Originalmente postado no Loronix em 31 de maio 2007.
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We should thank the Loronix friend Stefan from Germany. He was responsible for calling my attention to this album, recorded in Germany, Hamburg. Caterina Valente is the lady that introduces Luiz Bonfa on last video. She was born in France and then moved to Germany where she started his professional career in 1953. Caterina Valente sings in six languages, including Portuguese, which is the language he sings on this marvelous album.
This is Caterina Valente & Luiz Bonfa - Caterina Valente & Luiz Bonfa (1963), for Decca Germany. This album was recorded in two days, January 23rd and 25th, featuring all compositions by Luiz Bonfa. Selected tracks were issued on several formats by Decca, including 45RPM, singles and EPs. The cover artworks of these editions are really worth to be seen, you can check all them together at Luiz Bonfa discography by Yasouka, here.
01 - Mania de Maria (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
02 - Sorrindo (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
03 - Se Eu Pudesse Voltar (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
04 - Vem Só (Luis Bonfá)
05 - Indiferença (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
06 - Melancolia (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
07 - Menina Flor (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
08 - Reverso (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
09 - Saudade Vem Correndo (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
10 - Cantiga da Vida (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
11 - Teu Olhar Triste (Luis Bonfá)
12 - Samba de Duas Notas (Luis Bonfá)
Before starting Loronix, I never realize how great is German passion for the music from Brazil. The evidences are clear, Baden Powell has a great popularity in German, helping on leveraging the interest for Brazilian music as a whole. Brazil-on-Guitar is another fantastic demonstration of dedication Germans have for Brazilian music. I could make several new friends Loronix friends on Germany, something that could only be accomplished with Loronix.
Loronixers from Germany, our country number 3, came last year from 136 different cities. Berlin takes the lead with 16% of visits, followed by Frankfurt 9% and Cologne with 7%, showing a low concentration on major cities. Germany is tuned as a whole at Loronix. It was also really difficult to select Germany picture and I took a decision based on a calm landscape showing mountains. Thanks a lot for the last year, Loronixers from Germany. You got the podium, third position.
7 Reply to "Caterina Valente & Luiz Bonfa - Caterina Valente & Luiz Bonfa (1963) | Germany"
Anonymous on Friday, 01 June, 2007Hi guys!! Caterina Valente was italian, not french but... many thanks to my dear friend Stefan for this LP!! Luca Toni
d on Friday, 01 June, 2007
jack on Friday, 01 June, 2007Ah, Caterina....... [grand soupir]
Thanks, Loronix, for identifying the beautiful woman who introduced Bonfa in the video clip.
Thanks also, for the link to those other Caterina Valente album covers. Apparently, she was one of those lovely women who actually looked lovelier with a short haircut (at least, IMHO).
The Clairol Flip was definitely not a good look for her, though. In that respect, Caterina was like Lesley Gore, another lovely young lady who was saddled--literally--with a terrible look.
bossanovadreamer on Friday, 01 June, 2007
I am very happy to see this album here , which is one of my Bossa Top 20 albums since I bought the LP.
So it is a more pleasure to know now that it was recorderd here in Germany-Really the best pick for homage our country.
This was always the thing I wondered about when i looked to my Brazilian LP release by London/Odeon.
thanks to all German friends - wow !!we on No 3 for top visitors.
I hope our friends also enjoy the Klaus Doldinger EP.
Anonymous on Saturday, 02 June, 2007For those who doesn't know, here in Brazil there's a singer who was deeply influenced by Caterina Valente. Her name is Lana Bittencourt. She recorded many tunes made famous by Miss Valente in the 1950 and 1960's. Here at Loronix we can check Lana's version for 'Oho-aha', one of Caterina hits. The song is available at the album 'Musicalscope'.
Talking about Mrs.Bittencourt, she has just shooted her part on a very important TV series called 'Ensaio', for Cultura TV(São Paulo). Everybody will know that the singer still performs her art beautifully, though she hasn't recorded an album since 1998. The program will be brodcasted very soon.
All the best for Loronix.
Mr. D&C on Monday, 04 June, 2007Best wishes from Berlin to all Loronixers.
The germans need the sunny vibes from Brazil because we miss the sun and the warm temperatures you have over there. But thanks to the global-warming it becomes better and better.
And never forget the landmark album from Germany "Folklore E Bossa Nova Do Brasil" on MPS (already listed here)!!!
Ronaldo on Sunday, 25 January, 2009
Muchas gracias por el disco de Caterina..............
Vaya recuerdos.....Abrazo y obrigado!!Ronaldo