Jump to content


Early 1970s Emerson Fittipaldi tribute album?

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Graham Clayton

Graham Clayton
  • Member

  • 1,141 posts
  • Joined: January 01

Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:04

I recently heard on a music podcast of a tribute LP vinyl album to Emerson Fittipaldi that was recorded in the early 1970's in Brazil.
The only information I have been able to find is that music producer Marcos Valle organised the project, and legendary Brazilian jazz-funk band Azymuth recorded a track called "Azimuth" for the project.

Does anyone have any further information, eg an album cover, track listing, etc?

Have their been any other tribute albums recorded for racing drivers?


#2 adamcooperf1

  • Member

  • 46 posts
  • Joined: July 10

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:03

Don't know about an album, but Niki Lauda has long had his own tribute drinking song - which I heard sung by a group of contemporary F1 drivers in a Suzuka karaoke cabin a few years ago! Not in great taste, but as I understand it Niki himself doesn't mind. This Swiss version is the best I could do on youtube...

And then there's Jacques Villeneuve!


Edited by adamcooperf1, 06 August 2010 - 11:37.


  • Member

  • 882 posts
  • Joined: August 09

Posted 06 August 2010 - 12:43

they made the soundtrack to a film called "O Fabuloso Fittipaldi" from 1973.
you can find the songs and more details on google and youtube.
here the album cover

01 - Fittipaldi Show (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - Tema de Maria Helena (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
03 - Vitória (Marcos Valle)
04 - Rindt (Marcos Valle)
05 - Acidente (Marcos Valle)
06 - Vinheta I (Marcos Valle)
07 - Vinheta II (Marcos Valle)
08 - Azimuth (Mil Milhas) (Marcos Valle / Novelli / Paulo Sergio Valle)
09 - Tema de Maria Helena (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Virabrequim (Marcos Valle)

Edited by SPBHM, 06 August 2010 - 12:48.

#4 Vitesse2

  • Nostalgia Forum Moderator

  • 26,958 posts
  • Joined: April 01

Posted 06 August 2010 - 14:44

Not a tribute album, but translations of two songs dedicated to Fangio are buried deep in the "Cars in Songs" thread:


And apropos of nothing I was TV channel surfing a few months ago and spotted Emmo on what appeared to be the Brazilian version of "Can't Cook, Won't Cook". D'you think he needs the money?

#5 adamcooperf1

  • Member

  • 46 posts
  • Joined: July 10

Posted 06 August 2010 - 16:03

Don't know about that 70s tribute album, but Emerson is certainly the only driver to have had a Beatles song rewritten and recorded for him by its original composer. Classic.