Rodrigues, Amalia / Early Recordings
Album: Early Recordings   Collection:World
Artist:Rodrigues, Amalia   Added:May 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-09 Pull Date: 2004-10-10 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 10 Sep 19 Sep 5
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 02, 2013: The Sunset Life
A Tendinha
4. Nov 09, 2004: Eclectica
So a Notinha
2. Sep 09, 2008: A Fine Assortment of Select Blood Diseases
Troca De Olhares, So a Notinha
5. Oct 07, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
3. Apr 04, 2006: eclectica
Fado Do Ciume
6. Sep 17, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum - Now With Extend-O Grip!
A Tendinha

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-25
These definitely are early recordings, with less-than-optimal sound quality. But ignore that and focus on her voice. She’s the “Queen of Fado,” and she has the emotional quality of a Portuguese Edith Piaf. There are some folk songs thrown in, but the best stuff are the fado tracks, where her lush voice all but drips heartbreak. All good, especially:

1. A light and happy folk tune.
3. Soaring vocals, gentle guitars. A good representative of work.
4. Lively guitars and wonderful passages of vocal expertise.
6. Sad and full of longing w/subtle guitar work.
7. A gentle mid-tempo folk tune.
9. Rich vocals w/a gently emotional quality.
10. Slow & tragic. Does anybody have a hanky?
14. A downtempo folk dance w/a sense of romance & sweetness.
18. Gentle and nostalgic.

Track Listing
1. A Tendinha   10. Troca De Olhares
2. Maria Da Cruz   11. Sei Finalmente
3. Fado Do Ciume   12. Ai Mouraria
4. Los Piconeros   13. Ojos Verdes
5. Fado Do Estoril   14. Corria Atras Das Cantigas
6. So a Notinha   15. Duas Luzes
7. Sardinheiras   16. Fado Do Ciume (Instrumental)
8. Fado Em Mi Menor   17. Passei Por Voce
9. Carmencita   18. Perseguicao
  19. As Penas