Wilson Simonal – Na Odeon 1961 – 1971 (2004)

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WILSON SIMONAL
Wilson Simonal na Odeon 1961-1971

9 CD Boxset
Released on EMI, 2004

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Disc 1 – Tem Algo Mais and A Nova Dimensão do Samba  (1963-64)

1- TUDO DE VOCÊ
2- AMANHECENDO
3- TELEFONE
4- SAUDADE
5- SAMBA CROMATICO
6- MENINA FLOR
7- LAGRIMA FLOR
8- BALANCO ZONA SUL
9- MENINO TRISTE
10- MEU COMPORTAMENTO
11- SAMBA E VERBO
12- MANHA NO POSTO SEIS
13- NANA
14- MAIS VALIA NAO CHORAR
15- LOBO BOBO
16- SO SAUDADE
17- ELA DIZ QUE ESTOU POR FORA
18- SAMBA DE NEGRO
19- JEITO BOM DE SOFRER
20- ELA VAI, ELA VEM
21- RAPAZ DE BEM
22- INUTIL PAISAGEM
23- CONSOLACAO
24- NANA
25- MAIS VALIA NAO CHORAR

 

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Disc 2 –  Simonal and S’imbora (1965)

 1- GAROTA MODERNA
2- SELECAO DE SAMBA DE ARY BARROSO
3- SO TINHA DE SER COM VOCÊ
4- MARINA
5- MESTICO
6- AS MOCAS DO MEU TEMPO
7- RIO DO MEU AMOR
8- OPINIAO
9- JUCA BOBAO
10- CHUVA
11- DUVIDO DIVIDIR
12- BRUXARIA
13- MANGANGA
14- FICA MAL COM DEUS
15- SONHO DE CARNAVAL
16- SAMBA DO CARIOCA
17- DUAS CONTAS
18- SE TODOS FOSSEM IGUAIS A VOCÊ
19- LADEIRA DO PELOURINHO
20- BALANCO ZONA SUL
21- NOS DOIS
22- O APITO NO SAMBA
23- O TEU AMANHA
24- LENDA
25- LADEIRA DO PELOURINHO

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DISC 3 – Vou Deixa Cair and Tempos De Pilantragem (1966-67)

1- VENTO DE MAIO
2- MEU LIMAO MEU LIMOEIRO
3- O CARANGO
4- MINHA NAMORADA
5- SEM VOCÊ EU NAO VIVO
6- ENXUGUE OS OLHOS
7- MARIA
8- A FORMIGA E O ELEFANTE
9- MAMAE PASSOU ACUCAR EM MIM
10- FRANQUEZA
11- TEM DO
12- SAMBA DO MUG
13- SE VOCÊ GOSTOU
14- A BANDA
15- DISPARADA
16- QUEM SAMBA FICA
17- MASCARA NEGRA
18- TRIBUTO A MARTIN LUTHER KING
19- DEIXA QUEM QUISER FALAR
20- ELA E DEMAIS
21- BALADA DO VIETNAM
22- O MILAGRE

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DISC 4 – Show Em Simonal (1967)

1- BARRA LIMPA
2- RODA
3- THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
4- CANTIGA BRAVA
5- ESTRELA PRINCIPAL
6- ROCINHA ESTUPIDA (SOMETHING STUPID)
7- CONSOLACAO
8- O MORRO NAO TEM VEZ
9- O QUE FACO P´RA ESQUECER
10- PEGUEI UM ITA NO NORTE
11- UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME
12- NEM VEM QUE NAO TEM
13- MEXIRICO DA CANDINHA
14- QUEM TE VIU QUEM TE VE
15- CONSELHO
16- ARUEIRA
17- MEU LIMAO MEU LIMOEIRO
18- TRIBUTO A MARTIN LUTHER KING
19- ESTA CHEGANDO A HORA

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DISC 5 – Alegria, Alegria Volumes 1 and 2 (1967-68)

1- OS ESCRAVOS DE JO
2- AGORA E CINZA
3- VESTI AZUL
4- AOS PES DA CRUZ
5- BELINHA
6- PRA QUE ?
7- NEM VEM QUE NAO TEM
8- FIM DE SEMANA EM PAQUETA
9- PARA PEDRO
10- ESTA CHEGANDO A HORA
11- REMELEXO
12- DISCUSSAO
13- ALEGRIA, ALEGRIA
14- PATA PATA
15- SA MARINA
16- CAE CAE
17- MANIAS
18- RECRUTA BIRUTA
19- NESTE MESMO LUGAR
20- ZAZUEIRA
21- NAO TENHO LAGRIMAS
22- DE COMO UM GAROTO APAIXONADO PERDOOU POR CAUSA DE UM DOS MANDAMENTOS
23- CARTAO DE VISITA
24- PARAÍBA
25- GOSTO TANTO DE VOCÊ
26- VAMOS S’IMBORA
27- NAMORADINHA DE UM AMIGO MEU

