Gal Costa

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Maria Da Graça Costa Penna Burgos
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Born September 26, 1945 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, is a Brazilian singer of popular music.

Gal Costa was born on September 26, 1945 on Barra, one of the most traditional neighbourhoods of Salvador, to Mariah Costa Penna (d. 1993) and Arnaldo Burgos (d. 1960). During her pregnancy, Mariah spent hours concentrated listening to classical music, as in a ritual, with the intention that her child would become interested in music. Gal never met her father, who died when she was 15 years old.
When she was 10, Gal befriended sisters Sandra and Andréia Gadelha, future wives of singer-songwriters Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, respectively. At 14, she first listened to João Gilberto's "Chega de Saudade" on the radio and became interested in Bossa Nova. She then went on to work as a clerk on Salvador's main record store to get closer to music. At 18, she was introduced to Caetano Veloso by Andréa Gadelha, engaging with him in a deep friendship that still lasts.

Costa debuted her professional career on the night of August 22, 1964 on the concert Nós, por exemplo, where she performed alongside Veloso, Gil, Maria Bethânia and Tom Zé, among others. The concert inaugurated the Vila Velha Theatre in her hometown. During the same year, she also performed in Nova Bossa Velha, Velha Bossa Nova, at the same place and with the same singing partners. She then left Salvador to live in the house of her cousin Nívea in Rio de Janeiro, following the footsteps of Bethânia, whose concert, Opinião, had become a huge hit on the town.
Costa's first professional recording happened on Bethânia's debut album, released in 1965. It was the duet "Sol Negro", written by Bethânia's brother, Caetano Veloso. She then released her first singles through RCA Records, "Eu vim da Bahia", written by Gil, and "Sim, foi você", written by Veloso. On the following year, Costa met Gilberto personally and participated on TV Rio's 1st International Music Festival performing "Minha Senhora", written by Gil and Torquato Neto. It failed to captivate the Festival's audience.
Costa's first album Domingo was released on 1967 through Philips Records. It was also Veloso's debut. Costa stayed on the label, which later became Polygram, until 1983. One song released from this album, "Coração Vagabundo", became a huge hit. On the same year, Costa also performed two songs on the 2nd International Music Festival, which was then hosted by Rede Globo. They were "Bom Dia", written by Gil and Nana Caymmi and "Dadá Maria", written by Renato Teixeira. The latter was performed with Sílvio César on the Festival and with Teixeira on the recording.
In 1968, Costa became a part of the Tropicalismo movement. She recorded four songs on Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses. They were "Mamãe coragem", written by Veoloso and Torquato Neto, "Parque industrial", by Tom Zé, "Enquanto seu lobo não vem", by Veloso, and "Baby", also by Veloso. The latter became Costa's first nationwide solo hit, becoming a classic of Brazilian popular music. On the same year, she participated on the 3rd International Music Festival, performing "Gabriela Mais Bela", written by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos. In November, she participated on Rede Record's 4th Music Festival, performing the song "Divino Maravilhoso", by Gil and Veloso. The song also became a nationwide hit and a classic song of popular music.
On 1969, Costa released her eponymous solo debut album, which included "Baby" and "Divino Maravilhoso". The album is considered a Tropicalismo classic, balanced between Brazilian stylizations and North American psychedelic influences. It also featured Costa's third and fourth solo hits, Jorge Ben Jor's "Que pena (Ele já não gosta mais de mim)" and Veloso's "Não identificado", respectively. On the same year, she recorded her second solo album, titled Gal, and featuring the hits "Meu nome é Gal", by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos, and "Cinema Olympia", by Veloso. The album served as the basis for the repertoire of the concert Gal!.
Her next album, Legal, was not as far from the mainstream as its predecessor, and a live album the following year again balanced smooth Brazilian sounds with heavy rock. In 1973, the cover of Costa's album Índia was censored due to her wearing a risqué red bikini. Costa has recorded songs composed by a number of Brazil's most popular songwriters such as Tom Jobim, Ben, and Erasmo Carlos. In 1982 the single "Festa Do Interior" from the double album Fantasia became her biggest ever hit, going multi-platinum by the end of the year. Costa appeared in the 1995 film The Mandarin (O Mandarim) as the singer Carmen Miranda. She has recorded songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
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P 765.007 P Domingo — Gal Costa Gal* E Caetano Velloso* Gal* E Caetano Velloso* - Domingo (Album) Philips P 765.007 P Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
