Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1970)

14 05 2012

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Publicado em: Monday, July 02, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! Starting high today, showing a very important artist to Brazilian music with only a few career albums available at Loronix, the legendary Tim Maia and his debut LP. He is the father of Brazilian soul music, have influenced many other artists in the style. This album has several Tim Maia classics, such as Azul do Mar, Coronel Antonio Bento and Primavera, let’s see.

This is Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1970), for Polydor. Although a debut LP, Tim Maia was an active artist since the four years lived in US, between 1959 and 1963. There, he joined The Ideals, an important Rhythm & Blues band in Chicago. Someone said in the past that Tim Maia music is the only that can put people for dancing, no matter the situation. It is now time to check by yourself. Tracks include:


Tim Maia
(voice, violao, arrangements)
Ze Carlos
Waltel Branco

Track List

01 – Coroné Antônio Bento (Luis Wanderley / João do Vale)
02 – Cristina (Carlos Imperial / Tim Maia)
03 – Jurema (Tim Maia)
04 – Padre Cícero (Tim Maia / Cassiano)
05 – Flamengo (Tim Maia)
06 – Você Fingiu (Cassiano)
07 – Eu Amo Você (Cassiano / Silvio Rochael)
08 – Primavera (Vai Chuva) (Cassiano / Silvio Rochael)
09 – Risos (Fábio / Paulo Imperial)
10 – Azul da Cor do Mar (Tim Maia)
11 – Cristina Nº 2 (Carlos Imperial / Tim Maia)
12 – Tributo à Booker Pittman (Cláudio Roditi)


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Tim Maia – Tim Maia Interpreta Classicos da Bossa Nova (1990)

2 02 2012

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Publicado em: FRIDAY, MARCH 09, 2007

I cannot remember how many times I had to answer why Loronix does not albums from the legendary Tim Maia available. I never had an answer to this tricky question. Actually, if you search Find It! you will gather results of a Tim Maia LP released in 1972, one that I like most from the father of the Brazilian Soul Music. Caetano Rodrigues is here to help zecalouro to fill the gap, bringing to Loronixers Tim Maia’s tribute to Bossa Nova. This is certainly a treat.

This is Tim Maia – Tim Maia Interpreta Classicos da Bossa Nova (1990), for Vitoria Regia. Caetano strongly recommends this album and I also like it very much. Tim Maia delivers his best on a style that is not associated with him. I think we have another of those self-explanatory albums, Tim Maia has a potent baritone voice and the quality of performing easily dancing and groovy songs and the most sentimental tunes as well. Tracks include:

01 – Folha de Papel
02 – Eu e a Brisa
03 – A Ra
04 – A Ra II — Minha Namorada
05 – Useless Landscape
06 – Wave
07 – The Girl from Ipanema
08 – Samba da Pergunta
09 – Meditacao

This is Tim Maia – Tim Maia Interpreta Classicos da Bossa Nova (1990), at Loronix.

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Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1973)

10 09 2011

Link original: Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1973)
Publicado em: Saturday, October 07, 2006 by zecalouro

Another “waiting over” has gone, Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1973), an early LP from the Brazilian singer known as the Father of Soul Music. I have to confess that I’m not a great fan of Tim Maia, but listening to this record, I should confess that this dude is really good on his art and a superb Soul singer.

This LP is full of hits and was recorded on a time that Tim Maia was very influenced by North American music – there are some songs with English lyrics composed by Tim Maia. It is also necessary to say that Arara Azul was the friend who could make this post possible by sending this cover artwork. Arara Azul is a perfectionist and asked zecalouro to wait a little bit while preparing a better scanning. Sorry Arara Azul, I could not wait longer.

That’s Saturday, party time and Tim Maia records are known as capable of putting in the ballroom even those who are not used to shake the body around. Let’s check what you think about this record. Tracks included with AMG bios as well:

01 – Réu Confesso (Tim Maia)
02 – Compadre (Tim Maia)
03 – Over Again (Tim Maia)
04 – Até Que Enfim Encontrei Você (Tim Maia)
05 – O Balanço (Tim Maia)
06 – New Love (Tim Maia / Roger Bruno)
07 – Do Your Thing Behave Yourself (Tim Maia)
08 – Gostava Tanto de Você (Édson Trindade)
09 – Música no Ar (Tim Maia)
10 – A Paz do Meu Mundo É Você (Mita)
11 – Preciso Ser Amado (Tim Maia)
12 – Amores (Tim Maia)

The father of Brazilian soul music, Tim Maia never hid his true nature from his fans, his prospective employers, or the law. Iconoclastic, ironic, outspoken, polemical (but always humorous), and openly addicted to cocaine and marijuana, he was known for lightheartedly missing appointments and even big-time gigs, and also for being boycotted by recording companies, major TV networks such as Globo, and other media that didn’t swallow his disturbing presence.

