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Paulinho Da Costa

perc, cng, *1948 BR
Musician of R&B/Soul

Born: 31 May 1948 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paulinho Da Costa is a percussionist and started his career playing in various Brazilian ensembles and samba groups. Arriving in the USA in 1973, Paulinho played in Sergio Mendes' band for four years before becoming one of the most in-demand percussionists of LA's recording studios in the 1980's. Paulinho Da Costa has also sporadically released solo recordings.

  • Percussion
  • Congas
  • Bongos
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Seeing Is Believing on Happy People by Paulinho Da Costa
Dreamflow on Happy People by Paulinho Da Costa
Love Till The End Of Time on Happy People by Paulinho Da Costa
You Came Into My Life - Vocal on Sunrise by Paulinho Da Costa
Deja Vu on Happy People by Paulinho Da Costa
African Sunrise - Instrumental on Sunrise by Paulinho Da Costa
Carnival Of Colors on Happy People by Paulinho Da Costa
Stone Flower on Legendary Recordings: Herbie Hancock by Herbie Hancock
Happy People on Happy People by Paulinho Da Costa
Carioca - Instrumental on Sunrise by Paulinho Da Costa

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
BreakdownPaulinho Da Costa1991Album
Real LovePaulinho Da Costa1991Single
Paulinho Da CostaPaulinho Da Costa1984Album
SunrisePaulinho Da Costa1984Album
Deja VuPaulinho Da Costa1979Single
Happy PeoplePaulinho Da Costa1979Album
Tudo Bem!Joe Pass And Paulinho Da Costa1978Album
Ritmo Number One / Toledo BagelPaulinho Da Costa1977Single
AgoraPaulinho Da Costa1977Album
Ritmos Do BrasilPaulinho Da CostaSingle
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