It must have been somewhere early 2006, a close friend introduced
Loronix to me, the first music-blog I learned about. I was sold right away,
when I found out how it worked blogging took over a part of my life.
Every morning I browsed through a load of blogs and always started
with Loronix. What would Zecalouro have for us today ? Any samba ?
I got totally hooked. When I visited relatives in Rio de Janeiro in februari
2007, I could not resist to cantact Zecalouro. On tuesday februari 27th
we went on a small city trip. I picked him up at his home and we went
to some of the recordshops he used to frequent and had lunch in a 'Comida
a Kilo' restaurant. We talked a lot about music and had a wonderful afternoon.
Zecalouro had really infected me with this blog-virus, no serious, he inspired
me so much, in may 2008 I could not keep it anymore, the birth of the
Global Groove was a fact and I still hold Zeca responsible for that..
As many of you know, Loronix is off the air for more then 2 years now.
Untill today nobody knew why and what happened to Zecalouro. I had also
failed to get in contact and did not know what was going on. Last week I
had the idea of making this tribute and gave it another try to reach him.
Due to health matters Zecalouro was forced to stop his once so popular
music-blog. I had a brief contact with him. Fortunately he is doing much
better now, working as a musician as he once did before.
His life, his blog, his decision..
I dedicate this compilation, fully inspired by himself, to Zecalouro and Loronix !
I respect your choice in life Zeca, however, Loronix was of such richness in
Brazillian music, it will be sadly missed till eternity.. que saudade..
1 Anna Lucia - Cheiro de saudade
2 Elizeth Cardoso - Quem sou eu
3 Moacyr Silva - La barca
4 Alberto Mota e seu Conjunto - Samba toff
5 Thelma Soares - Samba do carioca
6 Batatinha - Fora do meu samba
7 Lais - Patinho feio
8 Angela Maria - Quando a noite vem
9 Ed Lincoln - The blues walk
10 Bossa Trés - Menina feia
11 Marilia Medalha - Pressentimento
12 Billy Blanco - Camelo
13 Manoel Conceição - Disse me disse
14 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - So nice
15 Walter Wanderley - Telefone
16 Astrud Gilberto - Baião
17 Dóris Monteiro - Meu refrão
18 Meireilles & Os Copa 7 - Sombrero sam
19 Luiz Bonfá - Sambolero
20 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '65 - O morro
21 Wanda Sá - Aruanda
22 João Roberto Kelly & Luis Reis - Cara de pau