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Laurindo Almeida

Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer in classical, jazz, and Latin music. He and Bud Shank were pioneers in the creation of bossa nova. Almeida was the first guitarist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. His discography encompasses more than a hundred recordings over five decades.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2nd, 1917 (São Paulo), Died 1995 (Los Angeles;Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 033048 10-in. 3/31/1939 Pedro Viola Aracy de Almeida Female vocal solo composer  
Victor 033085 10-in. 6/3/1939 Uma lembrança, uma saudade Luiz Americano Male vocal solo composer  
Victor 033086 10-in. 6/3/1939 Pensando em você Luiz Americano Male vocal solo composer  
Victor 033129 10-in. 7/25/1939 Doce mentira Luiz Americano Saxophone solo composer  
Victor 033130 10-in. 7/25/1939 Última lágrima Luiz Americano Saxophone solo composer  
Victor 033158 10-in. 9/12/1939 Dá-me tuas mãos Laurindo Almeida ; Garoto Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor 033159 10-in. 9/12/1939 Música, maestro, por favor Laurindo Almeida ; Garoto Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor 033314 10-in. 12/28/1939 Aldeia da roupa branca Os Pinguins Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-057025 10-in. 10/24/1940 Johny Peddler (I got) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Decca L 6234 4/11/1951 Adios Laurindo Almeida instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6272 5/10/1951 Brazilian ukulele Laurindo Almeida instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6273 5/10/1951 R'eco R'eco Laurindo Almeida instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6274 5/10/1951 Adios Laurindo Almeida instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6432 9/13/1951 Balboa Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6433 9/13/1951 Fugue for tinhorns Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6434 9/13/1951 Mr. Pessimist Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6435 9/13/1951 The grabber Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6504 10/29/1951 Siboney Laurindo Almeida instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6505 10/29/1951 Misirlou Martha Tilton instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6506 10/29/1951 The happy bird Martha Tilton instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6533 11/26/1951 Baby doll Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6534 11/26/1951 What does it take? Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6535 11/26/1951 Lady bug Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6536 11/26/1951 Lazy day Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6597 1/17/1952 I'll always be following you Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Almeida, Laurindo," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103163.

Almeida, Laurindo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103163.

"Almeida, Laurindo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103163

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