Aloysio De OliveiraPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!


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Producer, singer, songwriter, Aloysio de Oliveira was a graduated dentist, but never embraced the profession. As a teenager, in 1929, he joined Bando da Lua, who would record the debut album in 1931. Aloysio sang the samba “Tá de Mona” (Mazinho/ Maércio). Later, in 1939, he traveled to the USA with his band to perform with Carmen Miranda (with whom he had an affair). During the 1940s, he began working for Walt Disney, writing soundtracks and also as a consultant (he helped creating the character Zé Carioca). He worked with Bando da Lua until Carmen passed away in 1955. Aloysio returned to Brazil in 1956, working as artistic director at EMI. In 1959, he was in charge of the release of João Gilberto's turning point album, "Chega de Saudade". He married singer Sílvia Telles in 1963, producing her albums and founding the label Elenco. Aloyisio launched various artists, such as Edu Lobo, Nara Leão, Nana Caymmi, Vinicius de Moraes, etc. Still in the 1960s, he co-wrote a number of legendary bossa nova songs with Tom Jobim: "Dindi”, “Só Tinha de Ser com Você”, “Inútil Paisagem”, “Eu Preciso de Você”, and others. When Elenco closed down in 1968, he returned to the USA, producing albums for Brazilian artists at Warner. He moved back to Brazil in 1972, working as a producer for labels like Odeon, RCA Victor and Som Livre. Eleven years later, he published the autobiography “De Banda pra Lua” (Ed. Record). Aloysio de Oliveira died in Los Angeles, aged 80, in 1995.


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