Tom Ze

Correio Da Estacao Do Bras - 2022 Reissue

Image of Tom Ze - Correio Da Estacao Do Bras - 2022 Reissue
Record Label
Tres Selos

About this item

om Zé is considered the most "paulista" of all Tropicalistas. He came from Bahia, but his wry urban poetry, infused with the uncomfortable sounds of the largest metropolis of South America, is pure São Paulo.

The variety of musical genres in the LP – samba, sertanejo, bolero, xote, repente and forro´ – reflects the cultural diversity of the Bra´s neighbourhood, a meeting point of Italians, nordestinos, Africans, and latinos.

This reissue includes unseen photos, new testimonials from Tom Ze´ himself and a lengthy article signed by Bento Araujo, author of the book series Lindo Sonho Delirante.

Away from radio, TV and with live performances increasingly scarce at the end of the seventies, Tom Ze´ was a risky investment for record labels, agents, and gig promoters. Always eager to please his sense for innovation and his creativity Tom Ze´ wanted to release an album again after the cult Estudando o Samba (1976). So came this, a record where the tension was at the script, in the distressing real life chronicles that the artist interpreted and reported also in an autobiographic manner. At Correio da Estac¸a~o do Bra´s (1978 – 2022) Tom Ze´ had done what seemed impossible: contemporary working-class music not for the elite but for the people itself.

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
A1. Menina Jesus
A2. Morena
A3. Correio Da Estac¸a~o Do Bra´s
A4. Carta
A5. Pecado Original
SIDE B
B1. Lavagem Da Igreja De Irara´
B2. Pecado, Rifa E Revista
B3. A Volta Da Xanduzinha (Maria Mario^)
B4. Amor De Estrada
B5. La´ Vem Cui´ca
B6. Na Parada De Sucesso

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