Trio Irakitan – Sempre Alerta (1960)

Odeon MOFB 3179

I must confess that I was amazed when I saw the front cover of this album by the famous vocal Trio Irakitan. The obvious question bothering me was:

What trouble could have forced three grown up guys to dress like boy scouts?

Then I looked closer at the back cover and found a text signed by a certain Dr João Ribeiro dos Santos

The songs performed are:

01. Alerta (Benevenuto Cellini dos Santos)
02. A Árvore da Montanha (Tradicional)
03. Hino do Ajuri Nacional (João Ribeiro dos Santos)
04. O Cuco (Tradicional)
05. O Mar Estava Sereno (Tradicional)
06. Guingangule (Tradicional)
07. Espírito de B P (Tradicional)
08. Rataplan do Mar (Benevenuto Cellini dos Santos)
09. Canção da Alvorada (João Ribeiro dos Santos)
10. Quebra Coco (Tradicional)
11. Acorda Escoteiro Acorda (Tradicional)
12. Stodola (Tradicional)
13. Polenta (Tradicional)
14. Canção da Despedida (Auld Lang Syne) (Tradicional)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Paulo Tapajos – Luar do Sertao – Catulo da Paixao Cearense (1955)

Sinter SLP 1052

An album from 1957 by Paulo Tapajós also a tribute to poet Catulo da Paixao Cearense was presented in 2010 here and still can be found in another parallel reality with a link still working as I write…

Here is a 10′ also by Paulo Tapajós and dedicated to Catulo‘s poetry. released two years earlier:

1. Luar do Sertão (João Pernambuco / Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
2. Flor Amorosa (Catulo da Paixão Cearense / Joaquim Callado)
3. Ontem Ao Luar (Choro E Poesia) (Catulo da Paixão Cearense / Pedro de Alcântara)
4. Cabôca de Caxangá (João Pernambuco / Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
5. Cabôca Bunita (Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
6. Ao Luar (Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
7. Terna Saudade (Por Um Beijo) (Catulo da Paixão Cearense / Anacleto de Medeiros)
8. O Que Tu És (Três Estrelinhas) (Catulo da Paixão Cearense / Anacleto de Medeiros)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Alceu Bocchino – Temas Brasileiros No 1 (1952)

Rádio 0029-V

An Antiquity and rarity:  This 10′ is the first career album (out of altogether three) by piano player Alceu Bocchino. This is also his premiere on Parallel Realities.

He plays traditional compositions from various regions of Brazil:

1. Prenda Minha
2. Sapo Jururu
3. Lampião
4. Não Quero Que Ninguém Me Prenda
5. Boi Barroso
6. Meu Boi Morreu
7. Pau Rolou Caiu
8. Mestre Carreiro


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos 

Carmen Miranda em Suas Inesqueciveis Criacoes (1955)

RCA Victor BPL 3005

A 10′ collection of Carmen Miranda‘s songs previously released on 78 rpm albums spanning the period from 1930 to  1935:

1. Pra Você Gostar de Mim (Taí) (Joubert de Carvalho)
OBS: 78rpm: 33.263 / 1930

2. Iaiá Ioiô (Josué de Barros)
OBS: 78rpm: 33.259 / 1930

3. Moleque Indigesto (Lamartine Babo) Participação: Lamartine Babo
OBS: 78rpm: 33.620 / 1933

4. Amor Amor (Joubert de Carvalho)
OBS: 78rpm: 33.478 / 1931

5. Alô, Alô (André Filho) Participação: Mário Reis
OBS: 78rpm: 33.746 / 1934

6. Coração (Sinval Silva)
OBS: 78rpm: 33.885 / 1935

7. Ao Voltar do Samba (Sinval Silva)
OBS: 78rpm: 33.808 / 1934

8. Bamboleô (André Filho)
OBS: 78rpm: 33.504 / 1932


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

Guio de Morais e Seu Conjunto – Gente Que diz de Balanco (1964)

Continental PPL 12131

I thought that it would be a good idea to complete Guio de Morais discography with the album from 1964 which was originally presented on Loronix ten years ago.
Well, here it is in form of a Loronix transfer. Zeca‘s text about it you may read on Órfãos do Loronix where it is reprinted.

