Luiz Carlos Vinhas & Emilio Santiago – Ao Vivo (1974)

17 08 2013

Link original: Luiz Carlos Vinhas & Emilio Santiago – Ao Vivo (1974)
Publicado em: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! Yesterday, we had tribute and today this amazing contribution by JIN, Jose Ignacio Neto, which is another Brazilian music hero in cyberspace. In case you don’t know who, JIN belongs to the third generation of the Ignacio’s family, a family devoted to Brazilian music. His grandfather, the legendary Jose Ignacio, was the man behind the anthological “A Volta” podcast. JIN delivers a contribution that I’m sure you never had the chance to hear before, an unissued session featuring Luiz Carlos Vinhas and Emilio Santiago, recorded live in 1974 by Bill Horn. I will leave now as the show will be hosted by JIN from now one with his own knowledgeable words. JIN, my apologies for taking a long time to make this one. Let’s see.

Jose Ignacio Neto says: “One of the key figures amongst global collectors of funky Brazilian bossa over the last 20 years was undoubtedly the leader and pianist Luiz Carlos Vinhas.

A charismatic figure and stalwart of the Rio nightclub scene until his early death a few short years ago, Vinhas sometimes straddled the line between fantastic good taste and total ‘cafonice’ to use a word from back in the day. An instinctive pianist, I remember seeing him playing in 2000 at the Vinicius Piano Bar in Rio, on a crappy keyboard and being amazed as I watched his small chubby fingers seemingly bounce around the keyboard in the manner of someone pretending to be able to play the piano, and yet out came incredible sounds full of swing and rhythm!

For many, the CBS album from 1968 (produced by Helcio Milito from Tamba Trio) simply called L.C.V – O Som Psicedelico was his best work. A frenetic mixture of pop tunes, bossa, afro cuban funk – and the Chattanooga Choo Choo! His seminal composition on this album Ye-Me-Le is known to millions via the Sergio Mendes version.

After that LP he didn’t record much and the 1973 album ‘No Flog’ on EMI Odeon was a bit of a disappointment – just pot pourris with added cheers and clinking whisky glasses.

But imagine if there was a long lost recording with music on a level with O Som Psicodelico? And imagine if that recording also marked one of the earliest recordings of super soul singer Emilio Santiago?

Back in 1974 trumpeter and studio owner Bill Horne (known to Loronix fans from his many appearances in the ‘Guess Who’ photo competitions) recorded this session with Vinhas backing Santiago.

For many years the tapes languished on a dusty shelf in Leblon, but some years ago my grandfather Jose Ignacio was given a copy, un-mastered and straight from the tapes but so fantastic that it deserves to see the light of day for all dedicated Vinhas and Emilio fans.

The musicians’ names are long forgotten (but some Loronix fans please tell us if it’s you playing!) but are ‘feras’ in their own right.

And if this super rare session wasn’t enough, I’ve included a demo recording of Emilio Santiago that I believe was used to get his recording contract with Durval Ferreira at CID in 1975. Edson Frederico is the pianist here, drummer was probably Ronie Mesquita.

As Zeca would have said back then, Valeu, Bicho!”

zecalouro: “Valeu! JIN!”

Track List

01 – Voce Que e de Samba
02 – Sem Titulo/Que Sera Mi Vida/Go-Go-Ma
03 – Zazueira/Aruandaei
04 – Aquarela do Brasil/Bahia/Rhapsody in Blue/Aquarela
05 – Muito a Vontade/So Lagrimas
06 – Quero Morrer Na Bahia/Vou Sair de Palhaco e Voce de Careta/A Praca Carlos Gomes
07 – Don’t Misunderstand (Faixa Bonus -Demo) – Emilio Santiago com Edson Frederico


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Amilcar ele pode ser buscado provisoriamente na forma de um magnet link. OBS : não se esqueça de deixar semeando  depois que você terminar de baixar (uma boa razão seria pelo menos 2 vezes o que você baixar!)



3 responses

17 08 2013

Comentários originais:
soifran on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
waouh !
i love the cover🙂
thanks for all this amazing work, looking forward to ear that one
Maurisun on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
1974!!! old but very nice poster, I do like that picture.
Anonymous on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
The No Flag session isn’t really a live recording? That can’t be true. Its got to much background noise – people talking throoughout, tapping glasses, whistling. Are you sure?
Sergio on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
São muito interessantes os arranjos e o piano inovador de Vinhas. Mas fiquei mei decepcionado com a voz de Emílio – que sempre entendi como algo entre Agostinho dos Santos e Nat King Cole. Parece que ele gosta de se perpetuar como cantor de churrascaria.

Mesmo assim, faço uma última tentativa com um álbum solo (postado aqui mesmo, claro), homônimo, vamo v no q dá.
jamil on Thursday, 26 February, 2009
Grande album Zeca, e parabéns pela nova cara do site. Gostei muito


Simon666 on Friday, 27 February, 2009
this is fantastic, what a great version of “Zazueira” …🙂
flageolette on Monday, 02 March, 2009

Many thanks Zeca,


17 08 2013

Enviarei ainda hoje.

17 08 2013

Muito obrigado

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