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ALCEU VALENCA

MOLHADO DE SUOR

SOL RE SOL


Format: LP
Cata No: SRS003
Barcode: 655035140315
“I am the fruit of the culture of my country, Violas, the singers, the
guitar players, the Lusitanian pastoris, the frevo and blocks, maracatu,
black, and the Moorish thing.” —Alceu Valença
Brazil in the early 1970s had one of the vibrant music scenes in the
world. Tropicalia was going strong, a challenge to both the music establishment
and the state. Música Popular Brasileira (or MPB) was
firmly established. Up in the northeastern corner of Brazil, centered
in Recife, was another exciting strain of Brazilian culture called Udigrudi.
Lula Cortes, Ze Ramalho and Satwa were a few artists from the
movement; but none is more celebrated than Alceu Valença.
Valença grew up with the expectation of being a lawyer. He did go
to law school, but he ditched the legal life for his first passion: music.
In 1970, he played with Ave Sangria. Soon after he made a couple
records with his friend, the artist and musician Geraldo Azevedo.
However, his first solo album Molhado De Suor is what truly caused
people to take notice.
While other Udigrudi musicians melded traditional northeastern
Brazilian music and rhythms with folk rock and psychedelia, it was
Molhado De Suor that set the mark high. Aided by Lola Cortes and
Geraldo Azevedo, Valença’s rich vocals combine with driving guitar
work, moody arrangements and unusual trips. Molhado De Suor is a
record Slipcue calls innovative, insistent and vital. It is considered a
Brazilian classic, often landing in Brazilian “Best of All Time” lists
and sought after by collectors.
Valença followed its release with many albums, each one establishing
him as not only superstar, but the one artist who most successfully
integrated the sounds of his native region, Pernambuco, with pop and
rock. He’s collaborated with filmmaker Sérgio Ricardo, acted in film
and on stage, played Montreux Jazz Festival and countless other festivals,
and has received or been nominated for numerous awards including
a Latin Grammy. And what is probably the biggest honor of all, in
Brazil he is known by one name, Alceu.
Molhado De Suor was originally released in 1974 on the Som Livre
label and has never been reissued. Sol Re Sol is proud to bring this
important album back in print.

Tracks:

1. Borboleta
2. Punhal De Prata
3. Dia Branco
4. Cabelos Longos
5. Chutando Pedras
6. Molhado De Suor
7. Mensageira Dos Anjos
8. Papagaio Do Futuro
9. Dente De Ocidente
10. Pedras De Sal

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