Nestor Amaral and His Continentals – Brazil (1957)

1 10 2011

Link original: Nestor Amaral and His Continentals – Brazil (1957)
Publicado em: Thursday, November 09, 2006 by zecalouro

Here we go again with another contribution, something very hard to track down information about. Zub Zub sent this record, the coolest alias I have seen for months. The nice Zub Zub, which I don’t know if is a she or a he, runs the amazing Blog Magic of Juju (another cool name) dedicated to obscure and rare music from the 5 continents that you will not find on any other website. Make a try at Magic of Juju ( to enjoy Zub Zub pearls and also say thank you for this nice release.

This is Nestor Amaral and His Continentals – Brazil (1957), 10′, for Golden Tone (USA), on my discography of choice, listed as the last Nestor Amaral record. I’m not a Nestor Amaral authority, but it seems that he is much more recognized outside of Brazil. Nestor was music director for Carmem Miranda for many years. He had also an important collaboration and partnership with Laurindo Almeida, they worked together on Radio and Laurindo considers Nestor as one of the best voices and guitar players of that time. Nestor Amaral was also member of the legendary O Bando da Lua. Tracks include:

01 – Brazil
02 – Pra Que Discutir
03 – Currupaco
04 – Porto Alegre
05 – Batucada
06 – Tico
07 – Baia
08 – Bamba no Samba


Este disco pode ser buscado no Stax o’ Wax. A versão lá disponibilizada tem título “Holiday in Brazil” (capa acima) e 3 músicas a mais: “Playtime in Brazil”, “Nossa Amizade” e “Belem Bayonee”. A outra versão do disco (que tem apenas 8 músicas) tem a capa abaixo: