Moreira da Silva

Moreira Da Silva

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Moreira Da Silva is a fundamental Brazilian composer/interpreter. A Carioca, he brought to a major audience the genuine hill culture, with its malandragem (Carioca smartness) and its samba. Moreira Da Silva has a major achievement: He was the inventor of the samba de breque. Usually, the samba had, as other music, short breaks, which add to the rhythmic excitement of the piece. For the first time, in the recording of "Jogo Proibido" (included here), Da Silva began to improvise in speech between the verses of the song. As it was well accepted, he began to extend more and more the improvisations, until inserting some 30 seconds of humorous speech (and even dialogues) in the breaks, becoming famous at that. Along with that, he was a genuine malandro do morro (malandro from the hills), and his interpretations had the deepest Carioca spirit. Born in 1902 and deceased in June, 2000, singing until the very end, this compilation has some of the most expressive moments of his long and fertile career: "Arrasta A Sandália," with which he knew his enormous success in the Carnival of 1933, the winner of the first Carnival contest "É batucada" (in the same year), two songs recorded with the fundamental Garoto and his regional ("Nega Zura" and "Cassino"), and "Implorar," the megahit from 1935 (backed by Pixinguinha's orchestra). The inlay brings a short biographic introduction and all lyrics.

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