Jacob Do Bandolim

Real Name:
Jacob Pick Bittencourt
Profile:
Brazilian composer and virtuoso mandolin (bandolim) and violin player (1918 - 1969).
He's considered as one of the father of the choro style.
Father of Sergio Bittencourt.
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Albums

BBL-1033 Jacob Do Bandolim - Época De Ouro album art Jacob Do Bandolim Época De Ouro (Album) RCA Victor BBL-1033 Brazil 1959 Sell This Version
BBL - 1072 Jacob Do Bandolim - Na Roda do Choro album art Jacob Do Bandolim Na Roda do Choro(LP) RCA Victor BBL - 1072 Brazil 1960 Sell This Version
BBL 1138 Jacob Do Bandolim - Chorinhos E Chorões album art Jacob E Seu Bandolim* Chorinhos E Chorões(LP, Album) RCA Victor BBL 1138 Brazil 1961 Sell This Version
BBL-1203 Jacob Do Bandolim - Valsas e Choros Evocativos album art Jacob Do Bandolim Valsas e Choros Evocativos(LP, Album) RCA Victor BBL-1203 Brazil 1962 Sell This Version
BBL 1190 Jacob Do Bandolim - Primas e Bordões: Jacob e Seu Bandolim album art Jacob Do Bandolim Primas e Bordões: Jacob e Seu Bandolim(LP, Album) RCA Victor BBL 1190 Brazil 1962 Sell This Version
BBL - 1242 Jacob Do Bandolim - Jacob Revive Sambas Para Você Cantar album art Jacob* Jacob Revive Sambas Para Você Cantar(LP, Album, Mono) RCA BBL - 1242 Brazil 1963 Sell This Version
60099 Jacob Do Bandolim - Retratos album art Jacob E Seu Bandolim* Com Radamés Gnattali E Orquestra* Jacob E Seu Bandolim* Com Radamés Gnattali E Orquestra* - Retratos (Album) CBS 60099 Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
CALB-5096 Jacob Do Bandolim - Assanhado  album art Jacob E Seu Bandolim* Assanhado (Album) RCA CALB-5096 Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
BBL 1383 Jacob Do Bandolim - Vibrações album art Jacob Do Bandolim Vibrações (Album) RCA Victor BBL 1383 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
CALB-5123 Jacob Do Bandolim - Era De Ouro album art Jacob E Seu Conjunto* Era De Ouro(LP, Album) RCA Camden CALB-5123 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
LP MIS-006 Jacob Do Bandolim - Pixinguinha 70 album art Radamés Gnattali, Jacob Do Bandolim, Época De Ouro, Os Boêmios, Orquestra Do Teatro Municipal* Radamés Gnattali, Jacob Do Bandolim, Época De Ouro, Os Boêmios, Orquestra Do Teatro Municipal* - Pixinguinha 70 (Album) Museu Da Imagem E Do Som LP MIS-006 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
MIS11906 Jacob Do Bandolim - Vol. 1 album art Elizeth Cardoso, Zimbo Trio, Jacob Do Bandolim Elizeth Cardoso, Zimbo Trio, Jacob Do Bandolim - Vol. 1 (Album) Museu Da Imagem E Do Som MIS11906 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
MIS 005 Jacob Do Bandolim - Vol. 2 album art Elizeth Cardoso & Zimbo Trio & Jacob Do Bandolim Elizeth Cardoso & Zimbo Trio & Jacob Do Bandolim - Vol. 2 Museu Da Imagem E Do Som MIS 005 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
CALB-5172, CALB 5172 Jacob Do Bandolim - Isto É Nosso album art Jacob Do Bandolim Isto É Nosso(LP, Album) RCA Camden, RCA Camden CALB-5172, CALB 5172 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
CALB-5232 Jacob Do Bandolim - Época De Ouro album art Jacob Do Bandolim Época De Ouro(LP, Album, Mono, RE) RCA Camden CALB-5232 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
MIS 025, COLP - 12095 Jacob Do Bandolim - Vol. 3 - Fragmentos Inéditos Do Histórico Recital album art Elizeth Cardoso, Jacob Do Bandolim, Zimbo Trio, Época De Ouro Elizeth Cardoso, Jacob Do Bandolim, Zimbo Trio, Época De Ouro - Vol. 3 - Fragmentos Inéditos Do Histórico Recital(LP, Mono, Gat) Museu Da Imagem E Do Som, Museu Da Imagem E Do Som MIS 025, COLP - 12095 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
T-023, SC-3142 Jacob Do Bandolim - Prólogo - Vivendo No Jacob album art Jacob Do Bandolim Prólogo - Vivendo No Jacob(CD, Album) Tartaruga (2), Omagatoki T-023, SC-3142 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
BR8950 Celso Machado, Paulinho Da Vida, Pixinguinha, Astor Piazzolla, Jacob Do Bandolim, Margaret Herlehy Celso Machado, Paulinho Da Vida, Pixinguinha, Astor Piazzolla, Jacob Do Bandolim, Margaret Herlehy - Rosewood Café(CD, Album) Big Round Records (2) BR8950 US 2018 Sell This Version
BBL-1100 Jacob Do Bandolim - Valsas Brasileiras De Antigamente album art Jacob Do Bandolim Valsas Brasileiras De Antigamente(LP, Album) RCA Victor BBL-1100 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
BPL-3001 Jacob Do Bandolim - Jacob Revive Músicas De Ernesto Nazareth album art Jacob Do Bandolim Jacob Revive Músicas De Ernesto Nazareth(10", Album) RCA Victor BPL-3001 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
BPL-3015 Jacob Do Bandolim - Valsas Evocativas album art Jacob Do Bandolim Valsas Evocativas(10", Album) RCA Victor BPL-3015 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

