2/22/08

St. Julian Samba Showdown 10 by J Thyme '07 - 320 kbps - 173 mb


Well, here we go again. As soon as I can sort through some albums, I'm ready to just line up those fantastic tracks for maximum enjoyment. Please remember that I'm here to entertain myself firstly. I just like to share my studies with those who happen to be going this way too. Enjoy the journey & remember to thank your tour guide...ME & yourself for being so adventurous. Would someone please pass the suntan lotion?


St. Julian Samba Showdown 10 by J Thyme '07

01. Toalha Da Saudade - Batatinha (1976)
02. Vou Partir - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
03. Lamento da Lavadeira - Pedrinho Rodriques E Os Nacionais (1973)
04. Quem é Do Mar Não Enjoa - Mané do Cavaco (1973)
05. História Da Capoeira - Geraldo Filme (1980)
06. Acalentava - Candeia (1975)
07. Mulher Ingrata - Os Originais Do Samba (1975)
08. Pelo Telefone - Os Cinco Crioulos (1967)
09. Maioria Sem Nenhum - Paulinho da Viola & Elton Medeiros (1968)
10. Disfarça e Chora - Cartola (1974)
11. Leonor - Rildo Hora (1971)
12. Não Vem - Nelson, Candeia, Guilherme e Elton (1977)
13. Dente Por Dente - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
14. Volta Por Cima - Noite Ilustrada (1976)
15. Martin Cererê - Ze Catimba & Brasil Ritmo (1972)
16. Agarre Seu Homem - Silvio Cesar (1977)
17. Nem De Ouro, Nem De Lama - Claudette Soares (1974)
18. Lanterna - Carlos Lyra (1974)
19. Kaáuada - Marku Ribas (1976)
20. Galope - Luiz Gonzaga Jr. (1974)
21. Se Não Souber Dizer - Bezerra da Silva (1976)
22. Baiana - Ely Camargo (1974)
23. Cacude, Cacunda - Noriel Vilela (1968)
24. Espere Oh Nega - João Nogueira (1977)

P.S. One of the reason I enjoying creating these compilations is to prove to myself my hearts ability to keep expanding & growing. It is an exercise in atunement & heart awareness. Oh & remember that gifts are to be shared & not hoarded. My gift to myself & you.
Let me add, this sounds really nice with headphones. Please listen for the panning on some of these tracks. My friends who enjoy the CUICA will be very happy with the selections here!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 11 by J Thyme '07 - 320 kbps - 170 mb


Here's another tally. 264 songs & 13 hours of music. Now that's getting into the Carnival spirit! I dare 'ya to play all 11 volumes at once. Cheers!


St. Julian Samba Showdown 11 by J Thyme '07

01. Canto Sul - Abaetê (1977)
02. História de Pescador - Alcione (1975)
03. Fraqueza - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1974)
04. Perereca - Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos (1975)
05. Hora Da Razo - Batatinha (1976)
06. Deixa Mudar - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
07. Vai Pro Lado De Lá - Candeia (1971)
08. Massa Falida - César Costa Filho (1975)
09. Pecadora - Conjunto a Voz do Morro (1965)
10. Preco De Cada Um - Cravo E Canela (1977)
11. Eles Querem Amar - Claudette Soares (1975)
12. Destino Traquino - Dominguinhos (1976)
13. Trocando Em Miudos - Emilio Santiago (1979)
14. Nem é Bom Falar / Adeus - Ismael Silva (1973)
15. Em Nome Da Lua, Da Mulata E Do Samba - Jair Rodriguez (1969)
16. La Tres De La Manana - Jayme Marques (1977)
17. Pot-Pourri De Partido Alto - Jorginho do Império (1975)
18. Patrão, Prenda O Seu Gado - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
19. Rei Vadio - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
20. Tudo Azul n'América Do Sul - Os Bichos (1971)
21. As "Moca" - Osmar Milito e Trama (1973)
22. Madeira De Lei - Sonia Santos (1975)
23. Marina - Synval Silva (1973)
24. Calangueando - Téo Azevedo (1974)

P.S. A big thank you to all the Samba Blogs out there who made this volume possible & thank you Greg!
The big surprise for me on this volume is Track 08. "Massa Falida" by César Costa Filho. Amazing cut!
One last thing, this is my thesis on Samba & I'm gonna grade myself on this paper. 5 stars!
Stay tuned for volume 12.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 12 by J Thyme '07 - 320 kbps - 174 mb




St. Julian Samba Showdown 12 by J Thyme '07

01. Cabeça Feita - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
02. Confidências De Um Sambista - Os Originais Do Samba (1975)
03. Samba De Orly - Chico Buarque (1973)
04. Festa Do Bonfim - Pery Ribeiro (1979)
05. Maré Mansa - Eliana Pittman (1974)
06. Só Não Viu Quem Não Ficou - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
07. O Saci-Pererê - Rildo Hora (1971)
08. Tristeza Do Sambista - Geraldo Filme (1980)
09. Antes Ele Do Que Eu - Beth Carvalho (1976)
10. Moro Na Roca - Pedrinho Rodrigues e Os Nacionais (1972)
11. Muito Amor E Liberdade - Bebeto (1975)
12. Conselhos De Vadio - Candeia (1975)
13. A Rosa - Trio Mocotó (1975)
14. Berimbau Amarelo - Sonia Santos (1975)
15. Se você jurar / Para me livrar do mal - Ismael Silva (1973)
16. Mas Que Doidice - Dóris Monteiro (1971)
17. Babá De luxo - Batatinha (1976)
18. Serrado - Celeste (1978)
19. Só Tem Lugar Pra Você - Burnier & Cartier (1974)
20. Epitafio Deum Sambista - Leci Brandão (1976)
21. Não Sou Valente - Bezerra da Silva (1976)
22. Perder e Ganhar - Paulinho da Viola (1971)
23. Enganadora - Monarco (1976)
24. Io Io - João Nogueira (1979)

P.S. Thank you great spirit for co-creating these with me! These mixes are my psychic bridge between North America & South America. The building is complete...dance across to Nirvana.
A big, big thank you to all my friends online who made this volume possible. Teamwork! A nice network of Sambistas at work making this possible. Bravo to all you collectors out there!
I'll add also that the RARITY of these LP's & these mixes borders on the MIRACULOUS!!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 13 by J Thyme '08 - 320 kbps - 174 mb


I'll ask you to consider the rarity of the material that I have to work with. The 70's is a "Finite" era! Let's look at these selections instead as an experiment in continuity. I'll be truthful here by saying that I didn't think I could make another volume. With "Spirit" all things are possible. Thank you "Great Spirit" for working through me. I hope you enjoy this 13th installment of the series. Also, the intention of this series is not a "DANCE MIX", but a very nice look at some key albums of the 70's MPB/Samba scene. An experiment in continuity. OK?


St. Julian Samba Showdown 13 by J Thyme '08

01. Clube Do Samba - João Nogueira (1983)
02. Pra Bater Minha Viola - Elton Medeiros (1973)
03. Mais Do Que Eu - Elza Soares (1972)
04. Juizo Final - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
05. Alegria Perdida - Yôyô De Yáyá - Candeia (1975)
06. Esta Com Raiva - João Roberto Kelly (1974)
07. Ser Mulher (Amelia De Verdade) - Leci Brandão (1976)
08. Paisagem - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
09. Abrigo de Vagabundos - Adoniran Barbosa (1974)
10. Morte Do Amor - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
11. Crioulo Sambista - Synval Silva (1973)
12. Calango Do Seo Tiburcio - Os Originais do Samba (1975)
13. Deixa O Carnaval Passar - Jorginho do Império (1975)
14. Orgulho De Bom Sambista - Johnny Alf (1978)
15. Que Nega É Essa - Trio Mocotó (1975)
16. Crítica - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
17. Amor Em Jacuma - Cravo E Canela (1977)
18. Tribo De Carajás (Aruanã Açu) - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
19. Amor Dos Outros - Giovana (1975)
20. Vou Chegando - Riachão (1973)
21. Carnaval Nao Envelhece - Jair Rodrigues (1973)
22. Branco De Paz - Dora Lopes (1974)
23. Tradição (Vai No Bexiga Pra Ver) - Geraldo Filme (1980)
24. Antonico - Ismael Silva (1973)

P.S. There's a name for people who like this series...Brasil Nuts!
This volume was made possible through listener feedback. Thank you Arnaud for your "Vision".
Also, they say 13 is "unlucky". I'd say this one is a "Lucky 13". The chance of 24 of these gems lined up in a row is "Pure Luck".

