Although samba music fell out of fashion in the s and '60s, as bossa nova came in, samba cancao enjoyed a huge resurgence in the early '70s, as it transformed into the pop mixture known as pagode. Pagodge in turn has evolved into a super-slick pop sound that floods Brazilian radio and is a little hard to separate out from other forms of Brazilian pop.
Anyway, there's a lot of it. This page doesn't pretend to do anything Fandango - Various - Sambas Reunidos Vol. 3 (Vinyl than scratch the surface and point you in the general direction of all the great music that falls under the title "samba".
There are thousands and thousands of records that I have not heard and probably never will The driving force behind the project is Phonomotor label head, pop star Marisa Monte, whose father was head of the Portela escola in the s.
While she bankrolled the record, she remains in the background, singing on only a couple of songs, content merely to document, not to dominate. All the songs were written or co-written by Argemiro over his decades-long career, and are performed with a delicious, delicate delivery, marked by lovely instrumental efforts which perfectly frame his gentle, soulful vocals. A lovely record; if you enjoyed the Velha Guarda da Portela album that came out a couple of years earlier, then you should definitely track this one down as well.
Batatinha "Diplomacia" EMI-Brasil, A gorgeous album showcasing the songwriting and vocals of a samba old-timer -- the music is delicately sculpted, simple and strightforward. Batatinha's good-humored, old-man vocals are deliciously framed by straight-ahead acoustic arrangements. The nostalgic simplicity and grace of this album strongly recalls Joao Gilberto's album, Brasil.
And, like that album, this one also features warm, reverential contributions by Maria Bethania, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. This is well worth searching for. As a singer, Brandao has a fair resemblance to Alcione: strong, confident, clear female vocals. She's also quite a songwriter: most of her material on this and other albums is stuff she herself has written.
Old-fashioned choros and sambas performed by two elderly master musicians, and Clementina, an unknown singer who, out-of-the-blue, became a national star in the s. Her style of "samba antigua" is just gorgeous, especially when blended in with modernized touches, such as the large melodic choruses, as well as Pixinguinha's outstanding, virtuoso playing. Also, a real heavy dose of traditional Afro-Brazilian percussion.
The title track is a cover of Caetano Veloso's arrangement of a classic tune, also heard on his third album. The driving force behind the album is Phonomotor label head, Marisa Monte, whose father was head of the Portela escola in the LP), but while she bankrolled the project, she remains very much in the background, singing in the chorus, but content merely to document, not to dominate. All the songs were written or co-written by Jair over his decades-long career, and samba fans may recognize many of them from other artist's albums.
The arrangements by Pedro Amorim warmly frame Do Cavaquinho's now-frail voice. These songs don't barrel along at lightning speed, but they also don't have to: the honied lyricism and well-draped nostalgia are enough to evoke the style's glory days.
Fala Mangueira! It's a little difficult to know just where to file this one At any rate, if you want to hear Odete Amaral, Nelson Cavaquinho, Cartola, Clementina De Jesus and Carlos Cachaca all busting loose on a nice set of tunes associated with and about Cartola's famous samba school, then check this disc out.
The arrangements and performances are all first-rate, and this has a really nice, friendly feel. Dona Ivone Lara contributed many great samba cancao hits to Clara Nunes and other samba singers in the s, as well as to Maria Bethania in the early '80s.
A s avocalist she was not as compellingly magical as Clara Nunes, as stark as Clementina de Jesus, nor as warbly as Virginia Rodrigues, but somewhere in that general orbit. Unfortunately, the CD liner notes don't indicate when, exactly, these tracks were recorded, although Maria Bethania appears on one of the songs collected here.
I fell in love with Samba music the first time I listened to its electrifying rhythm and the oomph of the drums. These are my favourite samba tracks to dance to. Singing about the need for a positive outlook, despite the struggles of life, the samba master, poet, and songwriter Cartola, was one of the found fathers of Mangueira school of Samba.
In a much-loved song, Arlindo Cruz, one of the greatest modern poets of Samba, describes his neighbourhood and home. Everyday life in the community, memories, hopes and dreams, tradition and respect for his roots and African heritage, are all there. Jorge Ben is secretly in love and sings the excitement of seeing her passing by! A light and colourful song, likes most of the songs of one of the most successful modern songwriters in Brazil.
