Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Marcos Valle - Garra


Year : 1971
Label : Odeon
Genre : Jazz, Latin
Style : MPB, Funk/Soul, Bossa Nova

Garra is the anticonformist 'Bossa Soul' album of Marcos including funk grooves and brilliant pop tunes. Garra is the most important album in terms of influences on the contemporary Brazilian music, and probably one of the best MPB album of all the time, a sophisticated blend of various ingredients : Jazz, Bossa Nova & British Rock. Marcos is supported by  Geraldo Vespar, Orlando Silveira & Cesar Camargo Mariano in charge of arrangements, a rhythm section based on brazilian musicians featuring Dom Salvador, Capacete, Robertinho Silva, special guest vocal Marizinha on Black Is Beautiful and additional musicians. Titles includes some Bossa Fusion songs as Com Mais De 30, Ao Amigo Tom & Paz e Futebol (Peace & Soccer), the Soul ballad Black Is Beautiful, the hybrid Garra, the funky Wandal Vidal & the gospel O Cafona. All tracks written by Marcos & Paulo Sérgio Valle except Ao Amigo Tom and Que Bandeira respectively written by Osmar Milito & Mariozinho Rocha. Recorded at Odeon studios in Rio De Janeiro.

Marcos Valle_vocal & piano
Dom Salvador_organ & piano
Capacete_bass
Geraldo Vespar_guitar on Wanda Vidal
Robertinho Silva_drums

01. Jesus Meu Rei
02. Com Mais De 30
03. Garra
04. Black Is Beautiful
05. Ao Amigo Tom
06. Paz E Futebol
07. Que Bandeira
08. Wanda Vidal
09. Minha Voz Virá Do Sol Da América
10. Vinte E Seis Anos De Vida Normal
11. O Cafona
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