Walter Wanderley e Portinho – Orgao, Sax e Sexy (1964)

27 09 2013

Link original: Walter Wanderley e Portinho – Orgao, Sax e Sexy (1964)
Publicado em: Monday, June 01, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! As told, Walter Wanderley is among us and bringing Maestro Portinho, delivering a blend of organ and sax, really unusual. In case you missed something about these giants, Walter Wanderley was a legend, acknowledged as one of the best Brazilian organists. He also made a solid career in the United State, releasing several records. Walter Wanderley passed away in 1986, United States, almost forgotten to the masses. It is sad that nobody remembers who Walter Wanderley was. Make a test, ask about Walter Wanderley for your friends with less than 30. Only a few will be able to say.

Maestro Portinho, is also a well-know musician to Loronix community and one of my favorite maestros. According with Zarville – Loronix Official Orchestra Music Advisor – Portinho is the Brazilian Maestro who is the best on mixing Samba and orchestral arrangements. Portinho is also an instrumentalist, play sax and clarinet. He also recorded some Choro albums. If there is something in common between these two musicians, I believe it is their constant work in studios, they were very active. Let’s see.

This is Walter Wanderley e Portinho – Orgao, Sax e Sexy (1964), for Philips, released just after Entre Nos, the first Walter Wanderley album recorded for Philips, which is one that I like very much. This cover artwork explains the repertoire of romantic tunes. Personnel listing was not made available by Philips. I hope you Enjoy this really hard to find Walter Wanderley LP. Tracks include:


01 – Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Castigo (Dolores Duran)
03 – Fale Baixinho (Portinho / Heitor Carillo)
04 – A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
05 – Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
06 – Meu Sonho É Você (Altamiro Carrilho / Átila Nunes)
07 – Suas Mãos (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
08 – Ouça (Maysa)
09 – Contando Estrelas (Alfredo Borba / Édson Borges)
10 – Canção de Amor (Elano de Paula / Chocolate)
11 – Ninguém Me Ama (Antônio Maria / Fernando Lobo)
12 – Risque (Ary Barroso)


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Elizeth Cardoso – A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 5 (1964)

22 07 2012

Link original: Elizeth Cardoso – A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 5 (1964)
Publicado em: Monday, September 03, 2007 by zecalouro

Here we go on another Elizeth Cardoso album from the “A Meiga Elizeth” series, kindly sent by moos to Loronixers. This series has five albums and this is the third made available at Loronix. Top-notch musicians, including a mysterious organist credited as “Sir Walter Scott”, back Elizeth Cardoso. By the way, this alias makes easy to realize that a Brazilian organist also called Walter is behind Sir Scott. Let’s see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso – A Meiga Elizeth Nr. 5 (1964), for Copacabana, featuring Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto. Thanks once again moos, this album is solid from start to the end. Elizeth Cardoso rendition to Ze Ketti song Diz que Fui Por Ai is fantastic with Walter Wanderley organ swinging a lot with Elizeth. Rildo Hora is a special guest on track 11 – Encontro com a Saudade, backing Elizeth Cardoso with violao. Personnel is credit this time. Tracks include:


Elizeth Cardoso
Moacyr Silva
(sax tenor)
Sir Walter Scott aka Walter Wanderley
(organ, piano)
Heraldo do Monte
Rildo Hora
(guitar on track 11)
Chou Vianna

Track List

01 – Saudade Esperança (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Jota Júnior)
02 – Poema Em Paz (Armando Cavalcanti / Victor Freire)
03 – Deixa Chover (Dunga)
04 – Canção Que Nasceu do Amor (Rildo Hora / Clóvis Mello)
05 – Diz Que Fui Por Aí (Zé Keti / Hortêncio Rocha)
06 – Por Que Fui Te Encontrar (Nelsinho / Orlando Henriques)
07 – Até as Lágrimas (Raul Sampaio / Benil Santos)
08 – Joca (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
09 – Alma Em Serenata (Paulo Valdez / Marino Pinto)
10 – Meu Mundo É Seu (Roberto Nascimento / Macalé)
11 – Encontro Com a Saudade (Nilo Queiroz / Billy Blanco)
12 – Eu Sei Tu Não Sabes (Carlito / Romeo Nunes)


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Last minute Music Video: Sir Walter Scott, sorry, Walter Wanderley performing Call Me. The first Walter Wanderley video I have ever seen. Do not miss this one.

Walter Wanderley – Entre Nos (1964)

17 05 2012

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Entre Nos (1964)
Publicado em: Thursday, July 05, 2007 by zecalouro

I don’t have words to explain how good is this Walter Wanderley album that I had the chance to hear for the first time today. Although not available at Loronix, Entre Nos was not on my hunting list. Thanks Cesar Saldanha for pointing and thanks Caetano Rodrigues for making this fantastic contribution. The vinyl was on perfect condition and the conversion to digital was very well done. Caetano Rodrigues is the master of creating MDs from vinyl.

