Feb 21, 2017

RhoDeo 1708 Roots

Hello, on a side note ,in the region todays artist is from it has been recently established that people were living there (peacefully) 30,000 years ago and they left plenty of graffiti, in those days it was a lush region. So these Clovis people from 14,000 years ago certainly weren't the first to settle in the America's, another crack in the mentally stuck world of archeology.

The music of Brazil encompasses various regional music styles influenced by African, European and Amerindian forms. After 500 years of history, Brazilian music developed some unique and original styles such as samba, bossa nova, MPB, sertanejo, pagode, tropicalia, choro, maracatu, embolada (coco de repente), mangue bit, funk carioca (in Brazil simply known as Funk), frevo, forró, axé, brega, lambada, and Brazilian versions of foreign musical genres, such as Brazilian rock and rap.

Today's artist is a rarety as someone who functions nominally as a folklorist or music historian who becomes a celebrated performer, but one significant exception to this rule is the great Luiz Gonzaga. Colorfully attired (his most famous fashion accessory being his tasseled hat), and naked without his accordion, Gonzaga was a living, breathing representative of northeast Brazils' culture and music. Imagine if noted American musicologist Alan Lomax was as celebrated for his performing as he was for his cataloging and collecting and you get the picture. Gonzaga was indeed an archivist, but rather than spending his time in recording and cataloguing his findings for use in libraries, he became an oral historian, traveling throughout Brazil performing the indigenous music (and variations thereof) of his northeastern birthplace.   N'Joy

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Born in the tiny farming town of Caicara in 1912, Gonzaga had little formal education as the hard life of farming put him in the fields at the age of seven. As a child Gonzaga was captivated by the stories of the Brazilian bandit/accordion player Lampiao (who died at the age of 36 in 1934). In Brazilian folklore, especially amongst those living in the northeast, Lampiao is sort of Robin Hood figure, an outlaw who served the poor and dispossessed, robbing from the rich and (mostly) giving to the poor farmers. While famous as a bandit, he was as well known for his considerable skill on the accordion his all-night dances/jam sessions. Seduced by Lampiao's romantic legacy (Gonzaga's ever-present hat was styled after one worn by Lampiao), Gonzaga took up the accordion about the same time he went into the fields. Soon, his father was accompanying him to area dances and parties where the young, Luiz was hailed as a child prodigy.

Military service interrupted Gonzaga's musical career, although while in the army he learned to play coronet. After his discharge he left the farm for the bright lights of Rio scuffling for jobs while making the bulk of his money playing in brothels. A chance meeting with the legendary Ary Barroso got Gonzaga a spot on Barroso's radio program and brought him to the attention of RCA records. In 1946, Gonzaga recorded "Baiao" a dance song with rhythms borrowed from an older form of Brazilian called the baiano, a dance that resembles the African-American ring shout. So popular was "Baiao" that Gonzaga had not only recorded a hit single but, in fusing the past with the present, created a whole new style of Brazilian music.

Gonzaga's popularity remained high during the 1950s, slipping during the '60s as the influence of rock and roll attracted the attention of younger audiences. It was the young stars of tropicalia (Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil among others) who championed Gonzaga's work in the early '70s, recorded his songs, and brought his music to the attention of Brazil's younger music fans. His career revived, Gonzaga, now approaching 70, toured steadily frequently appearing with the younger northeastern Brazilian artists who celebrated his dedication and genius. Gonzaga died in 1989 at the age of 77.

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Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira - Nova História Da MPB (flac 124mb)

01 Quatro Ases E Um Coringa - 1946 - Baiao
02 Luiz Gonzaga - 1950 - Vira E Mexe
03 Luiz Gonzaga & Regional De Benedito Lacerda - 1950 - Qui Nem Jilo
04 Gilberto Gil - 1969 - Dezessete Legua E Meia
05 Luiz Gonzaga - 1953 - Vozes Da Seca
06 Luiz Gonzaga - 1962 - Paraiba
07 Luiz Gonzaga - 1952 - Asa Branca
08 Gal Costa - 1971 - Assum Preto

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Luiz Gonzaga - Eu E Meu Pai (flac  236mb)

01 Orelia
02 O Mangará
03 Súplica Cearense
04 A Vida Do Viajante
05 Acordo As Quatro
06 Respeita Januário
07 Romance Matuto
08 Sorriso Cativante
09 Manoelito Cidadão
10 Sou Do Banco
11 O Caçador
12 Rio Brígida
13 Alvorada Nordestina
14 Adeus A Januário

Luiz Gonzaga - Eu E Meu Pai (ogg  98mb)

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Letra de Música Sanfona, sombrero e gibão It is the portrait of this sertão From sun to sun For all corners and places I am chasing this destiny of mine I am singer That makes the pain of your pearls A lesson of love that learned Who saw the life Spill love No Will leave From being a singer} If only the verse Of the ones I live singing Make happy The heart of someone For this little That I'm adding My heart will be happy too.

Luiz Gonzaga - Eterno Cantador   (flac  221mb)

01 Prece Por Exu Novo (with Luiz Gonzaga Jr.) 5:13
02 Dança Do Capilé 2:38
03 Maria Cangaceira(with Entradas e Bandeiras) 2:47
04 Tristezas Do Jeca (with Entradas e Bandeiras)3:04
05 Alma Do Sertão (with Entradas e Bandeiras) 2:57
06 Farinhada (with Elba Ramalho) 3:04
07 Eterno Cantador 2:11
08 Frutos Da Terra 2:41
09 Razão Do Meu Querer 2:58
10 A Volta Da Asa Branca (with Entradas e Bandeiras) 2:41
11 Acácia Amarela 3:02

Luiz Gonzaga - Eterno Cantador    (ogg   89mb)

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Gonzagão Sempre brings together some of his classics, some, because Gonzaga is one of those artists who have many classics and could not even put together a double album. This is worth the historical record of original songs that have around 50 years. And here we find that half-rudimentary sound of accordion, zabuma and triangle and lyrics that have crossed generations and continue to thrill for the load of love they present. This is the case of the classic white wing, not only of Gonzaga, but a classic of Brazilian music. The life of the traveler brings a duet between Gonzagão and Gonzaguinha, another great expression of Brazilian music.

Luiz Gonzaga was one of the main responsible for the spread of northeastern Brazilian music and his image became inseparable from his homeland. Gonzagão, besides being the "King of the Bailão", was also one of the main responsible for the development and propagation of "Forró" and "Quadrilha". Thinking about its importance for national music and remembering the 10 years of his death, completing this year, the CD "Gonzaga Always" is a compilation with the best songs of the "King of the Dance", including his most famous song , "Asa Branca", and also a more special participation of Gonzaguinha in the track "The Life of the Traveler". It is worth checking out this super-pitch and enjoy the sound of the eternal Gonzagao!

Luiz Gonzaga - Gonzagão Sempre (flac 162mb)

01 Asa Branca
02 Respeita Januario
03 Sabia
04 Baião
05 O Xote das Meninas
06 Juazeiro
07 Paraiba
08 Assum Preto
09 Qui Nem Jiló
10 A Vida Do Viajante
11 Vem Morena
12 ABC do Sertão
13 Riacho do Navio
14 Cintura Fina

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Another selection to honor the king of the baião, Luiz Gonzaga, a musical genius.  "The Best of Luiz Gonzaga" brings sixteen of his numerous hits. Pearls, be those of exaltation to the things of the northeast, or the humorous compositions with double meaning. To hear from start to finish!

Luiz Gonzaga - O melhor de Luiz Gonzaga (flac  187mb)

01 Asa Branca 1949
02 Baião 1949
03 Cintura Fina 1950
04 Qui Nem Jiló 1950
05 Paraíba 1950
06 A Volta Da Asa Branca 1950
07 Pau De Arara 1951
08 O Xote Das Meninas 1953
09 Riacho Do Navio 1953
10 Luar Do Sertão (with Milton Nascimento) 1981
11 Ovo De Codorna 1971
12 Forró No Escuro 1957
13 Danado De Bom 1984
14 Forró N° 1 with Gal Costa 1984
15 Tá Bom Demais 1985
16 Forró De Cabo A Rabo 1986

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bobbysu said...

thank you so much

Anonymous said...

Thank you for some very beautiful stuff!
Sadly, the link to "Luiz & Humberto" doesn't work.

Any chance for a re-fix?

Maria Kron

Rho said...

Hello Maria, sorry about that , a case of forgetting the link but it's there now. N'Joy