Paulinho da Viola – A Danca da Solidao (1972)

27 03 2013

Link original: Paulinho da Viola – A Danca da Solidao (1972)
Publicado em: Monday, April 21, 2008 by zecalouro

Paulinho Da Viola - A Dança da solidão


Paulinho da Viola is one of the artists that I learned to admire before I created Loronix. I cannot imagine how it would be my current relationship with Samba without Paulinho da Viola. He makes the perfect connection between Samba and any other Brazilian music style through the quality of his compositions, soulful interpretation, choice of repertoire and his perfect instrument playing, moving transparently between songs and instrumental themes. If someone wants to understand Samba, Paulinho da Viola is the starting point. Period.
This is Paulinho da Viola – A Danca da Solidao (1972), for Odeon, featuring Paulinho da Viola singing her own compositions and selected cuts by top-notch Samba composers, like Monarco, Nelson Sargento, Cartola, Wilson Baptista and others. Lindolfo Gaya is in charge of arrangements and Odeon did not credit musicians. Tracks include:

01 – Guardei Minha Viola (Paulinho da Viola)
02 – Meu Mundo É Hoje (Eu Sou Assim) (Wilson Batista / José Batista)
03 – Papelão (Geraldo das Neves)
04 – Duas Horas da Manhã (Nelson Cavaquinho / Ari Monteiro)
05 – Ironia (Paulinho da Viola)
06 – No Pagode do Vavá (Paulinho da Viola)
07 – Dança da Solidão (Paulinho da Viola)
08 – Acontece (Cartola)
09 – Coração Imprudente (Paulinho da Viola / Capinan)
10 – Orgulho (Paulinho da Viola / Capinan)
11 – Falso Moralista (Nelson Sargento)
12 – Passado de Glória (Monarco)


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Paulinho da Viola – Sinal Fechado (1969) EP

28 11 2012

Link original: Paulinho da Viola – Sinal Fechado (1969) EP
Publicado em: Sunday, November 25, 2007 by zecalouro

My turntable has a serious problem with singles and EPs. Even when playing clean albums, the cartridge jumps and I had no choice except turn it of and try to understand what happens. This one was sent by Dona Iara and for my surprise it works very well and the output was so good that it was not necessary to apply noise reduction software. Perhaps my turntable is a big Paulinho da Viola fan, such like me. Let’s see.

This is Paulinho da Viola – Sinal Fechado (1969) EP, for Odeon, featuring the awesome title track 01 – Sinal Fechado with other three cuts, including the blockbuster 02 – Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida, a well-known Paulinho da Viola composition. I did not search for the availability of these songs on regular Paulinho da Viola albums. Tracks include:

01 – Sinal Fechado (Paulinho da Viola)
02 – Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida (Paulinho da Viola)
03 – Ruas Que Sonhei (Paulinho da Viola)
04 – Nada De Novo (Paulinho da Viola)


Todas as músicas deste EP estão contidas no LP “Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida” que pode ser buscado aqui no Órfãos do Loronix.

Music Video | Paulinho da Viola & Rosa de Ouro (1980)

28 09 2012

Link original: Music Video | Paulinho da Viola & Rosa de Ouro (1980)
Publicado em: Saturday, November 03, 2007 by zecalouro

Here we go on a music video that really precious, featuring Paulinho da Viola, Elton Medeiros, Jair do Cavaquinho, Anescar do Salgueiro and Nelson Sargento, which is essentially, Conjunto A Voz do Morro. They perform on Brazilian TV and the year is 1980. Paulinho da Viola is really a genius and this video an awesome Samba celebration.

Hope uEnjoy!


Paulinho da Viola – Paulinho da Viola (1971)

24 07 2012

Link original: Paulinho da Viola – Paulinho da Viola (1971)
Publicado em: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 by zecalouro

Yesterday, I was very tired and just felt asleep without making the last post. I woke up this morning with more than a few messages of friends worried about me. I dedicate this post to theses friends. They are from a special group of Loronixers that keep contact with me using email or instant messaging until the final post, giving feedback and support.

