Paulinho Da Viola
of Brazil's Preeminent Samba Composers
Eu Sou O Samba [ENHANCED]
Compilation of Greatest Hits. Samba. "Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida, "Filosofia Do Samba", Moema Morenou", "o Meu Pecado", "Chico Brito."
Meu Tempo ╔ Hoje
Original Soundtrack of the
Movie About Paulinho Himself. A Sweet, Gentle Samba Singer, Paulinho Da
Viola is Known as a Samba Purist, Adhering Strictly to the Old Acoustic
Style and is Particularly Revered as a Revivalist of the Instrumental
"Choro" Style. Although He was of the Same Generation of the Rock-oriented
Tropicalistas and the Swanker, Slicker Post-bossa Nova Mpb Crowd, Da Viola
Delved Into the More Antiquated Style of the Traditional Samba Cancao and
the Sambas De Morro, Sung by the Urban Poor of Brazil's Sprawling Slums. He
Only Gets Better as Time Goes on and this Initial Outing for Biscoito Fino
after Years on EMI Allows Him the Freedom to Stretch his Artistry to Greater
Bounds, Still Innovating and Creating Beautiful Music after all These Years.
Bebadachama: Serie Ao Vivo
Da Costa Performs all his Greatest Hits Live in Concert. He Sings his Own Compositions as Well as Songs by Paulo Da Portela, Ze Ketti, Nelson Cavaquinho, Lupicinio Rodrigues, Cartola, Pixinguinha, Noel Rosa, Aldir Blanc, Dorial Caymmi, and Ataulfo Alves.
Sinal Aberto: Serie Ao Vivo
For Paulinho/samba lovers: for me the great tracks on this double album are Tempos Idos, a forgotten but very beautiful Cartola tune; Dama de Espadas; Cantando; and other classics. For Toquinho lovers, there are a number of good bossa classics, including a few he wrote with Vinicius, like Tarde em Itapoa.
But the most fun is hearing how these two guys perform in each other's worlds. It's a rare treat to hear Paulinho singing bossa nova and to hear Toquinho comping in choro. The music is beautiful, intimate, and 'amicavel'. Who would have guessed? Also, side benefit - for choro lovers, there is a great Toquinho performance of Abismo das Rosas and a nice Paulinho performance of his composition Choro Negro.
This is such a nice album, made with so much respect and
'humilde' for Paulinho's compositions, that it's hard to complain about
anything. It's just great to have all these compositions recorded all together;
it's a fantastic compendium of all of the beautiful sambas which Paulinho has
written over forty years. Teresa Cristina sings well and honestly, and her love
and care for the music shines through. No, she's not Paulinho, but it's also
nice to hear her ideas about the music. The box set is also nice, because it
gives us lyrics for all of Paulinho's music - missing from most of the early
albums. The choro accompaniment is just right and well played; nice also to have
Paulinho participate himself.