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Friday, February 24, 2017

Jackson do Pandeiro - A Estória Do Anel from Cantigas Do São Francisco compacto duplo - Chantecler (1977)

A Estória Do Anel is another great track from very late in Jackson's career. His CBS period, from a few years before, may have been his peak, but Jackson had plenty of great songs and hidden gems from his later albums as well. This is pulled from the Cantigas Do São Francisco LP, which was also released as a scarce radio-only 4 track compacto. I am curious if the water fountain from this iconic cover is the same one from Walmir Silva's LP.

Jackson do Pandeiro - A Estória Do Anel from Cantigas Do São Francisco compacto duplo - Chantecler (1977)

Jackson do Pandeiro - Cantigas Do São Francisco compacto duplo - Chantecler (1977)
Jackson do Pandeiro - Cantigas Do São Francisco compacto duplo - Chantecler (1977) with Walmir Silva

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cícero Vaquejada Freire - Mexe No Forró from A Voz Do Forró Vol. 2 - Cancan Discos (1984)

Here's some cooking forró from the 1980s coming at you for Valentine's Day. According to forroemvinil, Cícero Vaquejada is the same person as Cicero Freire. Both of his records have been featured on this blog. 

Cícero Vaquejada - Mexe No Forró from A Voz Do Forró Vol. 2 - Cancan Discos (1984) 



Cicero Vaquejada - A Voz Do Forró Vol. 2 - Cancan Discos (1984) 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Alvarenga E Ranchinho - Jogo Da Dobradinha from self titled - RGE (1981) originally Odeon (1944)

There are stacks of duos and vocal groups from the 1940s and 1950s, like Alvarenga e Ranchinho, that are fading from the living memory. The records don't fit comfortably into any particular collectible category for revivalists or DJs. In the United States, pre-rock 1950s music has suffered a similar fate. Like the music of Venâncio e Corumba, Jogo Da Dobradinha is a delightful slice of northeastern flavored verbiage, rhythm and humor.

Alvarenga E Ranchinho - Jogo Da Dobradinha from self titled - RGE (1981) originally Odeon (1944)



Alvarenga E Ranchinho - RGE (1981)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Aldair Soares - A Volta Da Jangada & Deixa Eu Ir Pai from Todos Cantam Sua Terra - Som (1972)

In my opinion, A Volta Da Jangada is one of the finest Brazilian ballads ever recorded. The song has all of the best elements of a ballad: moodiness, great singing and a haunting melody. The touch of spritely Brazilian percussion nods to the Northeast. The bulk of Aldair Soares's recordings were 78rpms from the 1950s. Venâncio and Corumba and Trio Marayá also recorded songs in this style, and Trio Marayá recorded at least one Soares composition. Deixa Eu Ir Pai is similar to A Volta De Jangada, with cool chorus that surprises. Sometimes, the small details allow a standard genre song to transcend the confines of convention.  

Aldair Soares - A Volta Da Jangada from Todos Cantam Sua Terra - Som (1972)



Aldair Soares - Deixa Eu Ir Pai from Todos Cantam Sua Terra - Som (1972)



Aldair Soares -  Todos Cantam Sua Terra - Som (1972)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ary Lobo - Velho Barqueiro from Quem Vem Lá - Cantagalo (1968)

Like Jackson do Pandeiro, Ary Lobo seemed to be masterful at every Brazilian genre. Lobo had primarily been a forró recording artist before the mid-1960s, but he stretched a bit after that. Velho Barqueiro is listed as a toada canção, which is essentially a traditional Brazilian ballad. The production and Lobo's delivery turns it into something else entirely. It sounds like a sophisticated, mournful cowboy ballad sung on the dusty sertão. The master of this type of ballad may be Aldair Soares, who I will feature next on this blog.

Ary Lobo - Velho Barqueiro from Quem Vem Lá - Cantagalo (1968)



Ary Lobo - Velho Barqueiro from Quem Vem Lá - Cantagalo (1968)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Buzil - Na Puxada Da Sanfona from Lá Vai Forró - Arca (1985)

I have been focusing on a lot of early releases lately, so it was time to feature a squeaky clean new artist from the 1980s. Lá Vai Forró is a popular LP amongst DJs, which manages to update the forró sound (at the time) without falling back on many of the tackier elements that made the 80s contemptible for forró production. Janio Manicel commented on a forroemvinil post featuring this album that Buzil was the artist's nickname. His real name is José de Oliveira and he is from Campina Grande, hopefully living well, in his mid-60s.

Buzil - Na Puxada Da Sanfona from Lá Vai Forró - Arca (1985)



Buzil - Lá Vai Forró - Arca (1985)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tião Do Noia - Cabra Bom Da Mulesta, Forró Do Chinelão, Mamáe Deixe Eu Brincar & Pinga Nela from Forró Do Chinelão - Crazy Discos (1979)

Forró Do Chinelão seems to be the sole recorded document from Tião Do Noia. Unlike most forró LPs which typically contain 1 or 2 classics, this album is a tour de force of great songs. Perhaps it sold fairly well at the time, or Crazy Discos believed in Tião Do Noia, but the album is fairly common in Brazil. It is also possible that he is more obscure than Jackson do Pandeiro and Jacinto Silva and therefore less sought out. If that is the case, hopefully this blog entry will help to remedy that injustice. This LP should be considered a classic in the genre!

Tião Do Noia - Pinga Nela from Forró Do Chinelão - Crazy Discos (1979) 


Tião Do Noia - Cabra Bom Da Mulesta from Forró Do Chinelão - Crazy Discos (1979) 


Tião Do Noia - Forró Do Chinelão from Forró Do Chinelão - Crazy Discos (1979) 


Tião Do Noia - Mamáe Deixe Eu Brincar from Forró Do Chinelão - Crazy Discos (1979) 


Tião Do Noia - Forró Do Chinelão - Crazy Discos (1979)