Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 – Raizes (1972)

1 03 2012

Link original: Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 – Raizes (1972)
Publicado em: Thursday, April 12, 2007 by zecalouro

I don’t know how popular and the availability of this Sergio Mendes LP outside Brazil. I guess this is a widely unknown record since it is a pretty experimental album from Sergio Mendes and his Brasil ’77. I want to say thanks to Justin for making zecalouro remembers this record, which worth the sharing as a really out of the standard works by Sergio Mendes. Let’s see why.

This is Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 – Raizes (1972), for A&M. This album was recorded in Brazil and does not have in fact any commercial expectations. It is a unique dive inside Brazilian ritualistic rhythms from Bahia full of percussion instruments lead by Rubens Bassini, vocals by Gracinha Leporace and Geri Stevens with Oscar Castro Neves guitar played loud from the start to end of this beautiful and unusual album. Perhaps is the first time an album is released at Loronix with a giant track of 19 minutes and I never could realize that Sergio Mendes would be responsible by this accomplishment. Tracks include:

PersonnelClaudio Slon
Geri Stevens
Tiao Neto
Laudir de Oliveira
(percussion, vocals)
Rubens Bassini
Oscar Castro Neves
Gracinha Leporace
Sergio Mendes
(piano, arranger, vocals, production)

Track List

01 – Promessa de Pescador (Dorival Caymmi)
02 – Após o Amanhecer (After Sunrise) (Tião Neto / Oscar Castro Neves)
03 – Canto de Ubiratan (Tradicional / Adpt. Sergio Mendes)
04 – Iemanjá (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 – Pomba Gira (Tradicional / Adpt. Sergio Mendes)
06 – Jogo de Roda (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
07 – Promessa de Pescador (Dorival Caymmi)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Abracadabra.



One response

1 03 2012

Comentários originais:
Anonymous on Thursday, 12 April, 2007
I don’t know if it is the right place to post requests…but here we go. A long time ago I had a double LP of greatest hits of Jorge Ben. At the end of disc 1 there was this beautiful acoustic version of Fio Maravilha that I did not find anywhere else. Since, I don’t have these vinyls yet, so it would be good to post them here.
J Thyme…kind on Friday, 13 April, 2007
J Thyme…kind on Friday, 13 April, 2007
And thank you for really getting behind your posts with some real love in the information department.
J Thyme…kind on Friday, 13 April, 2007
How strange that this is from ’72 & the band is titled Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 ??
bjbear71 on Friday, 13 April, 2007
“Raizes” (or “Primal Roots” as it is known in the USA) was Claudio Slon’s favorite Sergio Mendes album he played on. He told me this many times and also expressed this same sentiment in interviews by others. The U.S. release of this album has the same front cover (with the different title, of course) but a totally different back cover.
Anonymous on Friday, 13 April, 2007
This is indeed a great album, and I like it much more than “Horizonte Aberto”.
Thanx and Greetz from Germany,
cisalpino on Friday, 13 April, 2007
Não conhecia esse album, e quando vi Caymmis e Edus baixei na hora. Gostei muito desse post Zeca.
per on Friday, 13 April, 2007
I really enjoy this album! Thank you! I’m all for 19 minute songs.
Mr. G on Saturday, 14 April, 2007
This album was Sergio’s chance to do something really left-of-center, since his contract with A&M was up. I think it was recorded in LA, despite the heavy “roots/Amazon” authenticity of the sound. Incredible album. Also worth seeking out: A recording, from these same sessions, of Joao Donato’s “Caranguejo” (“The Crab”) issued as the B-side of, I believe, “After Sunrise.”

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