Grande Baile Vol. 1 – Disco 2

Discastro GED – 1002

The second gem out of the Grande Baile box.


01. Cerveja (Boots Brown) – Star Boys
02. Matilda (Harry Thomas) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
03. Se Acaso Você Chegasse (L. Rodrigues / F. Martins) – Casé e Conjunto
04. Recado (Djalma Ferreira / L. Antonio) – Willy King e Conjunto
05. E Daí (Miguel Gustavo) – Rúben e Conjunto
06. Cote D’Azur (V. Silvester / E. Wilson) – Willy King e Conjunto
07. Abismo (Anisio Silva) – Paolo Mezzaroma e Orquestra
08. Sonhando Contigo (A. Silva / F. Guimarães) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
09. Tea For Two (V. Youmans / I. Caesar) – Rúben e Conjunto
10. Carinho E Amor (Tito Madi) – Casé e Conjunto
11. Ave Maria (V. Paiva / J. Redondo) – Robledo e Conjunto
12. El Choclo (Villodo / Discepolo / Catan) – Papi Bernal e Conjunto 


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos  

DISCASTRO by Brasilliance:

This album series is a mystery as Discastro, probably a subsidiary, is a label extremely hard to research. There are at least five volumes of this series, all with very similar though great art work.

Research gives the impression that Vol. 1, 2 and 5 feature colourful mixes of musicians while Vol. 3 and 4 feature only pianist Ruben and sax player Casé. In fact, at least two volumes were issued with different covers and track lists:

LINK 1,      LINK 2,      LINK 3,      LINK 4

Casé’s fine renditions of Carinho e Amor and Se Acaso Você Chegasse presented on this volume are in fact the ones from his 1960 album Samba Irresistível. Therefore, I assume that Grande Baile is a compilation series of previously issued recordings, maybe mixed with unreleased material. I don’t remember when or where but I once found a source claiming that Grande Baile Vol. 3 was released in 1966.

However, this is a series sporting splendid art work on the outside and pleasing sounds on the inside.

Grande Baile Vol. 1 – Disco 1

Discastro GED – 1001

In the latest package sent to us by Pedro & 300discos I found two volumes out of a box set of LPs counting (as far as I could find out) at least tree.

Questions about the release date, Discastro (the recording company) as well as about most of the performers I can not answer.

What I can say is that this, para dançar hand-picked collection of music sounds absolutely according to my taste.

Highly recommended:

01. Fascination (Marchetti)  –  Orquestra Paolo Mezzaroma
02. Love Me Forever (Cuthrie / Lynes)  –  Conjunto de Fred e Richard
03. Os Pobres de Paris (M. Monnot) – Rúben e Conjunto
04. Mocinho Bonito (Billy Blanco) – C. Maffasoli e Conjunto
05. Carioqunha (Waldir Azevedo) – Robledo e Conjunto
06. Saudades da Bahia (Dorival Caymmi) – Casé e Conjunto
07. Estupido Cupido (N. Sedaka / H. Greenfield / F. Jorge) – Willy King e Conjunto
08. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby (W. Donaldson / G. Kahn) – Ruben e Conjunto
09. Petite Fleur (S. Bechet) – Willy King e Conjunto
10. Per Un Bacio D’Amore (Testa / R. Poes) – William Fray e Conjunto
11. Sabras Que Te Quiero (T. Fregoso) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
12. Esperame Nel Cielo (F. Vidal) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos