Monday, May 26, 2008

Trio Mocotó - 1971, '74, '77, '01, '04, '05 - Brasil

"nereu, mocotó e swing - samba power"
2005 CD

"Beleza! Beleza!! Beleza!!!!
2004 CD

"Samba Rock"
2001 CD

"Trio Mocoto" 
1977 LP

"Trio Mocoto" 
1973 LP

"Muita Zorra" 
1971 LP

Trio Mocotó, I'm sure everyone knows the story, originally formed in 1968 in the 'Jogral nightclub' in São Paulo. In 1968 started working as 'Jorge Ben's' backup/touring band, breaks up in '77 or '78, gets back together 24 years later in 2000 then records "Samba Rock" in 2001, followed by "Beleza! Beleza!! Beleza!!!!" in 2004.
The group was influential in forming the musical style that became known as "Samba Rock" or "samba soul".

Group members:'João Parahyba', vocalist and drummer, creator of playing the Brasilian "Timba ", a sort of drum kit which was him sitting on top of a "Timba drum" under his legs, using a wire drum stick brush in one hand, while his open hand played surdo parts on the head of the Timba drum, also using a hi-hat with his left foot.)
'Nereu Gargalo', vocalist, Pandeiro & percussion. (released his own CD in 2005)
'Luiz Carlos Fritz', vocalist and guitarist.

'João Parahyba' solo on Timba - Trio Mocotó

Solo on Cuica - Trio Mocotó

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