Song No. 64 — Melancolia | Denis Brean (1963)

Rosana Tolédo — A Voz do Amor (a)

Melancolia was introduced in 1963 on four recordings from which Rosana Tolédo’s, arranged and conducted by Ruben Perez ‘Pocho’ for her album A Voz do Amor, was most likely the first. Recorded about nine times until 1968, it is one of the last compositions by Augusto Duarte Ribeiro aka Denis Brean before he retired from his sucessful career as a songwriter.

Denis BreanCarmen Costa issued Melancolia as B-side on her single Ensinando a Bossa Nova (Blame it on the Bossa Nova), taken from her album Embaixatriz do Samba, issued in late 1963.

Produced by Denis Brean himself, Elizeth Cardoso issued one of the last versions of Melancolia in 1966 on her duet album with Cyro Monteiro, A Bossa Eterna de Elizeth e Cyro, accompanied by Caçulinha and his band. Italian born Uccio Gaeta who enjoyed a quite sucessul career in Brazil contributed presumably the last recording of Melancolia in 1968 as part of a medley.

Selected recordings of Melancolia:

1. Rosana Tolédo from the album A Voz do Amor (1963, RGE XRLP 5200)

Rosana Tolédo — A Voz do Amor (a)    Rosana Tolédo — A Voz do Amor (b)

2. Carmen Costa from the album Embaixatriz do Samba (1963, Copacabana CLP 11332)

Carmen Costa - Embaixatriz do Samba (1963) a    Carmen Costa - Embaixatriz do Samba (1963) b

3. Walter Wanderley from the album Samba no Esquema de Walter Wanderley (1963, Odeon MOFB 3358)

Walter Wanderley - Samba no Esquema de Walter Wanderley (1963)

4. Isaura Garcia from the album Atualíssima (1963, Odeon MOFB 3318)

Isaura Garcia - Atualíssima (1963) a    Isaura Garcia - Atualíssima (1963) b
Art work for Atualíssima by Moacyr Rocha

5. Corisco & Os Sambaloucos from the album Outro Show de Bossas (1964, Philips P 632.190 L)

Corisco & Os Sambaloucos - Outro Show de Bossa (1964) a    Corisco & Os Sambaloucos - Outro Show de Bossa (1964) b

6. Jose Batista da Silva Júnior aka Zezinho from the album Zezinho e seu Sombalanço (1965, Chantecler CMG 2364)

Zezinho — Zezinho e Seu Sombalanço (a)    Zezinho — Zezinho e Seu Sombalanço (b)

7. Elizeth Cardoso from the album A Bossa Eterna de Elizeth e Ciro (1966, Copacabana CLP 11466)

Elizeth Cardoso & Cyro Monteiro - A Bossa Eterna de Elizeth e Cyro (1966) a    Elizeth Cardoso & Cyro Monteiro - A Bossa Eterna de Elizeth e Cyro (1966) b
Art work for A Bossa Eterna de Elizeth e Ciro by Moura with photographs by Lael

Selected medley including Melancolia:

1. Uccio Gaetta from the album O Nôvo Som de Uccio Gaeta (1968, Chantecler CMG 2500)

Uccio Gaetta - O Novo Som de Uccio Gaeta (1968) a    Uccio Gaetta - O Novo Som de Uccio Gaeta (1968) b

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MELANCOLIA

Melancolia que eu receio já chegou • Vendo meu peito tão vazio • Logo entrou

Melancolia companheira • Das horas frias • Sem ternura, que loucura

Melancolia, vê se muda de endereço • Foge de mim • Senão esqueço • Tudo que eu vivi • Tudo que eu chorei • E mais o que sonharei

A solidão não me deixa sequer a esperança • De reviver com carinho • Todas as lembranças que pude juntar • Quem não me vê chorar • Na certa irá pensar que sou ruim • A dor que me consome • Não fale pra ninguém • É só minha, está dentro de mim • De mim

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2 thoughts on “Song No. 64 — Melancolia | Denis Brean (1963)

  1. Thanks Andreas! I have to catch up, I missed song no. 63 and you are already on song no. 64 :)

    I saw a great concert the other night by Roberto Lopez and his Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra. Montreal in the summer can be quite excellent. Take care,

    G. ________________________________________

  2. Wow! I’m listening to Carmen Costa’s version and what a groove. On another note, Rosana Toldeo was drop-dead gorgeous (and her sister was nice looking also), what a great album cover ;) ________________________________________

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