Sunday, February 17, 2013

V/A -- Música Popular do Nordeste 1 (1973, Brasil - Discos Marcus Pereira)

"This historic recording is the first part of an important four-volume documentation of the popular music of Northeast Brazil,Música Popular do Nordeste. It was conceptualized and realized by the producer,Marcus Pereira, through his Discos Marcus Pereira, which also produced several other recordings devoted to the preservation of Brazilian music. The Quinteto Violado was charged with the research for the whole series, also participating as a supporting group. This first volume brings the lively rhythm of the frevo in its varied styles (frevo-canção; frevo de rua, with original arrangements performed by the Banda Municipal do Recife; frevo de bloco; and even the unprejudiced frevo elétrico, or electric frevo, performed by the Trio Elétrico Tapajós) and the most important composers in this genre (Nelson FerreiraCapibaIrmãos Valença, João Santiago, Luís Gonzaga de Figueiredo, Ademir Araújo, Geraldo Santos, and Luís Bandeira). While the artistic merits of the singer Zélia Barbosa and the quality of the recording process may be questioned, this is a fundamental piece of research, and a winner of the most important prizes of its period (Estácio de Sá, granted by the Image and Sound Museum of Rio de Janeiro, and Noel Rosa, from the Association of Press Critics of São Paulo)." (Allmusic)

A sunny showcase of diverse frevo styles out of Recife in NE Brasil. Its also yet another proper gem kindly lent to GC by one DJ Cuica. Big ups! Check this Trio Eletrico track, below. Bonkers! I'm only sorry I couldn't get this up before Carnival. So it goes. Enjoy it, or maybe even don't (for Lent). 

V/A -- Música Popular do Nordeste 1 (1973, Brasil - Discos Marcus Pereira MPA 9317)

Side A 
1. Quinteto Violado & Zélia Barbosa – Saudade 
2. Quinteto Violado & Zélia Barbosa – De Chapéu-De-Sol Aberto 
3. Quinteto Violado & Zélia Barbosa – Um Sonho Que Durou Três Dias 
4. Quinteto Violado & Zélia Barbosa – Recife 5 Trio Tapajós – Trio Elétrico 

 Side B 
1. Banda Municipal Do Recife – Tubarão Na Onda
2. Banda Municipal Do Recife – Aí Vem Os Palhaços
3. Banda Municipal Do Recife – Batendo Biela
4. Quinteto Violado & Zélia Barbosa – Evocação Nº 1 
5. Quinteto Violado & Zélia Barbosa – Hino Dos Batutas De São José 
6. Quinteto Violado & Zélia Barbosa – Valores Do Passado


Anonymous said...

This is wonderful stuff. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Você conhece o carnaval do Recife?Não! Acho que iria gostar. Saudações do Recife!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for all your efforts. I've discovered your blog recently and I cannot put in words how much you have changed the way I look at music. Please keep up the good work :)

limestone columns said...

I'm big fan of M. Pereira. thanks for excellent stuff about him.
~ Herman Swan

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frederico said...

This track "Trio Tapajós – Trio Elétrico" (at 2:50) is evidently the melody of the song "quizas, quizas, quizas" sung by Célia Cruz. I have read the folders here and there are no mention about it. Am I a fool or nobody noticed that?!