Originalmente postado no Loronix em 26 de novembro 2007.
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I cannot resist showing these promotional albums released by companies and when they comes with pictures of Rio de Janeiro it is quite impossible to ignore. This is the left wing of Copacabana, including the place where I live today at the end of the beach, a very nice place called Leme. Here we have a hard to see perspective of Copacabana, most of photos are taken from the opposite side, on top of the hill that closes the beach known as Pedra do Leme.
This is Copacabana in 1967 and the changes are many. The most important is the worse aggression to this landscape, we don’t see at this picture a skyscraper called Meridian, a big building that serve as a hotel. I don’t know how this building was allowed; it is so big that makes a stupid square shadow at the beach. Another obvious change is Av. Atlantica before the construction of the second avenue. Not all the changes were bad; at the hill in your left you see a small road going down to Copacabana. Today, that area is protected by authorities and a beautiful piece of Mata Atlantica rainforest is there, nice measure. Anyway, my apologies for this out topic Copacabana thing. This album has some differences and it is above the average in the style. Let’s see.
This is Ritmos Brasileiros (1967), for Philips to a marketing campaign of a financial institution called Credence, given to participants of the 22th International Monetary Fund Congress, held in 1967 in Rio de Janeiro. Instead of selecting a Maestro, orchestra and a repertoire of standards, the folks of Credence selected cuts of very nice artists such like Baden Powell, Sergio Mendes e Bossa Rio, Walter Wanderley, Corisco e Os Sambaloucos and others. Highly recommended.
Escola de Samba da Cidade
Jonas Cordeiro e Sua Orquestra
Caculinha e Seu Conjunto
Corisco e Os Sambaloucos
Portinho e Sua Orquestra
Lyra de Xopoto
Sergio Mendes e Bossa Rio
Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto
01 – Sua Excelencia a Batucada with ESCOLA DE SAMBA DA CIDADE
02 – Sessenta e Cinco with JONAS CORDEIRO E SUA ORQUESTRA
03 – Samba Triste with BADEN POWELL
04 – Estamos Ai with CACULINHA E SEU CONJUNTO
05 – Balanco Zona Sul with CORISCO E OS SAMBALOUCOS
06 – Fita Amarela with PORTINHO E SUA ORQUESTRA
07 – O Teu Cabelo nao Nega with LYRA DE XOPOTO
08 – Garota de Ipanema with SERGIO MENDES & BOSSA RIO
09 – Vou Andar por Ai with WALTER WANDERLEY E SEU CONJUNTO
10 – Primavera with WALTER WANDERLEY E SEU CONJUNTO
11 – Ela e Carioca with SERGIO MENDES & BOSSA RIO
12 – Cidade Maravilhosa with PORTINHO E SUA ORQUESTRA
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