Song No. 11 — Tim Dom Dom | João Mello & Codó (1963)

Carlos Lacerda - Um Piano da Bahia (1963) a

The exact introduction of Tim Dom Dom remains unclear because for the unknown order of releases. The song was first recorded in 1963 either by Carlos Lacerda on his album Um Piano da Bahia, by Leda Soares on her self-titled EP or by Jorge Ben on his debut album Samba Esquema Novo, but perhaps it was Lauro Paiva on his album Tim… Dom… Dom… Num Órgão Moderno com Lauro Paiva.

CodóThe album Alma do Mar, featuring Codó’s own recording of the song, is sometimes listed with 1963 as year of release although the catalogue number suggests 1964 as Polydor usually released with chronological numbering.

However, despite being such a fine and swinging ditty, Tim Dom Dom enjoyed only short success in the sixties until it was finally rediscovered only from 1997 onwards.

While Codó’s own performance is a laid-back guitar solo, pianists João Donato and Carlos Lacerda offered more jazzy interpretations, the latter allowing the song some additional strings to accompany his peppy performance.

Os Intocáveis, the obscure group of musicians not credited due to contractual obligations, performed their lively rendition led by the fine baritone saxophonist who is yet to be identified.

Sérgio Mendes included Tim Dom Dom on his US debut album with Brasil ’66, produced by Herb Alpert and featuring Lani Hall and Janis Hansen on vocals — the album which boosted Mendes’ international career due to the success of his version of Jorge Ben’s Mas Que Nada.

The perhaps most well-known version was delivered by Jorge Ben on his debut album Samba Esquema Novo, using Tim Dom Dom as a very suitable vehicle for his playful vocal style, backed by Carlos Monteiro de Souza’s band.

Maestro Carlos Monteiro de Souza himself was the last to record Tim Dom Dom in its heyday, with a rendition which is in keeping with times on his dance album Pra Frente.

Selected recordings of Tim Dom Dom:

1. Carlos Lacerda from the album Um Piano da Bahia (1963, Audio Fidelity AFLP 1998)

Carlos Lacerda - Um Piano da Bahia (1963) a    Carlos Lacerda - Um Piano da Bahia (1963) b

2. Jorge Ben from the album Samba Esquema Novo (1963, Philips P 632.161 L)

Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo (1963) a    Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo (1963) b
Art work for Samba Esquema Novo by Paulo Brèves with photographs by Mafra

3. Lauro Paiva from the album Tim… Dom… Dom…Num Órgão Moderno com Lauro Paiva (1963, Caravelle LP-CAR 33.003)

Lauro Paiva - Tim Dom Dom (1963) a    Lauro Paiva - Tim Dom Dom (1963) b

4. Codó from the album Alma do Mar (1964, Polydor LPNG 4093)

Codó - Alma do Mar (1964) a     Codó - Alma do Mar (1964) b
Art work for Alma do Mar by Paulo Brèves

5. Os Intocáveis from the album Os Intocáveis (1964, Audio Fidelity AFLP 2004)

Os_Intocaveis_03a    Os_Intocaveis_03b

6. Carlos Penha & Nonato Silva from the EP Carlos Penha & Nonato Silva (1964, Philips 440.635-PT)

Carlos Penha & Nonato Silva - Carlos Penha e Nonato Silva (1964)

7. Luiz Chaves from the album Projeção (1964, RGE XRLP 5233)

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8. João Donato from the album Muito à Vontade (1964, Polydor LPNG 4085)

Joao_Donato_05    João Donato - Muito à Vontade (1963) b
Art work for Muito à Vontade by Paulo Brèves

9. Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 from the album Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 (1966, A&M Records SP 4116)

Sergio_Mendes_15a    Sergio_Mendes_15b
Artwork for Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 by Peter Whorf Graphics

10. Carlos Monteiro de Souza from the album Pra Frente (1968, Parlophone/Odeon PBA 13006)

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TIM DOM DOM

Tim, tim, tim, tim —• Faz o tamborim tim, tim, tim •— E o violão faz tim dom —• Batendo igual ao meu coração •— Tim dom dom

Tim, tim, tim, tim •— Faz o tamborim tim, tim, tim •— E o violão faz tim dom •— Batendo igual ao meu coração

Você gostou •— Quando ouviu meu samba, sambou •— Fez a turma toda gostar •— Do seu jeito bom de gingar, de sambar

Tim, tim, tim, tim •— Faz o tamborim tim, tim, tim •— E o violão faz tim dom •— Batendo igual ao meu coração •— Tim dom dom

Tim, tim, tim, tim •— Faz o tamborim tim, tim, tim •— E o violão faz tim dom •— Batendo igual ao meu coração

Você gostou •— Quando ouviu meu samba, sambou •— Fez a turma toda gostar •— Do seu jeito bom de gingar, de sambar

Você gostou •— Quando ouviu meu samba, sambou •— Fez a turma toda gostar •— Do seu jeito bom de gingar, de sambar

Tim, tim, tim, tim •— Faz o tamborim tim, tim, tim •— E o violão faz tim dom •— Batendo igual ao meu coração

Tim, tim, tim, tim •— Faz o tamborim tim, tim, tim •— E o violão faz tim dom •— Batendo igual ao meu coração —• Tim dom dom

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