Dick Farney

Dick Farney ((Farnésio Dutra e Silva -Nov 14,1921Rio de Janeiro - Aug 4,1987 São Paulo) was an outstanding singer, instrumentalist and composer who contributed decisively to the renovation of Brazilian popular music with the incorporation of jazz harmonies and style. Having been the first artist ever to record "Tenderly," which would become an international hit later in the interpretation of Nat "King" Cole, Farney had hits in Brazil that announced the soon-to-be bossa nova genre, such as "Copacabana" and "Teresa da Praia" (the latter having been recorded in duet with Lúcio Alves).
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