Dorival Caymmi (the father)

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Dorival Caymmi (April 30, 1914 – August 16, 2008) was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actor, and painter active for more than 70 years beginning in 1933. He contributed to the birth of Brazil's bossa nova movement, and several of his samba pieces, such as "Samba da Minha Terra", "Doralice" and "Saudade da Bahia", have become staples of Música popular brasileira. Equally notable are his ballads celebrating the fishermen and women of Bahia, including "Promessa de Pescador", "O Que É Que a Baiana Tem?", and "Milagre". Caymmi composed about 100 songs in his lifetime, and many of his works are now considered to be Brazilian classics. Both Brazilian and non-Brazilian musicians have covered his songs.

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times wrote that Caymmi was "perhaps second only to Antônio Carlos Jobim in 'establishing a songbook of [the 20th] century’s Brazilian identity.'" Throughout his career, his music about the people and culture of Bahia influenced Brazil's image in the eyes of both Brazilians and foreigners. Caymmi was married to Brazilian singer Stella Maris for 68 years, and the couple's children, Dori Caymmi, Danilo Caymmi, and Nana Caymmi, are also prominent musicians. Each debuted professionally by accompanying their father onstage and in recordings.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Canções Praieiras Dorival Caymmi 1
1955 Sambas Dorival Caymmi 1
1957 Eu vou pra Maracangalha Dorival Caymmi 1
1958 Canto de amor à Bahia e Quatro acalantos de "Gabriela Cravo e Canela" Jorge Amado e Dorival Caymmi 1
1959 Caymmi E Seu Violão Dorival Caymmi 1
1972 Caymmi Dorival Caymmi 1
1985 Caymmi Dorival Caymmi 1
1994 Mestres da MPB Dorival Caymmi 1
1997 Caymmi Inédito Dorival Caymmi 1
2008 Caymmi visita Tom Tom Jobim & Dorival Caymmi 2
Personalidade Dorival Caymmi 1
Vinicius e Caymmi no Zum Zum Vinicius de Moraes & Dorival Caymmi, Quarteto em Cy & Orchester Oscar Castro Neves 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Cantando Caymmi Dorival Caymmi 1
2010 Coleção Folha Raízes da Música Popular Brasileira, Volume 12 Dorival Caymmi 1
Dorival Caymmi - 2 Em Um Dorival Caymmi 1
Minha história Dorival Caymmi 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
A música brasileira deste século por seus autores e intérpretes: Dorival Caymmi Dorival Caymmi 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Cancoes Praieiras Dorival Caymmi 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Eu Nao Tenho Onde Morar Dorival Caymmi 1

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