Astor e Sua Orquestra – Samba… So Samba! (1963)

26 03 2012

Link original: Astor e Sua Orquestra – Samba… So Samba! (1963)
Publicado em: Sunday, May 13, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello, Good Evening! Here we go on another Caetano Rodrigues contribution, a solo LP by an artist that always delivers wonderful results on everything he makes, from participations as trombonist to more complex accomplishments as arranger on other artists albums. Astor Silva is really extraordinary.

This is Astor Silva e Sua Orquestra – Samba… So Samba! (1963), for Columbia. This is the first Astor Silva album at Loronix and his discography is huge, releasing more than 10 LPs as Astor Silva and other additional albums using other names, such like Lord Astor and as member of the group Lord Astor e Seus Dixiedrolls. I will be tracking down more Astor Silva solo releases and we will have more to come in a near future, he was a fantastic musician and deserves a stronger approach at Loronix. Tracks include:

01 – Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
02 – Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Saudade (Emílio Batista / Ruy Rey)
05 – Olhou Pra Mim (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
06 – Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
07 – Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08 – La Forcata (N. Oliviero / R. Ortolani)
09 – Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
10 – Doce Amargura (Ti Guardero Nel Cuore) (M. Ciorciolini / R. Ortolani / N. Oliviero)
11 – Eu Nasci no Morro (Ary Barroso)
12 – O Que o Samba Tem (Othon Russo / Astor Silva)


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As Melhores Mulheres – (Cantadas por um Homem Qualquer ou Qualquer Homem) (1957)

25 03 2012

Link original: As Melhores Mulheres – (Cantadas por um Homem Qualquer ou Qualquer Homem) (1957)
Publicado em: Sunday, May 13, 2007 by zecalouro 

Really, really wise of Caetano when he sent this album with a note: “to be released at Saturday night”. I did not understand why it should be released on this specific day, but today Caetano told me: “This is to celebrate Mother’s day, stupid Parrot”. Very wise of Caetano, he is right, I didn’t make this easy association…

Although people in different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different days of the year, Loronix and Caetano Rodrigues would like to dedicate this beautiful album to all Mother’s in the world.

This is As Melhores Mulheres (Cantadas por um Homem Qualquer ou Qualquer Homem) (1957), for Odeon. In spite of the big title, I did not write the artist or group name, however, Caetano thinks – and I agree with him – this is a male choir lead by Aloysio de Oliveira since his voice can be heard clear in some tracks. As Melhores Mulheres was released in 1957, before Bossa Nova and feature arrangements from Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim and Orlando Silveira, which makes this album a sought after vinyl collectors piece. Thanks once again for this great music and also for Mother’s Day surprise in the last minute. Tracks include:

01 – Maria (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
02 – Helena Helena (Antônio Almeida / Constantino Silva “Secundino”)
03 – Aurora (Mário Lago / Roberto Roberti)
04 – Zazá (Joel de Almeida)
05 – Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi)
06 – Emília (Haroldo Lobo / Wilson Batista)
07 – Marina (Dorival Caymmi)
08 – Dolores (Arlindo Marques Júnior / Marino Pinto / Alberto Ribeiro)
09 – Ai Que Saudades da Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
10 – Magdalena (Ari Macedo / Airton Amorim)
11 – Juraci (Antônio Almeida / Ciro de Souza)
12 – Um Nome de Mulher (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)


Este disco já tinha sido publicado no Loronix com outra capa (abaixo) e com o título “Dançando com as Garotas” – Os Guanabara Boys. Portanto, também já foi publicado aqui nos Órfãos do Loronix.

Marisa & Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto – Convite a Musica Nr. 2 (1958)

25 03 2012

Link original: Marisa & Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto – Convite a Musica Nr. 2 (1958)
Publicado em: Sunday, May 13, 2007 by zecalouro 

Caetano Rodrigues will think I’m going nuts with this post, we spent almost an hour discussing alternatives to reach a different decision, but a last minute technical problem was identified and the agreed album needs to be postponed. I’m wondering if you think we are crazy and if you think we are crazy you are 100% correct, it is really insane to spend a lot of time to decided between gold and diamonds since all Caetano collection is great from the start to end. We love the work we do at Loronix and the time we spent on decision-making is on the benefit of everybody. Sorry Caetano, this busy parrot will settled a little down after our celebration.

