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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Carmelia Alves - Eh! Boi from Baião Com - Continental 1955

Carmelia Alves - Eh! Boi from Baião Com - Continental 1955

The ladies of forró, part 1 of 4. Carmelia Alves was one of the earliest stars of the genre that would later be known as forró. The 50s were formative years with no definitive musical genre boundaries. Carmelia's baião style was more similar to Luiz Gonzaga's than the lively coco / forró sounds that Jackson do Pandeiro or Ary Lobo would popularize on their own 10" albums and 78s released around the same time. Eh! Boi was recorded several times in her career, but this version is my favorite thanks to the lively orchestral arrangement and her playful Carmen Miranda-esque vocals.

Carmelia Alves - Eh! Boi from Baião Com - Continental 1955

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Carmelia Alves

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