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Composer(s)Valdir Azevedo
Lyricist(s)Jack Lawrence

"Delicado" ([ˌˈka.du], "delicate") is a popular song published in 1952 with music by Valdir Azevedo and lyrics by Jack Lawrence.

A version recorded by Percy Faith and his orchestra reached number one on the Billboard charts in 1952. Stan Kenton and Dinah Shore recorded successful cover versions. Also accordionist Dick Contino with David Carroll Orchestra on 1962 album South American Holiday. Dr. John (Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack Jr.) recorded a New-Orleans style version on Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack Vol. 1 (1981).

Oscar Alemán (1909-1980) recorded a version for guitar. Jacob do Bandolim didn't like this song and said that it was a misrepresentation of Brazilian music. A version was also recorded by the British bandleader and conductor Stanley Black. Tito Cortés recorded a version which included lyrics.

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