This is Marisa & Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto – Convite a Musica Nr. 2 (1958), for Copacabana, the best of both words album blending instrumental tracks provided by the legendary Brazilian sax tenor Moacyr Silva and the renowned Brazilian singer Marisa, also known as Marisa Gata Mansa. Convite a Musica Nr. 2 follows Nr. 1, already available at Loronix and in my humble opinion is very much better than the first one.

I learned a lot of new things with this album, I didn’t know that Marisa was part of Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto, performing together on nightclubs, such as the legendary Vogue, a feel blocks away from my place. It is funny, I miss Vogue nightclub and I never had the chance of being there, and actually, I don’t think I was born when Vogue was opened for business. I also learned that Moacyr Silva was influenced by the American Jazz sax player Coleman Hawkins, at least is what Lucio Rangel says at liner notes. That’s it. Thanks Caetano for Moacyr Silva, Marisa and Conjunto, featuring Chaim Lewak, Maurilio Santos, Edmundo Maciel, Raul Gagliardi and Hanestaldo Americo. Tracks include:

PersonnelMoacyr Silva
(sax tenor)
Chaim Lewak
Maurilio Santos
Edmundo Maciel
Raul Gagliardi
Hanestaldo Americo

Track List

01 – Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) – Marisa Gata Mansa
02 – Arrasta Pé (Maurício Santos) – Moacyr Silva
03 – Assim (Clóvis Santos) – Marisa Gata Mansa
04 – All The Way (Cahn / Van Heusen) – Moacyr Silva
05 – Quero-te Assim (Tito Madi) – Marisa Gata Mansa
06 – Mistura Fina (Luis Bandeira) – Moacyr Silva
07 – Onde Estará Meu Amor (Lina Pesce) – Marisa Gata Mansa
08 – Você Passou (Nazareno de Brito / Alcyr Pires Vermelho) – Moacyr Silva
09 – Castigo (Dolores Duran) – Marisa Gata Mansa
10 – Stella By Starlight (V. Young / N. Washington) – Moacyr Silva
11 – Me Segura (Luis Bandeira) – Marisa Gata Mansa
12 – Se Alguém Telefonar (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Jair Amorim) – Moacyr Silva
13 – E Nada Mais (César Siqueira / Maria Rita) – Marisa Gata Mansa


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Severino Araujo e Sua Orquestra Tabajara – 12 Chorinhos de Severino Araujo (1960)

25 03 2012

Link original: Severino Araujo e Sua Orquestra Tabajara – 12 Chorinhos de Severino Araujo (1960)
Publicado em: Saturday, May 12, 2007 by zecalouro 

Let’s start great today, showing a unique album sent by Caetano Rodrigues and a longtime request from several Loronixers. Maestro Severino Araujo and Orquestra Tabajara made their rendition to the choro genre delivering a blend of choro with big band, on a really delightful set. Let’s check.

This is Severino Araujo e Sua Orquestra Tabajara – 12 Chorinhos de Severino Araujo (1960), for Continental. I was making some research on choro and now I understand something very important, the term “Chorinho” is not well received by Choro fans, thay say chorinho is something different, the choro genre with lyrics. This album does not have lyrics; it is pure instrumental music with Maestro Severino Araujo and his orchestra at their peak. Caetano asks Loronixers to pay special attention to the tracks that he likes most, Mirando-te and Um Chorinho pra Voce. Truly beautiful indeed. Thanks once again Caetano for an album that I never heard such like before. Tracks include:

01 – Um Chorinho Pra Você (Severino Araújo)
02 – Um Chorinho na Aldeia (Severino Araújo)
03 – Um Chorinho Em Montevideo (Severino Araújo)
04 – Puladinho (Severino Araújo)
05 – Oh Clarinete Gostoso (Severino Araújo)
06 – Um Chorinho Em Pinhal (Severino Araújo)
07 – Um Chorinho Delicioso (Severino Araújo)
08 – Mirando-te (Severino Araújo / Aldo Cabral)
09 – Pensando Em Você (Severino Araújo)
10 – Espinha de Bacalhau (Severino Araújo)
11 – Um Chorinho Para Clarinete (Severino Araújo)
12 – Um Chorinho Em Cabo Frio (Severino Araújo)


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25 03 2012

Link original na Internet Wayback Machine: THANK YOU!!!
Publicado em: Saturday, May 12, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello, Good Evening! We are in the middle of Loronix 1st Anniversary, May, 12. Several things happened today and I’m very happy with what I’ve been reading on personal emails, comments and CBox, also known as “Quadradinho”. Let me highlight the public ones, asking your attention for it, as follows:

1) New amazing comment at Antonio Carlos Jobim 80 anniversary tribute – A anonymous Loronixer wrote in the middle of yesterday night a very detailed comment with lots of unknown facts about Antonio Carlos Jobim & Frank Sinatra lost tape. It seems he is very connected with what happened at that time, probably taking part of everything. Do not miss it, comments section of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Frank Sinatra – The Lost Tape (1969),here.

2) Survey Winner has replied with the magic number – We have a winner of Caetano Rodrigues Bossa Nova book, his name is Lemmuel Cabrera, living in the United States. Look how great Lemuel is holding a Cockatoo. Let’s celebrate the lucky winner.

3) I have been receiving sincere and touchy birthday message from several friends and I want to hightligh a comment made a couple of hours ago at the fantastic Caetano Rodrigues contribution Brazilian Jazz Quartet. It was an anonymous post, but really made my day and I want to urge Loronixers to read it, just check the comment section of the post bellow or click here to go.

4) All Cbox friends – Thanks a million. Friends at CBox made a strong feedback on 1st anniversary today and I want to say that I cannot go there to reply today. I’m afraid of crying and also spend all night long writing back to everybody. I love you friends at CBox and I love Loronixers all around the worlds.

That’s it. Now it is time to go back to work and take care of the music. The music never stops at Loronix and Caetano’s contributions are making a row besides me. I cannot decide now which one to make and you will need to wait half hour to make it.

Thanks everybody!


Varios Artistas – Feliz Aniversario (1961)

25 03 2012

Link original: Varios Artistas – Feliz Aniversario (1961)
Publicado em: Friday, May 11, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello Good Evening! Happy Birthday Loronix! Feliz Aniversário Loronix! Parabéns Loronixers por todo o suporte a nossa maravilhosa comunidade durante esse grande ano, que pareceram apenas alguns meses. Thanks Loronixers for supporting our community though a whole year that seems to be only a couple of months.

Now I’m leaving to Loronix party and I want to leave with this single post of today, amazing post provided by Caetano Rodrigues, Feliz Aniversario, a unique album made by Philips in 1961 with the purpose of be of use on every given birthday you want to use. The cover artwork leaves a blank space to put a name and I could not resist putting Loronix there, leaving it blank at the enlarged version available with the music.

This is a fantastic and really hard to find album, it is such like a party with Happy Birthday in the beginning and the end. Aloysio de Oliveira hosts everything, introducing all the artists of Philips cast that are part of this celebration all them backed up by orchestra, arrangements and conduction of Maestro Carlos Monteiro de Souza, they are: Lucio Alves, Sonia Delfino, Sacha Distel, Rosita Gonzales, Os Vocalistas Modernos, Francisco Jose, Doris Monteiro, Sylvia Telles, Eleonora Diva and Jackson do Pandeiro.

Take it as zecalouro and Caetano Rodrigues gift to Loronixers and also our birthday cake that sould be opened and appreciated by all Loronix friends around the world. This is Loronix 1st Year, but the party is yours and you are the special guest here.

