Samba De Orffeu (From Black Orpheus) - Tony Bennett - The Movie Song Album
Label: Columbia - CS 9272 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Easy Listening
Black Orpheus the film by Marcel Camus, and its soundtrack, were the The Music - Kid Lib - Mystery Island by which the world first learned of samba and bossa nova and fell in love with it. Therefore, it is staggering to consider that it took until for a definitive edition of the I.H - Noda Masanori - 81 (File) to be released, one that assembled all the songs and music heard in the film.
Universal France has assembled all the sound recordings into one track volume. These include the two original 45 EPs, and the 10" 33 rpm album, as well as some tracks that have never appeared before now. Given the wild success of the readily recognizable album on both LP and CD over the decades, this amounts to an entirely new hearing of Brazilian music -- bossa was emerging in Rio at the time too, a brand new genre.
The songs may be well known now; the music of the favelas, as practiced by the escolas de samba with their agogo bells, atabaques drumming, stomping batacuda solos, and duels, folk line chants, and unusual even now if one thinks about it blend of African rhythms, dissonance, and extended harmonics, is still revolutionary today. The sound quality is only fair, but considering the neglect of the original masters, it's actually remarkable.
Track Listing. A Felicidade. O Nosso Amor. Manha de Samba De Orffeu (From Black Orpheus) - Tony Bennett - The Movie Song Album [Morning of the Carnival]. Scene du Lever du Soleil. Scenes de la Macumbe. Samba de Orfeu. Batterie de Cappela.
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