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Banda Black Rio

Band, *1976 BR
R&B/Soul, Latin and Jazz

Carioca (ie: from Rio de Janeiro) group formed in 1976, they played funk music mixed with samba and jazz, with a strong dance music edge. Black Rio made three albums "Maria Fumaça" , "Gafieira Universal" and "Saci Pererê" that were hits in the disco era, blending their own songs with Brazilian classics like "Na Baixa do Sapateiro" (Ary Barroso) and "Casa Forte" (Edu Lobo). They also recorded a live album with Caetano Veloso "Bicho Baile Show" in 1978 that wasn't released until 2002. Often compared to U.S. soul/funk groups like Kool & The Gang and Earth and Wind & Fire, Black Rio developed Brazilian instrumental soul music, becoming hip in English clubs by the late 90s. Banda Black Rio isn't associated with the revival Band.

PortraitJamil Joanes
b, eb *1952 BR
voc, ep
PortraitClaudio Stevenson
g, acg, eg
PortraitLucio Da Silva
PortraitLuiz Carlos Batera
dr, perc
PortraitWilliam Magalhães
key, voc *1965 BR
PortraitCristóvão Bastos
key, p
PortraitValdecir Nei
b BR
PortraitOberdan Magalhães
ts *1945 BR
Paulinho Black
dr BR
Popular Tracks   
Chega Mais (Imaginei Você Dançando) on Gafieira Universal by Banda Black Rio
Vidigal on Gafieira Universal by Banda Black Rio
Mr. Funky samba on Maria Fumaça by Banda Black Rio
Maria fumaça on Maria Fumaça by Banda Black Rio
Cravo e Canela on Gafieira Universal by Banda Black Rio
Carrossel on Rebirth by Banda Black Rio
Na baixa do sapateiro on Maria Fumaça by Banda Black Rio
Tomorrow on Movimento by Banda Black Rio
Casa forte on Maria Fumaça by Banda Black Rio
Expresso Madureira on Gafieira Universal by Banda Black Rio

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Maria Fumaça / Mr. Funky SambaBanda Black Rio2016Single
Miss Cheryl / Melô Do Tagarela = Rapper's Delight (Instrumental)Banda Black Rio / Miele2016Single
Super Nova Samba FunkBanda Black Rio2011Album
CarrosselBanda Black Rio2003Single
RebirthBanda Black Rio2003Album
Bicho Baile Show - Ao Vivo - No Teatro Carlos Gomes - Em 1978Caetano Veloso E Banda Black Rio2002Album
Magia Do Prazer / TomorrowBanda Black Rio2002Album
Saci Pererê / Gosto Do PrazerBanda Black Rio / A Cor Do Som2001Compil.
MovimentoBanda Black Rio2001Album
Série Aplauso 14 Grandes SucessosBanda Black Rio1996Compil.
The Best Of Banda Black RioBanda Black Rio1996Compil.
Miss CherylBanda Black Rio1980Single
Saci PererêBanda Black Rio1980Album
Saci Pererê / Amor NaturalBanda Black Rio1980Single
Gafieira UniversalBanda Black Rio1978Album
PromocionalBelchior, Banda Black Rio, Carlos Dafé, Hermeto Pascoal1977Single
Maria Fumaca / Mr. Funky SambaBanda Black Rio1977Single
Maria FumaçaBanda Black Rio1977Album
Na Baixa do Sapateiro / Mr. Funky SambaBanda Black Rio1977Single
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