“Black Rio” is a classic track from the 1970s.

The Legendary Singer’s Soul Funk Grooves Warner Music releases from 1977 to 1979

Carlos Dafé, one of the most important exponents of Brazilian soul music, has had songs recorded by Tânia Maria (“A Cruz”) and Nana Caymmi (“Passarela”), in addition to his solo career (registered in six albums from 1977 to 1997). Carlos Dafé’s initial musical role model was his dad, who trained him in many pieces and exposed him to choro and samba traditions. Dafé honed his singing abilities as a crooner in the bars of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s.

In 1977, he released his debut solo album (Pra Que Vou Recordar). Carlos Dafé, a Carioca (from Vila Isabel) suburbia, created their own soul music tinge, initially evident in his 1978’s Venha Matar Saudades, when he was supported by the Banda Black Rio.

He was a founder of Brazilian Soul music and had one of the most distinctive voices of the 1970s. He sang for geniuses such as Tim Maia and began his career by joining the bands Fuzi 9 and Aboliço.

Between 1977 and 1979, Carlos Dafé made three iconic records for Warner Music. This collection brings together some of the most stunning topics from these recordings.

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