St. Julian Samba Showdown 14 by J Thyme '08 - 320 kbps - 188 mb


I want you to know more then anything when you hear this series what God's love feels like, because that's how I feel when I listen to these. VERY LOVED BY EARTH & THE UNIVERSE! Enjoy!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 14 by J Thyme '08

01. Salario Minimo - Hemani De Alvarenga (1976)
02. Se Você Quiser - Beth Carvalho (1976)
03. Resolução - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
04. Pra Quà Ficar - Angela Maria (1975)
05. Chove E Não Molha - Elton Medeiros (1977)
06. Amor Perfeito - Elza Soares (1972)
07. Me Diga Teu Nome / Boa Viagem - Ismael Silva (1973)
08. Me Chamo João Só - João Só (1971)
09. Rola Bola - Emilio Santiago (1979)
10. Maos Libertas - Leci Brandão (1976)
11. Benedita - Jorginho do Império (1975)
12. Canto Da Sereia - Claudia Regina (1973)
13. Hippie de Botique - João Roberto Kelly (1974)
14. Iilha De Maré - Alcione (1977)
15. A Sorte do Benedito - Batatinha (1976)
16. Voltei - (Wilson Bombeiro e Anézio) Minha Portela Querida (1972)
17. Garoto De Pobre - Geraldo Filme (1980)
18. Saudade Do Passado - Mano Cedio da Viola (1976)
19. Sou Mais O Samba - Candeia e Ivone Lara (1977)
20. Fufú - Riachão (1973)
21. O Mar Serenou - Clara Nunes (1975)
22. Prova de Carinho - Adoniran Barbosa (1974)
23. Minha Festa - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
24. Saudades De La - Djalma Dias (1974)

P.S. If I told you that Sky Father Shango/Xangô had bestowed upon me the right to emit lightning bolts from my fingertips, you'd probably think I was crazy. Oh well, but welcome to wonderful mythical world of Candomblé. If I say that I go into trance & become possessed by the dieties when I put these compilations together, then IT IS SO! BOOM!
This page is about magic. Dance Magic! The sound of the Samba Bass drum is the very sound of Shango/Xangô.
"I put a spell on you". That spell? That dance ecstasy may surround you while listening to this mighty procession of the Gods of Heavenly song & dance!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 15 by J Thyme '08 - 320 kbps - 172 mb


Hi friends. Well, the blooming season unfolds for us with yet another musical bouquet. I'll ask that you NOT pardon the ever returning cast of artists who've become the "Norm" around here. I lay these out as if this were a radio broadcast & seek only a sense of continuity with what I present. For those of us who've come to enjoy this series, may volume 15 live up to the overall quality of the proceedings presented in previous issues. It has been been my greatest pleasure to be a guide of sorts, even though I can not get my tongue around that beautiful, exotic Portuguese to speak it. Oh well, my heart is in it. To Spring & in my book, that's Aires, Taurus & Gemini. I'm a Taurus & this series is presented by a "Child Of The Spring" To others of this season. Cheers!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 15 by J Thyme '08

01. Clara De Ovo - Duduca (1976)
02. Escasseia - Beth Carvalho (1981)
03. Agua No Feijao - Jorginho do Império (1976)
04. Vem Mais Devagar - Elton Medeiros (1973)
05. Do Jeito Que o Rei Mandou - Brasilian Singers (1974)
06. Suplica - João Nogueira (1979)
07. Não Quero Entrar - Adoniran Barbosa (1975)
08. Fora Do Meu Samba - Batatinha (1976)
09. Certeza - Jair Rodrigues (1973)
10. Descarrego - Emilo Santiago (1979)
11. Pisa Nesse Chao Com Forca - Giovana (1975)
12. Paz - (Ivancué) Minha Portela Querida (1972)
13. Yaô - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
14. Uma Praça E Você - Os Originais do Samba (1971)
15. Renascer Das Cinzas - Martinho Da Vila (1974)
16. Sindorere - Clara Nunes (1974)
17. Feliz E Quem Sabe Esperar - Noel Rosa de Oliveria (1976)
18. Aruandê - Alcione (1975)
19. Sinha Dona De Casa - Candeia (1975)
20. Até Amanhã - Riachão (1973)
21. Quando Vim De Minas - Xangô Da Mangueira (1972)
22. Sambista Apaixonado - Noite Ilustrada (1976)
23. Mulher Sem Alma - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
24. Cafune - Téca & Ricardo (1976)

St. Julian Samba Showdown 16 by J Thyme '08 - 320 kbps - 177 mb



Hey everybody! Well, it's that birthday time of the year for me & I feel like opening my first gift. So here it is & I'm overjoyed to have onlookers to share it with it. Why stop at 18 hours of Samba when the true carnival spirit would surely be more like 19 or 20. Right? Those of us who live in regions where that darn sun just won't seem to come out, then this installment of the series will be for some like the VERY SUN ITSELF. I drop these volumes because this is truly my tempo & yes, I live my life in a carnival line...HEY! Happy birthday to me! I hope you enjoy my gift?
P.S. If you happen to be listening to this in public transit, please let out a big smile to the world. It's always ever so welcomed! Peace onto the soul of humanity & I not only mean it, but I kind it too. Quero Alegria (I Want Joy)
Thank you Greg & Moos & Zeca & all of my buddies online who added to the proceedings herein. We rock.
One last thing. About that Giovana. When you're mining, we don't leave nuggets behind when we find the MOTHERLOAD.
So if Giovana was on my baseball team, she would certainly be MOST VALUABLE PLAYER! Geraldo Filme & those BADASS MOFOs Candeia & Nadinho Da Ilha too.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 16 by J Thyme '08

01. A Lua E O Mar - Jorginho do Império (1976)
02. Seu Rio, Meu Mar - Alcione (1978)
03. Tive Sim - Cartola (1974)
04. Sirie - Sapoty da Mangueira (1975)
05. Um Certo Dia Para 21 - Paulinho da Viola [Minha Portela Querida] (1972)
06. Só Chora Quem Ama - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
07. Quero Alegria - Beth Carvalho (1976)
08. Concurso Para Enfarte - Oswaldo dos Santos (1976)
09. Produto Nacional - Samba 4 (1974)
10. Cresca E Apareca - Os Originais do Samba (1975)
11. Um Frevo Novo - Brazilian Singers (1973)
12. Notícia - Nelson Cavaquinho (1977)
13. Não Tem Jeito Que Dê Jeito - Dominguinhos (1977)
14. Fittipaldiando - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1974)
15. Meu Dinheiro Nao Da - Candeia e Catoni [Minha Portela Querida] (1972)
16. E Por Aqui - Walter Rosa (1976)
17. No Morro Da Casa Verde - Adoniran Barbosa (1975)
18. Fonte Da Bica - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
19. Cada Macaco No Seu Galho - Riachão (1973)
20. Brigaram pra Valer - Os Cinco Crioulos (1967)
21. Maria Rita - João Nogueira (1978)
22. Mineira - Giovana (1975)
23. Desafio - Ary Araujo (1975)
24. Santas Almas Benditas - Leci Brandão (1978)

