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Luiz Melodia

An outsider to the recording industry, Luís Melodia is a talented composer and interpreter who has paid the price of his independence with an erratic discography. His songs, several of which are classics of MPB (like "Juventude Transviada," "Pérola Negra," "Magrelinha," "Dores de Amores," "Vale Quanto Pesa," "Pra Aquietar," "Ébano," "Presente Cotidiano," "Estácio, Holly Estácio," and "Farrapo Humano") were recorded by several artists such as Gal Costa, Maria Bethânia, and Zezé Motta. Son of Osvaldo Melodia, sambista of the traditional samba enclave of Estácio (in Rio), Luís Carlos dos Santos was involved in music from childhood. He left high school in his teens and formed the group Instantâneos, devoted to renditions of jovem guarda and bossa nova hits. In the ‘70s, his blend of traditional samba and pop music caught the attention of poets Waly Salomão and Torquato Neto. Salomão introduced Melodia to Gal Costa, who recorded his song "Pérola Negra" for her album Gal a Todo Vapor (1972). In the same year, Maria Bethânia recorded "Estácio, Holly Estácio" for her album Drama -- Anjo Exterminado. It was then that he adopted the stage name Luís Melodia. Melodia recorded his first LP in 1973, Pérola Negra. From his next album, the classic tune Maravilhas Contemporâneas (1976) was chosen as the theme for the soap opera Pecado Capital. In 1975 Melodia reached the finals of the Abertura Festival (TV Globo) with "Ébano." In 1980 he recorded Nós, featuring his trendy interpretation of "Negro Gato" (Getúlio Cortes). After a long period of ostracism, during which he continued to record, Melodia returned to the hit parades with his rendition of "Codinome Beija-Flor" (Cazuza). In 2001, a documentary directed by Karla Sabah portrayed his life. ~ Alvaro Neder
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Luiz Melodia & Participações

1. Vamo Cumê (feat. Caetano Veloso)

2. Salve Essa Flor (feat. Cassiano)

3. Feitio de Oração (feat. João Nogueira)

4. Juventude Transviada (feat. Cassia Eller)

5. Menina Moça (feat. Miltinho)

6. Congênito (feat. Karla Sabah)

7. Farrapo Humano (feat. Skank)

8. Estácio Holly Estácio (feat. Mart'nalia)

9. Rosa

10. O "X" do Problema (feat. Carlos Lyra)

11. Tereza da Praia (feat. Emilio Santiago)

12. Dores de Amores (feat. Zezé Motta)

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Track List: Maravilhas Contemporâneas

1. Congenito

2. Maravilhas Contemporâneas

3. Veleiro Azul

4. Juventude Transviada

5. Amor

6. Baby Rose

7. Questão De Posse

8. Memórias Modestas

9. Mary

10. Paquistão

11. Quando O Carnaval Chegou

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Track List: Zerima

1. Cheia de Graça

2. Dor de Carnaval (feat. Céu)

3. Vou Com Você

4. Caindo de Bêbado

5. Nova Era

6. Do Coração de um Homem Bom

7. Zerima

8. Cura

9. Sonho Real

10. Leros e Leros e Boleros

11. Papai do Céu

12. Maracangalha (feat. Mahal Reis)

13. Moça Bonita

14. Amusicadonicholas (Instrumental)

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Track List: Nós

1. Ilha De Cuba

2. Segredo

3. Surra De Chicote

4. Hoje E Amanhã Não Saio De Casa

5. Negro Gato

6. Passarinho Viu

7. Mistério Da Raça

8. Dias De Esperança

9. Feras Que Virão

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Track List: Luiz Melodia Especial MTV (Ao Vivo)

1. Eu Agora Sou Feliz (Ao Vivo)

2. Contrastes (Ao Vivo)

3. Rei Do Samba (Ao Vivo)

4. Tive Sim (Ao Vivo)

5. Diz Que Fui Por Aí (Ao Vivo)

6. Dama Ideal (Ao Vivo)

7. Fadas (Ao Vivo)

8. Estácio, Eu E Você (Ao Vivo)

9. Gente Humilde (Ao Vivo)

10. Amor De Malandro (Ao Vivo)

11. Estácio Holly Estácio (Ao Vivo)

12. Choro De Passarinho (Feat. Jane Reis) (Ao Vivo)

13. Maxixe De Família (Ao Vivo)

14. Sem Hora Para Voltar (Ao Vivo)

15. Não Me Quebro À Toa (Ao Vivo)

16. Chegou A Bonitona (Ao Vivo)

17. Recado Que Maria Mandou (Ao Vivo)

18. Cabritada Mal Sucedida (Ao Vivo)

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Track List: Estaçāo Melodia

1. Tive Sim

2. Não Me Quebro À Toa

3. Dama Ideal

4. Papelão

5. O Rei do Samba

6. Chegou a Bonitona

7. Cabritada Mal Sucedida

8. Recado Que Maria Mandou

9. Nós Dois

10. Choro de Passarinho

11. Contrastes

12. Eu Agora Sou Feliz

13. O Neguinho e a Senhorita

14. Linda Tereza

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Track List: O Melhor De Luiz Melodia: Negro Gato

1. Quase Fui Lhe Procurar

2. Com Muito Amor E Carinho

3. Juventude Transviada

4. Magrelinha (2006)

5. Vale Quanto Pesa

6. Medley: Pérola Negra / A Coitadinha Fracassou

7. Estácio Holly Estácio (2006)

8. Rosa

9. Ébano

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Track List: Luiz Melodia

Disc 1

1. Com Muito Amor E Carinho

2. Estacio Holly Estacio

3. Quase Fui Lhe Procurar

5. Magrelinha

6. Rosa

7. Vale Quanto Pesa

8. Fadas

10. Sem Trapaca

11. Morena Brasileira

12. Jeito Danado

13. Ser Boemio

14. Memorias Modestas

Disc 2

1. Ebano

2. Juventude Transviada

3. A Voz Do Morro

6. Codinome Beija-Flor

7. Morena Da Novela

8. Saco Cheio

9. Pra Que?

11. Comecar Pelo Recomeco

12. Dores De Amores

13. Cruel

14. Paixao

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Track List: The Essential Luiz Melodia

1. Juventude Transviada

2. Estácio Holly Estácio

3. Pérola Negra / A Coitadinha Fracassou

4. Magrelinha

5. Com Muito Amor e Carinho

6. Vale Quanto Pesa

7. Ébano

8. Quase Fui Lhe Procurar

9. Rosa

10. So Assumo So

11. Memorias Modestas

12. Morena Da Novela

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Track List: Reliquias

1. Com Muito Amor E Carinho

2. Magrelinha

3. Vale Quanto Pesa

4. Dores De Amores

5. Paixao (1995 Digital Remaster)

6. Juventude Transviada

7. So Assumo So

8. Saco Cheio

9. Pérola Negra / A Coitadinha Fracassou

10. Memorias Modestas

11. Salve Linda Canção Sem Esperança

12. Estácio Holly Estácio

13. Jeito Danado

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Track List: I Love Mpb: Estacio, Eu E Voce

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Track List: Felino

1. O Sangue Não Nega

2. Divina Criatura

3. Um Toque

4. Neja

5. Passaro Sem Ninho

6.

7. Sorri Pra Bahia

8. Destino Coração

9. Felino

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Track List: 14 Quilates

1. Ébano

2. Sem Trapaca

3. Comecar Pelo Recomeco

4. Sub-Anormal

5. Morena Brasileira

6. Morena Da Novela

7. Quase Fui Lhe Procurar

8. Pra Que

9. Cruel

10. Fragil Forca

11. Ser Boêmio

12. Bate Verao

13. Morar No Rio

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Track List: Pérola Negra

1. Estácio, Eu E Você

2. Vale Quanto Pesa

3. Estacio, Holly Estacio

4. Pra Aquietar

5. Abundantemente Morte

6. Perola Negra

7. Magrelinha

8. Farrapo Humano

9. Objeto H

10. Forró De Janeiro

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