2/1/07

Antônio Carlos & Jocafi - Definitivamente [1974 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 88 mb



I was uncertain about this disc for a long time, but have finally fallen in love with it over time. All songs are penned by this duo except track 11 which is composed by Antônio Carlos & Nonato Buzar. A bit mellower then the 1973 set, but one that grows on you after a few spins. Well, maybe more like 5 or 6 spins. So be patient with this one. I promise a very enjoyable listen here. Full of warmth & imaginative song-writing & subtle embellishment by the RCA studios. Sweet!

Antônio Carlos & Jocafi - Definitivamente [1974 RCA Victor]

01. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos
02. Alarme Falso
03. Chuculatêra
04. Sexto Sentido
05. O poeta e o cobertor
06. Diacho de dor (com Maria Creusa)
07. Maldita hora
08. Terceiro ato (Romance teatral)
09. Meia noite
10. Toró de lágrimas
11. Uma ordem sim sinhô
12. Definitivamente

File Under: MPB/ Samba-Pop/Forró

P.S. This is the BMG issue from 2001 which included the first LP "MUDEI DE IDÉIA", but I offer this LP by itself.

8 comments:

  1. WHOOO-HOOOO, he's back! - No music sounds sweeter when it's heavily snowing. Thanks for this gem. Greetz from Germany!

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  2. Hi Jörn, If it's a little South American warmth that you're in need of, then please don't miss Totonho "Dia A Dia" [1978 Top Tape]. Full of sunshine. OK?

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  3. oh my, i was actually about to post these albums!!! doing some hi-res rips off my vinyl. I agree I wasn't sure what to think of some of these records but I quite like them now.

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  4. ..It´s actually really funny that you are posting these right now, because ever since I got hold of them (only last year) I have thought about YOU specifically and thought you would probably like them. Good production, good songwriting. At first listen I thought they were borrowing way too much from Vinicius & Toquinho, and that they were something of stylistic chameleons without much of their own to offer. I still haven't *completely* changed that opinion but I do give them much more credit now. Like many artists in MPB, this duo made their name as writers (with songs being recorded by Maria Crueza, for one, who just happened to have been collaborating with Vinicius & Toquinho at around the same time). I kind of think of these guys like Brill Building-style writers, who could crank out catchy and tightly-written tunes at a drop of a hat. Their early stuff is well-worth it for MPB fans. Their later stuff is completely unknown to me, but I suspect it isn't as good.

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  5. Flabbergast, Back to my honest statement about taking your time & letting some of these discs sink in. In fact, I thought this a throwaway disc like their 1972 disc. The 1971 LP is so good that the 1972 set sounds too soft to make any impact. I may have to revise my opinion of all of these LP's from 1972 to 1975 though. I would still offer these LP's up on your page. Every rip brings subtle differences.

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  6. Excellent analysis Flabberast. And Jthyme; it's been a long time since I've been to your site. Glad you're still around. You've always inspired me with with the way you put your heart into your offerings. You put me in the position of listening to things that I wouldn't normally want to listen for. In my mind when it comes to Brasilian music, nothing gets me more than Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Caetano, Jorge Ben, Maria Bethania, Gal Costa, etc. That's the kind of stuff that really attracted me to this music. Of course, as someone who was born in the U.S.A., Joao Gilberto was obviously a key experience for me as a child; that was my first exposure. Anyway, I digress; you've really helped me wrap my head around this Samba revival on RCA going on in the 70's. Your descriptions are very hip, and really get down to the essence of the groove.

    I'll check this out. I kinda gave them a half-ass listen before and didn't form any strong opinions either way. For the MPB sunshine pop vibe, I usually reserve that space for Marcos Valle; I have several of his Japanese CD remaster if anyone is interested.

    Also, Flabbergasted! What happened to your blog man? I was looking forward to the Jorge Ben comparisons to my own CD's. I dunno if you've gone private or not, but please consider my presence.

    Cheers.

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  7. The sound is a lot warmer and fuller here than on the previous 1973 disc; I kinda like this one the best, but I may be biased by the quality of the sound. Thanks for sharing.

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