Your friendly blog manager is taking a break. On the first full day of Carnaval he has been beaten down by a nasty depressive episode that has confined him to his quarters for the last 32 hours. Alternately trying to read and sleeping, this is what he will probably continue to do into sometime next week. The people who know such things say this the best place in the world to be for Carnaval, but Flabbergast is overwhelmed with apathy and and disenchantement.
With any luck, this blog will become active again sometime in March.
All compositions by Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes
Arrangements by Moacir Santos
2. Só Por Amor
4. Seja Feliz
5. Mulher Carioca
6. Samba Em Prelúdio
8. E Hoje Só
9. O Astronauta
10. Deve Ser Amor
11. Samba da Bênção
12. Além Do Amor
Credits: Arranged By, Conductor – Moacir Santos
Liner Notes – Ruy Castro
Artwork By [Cover] – Cesar G. Villela
Artwork By [Original Covers Courtasy] – Caetano Rodriguez
Other [Lyrics Research] – Luiza Reis
Other [Tape Archives] – William Tardelli
Photography – Francisco Pereira
Producer [Assistant] – José Delphino Filho
Producer [Manager] – Peter Keller
Producer [Production Director] – Aloysio De Oliveira
Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Norman Sternberg
Remastered By [Restored & Adapated From Original Lps] – Cilene Affonso
Remastered By, Edited By – Carlos Freitas , Jade Pereira
Vocals – Odette Lara (tracks: 2 to 8, 10 to 12) , Vinicius De Moraes (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 7, 9 to 11)
Written-By – Baden Powell , Vinicius De Moraes
Notes: Recorded in 1963 at studio Rio Som S.A.
Originally released on the brazilian Elenco Label, 1963.
Remastered and edited at Classic Master, São Paulo in July/August, 2003.
THIS ALBUM can be a little uneven at times but it very much worth having. It has been sitting on my fileserver so long that people were starting to find it and DL even though there were no links to it anywhere, so it’s about time I made a post!!!
This record smokes like a chimney. There really isn’t anything I could add to the review from John Childs at descarga dot net, so here it is
Produced by Pancho Cristal
In about 1965, Cal Tjader showed up in New York where he saw Eddie Palmieri and his Conjunto La Perfecta performing at the Cheetah club. Cal proposed to Eddie that they record together: “Give me your band, the whole shit.” A deal was struck between Morris Levy of Tico Records (Eddie’s label) and Creed Taylor of MGM/Verve (Cal’s) that they do an exchange of artists. The sublime results were El Sonido Nuevo / The New Soul Sound (Verve, 1966) and Bamboleate (Tico, 1967), the second regarded by many as among Tjader’s best, La Perfecta lending a harder edge to his usual work. “The key was Bobby Rodríguez, the greatest Latin bass player we ever had,” said Eddie in 1999. “The band was at its peak.” Bobby solos on “Mi Montuno” which he co-wrote with Eddie. Neither the original vinyl release of Bamboleate nor this reissue credit the sidemen, but in addition to Bobby it’s unmistakably Ismael “Pat” Quintana’s voice providing chorus vocals. Pat calls out the name of Barry (Rogers) during his trombone solo at the beginning of the title track. Though on re-listening to the album after so long, surprisingly to me, is that the voice of Willie Torres calling out “Kako, Kako. A comer” at the opening of the timbales solo on the same track? Other suspects must surely include percussionist Manny Oquendo and Mark Weinstein (who wrote one track) on trombone. A stone classic. Very Highly Recommended. (John Child, 2007-04-14)
Song titles include: Bamboleate 3:23 We’ve Loved Before 2:28 Resemblance 5:38 Mi Montuno 5:21 Samba Do Suenho 3:51 Guajira Candela 3:46 Pancho’s Seis Por Ocho 5:36 Come And Get It 3:03 Musicians include: Eddie Palmieri Piano Cal Tjader Vibes Bobby Rodríguez Bass Barry Rogers, Mark Weinstein Trombones Ismael Quintana Vocals …others
I just felt like pointing out one of the coolest records I have come across in the blogosphere, the self-titled album from East Coast on Encounter Records from 1973. It’s over at Never Enough Rhodes, a wonderful blog that has been around a lot longer than we have. The great material, informative notes, and careful presentation are making this blog one of my favorites. Check it out!
ISAAC HAYES – GROOV-A-THON – 320 kbs Released 1976 on HBS Records An unjustly neglected item in Mr. Hayes catalog, at least by me. The second release on his own HBS (Hot Buttered Soul) imprint, I like this better than Chocolate Chip (the first on HBS, which I should have posted anyway but will now wait until 2010). Or at least, that’s what I am saying now. This was actually the first album of his I ever bought, and maybe it didn’t do much for me at the time or I was just too blown away with his earlier Enterprise recordings once I discovered them to pay this title too much attention. But this is high-quality Isaac Hayes. The title track has disco aspirations but without neglecting the funky soulfulness that you would come to expect from an ten-minute Ike track. It even ends with a low-key guitar solo. The second tune is just gorgeous, an earnest and articulate ballad about two people in a love affair who are committed to someone else. It’s the kind of confessional story that fills many an Isaac Hayes tune, but he never fails to make me believe that, in the moment I am listening, this is the first time he has ever told it to anyone. Rock Me Easy Baby is just a warm slab of funk, with some flute riffs that I am pretty sure have been sampled a million times. Hayes was famous for his innovative covers of other peoples songs and for making them entirely his own (That Loving Feeling; Something; Ain’t No Sunshine and others) — and his interpretation of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is no exception, opening up the album’s second side in triumphant fashion. The album does not quite end with the same momentum it begins with, but by this time I’ve enjoyed myself so much I am not keen on complaining. A very strong effort from the second half of the 1970s for Isaac Hayes (may he rest in peace always!).
A1 Groove-A-Thon (9:48) Guitar [Solo] – Anthony Shinault
A2 Your Loving Is Much Too Strong (5:39)
A3 Rock Me Easy Baby (8:17)
B1 We’ve Got A Whole Lot Of Love (5:42)
B2 Wish You Were Here (You Ought To Be Here) (5:53) Guitar – Charles Pitts*
B3 Make A Little Love To Me (6:24) Guitar [Solo] – Anthony Shinault
Credits: Arranged By – Isaac Hayes , Lester Snell Artwork By [Album Design] – Martin Donald Artwork By [Art Direction] – Tom Wilkes Artwork By [Lettering] – Joe Garnett , Ron Criss Backing
Vocals – Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited* , Isaac Hayes Bass – Erroll Thomas* Congas – Jimmy Thompson* Drums, Tambourine – Willie Cole , Willie Hall Engineer – Henry Bush , Roosevelt Green Engineer [Re-mix] – Isaac Hayes , Roosevelt Green French Horn – Bryant Munch , Richard Dolph Guitar – Michael Toles , William Vaughn Keyboards – Isaac Hayes , Lester Snell , Sidney Kirk Mastered By – Lanky Linstrot Photography – Jeff Dunas Producer – Isaac Hayes Saxophone [Alto] – Bill Easley , Emerson Able Saxophone [Baritone] – Floyd Newman Saxophone [Tenor] – Darnell Smith , Lewis Collins (2) , Tommy Williams (4) Trombone – Jackie Thomas , Bill Flores* Trombone [Bass] – Gary Russell Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Ben Cauley , Edgar Matthews , Johnny Davis , William Taylor (2) Written-By – Isaac Hayes
All selections recorded at Hot Buttered Soul Recording Studios 247 Chelsea Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38107 Mastered at ABC Recording Studios, Inc.
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