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Rare Lobo

First let me give some respect to drummer, Claudio SLON. Now to the music, much of which lobo had recorded elsewhere, including the gem 'Sergio Mendes Presents.." "Casa Forte" is likely his most familiar, but "Zanzibar" is, by title, the most rewarding. Herb Albert did another tune with the same name, as did Billy Joel. This version, however, is so uplifting.

"Na Fiera de Santarem" is my favorite in this wonderful collection. I certainly love the version of "Contiga de Longe" on the Mendes A&M issue better, but this has some primal roots I like too.

This is a great collection piece, but not the polished sound I hear from other Lobo efforts, so purists might like it. Edo Lobo is one of the much understated genius' of the genre.


Born: 1943

Genre: Brazilian

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A driving force behind the rise of the MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) sound, singer/composer Edú Lobo was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1943; at 18 he formed his first trio with Dori Caymmi and the great Marcos Valle, and in 1962 forged a long-term writing partnership with renowned lyricist Vinicius de Moraes. Drawing influence from bossa nova masters including Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and Baden Powell, Lobo released his debut LP, A Musica de Edú Lobo por Edú Lobo in 1963; that same year...
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