Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bem Brasil #51: Celebrating 100 years of Luiz Gonzaga. (Again!)

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Wow, it’s the end of June already! The year is really flying by! It’s Festa Junina time in Brazil and it’s up to us here at Bem Brasil to observe the event here on FCC Free Radio! As we usually do in the last show of the month, this program will be produced and broadcast entirely in Portuguese! E’ isso ai, cumpadi!
Last week, we celebrated our 50th show by rebroadcasting three albums from three lost shows. Well, we’re doing it again! In the spirit of the occasion, we’ll be focusing onLuiz Gonzaga.  Also known as the "king of baião" and "Gonzagão". A talented accordionist and singer he is considered to be responsible for the promotion of northeastern music throughout Brazil.
In the variety hour, we’ll hear great tunes composed and performed by musicians from northeastern Brazil, like Zé RamalhoAlceu ValençaGeraldo AzevedoGonzaguinha and too many more to list here. Whether you tune in live or download our podcast (heck, why not do both?), this is a show you will not want to miss!

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Show list:

Hour #1: Luiz Gonzaga Special

1-Samarica Parteira
2- O Fole Roncou
3- Cantarino
4- Baia de São Sebastião
5- A Mulher de Meu Patrão
6-Sangue de Nordestino
7- Aquarela Nordestina
8- Uma Pra mim, Uma Pra Tú
9- A Rede Véia
10 - Pra Não Morrer de Tristeza
11 - Bia No Frevo
12 - Menino do Braçanã
13 - Me Afubelo
14 - Bom?.. Pra uns...
15 - Xamego
16 - O ABC do Sertao
17 - Asa Branca

Hour #2: Variety

1- Qui Nem Jiló - Gal Costa
2- Forrozeiro Apaixonado - Dominguinhos
3 - Vaqueirada - Beth Carvalho
4 - Forró Veneno - Trio Forrozao
5 - Caminhos - Raul Seixas
6 - Xote dos Poetas - Ze Ramalho, Feat. Raimundo Fagner
7 - Mucuripe - Amelinha
8 - Lamento Sertanejo - Gilberto Gil
9 - No Balanço da Canoa - Alceu Valenca
10 - O Quereres - Fafa de Belėm
11 - Mote e Glosa - Belchior
12 - Mulher Rendeira - Cida Moreira
13 - Coroné Antônio Bento  - Tim Maia
14 - Ilumina - Maria Bethania
15 - Frevo em Maceio' - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

YouTube Pick of the Week #7: Jovino Santos Neto - The Rhythmic Language of Brazilian Music


This week's pick may be of particular interest to musicians, but I think that non-musicians will find it equally compelling: It is a 90-minute lecture by Jovino Santos Neto, who played piano and flute with Hermeto Pascoal for almost 30 years.

The lecture takes place in Boston's Berklee College of Music in 2007 and, with sidemen Oscar Stagnaro on Bass and Mark Walker on Drums, Jovino takes his audience in a trip around Brazil, talking about the common thread between Bossa Nova and Samba, as well as other regional rhythms, such as Forro, Xaxado, Coco, Arrasta-Pe and their origins as part of the middle eastern diaspora, brought to Brazil during the colonial times.  He Also talks about his experiences working with Hermeto, and the significance of the Quarteto Novo, The seminal Brazilian group which included Airto Moreira, Heraldo do Monte and Theo de Barros. 

Jovino's voice is a little low throughout, but the instrumental sections sound great. It might be a good idea to use headphones for this one. 

To hear  Choice tracks from Quarteto Novo, check out Show #6. Show link: http://www.fccfreeradio.com/archive/bem%20brasil/brasil_previous_2012-08-19_15-58-04.mp3

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Bem Brasil #50: Three Albums in Two Hours! (Airs 06/23!)


Wow, 50 shows already? The weeks just flew by! As the show's producer and presenter, I have to say I have enjoyed every minute so far. Unfortunately, this feeling is somewhat diminished by the knowledge that some show files were lost. So, to celebrate this somewhat auspicious occasion (to me, anyway), I've decided to replay three great but very different albums that were featured in earlier shows that were lost, starting with show #17, which featured Di Melo' s one and only album, released in 1975 (Rare and out of print!), which included cameos from Hermeto Pascoal and Heraldo do Monte







Song List:

1- Kiilario
2- A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma
3-  Aceito Tudo
4 - Conformopolis
5 - Ma-lida
6- Sementes
7- Pernalonga
8- Minha Estrela
9- Se O Mundo Acabasse Em Mel
10- Alma Gemea
11- Joao
12- Indecisao




Originally aired on our 22nd show, our second selection will be an encore presentation of Caetano Veloso's 1968 album. One of the first Tropicália efforts, this album is one of the earliest experiments in fusion between  Brazilian popular music and psychedelic rock.  


Song List:

1-Tropicalia
2- Clarice
3-No Dia Em Que Eu Vim-Me Embora
4- Alegria, Alegria
5- Onde Andaras
6-Anunciacao
7-Superbacan
8- Paisagem Util
9-Clara (With Gal Costa)
10- Soy Loco Por Ti, America
11- Ave Maria
12- Eles




Finally, we will once again play our featured album from show#25, which was the last show of 2012. Being the last show of the year, this selection was picked with some care. It is none other than the second album by the Brazilian musical group Novos BaianosAcabou Chorare., released in 1972. Adopting the expressive guitar of Jimi Hendrix, the "brasilidade" of Assis Valente, and the strong influence of João Gilberto, who also served as a mentor of the group at the time of recording the album, the group produced an album that shows a great versatility of musical genres. In 2007, in the "The 100 Greatest Albums of Brazilian Music" by Rolling StoneAcabou Chorare came at the first position, being considered a masterpiece by specialists, producers and journalists called for the pool.Whether you tune in live or download our podcast (heck, why not do both?), this is a show you will not want to miss!

acabouchorareSong List: 

1-Brasil pandeiro
2- Preta pretinha
3- Tinindo Trincando
4- Tinindo Trincando
4- Swing de Campo Grande
5- Acabou Chorare
6- Misterio do Planeta
7- A Menina Danca
8- Besta e Tu
9- Um Bilhete Pra Didi
10- Preta Pretinha




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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

YouTube Pick of the Week #6: Nordeste Já! (Chega de Mágoa) - 1985


This week's pick is a bit of a paradox: It contains the highest number of artists ever, and yet it is the shortest  video picked to date. 

1985 was the year We Are the World came out, and it was a big hit in Brazil. Somebody liked the concept and decided to reproduce it and apply it to the victims of the drought in the northeastern part of Brazil, an area that has long been known for this situation. In fact, it is the theme of the region's most representative song, Asa Branca written by illustrious native son Luiz Gonzaga, who fittingly also participates in the video featured here. 

According to Raimundo Fagner's website (http://www.raimundofagner.com.br), Gilberto Gil wrote the music and the lyric was a collaboration between Gil and a few other artists. In the spirit of the occasion, the song was credited as a collective creation. Most artists contributions are vocal, with the exception of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Wagner Tiso, who contributed by playing piano. While the individual singers'' performances were praised, some critics derided the chorus sections, which were not as well arranged as they would have liked. Still, this 155 person recording (full chorus listed below) contains what must be a record number of major Brazilian Artists and is unlikely to ever be beaten. 

This week's video was recorded to publicize the album and shows some artists recording the tracks. How many can you identify?

Wikipedia links below, when active, lead to the artists' Portuguese language entries. Click on the English link for English version, when available. Note: Some artists listed do not have wikipedia pages.


Full Chorus: AizikAlceu ValençaAlcioneAmelinha, Antônio Carlos, Baby ConsueloBebetoBelchiorBeth Carvalho, Bussler, Caetano Veloso, Camarão,Carlinhos Vergueiro, Carlão, Celso Fonseca, Charlot, Chico BuarqueCláudio Nucci, Cristina, Cristovam Bastos, Dadi, Daltro de Almeida, Dinorah (as gatas), Djavan, Dorinha Tapajós, Dori CaymmiEdnardo, Edu, Edu LoboEduardo DusekElba RamalhoElifas AndreatoElisete CardosoElza SoaresEmilinha Borba, Eunydice, Erasmo CarlosFafá de Belém, Faini, Fátima GuedesFernando BrantGal Costa,Geraldo Azevedo, Gereba, Gilberto GilGolden BoysGonzaguinhaGuilherme ArantesIvan LinsJamilJacques MorelenbaumJoana, João Mário Linhares, João do Vale, José Luiz, JoyceJoelma Mendes,Kleiton e KledirKid AbelhaKid Vinil, Lana, LeoniLéo JaimeLúcio Alves, Luiz Avellar, Luiz Carlos, Luiz Carlos da Vila, Luiz Duarte, Luiz GonzagaLuiz MelodiaLulu Santos, Malard, Manassés, Maria BethâniaMarina LimaMarleneMartinho da Vila, Marçal, Maurício Tapajós, Mauro Duarte, Mazola, Miguel Denilson, Mirabô, Milton Banana, Milton Nascimento, Milton Araújo, MiúchaMoraes Moreira,MPB-4Nara LeãoOlívia ByingtonOlívia Hime, O Quarteto, Paulinho da ViolaPatativa do Assaré, Pareschi, Penteado, Perrotta, Perrottão, Pepeu GomesRaimundo FagnerRafael Rabello, Reinaldo Arias, Ricardo Magno, Rita LeeRoberto de CarvalhoRoberto Carlos, Roberto Ribeiro, Roberto Teixeira, Rosane Guedes, RogerRosemary, Rubão, Sandra de SáSérgio RicardoSimone, Sílvio Cézar, Sueli Costa, Stephani, Tânia Alves, Tavito, Teo Lima, Telma, Telma Costa, Terezinha de Jesus, Tim MaiaTom JobimTunaiVerônica Sabino, Vilma Nascimento, Virgílio, Yura, Wagner Tiso, Walter, Zenilda, Zé da Flauta, Zé Ramalho, Zé Renato, Zizi Possi.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Bem Brasil #49, Featuring Os Paralamas do Sucesso Airs This Sunday In Studio 1A!

On this Sunday's Bem Brasil with Will Crawford, we will enjoy the grooves of Os Paralamas do Sucesso
Active since the late 70's with the same lineup, it is one of the most successful bands in Brazil and are considered one of the original "Big Four" bands of 1980s Brazilian rock, along withLegião Urbana (featured in show #13) Titãs (featured in show # 35) and Barão Vermelho (To be featured in a future show. Stay tuned!)

In the second hour, we will hear from other great bands like BlitzKid AbelhaRPMBiquini Cavadão14 Bis and many others. Whether you tune in live or download the show (heck, why not do both?) This is a show you will not want to miss!


Set List:

Hour #1:

1- Foi o Mordomo
2- Patrulha Noturna
3- Vital e Sua Moto
4 - Cinema Mudo
5 - Ska
6 - Romance Ideal
7 - Oculos
8 - Meu Erro
9- A Novidade
10 - Melo do Marinheiro
11- Voce
12- Alagados
13- Sera Que Vai Chover
14 - Charles Anjo 45

Hour #2: Variety

1- A Vida Tem Dessas Coisas - Ritchie
2- Betty Frigida - Blitz
3- Fixacao - Kid Abelha
4- Nosso Louco Amor - Gang 90 & Absurdettes
5-  Tic Tic Nervoso - Magazine
6- De Repente California - Lulu Santos
7- Popstar (Live) Joao Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados
8- Me Chama - Marina
9- Policia (remix) - Titas
10 - Petroleo do Futuro - Legiao Urbana
11 - Psicopata - Capital Inicial
12 - Revanche - Lobao
13- Brasil - Cazuza
14- Primeiros Erros - Kiko Zambianchi


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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

YouTube Pick of the Week #5: Brasil, Brasil (2007) - Episode 1: From Samba to Bossa Nova


Here is a very informative documentary produced by The BBC. Covering cultural, economic and historic aspects of Brazilian culture, this program traces the origins of Brazilian music back to the 19th century and covers some of the major figures, cultural and political, that contributed to make Brazilian music an international phenomenon, something that did not happen overnight.

Many celebrities contribute to the show, including PeléBebel GilbertoCaetano VelosoCarlos Lyra, Roberto MenescalElza SoaresJaques Morelenbaum, among others, talking about various influential artists including Pixinguinha (Check show # 4), João Gilberto (Check Show #9), Tom Jobim (Check Show #20), among others.  Warning: This Program contains some nudity.


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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bem Brasil #48, Featuring Victor Assis Brasil: Two Hours of Instrumental Music! Originally aired 06/09/13

 On today's Bem Brasil With Will Crawford, we will enjoy the great music of Victor Assis Brasil. A gifted musician from an early age, He is considered the greatest jazz player of his generation.

In the second hour, we will enjoy dazzling performances by other great instrumentalists like Antonio AdolfoHermeto PascoalLéo GandelmanPaulo MouraAirto MoreiraHeraldo do Monte and others. Whether you tune in live or download the show (Heck, why not do both?) This is a show you will not want to miss! 






To hear this show, click on the following link: http://www.fccfreeradio.com/archive/bem%20brasil/brasil_previous_2013-06-16_19-58-05.mp3

Set List 



Hour#1 - Victor Assis Brasil - The Legacy 

1- The Gingerbread Boy
2- Marilia
3 - Senegal - (40 Graus a Sombra)
4 - Children
5 - Marilia
6 - Arroio - Live at 1st International Jazz Fest, Sao Paulo (1978) 

Hour #2 - Variety 

1- Victor Assis Brasil - Hermeto Pascoal
2 - Mixing - Airto
3 - Choreletrico -  Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto
4 - Minha Saudade - Cannonball Adderley
5 - Stella by STarlight - Manfredo Fest
6 - Epistrophy - Helio Delmiro
7 - Triangle - Ricardo Silveira
8 - 1x0 - Raphael Rabello & Dino 7 Cordas
9 - Frevinho Doce - Paulinho Nogueira
10 - Maracatu - Romero Lubambo & Weber Drummond
11 - Take 5 - Trio da Paz
12 - Cordao Carnavalesco - Antonio Adolfo

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