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Quatro Ases e Um Coringa

With Os Cariocas and Anjos do Inferno, the Quatro Ases e Um Coringa was the most successful vocal band of its time, basically having a repertory of marchinhas de Carnaval. The group also performed in the effective movies Aviso Aos Navegantes (Watson Macedo, 1950) and Tudo Azul (Moacir Fenelon, 1952). The three brothers Evenor Pontes de Medeiros (acoustic guitar), José Pontes de Medeiros (acoustic guitar/vocals), and Permínio Pontes de Medeiros (business lead vocals/harmonica) and their friend André Batista Vieira (pandeiro/vocals) opened up as Bando Cearense in 1940 in the Ceará Rádio Clube. Using the 5th member (Pijuca, acoustic guitar/vocals), they visited Rio de Janeiro within the next yr as Quatro Ases e Um Melé (Four Aces and a Joker, the joker becoming Batista Vieira). In 1941, they debuted for the Rádio Mayrink Veiga as amateurs. Their professional debut will be on Rádio Tupi the same calendar year, when they documented their first record associated Dircinha Batista on “Ela Disse Que Dá” (Assis Valente) and “Costela de Cera” (Linda Batista). They documented their first record as soloists the same calendar year, with “Operating-system Dois Errados” (Estanislau Silva/Álvaro Alves/Nelson Trigueiro) and “Dora, Meu Amor” (Constantino Silva/André Vieira). Employed with the Cassino Copacabana, they proved helpful there until 1946 when the casinos had been shut by presidential decree. In 1952, Vieira still left the group, which performed being a quartet for some time and then attempted three different vocalists, the final getting Miltinho. Their biggest strikes, all documented from 1942 to 1952, had been “Viva Quem Tem Bigode” (Davi Nasser/Rubem Soares), “European union Vi Um Leão” (Lauro Maia), “No Ceará é Assim” (Carlos Barroso), “Trem de Ferro” (Lauro Maia), “Terra Seca” (Ary Barroso), “European union Vou Até de Manhã” (Maia), “Baião” (Luíz Gonzaga/Humberto Teixeira), “Chega, Chega, Chegadinho” (Maia), “Onde Estão operating-system Tamborins” (Pedro Caetano), “O Periquito de Madame” (Nestor de Holanda/Carvalhinho/Afonso Teixeira), “Sá Mariquinha” (Luís Assunção/Evenor Pontes), “É Com Esse Que European union Vou” (Pedro Caetano), “Cigana Feiticeira” (Benedicto Lacerda/Haroldo Lobo), “Seridó” (Gonzaga/Teixeira), “Cabelos Brancos” (Herivelto Martins/Marino Pinto), “Mangaratiba” (Teixeira/Gonzaga), “Derramaro o Gai” (Zé Dantas/Gonzaga), “Baião de Dois” (Teixeira/Gonzaga), “Marcha perform Caracol” (Peterpan/Afonso Teixeira), “Apanhador de Papel,” and “Pescador” (Haroldo Lobo/Milton de Oliveira).

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