LUIZ BARBOSA (Macaé, July 7, 1910 - Rio de Janeiro, October 8, 1938)

            Born of a working family in Rádio, like his older brothers Barbosa Júnior (actor, comedian and singer), Paulo Barbosa (composer and pianist), the young Luiz dos Santos Barbosa could not tread another path that was not artistic, debuting as Singer in 1931 in the Splendid Program of Valdo de Abreu, in Radio Mayrink Veiga. In the same year, he recorded his initial 78 rpm (Odeon label), among them the sambas Recall É Viver (of his own) and Famine Não É Pagode (Getúlio Marinho).

In 1932, he was the interpreter of the first commercial jingle (created by composer Nássara), presented live on the premiere of the Casé Program of Philips Radio Brazil. His caressing style aroused his attention, with a new, syncopated swing, accompaniment drummed from his straw hat and introducing touches of humor in his presentations. As examples, it is worth mentioning recordings of 1933, such as: the samba autoral Sou Gambler (... I am of the game / because I am of the malandragem / the malandro when it plays / never takes disadvantage ...) in seal Odeon, and of Noel Rosa The sambas Contraste (Duo with Admiral), Be Brief (duo with João Petra de Barros), and also authorial What I Feel For You (... And of a woman like that (that's good) / I have need / Of me / (just me, just me) / with all sincerity / (hi woman, woman, woman), those in seal Victor.

In 1935, he participated in the film Alô Alô Carnaval, by Adhemar Gonzaga, the most famous Brazilian musical, where he played samba Seu Libório (João de Barro Alberto Ribeiro). In the following year, the classic No Tabuleiro da Baiana (Ary Barroso), along with Carmen Miranda (Odeon), and the label Victor: the marchinhas, both tempered by the delicious malice of the time, are worth mentioning. Oh Oh No! (Antônio Almeida, A. Godinho): ... you night and day / do not walk away from the gallery / and come home / you say you did it / oh oh no! ... and you think that I do not I saw (Roberto Martins, Hervê Cordovil): ... you change the night by the day / no one knows your home / you're a little in trouble / do not say anything else, do not say anything else ..., sambas Se Essa Rua Fosse My (Roberto Martins, Mário Lago), Who Never Meant Melado (partner with Jorge Murad), Drink Woman Orgia (Luis Pimentel, Anis Murad, Manoel Rabaça).

In 1937, the band "Eu Peço e Você não Dá" (Antônio Almeida, Nássara) and notable sambas like Lalá e Lelé (Jaime Brito, Manezinho Araújo), Risoleta (Raul Marques, Moacir Bernardino), Perdi A Confiança (Ataulfo Alves, Rubens Soares), Já Paguei Os Meus Pecados (Germano Augusto, Leonel Azevedo). A well-known Bohemian, Noel Rosa's companion, Antonio Nássara, among others, a resident of Vila Isabel, died prematurely of tuberculosis, and gave street name to the famous neighborhood of so many wobbles. A refined singer, suddenly in the bossa and in the breech, he made his hat a percussive accompaniment, placing him between the tambourine and the tambourine, left followers like the doubles Joel and Gaucho, Ciro Monteiro and Dilermando Pinheiro, all already immortalized in history of our popular music.


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