Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho dos Santos (1956)

11 03 2013

Link original: Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho dos Santos (1956)
Publicado em: Friday, March 21, 2008 by zecalouro

Agostinho Dos Santos - Agostinho Dos Santos Com Orquestra Simonetti

Agostinho Dos Santos - Agostinho Dos Santos Com Orquestra Simonetti_2

Hello, good evening! I think tomorrow night we can rely again with the server that run the external Loronix applications. The temporary server is doing a great job and nobody is having a bad experience as I thought we would have. Unfortunately, all videos already available are down since Tuesday. In the other hand, this outage is really bad from my perspective; I would like very much to afford a dedicated hosting instead of sharing the same space with others.

Anyway, this is a boring subject and we are here to talk about MUSIC, which is the great fun of Loronix. I want to start today with the debut LP of a gifted singer, which could have build a fantastic career if he had not left us so early, I speak of Agostinho dos Santos. Let’s see.

This is Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho dos Santos (1956), for Polydor, featuring arrangements and conduction by Maestro Simonetti. This is a very old album with Agostinho dos Santos performing a repertoire of Brazilian tunes and Brazilian versions of American songs. It is a very curious 10-inch with lush orchestrations by Maestro Simonetti. The back cover features lots of information about Agostinho dos Santos on a very nice text written by a not credited author. Tracks include:

01 – Falam Meus Olhos (Fernando Cesar / Nazareno de Brito)
02 – O Vendedor de Laranjas (Betinho / Heitor Carilo)
03 – A Ultima Vez que Vi Paris – The Last Time I Saw Paris (Jerome Kern / Haroldo Barbosa)
04 – Nao Digo (Sebastiao Gilberto / Antonio Bruno)
05 – Meu Benzinho – My Little One (Howe / Gussin / Cauby de Brito)
06 – Pif Paf (Portinho / Falcao)
07 – E Tao Gostoso Amar – Open the Window of Your Heart (Hoffmann / Manning / Edson Borges)
08 – Cancao do Mar (Frederico Brito / Ferrer Trindade)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Arquivos do Vinil ao CD. Em todos os locais que pesquisei a indicação é a de que o ano do disco seria 1958 e não 1956, como indicado pelo Zeca. Fica a dúvida.

Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho dos Santos (1973)

5 09 2012

Link original: Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho dos Santos (1973)
Publicado em: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the last album recorded by Agostinho dos Santos before his passing in 1973 at a flight accident close to Orly Airport in Paris, France. When I took this album for a spin a couple of days ago, I could understand why Agostinho dos Santos receives wonderful acknowledgements by reviewers and fans after decades of his passing. This album brings a mature singer, performing definitive renditions of well-known Brazilian standards. It is disappointing that we did not have the chance to know what Agostinho dos Santos would be if he did not take that flight.

This is Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho dos Santos (1973), for Continental. I’m really proud on making this album available to our community; everybody was tracking it down for months. Agostinho makes something that would be a norm, instead of an exception; he introduces musicians, one by one at the beginning and then delivers a fantastic singing on top of a very nice repertoire. Side A features four tracks, being the last one a medley, while side B brings standard six tunes with arrangements by Maestro Luiz Arruda Paes. I’m not sure if the musicians introduced in the beginning take also part on side B. Anyway, it will be easy to know. Edison Machado play drums and Luiz Harding can identify his playing on side B tracks. Tracks include:


Edison Machado
Guilherme Rodrigues
Guilherme Vergueiro
Ion Muniz
(sax, flute)
Ricardo dos Santos

Luiz Arruda Paes
(arrangements, side B)

Track List

01 – A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Estrada do Sol (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
04 – Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria) Lamentos do Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) Samba de Orfeu (Luis Bonfá / Tom Jobim) O Nosso Amor (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 – Paz Sem Cor (Agostinho dos Santos / Nancy dos Santos)
06 – O Amor Está no Ar (Agostinho dos Santos / Joab Teixeira)
07 – Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
08 – Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 – Céu e Mar (Johnny Alf)
10 – Sin Palabras (Mariano Mores / Enrique Santos Discépolo)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Edison Machado e na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Agostinho dos Santos – Antonio Carlos Jobim e Fernando Cesar na Voz de Agostinho dos Santos (1958)

8 09 2011

Link original: Agostinho dos Santos – Antonio Carlos Jobim e Fernando Cesar na Voz de Agostinho dos Santos (1958)
Publicado em: Thursday, October 05, 2006 by zecalouro

I have been receiving several requests for new Agostinho dos Santos LPs. I did not realize how many fans Agostinho had at Loronix, there were several emails received and some shouts at the CBox application on the down right. This is time for Agostinho dos Santos – Antonio Carlos Jobim e Fernando Cesar na Voz de Agostinho dos Santos (1958).

