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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Brazilian music a gogo : Vanusa

"Vanusa (Vanusa Santos Flores),singer and composer,was born in Cruzeiro,SP,on September 22,1947.She was raised in Uberaba and Frutal,MG,where she studied guitar and when she was 16 started out to sing, and she worked as a crooner with a band called Golden Lions.Singing in ballrooms in many cities in Minas Gerais state she was discovered by Sidney Carvalho,who was working for Prosperi,Magaldi & Maia,a publicity agency.Going to São Paulo,SP,she was launched as the new Wanderléia, then the most famous young girl singer.In 1966, at the peak of Jovem Guarda movement,she started on the TV show O Bom, hosted by Eduardo Araújo,in TV Excelsior network.She signed a contract with RCA Victor and got a hit with ‘Pra Nunca Mais Chorar’ (Carlos Imperial and Eduardo Araújo)."After that first single her recording career seems to have been launched.(Big thanks to Refer for the translation from Portuguese) According to Refer: "Vanusa was one of few 'yé yé girl' in Brazil. She was part of jovem guarda movement in the 60s, along with other 'yé yé girls' such as Silvinha, Nalva Aguiar and Waldirene.The earlier 60s' Vanusa career was inspired on Sylvie Vartan for sure.She tried hard to look like Sylvie (that was virtually unknown here) on the hair style, dressing etc.She even recorded 'Irresistiblement' in Portuguese.In the middle seventies she emerged as a 'serious' singer in the Elis Regina's vein. And what a good surprising job she did! I even recommend Loronix to post a couple of her 70s albums as fine Brazilian music.She still performs till today." For yé-yé fans I can recommend her first 2 albums "Vanusa 68" and "Vanusa 69" which seem to be available together on 1 cd (CD: 2 LP'S EM 1 CD - VANUSA VOL 1).(Big thanks to Refer and ZecaLouro!)

Mundo colorido (Vanusa 68)
Atômico platônico (Vanusa 69)
Hey Joe (fantastic version with racing car sounds!)

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  • At 7:26 PM, Blogger MarkO said…

    Cool tracks, I'll have to look for that CD. Thanks!

  • At 5:52 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi Marko,glad you are enjoying,yep that cd is out there somewhere...good luck! :)

  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger Davecat said…

    'Perdoa' is like John Barry doing ska. Very nice!

  • At 8:02 AM, Blogger R. said…

    That's indeed a smashing version of "Hey Joe." The horns are simply a blast. And the racing cars? Well, I can't remember one single song with samples of running motors where I don't like that. It's cool by principle :)

    "Apaixonada" is also a gem. Love the rough guitar and the horns (again) and the sentimental-sounding tune they come with. This song has so many wrong elements (!) that had they not been treated with such style it would surely have resulted into something awful. And I just love that tension in a great recording. Yum!

  • At 9:26 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi davecat,John Barry doing that's an interesting comparison! :)
    Hi Roar,great you are enjoying,I also know it's all a bit out of the ordinary,and that's my bag baby! :)


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