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Sunday, June 20, 2010


Marília Monteiro de Barros Batista (13/04/1918 - 09/07/1990) was the grandaughter of the poet Luiz Monteiro de Barros and she started playing acoustic guitar and compose since childhood, and later she studied Theory, Solfeggio and Harmony, quitting the piano lessons on the fourth year at the I. N M.  At the age of 12, taken by the journalist Lauro Sarno Nunes, she gave her first recital playing acoustic guitar and singing several different styles, including some of her own compositions at the Cassino Beira-Mar.  Among the audience was Josué de Barros (who previously had launched Carmen Miranda's career), and he offered to give her guitar lessons for free.  She studied with him for several months but then swiched to classical guitar, which was the line of work she intended to pursue.  In 1931, she was invited to sing at the Uma Hora de Arte promoted by the Grêmio Esportivo Onze de Junho, where later she met Noel Rosa at a party in the house of the singer Emilinha Coelho.  At this party were also Heckel Tavares, Luiz Peixoto, Almirante and the Bando de Tangarás.  On the next year, together with João Martins (mandolin) and Rogério Guimarães (acoustic guitar) she recorded her first record with two of her compositions in partnership with her brother, Henrique Batista: the samba "Pedi, Implorei" and the march "Me Larga".
In 1933, invited by Almirante, she performed with Sílvio Caldas and Ary Barroso on the show Broadway Cocktail at the Cine-Teatro Broadway, and right after she was hired by Ademar Casé to work on his program, aired by Rádio Philips.  Initially she sang with Noel Rosa and also improvised with him, and later she started singing alone, and launched several of Noel's compositions on the radio.  She also recorded some records with him.  Slowly she started being known as a composer and one of the principal interpreters of Noel Rosa, which gave her the nickname "Princesinha do Samba".
In 1945 she got married and quit her career for a few years, but in 1949 she returned and recorded a few records, like Samba E Outras Coisas where she sang some of the compositions done in partnership with her brother and in 1954 a record where she sang only songs by Noel Rosa.  In 1963, she released a double-album titled História Musical de Noel Rosa, and in 1967, she recorded Noel Rosa again.  In total, her career production consists of about 30 records.

História Musical de Noel Rosa (1963)
This album was reissued in 1996 as a double-CD

      CD - 01
01. Pra Que Mentir (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 7:53
    Feitio de Oração (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    Só Pode Ser Você (Ilustre Visita) (Noel Rosa Vadico)
    Silêncio De Um Minuto (Noel Rosa)
    Voltaste (Noel Rosa)
02. Vai Haver Barulho No Chateau (Walfrido Silva/Noel Rosa) • 7:03
    Onde Está A Honestidade (Noel Rosa)
    Você Vai Se Quiser (Noel Rosa)
    Vitória (Noel Rosa/Nonô)
    Eu Vou Pra Vila (Noel Rosa)
03. Cordiais Saudações (Noel Rosa) • 7:54
    Positivismo (Noel Rosa/Orestes Barbosa)
    O Maior Castigo Que Eu Te Dou (Noel Rosa)
    Riso De Criança (Noel Rosa)
    Pra Me Livrar Do Mal (Noel Rosa/Ismael Silva)
04. Rapaz Folgado (Noel Rosa) • 7:41
    Coração (Noel Rosa)
    Quando O Samba Acabou (Noel Rosa)
    Prazer Em Conhecê-lo (Noel Rosa/Custódio de Mesquita)
    Pela Décima Vez (Noel Rosa)
05. Século Do Progresso (Noel Rosa) • 8:46
    Dama Do Cabaré (Noel Rosa)
    Três Apitos (Noel Rosa)
    Esquina Da Vida (Noel Rosa)
    X Do Problema (Noel Rosa)
06. Eu Sei Sofrer (Noel Rosa) • 6:31
    Filosofia (Noel Rosa)
    Pela Primeira Vez (Noel Rosa/Cristóvão de Alencar)
    Fita Amarela (Noel Rosa)
    O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa/Kid Pepe)

      CD - 02
01. Coisas Nossas (Noel Rosa) • 7:10
    Gago Apaixonado (Noel Rosa)
    Julieta (Noel Rosa/Eratóstenes Frazão)
    Não Tem Tradução (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    Amor De Parceria (Noel Rosa)
02. João Ninguém (Noel Rosa) • 8:04
    Último Desejo (Noel Rosa)
    Poema Popular (Mais Um Samba Popular) (Vadico/Noel Rosa
    Pra Esquecer (Noel Rosa)
    Cor De Cinza (Noel Rosa)
03. Tarzã (O Filho Do Alfaiate) (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 7:13
    Conversa De Botequim (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    De Babado (Noel Rosa/João Mina)
    Com Que Roupa (Noel Rosa)
    Até Amanhã (Noel Rosa)
04. Verdade Duvidosa (Noel Rosa) • 9:09
    Pra Atender A Pedido (Noel Rosa)
    Meu Barracão (Noel Rosa)
    Cara Ou Coroa (Noel Rosa/Francisco Matoso)
    Mentir (Noel Rosa)
05. Feitiço Da Vila (Noel Rosa/Vadico) • 6:39
    Palpite Infeliz (Noel Rosa)
    Provei (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
    Quem Ri Melhor (Noel Rosa)
    Quantos Beijos (Noel Rosa/Vadico)
06. Cidade Mulher (Noel Rosa) • 7:54
    Você, Por Exemplo (Noel Rosa)
    Pierrot Apaixonado (Heitor dos Prazeres/Noel Rosa)
    A E I O U (Lamartine Babo/Noel Rosa)
    Pastorinhas (Noel Rosa/João de Barro)

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