Carolina Cardoso de Menezes e Orlando Silveira – Honeymoon in Rio (1956)

13 05 2013

Link original: Carolina Cardoso de Menezes e Orlando Silveira – Honeymoon in Rio (1956)
Publicado em: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 by zecalouro

Carolina Cardoso De Menezes & Orlando Silveira - Honeymoon in Rio

I never imagined that a request made more than a year ago is now addressed by Loronix community after all this time, especially this album, a really hard to find record, never released in Brazil. We need to send Kudos to our friend Eric and his nice work on preparing hi-res scan covers from front and back, making also the transfer on WAV, enabling the creation of FLAC files that are growing fast in popularity after Happy Hour creation. I think it is time to publish my complete wish-list somewhere. Let’s see.

This is Carolina Cardoso de Menezes e Orlando Silveira – Honeymoon in Rio (1956), for Capitol (USA), never released in Brazil, featuring the piano of Carolina Cardoso de Menezes and the accordion of Maestro Orlando Silveira, delivering Samba and Baiao, funny translated by Capitol as “Baions”. I would like to show you the delicious liner notes written by Capital, with the whole atmosphere of this record. Tracks include:

Carolina Cardoso De Menezes & Orlando Silveira - Honeymoon in Rio_2

…Romantic Rio offers that “certain” extra in its scenic attractions… and in its highly personalized music… SAMBA, anyone?

Brazil in 1956 underwent a tremendous change with a new president, new plans for expansion and economic improvements, a new census listing the, population at 58 million and a new customs ruling which allows North Americans to visit the magic country without a visa.

Rio itself is about the size of Philadelphia and is the second largest city in South America-Buenos Aires is larger. Its hotels are superb, its restaurants first rate, its night life gay and expensive. Horse racing is popular, as is soccer, boxing, tennis and polo. Bullfighting, however, is not allowed. There are good theaters, and taxis (distinguished by special red license plates) are easily available for a few cruzeiros (it takes 50 to make a U.S.A. dollar). Brazilian food and wines are excellent, and scenery like Copacabana Beach with its sleek hotels and curving sidewalks of gorgeous hand-set mosaics, and mighty Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, are as attractive as anything you could desire.

The samba and the baion characterize Brazil-and Rio-as well as any of the country’s native contributions to art. Orlando Silveira plays the true baions and pretty Carolina Cardoso de Meneses the authentic sambas in this album, recorded for Capitol in Rio with the romanticists in mind.

Make no mistake, Rio is romantic. Its music is proof.

Track List

01 – Baiao (Orlando Silveira)
02 – Na Pavuna (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
03 – Cabeça Inchada (Orlando Silveira)
04 – Me Leva Seu Rafael (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes
05 – Paraiba (Orlando Silveira)
06 – Cabelos Brancos (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
07 – Baiao da Guarda (Orlando Silveira)
08 – Atire a Primeira Pedra (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
09 – Que nem Jilo (Orlando Silveira)
10 – Com que Roupa (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
11 – Asa Branca (Orlando Silveira)
12 – E Com Esse que Eu Vou (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)

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Fafa Lemos e Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Fafa & Carolina (1989)

19 07 2012

Link original: Fafa Lemos e Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Fafa & Carolina (1989)
Publicado em: Friday, August 31, 2007 by zecalouro

Albums like this one should be released more often, this is a beautiful initiative produced by Zuza Homem de Mello, started four years early when he had the chance to visit Carolina Cardoso de Menezes place and watch Carolina and Fafa performing together as they were a duo of many years of experience.

Carolina Cardoso de Menezes and Fafa Lemos never had the chance to play together professionally. However, Fafa Lemos contribution to the music from Brazil is very important. Fafa Lemos is the violin and voice of the legendary Trio Surdina, releasing also several solo albums on a career that spans several decades. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes does not need to be introduced, the work she made on blending her classical background with popular music was of a great importance. Anyway, truly beautiful initiative and really nice album. Let’s see.

