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“Elis Regina was the best singer Brazil ever had. Without a doubt. Working with her I discovered she lived a whole life in just half a life.” 
– Roberto Menescal
In 1961, the Porto Alegre-born, 16-year-old Elis Regina recorded her first album, and within twelve months was proclaimed ‘Best Singer of the Year’ in the south of Brazil. From the beginning, her vocal talent was indisputable, startling even, and furthermore she had a hunger to match.
Nicknamed ‘The Hurricane’ or ‘Pimentinha’ (‘Little Pepper’) – allusions to her tempestuous mood swings and unquenchable drive – the youthful Elis made the move first to Rio de Janeiro where she forged a birth certificate in order to sing in night clubs and stowed away in bathrooms during police raids. She then proceeded to São Paulo where she captivating audiences with charm and style and beautiful interpretations of bossa nova tunes composed by such legends as Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.
Elis blazed through the 1960s, setting new standards for interpretive style. She recorded bossa, samba and the new electric songs of the MPB composers. Like Carmen Miranda, she had an uncompromising attitude toward her work, which she tackled consciously and systematically, but always self-critically.
But these glories were in the future, Elis’ early pre-bossa recordings presented here, combine boleros, cha-cha’s and covers of domestic and North American chart hits which would established her as a candidate to the throne of  “Queen of the Teenyboppers”, in retrospect a somewhat limited ambition that her crystalline voice and compelling vivacity would soon transcend.

N.B This title is released 18th May and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

VIVA A BROTOLÂNDIA (LONG LIVE TEENAGE-LAND) (1961)
1. DÁ SORTE
2. SONHANDO
3. MURMÚRIO
4. TU SERÁS
5. SAMBA FEITO PRA MIM
6. FALA-ME DE AMOR
7. BABY FACE
8. DOR DE COTOVELO
9. GAROTO ÚLTIMO TIPO
10. AS COISAS QUE EU GOSTO
11. MESMO DE MENTIRA
12. AMOR, AMOR
POEMA DE AMOR (1962)
13. POEMA
14. PORORO-POPO
15. DA-ME UM BEIJO
16. NOS TEUS LABIOS
17. VOU COMPRAR UM CORACAO
18. MEU PEQUENO MUNDO DE ILISAO
19. LAS SECRETARIAS
20. SAUDADE E RECORDAR
21. PIZZICATI-PIZZICATO
22. CANCAO DE ENGANAR DESPEDIA
23. CONFISSAO
24. PODES VOLTAR
Weight 200 kg
Barcode

5013929329034

Track listing as above.

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