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18 Jun 2017

Leno "Brasil Jovem Guarda - Academia Brasileira de Música - Vol. 2" 1991 Brazil MPB Tropicalia,Latin Pop Rock

Leno  "Brasil Jovem Guarda - Academia Brasileira de Música - Vol. 2" 1991 Brazil MPB Tropicalia,Latin Pop Rock


The Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist Gileno Osório Wanderley de Azevedo, or simply Leno, was born in Natal / RN, on 04/25/1949

It began its musical trajectory in the period of the Jovem Guarda   movement. After participating in some groups, it was discovered by producers of the CBS record label, current Sony BMG and together with the singer Lilian Knapp, formed a famous pair "Leno & Lilian", that had several successes, among them the songs Poor Girl and Devolva- me.

The pair had many misunderstandings during its short existence, leading Leno to release some solo works in 1968 and 1969. In that same period he composed for several artists of the time, mainly the group "Renato and His Blue Caps".

In 1971, he excelled with an 8-channel recording that was an innovation in Brazil, called "Life and Work of Johnny McCartney, which had the production of the unknown Baiano composer Raul Seixas and singer-songwriter Luís Vagner. Of the collaboration of the lyricist Arnaldo Brandão. However, at the time it was only released in a double compact with four songs from the album, not being commercial success. The complete album would only be released in Brazil in 1995 and relaunched in the United States in 2008.

In the year of 1972, it resumed the partnership with the singer Lilian and returned to the musical scene. But the pair had lost the luster of yesteryear. In 1976, he released the album "Meu Nome e Gileno", containing his own compositions, including the re-recording of Grilo City's 1971 disc and re-recordings such as Luar do Sertão (from the poet Catulo da Paixão Cearense) and Me Mudo Mudo Composer and experimentalist musician Walter Franco).

From the 90's, he was active releasing some records by the label "Natal Records" and participating in the series of tributes to the Young Guard, along with former comrades of the movement. (Source: wikipedia, 2011)

In this post, we present a disc released in 1991 by the CBS label, with the label Columbia, titled "Brasil Jovem Guarda", that was the volume 2 of an eleven disc series called "Brazilian Academy of Music". The album is interesting for the interpretation of the singer and the panorama of successes of the time of the Young Guard. Also it counted on the special participation of Erasmo Carlos, Golden Boys, Trio Tenderness and Renato and Its Blue Caps.......

The "Personalities" series interviewed the singer and composer Leno Azevedo, who carries in his bag of successes a solo and double career curriculum that began in the 'golden years' of Brazilian and international music, represented by Epic movements such as the Beatles Era and the Young Guard, of which he is a representative with compositions and interpretations that have marked the era, being applauded on the radio and on TV, as well as the stage shows, throughout the country. Girleno Wanderley Azevedo, artistically known as Leno, was born in Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte, where she lived until she was 5 years old, when she moved with her family to the Copacabana neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Part of adolescence in other Brazilian cities, such as Belém do Pará, Recife and Campo Grande, capital of the present state of Mato Grosso do Sul. This itinerant phase of his life was due to the fact that he was the son of a soldier, a career that presupposes constant Household transfers.

Back in Natal, he formed at age 14, with gym colleagues, the group The Shouters, considered by many as the first rocck band in the Northeast.

The group's inspiration, in which Leno acted as vocalist and lead guitar, came from the famous band The Beatels of "Twist and Shout." Her musical partner with childhood neighbor Lillian Kanpp came back after meeting her again in March 1965 in Rio de Janeiro, at which time she had her compositions "O saulo volar" and "SOS" recorded in Lp "Você me luz" , By the great idol Erasmo Carlos, who emerged at the time with the furious "Festa de arromba", absolute leader in the country's successful charts.
The duo Leno and Lilian, doomed to success in the midst of the musical explosion of the Young Guard phenomenon, emerged at the end of the same year, being leveraged from an audition on the CBS label, made at the invitation of producer Evandro Ribeiro.

