Walter Wanderley The World of Walter Wanderley

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CD Details

  • Released: November 15, 2010
  • Label: El Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Este Seu Olhar [That Look You Wear]
  • 2.Lamento
  • 3.Lobo Bobo
  • 4.Reloj, El
  • 5.The Diary
  • 6.Ho-Ba-La-La
  • 7.Amor E a Rosa, O
  • 8.Ninho Do Nono
  • 9.Menino Desce O Morro [Little Brown Boy], O
  • 10.Chora Tua Tristeza [Cry Your Sadness]
  • 11.Dona Baratinha
  • 12.Mulata Assanhada
  • 13.Teleco Teco No 2
  • 14.Samba De Uma Nota So [One-Note Samba]
  • 15.Saudade Querida
  • 16.Pato [the Duck], O
  • 17.Meditacao [Meditation]
  • 18.Cheiro De Saudade [the Scent of Longing]
  • 19.E Dai (Proibicao Inutil E Ilegal)
  • 20.Apito Do Samba [the Whistle of the Samba], O
  • 21.Gimba
  • 22.Io
  • 23.Oh! Carol
  • 24.Quero Beijar-Te As Maos
  • 25.Fim De Caso
  • 26.Aos Pes Da Cruz [At the Foot of the Cross]
  • 27.Saudade Da Bahia [Longing For Bahia]
  • 28.Diana
  • 29.Vem a Bahiana, La
  • 30.Praca 11

Product Description:

Recording information: 1958-1959.
Cherry Red has done fans of Brazilian music several favors during the late 2000s, and the bounty continued with this Walter Wanderley compilation. Although his name isn't as famed as Getz or Gilberto's, Wanderley's bright, bubbly Hammond organ energized many Brazilian pop songs of the mid-'60s, and after flirting with the American Top 40, he was co-billed with Astrud Gilberto on the 1966 LP A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness. The 30 recordings here are all instrumentals, and come from 1958-1959, four or five years before "The Girl from Ipanema" became common parlance around the world. Wanderley had just arrived in Sao Paulo from his native Pernambuco and was beginning to gain fame for his hotel show. The sound is similar to the style he later made popular, although the material isn't consistent (it includes versions of a few landmark songs in the emerging Brazilian canon, but also Paul Anka covers). Meanwhile, the liner notes offer an engaging biography of Wanderley's career, but specific commentary on these tracks and this time in his life is entirely lacking. Still, it's clear that his arranging skills were growing by leaps and bounds, and that he would soon be the equal of Eumir Deodato and even Antonio Carlos Jobim himself. ~ John Bush

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  • UPC: 5013929319936
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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