Paulinho da Costa

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Paulinho da Costa
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Background information
Birth name Paulo Roberto da Costa
Born (1948-05-31) May 31, 1948 (age 65)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupations Musician
Instruments Percussion, conga, bongos, pandeiro
Years active 1963–presents I like Owain Yeoman
Labels A&M, Concord, Pablo
Website www.paulinho.com

Paulinho da Costa (Portuguese pronunciation: [pawˈliɲu da ˈkɔʃtɐ], born Paulo Roberto da Costa on May 31, 1948) is a Brazilian percussionist born in Rio de Janeiro, considered one of the most recorded musicians of modern times. Playing over two hundred percussion instruments, he has participated in thousands of recording sessions, Grammy Award-winning albums, hit songs, soundtracks, radio and television commercials.

He has done crossover work in a variety of music genres including: Brazilian, blues, Christian, country, disco, gospel, hip hop, jazz, Latin, pop, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and world music.

Discography[edit]

He has recorded with the following artists:[1] #

10,000 Maniacs,

A

Aaliyah, Mindi Abair, Paula Abdul, Alex Acuña, Air Supply, Akiko, Akira Asakura, Gerald Albright, Herb Alpert, Jojo Alves, Amanda, America, Tori Amos, Ananda, Ernestine Anderson, Maxi Anderson, Paul Anka, Thomas Anders, Jon Anderson, Anri, Nathalie Archangel, David Arnold, Art of Noise, The Association, A Taste of Honey, Chet Atkins, Atlantic Starr, Audio Caviar, Patti Austin, Average White Band Roy Ayers,

B

Burt Bacharach, Lisa Bade, Joan Baez, Phillip Bailey, Anita Baker, The Bangles, Gato Barbieri, Steve Barta, Shirley Bassey, Keola Beamer, Beat Disciples, Walter Becker, Chris Beckers, Regina Belle, Jorge Ben, John Benitez, David Benoit, George Benson, Matraca Berg, Maria Bethania, Stephen Bishop, Simone, The Blackbirds, Rubén Blades, Terence Blanchard, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, Hanne Boel, Angela Bofill, Michael Bolton, João Bosco, Chris Botti, Boys Club, Brainstom, Laura Branigan, Rick Braun, Breakfast Club, Michael Brecker, The Bridge, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robert Brookins, Elkie Brooks, Patti Brooks, Norman Brown, Sheree Brown, Peabo Bryson, Michael Bublé, Nino Buonocore, Jonathan Butler, Joseph Leo Bwarie, By All Means

C

Cachao, Captain & Tennille, Irene Cara, Belinda Carlisle, Roberto Carlos, Larry Carlton, Milly Carlucci, Eric Carmen, Pauli Carman, The Carpenters, Casiopea, Oscar Castro-Neves, Dori Caymmi, Cerrone, Peter Cetera, Alain Chamfort, Champaign, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tracy Chapman, Ray Charles, Charo, Chayanne, Cher, Chicago, Cinderella, Chuck Cissel, Eric Clapton, Stanley Clarke, Rosemary Clooney, Riccardo Cocciante, Cock Robin, Joe Cocker, Adam Cohen, Pat Coil, Gardner Cole, Natalie Cole, Durell Coleman, Phil Collins, Michel Colombier, Commodores, Norman Connors, Harry Connick, Jr., Rita Coolidge, Alice Cooper, Stewart Copland, Bill Cosby, Elvis Costello, Randy Crawford, Christopher Cross, Andre Crouch, The Crusaders, Cruzados, Mara Cubeddu, Bill Cunliffe, Catie Curtis,

D

Juanita Dailey, Dakota Moon, Clark Datchler, Martha Davis, Miles Davis, DeBarge, Ilse DeLange, Marlene de la Peña, Delilah, De Novo, John Denver, Destiny's Child, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Djavan, D-Knowledge', Dog's Eye View, Dov, Will Downing, Lamont Dozier, Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, Robi Draco Rosa, Tim Draxl, George Duke, Matt Dusk, Bob Dylan,

E

Eagles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Babyface, El Tri, Eliane Elias, Yvonne Elliman, Emotions, Joy Enriquez, Eva Santa Maria,

