Geraldo Vandre – Canto Geral (1968)

16 06 2013

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Publicado em: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 by zecalouro

Geraldo Vandré - Canto Geral

Hello, good evening! I need energy this week, we are about to release a new website, which is the first Brazilian instrumental music encyclopedia, something already spoken here at Loronix. This is the final week; the website is schedule to go live next Monday and these days should be really busy down here.

Meanwhile, it is important to keep Loronix updated, but the announcement of our last 700 hundred albums donator needs to be postponed once again. It is an extremely important contribution that needs to be formally addressed with all the necessary bells and whistles.

There is also a very important event today that I Loronix will be missing, which is Antonio Carlos Jobim 14th years passing in 8th December 1994. This is a really important date and I will make a special post in the forthcoming days. Anyway, let’s make this album, the second contribution by our so far mysterious friend. Let’s rock!

This is Geraldo Vandre – Canto Geral (1968), for Odeon, featuring the participation of Trio Maraya delivering vocals, instrumental arrangements, vocal arrangements and their typical instruments playing, such like queixada-de-burro, ca-chi-chi and viola. According with Luiz Americo and his 100 Discos Fundamentais compilation, this is the most politically engaged Geraldo Vandre album, released in a time where Brazil was about to enter on the hardest period of the military dictatorship with the release of AI-5. You can check Luiz Americo review at this link. By the way, Canto Geral is listed at Luiz Americo website as one of the 100 essential Brazilian popular music albums. Tracks include:

01 – Terra Plana (Geraldo Vandré)
02 – Companheira (Geraldo Vandré)
03 – Maria Rita (Geraldo Vandré)
04 – De Serra de Terra e de Mar (Geraldo Vandré / Theo de Barros / Hermeto Pascoal)
05 – Cantiga Brava (Geraldo Vandré)
06 – Ventania (De Como Um Homem Perdeu Seu Cavalo e Continuou Andando) (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)
07 – O Plantador (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)
08 – João e Maria (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)
09 – Arueira (Geraldo Vandré)
10 – Guerrilheira (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)


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Geraldo Vandre – Das Terras de Benvira (1973)

17 02 2013

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Publicado em: Sunday, February 24, 2008 by zecalouro

Geraldo Vandre - Das Terras de Benvira (1973)

I was so involved with the final adjustments of the new Loronix features that I completely forgot to scan this album cover to close this Saturday. I’m happy I could make it timely; this is a very interesting record, the last Geraldo Vandre career album, recorded in his exile in France in 1970, launched in Brazil only in 1973. Das Terras do Benvira is quite different from all previous Geraldo Vandre releases. Let’s see.

This is Geraldo Vandre – Das Terras de Benvira (1973), for Philips, a reposting with upgrades on cover scans and especially the music. Even if do not have Portuguese language skills, will be very clear that Geraldo Vandre delivers one of his most introspective albums, accompanied by a small group that has plenty space for improvisations in a few tracks of great duration. Geraldo Vandre writes all songs, being also responsible for direction and production. Tracks include:


Marcelo Melo
(viola, guitar)
Kiko de Carinho
Murilo Alencar

Track List

01 – Na Terra Como no Céu (Geraldo Vandré)
02 – Das Terras de Benvirá (Geraldo Vandré)
03 – Vem Vem (Geraldo Vandré)
04 – Canção Primeira (Geraldo Vandré)
05 – De América (Geraldo Vandré)
06 – Sarabanda (A Festa do Lobisomem) (Geraldo Vandré)
07 – Maria Memória da Minha Canção (Geraldo Vandré)
08 – Bandeira Branca (Geraldo Vandré)


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Geraldo Vandre – Hora de Lutar (1965)

27 09 2012

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Publicado em: Friday, November 02, 2007 by zecalouro

Geraldo Vandre is really a gifted artist, it seems impossible for him to make a regular album, always delivering challenging listens, being also very popular among Loronixers. In spite being a lyrics oriented artist, his popularity is quite the same among friends in Brazil and also overseas. Hora de Lutar has the participation of Baden Powell, playing violao in two songs. Let’s see.

