Abdias – E Seus Sambas do Sucesso (1971)

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Abdias – “E Seus Sambas de Sucesso”
Released 1971 on CBS/Entré (104194)

01. Pra não morrer de tristeza (João Silva – K. Boclinho)
02. Minha ex-mulher (Severino Ramos – José Pereira)
03. Prefiro a Bohemia (Osvaldo Oliveira – Ayrão Reis)
04. Mocidade que perdi (Laurentino Azevedo – Zito de Souza)
05. Ninguém gosta de ninguém (Antonio Barros)
06. Seu dia chegará (Geraldo Gomes – Anatalicio)
07. Pra não me matar de dor (Anatalicio)
08. Vou doar meu coração (Antonio Barros)
09. Fraguei (Osvaldo Oliveira – Dilson Doria)
10. Nunca mais hei de beber (Elias Soares)
11. Não posso lhe perdoar (Jacinto Silva – Sebastião Rodrigues)
12. Tarimba de bambú (Serafim Adriano – Zito de Souza)

Vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica AT440-MLa cartridge; Speedbox power supply); Creek Audio OBH-15; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 96khz; ClickRepair, adjusted manually; clicks and pops removed individually with Adobe Audition 3.0; resampled using iZotope RX 2 Advanced SRC and dithered with MBIT+ for 16-bit. Converted to FLAC in either Trader’s Little Helper or dBPoweramp.  Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.

 

The day of São João (June 23) is long gone and yesterday was technically the last day of the festas juninas cycle, but there will still be a few stray parties, which some people have taken to calling festas julinas .  I really dropped the ball on sharing any forró records this year and I apologize to all of you for it.  On the bright side, I did fix a bunch of old links that had been killed by Blogger.   I’m still feeling restless and edgy, man, like it’s all about breaking boundaries and stuff with me, you dig?  So this record only tangentially fits into the holiday cycle, because these are all sambas, but performed with instrumentation associated with forró and baião.    Abdias (full name, José Abdias de Farias) had quite a career in forró, producing records by Trio Nordestino and Jackson do Pandeiro, and played an important role in the career of Marinês, to whom he was married at one point.   He has some arranging and songwriting credits (including one number co-authored with João do Vale, “Balancero da Usina”), but on this disc his repertoire is entirely composed by others.  These are all mostly sambas lamenting broken hearts and doomed love, but (as samba often does) they manage to sound pretty upbeat throughout all the heartache.  A couple of these are credited to an Antonio Barros, who – if this is the same individual – was a colleague of Luiz Gonzaga, who played triangle in his band (yeah that’s right, the triangle, you wanna make something of it?) and wrote at least a couple dozen forró tunes.  One of my favorite tunes here is from Jacinto Silva and Sebastião Rodrigues, “Não posso lhe perdoar,” in fact I liked it so much that I included it on Flabbergasted Freeform No. 14.

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6 Comments

  1. Man, I am so happy that you are back and sharing your discriminating selections once again.
    Thank you.
    We love Samba.

  2. thanks!

  3. Nice one. Thanks.

  4. FRANCISCO DE ASSIS FERREIRA DE MEDEIROS

    THANX!

  5. Antômio Barros was (is, I think he’s still alive)an important composer in the forró scene, and beyond that (more than 700 songs written). Luiz Gonzaga, Trio Nordestino, Trio Mossoró, Marinês, Jackson do Pandeiro, Dominguinhos and countless others recorded many of his songs. Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Elba Ramalho, Alcione, all sang his songs at some point. Even Ney Matogrosso had a hit with his “Homem com H” composition!
    In the early 70s he still found time to form a successful duo with his wife Cecéu. And so on… 🙂
    That said, the Flac link is already gone, can you please fix it?

    Thanks, I especially appreciate your brazilian related posts!

    • Carlos the FLAC link is fixed now, it was just a mistake in the URL at my end.

      I know of that Barros’ prolific career in forró, but is this one for sure the same Antônio Barros? I didn’t know he also wrote sambas and couldn’t find these songs listed anywhere else that talks about his work. I would not be surprised if it was the same person but also did not want to rule out that it could be a different composer with the same name.

      thanks for your comment!

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