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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) 

Monday, January 2, 2017

A Pesca Do Sururú (Trio Juazeiro) - A Pesca Do Sururú (côco) from compacto - Arariboia (1970)

This is a rare treat to start the New Year! My source tells me that this is an early release by the singer and triangle player who went on to be in Trio Juazeiro. This compacto likely came out between 1970 and 1972. 

A Pesca Do Sururú - A Pesca Do Sururú (côco) from compacto - Arariboia (1970) 


A Pesca Do Sururú - A Pesca Do Sururú (côco) from compacto - Arariboia (1970) 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Borrachinha - Como Demorou & Forró Do Benedito - RGE 78rpm (1961) - Premier LP (1973)

Borrachinha is one of my favorite voices from late 50s and early 60s forró, so I was thrilled to find additional material to post from this elusive artist. Como Demorou and Forró Do Benedito were originally released by RGE as a 1961 78rpm-only single in Brazil. I later learned that both of these songs were reissued on an excellent LP called Sucessos Dos Maiores Cantores Nordestinos on Premier Records from 1973. This album featured a number of killer tracks from the early 60s. I am heartened when I find vinyl preserving 78s because the format is far sturdier than shellac 78s and sometimes sounds better, even if the vinyl isn't perfect. Ironically, the LPs can be as rare or rarer than the 78s.

Borrachinha - Como Demorou - RGE 78rpm (1961)


Borrachinha - Forró Do Benedito - RGE 78rpm (1961)


Borrachinha - forró star
Borrachinha - Como Demorou & Forró Do Benedito - RGE 78rpm (1961) 
Borrachinha - Como Demorou & Forró Do Benedito - RGE 78rpm (1961)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Alvorada Dos Novos - Maracatú from self titled - Som (1963)

Here is a bit of festive cheer during the holiday season brought to you by Alvorada Dos Novos. Maracatú is the ace track from the album. Fantastic cover, too. There is something about a friendly waving photo of a group of people that screams optimism. Enjoy!

Alvorada Dos Novos - Maracatú from self titled - Som (1963)



Alvorada Dos Novos - Som (1963)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Carlos Diniz - Novinho Em Fôlha (Xaxado) from compacto - Mocambo (1968)

Novinho Em Fôlha had been sitting on my want list for a while. It is fantastic and compacto only, making it very difficult to find and valuable. According to the Dicionário MPB, Diniz's first of 6 known 78 rpm singles was released in 1960. Many of these singles were reissued across volumes of the late 60s Viva São João LP series, preserving early Mocambo 78s from a variety of artists, including Genival Lacerda. Diniz also had a full length LP released on Rozenblit Passarela in 1968. He also appeared on numerous LP compilations. Although it is possible that his career continued into the 1970s, I have not been able to find evidence of this. He passed away in 1982.

Carlos Diniz - Novinho Em Fôlha (Xaxado) from compacto - Mocambo (1968)







Friday, December 2, 2016

Mané Baião - Vêia Doida from 78rpm - Orion (1963)

Collecting forró is generally the purview of DJs. For those folks, the higher fidelity vinyl published in the 1960s and beyond may be better suited for modern sound systems. However, Brazil phased out 78rpm records slightly later than the United States and Europe. Some of the 78s released in the late 1950s and early 1960s sound excellent. These records are ridiculously rare. They are extremely fragile, which don't make them ideal for DJ'ing. As a result, some great 78s from the late 1950s and early 1960s may be less known and less vociferously collected than vinyl. Still, there is an audience for shellac. Because of the fragility of 78s and because most were disposed of when vinyl became the ideal format, 78rpm records in this genre are exceedingly rare. Many, including those released by Borrachinha and Jota Fonseca, are some of the best forró songs ever released.

Vêia Doida is my first post from Mané Baião. Mané had a good run of LPs in the 60s and 70s. I am uncertain where this release falls in his discografia, because I have been unable to find one for Mané Baião.

Mané Baião - Vêia Doida from 78rpm - Orion (1963)




Mané Baião