Much of Almirante's work pre-dates baião, which was first recorded by Luiz Gonzaga in the early 1940s. However, there are elements in earlier recorded Brazilian music that surface in later recordings of forró, samba, bossa nova, Tropicalia and all other musical forms from Brazil. The grooves and melodic beauty are deeply embedded in the culture. Almirante is one of the great Brazilian singer, songwriters and interpreters from the early 20th century. Included here are two ace tracks from separate reissues.
Almirante - Foguinhos (Toada) from A Maior Patente do Rádio - Moto Discos (1986) Victor (1935)
|Almirante - A Maior Patente do Rádio - Moto Discos (1986) Victor (1935)|
|Almirante - Monumento Da MPB - Odeon 78rpm (1938) Fontana (1976)|