Françoise Hardy – Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/192 kHz | FLAC & mp3 | Web scans
1979 Epic/Sony Japan 25·3P-78
This is a Japan-only compilation (not to be confused with an earlier album with the same title) which spans Françoise Hardy’s career up until the mid 1970s. The sound, mastering, and pressing quality are all excellent.
My last blog post originally contained a rant, now deleted, about how I will never truly understand the music and culture of Brazil in spite of half a lifetime spent trying. So naturally I decided to follow that with a post of an artist whose language I don’t speak at all, although I still have a dream of learning it, someday, if there’s still time. And I know even less about chanson as a genre. But I know I like Françoise and, like David Bowie apparently, had I been a music fan in the 60s and 70s I probably would have had her poster on the wall and pined after her longingly. Continue reading
Paulinho Da Viola – Paulinho Da Viola
1971 Odeon – MOFB 3670 Style: Samba, MPB Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Tracklist A1 – Num Samba Curto (02:48) A2 – Pressentimento (02:47) A3 – Para Ver As Meninas (02:47) A4 – Nas Ondas Da Noite (02:06) A5 – Filosofia Do Samba (02:10) A6 – Consumir E Viver (02:42) B1 – Lapa Em Três Tempos (Musica Incidental: Abre A Janela) (02:48) B2 – Coração (02:05) B3 – Minha Vez De Sorrir (02:47) B4 – Reclamação (02:50) B5 – Abraçando Chico Soares (02:00) B6 – Vinhos Finos… Cristais (02:23)
Total length: 30:13
More information: https://www.discogs.com/release/10783302-Paulinho-Da-Viola-Paulinho-Da-Viola
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This is one of two albums that Paulinho da Viola released in 1971, neither of which were titled. They are both great. It is made up mostly of original tunes, with a notable contribution from one of his mentors in the Portela samba school, Candeia (“Filosofia do Samba”).
And this album has the distinction of having a true anomaly on it: a non-samba tune that Paulinho ever recorded, rare becausee Paulinho is a samba purist. “Consumir E Viver” is by the MPB songwriter Marcus Vinicius and while it still has sambista flourishes, it does stand out as being a bit more pop/rock (the coda of the song is a straight up 4/4 rock beat). It also features a harpsichord, an instrument which reappears at the end of the LP as well.
So there, there is some musical commentary, with bookends of verbose bloat. In the words of one brilliant reviewer of a Spinal Tap album, this post, along with the rest of this blog, is one “Shit Sandwich”.