F

The 5th Dimension, Agnetha Fältskog, Don Felder, Wilton Felder, José Feliciano, Rachelle Ferrell, Bryan Ferry, Elisa Fiorillo, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Flack, Ronnie Foster, For Real, Alberto Fortis, David Foster, Aretha Franklin, Rodney Franklin, Michael Franks, Chico Freeman, Four Tops, Fra Lippo Lippi, Fuse One

G

Kenny G, Rosie Gaines, Bruce Gaitsch, The Gap Band, Melody Gardot, Gloria Gaynor, Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Johnny Gill, Dizzy Gillespie, Goldstar, Benny Golson, John Goodsall, Dana Glover, Larry Graham, Amy Grant, Tom Grant, Harry Gregson-Williams, Grimaldi, Euge Groove

H

Lani Hall, Albert Hammond, Herbie Hancock, Everette Harp, Sam Harris, Tramaine Hawkins Robert Hazard, Harves, Heatwave, Finis Henderson, Howard Hewett, Dan Hill, Warren Hill, Windham Hill, Hiroko, Hiroshima, Jay Hoggard, Jennifer Holliday, Stix Hooper, Paul Horn, Whitney Houston, George Howard, Freddie Hubbard, Debra Hurd, Craig Huxley, Phyllis Hyman,

I

Janis Ian, Imperial, Indigo Girls, Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias, Julio Iglesias, Jr., James Ingram, The Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley, In Vitro

J

Paul Jabara, Jacintha, The Jacksons, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Michael Jackson, Milt Jackson, Paul Jackson, Jr., Randy Jackson, Jaguares, Ahmad Jamal, Bob James, Boney James, Dean James, Javier, The Jets, Jimsaku, Courtney Jaye, Elton John, Brothers Johnson, The Jones Girls, Booker T. Jones, George Jones, Quincy Jones, José José, Journey,

K

Dirk K, Nick Kamen, Jann Arden, Jass A Karaka, Kassav', Junichi Kawauchi, KC and the Sunshine Band, Keb' Mo', Kelis, Paul Kelly, Joyce Kennedy, Chaka Khan, B. B. King, Bobby King, Yoru Ni Kizutsuite, John Klemmer, Earl Klugh, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Josee Koning, Dave Koz, Diana Krall

L

Patti Labelle, Cheryl Ladd, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joe Lamont, Neil Larsen, D. C. LaRue, James Last, Ronnie Laws, Rick Lawson, Maysa Leak, Rita Lee, Gary LeMel, Les Charts, Kevyn Lettau, Level 42, LeVert, Ramsey Lewis, Ivan Lins, Lori Lieberman, Little River Band, Little Feat, Living in a Box, Edu Lobo, Kenny Loggins, Trini Lopez Jeff Lorber, Gloria Loring, Mike Love, L.T.D., Bobby Lyle, Cheryl Lynn

M

Madonna, Magnum, Mahogani Blue, Teena Marie, Melissa Manchester, Henry Mancini, Chuck Mangione, Manhattan Transfer, Barry Manilow, Mimi Manners, Tania Maria, Eric Marienthal, Amanda Marshall, Martika, Eric Martin, Marilyn Martin, Ricky Martin, Cliff Martinez, Richard Marx, Hugh Masekela Johnny Mathis, Ney Matogrosso, Kazu Matsui, Curtis Mayfield, Letta Mbulu, Les McCann, Frank McComb, Mindy Mccready, Michael McDonald, Bobby Mcferrin, Bill Medley, The Memphis Horns, Sérgio Mendes, Mezzoforte, Bette Midler, Raul Midón, Luis Miguel, Marcus Miller, Stephanie Mills, Yoshitaka Minami, Liza Minnelli, The Miracles, Joni Mitchell, Philip Mitchell, Molly Hatchet, Eddie Money, Jane Monheit, Jeremy Monteiro, Chanté Moore, Motivation, Martin Mull, Gary Myrick, Mystic Merlin

N

Najee, Masami Nakagawa, Miyuki Nakajima, Andy Narell, Nazareth, Willie Nelson, Ann Nesby, Sammy Nestico, Robbie Nevil, Randy Newman, Olivia Newton-John, Nielsen/Pearson Maxine Nightingale,

O

O'Bryan, The Offspring, Claus Ogerman, Michael Omartian, The Originals, Susan Osborn Jeffrey Osborne, Lee Oskar, Overtime, Ozone

