Paulinho da Viola

Paulinho Da Viola

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This album, originally from 1971, was reissued in CD format in 1996 with the original cover and was digitally remastered at the Abbey Road studios in London. While Brazil was still dominated by the frenetic sounds and images of the declining Tropicália, it is surprising that this subtle release could met such success. The vigorous anti-commercialism branded in his previous album, centered in his somewhat melancholic and discrete personality, was even enhanced in this one, which was his fourth solo release. "Dona Santina e Seu Antenor" is a humorous chronicle of the life in the hills. "Para Um Amor No Recife" is a delicate bossa that was re-recorded by Fafá de Belém, Zé Ramalho, and Marina Lima. The re-recording of forgotten classics by important sambistas like Monarco, Francisco Santana, Elton Medeiros, Otávio de Moraes, Raul Sampaio, Benil Santos, Valzinho, Orestes Barbosa, Mauro Duarte, Walter Nunes, and others evidence his generosity in sharing his opportunities with his brothers. "Depois da Vida" (Nelson Cavaquinho/Guilherme de Brito/Paulo Gesta) aroused considerable polemics with its morbidity.

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