Category: 1970s

9th January 2019: Elis Regina & Milton Nascimento – Caxangá

Artist: Elis Regina & Milton Nascimento Title: Caxangá Language: Brazilian Portuguese Translation: I believe that Caxangá is a neighbourhood of the city of Recife, which is on the north-east coast of Brazil. This is another beautiful song from Brazil. I’m still not sure how so many talented musicians come from this one country! This lovely musical pair blazed a trail among...

4th January 2019: Lucio Battisti – Il Veliero

Artist: Lucio BattistiTitle: Il VelieroLanguage: ItalianTranslation: The Sailing Ship This is such a cool Italian disco / dance track! If you would like to sing along while understanding the lyrics (and dancing, obviously), please follow this link: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/il-veliero-sailing-ship.html I like the cover of this 1976 album. I find a grown-up man running through a big, muddy puddle with such glee...

Day 11: Musical Advent Calendar 2018

Artist: Dragørbørnene Title: Vinterbyøster Language: Danish Translation: ? – awaiting clarification on this… This song is from the televised 1973 Danish children’s advent calendar “Vinterbyøster”, and was written by Asger Pedersen and Niels Jørgen Steen. From what I have read, there seems to be a circus (?) before Christmas in this (animated) town, and the advent calendar focuses on the...

Day 10: Musical Advent Calendar 2018

Artist: Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe Title: Aires de Navidad Language: Spanish Translation: It means ‘Christmas Tunes’. ‘Aires’ can mean music / tunes, or wind. I was hoping they weren’t singing about wind, lol! This translating lark is tricky! Having had a look at the lyrics, it is definitely about singing 🙂 Another lovely song from their Christmas album ‘Asalto...

30th July 2018: Marcos Valle – Não Tem Nada Não

Artist: Marcos Valle Title: Não Tem Nada Não Language: Brazilian Portuguese Yet another fabulous track from Brazil. I am yet to be disappointed by this country’s musical output! My favourite fun fact about Marcos Valle is that (according to Wikipedia, anyway) from 1972 to 1974, he provided the music for Vila Sésamo, Brazil’s version of Sesame Street. Today’s track came...

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