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5 Sep 2016

Trio Mocotó "Muita Zorra” 1971 Brazil latin funk soul Samba Rock








Trio Mocotó  "Muita Zorra” 1971 Brazil latin funk soul Samba Rock
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Fritz “Escovão" (the guy from the main Cuíca and vocals),João "Parahyba” (and its inventive battery with a timba in place of the bass drum) and Nereu Gargalo (in tambourines and with that deep voice and sleazy, followed by a cynical laugh and striking); these are the guys who made this trio of atypical training, one of rock samba milestones. 

The Trio was formed in 1968 in the Disco “Jogral” (located in the city of São Paulo), initially with the support band, fixed the house, reaching the track names like Clementina de Jesus, Top Hat, Nelson Cavaquinho and even gringos suit of Duke Ellington and Oscar Peterson; always making room for some jam sessions, where Jorge Ben became a frequent visitor, lending the trio all"Samba Esquema Novo" of his guitar. 

From there came the chance to sign a contract with the Philips label and flowed the great, and unfortunately little known album, “Jorge Ben and Trio Mocotó - On Stage (1972),” full of successes of George’s career, but now in a version accompanied only by the super trio. 

The name of the trio took a curious fact. That transition period of women’s fashion, where before very skimpy clothes, began to give way to lower skirts, all that gringa influence of a sixties Europe, the knees of the girls started to get to the show, being “popularly” called “mocotó "which became a slang. The three comrades, who had nothing silly, always played and commented on the "mocotó” of the girls showing up, then rolled the name “Trio Mocotó”; but always flows a hidden message and some say that some used the term to refer to more parts"íntimas"; but at last! So the name came … 

In 1970 they participated in the “V Festival Internacional da Canção”, defending the song Jorge Ben,“Eu também quero Mocotó”, performed by Erlon Chaves Y Banda Veneno. 

The group later came to participate in anthological recordings in albums by artists such as Vinicius and Toquinho in “The Tonga Mironga the kabuletê” and Chico Buarque in “Samba de Orly”. 

The partnership with the Jorge Ben followed, but the different sound of the trio began to draw the attention of other artists, so much so that in 1974 an unusual meeting took place. The great trumpeter, US, Dizzy Gillespie who was one of the greats of jazz and one of the creators of the “Bebop” (one of the most recognizable aspects of Jazz) in an ambitious project, joined his band, some Brazilian percussionists and the famous Trio; the chemistry was perfect and resulted in the fantastic “Bebop Samba”, forgotten for more than four decades on the shelves of Philips record label, and released only after the year 2009 when a galley found the master tape and maybe wondered: 

- What is it doing standing here ???? 

After all, it did not take and the trio won his chance to follow on their own feet and that is the disc that bring today, “Muita Zorra (…São Coisas que Glorificam a Sensibilidade Atual!)" Debut album and has already signed by none other than the great maestro Rogerio Duprat. 

The album features songs from the greats of our music. Compositions Tim Maia, Antonio Carlos and Jocafi, Ivan Lins, Erasmo and Roberto Carlos, Jorge Ben; among others, high-level thing, especially when dealing with a debut album. 

The song that opens the service is "Meu País - Tim Maia" is a clear "outburst” who spent years outside of Brazil, very lived, learned, but was proud to be back to his country, even in the fight (certainly an association to the period of the years of lead), where here he felt free to think whatever he wanted, citing love and no color distinction … Unfortunately no credits for the musicians, but is the emphasis on a beautiful work piano. This is the song of the album that is further away from the features that have established the group. 

In the second song"Xamégo De Iná", work of Antonio Carlos and Jocafi, there is an ever-present rhythm guitar, you begin to notice a Fritz gradually looser on vocals and behold, the brand “Trio Mocotó” begins to emerge so more relevant. 

“The Criolauta” (Ivan Lins, Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza) yes! There is Mocotó Trio and Samba Rock begins to flow once again a wonderful piano and the perfect driving the “battery” of João Parahyba, the mythical pandeirão Nereus Bottleneck and opossum, even if still modest, Fritz giving air more effectively grace. 

From then on is joy, proof is the song Roberto and Erasmo “O Sorriso de "Esperança”, all the crash of “Hope” (Jorge Ben, Yara Rossi); in"Maria Domingas" (also Jorge Ben), that flows broken in swinguiera in a close sound vibe that made when accompanied Jorge. 

“Nago”, like much of the work of Antonio Carlos and Jocafi is filled with drums and full connection with the points of Afro-Brazilian cults, at least to guitar input and a synthesizer that makes a cool bridge, giving the song through a psychedelic vibe. 

In my opinion, we have the third track of side B, “Só Quero” (Dal, Lilito e Tom) through a fast pace, a footprint that is contagious; especially for those who know too beautiful version of the same song, recorded by sweet Evinha (the same year); and “Coqueiro Verde”, also double Roberto and Erasmo, the highest points of the album. “That’s mocotó” (imagine the phrase spoken by the deep voice of Nereu Gargalo), these two tracks, especially the samba rock arrived, and was “Mocotó” is more than exposed. 

Even being a great album, full of MPB medallions songs, and being the classic first album, it was the wish irreverence and taken from Nereu Gargalo and almost non-existent magic opossum Fritz scrubbing brush, appearing but so shy, especially taking into account those who have seen videos of live performances of the guys. 

The group follows in active, but today without Fritz scrubbing brush, which opted out, but no one is “unkempt” since given way to multi-instrumentalist Skowa (which was part of the group “Skowa and the Mafia”, achieving some success in the late 80). 

Musicians 

A1 Meu País (My Country) – Tim Maia 
A2 Xamégo De Iná – Antônio Carlos, Jocafi 
A3 O Criolauta - Ivan Lins, Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza 
A4 O Sorriso De Narinha – Erasmo Carlos, Roberto Carlos 
A5 Esperança – Jorge Ben, Yara Rossi 

B1 Maria Domingas – Jorge Ben 
B2 Nagó – Antônio Carlos, Jocafi 
B3 Só Quero – Dal, Lilito, Tom 
B4 O Canto Da Ema – Alventino Cavalcante, Ayres Viana, João Do Vale 
B5 Aleluia, Aleluia (E Ainda Tem Mais) – Jorge Ben (Participação Especial – Jorge Ben) 
B6 Coqueiro Verde – Erasmo Carlos, Roberto Carlos

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