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Paulinho Tapajós

Paulinho Tapajós (the author of “Andança,” with Edmundo Souto and Danilo Caymmi in 1968, a tune that had a lot more than 150 recordings across the world), “Cantiga por Luciana,” “Zero Tempo dos Quintais,” and of other hits and classics, had a dynamic involvement in the historic celebrations from the ’60s and in addition in other celebrations overseas. In 1967, he was a finalist from the II Celebration Internacional da Canção (International Tune Celebration, FIC) with “Saudade Demais” (with Arthur Verocai), interpreted by O Quarteto. Another year, on the local Celebration Universitário de Música Popular Brasileira de Porto Alegre (Rio Grande perform Sul), he earned second place with “Canto Pra Dizer-te Adeus” (with Souto/Danilo Caymmi), interpreted by Iracema Werneck, and was a finalist with “Companheiro” (with Beth Campbell Machado), interpreted by Werneck; “Minha Chegada” (with Verocai), by Eduardo Conde; “Lá Vem Ela” (with Verocai), by Beth Carvalho and Conde; and “Tá na Hora” (with Verocai), by Carvalho. Also in 1968, he earned third put in place the nationwide stage from the III Celebration Internacional da Canção (FIC) with “Andança,” interpreted by Carvalho as well as the Golden Guys, and was a finalist with “Guerra de um Poeta” (with Carvalho) with Sônia Lemos’ rendition. Also in 1968, he was a finalist in the I Celebration Universitário de Música Popular Brasileira (College or university Celebration of Brazilian Popular Music of Television Tupi) with “Frevo da Saudade” (with Fred Falcão), interpreted by Claudette Soares, and a finalist in the II Event Fluminense da Canção Popular (Event of Popular Track from the Rio de Janeiro Condition) with “Abre a Roda” (with Souto) by O Grupo, and “Rosa Menina” (with Verocai) by 004. In 1969, he received both the nationwide and international phases from the IV Event Internacional da Canção (FIC) with “Cantiga por Luciana” (with Souto), by Evinha (that he received the Galo de Ouro honor); in the same event, he won 5th put on the nationwide stage with “Minha Marisa” (with Falcão) from the Golden Kids, and seventh host to the same stage with “A Velha Porta” (with Souto/Carvalho), interpreted by Carvalho so that as Gatas (who have been awarded as Greatest Interpreters). Also in 1969, he gained sixth place on the II Tune Olympiad of Athens, Greece, with “Rumo Sul” (with Souto) by Carvalho and, on the II Celebration Universitário da Música Brasileira of Television Tupi, he was a finalist with “Em Qual Estrada” (with Fred Falcão) interpreted by Maysa, “O Cosmonauta Que Virou Luar” (with Souto) with the Golden Guys and the children, and “A Menina e a Fonte” (with Verocai/Arnoldo Medeiros) with the Golden Guys. In 1970, on the International Celebration of Viña del Mar (Chile), he gained 4th place with “Avenida Atlântica” (with Falcão) with the Golden Guys; on the V Celebration Internacional da Canção (FIC), he was a finalist in the São Paulo stage with “Vivências” (with Chico Lessa/Souto) by O Terço, a finalist in the nationwide stage with “Minha História” (with Ivan Lins/Verocai) interpreted by Fototi, and “Tema perform Caminhante” (with Renato Corrêa) by Trio Esperança. Also in 1970, he was a finalist in the International Tune Celebration of Caracas (Venezuela) with “A Menina e a Fonte” (with Verocai/Arnoldo Medeiros) interpreted by Eliana Pittman (who was simply awarded as the very best Interpreter). Kid of composer Paulo Tapajós and sibling of composer Maurício Tapajós and vocalist Dorinha Tapajós, Paulinho Tapajós were only available in music in his youth as a result of his dad, frequenting the Rádio Nacional, the best radio station that his dad was the A&R movie director. In early stages, he became acquainted with great performers such as for example Marlene, Emilinha Borba, and Radamés Gnattali and later on, he took traditional acoustic guitar lessons with Léo Soares and Verocai, his 1st partner. His professional debut was in the Música Nossa task in the Santa Rosa theatre (Rio) in the past due ’60s. In 1968, he previously a music of his, “Madrugada” (with Verocai) documented for the very first time by Magda for the LP Música Nossa. In 1969 and 1970, he is at A&R as well as the maker from the label Forma (Philips), from Polygram, starting performers like Ivan Lins, O Terço, Luchinha Lins, Gonzaguinha, and Fagner, amongst others. In the 1970s, Tapajós participated in the soundtracks of many soap operas, such as for example Irmãoperating-system Coragem (“Irmãoperating-system Coragem”), A Próxima Atração (“Tema de Regina” with Souto) and “Quem Vem de Lá” (with Verocai), Assim na Terra como no Céu (“Assim na Terra como no Céu” (with Nonato Buzar/Roberto Menescal), “Mon Ami (Fatos e Fotos)” (with José Roberto Bertrami), “Tema de Suzy” (with Roberto Menescal), and “Amiga” (with Menescal)), among many others. Like a manufacturer, he was in charge of albums by Gonzaguinha, Fagner(Manera Fru Fru Manera), O Terço (O Terço), Ivan Lins (Agora and Deixa o Trem Seguir), Antônio Adolfo (Antônio Adolfo), Trio Mocotó (Muita Zorra), Toquinho & Vinicius (Vinicius e Toquinho, Toquinho e Vinicius), Nara Leão (Meu Primeiro Amor), Carlos Lyra (European union e Elas), Jorge Ben Jor (Negro é Lindo, Ben, A Tábua de Esmeraldas, 10 Anos Depois, and Solta o Pavão), Gilberto Gil/Jorge Ben Jor (Gil & Jorge), Altamiro Carrilho (Antologia perform Chorinho), Quinteto Violado (Antologia perform Baião, Folguedo), Quarteto em Cy (Antologia perform Samba-Canção Vols. 1 and 2, Quatro Sucessos em Cy), and MPB-4 (Sucessos Vol. 4, 10 Anos Depois, and Palhaçoperating-system e Reis). In 1972, he began his profession as an interpreter, documenting with Dorinha Tapajós the dual one Paulinho e Dorinha and 2 yrs later, his initial specific LP, Paulinho Tapajós. Being a freelance manufacturer, he was in charge of information by Sivuca (Vou Vida Afora and Cabelo de Milho), Operating-system Carioquinhas (Operating-system Carioquinhas no Choro), Nelson Gonçalves (Cante Comigo), Alcione (Tempo de Guarnicê), and Jorge Ben Jor (A Banda perform Zé Pretinho). In 1984, the samba college Unidos perform Cabuçu gained the annual Carnaval competition along with his samba-enredo “Beth Carvalho, a Enamorada perform Samba” (with Souto/Iba Nunes/Luís Carlos da Vila). In 1984, Tapajós composed the soundtrack for the children’s musical Astrofolias (with Antônio Adolfo/Xico Chaves). He also experienced many tunes included on the soundtracks from the movies André, a Cara e a Coragem, Se Segura, Malandro, Operating-system Vagabundos Trapalhõsera, and many others.

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