12/19/10

Os Originais do Samba - Alegria de Sambar [1975 RCA Victor] 320 kbps - 102 mb


1975 must just be the most perfect time for Samba Pop in Brasil and this record is proof of that fact. What a great band! At the peak of their powers and amazingly recorded by RCA Victor studios. I'm very impressed with the way RCA Victor records its artist like this group and others on that label. Such depth of fidelity here that it's slightly mind-blowing. This may or may not reveal itself on the first listen, but after a few spins it really opens up sound-wise. 1975 is a peak year in MPB. Grab this and see what I speak of. May this put a smile on your grumpy butt. A big, big thank you to Zecalouro @ Loronix for this share. Since Loronix seems to be out of business, then I'll host those posts that I've suggested at this point. R.I.P. Loronix.

P.S. Since these guys sing in six part harmony they kind of remind me of "The Beach Boys", just a little more macho.
For those that get what's going on here in this era of Brasilian popular song, this record is "The BOMB". The cuica player of this band is rough and ready and the choral singing here is super outstanding. The engineers over there at RCA Victor are Albert Einstein brilliant. So says my ear.

4 comments:

  1. This is indeed a great record. Thanks for reminding me. Hope you'll have a great start to 2011. Greetz from Germany!

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  2. Thanks! My ears are drooling... but I can't seem to find any active links at Loronix. Has Zeca gone out of business? Place looks boarded up, tumbleweeds blowing through main street. Or is there just a ghost in my browser?

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  3. Bambolino, I think you're right. Should we put the R.I.P. sign up? I'll host this goodie. So no worries.

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  4. what is the password?

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