Aloysio de Oliveira

Aloísio or Aloysio de Oliveira (December 30, 1914 – February 4, 1995), also known as Louis Oliveira, was a Brazilian record producer, singer, actor and composer. A key figure in the internationalization of Brazilian popular music, he contributed to Carmen Miranda's career abroad with his own musical ensemble: Bando da Lua, which he founded in 1929 with Hélio Jordão Pereira, Afonso Osório, Stênio Osório, Armando Osório, Osvaldo Éboli, Ivo Astolfi, Diego Astolfi and some other cousins of the latter for a total of 12 people. With the death of Miranda in August 1955 the group disbanded. Back in Brazil, Aloísio directed the command of Odeon Records, then created his own record label: the Elenco, producing dozens of discs and launching important names of bossa nova as Tom Jobim.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 30, 1914 (Rio de Janeiro), Died February 4, 1995 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist

Notes: Name also appears as Aloysio Oliveira, and Aloisio de Oliveira.

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 65918 10-in. 12/15/1933 A hora é boa Bando da Lua Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5VB-1132 10-in. 9/14/1945 Tico-tico Ginger Snaps ; James Mundy Mixed vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0419 10-in. 1/6/1947 Tico tico Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oliveira, Aloysio de," accessed July 25, 2024,

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"Oliveira, Aloysio de." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 July 2024.

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