Saturday, 6 May 2017


Ramalho Neto was a journalist who wrote about music for various newspapers in Rio de Janeiro. He was spotted by Geraldo MendonçaRadio Guanabara's artistic-director and signed by the broadcaster to front two shows: 'Guanabara em tempo de jazz' and 'Arranjos modernos'. 

Even though he was popular on air he had to leave Radio Guanabara and ended up getting a job as artistic-director-cum-advertising-man at Capitol-Sinter

Luiz Ramalho Neto was born in Pindamonhangaba-SP but grew up in Taubaté-SP, where he started working at ZYA-8 when he was still in his teens. He was a specialist in jazz and U.S. pop-music.

Ramalho Neto in 1953; Daniel Taylor was his best friend. Both knew a lot about American music.
Daniel Taylor's column at revista 'Carioca' September 1952.
Ramalho Neto receives an award from the hands of José Duba.

Dolores Duran's address book had Ramalho Neto's phone number.

Ramalho Netorecord promoter for Copacabana Records, put an album together called 'Passatempo Musical' in which he plays the part of a Master of Cerimony introducing a game in which competitors try to identify excerpts of classical music - on side A - and ballet music on side B. There's a booklet which accompanies the album explaining the rules of the game.  'Correio da Manhã' 3 June 1956.


Ramalho Neto receives a 'Golden Record' (Disco de Ouro) from Sylvio Tulio Cardoso, as the best record-promoter of 1956.

Sylvio Tulio Cardoso was born on 27 September 1924, in Rio de Janeiro. 

He was invited by Celestino Silveira to write 'Melodias e ritmos para você' (Melodies & rhythm for you) alongside his friend and coleague Ary Vasconcelos. In 1943, Tulio created a page called 'Swing fan' for weekly magazine 'Cena Muda'. 

In 1948, Tulio started writing a column for 'Diário da Noite' called 'Discos Populares'. At the same time worked as a D.J. at Radio Guanabara. Later on, he moved on to Radio Globo and Radio Nacional. In 1950, Tulio started writing for daily 'O Globo'. 

In 1954, Tulio wrote 'Anuario do cinema mudo ilustrado' and 'Anuário de Música Popular' for magazine 'Clube dos Ritmos'. 

Tulio wrote for various publications like 'A Cigarra', 'Revista do LP' and 'Música e Disco'. 

He flew to New York and took part in the organization of the legenday Carnegie Hall Bossa Nova Concert that took place on Wednesday, 21st November 1962. Tulio was included in the group when Ronaldo Boscoli decided not to go. 

Tulio became the Brazilian correspondent of 'Billboard' magazine and the fortnightly 'Down Beat'. 

In 1965, Tulio published his 'Dicionário biográfico de musica popular' (nacional e estrangeira). 

In 1966, Tulio re-created the 'Bossa-Nova Jazz Club' (Clube de Bossa Nova & Jazz) with Ary Vasconcelos, Jorge Guinle and Ricardo Cravo Albin. Tulio joined MIS - Museum of Image & Sound - when it was formed. 

Tulio died suddenly, on 28 April 1967, of heart failure. He was only 43 years old

'Jornal do Brasil' 29 April 1967.

Lojas Murray S.A. where fans of US music bought records... 

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