Dalva de Oliveira

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Double CD compilation (28 songs) of some hits by Dalva de Oliveira, important singer from the old radio days, recorded through Odeon (today, EMI). Comprises the period 1947-1971. Professional singer since 1933, when began to work at Rádio Mineira, her first hits were from 1937 ("Itaguari" and "Ceci e Peri," recorded for Victor, not included). "Brasil" and "Valsa da despedida" (recorded for Columbia, also not covered) followed, in the next year. "Praça Onze," recorded for Columbia in 1942, also wasn't included. "Ave Maria no morro" (originally recorded in 1943 for Odeon) is one of her hits presented here, in a re-recording of 1960. "Segredo," from 1947, is also covered. "Tudo acabado" (1950, which was the first account for her separation from the husband and musical partner Herivelto Martins, author of several songs interpreted by her with success, and which would generate a musical dispute between both of them which would last for years), "Olhos verdes," "Ave Maria," "Kalu," "Bandeira branca," were all included. Given the lack of reprints for her catalogue, this can be a good choice, but A rainha da voz (EMI), a compilation of 80 of her songs, are a better option for a deeper approach to this important and expressive singer.

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