Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Wanderley Cardoso early years

Wanderley Cardoso had a melodic tenor and knew how to use its power on sundry songs recorded by Copacabana Discos from 1965 through 1975. Ten years is nearly an eternity in show business.

We're more interested in Wanderley's second chart action stretch given that he had actually started in 1959, with a cover of  'Canção do jornaleiro' written by Heitor dos Prazeres, arranged by Mario Zan as a baião and recorded by 13-year-old Jonas Tinoco on 13 July 1932. It had a plaintive melody that told the sad story of a homeless boy who hawked newspapers tirelessly on the streets. The song went to #1 in 1933, and did fairly well in 1959 too, but it failed to produce a follow up and Wanderley had to wait another 5 years to enter the recording business again.

When Cardoso was in his mid teens he joined a male group called Os Paulistas, managed by Theotonio Pavão, a popular musician who had a music training centre at Aclimação-Cambuci and used most of his pupils as performers on a Saturday show on TV Tupi. 


Copacabana manager Genival Melo, author Mariazinha Congilio, a very young Wanderley Cardoso & Meire Pavão of 'O que eu faço do Latim?' fame.



390 - Rosana / Deu a louca no mundo (It's a mad mad mad mad world) - 1964
425 - Preste atenção (Fais attention) / A angústia de tua ausência  
462 - Se tu estás sozinha (Se ti senti sola / Para sempre te amarei - 1965
478 - Abraça-me forte (Abbracciami forte) / Tudo que sonhei - 1965
497 - Menina da Penha (J.R.Kelly-Augusto Mello Pinto) / Tereza - 1965
513 - Il mondo / Amor criança (Genival Melo-Dora Lopes)

525 - Te esperarei (Ti cercherò) Ricky Gianco-Pieretti;v.: G.Melo / Sigamos sem medo (D.Lopes-G.Melo) - 1966
546 - Promessa (R.Carlos-E.Carlos) / Minha serenata - 1966
570 - Morrer ou viver (Mourir ou vivre) / Meu amor brigou comigo

613 - O seresteiro / Quem sabe de mim sou eu (Jair Amorim-Evaldo Gouveia) - 1966
640 - O bom rapaz (Geraldo Nunes) / Minhas lágrimas - 1967
649 - Estou aqui / Seis dias na semana
682 - Doce de côco / O pic-nic
723 - Canudinho (Claudio Fontana-Roberto Livi) / Eu não sou iô iô (Geraldo Nunes-C.Fontana)
775 - Felicidade existe / Cinco minutos e depois nunca mais (Cinque minuti e poi...) Lagormese-Prestipin
806 - Eu te adoro, adoro, adoro (Ricky Ricardo-Paulo Roberto) / Socorro, nosso amor está morrendo (Fabio)


'Os Paulistas' were from left to right: Carlos, Wanderley, Celso, Roberto & Albert Pavão. 

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