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Zequinha de Abreu

José Gomes de Abreu, better known as Zequinha de Abreu (September 19, 1880 – January 22, 1935) was a Brazilian musician and composer.

Abreu was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo state. He is best known for the famous choro tune "Tico-Tico no Fubá" (1917), whose original title was "Tico-Tico no Farelo". Other well-known tunes he wrote were "Branca" and "Tardes em Lindóia."

Tico-Tico is played in various melodic versions all over the world. Abreu died in São Paulo, aged 54.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 19, 1880 (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro), Died January 22, 1935 (São Paulo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 50261 10-in. 5/20/1930 Patinando Arnaldo Pescuma Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65539 10-in. 7/12/1932 Morrer sem ter amado! Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 65540 10-in. 7/12/1932 Último beijo Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 65542 10-in. 7/12/1932 Só pelo amor vale a vida Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 65752 10-in. 5/26/1933 Minha valsa César Pereira Braga Male vocal solo composer  
Victor 65942 10-in. 2/22/1934 Beijos divinaes Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 65943 10-in. 2/22/1934 Primavera de beijos Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 79694 10-in. 9/25/1934 Ressurreição Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 79694 10-in. 9/25/1934 Ressurreição Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 79695 10-in. 9/25/1934 Sururu na cidade Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 79695 10-in. 9/25/1934 Sururú na cidade Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 79696 10-in. 9/25/1934 Saudoso adeus Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 79697 10-in. 9/25/1934 Lágrimas de amor Orquestra Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BBS-052862 10-in. 10/18/1943 Tico-tico no fubá Orquestra Zaccarias Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D5VB-1132 10-in. 9/14/1945 Tico-tico Ginger Snaps ; James Mundy Mixed vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-0216 10-in. 3/31/1947 Tico-tico Russ Case Orchestra ; Doris Stockton Marimba solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-0419 10-in. 1/6/1947 Tico tico Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7FB-2142 10-in. 12/2/1947 Tico rico (Tickle kitzel) Kosher-Jammers Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8192 10-in. 6/28/1946 Tico tico Lyne Clevers ; Eddie Warner Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Abreu, Zequinha de," accessed March 1, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104060.

Abreu, Zequinha de. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104060.

"Abreu, Zequinha de." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 1 March 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104060

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