Maria Creuza

O Essencial de Maria Creuza

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Compilation of the important international romantic singer comprising the period of 1973/1979. The romantic tunes "Eu Disse Adeus" and "Apelo," together with the mild samba-canção "Feijãozinho Com Torresmo," are from the 1973 Eu Disse Adeus, one of her best albums. "Desmazelo," "Ninguém Me Ama," "Vingança," "Luz Negra," "O Sol Nascerá," and "Duas Contas" (written in 1940 by Garoto, can be considered a precursor of bossa nova) are from the excellent 1974 Sessão Nostalgia, where she paid tribute to important composers of the past, like Fernando Lobo, Antônio Maria, Lupicínio Rodrigues, Nelson Cavaquinho, Cartola, and Garoto. "Diacho de Dor" is from the same year's Definitivamente. The song, performed with the composers Antônio Carlos (her former husband) and Jocafi, was presented by her in the second World Festival of Popular Music in Tokyo in 1974, winning second place. From the 1975 wonderful samba tribute album Maria Creuza E Os Grandes Mestres Do Samba is the delicate "Pouco Importa" (Cartola). Fossa (sadness) style and bolero are the highlights of the 1976 Meia-noite: "Onde Anda Você," "A Distância," and "Castigo." From 1978's Doce Veneno is the dramatic bolero "Caminhemos." From Pecado (1979), a heavily romantic release in the old style, are Chico Buarque's "Folhetim," the sensuous "Medo de Amar No. 2," and the modern romantic Gonzaguinha tune "Começaria Tudo Outra Vez" (a step back towards the bolero rendition).