28 julho, 2021


In this post, I present an anthological album of the Beatles' discography, but in a reread version (covers). It is the album "Rubber Soul", which is on the list of 200 definitive albums in the Rock and Roll of Fame.

"Rubber Soul" was the sixth album released by the group. It was recorded in just over a month and released in December 1965, being produced by George Martin. It is cited by many music critics as the record on which the Beatles became the most eclectic and musically evolved.

At that time, after softening the primitive strength of rock, with the explosion of folk rock and surf music, each group started to use all the potential that the recording studios of the time could offer.

The Beatles themselves overcame their teenage phase, going through the jokes placed in movies, by Richard Lester, to the deep poetic universe that they began to develop with the album "Rubber Soul".

In this work, they made real ruptures, such as the surrealist lyrics and the use of 'sitar', a musical instrument of Indian origin, in the Norwegian wood song, the lyricism of In my life and Michele and the poignant loneliness of Nowhere man. The album was considered the most innovative in rock until then.

A curiosity is that this album was released for the first time simultaneously in England and the United States, but with a difference of two tracks from one version to another.

The songs that make up this album have received thousands of reinterpretations from different artists and styles. The album in this post features a consistent reinterpretation of reputable artists.

Below is the list of songs and their respective performers that make up the post rereading album:

01-Drive My Car (Humble Pie);
02-Norwegian Wood (Tangerine Dream);
03-You Won't See Me (Anne Murray);
04-Nowhere Man (Randy Travis);
05-Les Garçons Sont Fous-Think For Yourself (François Fabrice);
06-The Word (Mindy Smith);
07-Michelle (King Curtis);
08-What Goes On (Charles River Valley Boys);
09-Girl (The Brothers Four);
10-I'm Looking Through You (Steve Earle);
11-In My Life (Johnny Cash);
12-Wait (Connie Evingson);
13-If I Needed Someone (Roger McGuinn);
14-Run For Your Life (Nancy Sinatra);
15-We Can Work It Out (Dionne Warwick);
16-Day tripper (Whitesnake).




05 julho, 2021


Last weekend, listening to a compilation by Brazilian musician Ed Maciel, I noticed that he performed several Beatles songs over seven albums. Based on this, I decided to put together a compilation of these songs.

Ed Maciel was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on January 21, 1927 and died on August 4, 2011. His best moment in his career occurred precisely in the years 1966 and 1967, when he released the albums of the series “Na Onda ”, on the Odeon record label, which had a dancing rhythm, interpreted radio hit songs and appealed to lovers of instrumental music.

He came from a family of musicians or, more accurately, trombonists. His father and at least two of his brothers continued playing the trombone and his brother Edson, the youngest, participated in recordings of their albums.

With an erudite background, upon arriving in Rio de Janeiro, he became a conductor, arranger, orchestra leader and was the first trombonist of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.

Practically, he played with almost all the great names of Música Popular Brasileira. The selection of songs that make up this compilation contains the following songs:

01. Day tripper;
02. A taste of honey;
03. I feel fine;
04. Yesterday;
05. Michelle;
06. Got to get you in my life;
07. Hey Jude;
08. Get back;
09. Goodbye;
10. Let it be;
11. Money.



09 junho, 2021


In June 2020, I posted a single (EP) by the Orquestra Namorados do Caribe containing 4 Beatles hits, which was released in Brazil in 1966 by RCA Victor.

Some time later, checking other Brazilian orchestras, I noticed that several of them also recorded tracks by the quartet The Beatles.

So, I had the idea to select the recordings of these orchestras. To start with, I present six orchestrated songs recorded by the Argentinean conductor Expósito & Sua Orquestra, which were released in Brazil, on several albums, by the record label RCA Victor.

Maestro Virgílio Hugo Expósito was born on May 3, 1924, in the city of Zárate, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and died on October 25, 1997.

The musician worked as an arranger and conductor throughout the 1960s, in the orchestras of the Brazilian record company RCA. In Brazil, he left a discography consisting of seven albums, including a Bossa Nova compilation, from 1963 to 1967.

Following are the songs selected for this post:

  • 01. All my loving;
  • 02. Michelle;
  • 03. Help;
  • 04. Here, there and everywhere;
  • 05. Yesterday;
  • 06. A taste of honey.

Maestro Expósito



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).