This is Walter Wanderley – Entre Nos (1964), for Philips. The name “Entre Nos” has a reason, this is the first Walter Wanderley album for Philips and the name Entre Nos (among us) is something like a celebration to the new artist on Philips cast. Philips gave everything to Walter Wanderley, he is backed his Conjunto and a not credited orchestra. The mix of organ and orchestra is really nice and Walter Wanderley Conjunto delivers an awesome Samba Jazz beat. You should not miss this one. Tracks include:

01 – Telefone (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
02 – Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Samba das Cores (Wilma Camargo)
04 – Por Causa de Você Menina (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
05 – Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré)
06 – Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
07 – Pula Baú (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
08 – Chove Chuva (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
09 – Samba no Balanço (Jorge Duarte)
10 – Gimbo (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
11 – Velas da Minha Vida (Denis Brean)
12 – Carnaval Triste (Paulo Bruce / Sergio C. de Almeida)


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Walter Wanderley – Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966)

27 04 2012

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966)
Publicado em: Saturday, June 16, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the first out of a series of contributions from a real friend with a real name, Meia Beats, musician (piano), producer, living in Brazil South, city of Caxias do Sul. Meia Beats starts with a widely unknown Walter Wanderley LP released in Brazil by Philips. I have been hunting this album for months with no information about, never seeing this cover artwork also. Thanks for this really hard to find Walter Wanderley album. You can meet Meia Beats at his website, here.

This is Walter Wanderley – Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966), for Philips. Perhaps this is the last Walter Wanderley release in Brazil before moving to US for releasing his first international album with Astrud Gilberto. Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley repeats the formula used at Walter Wanderley – Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962), for Odeon and it is one of the most dark and shady Walter Wanderley albums I have ever heard, an item for completionists, we are many. Tracks include:

01 – Que C’est Triste Venise (Dorin / Charles Aznavour) Ma Vie (Alain Barrière)
02 – Oferenda (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) Sentimental Demais (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
03 – Il Mondo (Fontana / Meccia / Pess)
04 – Amor Eterno (Édson Borges / Alfredo Borba) O Preço de Uma Vida (Erlon Chaves)
05 – Charade (Mercer / Henry Mancini) Just For Tonight (H. Carmichael / Mercer)
06 – Forget Domani (R. Ortolani / N. Newell)
07 – Red Roses For a Blue Lady (Tepper / Brodsky)
08 – Aquellos Ojos Verdes (N. Menendez) Maria Helena (Barcelata)
09 – Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle) La Barca (Roberto Cantoral)
10 – Irremediablemente (Máximo Casanova)
11 – Flor de Lys (Agustin Lara) O Cigano (Marcelo Tupinambá / João do Sul)
12 – Tudo de Mim (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia) Maldito (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Martoni, ele pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco.

Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley – Popcorn (1967)

20 03 2012

Link original: Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley – Popcorn (1967)
Publicado em: Monday, May 07, 2007 by zecalouro

When I heard this LP in the middle of 2006 I could not understand how great it was. Now Caetano comes with this album at this last package and I could finally take it the attention deserved. This is the kind of album that sounds different from everything you heard before. I don’t know what Luiz Henrique and Walter Wanderley had in terms of control, but I think this is the kind of album that can only be accomplished with freedom of doing whatever you want. Thanks Caetano for sending Popcorn to Loronixers.

This is Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley – Popcorn (1967), for Verve. PopCorn opens with Happy Birthday and for my surprise it is nice. The remaining tracks you will need to hear over and over again until you get the idea. Luiz Henrique is a great singer and there will be a surprise with Luiz Henrique at Loronix 1st year celebration, at least I hope. Tracks include:


Walter Wanderley
(organ, electric piano, harpsichord)
Jose Marino
James Kappes, Gary Chester and Donald Mac Donald
Melvin Tax and Romeo Penque
Luiz Henrique and Affonso de Paula

Track List

01 – Happy Birthday (Tradicional)
02 – Cabaret (J. Kander / F. Ebb)
03 – Florianópolis (Luis Henrique)
04 – Kee-ka-roo (Walter Wanderley)
05 – Diane In The Morning (Luis Henrique)
06 – Popcorn (Luis Henrique / Walter Wanderley)
07 – A Different Beat (Oscar Brown Jr. / Luis Henrique)
08 – Home On The Range (Tradicional)
09 – Blue Island (Luis Henrique / Jacqueline Sharpe)
10 – Dusty Road (Luis Henrique / Jacqueline Sharpe)
11 – In My Automobile (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli).


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Walter Wanderley – Moondreams (1969)

19 03 2012

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Moondreams (1969)
Publicado em: Friday, May 04, 2007 by zecalouro

It is amazing this album has gone out of print, actually, I never heard about being re-issued on CD. This is one of the lastest albums recorded by Walter Wanderley and the second he made to A&M label under production of Creed Taylor. Such like the first A&M release, Walter Wanderley – When it Was Done, Moondreams has orchestra arrangements, something not common on Walter Wanderley records, mostly based on tight instrumental combos. Let’s see how Loronixers feedback this release.

This is Walter Wanderley – Moondreams (1969), for A&M. The first track, Asa Branca and Baiao de Dois (Humberto Teixeira / Luiz Gonzaga), worth the entire album and it is one of the best versions of tune among the several I could hear before. There are lyrics and a choir featuring the well known to Loronixers Flora Purim with Linda November, Stella Stevens and Susan Manchester. Eumir Deodato was also at the set, delivering orchestral and vocal arrangements while Walter Wanderley was in charge of the remaining instruments. This cover is very beautiful and so far is the best among this framed CTI style that was used also at Samba Blim and We at the Sea of Tamba Trio. Tracks include:

PersonnelWalter Wanderley
(organ, eletric hapsichord)
Jose Marinho
Joao Palma
Lulu Ferreira and Airto Moreira
Bernie Glow
(piston, flugelhorn)
Marvin Stamm
Flora Purim, Linda November, Stella Stevens and Susan Manchester