That last track - Santas Almas Benditas by Leci Brandão has one of the most bizarre uses of Samba bass drum placement. It's playing in the opposite timing in an off-beat. Let's see who's paying attention?
Somewhere within this series is a story of FLOW. If you've flowed this far then thank you to those of us who flow with this procession.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 17 by J Thyme '08 - 320 kbps - 188 mb



Hey Everybody! Good budd "J" on the selector once again. As long as I can find 24 yummy goodies to place in an installment, then we're gonna keep it keepin' on. Those friends of this Samba-hotspot who were around last year at this time will remember that I love to drop one as the seasons change. So here's to summer! The biggest thank you to those DJ's who contributed to the success of this series. Thank you Greg for the tip on the Odair Cabeça De Poeta & Grupo Capote track "Isso E Bonito" & the Sonia Lemos & the Nonato E Seu Conjunto additions to this issue. DJ Moos sends massive hugs to this volume with the Beth Carvalho, Jorginho do Império, Clara Nunes & the Pedrinho Rodrigues e os Nacionais, as well as the tip on the Maria Creuza. Thanks Moos.
As always, big love to Loronix, Toque Musical, Abracadabra - LPs Do Brasil, Acervo Origens, Capsula da Cultura, Na Onda Do Samba-Rock, Som Barato & Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo for their support in making this miracle of broadcasting a reality. The truth of this compilation series is that it is a major co-creation with Samba lovers world-wide. May we who get our groove on with the Godly procession of the heavenly messengers of song & dance be delighted by the proceeding herein. Big hugs, Jus

St. Julian Samba Showdown 17 by J Thyme '08

01. Visual - Beth Carvalho (1978)
02. Assim É Demais - Jorginho do Império (1976)
03. Seca Do Nordeste - Clara Nunes (1972)
04. Não Chora Meu Amor - Pedrinho Rodrigues e os Nacionais (1973)
05. Bambeia - Sonia Lemos (1976)
06. Isso E Bonito - Odair Cabeça De Poeta & Grupo Capote (1976)
07. Ilu Aye - (Cabana e Norival Reis) Minha Portela Querida (1972)
08. Chega Pra La - Maria Creuza (1976)
09. Espera - Batatinha (1976)
10. Dor De Cotovelo - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1978)
11. Eu Não Toco Berimbau - Elza Soares (1973)
12. Falador Passa Mal - Os Originais do Samba (1973)
13. Ingratidao - Ismael Silva (1976)
14. Mesa De Bar - Carmem Costa (1973)
15. Visita Triste - Nelson Cavaquinho (1973)
16. O Mundo Encantado De Monteiro Lobato - Os Cinco Crioulos (1967)
17. Ta Chegando A Hora - Nonato Buzar (1975)
18. Oferenda Aos Orixás - Sonia Lemos (1975)
19. Não Chora Meu Amor - (Casquinha) Minha Portela Querida (1972)
20. Era Uma Vez Um Homem E Uma Mulher - Silvio Cesar (1971)
21. Dentro De Vocé - Emilio Santiago (1982)
22. Alerta Geral - Alcione (1978)
23. Vá Cuidar Da Sua Vida - Geraldo Filme (1980)
24. Natureza - Leci Brandão (1978)

P.S. I dedicate this volume to my gracious host Arnaud & his beautiful city Paris for opening its arms to me. Much love!
One more tally. 409 songs = 20 hours of music.

For newer friends of this page who are not familiar with the Samba form, please start with the earlier volumes of this series. They're more of a mix of MPB & Samba. The later issues of this series are leaning more towards the Samba because I feel this genre is a bit under-discovered & it's my aim to highlight this lovely movement just a bit.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 19 by J Thyme '09 - 320 kbps - 173 mb


Hey everybody & hope all are enjoying the spring season. Well, here I am again with another volume of the St. Julian Samba Showdown series. This very special post goes out to my buddy in Paris, Arnaud. Happy birthday Arnaud. I start this volume with a favorite artist of Arnaud & myself, Dóris Monteiro. Here is a great example of the the Samba song "Maita" written by Giovana from her LP "Qem Tem Carinho Me Leva" from 1975 performed here in a yummy MPB production by Dóris. This post also goes out to Aline. Thank you for your support Aline. I'm glad some people are as in love with this magnificent form as I am. Let's see if the fans of this series find this installment of the Samba Showdown up to the standard of the genre? To the return of the light which Spring always is! Let's Samba.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 19 by J Thyme '09

01. Maita - Dóris Monteiro (1976)
02. Conversa Fiada - Joãozinho da Pecadora (1972)
03. Até o Dia de São Nunca - Alcione (1975)
04. Eu Sei Portela - João Nogueira (1974)
05. Carnaval - Beth Carvalho (1969)
06. Velhos Tempos - Os Originais Do Samba (1975)
07. O Assunto E Berimbau - Jackson Do Pandeiro & Almira (1964)
08. Três Macaquinhos - Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos (1975)
09. Maristela - Azambuja & CIA (1975)
10. Proteçao - Aparecida (1976)
11. Exaltação A Mangueira-Agora É Cinza-Maracangalha-Cidade Maravilhosa - Manoel Conceição (1975)
12. O Dia Se Zangou - Jovelina Pérola Negra (1986)
13. Lágrima Morena - Roberto Ribeiro (1985)
14. Cantei Só Pra Distrair - Dona Ivone Lara (1979)
15. Charlie Brown - Caçulinha (1975)
16. Samba Da Pà - Elza Soares (1972)
17. Trem Das Onze - Adoniran Barbosa (1974)
18. As Quatro Estacoes Do Ano - Jair Rodrigues (1973)
19. Fim De Papo - Renata Lú (1971)
20. Supermanoela - Betinho (1974)
21. Cantiga De Errante - Regininha e A Turma da Pilantragem (1969)
22. Amor Verdadeiro - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
23. Velho Ateu - Eduardo Gudin (1978)
24. Sonho De Um Carnaval - Alaide Costa (1965)

File Under: Samba/MPB

P.S. I barely managed to squeeze by with a 70 minute CD rip of this. It was 45 seconds over 70 minutes, but will burn as a CD. For those who still use CD's?
My goal here with this series is to reveal all tracks & the LP's that they come from & completely show these albums off by dipping back to key albums & highlighting them in a round-up. I seek a sense of continuity from volume to volume. As I've said before, that I consider this a type of reporting. I'm just here to take a good focused look at the 70's in Brasil.
Also, the original version of "Maita" by Giovana can be found on volume 4 of the Showdown series.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 20 by J Thyme '09 - 320 kbps - 164 mb


Well folks, here's the 20th installment of the Samba Showdown series. I know that there's only a few die-hard fans of this series, so this post is for us I guess? I'm going to let the newer fans of Samba & MPB catch up with those of us who can easily listen to this glorious musical form endlessly. Should I see the list of listener feedback increase in the coming months, then I might be able to squeeze another volume out of my collection. My hope is that your feet will be tapping along with the rhythmic bliss contained on these tracks. I actually see the shining face of God when I hear this happy, upbeat and endlessly delightful music. This is a very heart centered music and I find that it connects me deeply to my heart. Bliss happens at the center! Ahhhhhh.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 20 by J Thyme '09

01. Avenida Fechada - Elton Medeiros (1973)
02. Meus Outros Anos - Sonia Lemos (1975)
03. Caçoeira - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1974)
04. Cadà Mariza - Leci Brandão (1975)
05. Sonho De Bamba - João Nogueira (1974)
06. Rala Rala - Maria Creuza (1976)
07. Alegria - Ismael Silva (1973)
08. Tristeza Pe No Chao - Clara Nunes (1973)
09. Sou Da Madrugada - Jair Rodrigues (1973)
10. Dia De Graça - Candeia (1978)
11. Eu Vou Sorrir - Iracy Serra (1976)
12. Só Queria Ser Feliz - Beth Carvalho (1975)
13. Mulher, Patrão E Cachaça - Adoniran Barbosa (1975)
14. A Dona Do Primeiro Andar - Os Originais do Samba (1975)
15. Loteca - Cravo E Canela (1977)
16. Bufete E Cascudo - Emilio Santiago (1979)
17. Fica Doido Varrido - Os Cinco Crioulos (1967)
18. Chega De Enganar A Nêga - Betinho (1974)
19. Deixa A Cana Moer - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
20. Tataruê - Giovana (1975)
21. Na Baixa Do Sapateiro - Manoel Conceição (1975)
22. Batuque Feiticeiro - Alcione (1975)
23. O Sol Nascerá - Cartola (1975)
24. Samba Da Legalidade - Nara Leão (1965)

File Under: Samba/MPB

P.S. This post goes out to our friend of this page Greg Caz. Greg happy birthday & thank you so much for all of your guidance & support. You're a Bro'.
Also, I've done my very best to make each of these volume as listenable as possible. This page is my love affair with Brasilian Samba & MPB. I hope I've given you the listener a good idea of how good this genre can be?

