Sacundin Ben Samba

Sacundin Ben Samba is the third album by Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Jorge Ben, released in 1964.

Sacundin Ben Samba
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Studio album by
Released1964
GenreSamba[1]
LabelPhilips
ProducerArmando Pittigliani[2]
Jorge Ben chronology
Ben É Samba Bom
(1964)
Sacundin Ben Samba
(1964)
Big Ben
(1965)

Music and lyricsEdit

The album is stylistically very similar to Ben's debut Samba Esquema Novo, although the rhetoric of protest music, inspired by the likes of João de Vale and Zé Keti and found in such songs as "Não desanima João", "Jeitão de preto velho", and "A princesa e o plebeu" sets it apart from its predecessors.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Tom HullA–[4]

Along with Ben's first two records, Sacundin Ben Samba was described by Will Hermes as the "blueprint for much of modern Brazilian pop."[1] Tom Hull, who was critical of the previous album, said Ben "rights himself ... with the bigger band arrangements fleshing out his sound rather than drowning it."[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Jorge Ben, except where noted

  1. "Anjo Azul" – 2:48
  2. "Nena Nana" – 2:52
  3. "Vamos Embora "Uau"" - 2:32
  4. "Capoeira" - 2:48
  5. "Gimbo" - 2:35
  6. "Carnaval Triste" (Paulo Bruce, Sérgio C. de Almeida) - 2:33
  7. "A Princesa e o Plebeu" - 3:25
  8. "Menina do Vestido Coral" - 3:31
  9. "Pula Baú" - 2:28
  10. "Jeitão de Preto Velho" - 3:04
  11. "Espero por Você" (João Mello) - 2:04
  12. "Não Desanima João" - 3:14

Personnel[5]Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hermes, Will (May 2002). "Back in the day" Spin, Vol. 18, No. 5.
  2. ^ Jorge Ben Jor - Sacundin Ben samba
  3. ^ Sanches, Pedro Alexandre (2000). Tropicalismo: decadência bonita do samba. São Paulo: Boitempo Editorial. ISBN 85-85934-54-9
  4. ^ a b Hull, Tom (8 December 2012). "December 2012 Notebook". tomhull.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ Sacundin Ben Samba at AllMusic

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