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Marcos Valle

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (September 14, 1943 – present)

Marcos Kostenbader Valle (born September 14, 1943 in Rio de Janeiro ) is a singer, songwriter and record producer. His work has found success across many musical styles both within Brazil and in the rest of the world, including , , incidental music for drama, and fusions of American/European and music with Brazilian styles. His brother is Paulo Sérgio Valle, with whom he composed many songs. From the younger Bossa Nova generation, as well as Bebel Gilberto and others, made a large part of his career abroad.

Valle’s precocious talent was evident from his high school years, which coincided with the height of the Bossa Nova movement in Rio. His classmates included future legends like Edu Lobo and Dori Caymmi, and his composition Sonho de Maria was included on the Avanço album by the highly influential Tamba Trio in 1963. With his brother Paulo Sérgio Valle as his lyricist, he had already built an impressive portfolio of songs, prompting the Odeon label (a subsidiary of EMI) to sign him to a recording contract. His debut album Samba Demais was released early in 1964. His reputation quickly spread, and his contemporaries on the music scene (including Wilson Simonal, Elis Regina, Nara Leão and many others) lined up to record his songs. A second album, O Compositor E O Cantor, followed in 1965, and featured the debut of what would become his most recognizable song, Samba de Verão (known in English as “So Nice (Summer Samba)”), as well as other instant classics as Deus Brasileiro, Gente and A Resposta.

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  • rogerdil

    The Brazilian Kevin Ayers.

    27 May 5:28pm Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    heard this in a tv commercial

    28 Feb 12:41pm Reply
  • rogerdil

    I like his collaboration with Celso Fonseca -- Página Central -- best.

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rmf88

    o verdadeiro camaleão musical da mpb. gênio

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    really pleasant. perfect for a cup of coffee & traveling amongst the clouds on a lazy morning.

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Kaoru_is_here

    Discovered him through the reissues on the Light In The Attic label. Pretty cool stuff!

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • beforethepoison

    alguém sabe onde faço o download do disco Garra? já procurei bastante e até mesmo no itunes mas não acho, se alguém tiver um link por favor pode colar pra mim :)

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • luchaboar

    O cara mais subestimado da música brasileira.

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Akayz7

    nice voice.

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dany-california

    É mentira

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Nyasa_Lake

    Marcos Valle 1983 is simply magnificent.

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • marcellars

    Não confie em ninguém com mais de 30 anos... hahhaa

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tiger2210

    Quarentão? Setentao e um grande artista!

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • folking

    Quarentão Simpático é uma das músicas mais lindas que já ouvi!

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • AndriousR

    É tão legal pegar um monte de gente - gente que a gente curta, né? - um dia de sol, um monte de bicicleta e sair por aí... vamo nessa?

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • rm508

    Garra is a delightful album.

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Madvillain626

    previsao do tempo is owning my summer. again.

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • MamaLuigi

    My biggest mistake in life: Deleting his entire discography from my old desktop. Perfect summer songs

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • henriqueww

    suíte imaginária...foda

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • naati_

    mira, sem mentira.

    7 May 2011 Reply
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