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R 765.098 L Gal — Gal Costa Gal Costa Gal (Album) Philips R 765.098 L Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
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R 765 068 L, R 765.068 L Gal Costa — Gal Costa Gal Costa Gal Costa (Album) Philips R 765 068 L, R 765.068 L Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
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765.126 Legal — Gal Costa Gal Costa Legal (Album) Philips 765.126 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
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6349 020, 6349 021 -Fa-Tal- (Gal A Todo Vapor) — Gal Costa Gal Costa -Fa-Tal- (Gal A Todo Vapor) (Album) Philips, Philips 6349 020, 6349 021 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
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6349.077 Índia — Gal Costa Gal Costa Índia (Album) Philips 6349.077 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
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6349.108 Temporada De Verão (Ao Vivo Na Bahia) — Gal Costa Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil - Temporada De Verão (Ao Vivo Na Bahia) (Album) Philips 6349.108 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
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6349 117 Cantar — Gal Costa Gal* Cantar (Album) Philips 6349 117 Portugal 1974 Sell This Version
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6349 307 Doces Bárbaros — Gal Costa Caetano* / Gal* / Gil* / Bethânia* Caetano* / Gal* / Gil* / Bethânia* - Doces Bárbaros (Album) Philips, Philips 6349 307 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
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7128 160 Gal Canta Caymmi — Gal Costa Gal Costa Gal Canta Caymmi (Album) Philips 7128 160 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
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6349 372 Caras E Bocas — Gal Costa Gal Costa Caras E Bocas (Album) Philips 6349 372 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
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7128 276 Água Viva — Gal Costa Gal Costa Água Viva (Album) Philips 7128 276 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
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13171 Gal Tropical — Gal Costa Gal Costa Gal Tropical (Album) Philips, Philips 13171 Israel 1979 Sell This Version
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13187 Aquarela Do Brasil — Gal Costa Gal Costa Aquarela Do Brasil (Album) Philips, Philips 13187 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
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28PP 36 Fantasia — Gal Costa Gal Costa Fantasia (Album) Philips 28PP 36 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
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6328523 Minha Voz — Gal Costa Gal Costa Minha Voz (Album) Philips, Philips 6328523 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
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822033-1, 27176 Baby Gal — Gal Costa Gal Costa Baby Gal (Album) Philips, Philips 822033-1, 27176 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
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710.0637, K7-710.0637 Profana — Gal Costa Gal Costa Profana (Album) RCA 710.0637, K7-710.0637 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
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704509 Bem-Bom — Gal Costa Gal Costa Bem-Bom (Album, MiniAlbum) RCA, RCA 704509 France 1985 Sell This Version
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FDC 1033 Obina Shok — Gal Costa Obina Shok Avec La Participation Exceptionnelle De Gilberto Gil & Gal Costa Obina Shok Avec La Participation Exceptionnelle De Gilberto Gil & Gal Costa - Obina Shok(CD) EPM Musique FDC 1033 France 1986 Sell This Version
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7610-4-RL Lua De Mel Como O Diabo Gosta — Gal Costa Gal Costa Lua De Mel Como O Diabo Gosta (Album, MiniAlbum) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 7610-4-RL US 1987 Sell This Version
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A28U-1004 Rio Revisited — Gal Costa Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa - Rio Revisited (Album) Verve Digital A28U-1004 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
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85.018 Plural — Gal Costa Gal Costa Plural (Album) RCA, RCA 85.018 Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
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715.0024 Gal Costa — Gal Costa Gal Costa Gal Costa (Album) RCA 715.0024 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
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74321-12403-2 O Sorriso Do Gato De Alice — Gal Costa Gal Costa O Sorriso Do Gato De Alice (Album) RCA 74321-12403-2 US 1993 Sell This Version

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ladominatrixdelritmo

ladominatrixdelritmo

November 25, 2017
If you see any early Gal Costa album just get it, at the level of Veloso, Gil, Os Mutantes... etc... also wow, never seen so many pictures of an artist's page on discogs, but she is Gorgeous!
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