Erasmo Carlos

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I also came across another bit of Erasmo Carlos-related Dutch chart trivia that was quite shocking to me: Turns out this massive 1987 Dutch hit was a cover of “Verde e Amarelo” by Roberto Carlos, which was co-written bij Erasmo!

(A previous hit by this band (VOF De Kunst) went the other way. They remade their Dutch “Suzanne” as the English “Susanna”, and scored an international smash with it as The Art Company. It was covered in many languages, including Spanish (by Ricky Martin among others). A Portuguese version would have been the icing on the cake, but I couldn’t find one.)

(So much trivia it hurts...)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 22:19 (four years ago) link

"É Preciso Dar Um Jeito Meu Amigo" has very striking lyrics

I came from far away
And the trip was so long.
And on my walk
Obstacles on the road but here I am

But I'm ashamed.
With the things I saw
But I will not be silent in comfort
accommodated like so many out there

You have to find a way, my friend.

You have to find a way, my friend.

Rest is no use.
When we wake up, how much has happened

The children are taken
by the hand of great people
Who brought me so far and left me
left like so many out there

You have to find a way, my friend.

You have to find a way, my friend.

Rest is no use.
When we get up, how much has happened ...

the late great, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 23:18 (four years ago) link

especially in our current political moment

the late great, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 23:19 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

really enjoying those 3 solo albums, thank you all for recommending

was told by a Brazilian friend that many are critical of the Jovem Guarda since it seems wilfully ignorant of political issues (and some say it was supported by the regime)

niels, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:34 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

my top artist on spotify this year

niels, Thursday, 6 December 2018 15:41 (four years ago) link

niels, to give some more context to the Jovem Guarda thing you mentioned: yes, they were definitley the Clean Young Kids that you could take home to your parents, like Cliff Richard in the UK or the yé-yé ppl in France. Politicized performers and folkies (using this shorthand though there's a lot of differences between the type of people defending "traditional" music in Brazil and yr Pete Seegers) despised them not only for this, but also for the American influence on their sound, which they would view as cultural imperialism. HOWEVER this also means that once the Tropicália heads came along, those guys were way more sympathetic towards the Jovem Guarda, since they too loved American and British Pop music. Gal Costa and Maria Bethânia covered Roberto/Erasmos songs, Caetano Veloso wrote a song for Roberto. And these were super-credible opponents of the regime.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:18 (four years ago) link

that is very good info, thanks!

I was scanning the youtube channel you recommended on another thread (vinil something) for Erasmo records but didn't find any, I get the feeling a doc on him could be p interesting

niels, Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:41 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

Noooo. Will be respectfully blasting Sonhos E Memórias 1941-1972 today

J. Sam, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 19:37 (two months ago) link

Strange when deaths follow each other, I heard minutes ago about Pablo Milanés passing away.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 20:32 (two months ago) link

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