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 DISC 6 – Alegria, Alegria Volumes 3 and 4 (1969)

1- SILVIA LENHEIRA
2- MUSTANG COR DE SANGUE
3- MENININHA DO PORTAO
4- SILÊNCIO
5- PRECE AO VENTO
6- WHAT YOU SAY
7- MOCA
8- ALELUIA, ALELUIA
9- MAMAE EU QUERO
10- MEIA-VOLTA (ANA CRISTINA)
11- PENSANDO EM TI
12- ATIRA A PRIMEIRA PEDRA
13- MULHER DE MALANDRO
14- SE VOCÊ PENSA
15- MAQUILAGEM
16- PORQUE HOJE E DOMINGO
17- EVIE
18- BRASILEIRA
19- OLHO D’AGUA
20- CANCAO DA CRIANCA
21- EU FUI NO TORORO
22- QUE MARAVILHA
23- UMA LOIRA
24- QUEM MANDOU
25- PAÍS TROPICAL
26- ADIOS, MUCHACHO v

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DISC 7 – Simonal and Jóia (1970-71)

1- SEM ESSA
2- DESTINO E DESATINO DE SEVERINO NONÔ NA CIDADE DE SAO SEBASTIAO DO RIO DE JANEIRO ( OH YEAH! )
3- COMIGO E ASSIM
4- O MUNDO IGUAL DE CADA UM
5- SISTEMA NERVOSO
6- NA BAIXA DO SAPATEIRO
7- MORO NO FIM DA RUA
8- DEIXA O MUNDO E O SOL ENTRAR
9- AI VOCE COMECA A CHORAR
10- NAO TEM SOLUCAO
11- NA TONGA DA MIRONGA DO KABULETÊ
12- OURICO
13- AFRICA, AFRICA
14- DE NOITE NA CAMA
15- GEMEDEIRA
16- IMPOSSIVEL ACREDITAR QUE PERDI VOCE
17- TRISTEZA
18- TUDO E MAGNÍFICO
19- LAMPIAO EM PROSA E VERSO
20- GAROA DIFERENTE
21- VOCÊ ABUSOU
22- NA GALHA DO CAJUEIRO
23- FOTOGRAFIA

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DISCs 8 and 9 – Singles, lados B e raridies (Singles, B-sides, and rarities)

1- TEREZINHA
2- BIKINIS E BORBOLETAS
3- EU TE AMO
4- BEIJA MEU BEM
5- TEM QUE BALANCAR
6- OLHOU PRA MIM
7- ESTA NASCENDO UM SAMBA
8- GAROTA LEGAL (You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby)
9- FALE DE SAMBA QUE EU VOU
10- WALK RIGHT IN
11- SO DANCO SAMBA
12- NAO PODE SER
13- EU SOU MAIS EU
14- DE MANHA
15- DAS ROSAS
16- CUIDADO CANTOR
17- TA POR FORA
18- MAMAE PASSOU ACUCAR EM MIM
19- MAMAE PASSOU ACUCAR EM MIM ( Versao em Espanhol inedita )
20- A PRACA
21- SAMBA DO CRIOULO DOIDO
22- A ROSA DA RODA
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1- TEREZINHA DE JESUS
2- A SAUDADE MATA A GENTE
3- CORRENTEZA
4- PAÍS TROPICAL
5- ECCO IL TIPO CHE IO CERCAVO
6- NO CLARAO DA LUA CHEIA
7- AS MENININHAS DO LEBLON
8- KIKI
9- EU SONHEI QUE TU ESTAVAS TAO LINDA
10- AQUI E O PAÍS DO FUTEBOL 11- HINO DO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DA CANCAO
12- CANCAO Nº21
13- QUE CADA UM CUMPRA COM O SEU DEVER
14- RESPOSTA
15- BRASIL EU FICO
16- OBRIGADO PELE
17- O XOTE DAS MENINAS
18- MADALENA
19- A NOITE DO MEU BEM

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208 songs
Nearly-complete artwork (booklet will not scan)
Composer credits embedded in ID tags
Correct Portuguese orthographic characters in ID tags
This box is out of print
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So a few days ago, stuck in a mire of holiday malaise, I considered closing this blog completely.  Five years is a long time to keep one of these things going, even though I don’t update it as often as I would like.  I took it offline temporarily, and the only way to do that was to “restrict” access to blog authors, but the settings here made it look like it became an invitation-only place.  Don’t worry, you were not excluded from the club, it was just a party of one.

