1/20/08

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.

9 comments:

  1. thanx so much and i do agree...this might be one of the best forro records ever. you rock!

    paw, copenhagen

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  2. do you have the personnel listing for this record?

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  3. Thanks a lot! Also for the fine bitrate!!! Best wishes from Berlin

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  4. Hi, this is the full line-up for this record.
    FICHA TÉCNICA: Acordeon: DOMINGUINHOS Piano Elétrico: WAGNER TISO Violão: GILBERTO GIL Guitarra: TONINHO HORTA Baixo: MOACYR ALBUQUERQUE Bateria: ENÉAS COSTA, PAULINHO BRAGA, PASCOAL, CHIQUINHO AZEVEDO Percussão: CHIQUINHO AZEVEDO, JACKSON DO PANDEIRO, TINDA, CÍCERO Vocal: DENISE, CLAUDINHA, EVINHA, MARISINHA, REGINA Arranjo vocal: PERINHO ALBUQUERQUE
    Arranjo de flauta: PERINHO ALBUQUERQUE Arranjo de cordas: PERINHO ALBUQUERQUE, WAGNER TISO (Baião Violado) Arranjo de base: DOMINGUINHOS, GILBERTO GIL Direção de Produção: PERINHO ALBUQUERQUE Estúdio: PHONOGRAM (8 Canais) Técnicos de Gravação: LUIZ CLÁUDIO, JOÃO MOREIRA Assistentes de Gravação: JULINHO, RAFAEL ISAAC Montagem: JAIRO GUALBERTO Corte: JOAQUIM FIGUEIRA Direção de Arte e Capa: ALDO LUIZ Lay-out: LOBIANCO Arte-final: JOSÉ PAULO / JORGE VIANNA Foto: JOSÉ MARIA DE MELLO.
    I hope it still could be usefull. Thank's for the fantastic post. Best regards, Fernando from Rio de Janeiro

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  5. Hi, I tried to send you the scan of the back (I can see that you have the cover) but the link for your e-mail is not working properly... will try later. Once more thank's, best regards
    Fernando (Rio de Janeiro)

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  6. "I would call a recording like this "Electric Forró" or even better "Disco-fied Forró"

    As someone who has collected and spun disco and house records for over 25 years I was captivated by your review of this album and listening to it now, I am just ecstatic I took a chance on downloading a rip of it...just truly mindblowing!

    Are there any other 'disco' style albums of this kind of music from the seventies or early eighties that you could recommend me to seek out? I am a huge fan of "non-western" music that could be played on a dancefloor as it takes the 'disco' template and then refracts it through its own social, cultural and political lens - rather than being straight copies of western music they have their own unique identity.

    At the moment, my main examples of non-western 70s/80s disco music come from Hindu/Indian/Pakistan (mainly soundtracks) and former communist countries (Eastern Bloc countries as it was) like Russia, Poland etc....so the entire South American continent is something that is new to me - and if you know anything that sounds similar to this, I would love to tap your obviously deep knowledge of this area.

    There is one album Brazilian album that I have been trying to find for years called 'Black Hole' by 'Signus'..released on RCA Victor in 1978 in Brazil and Israel. The man behind the record is called 'Armando Ferrante Jr.' but not speaking Spanish, it is impossible to find anything about him! The record hardly ever comes on the market and when it does, it goes for hundreds of Euros....so if anyone happens to stumble on a copy let me know!

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  7. brother can u re-up this one please??? i love a few tracks on this album but lost them a while back...

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