This is Fafa Lemos e Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Fafa & Carolina (1989), for Eldorado, featuring Fafa Lemos violin and Carolina Cardoso de Menezes piano in all tracks. They are backed by Saba, Jongo Trio bassist and Lilian Carmona (drums) in most of the tracks. Fafa e Carolina is solid from the start to the end and my personal highlights goes to 02 – Se Acasso Voce Chegasse, 05 – A Saudade Mata a Gente and 11 – Curio Dengoso by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes also in charge of arrangements. Tracks include:

Personnel

Fafa Lemos
(violin)
Carolina Cardoso de Menezes
(piano)
Saba
(bass)
Lilian Carmona
(drums)

Track List

01 – No Rancho Fundo (Ary Barroso / Lamartine Babo)
02 – Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
03 – Na Madrugada (Nilo Sergio)
04 – Bem-te-vi Atrevido (Lina Pesce)
05 – A Saudade Mata a Gente (João de Barro / Antônio Almeida)
06 – Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
07 – Tudo Cabe Num Beijo (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes / Osvaldo Santiago)
08 – Three Little Words (H. Ruby / B. Kalmar) My Blue Heaven (W. Donaldson / G. Whiting)
09 – Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria)
10 – Douce France (Charles Trenet) Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir (J. Hess / Paul Misraki)
11 – Curió Dengoso (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
12 – Pedacinhos do Céu (Waldir Azevedo)
13 – Duas Contas (Garoto)

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





Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Tapete Magico (1958)

8 05 2012

Link original: Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Tapete Magico (1958)
Publicado em: Monday, June 25, 2007 by zecalouro

Carolina Cardoso de Menezes is a true legend; she made her first album in 1931 for Parlophon, with two compositions by her own at the age of 15. She recorded hundreds of albums throughout a career that spans more than seven decades. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes had a classical background with a strong connection with the popular music helping on the translation to piano the classic repertoire from Ernesto Nazareth, Zequinha de Abreu, Pixinguinha, among others.

This is Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Tapete Magico (1958), for Odeon, probably the most popular album released by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes. Tapete Magico has something unique, the repertoire brings 60 songs played by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes piano accompanied by a small rhythm section. Side A is dedicated to America standards bringing 30 songs by US composers and side B brings a collection of ten boleros, ten rumbas and ten sambas. Carolina left us in the last day of 1999, 31-12-1999, being buried in Rio de Janeiro at the first day of XXI century while the city ends the celebration of the turn of the new century. Tracks include:

Side A
Just One Of Those Things
(Cole Porter)
Dancing In The Dark
(Schwartz / Dietz)
Honeysuckle Rose
(T. Waller / A. Razaf)
Oh Lady Be Good
(George Gershwin)
Louise
(Robin / Whiting)
Broadway Melody
(Brown / Freed)
You Were Meant For Me
(Brown / Freed)
You do Something To Me
(Cole Porter)
Mister Sandman
(P. Ballard)
Three Little Words
(Kalmar / Ruby)
Dream
(Mercer)
Embraceable You
(George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
Manhattan
(R. Rodgers / L. Hart)
I’m Confessing That I Love You
(Daugherty / Reynolds / Nelburg)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(Kern / Harbach)
Once In a While
(Edwards / Green)
Tea For Two
(Irving Caesar / Youmans)
Because Of You
(A. Hammerstein / Wilkinson)
Sweet Georgia Brown
(Bernie / Pinkard / Casey)
I’ll See You In My Dreams
(Jones / Kahn)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
(D. F. McHugh)
Blue Skies
(Irving Berlin)
Poor Butterfly
(R. Hubbell / J. Golden)
My Melancholy Baby
(Norton / Burnett / Maybelle / Watson)
Some Of These Days
(S. Brooks)
Margie
(Davis / Conrad / Robinson)
You Are My Lucky Star
(Brown / Freed)
My Blue Heaven
(Whiting / Donaldson)
Liza
(Kahn / Ira Gershwin / George Gershwin)
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Baby
(Fields / McHugh)

