The music band ‘Les Escrocs’ is composed of Eric Toulis, Hervé Coury and Didier Morel, who are all born in 1960.
Complete fans of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, they were never able to make a choice between these two. This is why they pick their inspiration in totally different music: soul, jazz, reggae, salsa, brazilian music and latin in general, texts of Serge Gainsbourg, Bobby Lapointe and also Charles Trénet.
This song: ‘Assedic’, was a real success during the 90′s. At this time, they even play in first part of Alain Souchon (french singer), at Paris’ Zénith.
Je t’écrirai de temps en temps,
Toi tu m’enverras mon virement
Tout là-bas, dans mon île
Enfin ma place au soleil,
A moi les ciels vermeils
Et les beaux voyages…
M’en priver ce serait dommage.
Tu seras ma petite maman,
La Maman de tous les gens
Qui n’ont pas d’argent.”
Isabel Gilberto was born on 12 May 1966 in New York. She spent most of her youth in Rio de Janeiro.
Her musical experiences begin when aged 7 years she takes part on the first solo album of her mother Miúcha. She performs onto the stage of the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York with her mother when she was only 9 years old.
Bebel Gilberto began writing songs when she was part of an experimental theater group and a performance space ‘Circo Voador‘ (Flying Circus) with Cazuza.
In 1991, Bebel moved to New York. At that time she was playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a show, tribute to famous Carmen Miranda, directed by Arto Lindsay.
In the late 90s, she moved to London and participated in several projects with Amon Tobin, Cameron & ARLING and also singer Nina Miranda. Thanks to her experiences in London, she developed her personal sound which became her trademark on the album Tanto Tempo from which is extracted the beautiful song Samba da Benção.
Seu Jorge, born Jorge Mário da Silva on June 8, 1970; is a brasilian musician, composer and singer. He grew up in a favela of the city of Belford Roxo near Rio de Janeiro.
He is universally regarded as the rebirth of Brazilian samba-pop influenced both by Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil as well as Milton Nascimento.
The album Cru, from which is extracted this track, was published in 2005. Unlike his songs with samba-pop sounds, this one let us meet a softer, more intimate, Seu Jorge.
“Nel mio cuore los guardo del mio amore fa
Una grazzia che é nata dal tuo modo di amare
Un sorriso nel’ochi, un álito di fiore
E le labbre bagnate di cello, con sapore di vino
Nel deserto umano, núvola di sogno su di me
Nel tuo corpo io voglio viaggiare e perder me
Dopo vado a explorare i luoghi che incontreró
Il tuo profumo guidando il mio toco
Come un dotto
Le mie mani con te mescolate sono ballerine
In questo tuo mondo pieno
Che adesso posso avere.”
He was born on the May 28th 1953 in the USA. When he was 3 years old, his parents went to live in the North-East of Brazil as missionaries. He lived in Brazil for 15 years but always felt like a stranger. For him it was more an advantage which allowed him to go buy marihuana in the slums as well as going surfing with the stranger’s children.
His first musical discoveries happened in Brazil with artists like Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso or even Gilberto Gil. Moreover, he stated that he discovered Beatles song in protuguese before the original ones.
When he came back in New York, he was a singer in a Rock band, but he was more interested by writing than music. But when he discovers the beginnings of Punk-rock, his choice is made. At that time, he listen at bands like Ramones or even Television.
His first important group: DNA, became famous, particularly thanks to a compilation made by Brian Eno at the end of 70s.
In the 90s, Arto Lindsay start a solo carrier. His music is widely influenced by his brazilian roots. The quality of his productions and his capacity to work with other artists made him work with a large number of groups like: Animal Collective, Laurie Anderson, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Cibo Matto, Bill Frisell or even Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Thanks to ca-ro-li-na