Track List

01 – Asa Branca (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) Baião de Dois (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga)
02 – L’amore Dice Ciao (Trovajoli / Guardabassi / R. Greenaway)
03 – Baião da Penha (Guio de Morais / David Nasser)
04 – One Of The Nicer Things (J. Webb)
05 – Proton Electron Neutron (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 – 5 30 Plane (J. Webb)
07 – Soulful Strut (E. Record / S. Sanders)
08 – Moondreams (O Sonho) (Egberto Gismonti / Vrs. Jay Livingston / Vrs. R. Evans)
09 – Jacqueline Tudo (Eumir Deodato)
10 – Mirror Of Love (Judy Spencer / Eumir Deodato)


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Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley – Sambas na Madrugada (1963)

13 03 2012

Link original: Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley – Sambas na Madrugada (1963)
Publicado em: Thursday, April 26, 2007 by zecalouro

Isaura Garcia was an important Samba interpreter recording several albums, from 78rpms to LPs. She was also married with the Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley, which is the kind of musician that seems to do not miss any opportunity to go inside a recording set. I think Caetano sent to us the best Isaura Garcia album so far with the accompaniment of her husband, Walter Wanderley.

This is Isaura Garcia & Walter Wanderley – Sambas na Madrugada (1963), for Odeon. Walter Wanderley is brings his group to this set, but musicians are not credited. Isaura Garcia performs a traditional Samba repertoire with some boleros. The blend of her classic interpretation with Walter Wanderley swinging Hammond B3, adds a lot of charm to Sambas da Madrugada. If I’m not wrong they made together three albums for Odeon label and Samba da Madrugada is their last collaboration. Tracks includes:

01 – Samba da Madrugada (Carminha Mascarenhas / Dora Lopes / Herotides Nascimento)
02 – Ah Se Eu Pudesse (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03 – Teus Versos (Carlito Cavalcanti / Sergio Porto)
04 – Roseira Que Não Dá Rosa (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
05 – Nós e o Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 – Cadê o Amor (Walter Santos)
07 – Samba de Creoulo (Miguel Gustavo)
08 – Sempre Assim (Armando Fernandes / Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
09 – O Bolo (Walter Santos)
10 – Se Vale a Pena (João Roberto Kelly)
11 – Carinho Perdido(Tito Madi)
12 – Ilusão à Toa (Johnny Alf)


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Walter Wanderley – O Sucesso e Samba (1960)

6 03 2012

Link original: Walter Wanderley – O Sucesso e Samba (1960)
Publicado em: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 by zecalouro

Walter Wanderley is one of the artists most connected to Loronix and a great part of the little Loronix popularity can be credited to Walter Wanderley albums, he is an artist that everybody likes, has an unique way of playing and an amazing popularity in Brazil and United States. We have been tracking out of print Walter Wanderley LPs that were not released at Loronix and once in a while some friend take us by surprise.

I would like to say thanks to Moos, for this contribution. Moos make a nice work in the background and I have several Moos contributions waiting for their time to appear here. Thanks Moos for remembering Walter Wanderley.

This is Walter Wanderley – O Successo e Samba (1960), for Odeon. Moss said this is the original 1960 issue, it is amazing that he found this album in Europe, while I never saw it available on any fair or shop down here. Self-explanatory release, Walter Wanderley albums are always on top of any statistics at Loronix. Moos also remember something very important; we do not have any Walter Wanderley video at Loronix. Actually, I never saw Walter Wanderley performing. If someone can make a dream come true, this is the one we are looking for, a video with Walter Wanderley. Tracks include:

01 – O Amor e a Rosa (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
02 – Ninho do Nonô (Denis Brean)
03 – O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
04 – Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
05 – Dona Baratinha (Almeida Rego / Newton Ramalho)
06 – Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
07 – Teleco Teco Nº 2 (Nelsinho / Oldemar Magalhães)
08 – Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 – Saudade Querida (Tito Madi)
10 – O Pato (Jaime Silva / Neusa Teixeira)
11 – Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
12 – Cheiro de Saudade (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Bili e Martoni, ele agora está disponível na Rádio Forma e Elenco.

Quanto a vídeos com Walter Wanderley, ao vivo, só encontrei 1:

Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley Trio – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness (1966)

16 02 2012

Link original: Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley Trio – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness (1966)
Publicado em: Monday, March 26, 2007 by zecalouro

I don’t know how popular is this album worldwide, but certainly it is one of the most, how can I say, identified with Bossa Nova, at least in the USA. A Certain Smile and A Certain Sadness was released in 1966, a time when Bossa Nova mania was on its peak. I have been browsing some statistics and Astrud Gilberto is one of the most popular artists at Loronix, Walter Wanderley also. This cover artwork has its charm, showing Astrud Gilberto surrounded by Walter Wanderley (left), Claudio Slon (right) and probably Bobby Rosengarden (center).

I could not check, but Joao Gilberto guitar is possibly on this album, playing in all tunes. Caetano is providing this LP to Loronixers on CD quality, with tracks from the original 1966 issue.

This is Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley Trio – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness (1966), for Verve, featuring the voice of Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley trio, which is Walter Wanderley (organ, piano), Claudio Slon (drums), Jose Marino (bass) and Bobby Rosengarden (percussion), produced by Creed Taylor. Astrud sings in Portuguese and English. Tracks include:

01 – A Certain Smile (Fain / Paul Francis Webster)
02 – A Certain Sadness (Carlos Lyra / John Court)
03 – Nega do Cabelo Duro (David Nasser / Rubens Soares)
04 – So Nice (Summer Samba) (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle / Vrs. Norman Gimbel)
05 – Você Já Foi a Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
06 – Portuguese Washerwoman (Lucchesi / Popp)
07 – Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness) (Haroldo Lobo / Niltinho Tristeza / Vrs. Norman Gimbel)
08 – Call Me (Hatch)
09 – Here’s That Rainy Day (Babcock / Burke / Van Heusen)
10 – Tu Mi Delirio (C. Portillo de La Luz)
11 – It’s a Lovely Day Today (Irving Berlin)


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Ivan Casanova e Seus Conjuntos – Um Olhar… Uma Danca… Um Amor | aka Walter Wanderley

16 01 2012

Link original: Ivan Casanova e Seus Conjuntos – Um Olhar… Uma Danca… Um Amor | aka Walter Wanderley
Publicado em: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 by zecalouro

I love the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. I would not leave Copacabana to Ipanema, but I can make a life on a small city at Minas Gerais south region, easily. I like the way Mineiros (people that belongs to Minas Gerais) take their lives. I was there a couple of years ago for some business with birds; it is wonderful the way Mineiros makes business. I left the farm with a Mineiro and a bird to meet another Mineiro for a possible bird change. Arriving there, the Mineiros spent two hours looking to each other birds without saying a word, absolute silence. Then, they shake hands and left with no business made. I got desperate and asked why the exchange was not performed and why they did not talk to each other about the exchange. The Mineiro turn his head to me and said: “It did not happen”.

What a story. That’s exactly my relationship with this record for many months. Silence. The record on the shelf. I’m starring the record daily. It did not happen. But there was something familiar with that piano playing that I could not stop thinking.

A couple of days ago, the bossanovadreamer came to me with a story he read on e-bay that Ivan Casanova is Walter Wanderley. That’s what I need to associate the playing with the artist and this is what zecalouro shows to your appreciation.

Is Ivan Casanova Walter Wanderley?

This is Ivan Casanova e Seus Conjuntos – Um Olhar… Uma Danca… Um Amor (from late 50’s to early 60’s), for Imperial. Now I will let with Loronixers to agree with zecalouro or not if Ivan Casanova is another nickname used by the Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley and this should be considered a Walter Wanderley LP. It is up to Loronixers, I think it is. Tracks include:

01 – The Man I Love (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
02 – Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – El Reloj (Roberto Cantoral)
04 – Love Is The Tender Trap (S. Cahn / V. Heusen)
05 – Angustia (Orlando Brito)
06 – On The Sunny Side Of The Street (D. Fields / J. McHugh)
07 – O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
08 – Aquellos Ojos Verdes (N. Menendez / A. Ultrera)
09 – No Tabuleiro da Baiana (Ary Barroso)
10 – Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen / T. Koehler)
11 – Pastorinhas (Noel Rosa / João de Barro)
12 – Te Quiero Dijiste (Maria Grever / C. Pasquale)


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Mike Falcao e Sua Orquestra de Danca – Jato ao Redor do Mundo (60’s) also known as Walter Wanderley

21 12 2011

Link original: Mike Falcao e Sua Orquestra de Danca – Jato ao Redor do Mundo (60’s) also known as Walter Wanderley
Publicado em: Sunday, January 21, 2007 by zecalouro

Many friends have been asking for this LP to close the Mike Falcao “trilogy”. Do not start searching for Mike Falcao, just listen, Mike Falcao was a nickname used by Walter Wanderley to make a series of three LPs from the record label Imperial, probably, Walter Wanderley was under contract and had to create this alias do cheat the record company which he had contractual obligation.

I’m wondering if by the time of these records release, the “real” Mike Falcao was a secret or everybody knew that Mike was Walter Wanderley. The other two Mike Falcao LPs are already available at Loronix, this is the last one and the one that I like most. This is Mike Falcao e Sua Orquestra de Danca – Jato ao Redor do Mundo (no date), for Imperial, another of those records that makes reference to airplanes, aviation, etc. Here, Walter Wanderley dedicates some songs to a world city, with something unique, he is playing piano on some tracks, instead of his Hammond organ. The rain has stopped now and it is dinnertime, I will be right back with two great releases. Stay tuned! Tracks include:

01 – Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
02 – Matilda Matilda (H. Thomas)
03 – Siboney (Ernesto Lecuona)
04 – Ay Cosita Linda (Pacho Galan)
05 – Olhos Negros (Tradicional)
06 – Regalo de Viaje (Agustin Lara)
07 – Nunca aos Domingos (Never On Sunday) (M. Hadjidakis / Larue)
08 – Manhattan (R. Rodgers / L. Hart)
09 – Autumn In New York (V. Duke)
10 – April In Paris (V. Duke / E. Y. Harburg)
11 – Lisboa Antiga (Raul Portela / J. Galhardo / A. do Vale)
12 – Cidade de São Sebastião (Wilson Batista / Antônio Nássara)


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Walter Wanderley – Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962)

2 12 2011

Link originai: Walter Wanderley – Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962)
Publicado em: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 by zecalouro

This LP is one of those that I could bring from the vinyl fair in Sao Paulo. However, away from his notebook and with a brain from the size of a nut, zecalouro could not remember exactly which Walter Wanderley record he was looking for. Since it was a bargain, he decided to bring it anyway and only arriving on his cage he could realize that he has hunting another record, which is Walter Wanderley – Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966), for Philips, not this one.