I reconsidered.  Thanks to M. for being reasonable when I couldn’t manage it, and to the handful of people who sent messages.  They were much appreciated.

To make up for the brief lapse in judgment, I am sharing this behemoth of a boxset.  I have contemplated doing to many, many times, but always felt this massive burden of having to write some insightful and elegiac homage to Simonal and so I never felt up to the task.  This is in addition to feeling like I had to write reviews of every album here.  The guy was putting out two records a year for a ten-year span, so excuse me if this write-up consists only of saying “Hey this is really good and you should check it out.”  Simonal had been one of Brazil’s most popular singers before some unfortunate altercations with his accountant and/or the military government put him on the wrong side of history for a few decades.  A documentary film about his career as well as this boxset – both mostly spearheaded by his sons – managed to reset the scales of justice a little.  The guy was a force of nature, with a croony swagger that could evoke casino show-biz performances, chilling on the beach, or cruising in your favorite fashionable low-mileage automobile.  This is the part of the write-up where I could just start dropping names to emphasize how important he was, so why not just get right to it – Carlos Imperial, Elis Regina, Som Três and César Camargo Mariano, Orlandivo, Stockhausen, Jorge Ben … Mug.

I am not even going to try and start singling stuff out, because some internaut hipster will inevitably come along and leave comments to the effect of “I can’t believe you didn’t mention X, Y, or Z, which is so obviously the best thing here yadda yadda”, like some people did for the Marcos Valle posts I did a few years ago.  And then I would start thinking about closing the blog again.  So to hell with it, it’s Christmas, you got this stuffed in your stocking and if that’s not enough then I  can insert a piece of coal in your orifice of choice.

This is a lot of music.  It will take anyone a while to digest it.  One of these days I might start posting some needledrops of individual records, as I have mono pressings of some of these that sound quite different – in those days, a stereo hi-fi was basically a piece of furniture with speakers built in, so stereo panning tended to be quite dramatic by today’s standards.  I think the mono mixes have a little more UMPH in many cases.  So whenever I get around to that, I will give more individualized comments on these records.

Did I mention this is filled with rarities?  Almost every disc has some bonus tracks, and then the final 2-CD set is entirely comprised of – you guessed it! – singles, B-sides, and rarities.  In some cases this means we get versions of the same song in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian but who cares.

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45 Comments

  1. I could kiss you right now, Flabbergast.

  2. Ha! I was going to mention you specifically in the post, Chad! Haven't seen you around lately and was thinking that, gee, he is such a big fan of Simonal that he may already have this. It's one of the better box sets I've had the pleasure of owning.

  3. Thank you Flabbergast.
    Feliz Navidad!

  4. Wow! I had never heard of Wilson Simonal, but I did a little exploring and was impressed with what I heard. This is quite overwhelming – sort've like when Antarctica drops an enormous iceberg into the ocean. It will certainly take a while to digest, but I'm sure it will be nothing but a pleasure.
    I'm glad your time away from us was brief. Thanks for returning.

  5. Thanks for introducing me to Wilson and so much else besides.
    Whatever you choose will always be the right thing.
    Like this avalanche of hip-swaying foot-tapping head-nodding mmm-mmm goodness.
    Or eventual retirement whenever knowing you've hipped folk to music connections.
    Can't be bad.
    Merry merry + lots of love

  6. I haven't yet recovered from the Freeform Radio Show. Thanks for sharing. With this I'll stay under the influece until the New Year (at least).

  7. Incredible gift — many, many thanks. You have shared so many hours of excellent music this year already — this is just unbelievable. Thank you.

  8. the beauty of this is almost incomprehensible. almost…
    happy holidays from here to there!

  9. Thanks a lot for this wonderful work…
    Keep on…happy new year…

  10. muito obrigado, feliz natal e um maravilhoso 2014!

  11. from a longtime Blog Fan: I think you may have just outdone yourself!

    Thrilled to see Simonal!
    Que legal!

  12. Sweet mother of God! Thank you thank you Vibes. Wow I cannot wait to listen to this. Did I say thank you? Once again Thanks!

