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The Rough Guide to Samba

  • 1. Saudaao a Ossain - Leci Brandao
    2. Jogo Rasteiro - Moacyr Luz
    3. Pelo Telefone - Paulo Moura
    4. Choro #2 - Duo Barbieri-Schneiter
    5. Ax de Langa (Pai Maior) - Dona Ivone Lara
    6. Mangueira Chegou - Velha Guarda da Mangueira
    7. Quem Me V Sorrindo - Cartola
    8. O Que O Que - Zizi Possi
    9. Malandro Malandro E Man Man - Bezerra Da Silva
    10. Manifestaao Do Povo - Da Melhor Qualidade
    11. Nostradamus - Grc Escola De Samba Vai Vai
    12. Meu Viver - Elton Medeiros
    13. Feliz Eu Vivo No Morro - Monarco
    14. Infra Estrutura - Nelson Sargento
    15. Favela - Jards Macal
    16. Olha Z - Osvaldo Pereira
    17. Cabea, A - Familia Roitman
    18. O Mar Serenou - Luciana Mello
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1058

  • Credits
    ProducerPhil Stanton (Compilation)

    Includes liner notes David McLoughlin.
    Adapter: Leci Brandao.
    Compiled and annotated lovingly by David McLoughlin from exhaustive research and hundreds of hours of listening, this collection of Brazilian samba is definitive in its authoritative diversity. The Rough Guides have gone after a producer who wanted to present samba as it has presented itself to the Brazilian people, not to Europe or North America. Hence there are no tunes by Jobim, Veloso, or any other easily recognizable singer to the listeners of samba as exotica. Instead, assembled here is samba by its practitioners and stars within the country of Brazil. Since the music's ancient roots go back 500 years, and the first rhythms definable as samba only appeared in the 1920s, there was considerable material to draw from, and the sources needed to be narrowed down to music that was relevant to today's Brazil. McLoughlin sought out both ends of the spectrum: the innovators such as Moacyr Luz, whose affinity for New Orleans jazz is incorporated in early-20th century samba, and the pop stars of the music, represented by Zizi Possim, Cartola, and Luciana Mello. With over 18 cuts, McLoughlin takes the listener on a journey inside the heart of carnival's most enduring sound, the love and dance music of the samba, where instrumental passages of virtuosity (Duo Barbieri-Schnieter with "Choro #2") are contrasted with the call-and-response primitive lyricism of Dona Ivone Lara performing with her group live at carnival. The set also includes a fairly extensive history of the samba and detailed biographies of the performers, as well as solid documentation as to which albums their particular contributions came from. The Rough Guide to Samba is an excellent introduction to new enthusiasts and the curious to be sure, but it is also a definitive document for longtime devotees of Brazil's greatest contribution to the world music literature. ~ Thom Jurek

  • Critic Reviews
    NAPRA Review (01-02/02, p.82) - "...Demonstrate[s] the vast variety samba encompasses....far more party-flavored than cerebral, however..."
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