The first time I ever heard Joelma on radio singing 'Não diga nada', a cover of Dionne Warwick's 'Don't make me over', written by Burt Bacharach I thought I liked her.
Joelma followed it up with 'Perdidamente te amarei', a cover of Little Tony's 'Amo e t'amerò' which only made me like her even more.
Her greatest hit in the 1960s was 'Aqueles tempos', yet another cover - this time of Mary Hopkin's 'Those were the days'.
Then Joelma went through a quiet period, left Chantecler and signed with Continental Records in 1972, which released 'Temas do filme 'Love Story', an E.P. with 4 songs written by Francis Lai out of the sound-track of tear-jerker 'Love story' that was a blockbuster in the previous year. 'Só para mim', a cover of 'Only for me' went to #1 in the singles' chart.
Joelma Giro was born on 19 September 1945, in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim-ES.