Jorge Ben – Alô, Alô, Como Vai? (1980)

20 11 2012

Link original: Jorge Ben – Alô, Alô, Como Vai? (1980)
Publicado em: Thursday, November 15, 2007 by zecalouro

I’m so tired, I haven’t slept a wink, I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink. I wonder should I get up and fix myself with Loronix… Sorry for referencing this Beatles song, but I woke up today with this song in my head and I’m really tired, tired and very happy with everything that happened on this wonderful Wednesday. I decided to start today by the last and post, just to guarantee his release, I’m not sure if I will make it until the end today.

Let’s talk a little bit about Jorge Ben, one of the most requested artists by Loronixers and a true Brazilian pop music legend, acclaimed by several respectful reviewers. In the other hand, this is only the third album recorded by Jorge Ben made available to Loronixers. Such like Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben has most of his big discography already available commercially and this album is a real find, perhaps widely unknown by Loronixers, specially the friends who lives outside of Brazil. Let’s see.

This is Jorge Ben – Alô, Alô, Como Vai? (1980), for Som Livre. I read today that Alô, Alô, Como Vai? was recorded in Argentina, but liner notes confirms the recording session at Sigla Studios, Rio de Janeiro. Perhaps the Argentinean plane that Jorge Ben is taking, or pretending to take, is the reason of these “rumors”. Jorge Ben delivers infectious Samba flavored funky cuts with arrangements in charge of the acclaimed duo Robson Jorge and Lincoln Olivetti. My highlights goes to the album title track 02 – Alô, Alô, Como Vai? and Jorge Ben homage to the great Caetano Veloso, 06 – Cae Cae Caetano. I hope you have a very solid listen with this Loronix all time favorite. Tracks include:


Lincoln Olivetti
(arrrangements, keyboards)
Robson Jorge
Jorge Ben
(voice, guitar)
Jamil Joanes
Paulinho Braga
(drums at Solitario Surfista)
Chacal, Ariovaldo, Peninha, Renato, Nenem
Oberdan, Jose Carlos, Leo Gandelman
Marcio Montarroyos, Bidinho

Track List

01 – A Cegonha Me Deixou Em Madureira (Jorge Ben / Augusto de Agosto)
02 – Alô Alô Como Vai (Jorge Ben)
03 – Georgia e Jorge (Jorge Ben) with Lucinha Lins
04 – Solitário Surfista (Jorge Ben)
05 – Ma Ma Ma Ma Mãe (A Língua dos Anjos) (Jorge Ben)
06 – Cae Cae Caetano (Jorge Ben)
07 – Lady Benedicta (Jorge Ben)
08 – Mona Lisa Mona Lisa (Ciúmes de Leonardo) (Jorge Ben)
09 – Olha a Pipa (Jorge Ben)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Som do Bom.



One response

20 11 2012

Comentários originais:
Anonymous said…
I look forward to hearing this. I love Jorges’s late 60s early 70s stuff, some of which is impossible to get over here. I am happy to share what I have. I am also still missing a few gems form the 70s which I am desperate for.

Great site and great work THANKS


Thursday, 15 November, 2007
Sander said…
“Madureira ! … whoa-ho !” … a solid opening-track for the album with an impressive horn-section lifting it up.

I saw this album for the first time about 6 years ago. The price-ticket was a little high then , but a few years after that , i found a European re-issue on CD which has been remastered well.

Greetings ,

Thursday, 15 November, 2007
Gras-Double said…
this to me his greatest LP with africa brazil !!!
nice selection man !!

Thursday, 15 November, 2007
Anonymous said…
Thanks a lot from Germany. I´m looking forward to this! – Jörn

Thursday, 15 November, 2007
Anonymous said…
P.S.: I´m also very interested in “Salve Simpatia” from 1979. Is there any possibility to get this record? – Greetz,

Thursday, 15 November, 2007
Anri said…
Hey, thanks for the Jorge Ben album. If its possible, can you post Jorge Ben’s 1967 album,
“O Bidu – Silencio No Brooklin.” There’s a CD reissue out there, but the quality is subpar and thats a real shame since the album is one of Ben’s best and most unique. So, if you could post a vinyl transfer, that would be amazing!!

Thursday, 15 November, 2007
Anonymous said…
Hii! Sorry but… Where’s the CapaLPBack.jpg image from Alo Alo?
Please!! its a great album from Ben
Greetings from México where is impossible get that gem.
Thanks Thanks Thanks!!

Saturday, 17 November, 2007
Sander said…
Ola Anonymus de Mexico ,

There is a CD-pressing from Jorge’s album for sale @ this link :

Good luck !

Saturday, 17 November, 2007
Sander said…
I hope the complete link appears now :

Note ! : the url posted right here above is one link … i had to seperate them in 3 lines , otherwise the complete link couldn’t be posted here.


Saturday, 17 November, 2007

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