St. Julian Samba Showdown 21 by J Thyme '09 - 320 kbps - 167 mb (Reup) 5/10



I had issues with the quality of a few tracks & the sequencing, so I re-present volume 21.
For fans of this page. I hope you enjoy.
P.S. This is created & shared in the spirit of fun. This is what I listen to & I'm glad that a few others seem to enjoy what I find to be listenable. If I can find another 24 tracks, then I'll be back.
Godbless the person to take on "Musica Popular Brasileira". It is one awesome songbook. I'm giving it my my best effort.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 21 by J Thyme '09

01. Rasgo Seda a Bessa - Paulo Diniz (1973)
02. Banho De Manjericão - Clara Nunes (1979)
03. De Rosas E Coisas Amigas - João Nogueira (1974)
04. Quem Lucrou Fui Eu - Maria Creuza (1976)
05. Reliquias Da Bahia - Pelado da Mangueira (1976)
06. Vingança - Beth Carvalho (1977)
07. Malvina - Adoniran Barbosa (1975)
08. Vivo Isolado Do Mundo/Amor Não É Brinquedo - Candeia (1978)
09. Vou Levanto Meu Canto - Os Originais do Samba (1977)
10. Sem Essa - Golden Boys (1971)
11. Eu Hein, Rosa - Dóris Monteiro (1976)
12. Vamos Balançar - Geraldo Filme (1980)
13. No Pagode do Vava - Paulinho da Viola (1972)
14. Marca No Pé - Batatinha (1976)
15. A Cuíca Está Roncando - Caco Velho (1963)
16. O Que Aconteceu, Menina - Dominguinhos (1977)
17. Festa De Rato Não Sobra Queijo - Velha (1975)
18. Maca Do Rosto - Djavan (1976)
19. Assobio - Nadinho Da Ilha (1976)
20. Pressentimento - Elton Medeiros (1973)
21. Filho De Lemanjá - Miltinho (1969)
22. Espera - Alcione (1975)
23. Não Sei O Que é Que Faça - Manezinho Araújo (1974)
24. Cavaleiro Andante - Abilio Manoel (1970)

For me these compilations are like a flower which keeps blooming endlessly.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 22 by J Thyme '09 - 161 mb - 320 kbps (reup) May '10


For those that downloaded this back in August of '09, please try this update.
I had a little few problems with the quality of some of the tracks on this volume & have reupped this with track fixes. With all the love I can gather for my undying devotion to Musica Popular Brasillia. Just when I think my collection can yield no more...Voilà.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 22 by J Thyme '09

01. Só Quem Cantou Fui Eu - Os Originais do Samba (1977)
02. Garota De Copacabana - Edson Frederico (1975)
03. Choro Chorao - Ademilde Fonseca (1975)
04. Toro de Lagrimas - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1974)
05. Depois Eu Digo - Abilio Manoel (1972)
06. Rosa Tristeza - Batatinha (1976)
07. Ouro Desça Do Seu Trono / Mil Réis - Candeia (1978)
08. Regra Tres - Dóris Monteiro (1972)
09. Só Queria Saber - Bebeto (1975)
10. Pode Guardar As Panelas - Paulinho Da Viola (1979)
11. Saco De Feijão - Beth Carvalho (1977)
12. Aliás - Ismael Silva (1973)
13. Nana Roxa - Manezinho Araújo (1974)
14. É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - Pedro Caetano (1974)
15. O Homem Sem Mulher Não Vale Nada - Caçulinha (1975)
16. Estória De Um Sambista - Germano Mathias (1968)
17. Triste Margarida (Samba Do Metrô) - Adoniran Barbosa (1975)
18. Malvadeza Durão - Zé Ketti (1973)
19. Não Pise No Meu Calo - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
20. Cuidado - Conjunto a Voz do Morro (1966)
21. Noticia - Nelson Cavaquinho (1972)
22. Cheguei Pra Ficar - Dominguinhos (1976)
23. Miradouro - Paulo Diniz (1973)
24. Eu Vou Pra Lá - Geraldo Filme (1980)

P.S. I dedicate this volume to my two favorite blogs over the past few years, Abracadabra LP's do Brasil & Toque Musical.
My favorite track on this volume is track 12 "Aliás" by Ismael Silva with it's very crisp hi-hat work, so listen for that element. Also, track 3 "Choro Chorao" by Ademilde Fonseca is an amazing example of the Choro style. Very different & what a voice. Miss Fonseca's talent stretches 25 years before this date, so she has the power of experience in her stylings.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 23 by J Thyme '09 - 320 kbps - 188 mb


A post-Thanksgiving & Pre-Christmas offering for fans of this series. Happy holidays! For friends in colder climates, a little something to remember summer by.

Some really outstanding numbers here. My favs this volume are the lovely & funky "A Gente E O Mar" by Nonato E Seu Conjunto. The yummy Samba of "Tamborim" by Zé Ketti. The trancy Samba-march of Elton Medeiros performing "Sabdália Dourada" & the glorious Samba-Pop of "Rose" by Ederaldo Gentil. So many fine MPB tracks from the Jazz-pop of "Palhaçada" by the ever amazing Dóris Monteiro to the Jazz-scat of "Barendo A Porta" by Emilio Santiago to the Rock-pop of "Tamanco Malandrinho" by Tom e Dito to the groovy "Me Criei Na Beira-Mar" by Ely Arcoverde. Overall, a nice mix of the best of 70's Samba & MPB. As always, enjoy!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 23 by J Thyme '09

01. Alvorada - Cartola (1975)
02. Palhaçada - Dóris Monteiro (1973)
03. A Gente E O Mar - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1978)
04. Tamborim - Zé Ketti (1979)
05. Não É De Nada - Synval Silva (1973)
06. Sabdália Dourada - Elton Medeiros (1973)
07. Barendo A Porta - Emilio Santiago (1975)
08. Amor De Malandro - João Nogueira (1975)
09. Tamanco Malandrinho - Tom e Dito (1974)
10. Flamengo 2 x 1 - Arnoldo Medeiros (1975)
11. Rose - Ederaldo Gentil (1975)
12. Foi Deus - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
13. Me Criei Na Beira-Mar - Ely Arcoverde (1972)
14. As Forças Da Natureza - Clara Nunes (1977)
15. Irerê - César Costa Filho (1978)
16. Com Licença, Moço - Ruy Maurity (1973)
17. Superamor - Carlos Lyra (1975)
18. E Deixa O Relogio Andar - Osmar Milito (1971)
19. Onde Está - Caco Velho (1963)
20. Olho Por Olho - Beth Carvalho (1977)
21. Indecisão - Batatinha (1976)
22. Não Pode Ser Verdade - Alberto Lonato (1972)
23. Sorriso de Bamba - Os Originais do Samba (1972)
24. Samba em Paz / A Voz do Morro - Alcione (1975)

