Vinyl LP Reissue!
Alternative Fox present a reissue of Joyce, originally released in 1968. The
Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Joyce Silveira Moreno was born and
raised in the middle of Copacabana, a short beach stroll from the epicentre of
the bossa nova universe. Her father was a Dane that had settled in Brazil, but
she was raised by her mother and step- father in a typical Portuguese-Brazilian
household. Since her older brother was friendly with leading lights of the bossa
nova movement such as Roberto Menescal and Eumir Deodato, she was steeped in the
form at an early age and witnessed its key evolution first-hand. At the age of
16 in 1964, she was taken to the studio by Menescal to contribute to the coveted
debut album by the mythical group Sambacana, assembled to record the work of
composer Pacífico Mascarenhas when the meager budget would not allow the
vocalists he preferred.
Knowing that a full-time career in music was certainly not guaranteed, she began
studying journalism in 1967, shortly before her controversial song "Me Disseram"
reached the finals of Rio's second International Song Competition. The following
year, her self-titled debut album was released by Philips, produced by Armando
Pittigliani, with orchestration by Dorival Caymmi and arrangements by Gaya;
along with her own compositions, the album also featured songs by her
rising-star friends, including Caetano Veloso and Marcos Valle.
• Vinyl LP
1. Nao Muda, Nao
2. Bloco Do Eu Sozinho
1. Cantiga De Procura
2. Choro Chorado
6. Me Disseram