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Trio Mocotó

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The Trio Mocotó is an organization that shaped a method that might be referred to as samba-rock, leading to the fusion of both genres. The trio affected many artists who have been searching for some type of fusion between Brazilian and American pop music, like Tim Maia and Jorge Ben, whom they supported in recordings and shows both in Brazil and internationally. The trio was created in 1968 within the Jogral nightclub (São Paulo) by Fritz Escovão, Joãozinho Parahyba, and Nereu Gargalo, who have been the regular support music artists for the presented artists, such as for example Clementina de Jesus, Nelson Cavaquinho, Cartola, along with other performers. The Jogral was probably one of the most essential nightclubs of Brazil for the reason that period, and international performers like Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Earl Hines also performed there, associated with the Trio Mocotó. As Jorge Ben (later on Jorge Ben Jor) utilized to sit down in frequently, the trio became Ben’s back-up band. The effect was the audio that Ben was looking for, some sort of fusion between samba and rock and roll. The trio followed Ben in practically all the songs on Ben’s recording Jorge Ben (Philips, 1969). As Ben’s assisting music group for the overall performance of “Charles Anjo 45” in the IV Festival Internacional da Canção, the trio experienced to select a name, therefore Mocotó was used like a mention of a slang term for women’ hip and legs. (The polemical and relatively aggressive track was fulfilled with substantial booing within the loaded Maracanãzinho). “European union Quero Mocotó,” another structure by Ben (focused on ladies’ legs, never to the trio), was also performed within the same celebration by Erlon Chaves and Banda Veneno, with Ben as well as the trio as guests. Through the early ’70s, the trio was extremely busy. They strike the charts using the one “Coqueiro Verde” (Roberto Carlos/Erasmo Carlos) and shortly departed to Cannes, France, where they followed Ben in his efficiency at MIDEM (which released a Western european tour using the composer/musician). In Japan each of them documented a live record (unreleased at that time in Brazil). Upon their come back, they followed Ben and Toquinho for the documenting of “Que Maravilha” and departed once again for a global tour with Ben. Time for Brazil, these were asked by Toquinho and Vinícius de Moraes to back again them in a few recordings in addition to associated them (as well as Marília Medalha) within the Encontro display, touring the united states in the faculty circuit, and through Mexico. Their 1st LP arrived in 1971, Muita Zorra! Ou São Coisas Que Glorificam a Sensibilidade Atual (Philips), accompanied by two others in 1973 (RGE) and 1975. With introduction of the disco trend and the next waning appealing in live music, the group went unemployed and dissolved. In 2000, after 24 years without carrying out collectively, they teamed up once again to play within the Jô Soares Television show commemorating the group’s 30th wedding anniversary.

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Full Name Trio Mocotó
Music Songs Não Adianta, Beleza Beleza Beleza, Voltei amor, Os Orixas, Kriola, Pensando nela, Coqueiro Verde, A Tonga Da Mironga Do Kabulete, Swinga Sambaby, Mocoto Beat, Tudo bem, Desapareça, Xamêgo De Iná, Xuxu Melão, Adelita, Kibe Cru, Nereu Nereu, Sossega Malandro, Aguas De Marco, Doca, Palomares, Que Nega É Essa, Toda Tarde, O Meu Violão, Vai levando, De Hoje Nao Passa, A Rosa, Onde Anda Você, O Sorriso De Narinha, Cyrano de Beijorac, Aleluia, Aleluia, Ziriguidum
Albums On Stage, Muita Zorra!, Beleza! Beleza!! Beleza!!!, Samba Rock, Trio Mocotó

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