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Los Indios Tabajaras
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Sweet and Savage

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."

Sweet and Savage

Sweet And Savage (RCA Living Stereo Series)

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.

Maria Elena, Vol. 1

Maria Elena, Vol. 1

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 Amazon reviewer

Best of Los Indios Tabajaras

Best Of Los Indios Tabajaras (Japanese Import)

Maria Elena/Always in My Heart

Maria Elena / Always In My Heart

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

Beautiful Sounds

Los Indios Tabajaras: Beautiful Sounds

20 Greatest Hits

Los Indios Tabajaras: 20 Greatest Hits

Serie Platino: 20 Exitos

Serie Platino: 20 Exitos
(Platinum Series: 20 Successes of Los Indios Tabajaras)

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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RCA Club


Best 20 (The Best Of Los Indios Tabajaras)

I Grande Successi Originali

Indios Tabajaras, Vol. 1

Indios Tabajaras, Vol. 2

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