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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jackson do Pandeiro selections from Ritmo, Melodia e a Personalidade de – Philips 1961

Jackson do Pandeiro selections from Ritmo, Melodia e a Personalidade de – Philips 1961

Rojão de Brasilia (Rocket to Brasilia) is one of my favorite Jackson do Pandeiro songs. It has a striking similarity in tone and feel to Well... All Right by Buddy Holly, released the previous year in 1960. Was it possible that Jackson was inspired by that tune? It is one of many questions that I would like to ask him. Sadly, Jackson has been gone for almost 35 years. Rojão de Brasilia definitely stands on it's own with his blistering rhythmic right-handed guitar strumming. I believe it is the only all acoustic ballad he ever recorded. You can glimpse Jackson's rhythmic guitar prowess in a short TV clip of Aquilo Bom

Dr. Boticário is a Xote, a style that I rarely post on this blog. Xotes are usually played slowly with a plodding oompa rhythm. The arrangement and production of Dr. Boticário elevates this tune, thanks to Jackson's brilliant phrasing and instrumental accompaniment. 


Jackson do Pandeiro - Rojão de Brasilia from Ritmo, Melodia e a Personalidade de - Philips 1961

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Jackson do Pandeiro - Dr. Boticário from Ritmo, Melodia e a Personalidade de - Philips 1961

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Jurandy - Nos Cafundó De Bodocó & Roda Morena - Aquarela Top Tape compacto 1979

Jurandy - Nos Cafundó De Bodocó & Roda Morena - Aquarela Top Tape compacto 1979

I know NOTHING about Jurandy. Information would be appreciated! This compacto features the northeastern sound with a heaping whip of MPB coolness, reminiscent of Djalma Dias and Gilberto Gil.

Jurandy - Nos Cafundó De Bodocó - Aquarela Top Tape compacto 1979


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Jurandy - Roda Morena - Aquarela Top Tape compacto 1979

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Jurandy - Nos Cafundó De Bodocó & Roda Morena - Aquarela Top Tape compacto 1979

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Osvaldo Oliveira - Rio Quatrocentao from Com regional e coro - Caravelle (196?)

Osvaldo Oliveira - Rio Quatrocentao from Com regional e coro - Caravelle (196?)

Osvaldo Oliveira is one of the greats. His 1960s records are highly collectible, especially the LP Eterna Lembrança do Norte, which is considered by many to be one of the Holy Grails of forró vinyl. Com regional e coro may be the rarest Oliveira piece, because compactos were promotional in Brazil.  It is likely that less than 200 copies were pressed and only a few survived. Rio Quatrocentao, a samba song with northeastern flavor, showcases his versatility as an interpreter.


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Osvaldo Oliveira - Com regional e coro - Caravelle (196?)