Antônio Moreira da Silva

Antônio Moreira da Silva (1 April 1902, in Rio de Janeiro – 6 June 2000, in Rio de Janeiro) was a very reputed Brazilian singer and songwriter of Samba, also known by his nickname Kid Morengueira.

He was the older son of Bernardino de Sousa Paranhos, trombone player for the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PMERJ), and Miss Pauladina de Assis Moreira.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, in the Morro do Salgueiro district, he only began to study at nine years-old, but soon left school in favor of music (after the death of his father).

During his career, at the same time when he seriously started performing, songwriting and singing, he worked as factory employee, cab driver and ambulance driver.

Widely reputed as the creator of the samba-de-breque (brake-Samba), Moreira da Silva started his artistic career in 1931, with Ererê & Rei da Umbanda (Êrere and King of Umbanda). In the 1992 Rio de Janeiro carnival, was elected to be the theme of the Unidos de Manguinhos samba school parading. In 1995, at the age of 93 years, he recorded the acclaimed "Os 3 Malandros in Concert" album, with two other famous Samba songwriters and singers: Dicró and Bezerra da Silva.

Even in his last years, Moreira da Silva continued to perform with some regularity on live shows and recording seasons.

Moreira da Silva died in 2000, at the age of 98 years, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 1, 1902 (Rio de Janeiro), Died June 6, 2000 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, songwriter

Notes: Name also appears as Moreira da Silva.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 65614 10-in. 12/2/1932 Implorei sua amizade Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65624 10-in. 12/13/1932 Prá lá de boa Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65625 10-in. 12/13/1932 Oi Maria Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65626 10-in. 12/14/1932 Empurra Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65627 10-in. 12/14/1932 Confesso Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65670 10-in. 2/14/1933 Quando a noite vem chegando Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65671 10-in. 2/17/1933 Cabrocha inteligente Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65677 10-in. 3/15/1933 Homem não chora Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65763 10-in. 6/1/1933 Eu vou comprar Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65773 10-in. 6/13/1933 Desperta Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65779 10-in. 6/20/1933 Confissão de malandro Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65780 10-in. 6/20/1933 No morro de São Carlos Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65850 10-in. 9/11/1933 Abre a boca e fecha os olhos Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65851 10-in. 9/11/1933 Olha à direita Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65900 10-in. 12/13/1933 Levante o dedo Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65902 10-in. 12/11/1933 Cadê você meu bem Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65922 10-in. 12/19/1933 Braúlia Diabos do Céo ; Antônio Moreira da Silva Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 65924 10-in. 12/20/1933 Luzia no frevo Diabos do Céo Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor 65925 10-in. 12/21/1933 Cadê você? Antônio Moreira da Silva Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor 80193 10-in. 8/5/1936 ABC do amor Aracy de Almeida Female vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silva, Antonio Moreira da," accessed May 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107353.

Silva, Antonio Moreira da. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107353.

"Silva, Antonio Moreira da." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107353

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