1/13/07

Jair Rodrigues - Orgulho de um Sambista [1973 Philips] 320 kbps - 102 mb



The title "Orgulho de um Sambista" translates as "Pride of a Sambista". That's exactly what we have here. A sambista heralding the wonderful Samba composers who are writing up a storm over in sunny South America.
I can not recommend this record enough. This has become my favorite album of this artist. An absolutely magnificent Samba recording. There is not one bad song on this masterwork of Brasilian song. The Philips studio bats this one right out of the stadium. I've been enjoying this one the past few years. I've concluded, that this record is one that I would pick for people visiting my page looking for all kinds of South American goodies. If you want a great example of Samba-Pop circa 1973, then try this. SOLID!

P.S. When I want to hear an example of Brasilian music, I want to hear something that conjures Carnival & all the vitality that I come to expect of Brasilian song. This record embodies that kind of celebratory energy that I associate with South America.
I really like the mix of pure Samba meet Brasilian Jazz. The jazz piano work here is fantastic!

17 comments:

  1. thanks for all the recommendations - and pointing out blog sites I've never seen before!

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  2. Really nice album...but whatever happened to the great Zeca? - He's sadly missed! :-(

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  3. Hi Jörn, Zeca told me that he launched Loronix to promote his Web-Designer talents. He's probably busy getting paid for his skills.

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  4. Thanks Justin, bless you.

    And thanks for the news about Zeca. No posts since September...hope he's doing well.

    Regards,

    Vee from London

    (PS It's getting warmer over here. We need it: It's been a really miserable cold winter, although Jair R is bringing the sunshine already!)

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  5. HI, is there any reup avaiable for the St Julian Samba series? I suffered an HD crash and lost part of it, it's missed a lot! Thanks fot the great compilations, form Italy.

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  6. Francesco, Every volume of the Samba Showdown series is right here on my page. If a link is not working just let me know & I'll fix that. So glad to know that Italy is groovin' with the Samba.

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  7. Francesco, A little thank you on any volumes that you're enjoying is most helpful. I don't get paid to do this. Comments help by giving something back. OK?

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  8. Hi J, thanks for your time and dedication. I'm trying to get Samba Showdown volumes 5 to 8 but Sendspace expired. Do you think a reup on Sharebee or Mediafire would last a little longer? Thanks again for all the music, ciao!

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  9. This is a very nice record! And indeed a very good recommendation! Thanks for this!

    BTW: Gonna post Moacir Santos - Feelin' Alright on tuesday. Not a brasilian musician, but of course very nice music IMHO!

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  10. Hi Justin!

    I have Zizzi Possi - Pedaço De Mim in my collection (already ripped). Do you know this record? I'm thinking about posting it tuesday March 30 (tuesday is always my "blog day")! Great music!

    You don't need to make this comment visible! It's just that i have no other option of contacting you! :-)

    See you, Jonathan!

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  11. Francesco, Volumes 5 - 8 will be back up today. Let me know if you find any other broken links? On the post itself. OK?

    Jonathan, Moacir Santos is a Brasilian musician though. He just records out side of his own country. About Zizzi Possi - Pedaço De Mim, I can't say I know her or this album. If it's after 1980, then I may not know it.
    The focus of my page is 60's/70's.

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  12. Hello J., thanks for your comment. I should have linked back to you a long time ago, I don't even know how I missed it. Thanks again for your blog; I got most of your Showdown comps and a good number of other albums - Trio Mocoto, Antonio Carlos; the Brazilian Octopus LP is a killer - and I certainly appreciate your efforts!

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  13. Uups, of course I didn't meen Moacir Santos (who is of course brasilian), I meant Mongo Santamaria! :-P

    It's on my site now, if anyone wanna check!

    Zizzi's album was released in 1979. The songs were written by Chico Buarque. I'll post it next Tuesday, so you can check it out!

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  14. Very Nice Blog
    Many Thanks
    guido/LF from lysergicfunk.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Guido. Thanks for stopping by. What are you digging?

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  16. Very nice blog. Thanks for all the great music. Ufortunately, for some reason or other, the link doesn´t work. Any possibility for a reup?

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  17. Thomas, my Mediafire account has been locked and I'm left with the task of finding a new site to host my files. Any ideas?

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