In 1949, Luís Cláudio was hired by Rádio Inconfidência (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais) to record in 1952 his "A Rua Onde Ela Mora" (written with his brother Antônio Maurício de Castro). In 1955, hired by Rádio Mayrink, he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where in the same year he recorded his "Blim Blem Blam" (with Nazareno de Brito), which was a success, yielding the Gold Record prize granted by the O Globo newspaper. During his career, Cláudio had several hits, such as "Joga a Rede no Mar" (with Nazareno de Brito), "Só Deus" (Evaldo Gouveia/Jair Amorim), "Rancho das Flores" (lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes for the cantata "Jesus Alegria dos Homens" by Johann Sebastian Bach). As a composer, he had songs recorded by Tito Madi, Marisa Gata Mansa, Dick Farney, Elizeth Cardoso, and Nara Leão, among others. In 1973, he performed in Europe, and in 1980 he went to the U.S. at the invitation of the Brazilian American Cultural Institute to perform at 15 universities.
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