The son of fado (Portuguese folk songs) singer and nightclub owner, Lucilia Do Carmo, Carlos Do Carmo (born: Carlos Manuel de Ascencao Almeida) has established his own reputation as a passionate singer of Portuguese folk songs. Although he dreamed of joining the merchant marines, becoming a lawyer and managing a hotel in Switzerland, Do Carmo joined his mother to run her club, the Adega De Lucilia, later renamed the Faia, following his father's death in 1962. Encouraged by his friends' response to his singing, Do Carmo soon began to perform at the club. While fado remains at the core of his music, Do Carmo has used Frank Sinatra-style pop balladry and Brazilian bossa nova to give his music its distinct flavor. His hits include "Barro Alto/High Quarter", "Gaivota/Gull", "Canoas Do Tojo/Canoes Of The Tojo", "Os Putos/The Putos", "Lisboa Menina/Lisbon Girl", "Moca/Young Women" and Estrela Da Tarde/Star Of The Afternoon". A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Do Carmo was schooled in Switzerland. ~ Craig HarrisPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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