This week, I feature an awesome vintage 10" LP from Volta Sêca on the rare Todamerica label. Mysterious and earthy, this LP connects to deep folklore, like the music of Gilvan Chaves, João do Vale and Luiz Gonzaga, who were all recording great music in the mid-1950s. Luiz Gonzaga, the founder of the genre, based much of his sound and image on the legendary past. While forró and baião would go on celebrating and sentimentalizing a lost era, something about the magic of records made in the 1950s is most distinctive. Part of the reason may be that the music reached a level of fidelity that allowed the music sound modern. At any rate, Cantigas De Lampeåo (Lampião) is a classic of the genre.
Volta Sêca - Sabino E Lampeão (Xaxado) from Cantigas De Lampeão - Todamerica (1957)
Volta Sêca - A Laranjeira (Baião) from Cantigas De Lampeão - Todamerica (1957)
|Volta Sêca - Cantigas De Lampeão - Todamerica (1957)|