Side B
Mamãe Eu Quero
(Vicente Paiva / Jararaca)
Na Baixa do Sapateiro
(Ary Barroso)
Delicado
(Waldir Azevedo)
Baião
(Luis Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira)
Tico-tico no Fubá
(Zequinha de Abreu)
Não Tenho Lágrimas
(Max Bulhões / Milton de Oliveira)
Cai Cai
(Roberto Martins)
Aurora
(Roberto Roberti / Mário Lago)
Aquarela do Brasil
(Ary Barroso)
Maracangalha
(Dorival Caymmi)
Vereda Tropical
(Gonzalo Curiel)
Quizas Quizas Quizas
(O. Farres)
Oh Sole Mio
(Di Capua)
Nosotros
(P. Junco Jr.)
Tres Palabras
(O. Farres)
Solamente Una Vez
(Agustin Lara)
Jalousie
(J. Gade)
Amapola
(Lacalle)
Anema e Cuore
(D’Expósito)
Olhos Negros
(Tradicional / Adpt. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
La Cucaracha
(Tradicional / Adpt. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
Begin The Beguine
(Cole Porter)
Frenesi
(A. Dominguez)
Aquellos Ojos Verdes
(N. Menendez)
La Ultima Noche
(B. Colazzo)
Carioca
(Kahn / Eliscu / Youmane)
Negra Consentida
(Joaquim Pardavé)
Para Vigo Me Voy
(Ernesto Lecuona)
Bim Bam Bum
(R. Hernandez)
El Manisero
(M. Simons)

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Este disco pode ser buscado no Abracadabra.





Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Sucessos em Desfile (1954)

4 12 2011

Link original: Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Sucessos em Desfile (1954)
Publicado em: Thursday, January 04, 2007 by zecalouro

This is a small and nice 10′ recorded by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes in 1954, starting a series of 3 10′ known as Sucessos em Desfile. We have the first one, Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Sucessos em Desfile (1954), for Odeon, his first 10′ at Odeon, where Carolina Cardoso de Menezes recorded several albums until 1962.

Sucessos em Desfile brings eight sambas renditions with her piano from Assis Valente, Lupscinio Rodrigues, Sinho, Ataulfo Alves, Ismael Silva and others. Tacks include:

01 – Maria Boa (Assis Valente)
02 – Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
03 – Jura (J. B. da Silva “Sinhô”)
04 – Gosto Que Me Enrosco (J. B. da Silva “Sinhô”)
05 – Estão Batendo (Gadé / Valdrido Silva)
06 – Ai Que Saudades de Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
07 – Se Você Jurar (Ismael Silva / Nilton Bastos / Francisco Alves)
08 – Kalú (Humberto Teixeira)

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Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.





Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Boite Carolina (1957)

30 09 2011

Link original: Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Boite Carolina (1957)
Publicado em: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 by zecalouro

Another Mr. X release, the most obscure, incognito and impossible to identify Loronix contributor. In spite of the mystery that surrounds Mr. X activities, his contributions are always great, not different with this one, Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Boite Carolina (1957) for Odeon.

If were not introduced to Carolina by the earlier posts, this is a great chance. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes is a classic pianist that dedicated his career to popular music, adapting jazz feelings to Brazilian rhythms. I guess this is Carolina debut LP, just a guess that needs to be checked, since I have been loosing some reputation when informing debut LPs. Tracks include:

01 – Despedida de Mangueira (Benedito Lacerda / Aldo Cabral)
02 – Boa Noite Amor (José Maria de Abreu / Francisco Matoso)
03 – Puladinho (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
04 – Mulher de Malandro (Heitor dos Prazeres)
05 – Nancy (Bruno Arelli)
06 – Dono dos Teus Olhos (Humberto Teixeira)
07 – Maria Maria (Tuyú)
08 – Dor de Recordar (Joubert de Carvalho)
09 – Batuquente (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
10 – Vai Haver Barulho no Chateau (Noel Rosa / Valdrido Silva)
11 – Preludiando (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
12 – Boa Sorte (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)

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Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.





Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Teleco Teco (1957)

30 08 2011

Link original: Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Teleco Teco (1957)
Publicado em: Sunday, September 17, 2006 by zecalouro

Another fine release from the mysterious Loronixer, the same great user that gave us Simonetti and that recent Samba LP of Dalva Barbosa. Let’s call the Mysterious Loronixer as Mr. X from now one. The gift is Carolina Cardoso de Menezes, debuting at Loronix with Carolina Cardoso de Menezes – Teleco Teco (1957), an instrumental piano album full of Sambas.

There is more to come of this unique artist that had a formal classical piano education but drove her career to popular music. A nice AMG bio is provided to introduce Carolina Cardoso de Menezes. Tracks include:

01 – Abre a Janela (Arlindo Marques Júnior / Roberto Roberti)
Helena Helena (Antônio Almeida / Constantino Silva “Secundino”)
Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
Minha Palhoça (Se Você Quizesse) (J. Cascata)

02 – Pelo Telefone (Donga / Mauro de Almeida)
Cristo Nasceu na Bahia (Sebastião Cirino / Duque)
Ora Vejam Só (J. B. da Silva “Sinhô”)

03 – Implorar (Kid Pepe / Germano Augusto / Gaspar)
Nega do Cabelo Duro (Rubens Soares / David Nasser)
Sarambá (J. Thomaz / Duque)

04 – Samba no Rio (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
05 – La Vem a Baiana (Dorival Caymmi)
06 – Faceira (Ary Barroso)
07 – Praça 11 (Herivelto Martins / Grande Otelo)
08 – Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
09 – Madalena (Ari Macedo / Airton Amorim)

An artist who, with her unique rhythm feel that is not shared with any pianist of her generation, helped to blur the line that divides the popular from the erudite. Carolina Cardoso de Meneses had a formal pianistic education, but dedicated herself to work in the popular field. Her solo piano albums draw from previous sources of the same approach, like the composer Ernesto Nazareth, who had his works recorded by her in her Música de Ernesto Nazareth and other albums. She worked with Garoto and the Trio Surdina and was one of the first musicians to adapt the jazz idiom to Brazilian music; she was also one of the precursors of the bossa nova movement. She was one of the pioneers of Brazilian rock, having released her Brasil Rock in 1957. She had success with her instrumental compositions (her biggest hit in this genre being 1942’s “Eu Sou Do Barulho”) and her songs with lyrics (mostly by Armando Fernandes) were recorded by singers like Francisco Alves, Ângela Maria, Orlando Silva, Sílvio Caldas, Isaurinha Garcia, Cauby Peixoto, and Wanderley Cardoso. She accompanied many national big-time artists in radio and theater performances and also accompanied the international stars Josephine Baker, Pedro Vargas, and Charles Trenet in their Brazilian tours. In 1968, her marcha-rancho “Aquela Rosa Que Você Me Deu” (with Armando Fernandes) had the second place at the II Concurso de Músicas de Carnaval da Cidade da Guanabara (the old name of the city of Rio de Janeiro), interpreted by Ellen de Lima. In the ’90s she was still active, having recorded her last CD in 1997, Preludiando.

Daughter of pianist Osvaldo Cardoso de Meneses, Carolina Cardoso de Meneses began her formal piano studies at 13 after years of self-teaching. She graduated by the Instituto Nacional de Música in 1930 and continued to study (theory and harmony). In the same year, at age 14, she participated in the historic recording of the samba “Na Pavuna” (Almirante/Homero Dornelas), when, for the first time, a batuque was recorded at a studio with the full percussion set. She was hired by Rádio Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro and also worked in several of the most important stations of that time, hosting her own show O Piano da Carolina at Rádio Nacional. In 1931, she wrote and recorded the music of the film Mulher (Otávio Gabus Mendes). In 1932, she recorded her composition “Preludiando” (Odeon) for the first time. In 1942, she recorded a series of 78s with Garoto, Garoto e Carolina. She recorded many albums in her long career, one of the last being Fafá e Carolina (1989), shared with violinist Fafá Lemos.

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Este disco pode ser buscado no Preludiando. Existe uma outra versão da capa que segue abaixo. Me parece que é a original.