Bezerra da Silva

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About Bezerra da Silva
José Bezerra da Silva (b. Feb. 23, 1927, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil - d. Jan 17, 2005, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian samba musician of the partido alto style.Bezerra da Silva played zabumba as a child and sang coco in Recife. He moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1942, and in 1950, Rádio Clube do Brasil hired him as a session musician. In 1960 he became a member of the Orquestra Copacabana Discos of Sao Paulo, and in the 1970s and 1980s he performed with the Orquestra da TV Globo. He recorded his first singles in 1969, and went on to release 30 albums over the course of his career, charting many hits in his native country. His music often deals with political and social issues, touching on gang violence, the drug trade, and the law. Bezerra became known for recording sambas from unfamed and marginalized composers, which were often people living in difficulties and dealing with criminal environments, who wrote with sharp irony. The label sambandido (samba + bandit) was sometimes used to refer to his work, and he strongly disliked the word. One of his greatest hits, which was rerecorded several times by various artists, is Malandragem Dá Um Tempo, whose chorus is I'm going to roll, but I won't light it now, an allusion to the efforts marijuana users make in order to avoid the law. In 2001, he converted to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. He died of a heart attack in 2005 at the age of 77.

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87. Alexandre Seixas 7
88. Tom zé 6
89. Joanna 5
90. Gonzaguinha 4
91. Bezerra da Silva 4
92. Ivan Lins 4
93. Dolores Duran 4
94. Zezé Di Camargo 4
95. Hermeto Pascoal 4

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Rank Name Total
1024. Litto Nebbia 4
1025. Nana Caymmi 4
1026. Hermeto Pascoal 4
1027. Gonzaguinha 4
1028. Bezerra da Silva 4
1029. Ivan Lins 4
1030. Resul Pookutty 4
1031. Jay Sean 4
1032. Serge Gainsbourg 4

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