Ismael Silva

Milton de Oliveira Ismael Silva (September 14, 1905 - March 14, 1978), known as Ismael Silva, was a Brazilian samba musician. In 1925, he had his first recorded his samba. His best-known compositions were Me faz carinhos, Se você jurar, Antonico, Para me livrar do mal, Novo amor, Ao romper da aurora, Tristezas não pagam dívidas, Me diga o teu nome, among others.

Imprisoned at one point for five years, but getting out after two for good behavior, he became reclusive upon release and only returned to the Carioca scene in the fifties. It is known that, during that period, he went through tremendous financial difficulties. One of his last concerts was in 1973, produced by Ricardo Cravo Albim. He died in 1978 of a heart attack as a result of complications arising after surgery to treat a varicose ulcer he had on one leg.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 14, 1905 (Niterói), Died March 14, 1978 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 65451 10-in. 4/12/1932 Adeus Castro Barbosa ; Jonjoca Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 65502 10-in. 5/31/1932 Assim, sim Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 79784 10-in. 11/21/1934 Choro, sim Francisco Alves Male vocal solo composer  
Victor 033170 10-in. 10/3/1939 Não vejo jeito Aurora Miranda Female vocal solo composer  
Victor 033184 10-in. 10/11/1939 Eu sou um Ciro Monteiro Male vocal solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silva, Ismael," accessed September 30, 2023,

Silva, Ismael. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 30, 2023, from

"Silva, Ismael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 September 2023.

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