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Friday, March 1, 2013

Messias Holanda - Naquele Forró from Cearense Do Bom - Uirapuru 1978

Messias Holanda - Naquele Forró from Cearense Do Bom - Uirapuru 1978

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Messias Holanda was a well connected forró star. Elino Julião, Jacinto Silva and Messias must have been tight.  All of these fellows seemed to appear on nearly every forró Fontana compilation from the late 60s and early 70s and on every CBS forró compilation LP, led by artistic director Abdias, released in the 70s and early 80s. They released albums separately but also appeared as duos on LPs as well.  It gives the outsider the impression that there was a large family or clique of the forró elite wiseguys from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.

Naquele Forró is a particularly great song from Messias Holanda.  It's thick production and scratchy guitars are signs of the direct influence of American funk (or indirect influence via MPB), which was particularly good for forró from this period.  His gruff voice sits perfectly in the mix. This might be Messias Holanda's greatest solo record.

The great Messias Holanda with his magic wand.

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