Well, here we are again, back after an extended forced break...my laptop broke and its taken me a while to fix it.
I picked up this little gem last weekend at my local car boot sale. It cost the princely sum of 50p and I've already had more than my money's worth of enjoyment out of it.
Dolores Duran was a Brazilian singer and composer, born into a poor family in Rio in 1930. She lived a tragically short life dying of a barbiturates overdose in 1959, however she left behind a legacy of classic dramatic, romantic and intensely emotional songs.
This collection of Duran's songs was recorded a year after her death by singer songwriter Lucio Alves alongside some of the best musicians of the Bossa Nova scene. The line up for the recording was:
Luiz Carlos Vinhas (piano) Chiquinho (accordian) Baden Powell (guitar) Ed Lincoln Gabriel (bass) Juquinha (drums) The subtle, lithe and understated arrangements perfectly complement Alves' smouldering voice and the raw emotional power of the songs. Yes, this one is coming highly recommended. Enjoy! Tracklist: 01 Idéias Erradas 02 A Noite do Meu Bem 03 Strada do Sol 04 Castigo 05 Noite de Paz 06 Vou Chorar 07 Por Causa de Vochê 08 Fim de Caso 09 Pela Rua 10 Quem Sou Eu 11 Solidão 12 Canção da Tristeza Get it HERE.