Friday, February 27, 2009

R.I.P.: Walter Silva (Pica-Pau)

(Elis Regina & Walter Silva)

(born March 7, 1933, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
died February 27, 2009, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)

Legendary Brazilian music producer, radio DJ, TV and record executive (on the RGE, Continental, Chantecler and RCA labels), Walter Silva - aka Pica-Pau (or Picapau) - worked with such acts like Elis Regina, Jair Rodrigues, Jongo Trio (on the historic "2 na Bossa" show/album), Copa Trio (the group that backed Elis & Marcos Valle on the live version of "Terra de Ninguém" from "A Bossa no Paramount"), Maysa, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Paulinho Nogueira, Nara Leão, Edu Lobo, Tamba Trio, Walter Franco and many others.
More details, pics and album covers on his official website:

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