Benito Di Paula

Benito Di Paula

Real Name:
Uday Veloso
Born in Nova Friburgo (Rio de Janeiro), November 28, 1941 is a Brazilian pianist, singer and composer.

He was a crooner in nightclubs in Rio de Janeiro, and then continued playing at the São Paulo nights. He began his career by the label Copacabana in the early 70's. His musical style is known as "samba jóia" by combining the traditional samba with piano, romantic and jazzy arrangements and good vibes (jóia). His first album "Benito Di Paula" in 1971, was censured for bringing the song "Apesar de Você" by Chico Buarque.

His second LP, "Ela" also has brought great success. But burst the charts with the third, "Um Novo Samba" which had appeared on the cover with his long beard and hair, numerous chains, earrings, bracelets, etc.. The great success of this album was the song "Retalhos de Cetim".

He had many successes throughout his career as "Charlie Brown", "Vai Ficar na Saudade" "Se Não For Amor", "Amigo do Sol, Amigo da Lua" e "Mulher Brasileira". Reaching 70 years, he was competing in sales with LPs with Roberto Carlos, having composed many songs for him.

He commanded the "Benito di Paula e seus convidados - Brasil Som 75" TV show. He has over 35 albums recorded, and an important part of his work is being re-released on CD, due to the success of his songs.

Had part of his story told in the book "Eu Não Sou Cachorro Não" by the historian, journalist and writer from Bahia, Paulo César de Araújo.

After 10 years without recording, Benito di Paula launched in 2009 by EMI Music his second original CD and first live DVD, recorded live in Rio, with his greatest hits, like "Retalhos de Cetim", "Sanfona Branca" e "Charlie Brown".

Benito Di Paula Discography


CLP 11.636 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula(LP, Album) Copacabana CLP 11.636 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
COLP 11697 Benito Di Paula Ela(LP) Copacabana COLP 11697 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
COLP 11772 Benito Di Paula Um Novo Samba(LP) Copacabana COLP 11772 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
COLP 11973 Benito Di Paula Gravado Ao Vivo (Album) Copacabana COLP 11973 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
COLP-12030 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula (Album) Copacabana COLP-12030 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
LPS 88695 Benito Di Paula Brasil Som 75 (Album) Copacabana LPS 88695 Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
EL 25111 Benito Di Paula Il Nuovo Samba(LP) Eleven EL 25111 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
LP-S-74-16 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula (Album) Copacabana LP-S-74-16 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
CA. 200320 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula (Album) Copacabana CA. 200320 France 1977 Sell This Version
ELC 25119 Benito Di Paula Vai Ficar Na Saudade(LP) Eleven ELC 25119 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
COLP 12375 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula(LP, Album) Copacabana COLP 12375 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
COLP-12375 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula(LP, Album, RP) Copacabana COLP-12375 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
QL-139 Benito Di Paula Caprichos De La Vida(LP, Album) Copacabana, Quatro Ltda. QL-139 Chile 1979 Sell This Version
COLP-12490 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula(LP, Album) Copacabana COLP-12490 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
COP 74-54 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula(LP) Copacabana COP 74-54 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
WEAB 91058 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula(LP, Album) WEA WEAB 91058 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
BR 26.070 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula(LP) Warner Bros. Records BR 26.070 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
BR 26.115 Benito Di Paula Bom Mesmo É O Brasil (LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BR 26.115 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
COP 74-57 Benito Di Paula Os Grandes êxitos de Benito di Paula(LP) Copacabana COP 74-57 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
303.6031 Benito Di Paula Que Brote Enfim O Rouxinol Que Existe Em Mim(LP, Album) RGE 303.6031 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
303.6042 Benito Di Paula Nação(LP, Album) RGE 303.6042 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
303.6050 Benito Di Paula Benito Di Paula Instrumental(LP, Album) RGE 303.6050 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
140.0046 Benito Di Paula Fazendo Paixão(LP, Album) RCA 140.0046 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
OXX 1209-1 Benito Di Paula Baileiro(CD, Album) Paradoxx Music OXX 1209-1 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
3079892 Benito Di Paula Ao Vivo(CD, Album) EMI 3079892 Brazil 2009 Sell This Version

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