Arnaldo at work in the studio
I first became acquainted
with Arnaldo DeSouteiro in late 2000/early 2001 when he
initially contacted me via email about my music discographies.
am a bit ashamed to say that back then, I simply did not
realize who he was or the importance that both he and his
work were to become to myself and my own discography work,
having only begun this work myself a year prior, in 1999.
From the beginning, Arnie was nothing but very generous to
me with providing much material I needed for my
discographies. Arnie was instrumental in producing,
participating in and even writing liner notes for several of
my artists' reissues and many of the compilations that most
of my artists have participated in. This represented
both a gold mine of information and unique treasure trove
that only my discographies would contain in such
detail. For I not only had new listing information to
add, but scans of the albums, readable .pdfs of the liner
notes, and sometimes even photos that were unique to the
production of the album. Though other sites on the
internet also feature his contributions, I feel sure after
doing some research that I have the most information on
these listings that is possible to provide - short of the
actual music files themselves, that is!
Arnie honored me several times in mentioning my name within
the compilation and reissue liner notes that he wrote, most
noteably within a CD Reissue of Joćo Donato's "Piano
of Joćo Donato, The New Sound of Brazil". But
there were other mentions as well. This year, he has
once again given me that same honor on his
official blog and I am most grateful to continue to
have the honor to work with him.
Arnie and I both have a producer hero in common, that of
legendary Creed Taylor.
Arnie has worked with Creed on occasion and on another page
of this site you will see a photo of them
together. This is only one of the many things
that we share in common. The passion for recordings
and especially for the artists and the music they make and
that we each love is something that helps to create what I
believe to be a very unique bond between us. It takes
someone very special to understand discography work and what
is involved in doing it. When all is said and done,
really, only another record collector can appreciate this
work to its fullest. I feel that Arnie understands and
appreciates my work as I do his.
Through the years, Arnie has become what I would call a very
good and very close personal friend to me. I am
honored to have him in my life and to feature his
contributions on my artists' sites. It is my hope that
this tribute to him and his career will give you a bit more
insight into his work and what he has contributed to the
world of music. Thank you, Arnie, for all you have
done to assist me in honoring the musical artists whose work
--B.J. (Barbara J.) Major
Introduction written on 6/20/08.
and LINKS to Arnaldo's Work--HERE
|CREDENTIALS of Arnaldo--HERE
DISCOGRAPHY--LP, 45 rpm, 12 inch Single, EP, CS, CD
TV, VHS, LD, DVD-Audio, DVD, Blu-Ray INDEX--HERE
or co-written by Arnaldo--HERE
| LINER NOTES--Written by Arnaldo--HERE
ARTICLES--Written by Arnaldo--HERE
RELEASES--Written by Arnaldo--HERE
TRIVIA & NEWS about Arnaldo--HERE
OTHERS SAY about Arnaldo--HERE
GALLERY--Some Photos from Arnaldo's Career--HERE
and Arnaldo Meet via Email--HERE
** This site online since June 23, 2008 **
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textual content of this site Copyright © 2008-2016, B.J.
Major. Interview transcriptions have not been edited for
content. Pictured album cover photos, record label images
and CD booklet pages are copyright of their respective
record labels and are used here only for information and
illustration purposes. This is a private site and is not
owned in part or whole by any company or corporation.
Arnaldo DeSouteiro has directly contributed information and
material to this site.