Wed. Jul. 17, 2019

Frankie Valentine – Marinheiro So (Remix)

Lost but not least! Frankie Valentine – Marinheiro So (DJ Mitsu The Beats Remix) (Sunshine Enterprises)

Originally a traditional song belonging to the Brazilian folklore, ‘Marinheiro Só’ (‘I’am A Sailor’) goes global. Although I would mean by that this version. Beginning with Frankie Valentine. Himself a British DJ/producer who made his path while blending elements of Soul, Jazz, African and Latin Music. With the whole resulting in atmospheric Worldbeat influenced compositions. In other words, in the spirit of the compositions of artists such as Joe Claussell or Antonio Ocasio. But also Jaymz Nylon. This when coming to spice this music with fragments of Electronic. To Brazilian songstress Mônica Vasconcelos who pretty much made some noise when relocating to Britain. Thus performing in venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, the Barbican Hall and the Jazz Cafe. Then, last but not least, Japanese jock/producer DJ Mistsu The Beats in charge of the remix duties.

‘Marinheiro Só’ is one of those evergreen classics. Thus reminding us of the rich history of Brazil and its folklore as a matter of fact. A country which, not that long ago, lived under the power of an authoritarian military dictatorship. And this from Apr. 01, 1964 to Mar. 15, 1985 to be more precise. With Tropicalismo, also known as Tropicália, pretty much appearing as an artistic countermovement at the time. This with luminaries such as Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil to name a few.

‘Marinheiro Só’ is not an original song as such by the likes of Caetano Veloso. But an adapatation at the end which first appeared back in 1969 as the flipside of ‘Irene’. Then, as a part of his eponymous album soon after. With Frankie Valentine eventually bringin’ it to a new life in 2006. This while sharing the bill with the sultry Mônica Vasconcelos. With Japanese maestro DJ Mitsu The Beats givin’ it a somewhat minimal Abstract Hip-Hop beat on his remix. Although pretty much givin’ a new depth to this song while bringin’ it into a new perspective.

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