Elza Laranjeira

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Her biggest hit was the samba-canção "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar" (Tom Jobim/Vinícius de Moraes), in 1959. She contributed to confirm the nascent popularity of the duo with an LP dedicated to their compositions…
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Her biggest hit was the samba-canção "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar" (Tom Jobim/Vinícius de Moraes), in 1959. She contributed to confirm the nascent popularity of the duo with an LP dedicated to their compositions with several songs recorded for the first time, A Música de Jobim e Vinicius. At ten she was already performing at the Rádio Clube de Bauru. A professor by profession, she continued to perform in radio after moving to São Paulo, when she had a break at the Rádio Cruzeiro do Sul, replacing Leny Eversong. She also worked as a crooner in nightclubs like the Oasis. She worked many years at the Rádio and TV Record (São Paulo). She had several hits in her discography, like "A Noite Do Meu Bem" (Dolores Durán) and also toured several Latin American countries with success. In 1951, she was awarded with the Prêmio Roquette Pinto as best singer. In Rio, she was hired by Rádio Nacional. Her career was interrupted in the '70s after the demise of her husband Agostinho dos Santos. She returned to her artistic activities singing in a São Paulo nightclub in 1975.