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José Galhardo
Birth Date
June 10, 1905
Birth Place
Lisbon. Portugal
Death Date
October 17, 1967
Death Place
Lisbon. Portugal

José Galhardo  Biography

José Maria Galhardo was born on June 10, 1905, in Lisbon.

José Galhardo distinguished himself as a lyricist for countless songs and fados, such as Fado Malhoa and Lisboa Não Sejas Francesa, celebrated by Amália Rodrigues; and the dialogues and lyrics of songs from films such as The Song of Lisbon (1933), Maria Papoila (1937), Fado, Historia de una Cantadeira (1947), Capas Negras (1947) and Tarzan of the Fifth Left (1958) , among others.

The most internationally known song, with music by Raul Ferrão, is Coimbra is a love lesson (also known as Coimbra and Avril in Portugal), sung in the film Capas Negras (1947) by Alberto Ribeiro.

José Galhardo received, together with Raul Ferrão (music) and Mirita Casimiro (singing), the “Filipe Duarte Prize” (1945/1946) of the SNI, attributed to authors of the lyrics and music and artist of the best operetta song number , by “Menina Lisboa” included in the show The Invasion.

The following year, José Galhardo received, together with Luis Galhardo, Alberto Barbosa and Vasco Santana, the “Alfredo Carvalho Prize” (1946/1947) of the SNI, attributed to authors and artist of the best recited number of magazine, by the authorship of the piece It is What People Feel.

In 1947 was made Commander of the Military Order of Sant’Iago of the Sword, on January 29.

José Maria Galhardo died on October 17, 1967, in Lisbon.

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    I was just sitting at my piano looking over a very old book of songs called the songs we sing by Harry Cooper Smith. I got this book when I went to Anshe emet Sunday school in Chicago. That was in the late forties and fifties. This book is falling apart but I love it and will never part with it until I pass away. Something today just made me decide to look up the name of Harry Coopersmith and that’s how I found this site.

  3. Philip Joseph Brody says:

    Joseph Brody was my great grandfather. Murray Brody was my grandfather and Joseph Brody was my father. I am Philip Joseph Brody born in Queens N.Y. My halfbrother Brian is a saxophone player. Unfortunately I think musical talent skipped me. My great grandfather died before my father was born. Unfortunately my father died around 59 years old. I’m about to be 52 so hopefully I won’t pass before my time.

  4. MARTY KUGLER says:

    Is there any way that I can get the lyrics to Semour Rockoff’s song “Der moiled vet zein.” I know about half the words, but I no longer have the record. I’ve been searching for the lyrics for over 40 years.

  5. MARTY KUGLER says:

    Is there any way that I can get the lyrics to Semour Rockoff’s song “Der moiled vet zein.” I know about half the words, but I no longer have the record. I’ve been searching for the lyrics for over 40 years. Thanks, Marty Kugler maak68@gmail.com

  6. Steve Sonshine says:

    I had the extreme privilege of attending Band and Orchestra classes taught by Mr. Musiker while attending J. Madison H.S. in Brooklyn, N.Y., from ’63-’65. I, with my fellow percussionists, listened and learned about music, ensembles, and respect, …all lessons taught by Mr. Musiker.
    I am so happy to read of his successes. He deserves them all.
    Mr. Musiker, you are COOL
    with affection,
    Steve Sonshine, Reg. Archt.

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