Noel Rosa

Real Name:
Noel de Medeiros Rosa
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Noel de Medeiros Rosa (December 11, 1910 - May 4, 1937) was a Brazilian songwriter, singer, and guitar/banjo player. One of the greatest names in Brazilian popular music, Noel gave a new twist to samba, combining its Afro-Brazilian roots with a more urban, witty language and making it a vehicle for ironic social commentary.

Noel Rosa was born in Rio de Janeiro into a middle-class family of the Vila Isabel neighbourhood. An accident with a forceps at his birth caused the disfigured chin that would haunt him all his short life. He learned to play the bandolim while still a teenager, and soon moved on to the guitar. Although Noel started medicine studies, he gave most of his attention to music and would spend whole nights in bars drinking and playing with other samba musicians. Together with Braguinha and Almirante he formed the musical group "Bando de Tangarás". Soon he started composing sambas, and had his breakthrough with "Com que roupa?", one of the biggest hits of 1931 and the first in a string of memorable compositions. Noel was a good friend of Cartola, who have received and trated him after some drinking nights several times in his house on the Mangueira's slum.

In the early 1930s Noel Rosa started to show signs of a tuberculosis. He would occasionally leave for treatment on mountain resorts, but always ended up coming back to Rio and the nightlife. In 1934 he married Lindaura Martins, a seventeen-year old neighbour, but that didn't keep him from having affairs with other women. Noel was a heavy smoker, and most of his photographs show him with a cigarette hanging from his lower lip. By the later 1930s his health had seriously deteriorated, and he died in 1937 at the age of 26.
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Albums

16.317, 16.318, 16.319 Noel Rosa - Noel Rosa album art Noel Rosa, Aracy De Almeida Noel Rosa, Aracy De Almeida - Noel Rosa(3xShellac, 10", Album) Continental (3), Continental (3), Continental (3) 16.317, 16.318, 16.319 Brazil 1950 Sell This Version
Noel Rosa - Canções De Noel Rosa Cantadas Por Noel Rosa album art Noel Rosa Canções De Noel Rosa Cantadas Por Noel Rosa (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1955 Sell This Version
MODB-3.033 Noel Rosa - Polêmica album art Noel Rosa, Wilson Batista, Francisco Egydio, Roberto Paiva Noel Rosa, Wilson Batista, Francisco Egydio, Roberto Paiva - Polêmica(10", Album, Mono) Odeon MODB-3.033 Brazil 1956 Sell This Version
Noel Rosa - Noel Rosa E Sua Turma Da Vila album art Noel Rosa Noel Rosa E Sua Turma Da Vila (Comp, Album) Odeon Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
Noel Rosa - A Bossa Dos Bambas album art Noel Rosa / Vassourinha Noel Rosa / Vassourinha - A Bossa Dos Bambas (Comp) Disco Lar Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
MIS 001 Noel Rosa - Noel Rosa - 2a Edição album art Noel Rosa Noel Rosa - 2a Edição(LP) Museu Da Imagem E Do Som MIS 001 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
COLP 12384 Noel Rosa - A Grande Música De Noel Rosa album art Noel Rosa, Arthur Moreira Lima, Radamés Gnattali Noel Rosa, Arthur Moreira Lima, Radamés Gnattali - A Grande Música De Noel Rosa(LP, Album) Copacabana COLP 12384 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
M-014 Noel Rosa - Trio Surdina Interpreta Noel Rosa E Dorival Caymmi album art Trio Surdina Interpreta Noel Rosa E Dorival Caymmi Trio Surdina Interpreta Noel Rosa E Dorival Caymmi - Trio Surdina Interpreta Noel Rosa E Dorival Caymmi(10", Album) Musidisc M-014 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

13245 Noel Rosa - Com Que Roupa? / Malando Medroso album art Noel Rosa Com Que Roupa? / Malando Medroso(Shellac, 10") Parlophon 13245 Brazil 1930 Sell This Version
Noel Rosa - Maria Bethania Canta Noel Rosa album art Maria Bethania* Canta Noel Rosa Maria Bethania* Canta Noel Rosa - Maria Bethania Canta Noel Rosa RCA Victor Brazil 1965 Sell This Version

Compilations

Noel Rosa - Noël Rosa  album art Noël Rosa* Noël Rosa (Comp) RCA Camden Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
IMP. 30.205 Noel Rosa - Noel Por Noel album art Noel Rosa Noel Por Noel(LP, Comp, Mono) Imperial (4) IMP. 30.205 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
1-19-405-012 Noel Rosa - Noel Rosa album art Noel Rosa, Araci De Almeida* Noel Rosa, Araci De Almeida* - Noel Rosa(LP, Comp) Continental Cultural 1-19-405-012 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
106.86.0447 Noel Rosa - A Noiva do Condutor - Opereta Inédita de Noel Rosa album art Marília Pêra, Grande Otelo, Noel Rosa Marília Pêra, Grande Otelo, Noel Rosa - A Noiva do Condutor - Opereta Inédita de Noel Rosa(LP, Comp) Estúdio Eldorado 106.86.0447 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
1 07 405 357 Noel Rosa - Uma Rosa Para Noel album art Noel Rosa Uma Rosa Para Noel(LP, Album, Comp) Continental (3) 1 07 405 357 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
LB 063 Noel Rosa - De Babado Sim album art Noel Rosa, Carmen Miranda, Marília Baptista, Barbosa Júnior Noel Rosa, Carmen Miranda, Marília Baptista, Barbosa Júnior - De Babado Sim(LP, Comp) Revivendo LB 063 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
CD 027 Noel Rosa - Noel Rosa Por Mário Reis E Aracy De Almeida album art Noel Rosa, Mário Reis, Aracy De Almeida Noel Rosa, Mário Reis, Aracy De Almeida - Noel Rosa Por Mário Reis E Aracy De Almeida(CD, Comp) Revivendo CD 027 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
Noel Rosa - Mestres Da MPB album art Noel Rosa, Araci De Almeida* Noel Rosa, Araci De Almeida* - Mestres Da MPB (Comp) Continental (3), Warner Music Brasil Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
3429006 Noel Rosa - MPB Compositores #3 album art Noel Rosa, Various Noel Rosa, Various - MPB Compositores #3(CD, Comp) RGE 3429006 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
Noel Rosa - Noel Pela Primeira Vez - 229 Gravações De Noel Rosa Em Suas Versões Originais album art Noel Rosa Noel Pela Primeira Vez - 229 Gravações De Noel Rosa Em Suas Versões Originais Velas Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
857381718-2 Noel Rosa - Noel Rosa Por Noel Rosa e Sinhô Por Mario Reis album art Noel Rosa & Mário Reis Noel Rosa & Mário Reis - Noel Rosa Por Noel Rosa e Sinhô Por Mario Reis(CD, Comp) Wea Music, Continental EastWest 857381718-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version

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