This is Geraldo Vandre – Hora de Lutar (1965), for Continental, which is the second LP recorded by Geraldo Vandre, presented with the vinyl transfer of 1969 Disco Lar reissue. I don’t know if Disco Lar took the original Continental cover artwork for this reissue, however, it is a very beautiful cover. Geraldo Vandre wrote most of the tunes with 06 – Asa Branca (Luiz Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira) and 12 – Sonho de um Carnaval (Chico Buarque) as the exceptions. Personnel listing was taken from the essential Brazil On Guitar. Tracks include:


Geraldo Vandre
(vocal, main performer)
Carlos Castilho, Chico Buarque, Carlos Lyra
Baden Powell
Erlon Chaves
Moacir Santos, Luiz Gonzaga, Mauricio Marconi, Humberto Teixeira

Track List

01 – Hora de Lutar (Geraldo Vandré)
02 – A Maré Encheu (Geraldo Vandré) with Baden Powell
03 – Despedida de Maria (Geraldo Vandré / Carlos Castilho)
04 – Dia de Festa (Moacir Santos / Geraldo Vandré)
05 – Ladainha (Geraldo Vandré)
06 – Asa Branca (Luis Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira)
07 – Samba de Mudar (Baden Powell / Geraldo Vandré)
08 – Canta Maria (Geraldo Vandré / Erlon Chaves)
09 – Aruanda (Carlos Lyra / Geraldo Vandré)
10 – Vou Caminhando (Geraldo Vandré) with Baden Powell
11 – Canto de Mar (Geraldo Vandré)
12 – Sonho de Um Carnaval (Chico Buarque)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha e na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Geraldo Vandre – Geraldo Vandre (1979)

17 08 2012

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Publicado em: Saturday, September 22, 2007 by zecalouro

If you were living in Brazil during 1979, you were probably the happy owner of this album. I remember to have mine, as well, every musical friend I had. There is a reason, this album features for the first time the legendary song Pra Nao Dizer que Nao Falei das Flores, performed by Geraldo Vandre under a stressing situation, he knew that military police was waiting to take him under arrest. This song was forbidden by the censorships since 1968 and this album brought it back to public after long 11 years.

This is Geraldo Vandre – Geraldo Vandre (1979), for Som Maior, a compilation of Geraldo Vandre career, featuring Pra Nao Dizer que Nao Falei das Flores, also known as Caminhando. This song has a real importance, being the anthem song against the regime. I heard or read in the past that “Caminhando” had participation on government decision to establish the AI-5, which is something that I will let friends discuss in comment section. Som Maior made changes in some songs, according with Geraldo Vandre advice, making this compilation worth checking out. Tracks include:

01 – Pra Não Dizer Que Não Falei das Flores (Caminhando) – Recorded Live
02 – Porta Estandarte
03 – Depois É Só Chorar
04 – Tristeza de Amar
05 – Réquiem Para Matraga
06 – Canção do Breve Amor
07 – Fica Mal Com Deus
08 – Rosa Flor
09 – Pequeno Concerto Que Virou Canção
10 – Se a Tristeza Chegar
11 – Canção Nordestina
12 – Ninguém Pode Mais Sofrer
13 – Quem Quiser Encontrar o Amor
14 – Pra Não Dizer Que Não Falei das Flores (Caminhando) – Studio Version


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Geraldo Vandre – Cinco Anos de Cancao (1966)

5 04 2012

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Publicado em: Saturday, May 26, 2007 by zecalouro

Geraldo Vandre is really a unique artist. He was taken from Brazil by the dictatorship when he was on his peak two years after this release in 1968. When Geraldo Vandre came back to Brazil he left his artistic career to take other directions. I have been wondering how would be further Geraldo Vandre albums if he decided to follow with the music. By the time Cinco Anos de Cancao was released, Geraldo Vandre started to build some partnership with Caetano Veloso and Torquato Netto, you can feel the results here where Geraldo Vandre makes some songs oriented to Brazilian NorthEast music at that time. I think I need to revisit his earlier releases available at Loronix.

