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Albertinho Fortuna

An effective radio designer and a former person in the Trio de Ouro, Albertinho Fortuna recorded his first album in 1944, “Ai, Que Saudade da Amélia” (Ataulfo Alves/Mário Lago), but his first hit was his second album another yr, “Meu Coração Te Fala” (Pedro Raimundo). In the Carnaval of 1947 he previously an even larger success using the “Marcha dos Gafanhotos” (Eratóstenes Frazão/Roberto Martins), but he became known specifically for his recordings of Brazilian passionate songs and variations for Argentinean tangos, like “Mano a Mano” (Carlos Gardel/J. Razzano/E. Flores, edition by Giuseppe Ghiarone), in 1952. At eight, asked by a pal of his family members, Fortuna debuted in the Rádio Mayrink Veiga. Appreciated from the viewers, he returned many times to the display, already like a paid designer. On a single radio he earned a children’s competition, while Lurdinha Bittencourt (afterwards a member from the Trio de Ouro) was the champion in the female category. In 1936, who owns the Rádio Sociedade Fluminense in Niterói (Rio de Janeiro), Gomes Filho, who was simply also the movie director of the institution frequented by Fortuna, asked him to execute there, as he was the other from the pioneers of the air place. That same calendar year he came back to Rádio Mayrink Veiga, where he utilized to sing in duet with Carmen Miranda. Having remained from the business for just two years, over voice transformation, he came back afterward to Rádio Tupi, switching to Rádio Educadora perform Brasil, and being hired with the most esteemed Rádio Nacional, where he proved helpful for quite some time, achieving nationwide achievement. It was on the Nacional that he was asked to create the Trio Melodia (with Nuno Roland and Paulo Tapajós) for this program Um Milhão de Melodias.

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