The weirdest samba album I've ever heard.
Tom Zé is a brilliant brazilian multi-instrumentalist that was influential in the late sixties Tropicália movement but kept recording great albuns in the other decades too.
Even though he's a very talented artist, Tom Zé didn't enjoy much success and lived in relative obscurity throughout the 80's and 90's, until David Byrne, Talking Heads's lead singer, in a visit to Rio de Janeiro, found this album(Estudando o Samba, Studying Samba) in a record shop and instantaneously fell in love.
Byrne then went on to find Tom Zé and offered to produce him and sign him to his american label Luaka Bop from this point on. This is a true story, I swear. I read it in the internet.
- "Mã" (Tom Zé)
- "A Felicidade" (Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)
- "Toc" (Tom Zé)
- "Tô" (Élton Medeiros - Tom Zé)
- "Vai (Menina Amanhã de Manhã)" (Perna - Tom Zé)
- "Ui! (Você Inventa)" (Odair - Tom Zé)
- "Doi" (Tom Zé)
- "Mãe (Mãe Solteira)" (Élton Medeiros - Tom Zé)
- "Hein?" (Tom Zé - Vicente Barreto)
- "Só (Solidão)" (Tom Zé)
- "Se" (Tom Zé)
- "Índice" (José Briamonte - Heraldo do Monte - Tom Zé)