St. Julian Samba Showdown 24 by J Thyme (2010) - 200 mb - 288 kbps


Question? How do you eat an elephant?
Answer. One bite at a time.
That's what I attempt to do with the GREAT BRASILIAN SONGBOOK. Digest it... one bite at a time.
Let's take a couple nibbles. With love, from Justin Thyme. For fans of 70's MPB. Enjoy!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 24 by J Thyme (2010)

01. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1974)
02. Nega Louca - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax (1976)
03. Ora, Acho Que Vou-Me Embora - Dóris Monteiro (1972)
04. Sou Batuqueiro Sim - Zuzuca (1972)
05. Deus Não Castiga Ninguém - Beth Carvalho (1977)
06. Fotos e Fatos - Elton Medeiros (1973)
07. Quero Voltar Pro Nordeste - Marlene Vidal (1978)
08. Uma Rosa Pra Dita - Os Incriveis (1973)
09. Boi da Cara Preta (Eneida, Amor e Fantasia) - Jair Rodrigues (1973)
10. Forró Do Sertão - Dominguinhos (1976)
11. Lourdinha - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1978)
12. Armadilha - Totonho (1978)
13. O Bem E O Mal - Os Originais do Samba (1970)
14. Crioula - Jorge Ben (1969)
15. Acende o Candieiro - Adoniran Barbosa (1974)
16. Meu Lema - Clara Nunes (1971)
17. Dingue Li Bangue - Conjunto Sal Da Terra (1972)
18. Em Festa De Rato Nao Sobra Queijo - Velha (Minha Portela Querida) (1972)
19. O Mestre-Sala Dos Mares - João Bosco (1975)
20. A água negra da lagoa - Toquinho (1970)
21. Fatal - Ely Arcoverde (1972)
22. Jamais - Gordurinha (1962)
23. Nó Na Madeira - João Nogueira (1975)
24. Lavadeira - Os Cinco Crioulos (1968)
25. Mulata - Jorginho Pessanha (1971)

P.S. This one goes out to Vee from London. A little something to sip with your tea on a cold, gray, chilly day, mate. Cheers!
Also, I managed to get a 25th track on this volume. All volumes of the series will rip as a CD. OK?

My goal with this series is to make MPB a little more common to our musical language as Jazz, Rock & Roll, Reggae or the Blues. It IS as good as those forms & deserves the world's attention as a style. I'm just here to keep us focused on THAT FACT.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 25 by J Thyme (2010) 320 kbps - 198 mb


It's spring, so let's enjoy some spring-like sounds. To those who've heard every volume of this series, you have some appetite! All 25 volumes equals 602 songs. That's a very handsome look at Música Popular Brasileira. To MPB & it's awesome musical legacy & recording excellence. Bravo!
Please excuse the slowness of the Célia track. I just really like the quality of her voice, plus it's a nice Joyce composition. Also, I choose the Djavan track to open with because of the amazing keyboard work of Edson Frederico. He sparkles like Champagne. Enjoy!


St. Julian Samba Showdown 25 by J Thyme (2010)

01. Flor De Lis - Djavan (1976)
02. To Be - Célia (1971)
03. Chega Mais - Wando (1975)
04. Esperancas Perdidas - Ely Arcoverde (1972)
05. Minha Crença - Marlene Vidal (1978)
06. Por Nossa Senhora - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1973)
07. Terra Hospitaleira - Riachão (1975)
08. Tempestade de Amor - Totonho (1978)
09. Batendo A Porta - João Nogueira (1974)
10. Pensamento - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
11. Amor A Três - Celeste (1978)
12. Sempre Mangueira - Clara Nunes (1972)
13. Fevereiro Eu Volto - Ederaldo Gentil (1975)
14. Danca Mineira - Emilo Santiago (1977)
15. Meu Ego - Nara Leão (com Erasmo Carlos) (1977)
16. Arrependimento - Os Originais do Samba (1977)
17. Bate Zabumba - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1978)
18. Ironia - Paulinho da Viola (1972)
19. De Trás Pra Frente - Gordurinha (1962)
20. Dia De Feira - Dóris Monteiro (1976)
21. Coluna Do Meio - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax (1976)
22. Quero Um Xamego - Dominguinhos (1976)
23. Lá Vem Ela Chorando (Dinheiro Não Há) (1977)
24. Meu Carnaval - Elton Medeiros (1973)
25. Nem Meu Amor - Jorginho Pessanha (1971)





P.S. For fans of this series. I've made some revisions on volumes 21 & 22 of the Samba Showdowns. They're much improved.
If anyone is having any problems with a link please let me know & I'll fix it.

St. Julian Samba Showdown 26 by J Thyme (2010) 320 kbps - 180 mb


This is my farewell to Summer post. I had promised if I could find another 24 tracks to line up that sounded good to my ears then I would post another installment of the Samba Showdowns. So here it is. This very special post goes out to Jörn from Germany. A little alagria for those gray days. 70 minutes of sunshine here.
I want to add as a person from North America, that I think that music of South America has just as much to offer in the way of a "Song Tradition" as North America and perhaps more so in certain respects!

St. Julian Samba Showdown 26 by J Thyme (2010)

01. Era Uma Vez - Abilio Manoel (1973)
02. A Feira - Dóris Monteiro (1970)
03. Xavante, Lágrimas e Poesia - Wando (1975)
04. Nanar Contigo - Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax (1976)
05. Miro, Pandeiro De Ouro - Ederaldo Gentil (1975)
06. Acorda, Que U Quero Ver - Alcione (1975)
07. Dias De Hoje - Cyro Aguiar (1975)
08. Mudei De Ideia - Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (1971)
09. Alhos E Bugalhos - Maria Creuza (1976)
10. Rabo De Saia - Os Originais do Samba (1977)
11. Nega - Emilo Santiago (1977)
12. O Trem - Zuzuca (1972)
13. Prontos De Poeta - Cartola (1977)
14. Mundo Cão - Germano Mathias (1968)
15. Baiano Não É Palhaço - Gordurinha (1962)
16. Cavala Canga - Nonato E Seu Conjunto (1974)
17. Bahia baiá - Golden Boys (1971)
18. Na Boca De Beco - Djavan (1976)
19. Ijexa - Clara Nunes (1982)
20. Bate-Boca - João Nogueira (1978)
21. Sebastiana - Elton Medeiros (1973)
22. Quando O Carnaval Chegar - Ely Arcoverde (1972)
23. Nao Leve A Mal - Paulinho da Viola (1973)
24. A Sorte Mudou - Jorginho Pessanha (1971)

P.S. Listen for that juicy breakdown on track 12 "O Trem" by Zuzuca. Also listen to the clarity of recording on track 15 "Baiano Não É Palhaço" by Gordurinha. This recording is from 1962 and is 10 years ahead of the curve in terms of recording excellence on the part of the RCA Victor studio. Simply amazing.
I've never heard any culture with such a gift for choral singing as Brasil. It's one of the elements that guides my song choices from volume to volume.

2/21/08

Antônio Carlos & Jocafi "Mudei De Ideia" [1971 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 77 mb


See the pretty cover? See the pretty cover burn the eyeball. The pretty cover is an invitation to have a nice acid guitar player burn your ass. Come in and feel the flames scorch your behind. You'll love it. This can be called Samba Funk with a Rock edge or it could be called Samba Rock with a funky edge. You decide. One thing is for sure, some of Jimi Hendrix's sweat fell on the guitar player.