The compositions are:

01. Só Vou de Balanço (João Roberto Kelly)
02. Gente Que Diz (Guio de Morais)
03. Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
04. Ela É Carioca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05. O Samba Deu Um Avanço (Célio Ferreira / Rolando Ferreira)
06. Samb’andando (Sérgio Carvalho / Paulo Bruce)
07. Tudo de Você (Paulo Sérgio Valle / Marcos Valle)
08. Quem Sabe É o Mar (Paulinho / Barbosa da Silva)
09. Samba Travesso (Norival Reis / Harli Teixeira)
10. Tão Só (Guio de Morais)
11. Carnaval Triste (Sérgio Carvalho / Paulo Bruce)
12. Barraco do José (Carlos Fortes)


Créditos: Zecalouro / Edson Mendes

TRACK LIST by Brazilliance:
Although being a really enjoyable album offering groovy performances, I find it quite mysterious because the track list is wrong wherever it appears online wether as download or listing. Interstingly, only very few remarks on this can be found like in the comments on Órfãos do Loronix

Unfortunately, the original vinyl or its original art work is hardly available which would be the best way to check. I never saw this album being offered on Mercado Livre or elsewhere which made me wonder if it ever existed. Surprisingly, a Japanese seller is currently showing a sold vinyl copy on his website but regrettably not showing pictures of the back cover or the vinyl itself. The picture of the front cover shows clearly a different order of song titles compared to the CD reissue, starting with Tudo de Você instead of Só Vou de Balanço. Also, the Continental logo on the original art work is a different version including the catalogue number PPL 12.131 which is missing on the CD reissue.

Obviously, the wrong track list including a song from a different album by a different group was created by sloppy work at the re-releasing label Paradise Masters:

01 – Só Vou de Balanço = Gente que diz
02 – Gente que diz = Balanço Zona Sul
03 – Balanço Zona Sul = Ela é Carioca
04 – Ela é Carioca = O Samba deu um Avanço
05 – O Samba deu um Avanço = Sambandando
06 – Samb’andando = Tudo de Você
07 – Tudo de Você = Quem Sabe é O Mar
08 – Quem Sabe é O Mar = Samba Travesso
09 – Samba Travesso = Tão Só
10 – Tão Só = Carnaval Triste
11 – Carnaval Triste = Barraco do José
12 – Barraco do José = Influência do Jazz from “Show de Bossa” by Corisco e Os Sambaloucos.

Which means “Só Vou de Balanço” is actually missing which is a pity since it’s a great tune.

At least, one thing is for sure: the flawless saxophone on Gente Que Diz de Balanço is by Moacyr Marques aka Bijú (as stated on his website.

Todamérica LPP-TA-15

The last missing album (a 10′) from the Guio de Morais altogether four releases by Todamérica has just arrived this morning thanks to Edson Mendes.

Djalma Sobrinho has written a very informative text about Guio’s life, career and music which I strongly recommend reading.

The musicians:

Macaxeira (trombone)
Brito (pistão)
Paulinho (clarinete)
Bijou (sax-tenor)
Dimas (bateria)
Vidal (baixo)
Pedro (pandeiro)
Guio de Moraes (piano)

The compositions:

01. Stranger in Paradise  (Robert Wright / George Forrest)
02. Cururú (F. Godoy)
03. Johnny come home (Walter Goehr / Ronald Millar)
04. Travesso (Ernesto Nazareth)
05. One Hour with you (R. A. Whiting / Leo Robin)
Yes, sir, that’s my baby  (G. Kahn / W. Donaldson)
06. Sem exagêros (F. Godoy)
07. Temptation (Nacio Herb Brown / Arthur Freed)
08. Ameno resedá (Ernesto Nazareth)


Créditos: Edson Mendes

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