Sandra (A Voz Balanco) – Samba 35 MM (1961)

PAWAL ST-P-70016 (Stereo version)

One of the first albums ever that I have found on Loronix was Sandra‘s only career album. I also re-posted it from Loronix into another reality some 5-6 years ago. Last night I received it in a STEREO version from Edson Mendes, accompanied with a text about Sandra and some additional infromation about this album as well as two bonus tracks.

Here is Edson‘s complete text:

Sandra was a night club singer that sang with pianist and composer Newton Mendonça in boites such La Boheme and Carroussel, in Copacabana (RJ). She also worked at Djalma Ferreira‘s Drink.

With this album Samba 35mm, Sandra won the “Sambista – singer female newcomer” award from the Brazilian Association of Record Critics in 1961. But a few days before receiving the award in December of that year, Sandra died in a car crash. The cab she was traveling in skidded on the streetcar rails in Vila Isabel and crashed into a lamp-post.

As a highlight, this disc features two exclusive compositions by Newton Mendonça: “Nuvem” (the only one recording) and “O Tempo não Desfaz” (released in the previous year by singer Geny Martins).

01. Caminhando  (Luis Bandeira)
02. Dói… Dói… Dói…  (João Mello)
03. Tão Bom  (Hercílio Silva – Edgardo Luiz)
04. O Tempo Não Desfaz  (Newton Mendonça)
05. Devagar Com A Louça  (Luis Reis – Haroldo Barbosa)
06. Era Bom  (Hianto de Almeida – Macedo Netto)
07. Se Você Gostou  (Fernando Cesar – Carlos Imperal)
08. A Sandália Da Nêga (a.k.a. Deixa a Nega Gingar)  (Luiz Claudio)
09. Sem Bossa  (Wenceslau Netto)
10. Luluzinha Bossa Nova  ( Ronaldo Boscoli – Roberto Menescal)
11. O Maioral  (Sylvio Vianna)
12. Nuvem  (Newton Mendonça)

Bonus tracks (from Celso Murilo‘s album Férias no Drink – Pawal 20014 -1961):

13. Menino desce daí (Paulinho Nogueira)
14. Chiclete com banana (Gordurinha – Almira Castilho)

Technical data (incomplete):

Produção: Américo Raimundo Nogueira Lima
Arranjos: Celso Murilo e Marco Ruppi
Piano e órgão: Celso Murilo
Baixo: Tião Marinho
Bateria: Fernando Careca
Saxofone: Marco Ruppi


Créditos: Edson Mendes 

Tenor saxophonist Marco Ruppi aka Marko Rupe reutilized all arrangements except “Nuvem” the following year on the album Sambalanço credited as Orquestra Moderna de Sambas. For comparison you may listen here and here.
More of Sandra’s fine talent can be found on Celso Murilo’s ISTO É O DRINK from 1960 with her performing exquisite renditions of Poema das Mãos and A Tua Volta.

Roberto Rutz – Licao de Ritmo (N/D)

Damic LPM 5044

If I would say that I know anything about Roberto Rutz, then I am sure that I would be immediately identified as a liar.
But I can safely add to the confusion by mentioning the fact that Memoria Musical lists under Roberto Rutz only one album with 12 tracks, also called Órgão e Ritmo (Damic LPM 5042).
The similarity is that both albums have no known release date. On the other hand the track lists are completely different.

For example, these compositions are not featured on the LPM 5042:

1. Pergunte Ao João (Swing / Helena Silva)
    Cadé o Pandeiro (Roberto Martins / Wilfrido Silva) 
    Se Quiser Pode Ir (José Batista / João da Silva / Arthur Montenegro)
Com Luiz Bandeira e Côro

4. Pourquoi? (Essa Nêga sem Sandália) (Caco Velho / Jadir de Castro)
    Deixa Amanhecer (Jamelão Carrapinho / Rossini)
    Tamborim (Carlos Barroso / Humberto Teixeira)
Com Luiz Bandeira e Côro

3. Menino Desce Daí (Paulinho Nogueira)
Com Sandra e Côro

4. Corcovado (A. C. Jobim)

5. Arrivederci Roma (Rascel / Giovannini / Garinel / C. Sigman)

6. Almost like being in love (F. Lewe / Lerner)

7. Silbando Mambo (Perez Prado)

8. Chiclete com Banana (Gordurinha – Almira Castilho) 
Com Sandra e Côro


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

This LP is in reality Celso Murilo‘ s Ferias no Drink album from 1962 (Pawal 20.014). So Roberto Rutz does not exist.

Celso Murilo – Ferias No Drink (1962)

Pawal P-20.014

After posting Celso Murilo‘s debut album and asking a naive question about Angela or not Angela on the front cover, I got no answer to that dilemma.
On the other hand, I received today a package from Pedro & 300discos containing some missing recordings by the great organ player.

Among other, his Férias No Drink from 1960 with:

01. Pergunte ao João (Helena Silvia / Milton Costa)
02. Cadê o Pandeiro (Roberto Martins / Valfrido Silva)
03. Se Quiser Pode Ir (José Batista / João da Silva / Arthur Montenegro)
04. Pourquoi (Essa Nega Sem Sandália) (Caco Velho / Jadir de Castro)
05. Deixa Amanhecer (Rossini / Carrapicho / José Bispo ”Jamelão”)
06. Tamborim (Carlos Barroso / Humberto Teixeira)
07. Menino Desce Daí (Paulinho Nogueira)
08. Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
09. Arrivederci Roma (Renato Rascel / Pietro Garinei / Alessandro Giovannini)
10. Almost Like Being In Love (Frederick Loewe / Alan Jay Lerner)
11. Silbando Mambo (Perez Prado)
12. Chiclete Com Banana (Gordurinha / Almira Castilho)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

EDIT by Edson Mendes:
Great album!
The voice we hear on tracks “Menino desce daí” and “Chiclete com banana” is from Sandra, already posted here in Parallel (Samba 35 mm , also known as Sandra, a voz balanço).