Otavio Henrique de Oliveira - otherwise known as Blackout, or Blecaute in his native Brazil.

Blackout – Que Samba Bom – 1949 – Past Daily Soundbooth: World Shellac Edition

Otavio Henrique de Oliveira - otherwise known as Blackout, or Blecaute in his native Brazil.

Otavio Henrique de Oliveira – otherwise known as Blackout, or Blecaute in his native Brazil.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Blecaute (Blackout) – Que Samba Bom – 1949

Something out-of-the-ordinary, but not so unusual if you spend any time over here. Tonight it’s a single by the legendary Brazilian singer/Samba practitioner Blackout, or Blecaute as it was spelled in Brazil. Blecaute was actually Otavio Henrique de Oliviera, one of the more prominent singer/songwriters in the Samba or Carnival genre. Blackout was his stage name, given to him during his days as a radio singer in the 1930s and 1940s.

Blecaute had a long and celebrated career, going strong until leaving it all behind at age 94 in 1983.

Tonight it’s one of the songs in the style which made him famous – Que Samba Bom as it was first issued in 1949.

 

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