Best of list: the best popular Brazilian music (MPB) of all time
The good songs stopped before of just after Ciro Santilli was born, they were originally heard by his parent's generation. Those young new kids are boring.
- 1968 Panis et Circenses track from the Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis (1968) album composed by Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and performed by Os Mutantes
- 1972 Mistério do Planeta track from the Acabou Chorare album by Novos Baianos
- 1977 Marimbondo track from the "Pirão de Peixe com Pimenta (1977)" album Sá & Guarabyra
- Caetano Veloso is arguably Ciro Santilli's favorite MPB artist, he has just too many amazing songs, best ones at: the best Caetano Veloso songs
- Chico Buarque. Ciro's second favorite.
- Gilberto Gil. Good selection: Acústico MTV - Gilberto Gil (1994). Perhaps Ciro likes him third because he is the most lighthearted one, although not always.
- Raul Seixas
- Tom Jobim
- Jorge Ben Jor
Roberto Carlos makes Ciro cringe. The only bearable one is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ19CelONfQ As Curvas da Estrada de Santos (1969) (The curves of Santos road), which talks about going down to Ciro's beloved Santos, São Paulo, Brazil from the city of São Paulo, which lies on a plateau of about 700 meters above sea level, a trip that takes you down through the spectacular Serra do Mar. Ciro did this many times on bus when he was studying at the university of São Paulo and going back home for the weekend from time to time.
This incredibly foul mouthed band was incredibly funny.
Ciro Santilli was a bit young to understand the songs at the time, but the older boys were singing them, and he sang along. So maybe there is a nostalgia factor in play.
But it can't be just that. They are just too funny and brutal, even when Ciro re-listens to it as of 2020.
Official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPmfP5LNbxYwlN0k6C3F_6w
Elis Regina is not far though.
Ciro remembers quite clearly when he was riding the car with his parents when he pre teen, and he could not understand why they seemed so obseessed with The Trinity et al. They had picked it up of course from the 70's and 80's when they were younger.
Young Ciro would also always confuse who was whom from the three of them.
- 1968 Alegria, Alegria from the epynomous album Caetano Veloso (1968). Critique of the Dictatorship.
- Transa (1972) album (literally: "The Fuck", good old seventies)
- 1972 Você Não Entende Nada performed by Caetano Veloso in album Caetano e Chico: Juntos e Ao Vivo (1972), originally by (TODO album, Discogs says Legal (1970), but wiki page and photos of back disagree)
- 1972 Partido Alto. Composed by Chico Buarque, but Caetano's interpretation takes it to another level
- 1975 Qualquer coisa album
- Qualquer Coisa
- Samba e Amor, cover from original song by Chico Buarque album Chico Buarque de Hollanda - Nº4. Desperately reminds Ciro of his University day weekend nights. Except that there was no Samba. And little Amor. Mostly a silent and wholesome loneliness and emulation
- other notable ones from the album:
- 1976 Um Índio from the Doces Bárbaros (1976) album, and also appeared in the Bicho (1977) album
- 1977 Tigresa from the Bicho (1977) album. Ciro once knew one.
- 1978 album Muito (Dentro da Estrela Azulada)
- 1980 Menino do Rio apparently from 1980 and served as inspiration for the Menino do Rio (1980) movie, which is silly but fun
- 1984 O quereres from the Velô (1984) album
Mostly interpreter of songs written by others. But she's just too amazing, many of her interpretations are better than the original.