Antônio Carlos & Jocafi "Mudei De Ideia"
1971 RCA Victor [Remastered] 2001
1.Voce Abusou
2.Se Quiser Valer
3.Kabaluer
4.Conceicao Da Praia
5.Hipnose
6.Mudei De Ideia
7.Desacato
8.Quem Vem La
9.Nord West
10.Morte Do Amor
11.Deus O Salve
12.Bonita

File Under: Samba Rock / MPB

P.S. I line up these RCA ones in a row to show the label sound.
This Samba Pop is on some serious A-C-I-D. A beautiful balance between softer numbers & the more "over the top" type tracks. A Masterpiece of RCA recording. Also of the two covers above, the top one fully communicates what's inside. The art director was going in the right direction with those hot pinks & orange just searing the eye and transmitting the inner content of the sounds contain within the sleave.
Additionally, I hear this one is to see a proper vinyl re-issue by Mr. Bongo U.K., so look for that.

Manoel Conceição (Mão De Vaca) - Batucada Do Mané [1975 RCA Camden] 256 kbps - 51 mb (Reup)


Continuing my look at the "RCA" sound. Boy, whoever was doing the engineering over there on the boards, really knew his stuff. Amazingly recorded & beautifully performed by Manoel Conceição. This session has real MAGIC. Very short at 28 minutes, but what a 28 minutes they are. Perfect. A real jewel in the crown of the RCA sound. I adore this little record. 5 stars!

File: Samba / MPB

P.S. This & that Giovana rock. Very strong guitar work here!
Sometimes I like to line up these RCA sides in a row so we can get a fix on the studio sound.  Don't miss this.

Martinho Da Vila - Canta Canta, Minha Gente [1974 RCA] 320 kbps - 90 mb (Reup)


This is the kind of record that I am proud to present. This one goes out to my buddies who dig a full on Samba set. Cuica in abundance here! A fine cast of support from Rosinha De Valença, Rildo Hora & Manoel Conceição on Guitars. Mané do Cavaco on cavaquinho & that must be Zeca da Cuica on the Cuica...ha ha.
Your good buddy "J" didn't just double check this one, but triple checked it. This may be my favorite LP by Martinho.
Enjoy! Nah, SUPER ENJOY!
I can just feel the ecstacy of this recording by the cover art. Dig that back cover!


File Under: Samba

P.S. This is peak time for the recording of the Samba form. A record like this is a masterwork of composition & production. The art of recording! High fidelity here!

João Nogueira - Clube Do Samba [1979 Polydor] 256 kbps - 90 mb (Reup)


Another one to go with my look at the Polydor label. A very fine Samba LP by João Nogueira at the tail-end of the 70's. Beautiful song-writing & production & one that spins wonderfully. An outstanding Samba record. Enjoy!

File Under: Samba

P.S. Serious fidelity on this set!!

Jorginho do Império - Eu E Meu Pandeiro [1976 Polydor] 320 kbps - 102 mb



Where do we start this post? First, this page has a new contributor. This AMAZING share comes to us from our dear friend of this "Samba Hot Spot", DJ Moos of Holland.
Moos, If this was baseball, then this is a HOMERUN! I'll grade it this way. This is basically a flawless transition from the preceding set "Viagem Encantada" from 1975 & equallly as perfect. No wrong moves on this session. This Samba-Line doesn't let up for the duration of its 38 minutes. For Samba-Heads, this IS heaven. This so fits in with the unfolding energies of spring. A mighty celebration of voice, Pandeiro & much, much more. A real treat.
Thank you Moos. You rock! This redefines a "Dutch Treat".
Not only is this record the "Bomb", it's the "Balm" too.
PURE JOY! Make lively Y'all.

Jorginho do Império - Eu E Meu Pandeiro [1976 Polydor]
01 Agua no feijao
02 O Iperador
03 Assím é demais
04 Paz em todo territorio nacional
05 Eu canto Sao Paulo
06 É preciso dar
07 Potpourri de Partido alto
- Chorei quando o dia clareou
- Mulher de malandro
- Sai da casa da vizinha
- Quanto mais carinhosa mais falsa
08 Jogo da Amarelinha
09 Cavaco vadio
10 Amor selvagem
11 A lua e o mar
12 Perdi a namorada
13 Eu e meu pandeiro

File Under: Samba

P.S. Calling Captain Mango. Calling Captain Mango. The party's here!
This Samba line stretches all around the planet.

2/20/08

Jaime Alem & Nair Candia - Jaime & Nair [1974 CID] 320 kbps - 84 mb



For a tiny little label, CID seems to have its share of winners and this is certainly one them! From the first track, with its very crisp percussion work by Wilson Das Neves, we are off to a really nice start. Nair has a heavenly, heavenly voice, as does Jaime. Production is outstanding!
The sound here is more rural then urban. One can really hear those rustic influences on "Nigua-Ninhas E Coco Do Norte" and the track "Sabia, Diga La", which is almost a country-funk track ... BIZARRE! Spins well. A charming little record.

File Under: Folk-Rock / Forró / MPB

Burnier & Cartier - "Fotos Para A Capa Do L.P." [1976 EMI Odeon] 320 kbps - 73 mb (Reup)


I'm reupping this one for a new visitor to this page by the name of Inca Roads. Inca, I'm sure you'll find this as listenable as the first LP by this duo. Beautiful guitar & vocal work by this team and outstanding production by the EMI Odeon studios. Overflowing with fidelity & inventiveness. This spins nicely. Please enjoy the inspired classical/rock/folk/jazz fusion of Burnier & Cartier's second LP. Very, very nice!


File Under: Brasilian Classical Jazz Rock

2/18/08

Trio Mocotó - Trio Mocotó [1975 Cam/Arlequim] 256 kbps - 80 mb (Reup)


Very nice mid-70's effort by the Trio Mocotó with beautiful fleshed out production including strings & choral singers. The LP spins well as a whole & there are a few super amazing tracks here. Those of you  familiar with my Showdowns will know a few of the songs from this excellent spinner. Enjoy!


2/16/08

João Só - João Só, Na Multidão [1971 Odeon] 320 kbps - 65 mb (Reup)



The heavens were shining upon our guide of this page Greg when he found this lovely LP. Excellent example of that early 70's Odeon sound. I doubt this recording ever saw a reissue & if there were to be one, it would be the Japanese who would most likely issue it. I would also guess that João Só had one shot at a recording date with a studio of this stature & boy did the Odeon studios hook him up. A stunning example of early 70's MPB. Samba-Pop doesn't get any better then this. Heavenly!
I adore this recording!

João Só - João Só, Na Multidão [1971 Odeon]
01. Marinheiro Só (Caetano veloso)
02. Falo Ao Mar (João Só)
03. Cancão Pra Janaina (João Só)
04. Copacabana (João De Barro - Alberto Ribeiro)
05. Quem Sabe O Amanha (João Só-Dom Salvador)
06. Me Chamo João Só (João Só)
07. Minha Bahia Quero Ver (João Só)
08. Inhambu (João Só - Laércio De freitas)
09. Por Um Minuto Apenas (João Só)
10. Flavia (João Só)
11. Minina Da Ladeira (João Só)
12. Voce Ja Foi À Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)

File Under: MPB / Samba- Pop

P.S. This should sit nicely next to the Elza Pede Passagem [1972 Odeon] by Elza Soares. Thank you Greg for this share.
For those of you lucky enough to walk down a Rio Boulevard, just dig that front cover. Very cool! And look at that beat up guitar. A nice contrast to João's crisp white suit. Love the white suit, very YANG.

2/11/08

Nelson Cavaquinho - Nelson Cavaquinho [1973 Odeon] 320 kbps - 76 mb (Reup)


A big "Thank You" to Loronix blogspot for this post & this share. I choose to give this very special Samba LP a little extra exposure because I'd rather not see a gem like this get lost in the shuffle. Great Year. Great Artist. Great Label. Spins beautifully & has outstanding production. Nelson Cavaquinho is in peak form & the Odeon studio is right there to see that all goes well in the recording of this session. Very, very strong guitar work here, cuica too & the choral work is quite heavenly as well. I would safely call this a masterpiece of the Samba form. One that Samba lovers should enjoy having in their collection. Enjoy & thank you Zeca for this mighty post & gracious share. Much love.


