Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cassiano - Imagem e Som (1971)

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IMAGEM E SOM

Cassiano
1971 RCA Victor
BSL 1551

Reissue 2001 on BMG/RCA '100 Anos de Música' Series


1 Lenda
(Lula Freire, Marcos Valle)
2 Ela mandou esperar
(Cassiano, Tim Maia)
3 Tenho dito
(Cassiano, Tim Maia)
4 Já
(Cassiano)
5 É isso aí
(Cassiano)
6 O caso das bossas
(Zil Rosendo, Dabliu Namor)
7 Eu, meu filho e você
(Cassiano)
8 Primavera (Vai chuva)
(Silvio Rochael, Cassiano)
9 Minister
(Cassiano)
10 Uma lágrima
(Cassiano)
11 Canção dos hippies (Paz e amor)
(Professor Pardal)
12 Não fique triste
(Cassiano)


Genival Cassiano was one of the architects of Brazilian Soul music, although his work is eclipsed (and rightly so, in my opinion) by his friend Tim Maia. Tim was actually an admirer of Cassiano's vocal group Os Diagonais and drew inspiration from them for his own sound, and the two soon came to be friends and collaborators. Os Dianonais provided backing vocals for Tim's records and live shows in the early days. Not only does Tim have a few writing credits here, but he is also singing backup, uncredited, as part of Os Diagonais. (NOTE: I do not have any proof of this, yet, other than my own ears. I have been searching through Nelson Motta's biography of Tim, "Vale Tudo", for some evidence, but as yet have found none. While its an entertaining read, it is kind of sloppy in terms of presenting his recorded work, so I don't consider this a *denial* of his participation). Likewise, Cassiano played guitar on several of Tim's albums.

But how to consider this album on its own terms? Well, it was his first album under his own name, and is a bit uneven, but it has its transcendent soul moments. Oddly, for the man who is credited as being so adept at creating the vocal harmonies of Os Diagonais, his voice takes a while to grow on me -- he lacks the swagger and charisma of his friend, Tim Maia. The first track, the Marcos Valle song Lenda, is to me an odd choice to open the album, as there are a lot of other tracks that grab the attention more. The album picks it up a notch with two collaboration with Maia and by the time it hits "Já", credited solely to Cassiano, the album has found its pace. The orchestrations on this album stand out -- meticulous, full brass and string arrangements in the same style as those on Tim's records of the same period, all of this goes to distinguish what was truly a 'movement' in Brazilian music, and a rogue one at that, going against the grain of what the critics of the time thought was worthy of praise. Other exemplary stand-out tracks here are "Eu, meu filho, e você", "Canção dos hippies," and "Não fique triste." I should also point out the prominent use of vibraphone on this record -- another thing in common with Tim's records, alas - that is a particular delight to me.

A historic and somewhat-rare album of the Brazilian Soul scene, I hope you enjoy this!


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in 320 em pé tré

in FLAC LOSSLESS AUDIO

attention: non-compliant CUE file is HERE

password in comments

14 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for this, ever since I heard the song, "Onda" I have fell in love with this man's beautiful music.

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  2. Ohh dios! Gracias por esta belleza! Hace algunos años encargue este disco y algunos otros a un amigo q' fue a Brasil y entre los q' consiguio solo estaba el "Cuban Soul 18 Kilates" en esta misma serie remasterizada, el cual me sorprendio gratamente y es uno de mis favoritos y ahora por primera vez lo encuentro en "FLAC" aqui! Soul, Samba, Funk y Folk brasileño de la mejor manufactura y exquisitez!
    Saludos y a disfrutar!!

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  3. Noncompliant Cue file..... please, please...

    Sir Mojo

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  4. Sir Mojo, all my cue files are 'non-compliant - in EAC terms - they just aren't labeled as such.

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  5. Is it non-compliant cue? Really?

    ...
    TITLE "Imagem e Som"
    FILE "Range.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Lenda"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Ela mandou esperar"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 02:41:54
    INDEX 01 02:43:25
    TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Tenho dito"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 05:00:04
    INDEX 01 05:01:49
    TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "Ja"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 06:44:34
    INDEX 01 06:46:06
    ...

    O_o

    This cue for the image, but not for tracks.

    Sir Mojo

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  6. I am not at home to have been able to check it, but yeah you're right. Thats odd because I also shared this at an 'exclusive' place where people tend to point such thingsI out and nobody mentioned it. I will post a new .cue file when I got home! thx for catching that

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  7. Flabbergast, okay )
    Anyway, thank U a thousand times for all your rips )

    Sir Mojo

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  8. I really like a few tracks from Cuban Soul 18 Kilates and I'd like to discover this album by Cassiano. But it seems there's no 320 link...
    Thanks...

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  9. Dr. Funkathus, just have to look a little closer.. It is above the photo, for some reason unbeknownst to me as to how it got there!

    you could also just use this

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XFXHA8WF

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  10. Sir Mojo, sorry for the delay but the cue file is now finally corrected you can find it here or also in the post

    http://www.zshare.net/download/833018671f9359f7/

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    REM GENRE Soul
    REM DATE 1971
    REM DISCID 9908530C
    REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v0.99pb5"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    TITLE "Imagem e Som"
    FILE "01 - Lenda.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Lenda"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Ela mandou esperar"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 02:41:54
    FILE "02 - Ela mandou esperar.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Tenho dito"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 02:16:54
    FILE "03 - Tenho dito.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "Ja"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 01:42:60
    FILE "04 - Ja.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "E isso ai"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 04:54:58
    FILE "05 - E isso ai.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "O caso das bossas"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 03:05:61
    FILE "06 - O caso das bossas.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Eu, meu filho e voce"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 02:56:39
    FILE "07 - Eu, meu filho e voce.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 08 AUDIO
    TITLE "Primavera (vai chuva)"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 04:26:54
    FILE "08 - Primavera (vai chuva).wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 09 AUDIO
    TITLE "Minister"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 01:59:63
    FILE "09 - Minister.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 10 AUDIO
    TITLE "Uma lagrima"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 01:54:26
    FILE "10 - Uma lagrima.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 11 AUDIO
    TITLE "Cancao dos hippies (paz e amor)"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 02:15:72
    FILE "11 - Cancao dos hippies (paz e amor).wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 12 AUDIO
    TITLE "Nao fique triste"
    PERFORMER "Cassiano"
    INDEX 00 03:24:40
    FILE "12 - Nao fique triste.wav" WAVE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00

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  11. Flabbergast, thank U again !

    Sir Mojo

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