by Various Artists
Released: Apr 2011
Love sertanejo hits like "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" and "Balada?" Dig into their deep roots with this compilation of classic sertaos. Early stars like Tonico e Tinoco and Leonel sweetly croon harmonies built for a "party" with a campfire, a guitar and the open countryside. Early sertanejo was a wealth of folk dances ("Flor matogrossense"), harp-caressed waltzes ("Hoje e meu aniversario") and plaintively gorgeous vocal contemplations ("Lagrimas"). The breathless chaos of "Percorrendo Sao Paulo," with its perfectly not-quite-in-sync rhythms and unflappable buoyancy, is a highlight.