Arlindo Cruz participated in a recording for the first time on Candeia's album Roda de Samba. His first song, "LiÃ§Ã£o de Malandragem" (written in 1980), was recorded by Davi Correia. He joined the group Fundo de Quintal in 1980. In that samba group, which had its historic importance acknowledged for its role in the renovation of the genre, he would meet his future partner Sombrinha (with whom he has recorded several albums and has kept a performing partnership). Cruz recorded as a singer for the first time in Fundo de Quintal's second album, Fundo de Quintal No. 2. He recorded several of his own compositions with success, like "SÃ³ Pra Contrariar" (with Sombrinha and Almir Guineto). His songs also became hits in the interpretations by great artists like Beth Carvalho ("Malandro Sou Eu," "Sonhando Sou Feliz"), Alcione ("Fora de OcasiÃ£o"), and Zeca Pagodinho ("BagaÃ§o de Laranja," "Saudade Louca," and "Casal Sem Vergonha"). The LP Arlindinho (1992) represented the starting point of his solo career. "E VerÃ¡s Que Um Filho Teu NÃ£o Foge Ã€ Luta," samba enredo written together with AluÃsio Machado, Ã�ndio do ImpÃ©rio, Lula, and Beto Pernada, was presented by the ImpÃ©rio Serrano samba school. ~ Alvaro NederPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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