10 outubro, 2020


This post features the album by Welsh singer and actor Tom Jones, entitled "Tom Sings The Beatles". This album was released in 2007 by the label San Juan Music.

Singer and actor Sir Tom Jones (Thomas Jones Woodward) was born on June 7, 1940, in the city of Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom.

His career peak came in the 1960s and after several hits in the UK and Europe, he became a Las Vegas casino singer.

Among his main successes, which occurred mainly at the beginning of his career, are the songs What's new pussycat (1965), composed by Burt Bacharach, It's not unusual (1965), Thunderball (1966), theme of the James Bond film of the same name, The Green green grass of hom (1966), his most successful compact EP, I'll never fall in love again, (1967), Delilah (1968), Can't help yourself (1968), Without love (1969, She's a lady ( 1971), among others.

With an extensive discography, Tom Jones has 36 singles in the Top 40 in the United Kingdom and 16 singles in the United States.

His career stagnated until the late 1980s and only managed to be positioned again in the music market, with the release of the song A boy from nowhere, in 1987.

In the 1990s, it began to be remembered and quoted in the media, more emphatically. In 1996, he participated in the duet album, released by singer Paul Anka and Venezuelan singer José Luiz Rodrigues (El Puma). The selected song was Ella es una dama (She’s a lady).

Then, in 2000, he released the album “Reload”, which became the biggest success of his career. In it, he presented the versions of other artists, recorded in duets with them.

In 2002, he released the album “Mr Jones” and the following year he would be awarded a “Brit Awards”, for his contribution to music. Tom Jones is the one who sings the opening theme of the cartoon series “Duck Dodgers. As an actor, he participated in the film “Marte Ataca”.

In 2011, he made a special appearance on the CD album of actor Hugh Laurie, who is famous for the House series. His contribution is on track 14, singing the Baby blues, please make a change.

In 2012, he released a single in collaboration with Jack White, from White Stripes. The single featured recordings of Evil, composed by Howlin Wolf and Jezebel, which had already been recorded on the album “Mr. Jones ”. This work was released under the label “Third Man Records”, owned by Jack White.

In the same year of 2012, he was invited to be a judge on the program “Talent Show, The Voice UK”, from the British broadcaster BBC, where he remains in the cast until the present day.

In 2013 and 2014, Tom Jones was elected the “Sexiest Singer in the World” by “Glam Mag” magazine.

Source: Wikipedia, Oct / 2020.

The album selection for this post focused on songs that were recorded by the Beatles, in the voice of singer Tom Jones, listed below:

01. We can wort it out (2:37); 
02. The long and winding road (2:29);
03. Got to Get You Into My Life (2:26);
04. Yesterday (2:58);
05. Twist & shout (1:42);
06. Can't buy me love (1:38);
07. Let it be (2:59);
08. (Just like) stairing over (1:51);
09. Lady madonna (2:47);

02 setembro, 2020


In response to requests, I re-present the rare album "Interpreta Historical Versions of the Beatles", by the studio group called Zona Franca.

This rare album was released in Brazil in 1994 by the Polygram label, under the Polydor label.

The formation of the Zona Franca group for recording this album consisted of Guggu (voice and choir), Fábio Barreto (drums and choir), Marcelo Cabral (bass and choir), Ricardo Candido (guitar, 12-string guitar and harmonica), Neném (12-string guitar and guitar) and Célio Bussai, on keyboards and choir).

It counted on the production and participation of Márcio Antonucci, former member of the duo "Os Vips", who acted in the Jovem Guarda movement, as well as the direction was up to Max Pierre.

The disc selection is made up of the following songs:

01. Feche os olhos (All my loving);
02. Hey Jude;
03. Meu primeiro amor (You're going to lose that girls);
04. Eu te amo (And I love her);
05. Menina linda (I should have know better);
06. Quis fazer você feliz (If I fell);
07. La vem o sol (Here comes the sun);
08. Viver e reviver (Here, there and everywhere);
09. De leve (Get back);
10. Michelle;
11. Meu bem (Girl);

20 agosto, 2020


Hello people. In this post, I present Volume 2, from the album entitled "O Submarino Verde e Amarelo", a Brazilian tribute to the Beatles. This album is a continuation of the Brazilian musical project of a charitable nature, whose funds were allocated to Aminca (Association of Friends of the National Cancer Institute).

The show for this volume was recorded live in Brazil, in 2000, at the ATL Hall, Rio de Janeiro, during the recording of the TV special for Canal Multishow.


