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Friday, December 20, 2013

Clara Nunes - Feira De Mangaio from Esperança EP/LP - EMI/Odeon 1979

Clara Nunes - Feira De Mangaio from Esperança EP/LP - EMI/Odeon 1979

The ladies of forró, part 3 of 4! Happy Holidays All! Feira De Mangaio, written by Sivuca/Godalho may be the most famous forró track that I've ever posted on forró LP gringo. It was a huge hit for Clara Nunes, who is one of the great all-around Brazilian entertainers.

Clara Nunes - Feira De Mangaio from Esperança EP/LP - EMI/Odeon 1979

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Clara Nunes

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Marinalva - Devagar Se Vai Ao Longe from Quermesse vol. 1 - Fontana 1971

Marinalva - Devagar Se Vai Ao Longe from Quermesse vol. 1 - Fontana 1971

The ladies of forró, part 2 of 4. There were numerous forró compilation LPs released in Brazil. Unlike most compilations released in North America and Europe which featured hits or a collection of promotional, but commercially available, tracks from artists, Brazilian forró compilation LPs contained entirely original and exclusive material, making them highly collectible. CBS and Fontana released more than 30 compilation LPs between 1967 and 1982. Quermesse was a 2 volume series on Fontana, featuring this great opening track from Marinalva. Like Marinês, Marinalva's commanding voice could hold it's own with the fellas. Marinalva had a long, confusing recording career with LPs scattered on multiple small and subsidiary labels.

Marinalva - Devagar Se Vai Ao Longe from Quermesse vol. 1 - Fontana 1971


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Marinalva on a sunny day long ago...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Carmelia Alves - Eh! Boi from Baião Com - Continental 1955

Carmelia Alves - Eh! Boi from Baião Com - Continental 1955

The ladies of forró, part 1 of 4. Carmelia Alves was one of the earliest stars of the genre that would later be known as forró. The 50s were formative years with no definitive musical genre boundaries. Carmelia's baião style was more similar to Luiz Gonzaga's than the lively coco / forró sounds that Jackson do Pandeiro or Ary Lobo would popularize on their own 10" albums and 78s released around the same time. Eh! Boi was recorded several times in her career, but this version is my favorite thanks to the lively orchestral arrangement and her playful Carmen Miranda-esque vocals.

Carmelia Alves - Eh! Boi from Baião Com - Continental 1955

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Carmelia Alves