Song No. 68 — Só Por Amor | Baden Powell & Vinícius de Moraes (1963)

Vinícius de Moraes & Odette Lara - Vinícius & Odette Lara (1963)

Só Por Amor was introduced in 1963 by Odette Lara on the album Vinícius & Odette Lara, arranged and conducted by Moacir Santos. The album was the result of Lara and Moraes being featured guests in the stage show “Skindô” earlier that year. Lara’s seven performances on Vinícius & Odette Lara established her as a sensitive singer apart from being a star of the big screen as well as television.

Vinícius de Moraes & Odette LaraFeaturing all original songs by Moraes and Powell, Vinícius & Odette Lara was the first collaboration of the two composers presenting instant classics such as Berimbau and Samba em Préludio. Besides, it was the first album Aloysio de Oliveira produced and issued on his newly founded label Elenco.

Although less recorded at its time than other compositions by Moraes and Powell, Só Por Amor was performed excellently without exception be it with vocal versions as of Mário Telles, Lygia de Freitas and Geraldo Vandré or instrumentals such as by Édison Machado`s star-cast rendition, arranged by Paulo Moura and including Tenório Jr., Ed Maciel, J.T Meirelles and Raul de Souza.

Powell recorded Só Por Amor in 1968 with vocals by Márcia and backing by Os Originais do Samba in a live recording at the Teatro Bela Vista in São Paulo. Interestingly, Moraes has apparently not recorded the song himself.

Selected Playlist Só Por Amor:

1. Odette Lara from the album Vinícius & Odette Lara (1963, Elenco ME-1)

Vinícius de Moraes & Odette Lara - Vinícius & Odette Lara (1963) a    Vinícius de Moraes & Odette Lara - Vinícius & Odette Lara (1963) b
The art work for Vinícius & Odette Lara by César G. Villela with photographs by Francisco Pereira

2. Geraldo Vandré from the album Geraldo Vandré (1964, Audio Fidelity AFLP 2008)

Geraldo Vandré — Geraldo Vandré (a)    Geraldo Vandré - 5 Anos de Canção (1966) b

3. Lygia from the album Lygia (1964, RGE XRLP 5232)

Lygia - Lygia (1964) a

Lygia - Lygia (1964) c

Lygia - Lygia (1964) b

4. Édison Machado from the album Édison Machado é Samba Novo (1964, CBS 37337)

Édison Machado — Édison Machado é Samba Nôvo (a)    Édison Machado — Édison Machado é Samba Nôvo (b)

5. Mário Telles from the album Mário Telles (1964, CBS 37353)

Mario Telles - Mario Telles (1964)

6. Zimbo Trio from the album Zimbo Trio (1964, RGE XRLP 5253)

AF-ZIMBO TRIO encarte 1 paginado.indd    Zimbo Trio — Zimbo Trio (1964) (b)

7. Os Catedráticos from the album Impulso! (1964, Equipe EQ 802), also issued as Os Donos da Bossa by Conjunto Castelinho (1964, Spot 33002)

Os Catedráticos - Impulso (1964) a    Os Catedráticos - Impulso (1964) b

Conjunto Castelinho — Os Donos da Bossa

8. Baden Powell, Márcia & Os Originais do Samba from the album Baden, Márcia, Os Originais do Samba – Show/Recital (1968, Philips R 765.052 L)

Baden Powell, Márcia & Os Originais do Samba - Show-Recital (1968) a    Baden Powell, Márcia & Os Originais do Samba - Show-Recital (1968) b

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SÓ POR AMOR

Só por amor • Só por paixão • Só por você • Você que nunca disse não • Só por saber • Que o coração • Sabe demais • Que a razão não tem razão

Por você que foi só minha • Sem jamais pensar por quê • Por você que apenas tinha • Razões e mais razões para não ser

Só por amor • Só por amado • Só por amar • Meu amor, muito obrigado • Meu amor, muito obrigado

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