This is Paulinho da Viola – Paulinho da Viola (1971), for Odeon. Guess who is the arranger of another above the average Paulinho da Viola album? Just look at the previous post to get the answer, Lindolfo Gaya, in charge of all tracks. Paulinho da Viola is one of the most sophisticated Samba interpreter and composer I have ever seen, thanks to a special friend among the group of “late at night friends”, he was responsible for introducing to zecalouro Paulinho da Viola, which I have special pleasure introducing to all Loronix community. Tracks include:


Paulinho da Viola
(voice, violao, cavaquinho)
Elton Medeiros, Marcal
Oscar Bigode
Elizeu Felix, Juquinha
Maurilio da Silva Santos

Track List

01 – Perder e Ganhar (Paulinho da Viola)
02 – Sol e Pedra (Paulinho da Viola)
03 – Dona Santina e Seu Antenor (Paulinho da Viola)
04 – Para Um Amor no Recife (Paulinho da Viola)
05 – Mal de Amor (Raul Sampaio / Benil Santos)
06 – Depois da Vida (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito / Paulo Gesta)
07 – Moemá Morenou (Paulinho da Viola / Élton Medeiros)
08 – Óculos Escuros (Valzinho / Orestes Barbosa)
09 – Cuidado Teu Orgulho Te Mata (Mauro Duarte / Walter Nunes)
10 – Lenço (Monarco / Francisco Santana)
11 – O Acaso Não Tem Pressa (Paulinho da Viola / Capinan)
12 – Um Certo Dia Para 21 (Paulinho da Viola)


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Conjunto A Voz do Morro – Roda de Samba (1965)

20 05 2012

Link original: Conjunto A Voz do Morro – Roda de Samba (1965)
Publicado em: Sunday, July 08, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! I’m late and in a big rush today, another great sunny day in Rio de Janeiro. I made an attempt to go to the beach today, my first attempt after a decade or so. The results were… Well, I will tell you later, let’s be straightforward with the first post, a Samba post and a “classic” Samba album provided by the mysterious Samba contributor, featuring several Brazilian Samba Legends.

This is Conjunto A Voz do Morro – Roda de Samba (1965), for Musidisc. Such like “Os Cinco Crioulos” released last week, this is a fantastic Samba record that makes you think it was released earlier than its first issue, 1965. Conjunto A Voz do Samba recorded three albums before dismissing and this is the first. The formation varies on each album, but each one brings a constellation of Samba artists. There is a curious story about this first, although the legendary Ze Ketti was the leader of Conjunto A Voz do Morro, he did not took part in this set due his contractual obligations with Philips and his involvement with the launching of Show Opiniao with Nara Leao. Tracks include:

PersonnelZé Keti
Paulinho da Viola
Élton Medeiros
Jair do Cavaquinho
Anescar do Salgueiro
Ze da Cruz

Track List

01 – Pecadora (Joãozinho) – Jair do Cavaquinho
02 – Intriga (Anescar do Salgueiro) – Anescar do Salgueiro
03 – Mascarada (Zé Keti / Élton Medeiros) – Élton Medeiros
04 – Coração Vulgar (Paulinho da Viola) – Paulinho da Viola
05 – Conversa de Malandro (Paulinho da Viola) – Zé da Cruz
06 – Peço Licença (Zé Keti) – Paulinho da Viola
07 – Vai Saudade (Anescar do Salgueiro) – Anescar do Salgueiro
08 – Jurar Com Lágrimas (Paulinho da Viola) – Paulinho da Viola
09 – Maria (Zé Keti) – Jair do Cavaquinho
10 – Coração de Ouro (Élton Medeiros / Joacyr Santana) – Élton Medeiros
11 – Não Sou Feliz (Zé Keti) – Paulinho da Viola
12 – Injúria (Cartola / Élton Medeiros) – Élton Medeiros
13 – Sonho Triste (Jair do Cavaquinho) – Jair do Cavaquinho
14 – Meu Viver (Élton Medeiros / Jair do Cavaquinho / Kleber Santos) – Élton Medeiros


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Paulinho da Viola – Nervos de Aco (1973)

13 05 2012

Link original: Paulinho da Viola – Nervos de Aco (1973)
Publicado em: Monday, July 02, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the best moment to show a masterpiece to Loronixers. The last post of Sunday will cross the whole Monday, which is Loronix busiest day. This is probably one of the best albums I have heard this year and I’m very thankful to the mysterious Samba contributor for dragging my attention to Paulinho da Viola.

We had a previous and pretty recent release, Memorias Chorando, which is Paulinho da Viola playing instrumental music. Now it is time to meet Paulinho da Viola singing. Nervos de Aco is solid, you get hooked at the first second and it is all about feelings, passion and beauty. It is worth checking.