With his potent and flexible baritone tone, Maia was able to convey not only a happy and energetic dance feel, but was capable of inspiring sentiment in otherwise corny songs as well, like his hit “Me Dê Motivo” (Paulo Massadas/Michael Sullivan). Throughout his career, this flexibility was evidenced through the multitude of styles embraced by him: soul, funk, bossa nova (in the ’90s), romantic songs, American pop, samba, baião, and MPB. In the ’90s, he was discovered by younger pop stars who re-recorded several of his hits. This was the case of Skank, Lulu Santos, Ara Ketu, Paralamas do Sucesso, and Marisa Monte, not to mention Elis Regina, Gal Costa, and other established artists who have recorded his songs.

In the ’70s, Maia started to record albums and do shows promoting his indigenous synthesis of American soul and Brazilian music with elements of samba and baião. The movement gradually took the working-class suburbs of the north side of Rio de Janeiro, exploding in 1976 with the black movement.

Maia started to write his earliest songs at eight and at 14, as a drummer, he formed the group Os Tijucanos do Ritmo, which lasted one year. He then took guitar classes and was soon teaching the kids in the neighborhood of Tijuca, in Rio, including the Matoso gang (Maia, Jorge Ben, Erasmo Esteves, later Erasmo Carlos, and several others), named after the street where they used to hang out. In that period, Maia was the guitar teacher of Esteves and when Roberto Carlos joined the gang in 1958, he also took classes with him. Tim Maia, Carlos, and Esteves (together with Edson Trindade, Arlênio Lívio, and José Roberto “China”) formed the group the Snacks (later the Sputniks), playing balls and performing on TV (including on Carlos Imperial’s Clube do Rock on TV Continental, where Carlos was already a regular). The group was soon dissolved due to incompatibility between Carlos and Maia.

After his father’s demise in 1959, Maia won a scholarship to study TV communications in the U.S., where he lived for four years. There he started as a vocalist, having joined the Ideals, but in 1963, he was arrested for possession of marijuana. Jailed for six months and then deported to Brazil, he didn’t find any warmth on the part of his old comrades Esteves and Carlos, who were beginning to enjoy the massive success of Jovem Guarda, which would get a grip on the entire country in a few years. Moving to São Paulo, he had some support from Os Mutantes instead. Having recorded in 1968 his first single (CBS) with his compositions “Meu País” and “Sentimento,” he became more visible after 1969 when he launched his “These Are the Songs,” which was re-recorded by Elis Regina in the next year, in duo with him and included on Regina’s Em Pleno Verão. In 1970, he recorded his first LP, Tim Maia (Polygram), that had his classics “Azul da Cor do Mar” (Maia), “Coroné Antônio Bento” (Luís Wanderley/João do Vale), and “Primavera” (Cassiano), staying for 24 weeks in the Carioca top charts. In the next year, Tim Maia, Vol. 2 had other everlasting hits: “Não Quero Dinheiro (Só Quero Amar)” (Maia), and “Preciso Aprender a Ser Só” (Marcos Valle/Paulo Sérgio Valle). Tim Maia Vol. 4 (1973) had “Réu Confesso” (Maia) and “Gostava Tanto de Você” (Édson Trindade). Still in the ’70s, he founded his own label, initially Seroma and then Vitória Régia Discos. Infatuated with the religious/philosophic sect Universo em Desencanto, Maia launched independently through Seroma in 1975 two minor albums, Tim Maia Racional, Vols. 1 & 2. Three years later, he had one of his biggest hits, “Sossego,” and another success with “Acenda o Farol,” both launched on Tim Maia Disco Club (Warner Bros.). In 1983, he had hits with “O Descobridor dos Sete Mares” (Gilson Mendonça/Michel) and “Me Dê Motivo” (Paulo Massadas/Michael Sullivan), included on O Descobridor dos Sete Mares (Polygram). Another milestone of his career in the decade of 1980 was Tim Maia (Continental, 1986), which had the hit “Do Leme ao Pontal (Tomo Guaraná, Suco de Caju, Goiabada Para Sobremesa)” (Maia). In 1990, he interpreted bossa nova classics on an album released through his label Vitória Régia that wasn’t noticed, the LP Tim Maia Interpreta Clássicos da Bossa Nova. After a period of poor presence in the media, he was again on top after being mentioned by Jorge Ben Jor in 1993 in his “W/Brasil.” In the same period, Maia had another hit with his re-recording of “Como Uma Onda” (Lulu Santos/Nelson Motta) for a TV ad. At the same time, he withdrew from majors, recording his next albums through Vitória Régia, including What a Wonderful World (1997), where he recorded American pop/soul classics, and Amigos do Rei/Tim Maia e Os Cariocas, with the famous vocal group. Obese and in bad health, in March 1998 he was doing a gig at the Municipal Theater of Niterói when he became ill. Hospitalized, he died a few days later. In 1999, he was paid tribute in a show by several MPB artists. The show was launched on CD and DVD. In 2000, he had another tribute, also released in CD.


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