The Party Special GuestsAloysio de Oliveira
Carlos Monteiro de Souza
Doris Monteiro
Eleonora Diva
Francisco Jose
Jackson do Pandeiro
Lucio Alves
Os Vocalistas Modernos
Rosita Gonzales
Sacha Distel
Sonia Delfino
Sylvia Telles

This is Loronix – Feliz Aniversario (1961), for Philips. Tracks include:

01 – Happy Birthday – ALOYSIO DE OLIVEIRA
02 – Festa de Luz – LUCIO ALVES
03 – Joaozinho e Mariazinha – SONIA DELFINO
04 – Coracao So Faz Bater – DORIS MONTEIRO
05 – Praia do Janga – JACKSON DO PANDEIRO
06 – El Relicario – ROSITA GONZALES
07 – A Estrela da Minha Vida – FRANCISCO JOSE
08 – Tra la la la la – SYLVIA TELLES
09 – Sim e Nao – SACHA DISTEL
10 – Teu Nome – ELEONORA DIVA


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HOJE! Festa de 1 Ano do Loronix

25 03 2012

Link original: HOJE! Festa de 1 Ano do Loronix
Publicado em: Friday, May 11, 2007 by zecalouro 

Contamos com a presença de todos os Loronixers no Drink Cafe da Lagoa nessa sexta-feira, 11, a partir das 21hs. Vamos pegar uma carona no show do Kiko Continentino & Paulinho Guitarra para soprar as velinhas de 1 ano do Loronix. Eu vou bater asas e estarei lá para encontrar os amigos e assistir ao show. Vai valer a pena.

Abraços, zeca

Repost | Luiz Bonfa – Jacaranda (1973)

25 03 2012

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Repost | Luiz Bonfa – Jacaranda (1973) 
Publicado em: FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2007 by zecalouro 


Another repost, actually the most requested repost ever, an acclaimed Luiz Bonfa album with Eumir Deodato arrangements, also known as one of the best “Latin Jazz Fusion” albums from the 70’s. If you make a detailed examination on personnel listing you will see the amount of effort put on it by almost 50 musicians that were with Luiz Bonfa and Eumir Deodato in the set. I have been wondering how can we listen to Luiz Bonfa guitar in the middle of this ensemble. You don’t need to worry, as Koichi Yasuoka says, Bonfa guitar can be heard in all tunes.

This is Luiz Bonfa – Jacaranda (1973), for Ranwood. I will let you will AMG review that explains this record in details, giving it five stars and masterpiece. Tracks include:

AMG Review

After the initial shockwaves of Miles Davis’ seminal fusion recordings began to settle, jazz rock fusion began to become a genre unto itself. What Miles had created as a way of opening both the disciplines up to one another — in the same manner that bossa nova and rhythm and blues did in the 1960s — created a slew of musical possibilities before fusion closed in on itself in the later 1970s and became its own restrictive genre, full of sterile, workmanlike chops, and endlessly repetitive rhythmic constructs. But perhaps no one, not even Weather Report’s Joe Zawinul or Creed Taylor at CTI realized the full aesthetic and panoramic potential of fusing seemingly disparate elements together in an entirely new tapestry, the way that Brazilian composer and guitarist Luiz Bonfá did on Jacarandá in 1973. His collaborators, producer John Wood and arranger/conductor Eumir Deodato, assembled a huge cast of musicians in both New York and Los Angeles, and came up with nothing short of a grooving, blissed-out masterpiece of fusion exotica. The cast of players is in and of itself dizzying: Airto, Deodato, Bonfá on acoustic guitars, Stanley Clarke, Wood, Mark Drury, Ray Barretto, John Tropea (on electric guitars), Bill Watrous, Randy Brecker, Idris Muhammad, Jerry Dodgion, Sonny Boyer, Phil Bodner, Maria Toledo, and many others — including full string and horn sections. The ambitious Deodato charts opened up the principals and brought hard Afro-Cuban rhythms, softer Brazilian ones, funky riffing soul and R&B interludes, and classical themes and variations, as well as sophisticated jazz harmonics and syncopation to a collection of tunes by Bonfá and others. Sound like a mess? Hardly. This is one of the most disciplined and ambitions recordings to be issued during that decade. Here Bonfá’s gorgeous palette of samba and bossa melodies is married to film score dynamics, lush romantic cadenzas, smoking jazz grooves and cultured extrapolations of folk and popular music schemas. creating a stunning mosaic of color, release, pastoral elegance and bad-ass, intoxicating, polyrhythmic Latin soul vistas. While the entire album flows form front to back with seamless ease, there are a few standouts. The opener, “Apache Talk,” features Barretto’s congas creating a bottom for Muhammad’s brushes and snare, as Clarke’s bass plays one note insistently and hypnotically before Wood’s Rhodes and finally Bonfá’s 12-string come shimmering in with a funky urgency that is underscored by Tropea’s bluesy fills. When the horns finally enter, the entire thing is popping and grooving on its own punchy axis. It’s a wonder that Gilles Peterson hasn’t picked up on this cut yet. Elsewhere, Bonfá’s velvety tropical read of Enriqué Granados’ “Dance No. 5,” with its slippery classical guitar and extended harmonic palette, is a whispering wonder of sensual delight. The minor-key riffing in “Strange Message” that becomes a full-blown soundtrack-esque anthem is a wonder, and the jazzy soul of the title track with Drury’s popping stand-up bass playing counterpoint to Bonfá’s 12-string before Muhammad and Wood kick it on the funky side is breathtaking (Man, if Ralph Towner could only play 12-string like this, he might have been a contender!). Reissued on the JR label, in magnificent, warm, crystalline, 24-bit remastered sound, the album contains an excellent essay on Bonfá by executive producer Arnaldo DeSouteiro. This is the great fusion album that was never released here in the States, where the full possibilities of the new music were personified. If ever there were a case to order a CD online, this is it. It’s so fine it’s hardly even believable.

PersonnelLuiz Bonfá
(guitar, vocal)
Eumir Deodato
(piano, electric piano, keyboards)
John Wood
(electric piano)
Stanley Clarke
(electric bass)
Mark Drury
Idris Muhammad
Richard O’Connell
Airto Moreira
Ray Barretto
John Tropea
(electric guitar)
Sonny Boyer
(tenor sax)
Phil Bodner
(flute, oboe, english horn, clarinet)
Romeo Penque
(flute, bass clarinet, baritone sax)
Jerry Dodgion
(flute, alto sax)
Randy Brecker
(trumpet, flugelhorn)
Burt Collins
John Frosk
Marky Markowitz
Marvin Stamm
(trumpet, flugelhorn)
Wayne Andre
Garnett Brown
Bill Watrous
Tony Studd
(bass trombone)
Jim Buffington
(french horn)
Peter Gordo
(french horn)
Harry Lookofsky
Harry Cykmam
Max Ellen
Paul Gershman
Emanuel Green
Harry Katzman
Harold Kohon
Joe Malin
David Nadien
Gene Orloff
Elliot Rosoff
Irving Spice
Alfred Brown
Harold Coletta
Selwart Clark
Emanuel Vardi
Charles McCracken
George Ricci
Alan Shulman
Gloria Lanzarone
Alvin Brehm
(arco bass)
Russell Savakus
(arco bass)
Sonia Burnier
Maria Helena Toledo

Track List01 – Apache Talk (Luis Bonfá)
02 – Jacarandá (Luis Bonfá)
03 – Gentle Rain (Luis Bonfá)
04 – You Or Not To Be (Tavinho Bonfá)
05 – Strange Message (Luis Bonfá)
06 – Dom Quixote (Luis Bonfá)
07 – Song Thoughts (Luis Bonfá)
08 – Danse V (Granados / Adpt. Luis Bonfá)
09 – Empty Room (Luis Bonfá)
10 – Sun Flower (Luis Bonfá)

This is Luiz Bonfa – Jacaranda (1973), at Loronix.  Hope uEnjoy!

Como o título do post diz, este é um repost, e pode ser buscado aqui mesmo no Órfãos do Loronix.

Astrud Gilberto – I Haven’t Got Anything Better to Do (1969)

25 03 2012

Link original: Astrud Gilberto – I Haven’t Got Anything Better to Do (1969)
Publicado em: Saturday, May 12, 2007 by zecalouro 

Loronix birthday is also time for some special and very requested reposts. I don’t run statistics on reposts and I think this album is the second on number of requests, the first I don’t need to say what it. It was released in January with a problem on track 01 – A Time for US with a very low quality. I was amazing to find this LP at Sao Paulo Vinyl fair for only R$ 10, less than five dollars, original 1969 Brazilian issue. Now Loronixers can enjoy the missing track and get the whole set on a better quality, a miracle that takes place only at Loronix 1st anniversary. I’m gathering the first post text and I hope you enjoy these special birthday reposts.

This is Astrud Gilberto – I Haven’t Got Anything Better to Do (1969), for Verve, a forgotten Astrud Gilberto work taking in consideration her whole discography. In the liner notes, Astrud says that it is her “fireplace album”, something that I could not understand why hearing it. This is truly different Astrud Gilberto LP and very enjoyable to listen. The whole set has a melancholic atmosphere making a perfect match with her interpretation and stlye. Tracks include:

01 – A Time For Us (Tema de Amor de Romeu e Julieta) (Nino Rota / L. Kusik / E. Snyder)
02 – I Haven’t Got Anything Better To Do (P. Vance / L. Pockriss)
03 – Didn’t We (J. Webb)
04 – Wailing Of The Willow (H. Nilsson)
05 – Where’s The Love (B. Weinstein / Michel Legrand)
06 – The Sea Is My Soil (I Remember When) (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta / Vrs. Peter Udell)
07 – Trains And Boats And Planes (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
08 – World Stop Turning (M. Charlap / Peter Udell)
09 – Without Him (H. Nilsson)
10 – Wee Small Hours (B. Hilliard / D. Mann)
11 – If (The Biggest Little Word) (G. Sherman / Peter Udell)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Vinyl Shipwreck

Primo Trio – Primo Trio (1965)

25 03 2012

Link original: Primo Trio – Primo Trio (1965)
Publicado em: Thursday, May 10, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello, Good Evening! This is the start of the special posts specially selected to our 1st Loronix year celebration, actually, this is just the warm-up day, the pearls are flying from Sao Paulo to Rio on a small and very special package prepared by Caetano Rodrigues in just one day. I always like to remember everybody how Caetano Rodrigues is so important to Loronix and to the Music from Brazil. There will be a special post dedicated to Caetano Rodrigues, which is a confidential surprise, next Saturday. He is the man of the century and deserves all our appreciation and respect.

Let’s start this warm-up day with instrumental music, my favorite music and probably the music that better translates Loronix. The instrumental music is unique since it does not depend on preferences on singing styles and lyrics languages; it is universal and easily introduced and appreciated worldwide. I think I could not make it better than selecting Samba Jazz, which is the favorite style of Loronixers, according with our survey.

This is Primo Trio – Primo Trio (1965), for Musidisc, the first record of the legendary pianist of Brazil South Region Primo released at 12″ format. This is pretty self-explanatory and never released before at Loronix, awesome Samba Jazz music with the classical piano, bass and drums formation. I hope you really enjoy this first post of our celebration. Tracks include:

PersonnelJoao Antonio Peixoto Primo
Tancredo Oliveira
Luis Sergio Pacce

Track List

01 – Garota Morena (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
02 – Mascarada (Zé Keti / Élton Medeiros)
03 – Charade (Henry Mancini / Mercer)
04 – Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
05 – Nosso Tema (Ary Barroso)
06 – Maria (Ary Barroso)
07 – Vai Menina (Nilo Sergio)
08 – O Samba Está Bom (Luis Bittencourt / Jairo Argileo)
09 – A Visinha do Lado (Dorival Caymmi)
10 – Olha a Favela (Luis Sergio Pacce / Tranka)
11 – Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
12 – Feitio de Oração (Vadico / Noel Rosa)


Este disco pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.