As far as I am aware, Carmen Miranda never recorded any baião music . Miranda's recording career started in 1930. She was in the United States by 1939. It is possible that she was only vaguely aware of Luiz Gonzaga, who debuted on disc in 1941. Choro and Toada come from the 1800s and were recorded throughout the 20th Century. Toada songs appeared on albums recorded by baião and forró artists up until the 1960s. Choro and forró have never appeared together on an album by a single artist that I have found (Update: Austin'sVinyl noted several LPs available for download on forroemvinil contain both forró and choro tunes. Thanks for the the info!). Choro, meaning lament, is often played instrumentally. Some vocal choro tunes are stunning with vocals, like Polichinelo, by Carmen Miranda. I have never seen the original 78 rpm for sale.
Carmen Miranda - Polichinelo (Choro) from Odeon 78 rpm (1936)
|Carmen Miranda - Polichinelo (Choro) from Odeon 78 rpm (1936)|