A. Orlandivo – Onde Anda O Meu Amore / B. Orlandivo – Gueri-Gueri
Orlandivo's 'Onde Anda O Meu Amor’ is one of those special tracks that have long been high up on the request lists of many Mr Bongo customers who wanted us to add it to our growing Brazil 45 catalogue. We are super happy to finally make that become a reality. It is taken from Brazilian composer, singer and percussionist Orlandivo's (real name Orlandivo Honório de Souza) sought-after self-titled album from 1977. Originally released on Copacabana Records, the album features greats such as Sivuca on accordion and arrangements, and piano and organ by the maestro, João Donato. 'Onde Anda O Meu Amor' is a beautiful, tripped out mellow groove with amazing spacey keys and flute lines - a true Brazilian underground classic.
For the flip side, we have opted to include the song 'Gueri - Gueri', which is taken from the same album. This catchy samba rock number brings back great memories of listening to it whilst exploring Chico & Zico's vinyl emporium in São Paulo. The chorus almost sounds like the vocalists are singing "Gary Gary”, which is not only a ridiculously catchy hook but also a fitting tribute / name check to our own Gary Johnson from Bongo HQ.