Luiz Gonzaga

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Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento, Sr., "The King of Baião" or "Gonzagão" (standard orthography 'Luís'; Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈis ɡõˈzaɡɐ]; Exu, December 13, 1912 – Recife, August 2, 1989) was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician and poet and one of the most influential figures of Brazilian popular music in the twentieth century. He has been credited for having presented the rich universe of Northeastern musical genres to all of Brazil, having created the musical genre baião and has been called a "revolutionary" by Antônio Carlos Jobim. According to Caetano Veloso, he was the first significant cultural event with mass appeal in Brazil. Luiz Gonzaga received the Shell prize for Brazilian Popular Music in 1984 and was only the fourth artist to receive this prize after Pixinguinha, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Dorival Caymmi.

Gonzaga's son, Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento Jr, known as Gonzaguinha (1945–91), was also a noted Brazilian singer and composer. He was also a famous Brazilian freemason who composed Acacia Amarela (Yellow Acacia). The Luiz Gonzaga Dam was named in his honor.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 O Nordeste na voz de Luiz Gonzaga Luiz Gonzaga 2
1958 Xamego Luiz Gonzaga 2
1962 São João na Roça Luiz Gonzaga 1
1965 Quadrilhas e marchinhas juninas Luiz Gonzaga 2
1989 Forrobodó Cigano Luiz Gonzaga 1
1989 Vou Te Matar de Cheiro Luiz Gonzaga 1
1998 A Triste Partida Luiz Gonzaga 1
2001 Gonzaguinha Luiz Gonzaga 1
2002 Identidade Luiz Gonzaga 1
2005 Bis (disco 2) Luiz Gonzaga 1
A viagem de Gonzagão e Gonzaguinha Luiz Gonzaga & Gonzaguinha 1
Do jeito que o povo gosta Luiz Gonzaga 1
Forró do Começo ao Fim Luiz Gonzaga 1
Luizinho De Gonzaga Luiz Gonzaga & Gonzaguinha 1
MPB no JT Luiz Gonzaga 1
Volta Pra Curtir Ao Vivo Luiz Gonzaga 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 50 Anos de Chão Luiz Gonzaga 1
1996 O melhor de Luiz Gonzaga Luiz Gonzaga 1
1999 No Meu Pé De Serra Luiz Gonzaga 1
1999 O Essencial de Luiz Gonzaga Luiz Gonzaga 1
2010 Coleção Folha Raízes da Música Popular Brasileira, Volume 10 Luiz Gonzaga 1
Sanfona Dourada Luiz Gonzaga 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Duetos Com Mestre Lua Luiz Gonzaga 1

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