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Aurora Miranda

Carmen Miranda’s sister Aurora was created in Brazil (Carmen was created in Portugal) and, apart from Carmen, was the singer who recorded one of the most in Brazil in the ’30s, producing 81 albums and 161 music. When Carmen had been a documenting and radio musician, Aurora, at age group 13, was entrusted by her dad with the objective of associated Carmen in her several commitments. It had been in that capability that Aurora was initially noticed by the person who acquired uncovered Carmen, Josué de Barros. Conquering her intense shyness, Miranda sang and delighted the violonista (acoustic guitarist) and composer. She after that began to show up on The Programa Casé, becoming invited shortly later on by Odeon to record. Her starting as a documenting artist is at a duo with Francisco Alves in 1933, with an recording including Assis Valente’s marcha “Cai, Cai, Balão,” and Floriano Ribeiro de Pinho’s samba “Toque de Amor.” The recording sold therefore well that Aurora authorized with Odeon as a special artist. Her pursuing hits had been the foxtrot “Você Só…Mente” (Noel Rosa/Hélio Rosa, again inside a duet with Francisco Alves), the sambas “Fala R.S.C.” (José Evangelista) and “Alguém Me Ama” (Benedito Lacerda), as well as the marcha “Se a Lua Contasse” (Custódio Mesquita). Aurora started to sing inside a duo with Carmen, carrying out in 1934 in the Rádio Record as well as the Teatro Santana in São Paulo SP with Carmen, João Petra de Barros, Jorge Murad, and Custódio Mesquita. That same yr, she got the strikes “Sem Você” (a samba by Sílvio Caldas/Orestes Barbosa), the samba-canção “Moreno Cor de Bronze” (Custódio Mesquita), and her biggest one, the marcha “Cidade Maravilhosa” (André Filho), a tribute to the town of Rio de Janeiro. The documenting, a duo with the writer, won second put in place 1935’s standard carnival competition. In 1960, the music became the state anthem from the then-Guanabara condition. In 1935, Aurora also participated in the movies Alô, Alô, Brasil, and Estudantes, documenting for the second option the marcha junina “Onde Está o Carneirinho” (Custódio Mesquita). She also documented “Nego, Neguinho” (Custódio Mesquita/Luís Peixoto) as well as the samba-choro “Fiz Castelos de Amores” (Gadé/Valfrido Silva). Through the following yr, she worked well in the film Alô, Alô, Carnaval (where she sang “Cantoras perform Rádio” with her sister Carmen), and soloed for the samba “Molha o Pano” (Obtainúlio Marinho/A. Vasconcelos). She also got a hit using the samba “Bibelô” (André Filho) and documented her only recording with Carmen, including “Cantores de Rádio” as well as the samba “Rancor” (Augusto Rocha/Paulo de Frontin Wernek). In 1937, she experienced success using the marcha “Trenzinho perform Amor” (João de Barro/Alberto Ribeiro) as well as the samba “Deixa a Baiana Sambar” (Portelo Juno/Waldemar Pujol), touring Argentina and Uruguay with Carmen and Bando da Lua. In 1938, she experienced other hits using the sambas “Vem Pro Barracão” (Nelson Petersen/Oliveira Freitas) and “Vai Acabar” (Nelson Petersen) as well as the marcha “Dia Sim, Dia Não” (Alberto Ribeiro). In 1939, she worked well once again with Carmen in the film Banana da Terra (Sonofilms), which offered the effective marchinha “Menina perform Regimento” (João de Barro/Alberto Ribeiro), currently documented for RCA Victor. She also experienced hits using the samba-canção “Roubaram Meu Mulato” (Claudionor Cruz), the samba-choro “Teus Olhos” (Roberto Martins/Ataulfo Alves), as well as the samba “Acarajé…ô” (Ademar Santana/Leo Cardoso), in duet with Carlos Galhardo. In 1940, she documented the samba “Paulo, Paulo” (Gadé, in duo with Grande Otelo) as well as the maxixe “Petisco Perform Baile” (Ciro de Souza/Garcez). Marrying in 1940, Miranda visited the U.S. with her spouse; Carmen, asked by Lee Schubert, have been there because the earlier 12 months with Bando da Lua. She was after that employed for two-and-a-half years from the Walt Disney studios, showing up in the film Você Já Foi ? Bahia? (1944); she dubbed movies, and proved helpful in little parts in Warner Bros., Paramount, and Republic movies. She documented six albums for Decca for the reason that period. She made an appearance on radio as well as Rudy Vallée and Orson Welles, also executing on the Roxy Movie theater and Copacabana nightclubs in NY. In 1952, she came back to Brazil with her hubby as well as the couple’s boy and girl (both delivered in the U.S.), and she documented “Risque” (Ary Barroso) for Continental and in addition made an appearance in radio displays. In 1956, she documented a 10″ record through Sinter, and two albums for Odeon. Through the same season she made an appearance in displays on São Paulo’s Television route Canal 5. In 1962, she came back towards the creative scene, performing in the Cássio Muniz Present. In 1990, she made an appearance in Cacá Diegues’ film Dias Melhores Virão, performing the old strike “Você Só…Mente.” In 1994 she re-recorded the samba “Quando European union Penso Na Bahia” (Ary Barroso/Luís Peixoto) with Sílvio Caldas for the Compact disc Ary Barroso Songbook. In 1995, she participated inside a tribute to Carmen Miranda at Lincoln Middle in NY.

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