Song No. 27 — Para Não Sofrer | Antônio Carlos Jobim (1962)

Aurino & Jorginho — Na Cadéncia do Samba (a)

Para Não Sofrer was introduced in May 1962 by Nelly Martins on her single Insensatez b/w Para Não Sofrer. Presumably, this was the last of about 17 singles by the singer and actress released between 1956 and 1962.

Nelly MartinsThe wistful song is one of the lesser known compositions by Antônio Carlos Jobim since it undeservedly went into oblivion for about forty years almost right after its debut until it was rediscovered in 2005 for a collaboration album by various members of the Caymmi and Jobim families, titled Falando de Amor.

Including Orlando Silveira’s version, strangely titled Velho Riacho, Para Não Sofrer was recorded five times in 1962 and 1963.

Interestingly, the original arrangement for Nelly Martins was reutilized the following year by Jorge Ferreira da Silva aka Jorginho da Flauta on his collaboration album with saxophonist Aurino Ferreira de Oliveira, titled Na Cadência do Samba.

Selected recordings of Para Não Sofrer:

1. Nelly Martins from the single Insensatez b/w Para Não Sofrer (1962, RCA Victor 80-2465-a)

2. Célia Reis from the album O Samba é Célia Reis (1962, Philips P 632.112 L)

Célia Reis - O Samba é Célia Reis (1962) a    Célia Reis - O Samba é Célia Reis (1962) b
Art work for O Samba é Célia Reis by Paulo Brèves with photograph by Mafra

3. Orlando Silveira from the album Programa Dançante (1962, RCA Victor BBL 1187)

4. Jorginho da Flauta from the album Na Cadência do Samba (1963, RCA Victor BBL 1235)

Aurino & Jorginho — Na Cadéncia do Samba (a)    Aurino & Jorginho — Na Cadéncia do Samba (b)
Art work for Na Cadéncia do Samba with photograph by Mafra

5. Jane Simone from the album Em Cada Novo Amor (1963, Continental PPL 12076)




Eu não quero mais amar • Para não sofrer • Para não chorar • Vida perdida • Estrada tão complicada • Melhor nem dizer,ai • Melhor nem pensar • Para não sofrer • Para não chorar

Velho riacho • Que vem lá da serra • Cantigas tão antigas me contou • Velho riacho • Então me conte agora • Como eu vou viver,aí • Sem o meu amor • Se eu vou viver • Sem o meu amor


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