These crazy times with flight accidents reminds me that Agostinho died very early in 1973 on a famous flight accident in Paris close to Orly Airport. Well, Agostinho is all about happiness and let’s keep rolling with him singing the Antonio Carlos Jobim (side A) and Fernando Cesar (side B) repertoire. Tracks include:

01 – Estrada do Sol (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
02 – Sucedeu Assim (Tom Jobim / Marino Pinto)
03 – Eu Não Existo Sem Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
05 – Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 – Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
07 – Tudo Ou Nada (Fernando César)
08 – Dó-ré-mi (Fernando César)
09 – Graças a Deus (Fernando César)
10 – Segredo (Fernando César)
11 – Deixe Que Eu Possa Esquecer (Fernando César / Renato de Oliveira)
12 – Crepúsculo (Fernando César / Renato de Oliveira)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Estação da Saudade.

Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho Espetacular (1958)

22 08 2011

Link original: Agostinho dos Santos – Agostinho Espetacular (1958)
Publicado em: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 by zecalouro

Today we had Lamartine Babo, Bebeto and Sylvio Cezar and now the Legendary Agostinho dos Santos. Yesterday, we had only 1965 LPs. Planned? No, big coincidence. Each day has it uniqueness. Tomorrow, I will invite zecaloura (zecalouro’s wife) to see Loronix, since she cannot pagedown until the third post without getting bored, my reputation should increase and all those beautiful female covers will be out of sight. That’s great!

Silly green parrot.

Back to business with a Legend, Agostinho dos Santos, with an early out of print LP from 1958, Agostinho dos Santos Espetacular. Agostinho dos Santos is very important and deserves an AMG bio that should be read carefully before we reach the end. Tracks include:

01 – Balada Triste (Esdras Silva – Dalto Vogeler)
02 – Ate o Nome e Maria (Billy Blanco)
03 – Horoscopo (Mário Donato – Heitor Carrillo)
04 – Um Olhar, Um Sorriso (Guerra Peixe)
05 – Flamingo (Ricardo Macedo – Groya – Anderson)
06 – Meu Castigo (Onildo Almeida)
07 – Forças Ocultas (Antônio Bruno – Agostinho dos Santos)
08 – Tu es Dona de Tudo (Nazareno de Brito – Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
09 – Sede de Amor (Mário Albanese)
10 – Nem sol, nem paz, nem você (Fernando César – Otelo Zuccolo)
11 – Espera (Edison Borges – Vadico)
12 – Doi Muito Mais a Dor (Edison Borges – Vadico)

Agostinho dos Santos was an important singer and composer, closely linked with the presentation of bossa nova to a broader international audience. He toured through the U.S., Italy, Germany, Portugal, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico, perfoming in the U.S. and in Brazil with Johnny Mathis, and, in Italy, with Caterina Valente. He appeared on TV in France, Portugal, England, and Belgium. Among his compositions, can be mentioned “Forças Ocultas” (with Antônio Bruno), “Sozinho Com Você” (with Dirce Morais/Heitor Canilo), “Chuva Para Molhar O Sol” (with Edison Borges), “Podem Falar” (with Renato Duarte), “Distância é Saudade,” and “Quem Levou Maria,” among others.

His professional debut was as a crooner in Osmar Milani’s orchestra. In 1951, he was hired by Rádio América, and, in 1955, by Rádio Nacional (both from São Paulo). The first record came in the same year, with “Meu Benzinho” (Polydor). The song was a hit, yielding a gold record and the Roquette Pinto trophy. He also had a rock & roll experience in the ’50s, recording “Até Logo, Jacaré,” version by Julio Nagib for “See You Later, Alligator,” by Bill Halley & His Comets.

In the next year, he recorded the LP Uma Voz E Seus Sucessos, dedicated to Tom Jobim and Dolores Duran’s songs. The album contained “Estrada Do Sol,” which remained as one of hisbiggest hits. He was then invited by Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes to record the soundtrack (together with João Gilberto) of the Marcel Camus film Orfeu do Carnaval, which launched several of the most famous classics of the soon-to-be bossa nova internationally). In 1958, he released the LPs Antônio Carlos Jobim e Fernando César Na Voz De Agostinho Dos Santos and Agostinho Espetacular. In the following year came O Inimitável Agostinho, in 1960 Agostinho, Sempre Agostinho, and in 1961 Agostinho Canta Sucessos.

In 1962, he participated in the Carneggie Hall’s Bossa Nova Festival, backed by Oscar Castro-Neves’s band. In the same year, he released A Presença de Agostinho, followed by Vanguarda (1963), Agostinho dos Santos (1966), Música Nossa (1967), Agostinho dos Santos (1970), and Agostinho dos Santos (1973). In 1968 was present at the III FIC with “Visão” (Antônio Adolfo/Tibério Gaspar). Died in a plane accident at the Orly airport.


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.