This opportunity gave the duo an auspicious contract. "Poor Girl" and "Give Me Back", two of Dupla's greatest hits, were compositions released in the first single compact recorded in 1966. It was a post-carnival release that came to occupy the first place in MPB's most significant charts. Composer tuned and updated with the musical preferences of the time, Leno added his talent to the potential of Dupla, which became the most popular Young Guard, notably from the release of the young music classic "I Did not Know You Existed."
At the end of 1967, when the pair separated, even at the height of their success, Leno follows the artistic career, composing for famous groups such as Renato and Seu Blue Caps, who recorded the song of his own entitled "The Sister of My Best friend".
          It was a kind of harbinger of solo career, which began in 1968 with the song "A Pobreza", a great composition of his that soon took over the musical charts, being recorded also in Spanish and Italian. He consolidated the new artistic trajectory in the LP labeling simply "Leno", containing very appreciated compositions like "I Do not Exist Without You" and "Papel Picado". He returned to the charts the following year with "The Feast of His 15 Years," the second solo album, which remained for a long time at the top of the charts and was among the band's leading sellers.
Singer and composer, such as Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos, Martinha and former partner Lilian, Leno supplied the music market with several other consecrated compositions, among which it is worth mentioning "I will not humble myself for you" and "because I love you" (In partnership with Paulo Cesar Barros - Renato's brother).
    With this artistic profile, became a partner of the genius Raul Seixas, in 1970, in the song "Why I'm Crying." With his friend Raul, then producer of CBS, participated in the album "Life and Work of Johnny McCartney". To say that Leno figure among the greatest composers of the "Jovem Guarda" would not characterize any exaggeration, since it had songs of its own recorded by several exponents of this unforgettable Musical Movement. Among them, we can mention Erasmus Carlos, Golden Boys, Amelinha, Jerry Adriani, Antônio Marcos, Vanusa, Nando Cordel, The Fevers, Márcio Geick and the already mentioned Renato and His Blue Caps. Considered therefore one of the icons of the "Young Guard", Leno had expressive participation in the International Festival of the Song, in 1970. in Maracanazinho, interpreting the song "The Last Time I Saw Rosane". After a brief visit to the Philipps label, he returned to an invitation to CBS, where he became a producer and artist. Participating in the International Song Festival, promoted by Tv Globo in 1971, the young Guardian idol can reverse the situation of the song "Sitting in the Rainbow". Which she composed in partnership with Raul Seixas - previously banned by censorship - featuring her on bacinkg-vocals with singer Jane Duboc.
In 1972, he sang again with Lilian, something that lasted until 1974, when they recorded two LPs, the first of which, produced by Leno, having the partnership of "Maluco Beleza", Raulzito, on vocals and guitar, In songs like "God is Who Knows", "Flying Object", "One Drink or Two".
     The second Duo LP remade Leno and Lilian was released in 1973, containing the hits "Summer Lovers" and "The Afternoon I Loved You". Back in the solo career, in 1974, when Dupla broke up for the second time, Leno re-teamed with Renato, when the band recorded "Just Because of You" and released their new hit "Dead Flowers" 'Emplacing' a first place in the charts', with a strong social appeal, denouncing problems such as real estate speculation and the decline of quality of life in large cities, as well as environmental issues.
Proving her artistic versatility, Leno reveals her vocation as a communicator by taking on the role of presenter of TV Globo's Rock Concert program, which was based on the content of musical news from the hit parade of the United States and England. With a stage posture and high-profile vocal expression, it attracted many viewers.
    After living a new success, in 1978, with the launch of a double compact featuring the unpublished song "Mudanças e Feitiço" by Roberto Carlos and Erasmo Carlos, he remained in Brazil until the end of the 1970s, when he moved to Los Angeles, in the United States, where he acted as instrumentalist alongside drummer Jim Keltner and Moacir Santos, as well as other prominent names, recording a compact with Ruby Tuesday (Jagger-Richards), a precursor recording of solft-rock with The bossa-nova, that had excellent execution in the Fms of Los Angeles. In the American city, he began recording the LP "Encontros no Tempo", which he concluded in Rio de Janeiro, after his return to Brazil in 1981.
On his return to the country, he experienced a new era, becoming interested in bossa nova and Northeastern rhythms, with the participation of artists of the genre such as Sérgio Dias, Jackson do Pandeiro, Robertinho de Recife and Antonio Adolfo. Three years later, it is present in the novel "Globo Livre", with the song "Rosa de Maio", theme of the character lived by Carla Camurati.
     In 1994, Leno participated in the project Academia Brasileira de Música, by Columbia / Sony Music, with the album Jovem Jovem Guarda, full of great hits. He opened his own label in 1995 to remaster and release his unpublished "Life and Work of Johnny McCarney," whose tapes containing it had been discovered in Sony's archives. Among his awards as a singer and songwriter, Leno was treated to a Platinum record, awarded by Polygram, as a result of his solo re-recordings of classics such as "Poverty" and "Rhythm of Rain". Even while touring solo roads, Leno and Lillian have performed joint presentations on various occasions, both on television shows and in commemorative shows of the Jovem Guarda"", sharing the stage with former colleagues of the golden age. From the Leno Recorder. (Leno and Lilian), Matéria Prima, with the participation of Lilian, Renato and His Blue Caps, Pedro Paulo and Fevers.
More than four decades after her solo career success, Leno Azevedo and Lilian Knapp reedidate for the third time the successful partnership, contemplating Brazil with the resurgence of this Double that she missed in the Young Evenings of the 60s and 70s.
     This is a highly significant event in the commemorative context of the 50th Anniversary of the "Jovem Guarda, which will take place at the Cultural Turn of São Paulo, to be held from 6:00 p.m. on the 20th, and continue until 6:00 p.m. Of the 21st of this month, on a stage set up on Avenida São João. In addition to the historic reunion of the famous partners of the "Golden Years", the event will have the participation of other renowned artists, among which, already confirmed, stand out Martinha, Vanusa, Golden Boys, Paulo César Barros and Banda......................

1. É proibido fuma / Pega ladrão / Negro gato;
2. Eu não sabia que você existia / Coração de papel;
3. Tijolinho / Alguém na multidão / Pra nunca mais chorar;
4. Custe o que custar / Sentado a beira do caminho;
5. Foi assim / Te amo / Gatinha manhosa;
6. Vem quente que estou fervendo / Veja se me esquece / Você fala demais;
7. Parei na contra-mão / Rua Augusta;
8. Primeira lágrima / A irmã do meu melhor amigo;
9. A volta / Eu daria a minha vida / O caderninho;
10. A festa dos meus quinze anos / A pobreza;
11. Devolva-me / Só vou gostar de quem gosta de mim;
12. Minha fama de mau / Terror dos namorados.

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