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Bezerra Da Silva

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Eu Sou Favela Bezerra Da Silva 03:24
A Fumaça Já Subiu Pra Cuca Bezerra Da Silva 03:57
Garrafada do Norte Bezerra Da Silva 03:21
Malandragem dá um Tempo Bezerra Da Silva 03:52
Se Leonardo Dá Vinte Bezerra Da Silva 05:00
A Semente Bezerra Da Silva 03:07
Malandro É Malandro E Mané É Mané Bezerra Da Silva 02:38
Sequestraram Minha Sogra Bezerra Da Silva 04:31
Tem Coca Aí Na Geladeira Bezerra Da Silva 03:14
Pastor Trambiqueiro Bezerra Da Silva 03:36

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A Semente
Malandro Não Vacila
Pega Eu (O Supra Sumo da Honestidade)
Malandro Demais Vira Bicho

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Biography

Samba and coco singer, songwriter and musician José Bezerra da Silva was born on February 23, 1927 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Da Silva specialized in the partido alto style of samba, which is a subgenre that encourages more improvisation and singalong vocal participation. He released his first single, “Maná, Cadê Meu Boi”, was released in 1969. He went on to record over 30 albums between 1976 and 2005 including O Rei Do Côco (1976), Partido Muito Alto (1980), Maldro Rife (1985), Cocada Boa (1993), Pega Eu (2003), and O Saba Malandro de Bezerra da Silva (2005). His songs would often touch on gang violence, the law, the drug trade, and the marginalized people of Brazil. One of his best-known songs was “Malandragem Dá Um Tempo”, which has been covered by many artists. Da Silva died on January 17, 2005 of a heart attack.