This is Paulino da Viola – Nervos de Aco (1973), for Odeon. The cover artwork says a lot about Nervos de Aco. We never know what are the feelings of an artist that are directly associated with their albums, but I’m convinced that Paulinho da Viola feels everything inside this record, pure beauty and mastery arranged and played by a constellation of Brazilian musicians. I could describe this album track by track with great pleasure, but I decided to give you the pleasures of find it out alone. Tracks include:


Paulinho da Viola, Copinha, Cristovao Bastos, Lindolfo Gaya, Nelsinho

(flute, clarinet)
Cristovao Bastos
(percussion, bass)
Elton Medeiros
Paulinho da Viola
(violao, cavaquinho, voice)

Track List

01 – Sentimentos (Mijinha)
02 – Comprimido (Paulinho da Viola)
03 – Não Leve a Mal (Paulinho da Viola)
04 – Nervos de Aço (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
05 – Roendo as Unhas (Paulinho da Viola)
06 – Não Quero Mais Amar a Ninguém (Zé da Zilda / Cartola / Carlos Cachaça)
07 – Nega Luzia (Wilson Batista / Jorge de Castro)
08 – Cidade Submersa (Paulinho da Viola)
09 – Sonho de Um Carnaval (Chico Buarque)
10 – Choro Negro (Paulinho da Viola / Fernando Costa)


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Paulinho da Viola – Memorias Chorando (1976)

5 05 2012

Link original: Paulinho da Viola – Memorias Chorando (1976)
Publicado em: Saturday, June 23, 2007 by zecalouro

I’m paralyzed by this record and if you want to be surprised as I was, please don’t read for this point and come back later after hearing. In spite of being widely recognized a Samba composer and interpreter, Paulinho da Viola has a strong connection with instrumental music since he was born. Paulinho da Viola is the son of Cesar Faria, acclaimed guitar player, member of Epoca de Ouro — Jacob do Bandolim group – for decades.

Memorias Chorando is an instrumental only album, an excellent Choro LP, perhaps Paulinho da Viola tribute to his father Cesar Faria (playing violao in all tracks) and to his musician background, mostly based on choro.

This is Paulinho da Viola – Memorias Chorando (1976), for Odeon, featuring Paulinho da Viola top-notch cavaquinho playing on renditions to classic choros and compositions by his own. Paulinho da Viola is very well accompanied in the set that features Cesar Faria, Copinha, Cristovao Bastos, Elton Medeiros and many others, see personnel listing for details. I’m sending with the music the always-fantastic work of Elifas Andreato, which is the same available at the panorama bellow in high resolution. Tracks include:

PersonnelPaulinho da Viola
Cesar Faria
Cristovao Bastos
Elton Medeiros and Chaplin

Track List

01 – Cinco Companheiros (Pixinguinha)
02 – Chorando (Ary Barroso)
03 – Cuidado Colega (Benedito Lacerda / Pixinguinha)
04 – Romanceando (Paulinho da Viola)
05 – Cochichando (Pixinguinha / Alberto Ribeiro / João de Barro)
06 – Rosinha Essa Menina (Paulinho da Viola)
07 – Oração de Outono (Paulinho da Viola)
08 – Beliscando (Paulinho da Viola)
09 – Segura Ele (Pixinguinha / Benedito Lacerda)
10 – Choro de Memórias (Paulinho da Viola)
11 – Inesquecível (Paulinho da Viola)


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Paulinho da Viola e Elton Medeiros – Samba na Madrugada (1966)

12 01 2012

Link original: Paulinho da Viola e Elton Medeiros – Samba na Madrugada (1966)
Publicado em: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 by zecalouro

Several phone calls during the night, above the average. When you blog on such busy days you need to run though hints. That’s exactly what Carmem made a couple of minutes ago, crying for this LP, promised to be released this week. Let’s make it like a fast fish, it is all about Samba, adequate to Carnaval days there are about to come and is a pretty solid album, made available thought a contribution of a friend, who kindly sent to zecalouro and Loronixers.

