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Jamelao - A Voz Do Samba - Volume 1


14 May 2012
1 CD

A true Brazilian music giant, Jamelao stands tall in the evolution of samba.  Rio-based, his career spans across seven decades during which he was a fixture of the annual carnival parade.  Introduced by a nightclub owner in the 1940s' as 'Jamelao' (a sweet-tasting fruit with a dark skin), the name stuck, and in 1947 he was appointed the primary singer of the Rio's premier samba school of Mangueira.  He recorded two dozen-LPs and many samba classics.  When he died aged 95, in 2008, Rio's governor declared three days of mourning.