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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Trio Nortista - Eu Danço São João & Transbordando De Amor - from Rapaz Pobre - Premier 1976


Trio Nortista - Transbordando De Amor - from Rapaz Pobre - Premier 1976

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Trio Nortista - Eu Danço São João - from Rapaz Pobre - Premier 1976

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 Click on the video above to play the song.

Led by a soulful, powerhouse vocalist and songwriter named Jonas De Andrade, Rapaz Pobre captures Trio Nortista at their peak in 1976. Although the Trio were on a small label called Premier, the production is every bit as good as CBS LPs from the same period. Available biographical information about Trio Nortista is limited. 

The earliest posted LP from the group on forroemvinil was estimated to be from the mid-1960s. However, it’s possible that there were 2 Trio Nortistas and the 60s version was an entirely different, unrelated group. The version with Jonas on lead vocals was definitely active by 1972. It's also notable that Trio Nortista LPs varied in style.  Although the group mainly recorded forró, some of their LPs were much more MPB (Brazilian pop) flavored.

Besides Jonas’ distinctive vocals, the group was also notable for it’s unhealthy infatuation with polyester floral shirts. Trio Nortista, a group from one of the hottest regions of Brazil, bravely wore un-breathable fabric. You have to give them credit for sticking by their show-biz principles with fancy outfits.

Thanks to Brian “DJ Oblivion” Taylor for donating this rare LP to me and Mitch Easter for keeping the descriptor “show-biz” alive.

Trio Nortista: The kings of polyester. (images from forroemvinil)
Trio Nortista 1976

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