From the moment Jorge Veiga's vocals kick in on Almerinda, you're hooked. Technically, both songs are samba and not forró. However, what Veiga was doing in the mid-1960s is similar in quality and sound to what Jackson do Pandeiro and Ary Lobo were producing at the same time. Interestingly, few forró artists flirted with samba after the mid-1960s. Artistically, I am always fond of stirring the pot. Crossover might be confusing for fans with closed minds, but it is often fruitful and beneficial to the music.
Jorge Veiga - Almerinda from Samba + Samba = RCA Victor (1965)
Jorge Veiga - Sétimo Céu from Samba + Samba = RCA Victor (1965)
|Jorge Veiga - Samba + Samba = RCA Victor (1965)|