Anyway, this is Walter Wanderley – Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962), for Odeon, with Walter Wanderley dedicating a whole LP to instrumental boleros renditions. Perhaps I was frustated for not bringing the right one I think this is one of the few Walter Wanderley LPs for, let me say, completionists. Personnel is not credited. Tracks include:

01 – Sabor a Mi (Álvaro Carrillo)
02 – Final (Paul Misraki / A. Hornez)
03 – Contigo En La Distancia (C. Portillo de La Luz)
04 – Solamente Una Vez (Agustin Lara)
05 – Senora (Orestes Santos)
06 – Causa Justa (Bolinha / Suely)
07 – Contigo (Cláudio Estrada)
08 – Sinceridad (Rafael Gaston Perez)
09 – O Trovador de Toledo (H. Giraud / J. Brejac)
10 – Una Aventura Mas (O. Kinleiner)
11 – Escandalo (Ruben Fuentes / R. Cardenas)
12 – E a Vida Continua (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)


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Mike Falcao e Seu Conjunto – No Embalo do Samba (1966)

7 11 2011

Link original: Mike Falcao e Seu Conjunto – No Embalo do Samba (1966)
Publicado em: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 by zecalouro

Hi again. The last Os Ipanemas EP has generated many discussions. This is great. Let’s move forward with another nice pick, the third record and probably the last released by Mike Falcao for Imperial, now as Mike Falcao e Seu Conjunto, in fact, Walter Wanderley using a nickname to get rid of contractual obligations.

Meet, Mike Falcao e Seu Conjunto – No Embalo do Samba (1966), for Imperial/Odeon. Pretty self-explanatory release. I just want to add that I’m looking for the second Mike Falcao LP, Mike Falcao e Sua Orquestra de Danca – Jato ao Redor do Mundo with uncertain release date. Tracks include:

01 – Estamos Aí (Maurício Einhorn / Durval Ferreira / Regina Werneck)
02 – Upa Negrinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
03 – Vem Chegando a Madrugada (Zuzuca / Noel Rosa de Oliveira)
04 – São Salvador (Durval Ferreira / Aglaê)
05 – Ai Que Saudade Dessa Nega (Ed Lincoln)
06 – Liberdade Demais (Hélio Nascimento / Mariano Filho)
07 – Não Ponha a Mão (Mutt / Arnô Canegal / Bucy Moreira)
08 – Giramundo (Luis Carlos Sá)
09 – Tamanco no Samba (Orlann Divo / Hélton Menezes)
10 – Tristeza (Niltinho / Haroldo Lobo)
11 – The Blues Walk (C. Brown)
12 – Sonho de Um Carnaval (Chico Buarque)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Black Music Nostalgia.  O arquivo disponibilizado por eles está com senha, que é igual a Pingua65. (repare o “.” no final: faz parte da senha!).

Walter Wanderley – O Samba é Mais Samba com Walter Wanderley (1962)

16 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Walter Wanderley – O Samba é Mais Samba com Walter Wanderley (1962)
Publicado em: MONDAY, AUGUST 07, 2006

This is an out of print Walter Wanderley LP first released in 1962, Walter Wanderley – O Samba é Mais Samba com Walter Wanderley. zecalouro likes this LP, there is no bad track here.

O Samba é Mais Samba was released in Argentina as “El Samba Es Mas Samba con Walter Wanderley”, the North American market named this LP as “Walter Wanderley’s Brazilian Organ”, a second release in US made it as “From Rio With Love”. This cover artwork is from an unknown release – probably, part of some Bossa Nova Series from EMI in Japan – and for the uniqueness, is opening this post. The post is closed with the original cover released in 1962.Tracklist:01 – Labareda (Baden Powell – Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Você e eu (Carlos Lyra – Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Volto já (Armando Cavalcanti – Moacyr Falcão)
04 – Eu não tenho onde morar (Dorival Caymmi)
05 – Deixa andar (Jujuba)
06 – Eu e o Rio (Luiz Antonio)
07 – A Mesma Rosa Amarela (Carlos Penna Filho – Capiba)
08 – Corcovado (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
09 – So vou de mulher (Luiz Reis – Haroldo Barbosa)
10 – Quem Sabe Voce de Mim (Fernando César – Britinho)
11 – A Nega se Vingou (Venancio – Jorge Costa)
12 – Poema da Vida (Roberto Copia – A Brumatti)Walter Wanderley – Samba é Mais Samba com Walter Wanderley (1962), at Loronix.

Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.  A capa da edição americana, citada pelo Zeca na postagem segue abaixo:

Walter Wanderley – Kee-Ka-Roo (1967)

14 10 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Kee-Ka-Roo (1967)
Publicado em: Friday, November 17, 2006 by zecalouro

When I just accepted the fact that Loronix was running out of new Walter Wanderley releases, someone – that asked for not being identified even by aliases – sent me this Walter Wanderley – Kee-Ka-Roo (1967), for Verve. The original cover is gatefold, when closed, shows only the first half of this image. I decided to experiment, presenting front and back cover opened.

This is the last Walter Wanderley release for Verve, very nice production as you can realize by this cover. This is Walter at his back with eleven instrumental tracks plus one track – Wait Until Dark – sung by Marge Dodson. Walter is a really great figure, some of his later works has songs with some sad titles such this mentioned Wait Until Dark, Take a Chance with Me and Errinho a Toa, for instance.

