Odette Lara – Contrastes (1966)

Odette Lara
CONTRASTS
1966 Elenco ME-38
Mono

1 Tem mais samba 2:32
Chico Buarque –
2 Canção em modo menor 2:45
(Antônio Carlos Jobim – Vinícius de Moraes)
3 Apelo 2:36
(Baden Powell – Vinícius de Moraes)
4 Minha desventura 2:39
(Carlos Lyra – Vinícius de Moraes)
5 Sem mais adeus 1:46
(Francis Hime – Vinícius de Moraes)
6 Pra você que chora (Cançao para Gongoba) 2:37
(Edu Lobo – Gianfranco Guarnieri)
7 Meu refrão 2:34
(Chico Buarque)
8 Canção do amor ausente 4:24
(Baden Powell – Vinícius de Moraes)
9 Funeral do lavrador 2:48
(Chico Buarque – João Cabral de Mello)
10 Morrer de amor 3:26
(Oscar Castro Neves – Luvercy Fiorini)

Arrangements by Moacir Santos

Odette Lara only recorded two albums (her main career was as an actress). The first was the classic with Vinicius de Moraes, the first album released on the Elenco label. This is her second album from 1966. I actually think I prefer it to the first. The lead-off track, a version of Chico Buarque’s “Tem Mais Samba”, is possibly the weakest cut on the album. She excels at the more downbeat stuff. Typical lack of musician credits on Elenco continue to bug the hell out of me. The Hammond organ work on this is wonderful — I am guessing it might be Ed Lincoln. It is also very possible that Baden Powell is playing guitar on this. “Canção do amor ausente” is one of the most gorgeous songs on the record, and sees Odette singing a duet with Edu Lobo (we think, see the comments below and thanks to the blog readers for helping out).  

Odette could never top Nara Leão’s recording of “Funeral do lavrador”, the ‘engajada’ protest song. Not only is Nara phenomenal and amazing but you also know she means every work of the tune (authored by Chico Buarque and Pernambucan poet João Cabral de Mello Neto), whereas hearing it come from bombshell-gorgeous Odette just doesn’t convince me, because I`m superficial like that. The musical arrangement, however, is bit funkier than Nara’s version and I like that about it.

Enjoy the CONTRASTES of Odette Lara!!!

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5 Comments

  1. The think the duet partner is Edu Lobo who also recorded for Elenco.

  2. Many thanks, beautiful stuff.
    The duet partner really sounds a lot like Edu!

  3. your blog is paradise! Could you upload the album of Nara Leao doing her version of "funeral do lavrador"? I really want to hear that version. I'm fond of the version by Zelia Barbosa. Thank you!

  4. Unable to find a working link to the piece – Nice blog .

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