Bando da Lua, Grupo “X”, Anjos do Inferno, 4 Ases e 1 Coringa – Samba da Minha Terra (1992 Revivendo)

 

Bando Da Lua, Grupo “X”, Anjos Do Inferno, 4 Ases E 1 Coringa – Samba da Minha Terra
1992 Revivendo RVCD 019

1 –Bando Da Lua -Saudades Do Meu Barracão
2 –Anjos Do Inferno – Vatapá
3 –Grupo “X” – Até A Lua Chorou
4 –4 Ases E 1 Coringa – Cabelos Brancos
5 –Bando Da Lua – Quero Ver
6 –Anjos Do Inferno – Bolinha de Papel
7 –Grupo “X”-  Lembrando A Bahia
8 –4 Ases E 1 Coringa – O Dinheiro Que Ganho

9 –Bando Da Lua – Abandona O Preconceito
10 –Anjos Do Inferno -Rosa Morena
11 –Grupo “X” – Pra Lá De Lá
12 –4 Ases E 1 Coringa* Você Foi Mais Uma

13 –Bando Da Lua …E O Vento Levou
14 –Anjos Do Inferno – Bahia Oi Bahia
15 –Grupo “X” – Adeus Escola
16 –4 Ases E 1 Coringa –  Meu Bairro Canta

17 –Bando Da Lua – Samba Da Minha Terra
18 –Anjos Do Inferno – Brasil Pandeiro
19 –Grupo “X” – Lembrando Uns Lindos Olhos
20 –4 Ases E 1 Coringa – Boneca de Pano

Welcome to My First Blog Post at the End of the World!  Ah, the ancient curse, “May you live in interesting times….” Hold on one minute, where did you say that saying comes from?  Oh for crying out loud, don’t start on that again

Could it be that a global pandemic and economic collapse would bring music blogs back as a cool way to kill some time?  I think that’s about as likely as the United States of America instituting a genuinely socialized healthcare system.  That is to say, sure, at this point anything is possible.

This compilation from the esteemed Revivendo label brings music from four classic samba groups: Bando da Lua, Anjos do Inferno (who were famously Carmen Miranda’s backing group for a time), Grupo “X”, and 4 Ases e 1 Coringa. The sequence of the tracks is kind of mechanical – one song from each group is presented in the order I just listed, then the cycle is repeated 4 more times in the same order — but it makes for a pleasant listening experience. Notable tracks include several compositions from Dorival Cayymi (Rosa Morena and Samba da Minha Terra) and Assis Valente (Brasil Pandeiro and Boneca de Pano — Tropicália fans should immediately recognize the former as the opening track on the landmark ‘Acabou Chorare’ album from Novos Baianos). There are also authorial contributions from giants like Ataulfo Alves, Geraldo Pereira, and Adoniran Barbosa (when he was still working as a radio broadcaster) as well as lesser-known greats from the Golden Age of samba. Those halcyon days of the the 1930’s and 40’s were aided and abetted by the coming together of broader trends in society – for example the relatively new communications technologies of radio and cinema, and fifteen years of nationalistic (and authoritarian) rule under Getúlio Vargas that promoted samba as the national music genre of Brazil. There are a few tracks from the early 1950s here, which are immediately recognizable to the discerning listener by the significantly better fidelity, but they are stylistically of a piece with the rest of the music here.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Enjoyable release, very welcome post. Thanks!

  2. Thank you very much Dr. V! I’ll let you know what I think after I get a chance to listen.

  3. At first I was a bit surprised at just how old school these recordings sound but got over that quickly and found it quite enjoyable. Thanks for the history lesson Dr. Vibes!

  4. …..and that last anonymous comment was actually me.

  5. Thanks man!!

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