This is Paulinho da Viola e Elton Medeiros – Samba na Madrugada (1966), for RGE, featuring one of the coolest and Brazilian Samba interpreter and composer, Paulinho da Viola and one of the most respected Samba artist alive, Elton Medeiros. By the way, it is the first LP released by a very young Paulinho da Viola, still shaping his singing in this highly recommended album, even if you are not exactly in the mood of Samba. Tracks include:

01 – Arvoredo (Paulinho da Viola) With: Paulinho da Viola
02 – Maioria Sem Nenhum (Élton Medeiros / Mauro Duarte) With: Élton Medeiros
03 – 14 Anos (Paulinho da Viola) With: Paulinho da Viola
04 – Sofreguidão (Élton Medeiros / Cartola) With: Élton Medeiros
05 – Momento de Fraqueza (Paulinho da Viola) With: Paulinho da Viola
06 – Minha Confissão (Élton Medeiros) With: Élton Medeiros
07 – Perfeito Amor (Élton Medeiros / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) With: Élton Medeiros

08 – Pot-pourri: Mascarada (Élton Medeiros / Zé Keti) With: Élton Medeiros
Minhas Madrugadas (Paulinho da Viola / Candeia) With: Paulinho da Viola
Injúria (Élton Medeiros / Cartola) With: Élton Medeiros
Recado (Paulinho da Viola / Casquinha) With: Paulinho da Viola
O Sol Nascerá (Élton Medeiros / Cartola) With: Élton Medeiros
Jurar Com Lágrimas (Paulinho da Viola) With: Paulinho da Viola
Rosa de Ouro (Élton Medeiros / Paulinho da Viola / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) With: Élton Medeiros / Paulinho da Viola

09 – Depois de Tanto Amor (Paulinho da Viola) With: Paulinho da Viola
10 – Samba Original (Élton Medeiros / Zé Keti) With: Élton Medeiros
11 – Pot-pourri: Alô Alô (Paulinho da Viola) With: Paulinho da Viola
Sol da Manhã (Élton Medeiros) With: Élton Medeiros


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Paulinho da Viola – Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida (1962)

26 08 2011

Link original: Paulinho da Viola – Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida (1962)
Publicado em: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 by zecalouro

What a late debut at Loronix, Paulinho da Viola should be here since the beginnig. The waiting is over on great style, zecalouro brings to Loronixers one of the best early Paulinho da Viola LPs, Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida (1970).

Paulinho da Viola is all about Samba of the old style, acoustic, with nice and sweet melodies. This record is definitively a great start for anyone who wants to start and for those who are used with Paulinho da Viola later works, since some early records like this one are out of print.

zecalouro will ask for AMG bios help to show Loronixers the first Paulinho da Viola release. Tracks include:

01 – Para não contrariar você (Paulinho da Viola)
02 – O Meu Pecado (Zé Keti)
03 – Estou Marcado (Paulinho da Viola)
04 – Lamentacao (Mauro Duarte)
05 – Mesmo sem Alegria (Paulinho da Viola)
06 – Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida (Paulinho da Viola)
07 – Tudo se transformou (Paulinho da Viola)
08 – Nada de Novo (Paulinho da Viola)
09 – Jurar com Lagrimas (Paulinho da Viola)
10 – Papo Furado (Paulinho da Viola)
11 – Nao Quero Voce Assim (Paulinho da Viola)
12 – Sinal fechado (Paulinho da Viola)
13 – Ruas que Sonhei (Paulinho da Viola)

Paulinho da Viola was born in a musical environment. His father, the acoustic guitar player (violonista) César Faria, worked in the renowned choro group Época de Ouro, whose leader was the legendary Jacó do Bandolim. Those grave gentlemen — chorões, that is, preservers of the long tradition of choro — appeared at Faria’s house every week, and Jacó, with his baritone tone, always demanded complete silence for their rehearsals. Little Paulinho da Viola grew up listening to those wonderful sounds, a true part of history of Brazil, and these situations of identification formed his character for his whole life. Always a combative supporter of true, native samba and choro, he never gave up his ideals to meet commercial success. Unexpectedly, this formula of sincerity worked well, and even if he never had any problems selling out the entire printing of his records, he beat his own standard with 1996’s Bebadosamba, which brought him his first gold record, with 100,000 records sold; a great feat for completely anti-commercial, pure samba-of-the-hills music.

Facing the opposition of his father, who wanted him to follow a “serious profession,” young Paulinho da Viola learned by himself his dad’s instrument, the violão. He tells this story in his samba “Catorze Anos.” Later he would learn from Zé Maria, a renowned composer and friend of the family.

