Francisco Alves

Francisco de Morais Alves (August 19, 1898 – September 27, 1952), better known as Francisco Alves, Chico Alves or Chico Viola, was a Brazilian singer, one of the most popular in the first half of the 20th century, and considered by many to be the greatest in the country. The quality of his work earned him in 1933, by broadcaster César Ladeira, the nickname "Rei da Voz" (Voice King). He recorded more than 500 78 rpm albums, among them the first electrical recording made in Brazil. He performed songs composed by musicians such as Cartola, Heitor dos Prazeres and Ismael Silva; and several songs became famous in his voice, like "Ai! que saudade da Amélia", or the first recording of samba "Aquarela do Brasil" by Ary Barroso.

Alves died in a car accident at the Rodovia Presidente Dutra, near Pindamonhangaba, on September 27, 1952.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1898 (Rio de Janeiro), Died September 27, 1952 (Pindamonhangaba)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 103 records)

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 65953 10-in. 3/13/1934 Dei-te meu coração Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65954 10-in. 3/13/1934 Por teu amor Francisco Alves Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 65968 10-in. 3/27/1934 Vivo deste amor Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65969 10-in. 3/27/1934 Quero morrer cantando Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79601 10-in. 4/12/1934 Paisagens da minha terra Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79602 10-in. 4/12/1934 A mulher que ficou na taça Francisco Alves Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 79602 10-in. 5/14/1934 A Mulher Que Ficou Na Taça Francisco Alves Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 79603 10-in. 4/13/1934 Olha prá lua Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79604 10-in. 4/13/1934 Sob uma cascata Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79607 10-in. 4/17/1934 Hás de me pedir perdão Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79608 10-in. 4/17/1934 Linda mulher Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79609 10-in. 4/18/1934 Não sei… Francisco Alves ; Luperce Miranda Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 79610 10-in. 4/20/1934 Durmo sonhando Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79611 10-in. 4/20/1934 Reclamando a sorte Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79635 10-in. 5/4/1934 Romance Francisco Alves ; Luperce Miranda Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 79636 10-in. 5/7/1934 Balão do amor Francisco Alves Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 79637 10-in. 5/7/1934 Carneirinho Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79642 10-in. 5/14/1934 Adeus Francisco Alves Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 79642 10-in. 5/14/1934 Adeus Francisco Alves Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 79644 10-in. 6/7/1934 Volta para o meu amor… Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79645 10-in. 6/7/1934 Você veio sonhando para mim Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79660 10-in. 8/21/1934 Valsa da champagne Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 79661 10-in. 8/21/1934 Que lindo dia vamos ter Francisco Alves Male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 103 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alves, Francisco," accessed January 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106222.

Alves, Francisco. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106222.

"Alves, Francisco." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106222

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