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Raul Marques

Raul Marques was a sambista in the ’30s and ’40s, having written several sambas which would remain uncredited seeing that his creations, seeing that he used to market them for peanuts because of poverty. A few of his regular customers had been Miguel Baúza and César Brasil, but Carlos Galhardo was also included as somebody for “Baiana Me Dá.” Marques became known as a bamba (samba expert) in a number of different samba universities like the types in Saúde, Gamboa, Leopoldina, and Morro da Serrinha. Among his compositions, “Risoleta” (with Moacir Bernardino) deserves point out, having 1st been documented in 1937 by Luís Barbosa and by numerous others after that. Additional essential compositions of his are “Reconciliação” (with Agenor Moreira/José Rosas) and “Retrato perform Cabral” (with Monsueto). In the ’40s, Marques was an associate of Operating-system Ritmistas. Like a vocalist, he created the duo Operating-system Poetas da Voz with Henrique de Almeida and in 1975 worked well like a crooner for the Esplanada nightclub (in São Paulo, SP). Composing sambas at an extremely early age, he started to possess success along with his tunes after he became a member of a samba group in a nearby where he resided, Unidos da Saúde. His 1st tune to be well-known was “O Amor que Não Morreu” (with Cartola), documented by Arnaldo Amaral in 1934. After 2 yrs, he started to participate in additional organizations: Vizinha Faladeira, União Pubão da Gamboa (around 3 years), Recreio de Ramos (around 3 years), and Prazer da Serrinha (2 yrs). In every of these he performed all percussion tools. Very in early stages he became a specialist session musician, utilized by Buci Moreira and having documented for such performers as Noel Rosa, Simon Boutman, and Carmen Miranda. His initial hit being a composer was “European union e Você” (with Ernâni Silva, 1937), documented by Castro Barbosa. Marques also proved helpful in the movie theater, in movies by Ademar Gonzaga for Cinédia, having also made an appearance in Jangada, the unfinished film by Oscar Welles in Brazil.

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