In 1959, he meet an important figure of Brazilian popular music, Chico Soares, nicknamed Canhoto da Paraíba. Canhoto, or “Left-Handed,” was an amazing violonista who played with the strings set as if for a right-handed player. He heavily influenced the young musician to deepen his apprenticeship, and Paulinho da Viola soon came up with a choro composition, which was unrecorded.

His first samba, from 1962, “Pode ser Ilusão,” unrecorded as well, came when he was already frequenting the samba school União de Jacarepaguá. This school is not as traditional as the one he would join later, Portela, as a composer, but it was convenient. It was located in the same neighborhood as his aunt’s home, where he’d spend his weekends; he’d be allowed to have more freedom regarding going out at night than he’d enjoy under his father’s hand.

Even then, he met important sambistas and composers there, like Catoni and Jorge Mexeu. They stimulated him to go further in his involvement with music, and in the next year, invited by his cousin Oscar Bigode, who was the drums director (diretor de bateria) for the Portela samba school, he changed for this one.

In the introductory performance, at the Nozinho’s bar, Paulinho met great names of samba: João da Gente, Jair do Cavaquinho, Zé Keti, Casquinha. He showed his samba “Recado,” for which he only had made the A part. Casquinha liked it, and made the bridge in the spot. In the same blow, Paulinho was accepted as composer of an important samba school, and had as partner a renowned creator.

In the meantime, he continued his studies in accounting and to work as a bank clerk. One day, he had to attend a client who was the poet Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, a person viscerally linked to popular music, gatherings (rodas) of choro and samba, etc. Paulinho had already met him in some of those rodas, and they became close friends, with Hermínio becoming a partner and passionate instigator of his career.

Still in 1963, Hermínio introduced Paulinho to Cartola, who would be the great influence in the earlier style of Paulinho’s career. At this point, the Zicartola (restaurant and showroom hosted by Cartola and run by his wife Zica) was at full steam, and Paulinho began to play there, either violão or cavaquinho, accompanying other singers and composers or himself, interpreting other people’s songs. Then, Zé Keti urged him to show his own compositions. So, from 1964 on, he would give his compositional work real impetus.

The next year came with two important marks on his career: the Rosa de Ouro musical, and the recording of the LP Roda de Samba. The show was directed by Hermínio Bello de Carvalho and presented in Rio, São Paulo, and Bahia. Singers Clementina de Jesus and Aracy Cortes were accompanied by the Cinco Crioulos: Élton Medeiros, Nélson Sargento, Anescarzinho, Jair do Cavaquinho, and Paulinho (who had just received his nickname “da Viola” from Zé Keti and journalist Sérgio Cabral). The LP, originally meant to be only a tape for suggestion of repertoire for singers, was received with interest by recording company Musidisc, which decided to record the album. It was done by the Cinco Crioulos group (with the exception of Nélson Sargento), which, reinforced by Zé Keti and Oscar Bigode, was renamed A Voz do Morro (The Hill’s Voice). Amongst the songs there were already three by Paulinho: “Coração Vulgar,” “Conversa de Malandro,” and “Jurar com Lágrimas.”

The experience was such a commercial success that Musidisc decided to make another LP in the same year of 1965, Roda de Samba II (this one with the same formation, and with the inclusion of Nélson Sargento). Paulinho was beginning to be considered a good singer, besides being a good composer. This record contains two of his sambas, “Recado” and “Responsabilidade.”

These two sincere records, oriented toward the registration of pure traditional samba music of the carioca hills, were considered the Best of Year by the critics. The whole printing of the two was quickly sold out, but Paulinho commented about having seen very little money.

This success put them on the map of the bigger recording companies, and RGE hired the Voz do Morro to another LP, recorded in 1966, where Paulinho sings his “Sinhá Não Disse,” a samba de partido alto.

In 1966, he won the Carioca Carnival contest for his school Portela, with his samba enredo “Memórias de um Sargento de Milícias.” In this same year, Paulinho recorded with Elton Medeiros the LP Na Madrugada, which included his sambas “Arvoredo,” “Catorze Anos,” “Momento de Fraqueza,” “Minhas Madrugadas,” (with Candeia), “Jurar com Lágrimas,” and “Rosa de Ouro” (with Elton and Hermínio de Carvalho), again through RGE. Again in 1966, he won the third place in the important II Festival of Brazilian Popular Music of Record TV, with “Canção Para Maria” (with Capinam), interpreted by Jair Rodrigues, and accompanied Clementina de Jesus at the Festival of Black Arts in Dakar, Senegal.

