Zé Ramalho (album)

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Zé Ramalho
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Studio album by Zé Ramalho
Released 1978
Recorded November/December 1977
Genre MPB
Length 37:37
56:36 (Remastered version)
Label Epic (CBS - Sony Music)
Producer Carlos Alberto Sion
Zé Ramalho chronology
Paêbirú
(1975)Paêbirú1975
Zé Ramalho
(1978)
A Peleja do Diabo com o Dono do Céu
(1980)A Peleja do Diabo com o Dono do Céu1980

Zé Ramalho is the debut album (if Paêbirú is not taken into account) by the artist of same name. It features two great hits of his career: "Chão de Giz" and "Avôhai". Patrick Moraz, keyboardist of the band Yes, guest appeared in the track "Avôhai".[1] The CD was re-released in 2003 with five bonus tracks.

"Avôhai" was composed as a tribute to Ramalho's grandfather, who adopted him after his father died by drowning two years after he was born.[2][3] Ramalho said that inspiration for the song came after an experience with psilocybin mushrooms in a friend's farm. He looked at the sky and saw the "shadow of a gigantic spaceship", and a voice whispered "Avôhai" in his ear.[2] He was in that farm for a college work.[3] "Avôhai" comes from the words "Avô" (grandfather) and "Pai" (father).[2][3] The song marked the first time he listened to his own work on the radio, when he was in a taxi.[3]

In 2014, "Chão de Giz" was listed by ECAD as the tenth song with most live cover versions performed in that year.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Avôhai" Zé Ramalho 4:57
2. "Vila do Sossego" ("Village of Tranquility") Zé Ramalho 3:54
3. "Chão de Giz" ("Chalk Ground") Zé Ramalho 4:45
4. "A Noite Preta" ("The Black Night") Alceu Valença, Lula Côrtes, Zé Ramalho 3:33
5. "A Dança das Borboletas" ("The Butterflies' Dance") Alceu Valença, Zé Ramalho 5:23
6. "Bicho de 7 Cabeças" ("7-Headed Animal", an expression meaning a problem that is very difficult to solve) Geraldo Azevedo, Zé Ramalho 2:24
7. "Adeus Segunda-feira Cinzenta" ("Goodbye, Grey Monday") Geraldo Azevedo, Zé Ramalho 4:43
8. "Meninas de Albarã" ("Albarã Girls") Zé Ramalho 4:34
9. "Voa, Voa" ("Fly, Fly") Zé Ramalho 3:10

Remastered version[edit]

Apart from all original tracks, the remastered version contains the following bonus tracks, all of them being acoustic guitar & voice versions:

No. Title Music Length
1. "Avôhai" Zé Ramalho 5:02
2. "Chão de Giz" ("Chalk Ground") Zé Ramalho 4:55
3. "Bicho de 7 Cabeças" ("7-Headed Animal", an expression meaning a problem that is very difficult to solve) Geraldo Azevedo, Zé Ramalho 2:30
4. "Vila do Sossego" ("Village of Tranquility") Zé Ramalho 3:54
5. "Rato do Porto" ("Port Rat") Zé Ramalho 2:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Zé Ramalho – Acoustic guitar, viola, lead vocals.
  • Gian Carlos Pareschini – Violin on "Vila do Sossego
  • Lula Côrtes – Electric tricordia on "A Noite Preta"
  • Lourenço Baeta – Flute on "Voa, Voa"
  • Odaires Rosangela – Choir on "Voa, Voa"
  • Sergio Dias Baptista - Lead Guitar on "A Danca das Borboletas"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viagens Esotéricas no Sertão - Article at UFBA website
  2. ^ a b c Küchler, Adriana (24 June 2012). "Zé e o fim do mundo" [Zé and the end of the world]. Folha de S.Paulo. Serafina (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: 26. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Zé Ramalho relembra infância em passeio no Parque das Ruínas". Rede Globo. Rio de Janeiro: Grupo Globo. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ Cruz, Felipe Branco (26 January 2015). "Música mais tocada no Brasil, "Parabéns a Você" é cantada errado". UOL Música (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. Retrieved 26 January 2015.