The First Lady, or the Diva of Samba, sends her dream to fetch her loved one in this melodic song, sang later by Maria Bethania. Nunes sings how the Indigenous, African and Portuguese people intertwined and through an interchange of war and peace, were unified under the painful history of the Brazilian Nation.
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Sonata a Cinque. Piano Sonata. Wind Quintet 1. Infinities Paul CO. Lyric VariationsII. Sonatina for Solo Flute. Weigl: 3 Songs. Koutzen: Sonata for Solo Violin. Quartet 3. Pastorale e Fughetta. Farberman: Alea. Balada: Cuatris. Musca en Cuatro Tiempos. Whittenberg: Set for 2.
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Episodes from "Holocaust". Symphonic Band in all. PS S Works of O. Phil ; Bach: Partita 2. First publication of both performances. N D 6 Mozart: Serenade, K. Flute Quartet, K. Jacket inscribed by the performer. Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins. Suite 2. Suite 3. Live performance, Prague, Czech libretto. Symphony Czech text. Summary, no libretto. Eduard Fisher, Prague Chamber Soloists. French jacket.
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Harmless dish warp. French texts. Telefunken Eng. Telefunken U. Japanese pressing, U. Reissue pressing. Fine: Fantasia; Schuller: String Quartet. Riegger: Symphony 4. Suppressed issue from broadcast performance. Mendelsohn: TheDestruction of Doftanas. Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture. Khachaturian: Cello Concerto. Very scarce early recording of Gunter Wand. Bruch: Violin Concerto 2. Svendsen: Romance in G. Capriccio Italien.
VRS Shostakovich: Quartet 2. Composer-supervised recording. McCABE pf. Summer Trio. VSD S P. HM 33 Purcell: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day. Rare example of noted Fandango - Various - Sambas Reunidos Vol. 3 (Vinyl composer as conductor. Opera CO. Only LP issue. Varese Sarabande VCDM Vega 8. Live performance; private edition. Hansen: 2 Chorales; C. Arnold: Fuge. GRONN org. Jex: Chamber Music. Hayden: Rhapsody.
BRYS celloelectronic music. Virgin 1 S Glass: Airplanes on the Roof. Voce 3 S 3 Verdi: Aroldo. Dowel spine. CVC S A. Tcherepnin: Piano Sonata 1; Preludes nostalgiques; piano music. Chopin: Krakowiak. DL Haydn: Mass 10, "Theresienmesse. Haydn Society recording. PL Beethoven: Symphony 9. PL Debussy: Preludes, Book 1. PL Prokofiev: Piano Concerto 1. Concerto 2. PL Bruckner: String Quintet.
PL Paganini: Concerto 1 arr. PL Beethoven: "Diabelli" Variations. Magnificent music, excellent performance. Chout--Suite 1. Bach: Flute Concerto in d. Cello Concerto in A. English libretto. Concerto for 2 Pianos. VUX 2 Chopin: 12 Polonaises. VUX 2 Mahler: Symphony 7. VUX 2 Bruckner: Symphony 8.
Hancock recording. Haydn: Missa Brevis in G. Masonic Music. W Bach-Vuataz: Musical Offering. W Schubert: Quartet 15, in G. W Handel: Violin Sonatas, Vol.
W Bach: French Suites W Haydn: 4 Harpsichord Concertos. WAL 4 Bach: St. Green label. WL Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante. WL Schubert: Quartet WL Schmidt: Piano Quintet. Mild jacket damage. WL Bach: Violin Concertos. Violin Sonata in F; 4 Romantic Pieces. Incredible blunder at end of First Concerto first movement. XWN Kalinnikov: Symphony 1. XWN Cimarosa: 32 Sonatas. XWN Wolf: Lieder. Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer. Fantasia in C; Trio 2. Rainbow label. Halffter: Sinfonietta. FFRR label. White back jacket.
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EP, dowel spine. Red label. Mild spine damage. Apple label. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. No insert. SP S "O Tannenbaum. Florence REED, "supporting cast. Victor Young score.
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VSD S "P. Bach on the Air. ALBAM, o. Bach" including "Missa Hilarious". Bach: "Black Forest Bluegrass. Bach: Music you can't get out of your head.
For All the Seasons of Your Mind. Warner Bros. WS S Korngold: Film music. Poster included. SHB 43 2 "On the Halls. Jacket front damaged. Late reprint pressing, David Stone Martin cover art. Reissue of album. Jacket wear. Minor jacket wear.
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