Label: Tecla - 6 008 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Portugal • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
Until the end of the decade, he released another eleven records. With the arrival of the s came success at home and abroad, releasing close to thirty records during that decade. He sang many songs written by songwriters like Ary dos Santos. He helped to open Lisbon Fado to other musical influences, like jazz and French musicas well as adding the orchestra to the traditional Fado guitar trio or quartet.
Carlos do Carmo grew up in the city of Lisbon, where he lived a heavily musical influenced lifestyle. In he married Maria Judite de Sousa Leal. Encouraged by his friends' response to his singing, do Carmo soon began to perform at the fado house. Carlos Andorinhas - Carlos Do Carmo - Carlos Do Carmo Carmo's career thrived in the s, when he released several of his most well-known songs and collaborated with a number of opponents to the Estado Novo regime, such as Fernando TordoPaulo de Carvalho and the poet Ary dos Santos.
Fado also started to lose exposure on the radio and on television; according to musicologist Rui Vieira NeryCarlos do Carmo was an exception to this trend, because of his connection to "sectors of the democratic opposition".
The procedure employed by their British counterparts consisted in choosing a single artist that would perform all the songs in the contest.
Later that year, he represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in which he placed 12th. He has established his own reputation as a passionate singer of Portuguese folk songs, as well as one of the most distinctive voices in the world. While fado remains at the core of his music, do Carmo has used Frank Sinatra -style and French-style pop balladry and Brazilian bossa nova to give his music its distinct flavor.
His uniqueness, apart from the special timbre of his voice, is in his ability to bring composers from other styles such as jazz. This is mainly seen in his success Um Homem na Cidadewhich although now known as a fado classic, has an obvious jazz chord progression. In Carlos do Carmo announced Andorinhas - Carlos Do Carmo - Carlos Do Carmo departure from live performances. He is often regarded as the artist that made the transition between traditional fado and the new fado that started emerging in the s.
Carlos do Carmo Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
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