Romeu Gentil was the author of many strikes in the styles melody and Carnival samba. He begun to play violão (classical guitar) at 16. At 18, he devoted himself solely to music, facing craving for food and various other hardships. In 1938, Arnaldo Amaral documented his “Estou Sentido Com Você” (created as well as Príncipe Pretinho). From then on, emerged “Que Calor” (with Raul Marques), documented by Patrício Teixeira in 1940; “Dinheiro Não Cai Perform Céu,” documented by Haydée Marcondes in 1941; “Period Ela” (with Joel), documented by Joel, in 1942; and “European union Sou Exu,” documented by Dalva de Oliveira in 1954. He started a prolific association with Paquito in 1948, which created many Carnival strikes like “Jacarepaguá” (with Marino Pinto, 1949); “Daqui Não Saio,” 1950; “Tomara Que Chova,” 1951 (all documented by Vocalistas Tropicais); “Period de Madrugada,” documented by Costs Farr in 1952; “A Marcha perform Conselho,” by Roberto Paiva in 1954; “O Boi da Cara Preta,” by Jackson perform Pandeiro, 1956; “A Água Lava Tudo,” by Emilinha Borba, 1957; “Bobeei,” with the Trio de Ouro, and “Madalena Vai Casar,” by Joel, in 1961; “Roubaram a Mulher perform Rei,” in 1963; as well as the big strike of 1964, “Bigorrilho” (with Sebastião Gomes), documented by Jorge Veiga. Being a vocalist, Romeu Gentil proved helpful in Rádio Mayrink Veiga (from 1940), Rádio Guanabara (1942), and documented an record for Mocambo.