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João Bosco performing in Milan, 1996
|Birth name||João Bosco de Freitas Mucci|
July 13, 1946|
Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais
|Genres||bossa nova, MPB, samba|
João Bosco de Freitas Mucci, better known as João Bosco (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒoãw ˈbosku]) is a noted Brazilian singer-songwriter 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. 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."  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.
His father was Lebanese.
- O Bêbado e a Equilibrista
- Papel Mache
- O Mestre Sala dos Mares
- Kid Cavaquinho
- Latin Lover
- Incompatibilidade de Gênios
- Disco De Bolso (Pasquim) 1972
- João Bosco 1973
- Caça à Raposa 1975
- Galos De Briga 1976
- Disco De Ouro (with Aldir Blanc) 1977
- Tiro 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
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.).
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
Perrone, Charles A. Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: MPB 1965-1985. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989. Chapter 5.