In addition to the interpreters of the songs on the disc, the musicians who participated in the project for volume 2 were: Christiano Galvão (drums), Vinicius Sá (bass), Paulo Marconi (guitar), Filipe Freire (guitar and guitar), Marcos Nimrichter (piano) , Léo Brandão / Lourival Franco (keyboards) and Eugenio Dale / Emerson Ribeiro and Paulo Marconi (vocals).


The project consisted of the presentation of Beatles songs, performed by Brazilian artists, passionate by Beatles. The musical production fell to Aramis Barros and Vinicius Sá.


The album was commercially released in Brazil in 2001, by the Som Livre label, with the Multishow label and was composed by the following songs:

01. I want to hold your hand (Jota Quest);

02. I saw her standing there (Roger);

03. Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band (Toni Platão);

04. Le it be (Rosa Maria Colim);

05. Hello goodbye (Kleiton e Kledir);

06. The fool on the hill (Paulinho Moska);

07. Get back (Branco Mello);

08. Yesterday (Ivan Lins);

09. Norwegian wood (Zé Renato);

10. I'm so tired (Nando Reis); 

11. Don't let me down (Arnaldo Antunes);

12. Help (Ana Carolina);

13. Across the universe (Jane Duboc);

14. Helter skelter (Lobão);

15. Hey jude (The group Roupa Nova and all the artists of the show).




01 agosto, 2020


This time, I present the American conductor Erich Kunzel, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the vocal of Kings Singer, in the album "Perform Music Of The Beatles", released in 2001, in the United States, by the record company Telarc.

Conductor and arranger Erich Kunzel Junior was born in New York, on March 21, 1935 and died in Bar Harbor, on September 1, 2009. His first musical graduation took place at Dartmouth College and later at Harvard and Brown University.

From 1960 to 1965, he conducted the Rhode Island Philharmonic and from 1965 to 1977 he was the associate conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Since 1977, his recordings of popular classical music, by the Telarc record label, have been made, mostly, as director of the Pops Orchestra of Cincinnati. During this period he was the leading conductor of eight popular concerts. He also made innovative jazz recordings and conducted the National Symphony Orchestra on televised concerts.

In 1977, when the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Council created the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, he was appointed its music director. He made a historic and unprecedented feat with his orchestra, to become the first American to perform with an orchestra in China, in October 2005.

In 2006, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Practically, a year before he died, in June 2008, he conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The post's album is a tribute to the Beatles, featuring a selection of songs listed below:

01. Eleanor rigby (Orchestral version);
02. All You need is love;
03. When I'm sixty-four;
04. Michelle (With Jack Frost, accordion);
05. Octopus's garden;
06. Across the universe;
07. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da;
08. Penny lane (With Philip Collin, trumpet & Chandler Webber, saxophone);
09. Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band;
10. Eleanor rigby;
11. Because;
12. Yesterday (With Chandler Webber, saxophone);
13. Here, there and everywhere;
14. The long and winding road (With Chandler Webber, saxophone);
15. Hey jude;

26 julho, 2020


For friends who like the Beatles, extract five tracks, compositions by Lennon & McCartney, from the discs that make up the series "Simply Acoustic - Classic Mellow Moods" and compiled a single disc, posted here.

As for the performers who perform these songs, there is no explicit mention of who they are. By the indication of some musicians contained in the insert of this series, it is deduced that they were studio musicians who did this work.

This series was launched in the United Kingdom in 2004 by the label Union Square Music, with distribution from MCPS. Following are the songs by Lennon & McCartney extracted from the four albums of the series, in box format:

01. Eleanor rigby;
02. Penny lane;
03. Straberry fields forever;
04. A hard day's night;
05. Norwegian wood.


06 julho, 2020


Ena Baga was a theater instrumentalist. She was well known for improvising accompaniments for silent films in the 1920s, as well as during the renaissance of interest in silent films that began in the 1970s.

She was born on January 5, 1906, in Clerkenwell, in the city of London, United Kingdom and died on July 15, 2004, in London.

The selection of Lennon & McCartney songs on this record is made up of the following songs, instrumentalized in the famous Hammond organ:

01. Ob-la-di, ob-la-dá;
02. With a little help from my friends;
03. Here, there and everywhere;
04. Can't buy me love;
05. World without love;
06. From me to you;
07. Hey Jude;
08. A hard day's nigh;
09. Eleanor rigby;
10. Michelle;
11. Yesterday.

Ena Baga