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A serious and dedicated musician, he instilled a high degree of professionalism in the traditionally relaxed music -- even if he was never a professional himself he made a living as a notary. He struggled to preserve Brazilian roots, and fought to impose his artistic sincerity on the music industry. The son of a middle-class family, do Bandolim followed formal studies until his completion of the accounting course of study.
In , when he was 12, he became strongly motivated by the music of a blind violinist who was his neighbor. Asking his mother to give him a violin, he left the bow of the instrument aside, picking the strings with hairpins. After many broken strings, his mother gave him a mandolin at the suggestion of another neighbor. In those times, he was already a brilliant mandolinist, and also a good violonista acoustic guitarist and cavaquinho player.
But do Bandolim never became a professional musician because he knew he would have lost his musical personality -- which was a very purist one. Instead, he held several jobs as a salesman or hawker, becoming a notary in and keeping that job until his death. His first album was recorded in October with Continental a company for whom he worked until , having the hit "Remeleixo.
From March on, for the next ten years, he was accompanied by the Regional do Canhoto.
Jacob do Bandolim (1918-1969), BRAZIL – HERO3
Jacob do Bandolim
Jacob Do Bandolim