Friday, December 2, 2016

Mané Baião - Vêia Doida from 78rpm - Orion (1963)

Collecting forró is generally the purview of DJs. For those folks, the higher fidelity vinyl published in the 1960s and beyond may be better suited for modern sound systems. However, Brazil phased out 78rpm records slightly later than the United States and Europe. Some of the 78s released in the late 1950s and early 1960s sound excellent. These records are ridiculously rare. They are extremely fragile, which don't make them ideal for DJ'ing. As a result, some great 78s from the late 1950s and early 1960s may be less known and less vociferously collected than vinyl. Still, there is an audience for shellac. Because of the fragility of 78s and because most were disposed of when vinyl became the ideal format, 78rpm records in this genre are exceedingly rare. Many, including those released by Borrachinha and Jota Fonseca, are some of the best forró songs ever released.

Vêia Doida is my first post from Mané Baião. Mané had a good run of LPs in the 60s and 70s. I am uncertain where this release falls in his discografia, because I have been unable to find one for Mané Baião.

Mané Baião - Vêia Doida from 78rpm - Orion (1963)

Mané Baião

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