Translation of reissue back cover:
Beth Carvalho had already reached 3rd place with “Andança” at the III International Festival of Song, in 1968, when she released this, her first and only LP on Odeon. In spite of having a hit song, the disc wasn’t any champion in terms of sales. In the 90s it was reissued on CD in Japan and Europe, and now for the first time it is being released on CD in Brazil. The repertoire strolls lazily on the beach of the song festivals, but breathes new life into Luicionio Rodrigues (“Nunca”), Marino Pinto and Paulo Soledade (“Estrelo do Mar”, a hit for Dalva de Oliveira) and presents the little-known “Um amor em cada coração” from Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes.
— Thiago Marques Luiz
The also features swinging jazz-bossa accompaniment from Som Três on quite a few tunes (led by Cesár Camargo Mariano, future husband to Elis Regina), who by this time had become Wilson Simonal’s regular band. A handful of other songs, including the hit title track, feature the vocal group The Golden Boys, a Jovem Guarda vocal group who were sort of like a Brazilian version of The Platters.
The first time I heard this album, I hated it. I wanted Beth Carvalho the sambista. This record dates from before she discovered Nelson Cavaquinho and became a disciple, when she was still a young lass of the middle-class and dabbling in ‘young samba’, fino da bossa, and other sounds. I think her voice is much better suited to samba, and to me it’s no surprise that this is the only record in this MPB style that she ever made, and found her artistic soul in roots-driven samba soon after. Still, its a solid record, and a little-known entry in her discography.
Beth Carvalho – “Andança”
Odeon MOFB 3581
Reissue 2008, EMI 234517-2
01. Um amor em cada coração (Baden Powell – Vinicius de Moraes)
02. Maria Aninha (Fred Falcão – Paulinho Tapajós)
03. Fechei a porta (Ferreira da Silva – Sebastião Mota)
04. O porto (Renato Rocha)
05. Carnaval (Carlos Elias – Nelson Lins e Barros)
06. Andança (Edmundo Souto – Danilo Caymmi – Paulinho Tapajós)
07. Rumo sul (Edmundo Souto – Paulinho Tapajós)
08. Sentinela (Milton Nascimento – Fernando Brant)
09. Nunca (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
10. Samba do perdão (Baden Powell – Paulo César Pinheiro)
11. Maria da favela (Paulo Sergio Valle – Marcos Valle)
12. Estrela do mar (Marino Pinto – Paulo Soledade)