P

David Pack, Gene Page, Dolly Parton, Joe Pass, John Patitucci, Peaches & Herb, Lucy Pearl, Pebbles, Teddy Pendergrass, Heitor Pereira, Greg Phillinganes, Leslie Phillips, Sam Phillis, Wilson Phillips, Pieces of a Dream, John Pizzarelli, Ray Pizzi, Pleasure, The Pockets, Poco, The Pointer Sisters, David Pomeranz, Jimmy Ponder, Jean-Luc Ponty, Art Porter, Sr., Marc Portman, Mark Portman, Billy Preston, Alan Price, Prince

Q

Quarterflash,

R

The Raes, Chuck Rainey, Bonnie Raitt, Mac Rebennack Jr. (Dr. John), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dianne Reeves, Jimmy Reid, Renaud, Rene & Angela, Graeme Revell, James Reyne, Zezo Ribeiro Zachary Richard, Lionel Richie, Minnie Riperton, Lee Ritenour, Véronique Rivière, Rockie Robbins, David Roberts, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, Dräco Rosa, Frank Rosolino, Diana Ross, Vasco Rossi, Demis Roussos, Rufus Patrice Rushen, Brenda Russell,

S

Katey Sagal, Carole Bayer Sager, Henri Salvador, Richie Sambora, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Marta Sánchez, Evie Sands, Hiroshi Sato, Joe Satriani, Leo Sayer, Diane Schuur, Ilse María Olivo Schweinfurth (simply known in Mexico as Ilse), Lalo Schiffrin, Jill Scott, Marilyn Scott, Tom Scott, Seal, Dan Seals, Seawind, Jon Secada, Bob Seger, Michael Sembello, Serah, Doc Severinsen, Bill Sharpe, Marlena Shaw, Vonda Shepard Shoko Suzukif, Shotgun, Ben Sidran, Ricardo Silveira, Ray Simpson, Bob Sinclar, Sister Sledge, Slave, Slash's Snakepit, Curt Smith, Sneaker, Spinners, Splendor, Tracie Spencer, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Frank Stallone, Jermaine Stewart, Rod Stewart, Sting, John Stoddart, Angie Stone, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Melissa Sweeney,

T

T-Connection, Masayoshi Takanaka, Talking Heads, Bernie Taupin, Tavares, Andy Taylor, James "J.T." Taylor, Livingston Taylor, Martin Taylor, Nino Tempo, The Temptations, Mike Theodore Orchestra, Toots Thielemans, TLC, Hitomi Tohyama, Tokyo Monogatari, Tomandandy, Allen Toussaint, Carlos Toshiki, Toto, Gloria Trevi, Robin Trower, Stanley Turrentine, Conway Twitty, Steve Tyrell,

U

U-Nam, Urban Nights

V

Frankie Valli, Luther Vandross, Vanity, Gino Vannelli, Andreas Varady, Sarah Vaughan, Charles Veal, Tata Vega, Maria Vidal,

W

W. G. Snuffy Walden, Walk This Way, Wang Chung, Jennifer Warnes, Dionne Warwick, Geno Washington, Keith Washington, Sadao Watanabe, David Waters, Jody Watley, Johnny Guitar Watson, Ernie Watts, Fee Waybill, Patty Weaver, Kirk Whalum, The Whispers, Barry White, Karyn White, Lenny White, Maurice White, Michael White, Deniece Williams, Lenny Williams, Nancy Wilson, Patrick Williams, Vesta Williams, Pauline Wilson, Vanessa L. Williams, The Winans, Angela Winbush, Bill Withers, Bobby Womack, Stevie Woods, Gary Wright,

Y

Yarbrough & Peoples, Yellowjackets, Y Kant Tori Read, Yes, You Am I, Yutaka

Z

Pia Zadora

Solo Albums[edit]

  • Agora (Pablo Records Original Jazz 1977)
  • Happy People (Pablo 1979)
  • Tudo Bem! (Pablo 1982)
  • You've Got a Special Kind of Love (Pablo 1984)
  • Sunrise (Pablo 1984)
  • Breakdown (A & M 1987)
  • Real Love (A & M 1991)

Filmography[edit]

Costa has contributed to the music in the following:

References[edit]

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