Evinha, "Olha Eu Aqui Oh! Oh! Oh!..."

Evinha Correia José Maria, from Rio de Janeiro and known mononymously as Evinha, was, in the late 50s and 60s, in a group Trio Esperança, a rather reserved and contained vocal group that produced traditional, lilting, flowing Brazilian music. Good stuff.

But it is her solo career, which she embarked on in the late 60s, that really touches me. Fun and sweet, she delivers in an unusual, boyish contralto, made all the more whimsical by the playfulness of her instrumentals. Case in point: "Olha Eu Aqui Oh! Oh! Oh!..." ("Look Here! Oh! Oh! Oh!")

Listen to it all. A joy.