This week on forróLPgringo, I feature two female forró heavy hitters, Anastácia and Marinês, in their prime. Last week, I posted Sua Decisão from Anastácia's Canto Do Sabiá LP from 1970. This week, we have the opportunity to compare two versions of Cheguei Pra Ficar, written by Anastácia and Dominguinhos. To my ears, Marinês wins the day, but it is interesting to hear the original Anastácia version. Her version is fine, but the mono mix of Canto Do Sabiá, with slightly buried vocals, is no match for the full-powered glory of Abdias and band backing Marinês. The glorious stereo mix is monumental. Marinês is mixed to the front loud and clear. The reverence that 1965-1975 CBS forró recordings are afforded is deserved. Many of those recordings have never been bested.
Anastácia- Cheguei Pra Ficar from Canto Do Sabiá - RCA (1970)
Marinês e Sua Gente - Cheguei Pra Ficar from Só Pra Machucar - CBS (1973)
|Anastácia - Canto Do Sabiá - RCA (1970)|
|Marinês e Sua Gente - Só Pra Machucar - CBS (1973)|