Tuesday, 9 August 2022

TV Paulista, channel 5


Agostinho dos Santos sings at TV Paulista, Channel 5, in the late 1950s.
TV Paulista's antenna on top of a building on Avenida Rebouças, 58, next to Avenida Paulista. Published in April 1952, by magazine Monitor de Radio e TV.
Carmen Veronica played the major role at 'Miss Campeonato' at TV Paulista. Gazeta Esportiva, 8 November 1957

Classical-trained ballet-dancer Maria Pia Finocchio worked as a dancer & choreographer at most musical-shows at TV Paulista. 'Gazeta Esportiva', 23rd September 1958
'Gazeta Esportiva' - 7 February 1958
'Revista do Rádio' (1960), praises the 'Hit Parade' production but at the same time criticizes it for negleting some fine tuning. 
Portuguese singer Ester de Abreu was fairly popular in Brazil in the 1950s. She had recitals at TV Paulista on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This showed how popular Portuguese music was to Brazilians and Portuguese people alike. This clip was taken from 'Correio Paulistano' in 1956
Addresses of São Paulo radio & TV stations as of 1952.  

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Roberto Vidal

Roberto Vidal (real name Sidney Grigoletto) at Revista do Radio

Carlus Maximus is delighted to meet Roberto Vidal in person at Ipiranga's Municipal Library on 3rd October 1918

Carlus Maximus, blogger in his various incarnations

Carlus Maximus in his original guise...
Maximus before the flood... 
Carlus Maximus during his bolero phase... 
Maximus paying homage to 1950s legendary singer Roberto Vidal.
Where is Carlus Maximus?
Carlus Maximus, blogger Diego Nunes & sounds-man Mr. Marmo.
Carlus Maximus as part of Turma do Pateo band in early 2009. 
Maximus at the entrance of São Paulo Main Post Office bld.
Carlus Maximus in Rio Pequeno. 
Maximus at Largo da Batata in Pinheiros... 
Carlus in Rio de Janeiro on 1st March 2016.
at Rio Pequeno on 11 March 2012.
in 2018... at the Baixo Augusta...
Waiting for Godot at the Main Post Office... 
a better shot of Maximus... 
Maximus trying to come alive... 
Maximus' neighbours at their lounge... done by Jaime da Silva, 1985. 

Friday, 31 July 2020

Nancy dos Santos (1953-2020)

Revista 'Amiga' (May 1973) tells about Agostinho dos Santos untimely death in an airplane crash in Paris. 

Nancy dos Santos was the oldest child of Agostinho dos Santos (born on 25 April 1932, in São Paulo; died on 12 July 1973, in Paris, France).

Nancy Palleta dos Santos was born on 29 October 1953, in São Bernardo do Campo-SP and died on  7 July 2020.

Nancy dedicated her whole life to preserve the memory of her father who tragically died in that air-plane crash when he was arriving in Paris in the Summer of 1973.

Nancy put up Ferradura Bar, in São Bernardo do Campo within São Paulo's metropolitan area circa 1980. It soon became a magnet for all sorts of musicians around the Grande ABC (Santo André, São Bernardo & São Caetano).

Every Tuesdays & Fridays, choro-players, sambistas, poets, writers, journalists and all who love Brazilian Popular Music would congregate at Ferradura Bar at Rua Gieg, 15, Vila Tupi to have a good time.

Mimi Boêmio and Joca-7-Strings (Joca-7-Cordas) started the whole business of playing live at Ferradura's. Joca's real name is Dioracy Antônio Reis Moura, was born on 10 April 1939, in S.Paulo and died on 18 November 2009, in Santo André-SP. His son, Carlos Moura took after him and is a very good 7-string-guitar player.
Agostinho talks with Nelson Gonçalves a few weeks before flying to Paris.
Nancy dos Santos at Ferradura's Bar where she assembled her Father's collection of records & mementos for all to see.
Nancy dos Santos had an eerie resemblance with her Father Agostinho

Monday, 27 July 2020

1950s 'Vamos Cantar' lyrics magazine

 April 1952 - uncharacteristically 'Vamos Cantar' sports a drawing on its cover; Gregório Barrios
April 1952 - Nelson Gonçalves, Ernani Filho; Carmélia Alves, Luiz Gonzaga (Januário criou fama).
April 1952 - Francisco Alves in his last Carnaval (he would die in a car crash on 27 September 1952); Hebe Camargo in her first Carnaval (Sem tambor e sem corneta); Carlos Gardel, who had died on 24 June 1935.
April 1952 - Dick Farney; Carlos Galhardo (Se ela perguntar) & Bill Farr (Abraça-me)
April 1952 - Dalva de Oliveira still riding the crest of the wave that had made her the most popular female singer in the country since 1949.  
August 1952 - Marlene on the cover; Albertinho Fortuna & Jorge Goulart (Jezebel) on the back-cover.
August 1952 - Emilinha Borba, Luiz Gonzaga, Carmélia Alves & Olivinha Camargo (Coimbra).
December 1952 - Linda Baptista, Emilinha Borba; Joel & Gaúcho & Doris Monteiro with Mother.
August 1953 - Jorge Veiga, Milóca, Eva Garza & Gregório Barrios; Orlando Silva & Isaurinha Garcia.
August 1953 - Nora Ney (Bar da noite), 4 Azes & 1 Coringa; Doris Monteiro & Ivon Cury.
November 1953 - Marlene on the cover; Ivon Cury (Tristeza) & Vera Lúcia (Tão só) on the back-cover.
November 1953 - Trio de Ouro with Raul Sampaio, Lurdinha Bittencourt & Herivelto Martins; Orlando Correia (Sistema nervoso); El Cubanito (Golpecito) & Neuza Maria (Quisera).
November 1953 - 'Sistema nervoso', 'Cao, cao, mani picao', 'Risque', 'Lua nova' (Luna rossa)...
September 1954 - Nelson Gonçalves & Gregório Barrios; Lucio Alves (Valsa de uma cidade) & Dolores Duran (A canção da volta). 
September 1954 - Carmen Costa (Quase) & Bill Farr (Relógio sincopado/The syncopated clock).
September 1954 - Carlos Augusto (Cavaleiro errante), Carlos Galhardo with 'Pretenda', a wrong translation of 'Pretend'.
March 1955 - Nelson Gonçalves, Isaura Garcia, Milóca & Gregório Barrios; Dolores Duran (Carioca 1954). 
April 1955 - Angela Maria on the Easter issue of 'Vamos Cantar'. 
April 1956 - Emilinha Borba with a stuffed Bunny celebrate Easter; Cauby Peixoto (Mambo do galinho) just before his manager Di Veras ordered him to have all his teeth removed and wear false teeth; Ivon Cury (Comida de pensão).
April 1956 - Black-Out (A vez do bôbo), Zezé Gonzaga (Amando em Paris).