João Bosco

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João Bosco
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João Bosco performing in Milan, 1996
Background information
Birth name João Bosco de Freitas Mucci
Born (1946-07-13) July 13, 1946 (age 67)
Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais
Genres bossa nova, MPB, samba
Website www.joaobosco.com.br
Notable instruments
guitar, voice

João Bosco de Freitas Mucci, better known as João Bosco (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒoãw ˈbosku]) is a noted Brazilian singer-songwriter[1][2] with a distinctive style as a guitarist. In the 1970s he established his reputation in música popular Brasileira (Portuguese: "Brazilian pop music") alongside collaborator lyricist Aldir Blanc.

Born on July 13, 1946, in Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais, João Bosco's profession was engineering when he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where his songs were also recorded by Elis Regina and were a success. He soon became admired as a versatile vocalist and a dynamic performer. João Bosco has been noted for "his singular fusion of Arab culture, Afro-American music and Brazilian styles bossa nova," influenced by American jazz.[citation needed] In the introduction to his three-volume Songbook, Almir Chediak observes, "Brilliant composer João Bosco's melodic and harmonic constructions are among the most auspicious in Brazilian music." [3] Chapter Five of Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song MPB 1965-1985 by Charles A. Perrone (U Texas P 1989) is dedicated to the work of Bosco and Blanc.

Notable compositions[edit]

  • O Bêbado e a Equilibrista
  • Papel Mache
  • Corsário
  • O Mestre Sala dos Mares
  • Kid Cavaquinho
  • Latin Lover
  • Jade

Discography[edit]

  • Disco De Bolso (Pasquim) 1972
  • João Bosco 1973
  • Caça à Raposa 1975
  • Galos De Briga 1976
  • Disco De Ouro (with Aldir Blanc) 1977
  • Trio De Misericórdia 1977
  • Linha De Passe 1979
  • Bandalhismo 1980
  • Essa É A Sua Vida 1981
  • Comissão De Frente 1982
  • João Bosco Ao Vivo 1983
  • Gagabirô 1984
  • Cabeça de Nego 1986
  • Ai Ai Ai De Mim 1987
  • Bosco 1989
  • Zona De Fronteira 1991
  • Acústico MTV 1992
  • Na Onda Que Balança 1994
  • Dá Licença Meu Senhor 1995
  • As Mil E Uma Aldeias 1997
  • Benguelê 1998
  • Na Esquina 2000
  • João Bosco Ao Vivo 2001
  • Malabaristas Do Sinal Vermelho 2003
  • Songbook 1/2/3 2003
  • Obrigado Gente! Ao Vivo 2006 (live performance DVD available)
  • Senhoras do Amazonas 2010
  • Não vou pro céu, mas já não vivo no chão 2009
  • 40 Anos Depois (CD and DVD)2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2001). All music guide: the definitive guide to popular music. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 911–. ISBN 978-0-87930-627-4. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ McGowan, Chris; Pessanha, Ricardo (1998-01-22). The Brazilian sound: samba, bossa nova, and the popular music of Brazil. Temple University Press. pp. 95–. ISBN 978-1-56639-545-8. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "A obra de João Bosco," by Zuza Homem de Mello (in Chediak, Almir Songbook vol 2. (three volumes, third edition). Rio de Janeiro: Lumiar Editoria, 2003.).

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