Luiz Gonzaga - Volta Pra Curtir (2001) MP3/Flac

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Luiz Gonzaga – Volta pra curtir (ao vivo)

BMG / RCA 2001

Recorded live at the Teatro Tereza Rachel

March, 1972

Luiz Gonzaga - vocals, accordion, triangle

Dominguinhos - accordion

Maria Helena - vocals, triangle, cabaça

Toinho - Triangle

Renato Piau - guitar

Porfírio Costa - bass

Raimundinho - reco-reco / guiro

Ivanildo Leite - surdo drum / sabumba, percussion


Boiadeiro (Klecius Caldas – Armando Cavalcante)

Cigarro de paia (Armando cavalcante, Klecius Caldas)


Moda da mula preta (Raul Torres)

Lorota boa (Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira)


Siri jogando bola (Luiz Gonzaga – Zé Dantas)

Macapá (Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira)


Qui nem giló (Luiz Gonzaga – Humberto Teixeira)

Oiá eu aqui de novo (Antonio Barros)


Asa branca (Luiz Gonzaga – Humberto Teixeira)

A volta da asa branca (Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira)


Assum preto (Luiz Gonzaga – Humberto Teixeira)

Ana Rosa (Humberto Teixeira)


Hora do adeus (Luiz Queiroga – Onildo Ameida)


Estrada de Canindé (Luiz Gonzaga – Humberto Teixeira)

Respeita Januário (Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira)


Numa sala de reboco (José Marcolino – Luiz Gonzaga)

O cheiro da Carolina (Amorim Roxo, Zé Gonzaga)

O xote das meninas (Luiz Gonzaga, Zé Dantas)


Adeus, Rio (Luiz Gonzaga – Zé Dantas)

Aquilo bom (Garotas do Leblon) (Luiz Gonzaga, Severino Ramos)


No meu pé de serra (Luiz Gonzaga – Humberto Teixeira)

Baião (Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira)


Pau de arara (Guio de Moraes – Luiz Gonzaga)

Juazeiro (Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira)


Derramaro o gai (Luiz Gonzaga – Zé Dantas)

Imbalança (Luiz Gonzaga, Zé Dantas)


A feira de Caruaru (Onildo Ameida)


Olha a pisada (Luiz Gonzaga – Zé Dantas)

Boiadeiro (Armando Cavalcante, Klecius Caldas)


Leap through a bonfire, dance a quadrilha, have a mock marriage, eat lots of food made out of
corn and enjoy the kids dressed up in cute little 'matuto' costumes of country
people in peasant blouses and rustic clothes. Little girls with
freckles painted on and boys with fake mustaches.

 I think it is safe to say that there is no symbol more iconic or more
strongly associated with São João than the King of Baião, Luiz Gonzaga!
 Every one of his records had some reference to it, and he made quite a
few LPs entirely devoted to Festas Juninas or São João, and literally
everywhere you go in the month of June in the Nordeste you will hear his compositions
being played by all kinds of bands of varying competence, and in all kinds of
styles.  Last year was his centenary so celebrations were even more
Gonzaga-centric.  But I expect this guy's legacy will last for another
hundred years, easily.

Gonzaga recorded a ton of hugely-popular 78s in the 1940s and 50s, and
while he never stopped recording or performing, his popularity dipped
for a while in the 60s as bossa nova, jovem guarda, and Tropicália
saturated the music market.  But he got a boost from the recognition of
the Tropicalístas who recorded a number of his compositions and soon he
was back on top.  This live record, released after his death, is pretty
cool.  The notes from Sérgio Cabral claim this was the first time Gonzaga played in the Zona Sul in his entire life; I find this highly doubtful given his earlier fame.  It would probably be more accurate and plausible to say that he had not played in Rio's south zone for a decade or so.   Notable for having protege Dominguinhos in the band as well as an
electric guitar (a rarity for Gonzaga), they run through a whole bunch
of highlights in his oeuvre.  But the concert was a month-long run at a
posh Copacabana theatre, after his "rediscovery,"  and the music lacks
some of the urgency and energy you might expect from a live recording.
 Granted that Gonzaga was already a bit older than in his heyday, but I
can't help thinking some of it is about the fact that he's playing for a
seated audience of polite middle-class people.  Without the dancing and
drinking and convivial revelry that has always been part of forró pé de
, it loses a little something.  So I usually reach for earlier
recordings when I want to crank up the Rei de Baião, but this show is
kind of a good greatest-hits retrospective, with Gonzaga telling stories
during the songs, and the arrangements are cool.  This must have been
recorded for television but I don't know for certain.  It's a good document and a fun listen even if it's not on my top-shelf choices of the great Seu Luiz.