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Janet DeAlmeida

Janet de Almeida may be the inventor of two essential bits of the repertory of João Gilberto, “Pra Que Discutir Com Madame?” (with Haroldo Barbosa, also documented in 1956 by Walter Damasceno) and “European union Quero um Samba” (with Haroldo Barbosa, also documented in 1962 by Risadinha). Sibling of vocalist/songwriter Joel de Almeida, Janet de Almeida documented his first recording in 1945, along with his “Pra Que Discutir Com Madame?” and “Por Essa Vez Passa.” Also from your same 12 months are his recordings of “Vai À Sua Vida” (Carvalhinho/Romeu Gentil) and “Deus Me Dê Saúde.” The marcha “Iaiá Não Vai” (João de Barro/Dunga/Mário Rossi) as well as the batucada “Quem Sabe De Minha Vida” (Dunga) had been documented by Almeida in 1946.

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