Elis Regina – Como e Porque (1969)

elis regina

“Como e porque”
Released 1969 on Philips

1 Aquarela Do Brasil/Nega Do Cabelo Duro (Barroso, Nasser, Soares) 3:02
2 O Sonho (Gismonti) 2:20
3 Vera Cruz (Borges, Nascimento) 2:34
4 Casa Forte (Lobo) 2:47
5 Canto de Ossanha (DeMoraes, Powell) 3:25
6 Giro (Adolfo, Gaspar) 2:16
7 O Barquinho (Boscoli, Menescal) 2:06
8 Andança (Caymmi, Souto, Tapajós) 3:14
9 Récit de Cassard [Do Filme “Les Parapluies de Cherbourg”] (Demy, Legrand) 2:52
10 Samba da Pergunta (Pingarilho, Vasconcellos) 1:32
11 Memórias de Marta Saré (Guarnieri, Lobo) 3:17

Along with her record from 1968, this is my favorite of her 1960s records. Arrangements by Roberto Menescal make this album unique in her discography. Menescal also contributes the most famous tuned he penned with friend Ronaldo Boscoli — “O Barquinho”, a tune written for Nara Leão, but stolen by Maysa when she stole Boscoli from her… Elis doesn’t surpass Maysa’s smoky rendition, but it’s still a delight for the ears.

Look at the eclectic songwriting credits on this one and you get an idea of how wonderful this record is — Ary Barroso, a young Egberto Gismonti, Lô Borgest/Milton Nascimento before they were household names, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell & vinicius, Antonio Adolfo (one of Brazil’s best kept secrets), Dori Caymmi. The two compositions here by Edu Lobo, who had quickly become Elis’ favored composer of this era, are among his best work: the wordless-but-vocalized Casa Forte, and the propulsive Memórias de Marta Saré. The latter closes the album and leaves you wanting more, a characterstic this album shares with its predeccesor from 68 but which all but her best records from the 70’s, in their usually-more downbeat melancholic moods, tend to lack.

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  1. Thanks Flabbergast!


  2. ayee! My favourite Elis album upgraded from 160kbps to FLAC … it's christmas! Thanks so much Flabbergast, I love this.

  3. Thank you, Flabbergast, especially for the lossless and all your scans.

    One question: you once posted THELMA HOUSTON – ANY WAY YOU LIKE IT – do you have the CD? It's out of print and if you could post a lossless version it would be fantastic!! 🙂

    Again, thanks. 🙂

  4. Thank you for such wonderful music and competent notes, much appreciated!

  5. FLAC link is not working =( Please, repost it. Thanks!


  6. capt. Greencloud!

    thank you so very very kindly!

  7. Good afternoon!

    Restore, please, these remarkable album : Elis Regina – Como e Porque
    It is thankful in advance!

    With the best regards,
    Alexander from Russia

  8. Alexander.. funny you should mention this album.. I am currently working on a vinyl rip of the MONO pressing of this album, which is a great mix. I can restore these other files at the same time, if you can wait for a week or so 😉

  9. Good afternoon!

    I am ready to wait so much how many it is necessary 🙂
    It is thankful in advance!

    With the best regards,

  10. the files are blocked at mediafire

  11. Looks like the download files are still blocked at MediaFire site. I get the following message:

    "The file you attempted to download is an archive that is damaged or possibly encrypted. MediaFire does not support unlimited downloads of broken or encrypted archives and the limit for this file has been reached. This file may only be distributed from a premium account.

    We have informed the owner that sharing of this file has been limited and how they can resolve this issue."

  12. damnit, Mediafile has really been pissing me off lately. First, I upgraded my account only to find out I was better off the way it was before. Then I rolled it back to what I had before, and now I am having all kinds of problems. Punishment?? will look into it, thx

  13. Flabbergast,

    With or without mediafire, let me say thank you! for reminding me there is music as beautiful & life-affirming as this.



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