  13. Thanks so much for this, and for all your work 🙂

  14. Hi! From requiem to hallelujah! That's not Christmas, but Easter!
    Hail! Long life!
    Napoleão

  15. I too wanted to drop you an email when I saw the "invited readers only" message but I didn't remember your email and obviously couldn't get the page up. I've now remedied that at least and put you in my contacts. I assumed you had resorted to the "invited only" to deal with a troll or something but good lord, you were thinking of closing the blog!? I'm really glad you didn't. Let me say after the fact that I REALLY appreciate your blog–both the music that you share and the well-informed, interesting, and often funny write-ups. Case in point funny-wise is the invitation to insert a lump of coal. Literally LOL on that one. Anyway, I guess I better get busy and download this Wilson Simonal bonanza and set about getting to know his music which of course I wouldn't be able to do without this stellar post, in your stellar blog, from a stellar music afficionado. Thanks for all you do Flabbergast.

  16. It is great to have Flabbergasted Vibes back in action, and this is really a fantastic share. Thank you very much and Happy New Year.

  17. Thank you so much for all the great work!

  18. You're a hero to the poor.

    Huge thanks!

  19. Thank You! My favs

    7- LAGRIMA FLOR

    12- NEM VEM QUE NAO TEM

  20. First I love the comment from Muddy up top about dropping an iceberg. Ditto the comment from Gramophone about being a hero to the poor. Flabbergast = Robin Hood! I've now listened to the first 3 albums and I am really impressed by Mr. Simonal. I have the disadvantage (advantage?) of not knowing anything about this artist but what I can tell you is:

    1. The arrangements and musicianship are simply outstanding throughout.
    2. He has a very nice vocal tone.
    3. He sings with a great deal of authority.
    4. He is very skilled technically.
    5. You can tell that he really thinks about his voice as being a very important instrument and part of the overall sound.
    6. He really enjoys singing and injects a lot of fun into the music at times.
    7. He reminds me of Sinatra at times with his skill, tone, and approach. High praise indeed!

    I'm really looking foward to the remaining 6 albums and I know that these will remain on the top shelf of my music collection. Really great stuff! Thank you!

    P.S. I read up on him a bit and I see that his life was not without personal controversy too.

  21. maravilhoso, mas qual a senha,nao estou encontrando, baixei em 320. obrigado.

  22. oi francisco

    a senha é "vibes"

  23. Great blog Flabbergast. Any chance of a re-up?

  24. Amigão…poderia resubir essas pérolas para que a magia e o talento do Simonal continue se espalhando?
    Agradecido de Porto Alegre.

  25. Perdão amigo…já descobri oi link e agradeço de coração o trabalho e dedicação deste site. Obrigado mesmo!!!

  26. First you turn me on to Tim Maia and now Wilson Simonal – yet another inspirational artist i had never heard of! Thanks very much Flabber…and thanks for maintaining the faith in your wonderful trove. May The Force be with you!

  27. Estou tentando 'vibes' e não consigo amigo, alguma outra dica? obrigado.

  28. alguem poeria me informar ha onde eu encontro o link,já fiz de tudo e não consegui,desculpem mais eu tenho que recorrer algume que já baixou,o meu acevo esta faltando ualguns destes,é pedir muito, um abraço e obrigado

  29. alguem poeria me informar ha onde eu encontro o link,já fiz de tudo e não consegui,desculpem mais eu tenho que recorrer algume que já baixou,o meu acevo esta faltando ualguns destes,é pedir muito, um abraço e obrigado

    • por favor lê os conetário em cima, explique tudo. se tá confuso ainda segue as dicas de Carlos Imperial

  30. Hi, Could you help me out with the links please? Thanks, Greatly appreciated!!!!!!

  31. Great to have you back. Missed you. Thanks loads for the Simonal, an artist who has been neglected largely because of demonstrably untrue accusations that he collaborated with the military dictatorship. He deserves an audience, so thanks for giving him one.

    Forget the ingrates: there are a lot of people who appreciate what you do. Diamantina Dave

  32. Fantastic blog, beautifully presented and full of fascinating insights into the musicians who have created the music that we love.
    Would it be possible to have the password which is required to unlock this file?
    Thanks!

  33. Hi, thank you. And I mean It. I’m sorry because I’m not use to write in English, otherwise I would take some time to extend my greetings. I was not listening music for a long time, but your blog gave me the opportunity to enter brazilian’s music. And your posts are wonderful and I’m feeling good because of that, because of what you do. Thank you very much, sorry for my english.

  34. Thanks!!!! Thanks!!!! \o/ Best Regards.

  35. Many,many thanks for this great job & happy 2017!!!

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