Lio - Lio canta Caymmi (Crammed Discs)
Add Date: 04/03
Focus Track: "É doce morrer no mar"
FCC: 1 & 8
Artist Info: Idolized in his country but less known abroad, Dorival Caymmi is one of the most influential singer-songwriters in the history of Brazil's popular music.
Jacques Duvall, the elegant lyricist who has written songs for key French artists such as Jane Birkin, Lio and Alain Chamfort, has come up with the idea for this album, in which his partner-in-crime Lio performs twelve Dorival Caymmi songs. The works of the Bahian master are subtly revisited, as if translocated to the Northern hemisphere, thanks to inventive arrangements by French musician Christophe Vandeputte, and to Lio's moving & lively interpretation.
Born in Lisbon and raised in Brussels, Lio became a pop icon ever since the release of her debut single, "Le Banana Split," in the '80s. She went on to record several highly successful albums (on which she worked with the likes of Telex, The Sparks and John Cale), and pursued a career as an actress, appearing in no less than 40 feature films. Lio canta Caymmi is the first album she sings in her native Portuguese.