Wanda Sa – Softly! (1966)

15 02 2012

Link original: Wanda Sa – Softly! (1966)
Publicado em: Saturday, March 24, 2007 by zecalouro

If you visit Loronix first page from this post until the end of first page you will have a very nice panorama of the high quality Brazilian music with Victor Assis Brasil, Lucio Alves, Toquinho, Sergio Mendes, Jongo Trio, Luiz Bonfa, Roberto Menescal and many others. I’m really happy with the last days. We have a set of albums at this first page that are truly great. In the other hand, if you exercise list the ones that are not represented at this first page you will come to a wonderful conclusion: Brazilian music is really awesome, I have no doubts on it.

This is Wanda Sa – Softly! (1966), for Capital (USA). I think Wanda Sa is the missing piece on this first page and overall Loronix records. Wanda performed with Sergio Mendes, Roberto Menescal, Bossa Tres (who has this album with Wanda Sa and Bossa Tres) and this is the perfect moment to show a Wanda Sa solo album. Thanks a million Caetano for this record. Tracks include:

01 – Hô-bá-lá-lá (João Gilberto)
02 – Sweet Happy Lifre (Samba de Orfeu) (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
03 – Quiet Nights (Corcovado) (Tom Jobim)
04 – Aruanda (Carlos Lyra / Geraldo Vandré)
05 – The Dreamer
06 – Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – Once I Loved
08 – Who Knows
09 – Tem Dó (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – With Feeling
11 – Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)


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Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’65 – In Person at El Matador (1966)

22 11 2011

Link original: Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’65 – In Person at El Matador (1966)
Publicado em: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 by zecalouro

The great close. A important LP for the career of one of the most celebrated Brazilian artist worldwide, Sergio Mendes. This live recording was the first Sergio Mendes album released in the United States and features some of the best musicians by that time under Sergio Mendes Brasil ’65. I don’t know why, this is one of Caetano contributions that I left to the end.

This is Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’65 – In Person at El Matador (1966), for Atlantic USA, recorded 2 years after Sergio Mendes arrival in the United States and featuring Sergio Mendes (piano), Tiao Neto (bass), Paulinho Magalhaes and Chico Batera (drums), Rosinha de Valença (acoustic guitar) and Wanda Sa (vocal). El Matador was a famous nightclub in San Francisco Bay area, California.

Another self-explanatory release. The front cover above belongs to the Brazilian edition by Fermata. Caetano asked to share the original Atlantic cover, which is bellow at post closing. Tracks include:

01 – Reza (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
02 – O Morro (Carlos Lyra / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
03 – Samba do Astronauta (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Tem Dó de Mim (Carlos Lyra)
05 – Jodel (João Donato)
06 – Samba de José (José Menezes)
07 – Noa Noa (Sergio Mendes)
08 – “Black Orpheus Medley” — Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria) — Batuque de Orfeu (Rossini Pacheco) — Samba de Orfeu (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria) — A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 – Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Vai de Vez (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)
11 – Caminho de Casa (João Donato)


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Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’65 – The Best of Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’65 @ 256Kbps

4 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’65 – The Best of Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’65 @ 256Kbps
Publicado em: FRIDAY, JUNE 09, 2006

Some people say: if there is a record to show for a novice how Bossa Nova should be, this The Best of Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’65 is the album.Wanda Sa takes part on half of the tracks – popular Bossa Nova tunes – and gives the album a cool atmosphere just like Astrud Gilberto way of singing.

Brasil ’65 is a Trio, so you will find Guitar, Bass and Drums with a groovy very close to Samba.

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