Donga – A Musica de Donga (1974)

11 08 2013

Link original: Donga – A Musica de Donga (1974)
Publicado em: Saturday, February 21, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! Carnaval has just started in Brazil. We have a big weekend ahead, a 5-day long holiday. Everyone that has the opportunity to travel, do so, leaving their homes today and returning only on the night of Wednesday. I’ll be in Rio de Janeiro, as I use to do. Carnival makes Rio a quiet and empty city, believe it or not. I will follow the example of most music blogs friends of Loronix, showing something with Carnaval flavor. Let’s see.


This is Donga – A Musica de Donga (1974), for the legendary label Marcus Pereira. By definition, this is not a Carnaval album, but a very important document featuring Donga, a musician who is part of Brazilian popular music history. Donga is credited to be the first to record a Samba tune in the year of 1916, a very important song that we know in Brazil by heart, Pelo Telefone, which is the track 10 of this album. Anyway, the whole album is delicious to hear with renowned musicians performing Donga compositions, including Elizeth Cardoso, Almirante, Paulo Tapajos, Dino, Meyra, Altamiro Carrilho, Canhoto and many others.

In a couple of hours I will be updating Loronix with a new interface. If you are reading this text with the interface already updated, I really hope you like it. This new look has many new features that should be implemented in the forthcoming days. It is also faster than the previous one. That’s all friends. I hope you have a nice Carnaval party with your families. Tracks include:

Special Guests

Elizeth Cardoso
Leci Brandao
Paulo Tapajos

Cisa Nogueira


Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas, arrangements)
Waldiro Frederico Tramontino (Canhoto)
Joel Nascimento
Altamiro Carrilho
(flute, arrangements)
Abel Ferreira
(clarinet, sax)
Luiz Paulo da Silva
Marcal, Elizeu

Track List

01 – Amigo do Povo (Donga)
02 – Canção dos Infelizes (Donga / Luis Peixoto) with ELIZETH CARDOSO
03 – Benedito no Choro (Donga)
04 – Patrão Prenda Seu Gado (Pixinguinha / Donga / João da Bahiana) with ALMIRANTE
05 – Vertigem (Donga)
06 – Seu Mané (Donga / Baiano) with LECI BRANDAO, MARCAL
07 – Cinco de Julho (Donga)
08 – Ranchinho Desfeito (Donga / De Castro e Souza) with PAULO TAPAJOS
09 – Ligia Teus Olhos Dizem Tudo (Donga)
10 – Pelo Telefone (Donga / Mauro de Almeida) with ALMIRANTE
11 – Quando Uma Estrela Sorri (Donga / Villa-Lobos / David Nasser) with GISA NOGUEIRA, DONGA
12 – Depoimento de Donga ao Museu da Imagem e do Som do Rio de Janeiro

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A Velha Guarda – A Velha Guarda (1955)

12 01 2012

Link original: A Velha Guarda – A Velha Guarda (1955)
Publicado em: Thursday, February 15, 2007 by zecalouro

Maybe you have already in contact with this record, perhaps everybody knows it, but I think Loronix cannot skip this anthological LP just for referencing some nice facts involving this album. Taking apart the name, release date and format that you already know by reading the title, on a first sight, this cover has something modern for the time it was released, really revolutionary. In terms of music, this LP features one of the most emblematic Brazilian artists, Pixinguinha, on a reunion of the best Samba musicians of that time.

This is A Velha Guarda – A Velha Guarda (1955), for Sinter, the debut 10-inch of this legendary group lead by Pixinguinha and featuring Donga, Joao da Bahiana, Almirante, among others. The cover is a work from the Italian Lanfranco Rossi, known as LAN, Italian, but more “Carioca” than many people that were born in Rio de Janeiro. We had already some covers designed by Lan at Loronix, Lan is active until today and his art can be found everywhere. A Velha Guarda was recorded on a single day in July 11th, 1955. Tracks include:

João da Bahiana

Track List

01 – Que Perigo (Pixinguinha)
02 – Patrão Prenda Seu Gado (João da Bahiana / Pixinguinha / Donga)
03 – Coralina (Adpt. Pixinguinha)
04 – Nosso Ranchinho (Donga / J. Cascata)
05 – Honória (Gualdino Barreto)
06 – Essa Nega Qué Me Dá (José Luis de Moraes “Caninha”) with Almirante — Me Leva Me Leva Seu Rafael (José Luis de Moraes “Caninha”) with Almirante
07 – Flor do Abacate (Álvaro Sandim “Santini”)


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