Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Since I love João Nogueira & posted the LP just before this one, then I'll add this as well. These very first LP's by him for EMI Odeon are very fleshed-out Samba recordings. EMI Odeon gives this artist all of the polish that his artistry deserves. This is the 2003 Re-master and sounds great. For fans of this artist.
File Under: Samba
P.S. I put these EMI Odeons together so we can get fix on that studio sound. Crisp!
Also, notice the box of matches in João's hand. A favorite instrument of the sambistas. Tap, tap.
Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers at 5:10 PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Well, I can always trust that when our friend of this page Greg passes me an LP that it's sure to be a great one. Sonia Lemos recorded two very nice mid-70's sessions. This one & the follow up "Perola de Agonita" [1976 Continental]. A standard great recording as it mostly the case with mid-70's sessions. I've been falling in love with this album over the past few years. Finding more & more tracks as I continue to discover this fine recording. Thank you Greg for this share. So many winning numbers here!
If you like this genre & this era then you're sure to like this.
File Under: Samba/MPB
P.S. After seeing so little response to a lovely post such as this, then i'll wait just a bit before I present something else.
Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers at 5:08 PM
Monday, November 5, 2007
I had this up before, but wanted to share it once again. Since I've already posted an Italian compilation looking at Bossa Nova's influence on Italy, then it's time to look at an important little label out of France run by actor/musician/studio-head Pierre Barouh & his brilliant Saravah imprint. The range here is mindblowing. French Bossa Nova, French Jazz, French Folk, African Pop, French Soul, etc, etc. This is one that I'm still taking in. There are so many good tracks here that I'll just single out a few personal favorites. "On N'a Rien a Faire" by Pierre Barouh is great, swinging French Jazz Pop circa 1966. My other pick is the delicate French Bossa Folk number "Un Jour, Un Papillon" by Joel Favreau from 1970. Very sweet! I'm sure you'll find lots to enjoy here. A nice look at the warm embrace that Bossa Nova received from the French & a whole lot more. Enjoy!
File Under: French Folk-Jazz-Bossa Nova/ World Music
Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers at 6:03 PM