Demônios da Garoa e Convidados
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||Abrigo de Vagabundo||Demônios da Garoa||2:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Apaga o Fogo Mané||Demônios da Garoa||2:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mulher Patrão e Cachaça||Demônios da Garoa||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Samba da Garoa||Demônios da Garoa||5:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Vida É Dura||Demônios da Garoa||2:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Samba do Arnesto||Demônios da Garoa||2:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ave Maria||Demônios da Garoa||2:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Saudosa Maloca||Demônios da Garoa||3:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Estação São Paulo||Demônios da Garoa||2:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Marcha de Espera||Demônios da Garoa||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Trem das Onze||Demônios da Garoa||2:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Iracema||Demônios da Garoa||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Memory of Brazilian music is almost non-existent. There is virtually no interest in the big recording companies in reissuing their old catalogs. So the kind of reissues/compilations such as the ones brought by this Raízes Do Samba series have to be praised, even if the booklet is incredibly poor, bringing no information for the novice whatsoever. The original records from which these tracks were taken, all big hits by the paulista group Demônios Da Garoa (the group's name, Drizzle's Demons, makes reference to that city's permanent weather), are all since long out of print. Comprising the group's recordings from 1955 to 1990, they were carefully remastered and the sound quality is fully acceptable.
The group keeps a regional formation (traditional choro group), with cavaquinho, violão de sete cordas (Brazilian seven-string guitar), percussion, and violão tenor, with an occasional clarinet, being the oldest active group in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records, 1994. They interpret the typical São Paulo samba, with its massive Italian influence in the broken Portuguese lyrics (Adoniran Barbosa, the best proponent of this style, in his "Um Samba No Bexiga," talks about a date set for "mezzanotte o'clock") and its chronicling of the everyday of that city.
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s