, a problem easily solved by taking a short trip to another reality similar to the one he visited. There the cover was found, but I must confess that it seems very familiar to me.
So does the name of the traveller, Edson Mendes.

The composition is:

1. Adam & Eve (Рaul Anka)

GARDEN OF EDEN New link

Créditos: Edson Mendes from a parallel reality

Steve Bernard e Seu Conjunto Com Valeria e Joab – Ritmo Espetacular (1962)

RCA Victor BBL 1193

Steve Bernard‘s Ritmo Espetacular from ’62, after the shortest possible time that elapsed since I put it on my Santa Claus list, ready to be presented here as another courtesy of Pedro & 300discos.

Here we have Steve again with vocal soloists Valéria and Joab Teixeira in a rhythmical para dançar opus, suitably visually described on the front cover.

The back cover text written by Elmo Barros offers some additional facts about his career and life as well as a detail about Steve‘s nationality: Húngaro de nascimento e cosmopolita de espírito.

The compositions, perfect for dance and listening pleasure:

01. Roda de Samba (Edgardo Luis / Álvaro Franco) com Joab
02. Sombras de Amor (Reginaldo Bessa / Steve Bernard) com Valéria
03. Bailalo Chiquita (L. Reco / E. Kermont / D. Gallego) com Joab
04. Menino Não Chora (Don Al Bibi) com Joab
05. Moeda Quebrada (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa) com Valéria
06. The Peppermint Twist (J. Dee / H. Clover) com Joab
07. Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis) com Joab
08. O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa) com Valéria
09. Ya Ya (Robinson) com Joab
10. Nós E O Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
11. The Man With The Golden Arm (Elmer Bernstein / Sylvia Fine)
12. Tema de Samba (Steve Bernard / Reginaldo Bessa) com Valéria

MOULIN ROUGE

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

ABOUT STEVE BERNARD by Reginaldo Bessa (sent via Facebook to Frank-Oliver):
Hello, Frank.
Steve Bernard was a Hungarian, who came to Brazil in the time of the Second World War. He was a Jew. Valeria was Brazilian. The two are dead. He was pianist and leader of the band. She was the regular singer.
Marvelllous!!!! I”ve not this album.Yes, it was my first step in music.
Thanks a lot.

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

Valeria – Antologia

Looks like the comments under one of the previous posts caught the attention of our friend Edson Mendes, reminding him of an aquisition on a music fair: A compilation album of Valéria whose voice was the topic of some of the comments.

In short, when opening my mail this evening, I found a nice package waiting for me to download and I (as you might well imagine) did it immediately.

The compositions are collected from several EPs + the last four songs are from the Top Hit Party album, presented two days ago:

01. Saudade em rock-and-roll (adapted from Bethoven‘s  “Für Elise”, by Nazareno de Brito  / Joe Bernardt)
02. História singular (Esdras Silva / Armando Cavalcanti)
03. Novo céu (Ted Moreno / Fernando Cesar)
04. Quando a espera vai embora (Tito Madi)
05. Bossabanca (Johnny Alf)
06. Love for sale (Cole Porter)
07. Aniversário da tristeza (Betinho / Renato Silveira)
08. Samba da peneira (Geraldo Vespar / Maria Helena Toledo)
09. Pelo amor de amar (José Toledo / Jean Manzon)
10. Saudade de meu bem (José Toledo / Jean Manzon)
11. Pressentimento (Fernando Cesar)
12. Pra que falar (Nazareno de Brito / Fernando Cesar)
13. Conversa da Madrugada (Nazareno de Brito / Ribamar)
14. Talk To Me (E. Snycer / S. Kahan / R. Valles)   
15. Menina Moça (Luiz Antônio)  
16. That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer

Tracks 01 – 02:  EP Continental (1960),
Tracks 05 – 08:  EP William (1963),
Tracks 09 – 12:  EP Continental (1962),
Tracks 12 – 16:  LP Top Hit Party, Continental LPP 3108 (1960)

THE EVENING WITH VALÉRIA

Créditos: Edson Mendes

Steve Bernard com Orquestra e Coro – Top Hit Party (1960)

Continental LPP 3108

Steve Bernard has been presented in this reality on two compilation albums of the Discoteque Dancante series, but although he has recorded at least 12 career albums, this is his first career album presented here.

A short text under one of these two compilations, written by our friend Frank-Oliver, reveals that Steve was born 1915 in Romania, lived in Vienna and finally emigrated to Brazil. It also raises a strong suspicion about his name, as, although the Romanian border is less than 100 km away from Belgrade, I have never met or heard about a Romanian with even a similar name.

Frank-Oliver pointed out the fact that on Steve Bernard‘s album Ritmo Espetacular an interesting lady with the name of Valéria is singing, an information that also moved Steve‘s discography into the focus of my interest (incredible, but there it is).

An additional enquiery shows that Valéria is singing on at least three of his albums, among them on this one presented today.

Now, finaly, after listening to Top Hit Party, I am able to say:

She is interesting indeed, Frank!

01. Like Young (André Previn)
02. Conversa da Madrugada (Nazareno de Brito / Ribamar) com Valéria
03. Carinho e Amor (Tito Madi)
04. Talk To Me (E. Snycer / S. Kahan / R. Valles) com Valéria
05. Eu Não Tenho Onde Morar (Dorival Caymmi) com Joab Teixeira
06. Marina (Rocco Granata)
07. O Samba É Bom Assim (Norival Reis / Hélio Nascimento)
08. Menina Moça (Luis Antônio) com Valéria
09. Small World (Jule Styne / Stephen Sondheim)
10. The Blob (M. David / Burt Bacharach)
11. Um Chorinho Pra Você (Severino Araújo)
12. That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) com Joab Teixeira, Steve Bernard e Valéria

Besides Frank-Oliver‘s text, you may also read the linear notes on the back cover written by Silvio Tulio Cardoso.

OH, VALÉRIA…

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

STEVE’S REAL NAME + A QUESTION by Bossanov:
According to great Dicionario Cravo Albin da MPB real name of Steve Bernard is Stephen Bernhardt.
Is this Valéria also singer on great G/9 LP “Brazil Now!” with Dom Salvador and Wilson das Neves?