Something like 1 year ago, my good friend Edson Carvalho, who knew my interest in 78rpm, gave me a call telling me that a friend of him has just grab a radio stock of 78rpm, something like 3000 records! He also added that if I'm interested, we should be fast since there are some guys in São Paulo that are buying everything they can find in 78rpm, not matter what it is, they just buy! The answer I gave him was the only one conceivable: "I need to check that batch asap!" Half an hour and a few phone calls later and It was scheduled, we were going to get our hands dirty a couple of days later!
Once there, It actually wasn't 3000 records but more something like a thousand, which is definitely not that bad! After a few hours of digging into dozens of dusty boxes of 78rpm, I went out with around 70 pieces in my bag. A few ones were like "sure shots", like this Abigail Moura (Orquestra Afro-Brasileira) for example, but the most were blind purchases, acquired because of the rhythm, the label or the composer. It appears that almost all of them were absolutely beautiful tracks. Deep, obscure, raw and delicately perfumed of this 50's/60's mood that I love so much!
So this selection is the first set of tracks coming out from that lucky find!
It goes from deep and raw Brazilian North Eastern sounds to super orchestrated production, passing by dancefloor killer Rojão and Jazzy Baião.
Quite a singular mixture that will, I hope, delight you as musch as us! Volume 2.2 coming soon!
01° ZITO BORBOREMA // Bichinho Da Goitana (Elias Soares - Antônio Vilarinho) 1959 - Forró
02° JORGE VEIGA // Chuviscou (Francisco Anysio - Jayme Florence) 1954 - Côco
03° NELSON FIGUEIREDO // Galinha Apaixonada (Aloysio Figueiredo - Nelson Figueiredo) 1953 - Baião
04° ARACY COSTA // Tequila (Chuck Rio - Versão: Paulo Rogério) 1958 - Mambo Rock
05° GERSON FILHO // Três e Trezentos (Gerson Filho - Miguel Lima) 1959 - Baião
06° NENÉTE - ZÉ PINHÃO e NINIHO // Passarinho Do Sertão (Nenéte) 1951 - Toada Baião
07° AMÉRICO DE CAMPOS // Só Gosto De Você (Américo de Campos) 1963 - Maxixe
08° WANDERLEY // No Mundo Da Lua (Wanderley Esmeraldino) 1959 - Chôro
09° AMÉRICO DE CAMPOS // Eu Preciso Saber (Teixeira Filho - José Lopes) 1963 - Maxixe
10° ZITO BORBOREMA // Padre Cicero (José Cavalcante - Dilson Dóris) 1959 - Forró
11° LAILA CURI // Minha Véia (Adaptação e Arranjo de Laila Curi) 1958 - Folclore
12° MARINA BARBOSA // Batuque Do Amor (Mario Albanese - Heitor Carillo) 1960 - Macumba
13° ABIGAIL MOURA e seu Jazz Band // Eu So Quero Beliscar (Eduardo Souto) 1960 - Cateretê
14° EVAN GENEY // Mangueira Chegou (Generoso) 196? - Samba
15° PAULO TITO // Pedida Legal (Gordurinha) 1961 - Rojão
16° ALTAMIRO CARRILHO // Rio Antigo (Altamiro Carrilho) 1953 - Maxixe
17° OSVALDO OLIVEIRA // Santarem (Assumpção Corrêa - Arino Nunes) 1961 - Rojão
18° TORRINHO & TIÃO CATIREIRO // Pedra Verde (Torriha) 1957 - Ponto de Umbanda
19° EVAN GENEY // João Baiano (Generoso - Tripa) 196? - Batuque