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