File Under: Samba

P.S. I could spin a record like this 2 or 3 times in a row it's so enjoyable! The studios have finally figured out how to record this music to best effect at this time. Just listen to how the Samba Bass Drum & Cuica are placed in the sound. We are listening to not just beautiful composition here, but the art of where to place the microphones for the best sound. The form is hitting a peak & this is one of its triumphs!
For my continued look at the Odeon sound!

1/30/08

Edu Lobo - Sergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo [1970 A&M] 256 kbps - 63 mb


Nice break out session recorded in the U.S. for Sergio Mendes's A&M label with songs in English & brilliant scat vocalese by this very fine singer/song-writer by the name of Edu Lobo. This would sit nicely next to any of the other song-writers of that generation, namely, Joyce, Milton Nascimento & Chico Buarque De Hollanda to name a few. This record has some very strong offerings & it also has some flaws in my opinion. Since this was recorded in 1969, I guess they were trying to sell this artist to the Beatles generation by adding "Hey Jude" to this set. Personally I think this record would have been a better document without that composition on it. I'll site Milton Nascimento's reading of "Norwegian Wood" on his Minas LP as a better example of a Beatles number handled to better effect. That said, there are some stunning examples of Brasilian songcraft here, most noteably, "Zanzibar", "Ponteio", "Even Now", "Crystal Illusions", & "Casa Forte". This is an excellent example of crossover Brasilian Folk-Pop circa 1970.
The real plus here besides Edo's fine voice & guitar is Hermeto Pascoal on piano & flute duties, so please listen for his work here.
As I say, I think this record is slightly flawed in terms of pacing in that it loses pace around track 8, but besides that this record more then makes up for that by being an outstanding specimen of Brasilian Folk-Jazz. Enjoy!

File Under: MPB/ Brasilian Folk-Jazz

P.S. Friends of this page who are super enjoying this movement of MPB & crossover Brasilian songwriting in general will place this record nicely next to Luiz Henrique's "Barra Limpa" [1967 Verve U.S.] or Marcos Valle's "Samba '68" also on the Verve U.S. imprint.
One last thing, Edu has a very talented wife by the name of Wanda Sá whose LP "Vagamente" [1964 RGE] is a yummy slice of Bossa Nova MPB & I think I'll post it for context. OK?

1/29/08

Adoniran Barbosa - Adoniran Barbosa [1975 Odeon] 224 kbps - 50 mb (reup)


A super lovely mid-70's Lp of Sambas by Adoniran Barbosa. This is his second Lp for the Odeon label. This one is very out of print & was shared with me via a SLSK buddy. I had posted the first one last year & if this is enjoyed, then I'll gladly repost that one. OK? Only 29 minutes of music here, so you're sure to not be bored by this set. Enjoy this amazing recording of deep Sambas. Very, very nice & a solid listen. Don't forget to roll that "R" when you say Barrrrrbosa...ha, ha.

P.S. I love this more with each listen.

1/25/08

Adoniran Barbosa - Adoniran Barbosa [1974 Odeon] 320 kbps - 77 mb





Greetings & a happy New Year since this is my first post of the new year. I'll pick up where I left off with my last post. Here is the 1974 Odeon set from Adoniran Barbosa which pairs perfectly with the '75 LP. This is listed as one of the essential MPB/Samba albums on the Luiz Americo tribute page on my sidebar. A really wonderful record & all compositions are penned by Adoniran. Spins beautifully & this is truly a great Samba album from a great era. This is my first contact with this artist & I must admit that I actually like the 1975 a little more but, this record is equally superb. As always, enjoy!

File Under: Samba

P.S. Another thing to consider here is that most of this artist compositions go back as early as 20 years before this session. So the bulk of this album is a reworking of this fantastic composers body of songs filtered through the lens of song-craft of 70's engineering & arranging. Bravo for this!

1/22/08

Candeia - Axé! Gente Amiga Do Samba [1978 Atlantic/WEA] 320 kbps - 70 mb (Reup) fixed



Another pick from the essential list of Luiz Americo on my sidebar. Only 7 tracks here, but what a 7 they are. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. So much to enjoy here. From the choral work, to the cuica playing to the overall groove laid down by Candeia & group. Great on all levels. Spins amazingly! A real treat! Get this!

File Under: Samba

P.S. I hate to compare apples to oranges, but this artist has an almost trancy type of deep soul vibe that I associate with an artist like James Brown. Candeia has amazing charisma & all fall under his magical spell on this session.

1/21/08

Ismael Silva - Se Você Jurar [1973 RCA Victor] 224 kbps - 45 mb


Friends of this page will know that I'm a big fan of the RCA Victor label during the 70's. This is another lovely example of that studio sound. Ismael Silva recorded very few albums, so that makes this all the more special. Sorry about the smaller size on this, but it was shared with me via a SLSK buddy. Please listen to the wonderful warmth of production on this very fine Samba LP. Ismael got a great voice & excellent guitar style. Sweet choral & cuica work here too. Very fleshed out production. A great artist.

File Under: Samba/Samba-Pop

Erasmo Carlos - Carlos, Erasmo... [1971 Philips] 320 kbps - 85 mb (Reup)


Since I've posted the follow up on this page already, then this lovely example of Brasilian Rock belongs with that other magnificent LP. High quality composing, performing & recording on this session. If you've ever wondered if the Brasilians can rock out, then please try this & be in for a big surprise. Very, very nice & super rare too. Get this.
Thank you Greg C for this excellent share.

Erasmo Carlos - Carlos, Erasmo [1971 Philips]
01. De noite na cama (Caetano Veloso)
02. Masculino, feminino (Homero Moutinho Filho)
03. É preciso dar um jeito, meu amigo (Erasmo Carlos - Roberto Carlos)
04. Dois animais na selva suja da rua (Taiguara)
05. Gente aberta (Erasmo Carlos - Roberto Carlos)
06. Agora ninguém chora mais (Jorge Ben)
07. Sodoma e Gomorra (Erasmo Carlos - Roberto Carlos)
08. Mundo deserto (Erasmo Carlos - Roberto Carlos)
09. Não te quero santa (Vitor Martins - Saulo Nunes - Sergio Fayne)
10. Ciça, Cecília (Erasmo Carlos - Roberto Carlos)
11. Em busca das canções perdidas nº 2 (Fábio - Paulo Imperial)
12. 6 anos de vida normal (Paulo Sergio Valle - Marcos Valle)
13. Maria Joana (Erasmo Carlos - Roberto Carlos)


File Under: Brasilian Rock

P.S. You early 70's Rock-heads please treat yourself to this one. OK? You'll thank me.
This one goes out to my internet buddy Curty Ray @ PowerPop Overdose.
Also, this LP is a step in right direction for the song-writing team of Erasmo & Roberto Carlos. The follow up "Sonhos e Memorias 1941-1972" [1972 Polydor] is a fuller realization of their talents with every song being penned by this team.

1/20/08

Baiano E Os Novos Caetanos - Baiano E Os Novos Caetano [1974 CID & 1975 Som Livre] 320 kbps - 144 mb


Hey Everybody. So sorry for the lack of posts of recent days. Super busy with other creative projects. I bounce back with a lovely double dip. These are so welcomed by any fans of Arnaud Rodrigues or Azumbuja & CIA. Arnaud & crew deliver two breathtakingly funky Samba sets before a live audience. The vibe is superb between audience & band. I like the first of the two more, but equally enjoy both. I hope you find the play here ever so much fun? Enjoy!


File Under: Samba

P.S. I want to say that the main focus of this page is to look at key LP's of the 70's in Brasil. These 2 are classy examples of "Live Recording". Who ever was the engineer for these recordings really knew how to mic & mix that board. I find the fact that these are recorded before a live audience to be simply amazing examples of the art of recording!
Also, on the surface these projects are to poke fun at the early 70's musical landscape of Brasil but turn out to be something much more then that. There's some great groovin' on these sets.