In the next year, Odeon issued Rosa de Ouro, Vol. II. In 1968, Paulinho achieved sixth place in the I Bienal do Samba with “Coisas do Mundo, Minha Nega,” interpreted by himself, which would be included on his first solo LP for Odeon, Paulinho da Viola. The FBPM of Record TV of that year brought him a situation with Portela. Hermínio had asked Paulinho to compose a song that he’d use in a musical, which was never released. The song, interpreted by Elza Soares, was called “Sei Lá, Mangueira,” with Mangueira being a rival school of Portela’s. Paulinho didn’t expect it to pass the competition, but it made it to the finals, and Paulinho had to produce a convincing explanation to the Portelenses.

Next year, at the V FBPM, he won the first place with his masterpiece “Sinal Fechado,” displaying a different profile as a composer. Here, the expansiveness and simplicity of the hills’ expression gives way to a reflexive, musically more elaborate feel.

1970 brought him a great happiness, with his long, hard-to-remember lyrics for “Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida” being sung by the masses at the Carnival. In that same year, Odeon issued a new LP with the same title of that song, and Paulinho produced for RGE the LP Portela, Passado de Glória, a compilation of the old masters of the school, with his father present on the violão. In 1971, Paulinho issued another LP on Odeon, paying homage to Nelson Cavaquinho through the samba “Sol e Pedra.” In 1972, he issued another LP for Odeon, A Dança da Solidão, and played at the R.F.A. and in Austria with Maria Betânia, Jorge Arena, Sebastião Tapajós, Terra Trio, and Pedro Sorongo.

In 1973, with Sérgio Cabral, Paulinho created the show Sarau, performed in the Teatro da Lagoa, Rio, where he reintroduced the choro group Época de Ouro to a new generation of middle-class people who had already forgotten the wonders of choro music, his old passion. Still in 1973, Odeon issues the LP Nervos de Aço, which had sad overtones reflecting his recent separation from his wife Isa Souza Dantas.

He would only record again in 1975, with Amor à Natureza (Odeon), after Dantas’ return. The next year, EMI issued his double album Memórias 1: Cantando and Memórias 2: Chorando. In 1977, Paulinho issued the LP Paulinho da Viola, and in the next year another LP under the same title. In 1979, EMI issues Zumbido, going back to compositions by traditional sambista Wilson Batista. WEA issued another LP under the title of Paulinho da Viola in 1981. In 1982, A Toda Hora Rola uma História appeared on EMI. For RCA, Paulinho recorded and issued Eu Canto Samba in 1989. Marisa Monte recorded his “Dança da Solidão” in 1994, in her CD Cor de Rosa e Carvão. In this same year, Paulinho opened the Heineken Concerts, at the showroom Plaza in São Paulo, joined by the Velha Guarda da Portela, Canhoto da Paraíba, and Gilberto Gil. Paulinho’s first LP, Roda de Samba, was reissued in 1995 on CD by Musidisc, while EMI reissued in CD Paulinho da Viola [1975], Memórias 1: Cantando, and Memórias 2: Chorando (1976), Nervos de Aço (1973), and Paulinho da Viola [1978]. He had 11 of his out-of-print LPs reissued by Odeon in 1996, the year which was marked by the major event which was motivated by the show at the beach of Copacabana, during the festivities of the ending year. The show gathered Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Milton Nascimento, and Paulinho complained afterward through the press that he received three times less than the other artists, with great repercussion.

Following eight years out of the studios, he issued, still in 1996, through BMG, the CD Bebadosamba, which sold 100,000 copies and motivated a show with the same name, acclaimed by the critics as one of the best of that year. In the same year, Paulinho issued the double CD Bebadachama, recorded live in a show at the Tom Brasil showroom, in São Paulo, together with his father. This show was awarded as Best of Year by APCA (São Paulo’s Association of Art Critics). RGE reissued on CD two of his first records in 1997, Na Madrugada and A Voz do Morro. After all this, there’s another important thing to say about Paulinho da Viola. He is an artisan, a cabinetmaker who had built all his home’s furniture, and makes presents of his works to close friends. This is a rich path to follow for those interested in understanding his music. This spirit of craftsmanship is embedded in his songs, built singularly to satisfy his loving search for detail and expression of his culture and origins.


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