The song “Ser ou não ser” may not be Shakespeare, but Reginaldo Rossi sure did sing some catchy tunes in his heyday. Rossi was the city of Recife’s contribution to the Jovem Guarda music style of Brazilian 60’s pop-rock in the era when electric guitars were considered too low-class and “foreign” by music critics. Although the cover of this 1972 Reginaldo Rossi album looks like it was created by an intern while the graphic arts department was on strike, Rossi got to work in good studios thanks to being signed to CBS, the same label that had Roberto Carlos, so the production value is pretty high. And while he obviously owed a debt to Roberto, Rossi definitely had his own style. He only wrote a couple of the tunes here, but they are some of the best ones.
Nos Teus Braços
1972 CBS 137777
A1 Perdi A Graça
A2 Pra Sentir Felicidade
A3 Pare, Pare
A4 Nos Teus Braços
A5 Mon Amour, Meu Bem, Ma Femme
B2 Tenta Esquecer
B3 O Grande Dia
B4 Aonde Você For Eu Vou Também
B6 Ser Ou Não Ser
Manufactured By – RCA Eletrônica Ltda.
Producer – Walter D’Avila Filho