This is Geraldo Vandre – Cinco Anos de Cancao (1966), for Som Maior. In spite the transition from Bossa Nova, little is known about this album in terms of personnel with Geraldo Vandre at the set. The repertoire brings some important compositions including the well-known Quem Quiser Encontrar o Amor by Geraldo Vandre and Carlos Lyra. Tracks include:

01 – Porta Estandarte (Geraldo Vandré / Fernando Lona)
02 – Depois É Só Chorar (Geraldo Vandré)
03 – Tristeza de Amar (Geraldo Vandré / Luis Roberto)
04 – Réquiem Para Matraga (Geraldo Vandré)
05 – Canção do Breve Amor (Geraldo Vandré / Alaíde Costa)
06 – Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré)
07 – Rosa Flor (Baden Powell / Geraldo Vandré)
08 – Pequeno Concerto Que Virou Canção (Geraldo Vandré)
09 – Se a Tristeza Chegar (Baden Powell / Geraldo Vandré)
10 – Canção Nordestina (Geraldo Vandré)
11 – Ninguém Pode Mais Sofrer (Geraldo Vandré / Luis Roberto)
12 – Quem Quiser Encontrar o Amor (Geraldo Vandré / Carlos Lyra)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Vinil Livre.  Outra versão dele aparece no 300 Discos, onde, além das 12 músicas de “Cinco anos de Canção” aparecem, também, duas versões de “Para não dizer que não falei de flores”, uma ao vivo (a do festival) e outra de estúdio.

Geraldo Vandre – Geraldo Vandre (1964)

20 12 2011

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Publicado em: Sunday, January 21, 2007 by zecalouro

Here comes Caetano Rodrigues again with one of his impossible to find LPs. This one was completely unknow for me and probably by many Bossa Nova collectors at Loronix. Geraldo Vandre is well known for his political actives in the late 60’s when Brazil was under a dictatorship regime. Vandre criticized the establishment on that time when he was exiled by Brazilian dictatorship. Returning from the exile, surprisingly, Geraldo Vandre decided to leave his career as an artist.

Geraldo Vandre music is based on political lyrics, which makes this LP unique, Geraldo Vandre performs as a Bossa Nova artist on this record with minor and cosmetic political themes on some tunes. This is Geraldo Vandre – Geraldo Vandre (1964), for Audio Fidelity. Thanks Caetano for another nice pick. Let’s make it straightforward today, it is Saturday night. Stay with personnel, track list and Geraldo Vandre, with participation of Ana Lucia on track 06 – Samba em Preludio. Tracks include:

PersonnelWalter Wanderley
Arrangements and Organ
So por Amor
Samba em Preludio
Tristeza de Amar
Pequeno Concerto que Ficou CancaoBaden Powell
Arragements and Violao
BerimbauJ.T. Meirelles e os Copa 5
Arrangements and Sax with os Copa-5
Quem e Homem Nao Chora
Menino das LaranjasErlon Chaves
Depois e so Chorar
Voce que nao Vem

Moacir Santos
Fica Mal com Deus

Sambalanco Trio
Ninguem pode mais Sofrer

Luiz Roberto
Ninguem pode mais Sofrer
Cancao Nordestina

Track List

01 – O Menino das Laranjas (Theo de Barros)
02 – Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Ninguém Pode Mais Sofrer (Geraldo Vandré / Luis Roberto)
04 – Canção Nordestina (Geraldo Vandré)
05 – Depois É Só Chorar (Geraldo Vandré)
06 – Samba Em Prelúdio (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) with Ana Lúcia
07 – Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré)
08 – Quem É Homem Não Chora (Geraldo Vandré / Vera Brasil)
09 – Tristeza de Amar (Geraldo Vandré / Luis Roberto)
10 – Só Por Amor (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 – Pequeno Concerto Que Ficou Canção (Geraldo Vandré)
12 – Você Que Não Vem (Geraldo Vandré)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.