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Snore & Guzzle Radio Hour #17

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Snore & Guzzle Radio Hour # 17

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This edition of the Snore & Guzzle radio hour is dedicated exclusively to my favorite female Brazilian vocalist — perhaps my favorite female vocalist period — Nara Leão. The mix focuses on the decade of the 60s, but also bleeds into the early 70s. I tried to sequence a representative cross-section of selections across her 30 some odd albums. These albums are exceedingly difficult to come by in North America, and it’s rare to come across any of them in a record shop. For whatever reason, Nara’s music was neglected in the tropicalia renaissance. However, she would not be particularly disappointed by these circumstances. Although she in many ways inspired the tropicalia movement, she never committed herself politically or culturally. Musically, she straddles the more traditional bossa nova with the latter progressive psych-leaning era of tropicalia.

I predict that this music will see a rebirth in the coming decade. There’s something classic about her style, relevant in her philosophy, and enspiriting in her compositions that I think people will find undeniably compelling. It is just a matter of getting the stuff out there.


Vento de Maio
Sabi· Laranjeira Andorinha Preta
Pedro Pedreiro
Fiz A Cama Na Veranda – Prenda Minha
Estrada Do Sol
Atirei Um Pau No Gato
Ta-hi (Pra Voce Gostar de Mim)
Maria Joana
Pede Passagem
A estrada e o violeiro
Maria Moita
O circo
Tic-Tac Do Meu Coracao
Morena do mar
Comogo E Assim
Coisas Do Mundo, Minha Nega
Promessas De Você (Com Carlos Lyra)
Pisa Na Fulo
Suíte dos Pescadores

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