Yeda Maria grew up in a very musical family who used to live in Pinheiros, Sao Paulo. Her younger brother Horacinho was a fine guitarrist.
Yeda recorded first for Copacabana, moved on to Chantecler and then, finally to RCA Victor.
Her greatest hit was probably 'O segredo' a cover of Joaquin Prieto's 'Il segreto' originally recorded by Donatella Moretti in Italy.
Yeda Maria left the musical scene around the time Jovem Guarda (1965) became main-stream for young performers.
Yeda died in 2015.
Yeda Maria on the cover of magazine 'SP na TV' - 23 January 1961.
Article about Yeda Maria published at Revista Finesse n. 2 in August 1962.
'Correio da Manhã' 8 August 1954; Yeda Maria records her very first platter for Copacabana Records: 'Dia do Papai', a waltz written by Vitor Simon celebrating Father's Day.
Yeda Maria signs with Chantecler next to Jairo Rodrigues its director. Radiolandia #312, March 1960.
Yeda Maria, Radiolandia #315, May 1960.
Radiolandia #316, March 1960; Yeda Maria & Leila Silva as advertised at the magazine by Chantecler.
Radiolandia #317 - Alfredo Corleto, Leila Silva, Yeda Maria, director Jairo de Almeida Rodrigues & A&R man Diogo Mulero at the cocktail given by Chantecler to the press.
'Correio da Manhã', 11 June 1960. The Platters, Frankie Avalon & Yeda Maria's EP 'Broto é mesmo assim' released by Chantecler.
RCA Victor 1963 release: 80-2530 'Filme triste' (Sad movies make me cry) b/w 'O teu nome' a bolero written by José Lopes-Teixeira Filho.
Radiolandia columnist Theotonio Pavão with the best-selling singles in Sao Paulo in September 1963. As we have not found this recording anywhere we suspect there was a misunderstanding or a misprint.