Tuesday, October 07, 2008

o vestido do noivado...

portuguese fado 78, probably 1940's

for those of you who are tired of all my quote posting lately, i know it's been a long time since i've run some old music on airforms, so today i pulled out some 78's and will run a few oddball things in the next week or so. here's a very pretty and sad sounding portugese fado, probably from the 1940's, performed by carlos marques afonso. i don't know anything about him, the recording is not spectacular, but it sounds heartfelt and quite beautiful, and is the kind of thing a non-specialist like myself can fall in love with easily. i think rather than more words, i'll leave it to you to listen and enjoy in silence.

click here to listen to "o vestido do noviado"

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2 Comments:

OpenID JW said...

Terrific song! Never heard of that label, either...

What does PAB stand for? I assume it's written around the edge of the label? Just curious.

10:30 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

ah yes... true geekness! PAB records, a division of Paulric Artists Bureau, New York. recorded in portugal...

12:44 AM  

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