About singer Jane Simone's existence I became aware a very short time ago when I received her only career album from Edson Mendes.
Beside her music and covers, inside the package was also a short text about her written by Edson who correctly assumed that Jane must be completely unknown to me:
"Jane Simone is the stage name of Janes Sereno Lopes.
Born in Cataguases (MG), she moved to Rio de Janeiro
She was a host of radio programs, poetess and author of a book called "Cantada Feminina".
She was also a singer and songwriter, with the album "Em Cada Novo Amor", her only LP, released by Continental in 1963.
Jane Simone passed away in 2014."
01. Em Cada Novo Amor (Romeo Nunes / Carlitos)
02. Mulher (Normando / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03. Amor no Samba (Normando)
04. Só Sem Ninguém (Almeida Rego)
05. Cansei de Conversa (Jane Simone)
06. Tu Voltarás (João Negrão / Herolt Miranda)
07. Não Quero Rosas (Fernando Dias)
08. Tudo de Mim (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
09. Para Não Sofrer (Tom Jobim)
10. Canção do Amor Que Virou Você (Cândido dos Santos / Dirceu Graeser)
11. Brincando de Amar (Guerra Peixe / Célio Moreira)
12. Vai (Servulo Odilon / Fernando César)
Jane is accompanied by orchestra under the direction of Radamés Gnattali
DISCOVERING JANE SIMONE
Créditos: Edson Mendes
If you type "Mozart" into Memoria Musical's musicians search you get a list of results outnumbered only by results you get when searching for "Zezinho".
One of these Mozarts is Mozart Brandão who was featured in this parallel reality only as a participant but never with a career album, which is not surprising as he has, as far as I know, released only two: The one presented today and another one released in '65 by Entré/CBS.
Unfortunately, not one of these twelve compositions was composed by Mozart:
01. Regalame Esta Noche (Roberto Cantoral)
02. Andalucia (Ernesto Lecuona)
03. O Vagabundo (Victor Simon)
04. Espere Um Pouco Mais (Waldir Machado)
05. C'est Ça L'amore (Jean Broussolle / Pino Massara)
06. Donde Estará Mi Vida (Antônio Lopes / Quiroga Segovia / Francisco Naranjo Caldera / Ignacio Roman Jimenez)
07. La Violetera (José Padilla / Eduardo Montesinos)
08. At Last (Mack Gordon / Harry Warren)
09. Alguém Me Disse (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
10. Romântica (Renato Rascel / Dino Verde)
11. Arrivederci (Umberto Bindi / Giorgio Calabrese)
12. Noites de Moscou (Vassily Solovyov-Sedoy)
I can't remember that Elmo Barros, the writer of the linear notes, has ever written a longer text than the one you will find on the back cover of this release, alongside a politically incorrect portrait of Mozart with a lit cigarette in his mouth.
Créditos: Pedro & 300discos