15.872 Jacob Do Bandolim - Salões Imperiais / Flamengo  album art Jacob* Salões Imperiais / Flamengo (Shellac, 10") Continental (3) 15.872 Brazil 1948 Sell This Version
80-0623 Jacob Do Bandolim - Flôr Do Abacate / Dolente album art Jacob Do Bandolim Flôr Do Abacate / Dolente(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 80-0623 Brazil 1949 Sell This Version
80-0711 Jacob Do Bandolim - Chôro De Varanda / Teu Beijo  album art Jacob* Chôro De Varanda / Teu Beijo (Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 80-0711 Brazil 1950 Sell This Version
80-0754 Jacob Do Bandolim - Vale Tudo / Cristal album art Jacob Do Bandolim Vale Tudo / Cristal(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 80-0754 Brazil 1951 Sell This Version

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September 15, 2019
Jacob Pick Bittencourt, nicknamed Jacob do Bandolim or Mandolin Jacob, was a Brazilian musician and composer working in the mid-20th century whose music had a huge impact on all subsequent generations of Latin American mandolin performers. The main body of his works is associated with choro—an instrumental music direction considered to be the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music.

Despite the impressive number of records, Jacob do Bandolim never positioned music as his source of income while still receiving funds from his civil professions among which were a pharmacist, insurance salesman, street vendor, and notary.

Jacob do Bandolim's musical inclinations took roots in elementary school where he played harmonica and sang in the choir, but it was his blind neighbor whose violin passages kindled Jacob's musical passion at the age of twelve. Jacob's mother also had a violin which he used to self-study in a rather strange way: putting the bow away, he played the violin like a guitar and used a hairpin as a plectrum.

Very soon he broke all strings on the violin and switched to the more convenient instruments: guitar, mandolin, and four-string Portuguese guitar cavaquinho. By the age of fifteen, he had grown into an excellent musician by winning various performing competitions and becoming a permanent musician on Rádio Guanabara broadcasts.

From 1949 to 1969 he composed and recorded over 100 compositions that facilitated the choro genre revival, aiding the folk style in becoming a central symbol of Brazilian music identity. It is widely accepted that Bandolim's performing skills not only influenced whole generations of musicians but also assisted a considerable wave of mandolin fashion throughout Latin America in the 20th century.

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