Walter has great musicians on the recording session for Kee-Ka-Roo, including the American guitar player John Pizarelli, as follows: Walter Wanderley (organ and electric piano), John Pizarelli (guitar), Jose Marino (bass), Dom um Romao (drums), Alfonso de Paula (trumpet and percussion), Jerome Richardson (flute) and Bobby Rosengarden (percussion and vibes). Tracks include:

01 – Amazonas
02 – Kee-ka
03 – Canto de Ossanha
04 – Taka a Chance With Me
05 – Music To Watch Girls By
06 – Errinho a Toa
07 – Sambão
08 – The Bobo
09 – Wait Until Dark
10 – Menino das Laranjas
11 – Sebato Sera
12 – Sensuous


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.

Walter Wanderley – Batucada (1967)

11 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Walter Wanderley – Batucada (1967)
Publicado em: SUNDAY, JULY 02, 2006

Walter Wanderley, Batucada (1967) is a nice mixture of Samba Jazz with the participation of Dom Um Romao on drums and Marcos Valle on guitar that takes Walter Wanderley at his peak.The output of these three Brazilian legends on Batucada is ahead of the usual Bossa Jazz production delivered at the late 60’s. Marcos Valle contribution was essential for the success of the LP with a great instrumental version of his classic o Grilo, plus other compositions.

Batucada 1967 is a great album with an “acceptable” cover.

Este disco pode ser buscado no 300 Discos.

Walter Wanderley – Perpetual Motion Love (1981)

13 09 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Perpetual Motion Love (1981)
Publicado em: Friday, October 13, 2006 by zecalouro

I want to say THANK YOU to each one using the Send Files to share their personal music collection with Loronix. It is wonderful that you are taking your time to select the best of your collection, rip vinyl and send to zecalouro. That’s a truly sharing spirit of yours. Thanks once again.

This fine release came also from the Send Files icon. There is nothing better than the own sender words to describe Walter Wanderley – Perpetual Motion Love (1981), his second release for the USA GNP/Crescendo label, as follows:

(…) This is a vinyl rip of a quite rare record on which Walter extends his artistry to cover even synthesizers. Now, if someone would have the even rarer “The Return of The Original” record (…)

Thanks for it. We are now looking for The Return of the Original, meanwhile, let’s check how Walter Wanderley manages the synthesizers. Tracks include:

01 – Perpetual Motion Love
02 – Just The Two Of Us
03 – Surfboard
04 – Sukiyaki
05 – Amazonas
06 – Monica
07 – Caravan
08 – Astronaut
09 – Forget
10 – On My Mind
11 – The Moon Was Yellow
12 – Recife
13 – Julie Is Her Name
14 – Jet Samba (Samba do Avião)


Walter Wanderley
(organ, piano, moog synthesizer and ARP string ensemble)
Jose Marino
John Pisano
Alex Acuna

I forgot to say that I’m making my best to understand what we have on this cover, seems to be a stage, or an amusement park.


Este disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities. 

Isaura Garcia – A Pedida é Samba (1961) with Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto

7 09 2011

Link original: Isaura Garcia – A Pedida é Samba (1961) with Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto
Publicado em: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 by zecalouro

Isaura Garcia is a Brazilian singer, born in 1919 that started his career winning a radio contest with the age of 14. Isaura debut on recordings was in 1941, being active until the late 80’s releasing his last LP. Isaura was born and fixed his residence all over her career and life in Sao Paulo City.

Isaura Garcia was married with Walter Wanderley during a certain time in the late 50’s till the mid 60’s. This LP, Isaura Garcia – A Pedida é Samba (1961) has the accompaniment of Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto, which is a nice opportunity to hear Walter performing on his early years. Tracks include:

01 – Palhaçada (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
02 – Cai a Tarde (Rubens Caruso)
03 – Noite Por Dia (Antônio Bruno)
04 – Velho Enferrujado (Gadé / Valdrido Silva)
05 – Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 – A Pedida É Samba (Roberto Martins / Jair Amorim)
07 – Chorou Chorou (Luis Antônio)
08 – Que É Que Eu Faço (Ribamar (1) / Dolores Duran)
09 – Zé do Contra (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
10 – Velho Gagá (Fernando César)
11 – Não Sabemos (Rubens Caruso)
12 – Chora Coração (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)


Este disco pode ser buscado no 300 Discos.

Walter Wanderley – Walter Wanderley Set: When it Was Done (1968)

6 09 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Walter Wanderley Set: When it Was Done (1968)
Publicado em: Monday, October 02, 2006 by zecalouro

This Walter Wanderley Set – When it Was Done (1968) LP is only available due the great help I had from Cesar Saldanha. Cesar had a lot of work to gather, scan and finalize the cover artwork that I had no hope to find on good quality.

Begining with this “formal” cover, this Walter Wanderley LP is pretty different from the ones you are used to hear, it has a more sophisticated production with arrangements by Eumir Deodato and Don Sebesky. In spite of it, what makes this LP really unique is the participation of the Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento on the opening track, Open Your Arms (Let me Walk Right In). There is also a nice version of Antonio Carlos Jobim Surfboard that itself makes the entire record worthwhile. Tracks include:

Sorry, just forgot to say that Anamaria Valle is sharing vocals with Marilyn Jackson e Linda November.

01 – Open You Arms (Let Me Walk Righ In) (Andança) (Danilo Caymmi / Edmundo Souto / Paulinho Tapajós / Vrs. Jay Livingston / Vrs. R. Evans) special guest: Milton Nascimento
02 – Surfboard (Tom Jobim)
03 – Baião da Garôa (Luis Gonzaga / Hervé Cordovil)
04 – Reach Out For Me (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
05 – Olê Olá (Chico Buarque)
06 – Ponteio (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
07 – When It Was Done (J. Webb)
08 – On My Mind (Eumir Deodato / Vrs. Norman Gimbel)
09 – Jus My Love And I (Eumir Deodato / J. Spencer)
10 – Capoeira (Eumir Deodato)
11 – Verdade Em Paz (Truth In Peace) (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)


Este disco pode  ser buscado no Um que Tenha.

Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto – Sucessos Dançantes em Ritmo de Romance (1960)

2 09 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto – Sucessos Dançantes em Ritmo de Romance (1960)
Publicado em: Monday, September 25, 2006 by zecalouro

This early Walter Wanderley – Sucessos Dancantes em Ritmo de Romance (1960) is very different from the mid and later works of this great Brazilian organist. This is the earliest Walter Wanderley solo LP that zecalouro made available at Loronix and it will be very nice to see how Walter Wanderley music has evolved since these first recordings to his well-known and celebrated production. Tracks include:

01 – E Daí (Proibição Inútil e Ilegal) (Miguel Gustavo)
02 – O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
03 – Gimba (Jorge Kaszas / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
04 – Io (Migliacci / Modugno)
05 – Baby Rock (Renato Carosone / Nisa)
06 – Quem É (Oldemar Magalhães / Osmar Navarro)
07 – Oh Carol (Greenfield / Neil Sedaka)
08 – Perfume de Gardenia (Rafael Hernandez)
09 – Quero Beijar-te as Mãos (Arcênio de Carvalho / Lourival Faissal)
10 – A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
11 – Fim de Caso (Dolores Duran)
12 – Castigo (Dolores Duran)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Estação da Saudade.

Walter Wanderley – Samba So! (1965)

27 08 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Samba So! (1965)
Publicado em: Saturday, September 09, 2006 by zecalouro

There are some curiosities that zecalouro would like to say about this 1965 Walter Wanderley LP, Samba So, which has a coverart picture that became one of the most famous Walter Wanderley pictures worldwide. This is the kind of record that was born in 1965, but was modified on further releases.

The first release by Fermata – the artwork is available below this paragraph – did not credited Walter Wanderley due his contract obligations with Philips. All tracks starts with the word Samba.

Then, “Samba So” was released by World Pacific with the opening cover artwork of this post, later on another release gave the name “Walter Wanderley… … é Samba” and the final CD reissue, “Samba!”. The line up is: Walter Wanderley (Organ), Azeitona (Bass), Arrudinha (Drums), Heraldo do Monte (Guitar), Bolão (Sax, Flute), Corisco (Pandeiro) e Radamanto (Agogô). Tracks include:

01 – Samba do Avião (Tom Jobim)
02 – Samba da Madrugada (Dora Lopes / Carminha Mascarenhas / H. Nascimento)
03 – Samba Em Prelúdio
04 – Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
05 – Samba Só (Walter Santos / Tereza Souza)
06 – Samba Silante (Telmo Soares)
07 – Samba no Japão (Orlann Divo)
08 – Samba de Bossa (Corisco / Heraldo do Monte / Chu)
09 – Samba Novo (Durval Ferreira / Newton Chaves)
10 – Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
11 – Samba Brasileiro (Claribalte Passos)
12 – Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)


Não tinha este disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Amilcar e Milan Filipovic ele hoje está disponível no Parallel Realities Studio.

Uma terceira versão de capa segue abaixo.

Walter Wanderley – Samba no Esquema de Walter Wanderley (1963)

25 08 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Samba no Esquema de Walter Wanderley (1963)
Publicado em: Saturday, September 02, 2006 by zecalouro

zecalouro presents another Walter Wanderley LP. He never gets tired of Walter Wanderley. It is disgusting that this artist, that recorded 46 LPs, had died almost forgotten in 1986 caught up by a cancer.

Ten years after his passing, the record industry took many out of print to business presenting Walter Wanderley as a mere lounge player, making a lot of money.

zecalouro has been looking for music videos of Walter Wanderley or even spare pieces of live performances and did not find anything. It is amazing that so far we could not see Walter playing.

Anyway, let’s flip the coin to this record that landmarks Walter Wanderley experiences with Samba, Walter Wanderley – Samba no Esquema de Walter Wanderley (1963), also the first Walter recording with guitar, sax and percussion. Another out of print gem. Tracks include:

01 – Garota de Ipanema
02 – Pra que Chorar
03 – So Danco Samba
04 – Samba So
05 – Samba Novo
06 – Ze da Conceicao
07 – Eu faco um Le-le-le
08 – O Que eu Gosto de Voce
09 – Samba do Aviao
10 – Bossa da Praia
11 – Melancolia
12 – Batida Diferente


Não tinha este disco. Graças ao Milan Filipovic ele hoje está disponível no Parallel Realities.

Walter Wanderley – Samba e Samba (1962)

20 08 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Samba e Samba (1962)
Publicado em: Friday, August 25, 2006 by zecalouro

Walter Wanderley career was so long and with so many releases that we never end to discover new LPs. Someone told zecalouro that Walter Wanderley is so gifted that he could not release a bad record.

This is Walter Wanderley – Samba e Samba (1962). This LP cover has one of the most used Walter Wanderley pictures around the Internet and overall media. In fact, these two pictures are really unique. Walter is sitting on the floor in formal clothes examining some papers, probably music sheets. Really nice.

Unfortunately, line-up information was not found on linear notes. Tracks include.

