Grande Baile Vol. 1 – Disco 4

Discastro GED – 1004

As you could have expected after reading the previous post, here is the fourth volume out of the Grande Baile box.


01. Feitio de Oração (Noel Rosa / Vadico) – Casé e Conjunto
02. Little Darlin’ (M. Williams) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
03. Interesseira (B. Reis / M. Latini) – Star Boys
04. Hey There (R. Adler/ J. Ross) – William Fray e Conjunto
05. Ouça (Maysa Matarazzo) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
06. Maracangalha (Dorival Caymmi) – Ruben e Conjunto
07. Diana (Paul Anka) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
08. Por Causa de Você (A. C. Jobim / D. Duran) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
09. Guaglione (Biem) (Franciulli / Nisa) – Ruben e Conjunto
10. Menina Moça (Luiz Antonio) – Casé e Conjunto
11. Minha Oração (George Boulanger) – Star Boys
12. Adios Mucahchos (C. Vedani / J. . Sanders) – Papi Bernal e Conjunto


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos   

Grande Baile Vol. 1 – Disco 3

Discastro GED – 1003

The current package sent by Pedro & 300discos contains another two volumes out of the fabulous Grande Baile 5 albums box: Volumes 3 and 4.

The compositions, composers and performers on volume 3 are:  

01. Dream (J. Pleis / J. Mercer) – Don Bradley e Orquestra
02. El Reloj (Roberto Cantoral) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
03. Fracassos de Amor (T. Madi / M. Silva) – Paolo Mezzaroma e Orquestra
04. Fecheir A Porta (S. Motta / F. dos Santos) – Ruben e Conjunto
05. Viva Meu Samba (Billy Blanco) – Star Boys
06. Ay Cosita Linda (Racho Galan) – Conjunto de Fred e Richard
07. An Affair to Remember (H. Warren / A. Adamson / L. M. Carey) – Paolo Mezzaroma e Orquestra
08. Something’s Gotta Give (J. Mercer) – Ruben e Conjunto
09. Chella-lla (Biem) (Tacan) – William Fray e Conjunto
10. Alone (M. Craft / S. Craft) – Star Boys
11. Meditação (A. C. Jobim / N. Mendonça) – Casé e Conjunto
12. Mente (Fernando Cesar) – Star Boys


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos  

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