Luiz Bonfá - Plays And Sings Bossa Nova [1962 Verve] 320 kbps - 133 mb (Reup)



If I were going to suggest one LP by this guitar master it would have to be this masterpiece of Bossa Nova Jazz. Why? Just for his flawless reading of his very own composition "Manhã de Carnaval" would be reason alone to hear this recording. Since this session dates from 1962, then this is truly one the breakout sets for the Verve U.S. label. Not one bad track here & one that your sure to come back to again & again. A very great outing for Bonfá & the Verve imprint. Super warm & great playing by all involved. Get this!

File Under: Bossa Nova / Brasilian Jazz

Dominguinhos - Domingo Menino Dominguinhos [1976 Philips] 320 kbps - 80 mb (Re-post)




Saturdays are usually reserved for Samba, but today we go Forró. I had posted this one before, but alas I did not properly endorse this one. Let me rectify that by giving this one a big J Thyme hug & taking us a little more deeply into this Rolls Royce of the Forró set.
This record is in a class all by itself. What we have here is a level of production not usually afforded to this rustic form.
Philips rolls out the red carpet for the mighty Dominguinhos on this session. From the first toots of Dominguinhos honey toned accordian & the super crisp percussion work, by I would imagine, Wilson Das Neves whose tones are so clear & the perfect counterpoint to Dominguinhos sweet, sweet melodic stylings. This is a very sneaky one. It is somewhat a "fusion" record & to make matters more exotic, I would call a recording like this "Electric Forró" or even better "Disco-fied Forró". This set is actually on the bizarre side & if anyone knows the Polka form, then please offer me a Polka set that can go "Toe-To-Toe" with this Champagne PUNCH. Since this very fine recording is from 1976, I'll place this firmly in the "Disco" era & I'm sure any DJ with a brain in his head was dropping this magnificent slab of wax on unsuspecting listeners.
Thank you Greg for this super lovely share. Only a GENIUS could introduce me to such a beautiful recording. That's you Greg!
I hope I've done this masterwork of the Forró form a little justice?
Enjoy! This is joy with whipped cream on top!

File Under: Forró

P.S. If anyone has proper scans of the back & front of this LP, please share them with me.
Hey Baby, don't sleep on this wicked slice of Disco!
Country fried Disco!
Also, not only is this recording oozing with fidelity, but Dominguinhos mastery of this form & his instrument are mind-bogglingly brilliant.
God bless the Philips studios for giving this artist the big chance to shine.

Luiz Gonzaga Jr. - Plano De Vôo [1975 EMI] 256 kbps - 74 mb (Reup)


Excellent example of mid 70's Brasilian Folk-Jazz of the Singer-Songwriter variety. This one has a beautiful Electric Jazz finish framing his inspired Folk style. The sound could be described as "Fusion". The playing here is very fleshed out by all players involved & perfectly laid to tape by the engineers over at EMI Odeon studios. Luiz Gonzaga Jr. really shines on this set & mid 70's in Brasil is such a "No Brainer" as far as quality is concerned. This one tops out at 40 minutes, but it manages to stay focused for the whole of the length. Very solid & a completely engaging listen. I love this recording. Flawless & very inspired songwriting here. When it comes to "It". This one has it! Enjoy!

Luiz Gonzaga Jr. - Plano De Vôo [1975 EMI]
01. O começo da festa (The begining of the party)
02. Tá certo, doutor (All right, doc)
03. Gás neon (Neon gas)
04. Quebra-pau (Ballroom fight)
05. Assim seja, amém (Let it be, amen)
06. Suor e serragem (Sweat and mown wood)
07. Mundo novo, vida nova (New world, new life)
08. Contos de fadas (Fairy tales)
09. Catatonia integral (Full catathony)
10. Niel cabeça de bola (Niel football head)
11. Plano de vôo (Flight plan)
12. Geraldinos e arquibaldos

File Under: MPB / Singer-Songwriter/ Brasilian Folk-Jazz

P.S. This one goes out to my buddy over @ Soundological Investimagations. Cheeba, try this. It should appeal to your Jazzy leanings.

1/18/08

Téca & Ricardo - Cade O Povo [1976 Movieplay/Dare Dare] France - 320 kbps - 81 mb (Reup)



This post is for my friends who dig A BEAUTIULLY RECORDED ELECTRIC SESSION. Super amazing set recorded in France by two Brasilian expatriates with a yummy Electric Bass & Keyboard sound fused to Brasil Folk with a nice, soft psych edge. Fans of Joyce & Milton Nascimento will marvel at this. Beautifully composed, performed & recorded. This is a very fine Brasilian Folk record with a lovely electric Jazz finish & would sit nicely next to my other post "Jaime & Nair" or "Burnier & Cartier" for that duo sound. Outstanding Guitars, Bass work & Keys & Nana Vasconcelos really shines here on percussion duties & did I mention the exceptional voice of Téca & Ricardo. Quite Heavenly. EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL & HIGHLY ACCESSABLE! A flawless 37 minute MASTER-WORK. This LP soars like an Eagle. Enjoy!

Téca & Ricardo "Cade O Povo" 1976 Movieplay - France
01. Saranda
02. Estrela Da Canção
03. Le Son Hante
04. Passaro Sem Asa
05. Cade O Povo
06. Pra Que Tanta Explicao
07. Trovaoda
08. Cafune
09. Cade O Povo (outro)

Avec la participation de: Gerard Arivony - Leonardo Ribeiro - Mauricio "Maestro" Mendoca - Nana Vasconcelos

Teca & Ricardo:
This duo was formed by Teca Calazans and Ricardo Vilas in France, where they lived from 1969 to 1979; they recorded seven albums. Active from 1971 to 1981, the duo performed in several European countries, divulging Brazilian popular and folkloric musics. Jardin Exotique (1979) included Cartola's "Tive Sim" with the participation of the composer. In the same year, they returned to Brazil where they still recorded two albums.
Their most important songs were "Caicó" (Villa-Lobos/Calazans/Milton Nascimento), "Estrela da Canção" (Villas), "Coco Verde" (Calazans/Villas), "Aguaceiro" (Calazans/Villas), and "Povo Daqui" (Calazans). ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide


File Under: Brasilian Folk / MPB

P.S. The record's a total sleeper & those who enjoy a nicely aged wine will know when I make such a reference that I mean it.
Oh, & I forgot to add, this record rocks the fuck out!
Just give this one a few spins & you'll fall in love with it. OK?
This one benefits with the distance of time. Time was very kind to this session!
One final note. Nana Vasconcelos work on this album is in perfect CONTEXT. His style finds the ideal setting for his voice to be heard properly!

Gracinha Leporace - Gracinha Leporace [1968 Philips] 256 kbps - 57 mb


Lovely little 28 minute set for the Philips label by the very pretty voice of Gracinha Leporace. Just a light, breezy disc that represents the late 60's Brasilian sound so well. I post this more to highlight this singers work since she recorded on so many fine sessions.

Wikipedia says:
Gracinha Leporace is the wife of notable Bossa Nova musician Sérgio Mendes. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before becoming a member of Brasil '77, she was the lead singer in a Bossa Nova group called Bossa Rio. She is the second wife of Sérgio Mendes. She was a member of his Brasil '77 line-up and sings backup vocals and occasional lead vocals on his songs.

She can be heard on all of these LP's to very good effect. I love the Grupo Manifesto Nº2 especially!




She can also be heard on this amazing session. "Raizes" or its U.S. title "Primal Roots" for A&M in 1972.


File Under: MPB

P.S. Any of the above can be found @ Loronix. I only present this post to show some of the various projects that this beautiful voice was involved with.