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Elis Regina

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 17, 1945    

Elis Regina

Born in Porto Alegre, Elis Regina started her singing career at age 11, singing on the radio. In 1959, she signed her first professional deal with the radio station Rádio Gaúcha, and in the following year she moved to Rio de Janeiro, recording her first single for Continental.

In 1961, the same record label released her first LP, “Viva a Brotolândia”, which featured calypso and rock ’n’ roll tunes. After that, she returned to Porto Alegre, remaining until 1964, when she finally moved back to Rio de Janeiro. Elis Regina sang at the famous Bossa Nova nightclub Beco das Garrafas. At that time, Elis Regina was hired by TV network TV Rio, where she performed with other famous musicians, such as Jorge Ben and Wilson Simonal. Elis Regina became known nation wide in 1965, when she performed “Arrastão”, by Edu Lobo and Vin�-cius de Moraes, at the first Brazilian Popular Music Festival. After that, Elis Regina recorded “Dois na Bossa” in collaboration with Jair Rodrigues. This record was so popular that they released volumes 2 and 3....
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    Elis & Tom

    Philips
    2008
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    MPB Especial - 1973

    Philips
    2004
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    Live in Montreux


    2002
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    Montreux Jazz Festival: Gravações Inéditas

    Philips
    2001
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    Os Sonhos Mais Lindos

    Philips
    2000
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    13th Montreux Jazz Festival

    Philips
    1989
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    Vento De Maio

    Philips
    1985
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