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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ted Jones - Côco De Londerina - Chantecler 78rpm (1959)

This week, we have Ted Jones, who has the least forró sounding name ever. Ted is performing Côco De Londrina, the b-side to the pleasant, but tame O Justiceiro Do Sertão. While the a-side can be found on the YouTubes, the killer b-side is dusted off for its web debut here. Côco De Londrina shares a similar, lively energy to Luiz Wanderley's tunes from this period.



Ted Jones - Côco De Londerina - Chantecler 78rpm (1959)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Almirante - Foguinhos (Toada) from A Maior Patente do Rádio - Moto Discos (1986) Victor (1935) & Tudo Em P from Monumento Da MPB - Odeon 78rpm (1938) Fontana (1976)

Much of Almirante's work pre-dates baião, which was first recorded by Luiz Gonzaga in the early 1940s. However, there are elements in earlier recorded Brazilian music that surface in later recordings of forró, samba, bossa nova, Tropicalia and all other musical forms from Brazil. The grooves and melodic beauty are deeply embedded in the culture. Almirante is one of the great Brazilian singer, songwriters and interpreters from the early 20th century. Included here are two ace tracks from separate reissues.

Almirante - Foguinhos (Toada) from A Maior Patente do Rádio - Moto Discos (1986) Victor (1935) 


Almirante - Tudo Em P from Monumento Da MPB - Odeon 78rpm (1938) Fontana (1976) 




Almirante - A Maior Patente do Rádio - Moto Discos (1986) Victor (1935)


Almirante - Monumento Da MPB - Odeon 78rpm (1938) Fontana (1976)