Billy Blanco

Informal

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In a casual tone, as the title says, and plenty of Carioca humor, Billy Blanco delivers 23 of his hits in a live recorded CD. Songs performed include: "Mocinho Bonito" (recorded in 1956 by Dóris Monteiro), "Teresa da Praia" (written with Tom Jobim and recorded in 1954 by Lúcio Alves and Dick Farney), "Pistom de Gafieira" (recorded in 1958 by Sílvio Caldas), "Camelô" (same year, Dolores Durán), "Samba Triste" (written with Baden Powell, recorded in 1960 by Lúcio Alves), "Canto Chorado" (which got the fourth place in TV Records' I Bienal do Samba, 1968), and "Não Vou Pra Brasília" (recorded in 1957 by Os Cariocas, this song was censored because it makes fun of Brazil's capital, which was being built in the distant heart of the country, and contradicted the governmental propaganda which was trying to induce people to move there). Pery Ribeiro appears in "Isabela." Blanco accompanies himself on the violão, and is also backed by the excellent musicians João Cortez (drums), Jorge Helder (bass), Célia Vaz (violão), and Fernando Merlino (piano).

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