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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Carrapeta - Molho De Murupy from Carimbolando compacto duplo - CBS (1975)

Carrapeta - Molho De Murupy from Carimbolando compacto duplo - CBS (1975)

After releasing one album on Fontana in the late 1960s, Carrapeta resurfaced at the tail end of the glory period of CBS forró in the mid-1970s with a highly regarded promotional compacto EP and LP. The carimbo genre crossed over into forró in the 1970s, thanks to artists like Pinduca. Molho De Murupy is a cool throbber with a funky groove and pained vocal. This distinct sound continued to pop up on subsequent records by other artists, most notably by Os 3 Do Nordeste.



Carrapeta - Carimbolando compacto duplo - CBS (1975)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

4 Ases E Um Coringa - Não Posso Nem Comigo, O Samba Agora Vai & Onde Estão Os Tamborins? from É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - Odeon (1950s)

4 Ases E Um Coringa - Não Posso Nem Comigo, O Samba Agora Vai & Onde Estão Os Tamborins? from É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - Odeon (1950s)

The history of forró, which started out in the 1940s with Luiz Gonzaga as baião, a term that later became a sub-genre of the entire forró genre, was just one of many styles for groups in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Most acts didn't stick to their genre exclusively and mixed up styles. As a result, some LPs from the 1950s sound more musically sophisticated than records from later eras. A group like 4 Ases E Um Coringa would play sambas, marchas, côcos, frevos, rancheras, baiãos and basically any other genre, as long as they could interpret the songs in an interesting way. This mixing of styles was far less common in the 1970s. By then, groups usually stuck to one genre. The point is, Quatro Ases E Um Coringa were an amazing act with sophisticated arrangements and singing that defied convention. They classed up the joint. É Com Esse Que Eu Vou is a killer record and far too off the radar for fans of Brazilian music. 

Note that in O Samba Agora Vai, they reference "Miami and Copacabana", which could be a nod to Chiclete Com Banana by Gordurinha and Jackson do Pandeiro, or the writers of the later song were referencing this one? 

4 Ases E Um Coringa - Não Posso Nem Comigo from É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - Odeon (1950s)


4 Ases E Um Coringa - Onde Estão Os Tamborins? from É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - Odeon (1950s)



4 Ases E Um Coringa - O Samba Agora Vai from É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - Odeon (1950s)



4 Ases E Um Coringa - É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - Odeon (1950s)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Borrachinha - Nascimento Grande from Hoje Tem Forró - Fontana (1971)

Borrachinha - Nascimento Grande from Hoje Tem Forró - Fontana (1971)

Happy New Year! I can think of no better way to start 2015 than with Borrachinha, a performer with a vast catalog of music that has yet to be reissued or digitized. As far as I am aware, this was his last recorded appearance. Hoje Tem Forró is a rare live album released by Fontana (or perhaps a fake live album with a dubbed audience in the studio) with great tracks by the cream of the class of 1971, sans Luiz Gonzaga


Hoje Tem Forró - Fontana (1971)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ary Lobo - Garóta Do Amendoim & Novidade De Hoje from compacto simples - RCA (1960)

Ary Lobo - Garóta Do Amendoim & Novidade De Hoje from compacto simples - RCA (1960)

This is a great 1960 compacto from Ary Lobo with a rare picture sleeve. The songs appeared on the equally rare LP, Aqui Mora O Ritmo which is more desirable than some of his other LPs because it was never reissued in any form and finding clean copies is nearly impossible.

Ary Lobo - Novidade De Hoje from compacto simples - RCA



Ary Lobo - Garóta Do Amendoim from compacto simples - RCA 


Ary Lobo - Garóta Do Amendoim & Novidade De Hoje from compacto simples - RCA (1960)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Review: Jackson do Pandeiro - Falso Toureiro from Ao Vivo - Discobertas (1980 2011)

Review: Jackson do Pandeiro - Falso Toureiro from Ao Vivo - Discobertas (1980 2011)


This is a nice surprise! Discobertas uncovered a live recording of Jackson do Pandeiro with Borborema from 1980. The first six tracks were mastered from cassette. It's likely that this was recorded through the soundboard or with a semi-professional setup. Although it doesn't have the bottom end of a super pro recording, it's a fantastic performance and definitely better than most live TV clips floating around on YouTube.Tracks 7-11 are studio tracks that came from two hard-to-find compilation LPs: 100 Anos de MPB (Banco do Brasil, 1976) and a Carnaval LP: Rio, Carnaval e Turismo (Esquema, 1976).

For Jackson do Pandeiro fans, this is well worth purchasing! Even better, for buyers in the US and Europe, less expensive copies have been cropping up on Amazon and eBay lately. Buy it and support Discobertas!



Jackson do Pandeiro - Ao Vivo CD 2011 Discobertas

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Osvaldo Oliveira - Estou Querendo from Festejo Junino - CBS (1968)

Osvaldo Oliveira - Estou Querendo from Festejo Junino - CBS (1968)

Although Osvaldo Oliveira later became more of a crooner, the first 8 to 10 years are his most captivating and collectible, mainly because he was recording forró. Festejo Junino is Oliveira's first compacto for CBS and 1 of 2 known from this early part of his career. It features all of the elements that made him famous: clever phrasing, hypnotic melodies and fantastic production.


Osvaldo Oliveira - Festejo Junino - CBS (1968)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Zé Gonzaga - O Cheiro Da Carolina from Sua Sanfona Sua Simpatia - Copacabana (mid 1950s - early 1960s)

Zé Gonzaga - O Cheiro Da Carolina from Sua Sanfona Sua Simpatia - Copacabana (late 1950s - early 1960s)

This is a rare compacto / EP from Zé Gonzaga, featuring a Xoté tune originally released only on 78rpm. It seems that a lot of artists had 33 1/3" compactos released in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Brazil with tunes from 78s. It's likely that radio stations were reformatting and record companies wanted to make sure that they had their bases covered. Ivon Curi, Zé Gonzaga, Ary Lobo, Genival Lacerda and Luiz Wanderley all have similar compacto / 78rpm releases.

O Cheiro Da Carolina was also released by Luiz Gonzaga. The song is reminiscent of
Peba Na Pimenta written by João Do Vale and released by Marinês around the same time period.




Zé Gonzaga - Sua Sanfona Sua Simpatia - Copacabana (late 1950s - early 1960s)