Early Morning Music

Early Morning Music (Friday) – October 6, 2006

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Cartola (Oct. 11, 1908-Nov. 30, 1980), one of the founders of the Escola de Samba "Mangueira" is considered one of the greatest samba composers of his generation. His career as a musician and composer fell by the wayside until 1956 when a journalist recognized him working as a car wash in Ipanema. This morning’s show will feature his last recorded live performance in 1978 along with interpretations of the same songs by other musicians.

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