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Baden Powell de Aquino was born in Varre-e-Sai in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father, a scouting enthusiast, named him after Robert Baden-Powell. When he was three, his family relocated to a suburb in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The new surroundings proved profoundly influential. His house was a stop for popular musicians during his formative years. He soon started guitar lessons with Jayme Florence, a…

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  • Name one guitar player better than Baden Powell, you can't and you know it.
  • Maestro
  • Currently working on a bossa nova'y drum & bass tune sampling both 'Violão vadio' and his cover of 'Shaddow Of Your Smie' and a spoken intro of his from one of his live records, awww ye.
  • DrKerryKing. I have checked them out, thank you for your recommendations. Completely forgot to thank you for this.
  • mas é muito amor
  • Mestre da música brasileira.
  • @shakedatthang you should try looking at Luiz Bonfá's work from the 70's, as well as the work of Sebastião Tapajós, both were extremely good guitarrists, and in some way similar to Baden. Take a look at "Coisas" from Moacir Santos too.
  • I'm not gonna go on some anti-mainstream spiel, because that's not what this is about. But can anyone turn me in the direction of some less slick bossa nova and something more raw and immediate like Baden Powell's work? I like the sounds of most of the big names in bossa just fine, but it's not the sleazy and slick sound I'm most interested in. Baden Powell is a world of his known to me in my appreciation of bossa and I'm looking for more of it.
  • Absolutamente genial. Eu gostaria de ter 1% do talento do mestre apenas, isso bastaria para me tornar feliz! E acho incrível como a arte dele foi tão pouco difundida e divulgada, perto do que realmente merecia. Uma ode ao mestre, que o tempo faça a correção necessária na história.
  • Tenho todos os 58 discos originais do Baden em mp3. Se alguém tiver interesse, é só me mandar uma mensagem :) I have all 58 original Baden albums in mp3. If anyone's interested, just give me a shout :)

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