01 – O samba brasileiro (Claribalte Passos)
02 – O barquinho (Roberto Menescal – Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03 – Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira – Luiz Antônio)
04 – Nossos momentos(Luiz Reis – Haroldo Barbosa)
05 – Chora coração (Oswaldo Guilherme – Denis Brean)
06 – Chorou chorou (Luiz Antônio)
07 – Palhaçada (Luiz Reis – Haroldo Barbosa)
08 – Água de beber (Tom Jobim – Vinicius de Moraes)
09 – Não sabemos (Rubens Caruso)
10 – Boato (João Roberto Kelly)
11 – Poema do adeus (Luiz Antônio)
12 – Mulher de trinta (Luiz Antônio)


Não tinha este disco, porém graças ao Milan Filipovic ele hoje está disponível no Parallel Realities. e no Um que Tenha.

Mike Falcao, Seu Orgao e Ritmo – Sonhei que Estavamos Dancando (1960) | aka Walter Wanderley

15 08 2011

Link original: Mike Falcao, Seu Orgao e Ritmo – Sonhei que Estavamos Dancando (1960) | aka Walter Wanderley
Publicado em: Friday, August 18, 2006 by zecalouro

zecalouro is always the last one to know, for instance: Mike Falcão, everybody knows that Mike Falcão is a nickname/penname used by the Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley to cheat the recording companies and makes an extra income.

Now that zecalouro knows that Mike Falcão is Walter Wanderley, he can pick up an old and obscure LP that was almost forgotten by zecalouro and present to Loronixers Walter Walderley – Sonhei que Estavamos Dancando (1960), nice as every Walter Wanderley release, mixing Brazilian and foreign songs with a wonderful brass set that zecalouro could not identify who was in charge of. Tracks includes:

01 – How High The Moon
02 – I Love Paris
03 – Aos Pes Da Cruz
04 – Saudade da Bahia
05 – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
06 – Diana
07 – La vem a Bahiana
08 – Praca 11
09 – Around the World
10 – Molin Rouge
11 – This can’t be Love
12 – Besame Mucho


Este disco pode ser buscado no Arquivo do Samba Rock.

Walter Wanderley – O Toque Inconfundivel de Walter Wanderley (1964)

6 08 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – O Toque Inconfundivel de Walter Wanderley (1964)
Publicado em: Saturday, July 29, 2006 by zecalouro

It is always great to hear a Walter Wanderley LP, all Walter discography is worthwhile, specially those ones made in Brazil. In 1964, Walter was in his peak, releasing 3 LPs in a row.

After 27 days without rain in Rio de Janeiro, finally we are having a rainy day. zecalouro is no more worried with his psittacidae counterparts at rain forest. We had more then a thousand fire alerts during this period and the rain comes to relief the all these problems. Sorry for this “out of topic” statement.

Back to Walter Wanderley, this is Walter Wanderley, O Toque Inconfundivel de Walter Wanderley (1964), his first Brazilian LP for Philips, a nice and hard to find LP were Walter is accompanied by a new group with Decio Carraro (vibraphone), Mechior Swaya (flute), Teophilo de Barros Neto (guitar, bass and voice) and Olinto Hamilto Pitorre (drums).


Este disco pode ser buscado no Estação da Saudade.

Walter Wanderley – Rain Forest (1966)

4 08 2011

Link original: Walter Wanderley – Rain Forest (1966)
Publicado em: Friday, July 21, 2006 by zecalouro

This amazing cover shows a Toucan, a Ramphastos. They are not social like zecalouro but are really beautiful. Perhaps only a few Loronixers had the chance to touch a Toucan and take a closer look. An angry Toucan can make serious injury to each other when there are fertile females around. Their beautiful big peak is hot like the body with a thin tongue.
Well, this is a music blog and zecalouro is going nuts! Let’s go back to business…

Meet Walter Wanderley, 1966, Rain Forest, the first album recorded with his Trio – Walter Wanderley, Claudio Slon (drums) and Jose Marino (bass) in the US featuring also US musicians. This is his best-known record, and one of Bossa Nova essentials. We will find all those famous Bossa Nova songs from the 60’s; such like Summer Samba, Samba do Aviao, Saudade Querida and others.


Este disco pode ser buscado no Vita con Gusto.

Isaura Garcia e Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto – Saudade Querida (1960)

1 08 2011

Link original: Isaura Garcia e Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto – Saudade Querida (1960)
Publicado em: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 by zecalouro

This LP brings an important fact to Loronixers. Isaura Garcia was a very popular singer in Brazil and was married with Walter Wanderley for some years.

Isaura had on some of her LPs the help of Walter Wanderley. This is Isaura Garcia e Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto – Saudade Querida (1960), double entertainment: get along with Isaura Garcia and evaluate a early and relaxed Walter Wanderley.


Este disco pode ser buscado na Estação Saudade.

Neyde Fraga com Walter Wanderley e seu Conjunto – Balançando (1964)

31 07 2011

Link original: Neyde Fraga com Walter Wanderley e seu Conjunto – Balançando (1964)
Publicado em: Friday, June 30, 2006 by zecalouro

Good Night Gentleman!

zecalouro is with this album under his wing for weeks using Google several times per day on a never-ending quest to find additional information.

The quest is over, unsuccessfully over. Lazy green bird. He just wants to say that this LP from 1964 – Balançando, with Walter Wanderley and Neyde Fraga is very good. Maybe Walter is the only organist zecalouro knowns that can make a crowd dance using only an old organ.

Neyde Fraga is also surprising.


Não Tinha este disco. Porém, graças à colaboração de uma visitante do blog e ao Fulano Sicrano, ele foi publicado no Um que Tenha. Agora ele também está disponível no Parallel Realities.