Los Indios Tabajaras
Los Indios Tabajaras were a
Brazilian guitar duo formed of the brothers Mucapere (Antenor Moreira Lima) and
Erundi (Natalicio Moreira Lima), of the Tabajaras tribe in Ceara state.
Self-taught, they played an eclectic repertoire that ranged from classical
(including Chopin and Villa-Lobos), Brazilian regional music, various Latin
styles, and covers of popular American tunes.
First gaining renown in Rio de Janeiro with their 1945 radio debut, they went on
to sell millions of albums worldwide. Their biggest success was a 1963
instrumental remake of Jimmy Dorsey's "Maria Elena" (aka "Maria Helena"), and
they also had hits with "Sakura-Sakura" and "Always In My Heart."
Original Album Released in 'Living Stereo'
Series. 16 Classic Songs from Famous Easy Listening Duo Including Maria Elena,
Maran Cariua, Moonlight Serenade and Much More.
It is well-nigh impossible to find music that
can function as a sophistocated background to a dinner party and/or that can be
very much enjoyed when listened to with a critical ear. Superb musicianship;
inventive, and so beautifully structured that it weaves a romantic spell. I play
"Jungle Dream" over and over. Until you hear Indios Tabajaras, you would never
believe that two guitars can do what these accomplish.--an
This is an outstanding compilation of Los Indios Tabajaras. There are no words to describe accurately the talent of these Brazilian guitar virtuosos. If you are looking for the very best Latin American strings, this is certainly it.--an Amazon reviewer
I have been playing guitar for over 35 years and began purchasing LP's by Los Indios Tabajaras (LIT) around 30 years ago. About five years ago, after the LP's started wearing out and CD's became popular, I got on the internet and purchased Serie Platino and Maria Elena/Always In My Heart. I recommend Serie Platino highly, primarily because it contains "Penelope." For anyone who does not have the LIT version of Penelope and is trying to decide which of many CD's by LIT to buy first, I would strongly recommend picking a CD containing Penelope. In my opinion, it is probably one of the most beautiful, melodic songs ever played on guitar.--an Amazon reviewer
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