No. 37 — Pages 140-141: Eumir Deodato | Carlos Guinle

  • Os Lobos — Miragem
    (1971) Top Tape TT-002
  • Marcos Valle — O Compositor e o Cantor
    (1965) Odeon MOFB 3413
  • Marcos Valle — Viola Enluarada
    (1968) Odeon MOFB 3531
  • Baden Powell — 27 Horas de Estúdio
    (1969) Elenco ME-57
  • Eumir Deodato — Prelude
    (1973) One Way/Top Tape OW-519
  • Baden Powell — É de Lei
    (1972) Philips 6349 036
  • Coral Universidade de São Paulo — Coral Universidade de São Paulo
    (1974) Marcus Pereira 403.5015
  • Elis Regina — Elis Especial
    (1968) Philips P 765.056 L
  • Gonzaguinha — Moleque Gonzaguinha
    (1977) Odeon EMCB 7022
  • Luli Oswald, Tereza de Souza Campos, Tamba Trio, Jacques Klein, Sylvia Telles, Dorival Caymmi, Hugo Lima — Recordando Carlinhos Guinle
    (1962) Philips P 632.116 L
  • Walter Franco — Walter Franco Ou Não
    (1973) Continental SLP 10.095
  • Pery Ribeiro — Herança
    (1973) Odeon SMOFB 3791

This double-page spread from the book features a multi-talenteded autodidact and a business man who considered himself a amateur composer.

Musician, arranger, composer, conductor and producer Eumir Deodato de Almeida (*1943) began his musical life as an autodidact. At the age of 12, he started with the accordion, soon followed by studying the piano, arranging and orchestration. In 1959, Eumir Deodato began his professional career in concerts accompanying Roberto Menescal and Durval Ferreira.

In 1962, Eumir Deodato arranged and conducted Orquestra Los Danseros, a one-time project with J.T. Meirelles, Wilson das Neves and others. The resulting 12” Los Danseros en Bolero is presumably Deodato’s very first album recording.

1964 was a very productive year for Eumir Deodato with six album releases. Apart from his first three solo albums, Inútil Paisagem, Idéias and Samba Nova Concepção, his project Eumir Deodato & Os Catedráticos issued Impuls O! and Tremendão. On the side, he served as pianist in the collaboration Os Gatos and the group’s self-titled album debut.

1965 saw the release of Os Catedráticos’ third album Ataque as well as Deodato’s solo Boleros Eumir. The same year, he joined forces with Luiz Eca and Cipó as Ipanema Pop Orchestra, releasing the two albums Bossa Nova Meets USA and Bossa Nova for Swingin’ Lovers.

The mid-sixties aliases Conjunto Castelinho on the albums Os Donos da Bossa and Os Donos da Bossa Vol. 2 as well as Os Empolgados on Samba de Empolgação were probably given by the label Spot when they reissued of Impuls O!, Tremendão and Samba Nova Concepção (→ No. 6 — Pages 156-157).

In 1968, Eumir Deodato went to the US, like so many musicians during Brazil’s military dictatorship. There, he got acquainted with Creed Taylor of CTI Records, who largely fostered his american career. Deodato wrote arrangements and worked as a studio musician not only for fellow artists exiled from Brazil like Marcos Valle, João Donato and Walter Wanderley, but for numerous american artists like Aretha Franklin, Wes Montgomery and Stanley Turrentine. Among his best known commissions as an arranger are the charts for Frank Sinatra’s second recording session with Antônio Carlos Jobim (following the one in 1967 with Claus Ogerman as arranger). Although recorded in 1969, these recordings were not released until 1971, when they were partly included on the album Sinatra & Company.

Apart from working on other artists albums, Eumir Deodato’s solo recordings in the US became increasingly successful with albums like Donato Deodato (with João Donato) and Percepção. In 1973, he scored his biggest commercial success with his adaption of Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, which became an international hit single from the album Prelude.

Eumir Deodato, still active as a producer for a variety of international artists, participated in about 500 recordings during his impressive career.

Playlist Eumir Deodato:
1. Os Grilos (Marcos Valle – Paulo Sérgio Valle) from the album Ataque as Eumir Deodato &  Os Catedráticos (1964)
2. O Morro Não Tem Vez (Antônio Carlos Jobim – Vinícius de Moraes) from the album Inútil Paisagem (1964)
3. Charade (Henry Mancini – Johnny Mercer) from the album Bossa Nova Meets USA as Ipanema Pop Orchestra (1965)
4. Champagne & Cordorniz (Henry Mancini) from the album Tremendão as Eumir Deodato &  Os Catedráticos (1964)
5. Bebê (Hermeto Pascoal) from the album Percepção (1972)
6. Encanto Triste (Durval Ferreira – Pedro Camargo) from the album Idéias (1964)
7. September (Eumir Deodato – Billy Cobham) from the album Prelude (1973)

The art work for the gatefold sleeve of Prelude is by Bob Ciano with photograph by Pete Turner. And so, actually a design by US label CTI, the cover was identically issued in Brazil.

The art work for O Compositor e o Cantor is by Moacyr Rocha with photograph by Mafra.






Baden Powell — É de Lei (a)    Baden Powell — É de Lei (b)


Gonzaguinha — Moleque Gonzaguinha (a)    Gonzaguinha — Moleque Gonzaguinha (b)

The art work for Herança is by Bette Kalache and Luiz Pessanha with photographs by Fernando Carvalho and Ronaldo Goyanef.


Recordando Carlinhos Guinle is a tribute album to Carlos Guinle (1919-1956) featuring Dorival Caymmi, Hugo Lima, Luli Oswald, Tereza de Souza Campos, Tamba Trio, Jacques Klein and Sylvia Telles.

Born into a rich and influential family, Carlos Guinle founded the legendary Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro with its nightclubs ‘Golden Room’ and ‘Midnight’, then prestigious places for musical perfomances. His brother Jorge Guinle, a jazz critic, introduced him to the musical and intellectual circles of Rio where he soon made friends with Hugo Lima and Dorival Caymmi. In 1950, he started writing his own songs, whereof Você Não Sabe AmarTão Só and Lembrança Do Passado were recorded at once by Dick Farney. The final two of Guinle’s compositions, both with lyrics by Dorival Caymmi, are Sábado em Copacabana and Não Tem Solução.

Recordando Carlinhos Guinle is particularly noteworthy for Tereza de Souza Campos, a then colourful socialite, performing her only recordings with soulful renditions of Não Tem Solução and Tão Só, as well as for Sylvia Telles’ heartfelt version of Você Não Sabe Amar.

Playlist Recordando Carlinhos Guinle:
1. Não Tem Solução (Carlos Guinle – Dorival Caymmi) from the album Recordando Carlinhos Guinle (1962) by Tereza de Souza Campos
2. Você Não Sabe Amar (Carlos Guinle – Dorival Caymmi) from the album Recordando Carlinhos Guinle (1962) by Sylvia Telles

The art work for Recordando Carlinhos Guinle is unidentified.

Various - Recordando Carlinhos Guinle (1962) a

Various - Recordando Carlinhos Guinle (1962) b

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