Ok, i have for sure a taste for kitsch and camp stuff, but days ago i was on the web, and found myself totally fascinated looking at old Brazilian TV shows with local disco artists as guests. One of the most featured on Youtube was the Programa Carlos Imperial, hosted by world-famous actor, filmmaker, television presenter, songwriter and music producer Carlos Imperial (who helped launching the career of, among others, Roberto Carlos, Elis Regina, Tim Maia and Clara Nunes). This show, aired every saturday night, opened on 12th august 1978, on TV Tupi; it was mostly devoted to promote Brazilian pop and disco acts, like Gretchen and Dudu França, with a studio audience of teen-agers, and a bevy of dancers ready to welcome every guest artist with disco oriented choreographies (not always well done, i admit). The show had good audience, but hampered by the precarious situation of the Tupi TV, was transferred to the TVS. Here, as Carlos Imperial Show, opened on 9 June 1979 and, as it was recorded in São Paulo, had more local attractions. On one of the many clips from Carlos Imperial late 70s shows, performed the group Caras e Bocas, composed by four charming ladies, formerly Michele Naili, Ana Maria Kreisler (better known as actress in such movies as Fantasias Sexuais, Sadismo – Aberrações Sexuais, and A Reencarnação do Sexo), Loide and Chandra Couto. The song was Souvenir de Bombons, a track as sugary as a fruit cocktail tasted on the Copacabana seafront. Coincidentally 6 days ago, while i was on holiday in Lisbon, i found a dusty, very bad preserved copy (i found it in a flea market, under piles of vintage erotic magazines) of the 7″ containing this track. So, do not hate me if it is not a cosmic gem, but these 4 girls needed to have some space here.
Caras E Bocas – Souvenir De Bombons