Zé Ramalho

A Pelaja Do Diabo com o Dono do Céu

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This is the second album by Zé Ramalho, recorded in 1979. A northeastern singer/composer, Ramalho followed the path opened by older musicians from his region into the richer Southeast. More open to pop culture than his predecessors, he brings in this release some of his biggest hits such as "Admirável Gado Novo" and "Frevo mulher" in which northeastern folkloric rhythms/melodies/instruments coexist with contemporary grooves and musical treatments. But it never slips to the muddy trail of easy commercial cliché.