Founded in 1942 by Ismael Netto, Os Cariocas is known for their elaborate arrangements of four or five voices. After their 1957 recording, "Chega de Saudade", they became the most representative vocal group of Bossa Nova.
First personnel: Ismael Netto / Severino Filho / Ari Mesquita / Salvador / Tarquínio
First Official group: Ismael Netto / Severino Filho / Badeco / Waldir Viviani / Quartera
Second: Hortensia Silva / Severino Filho / Badeco / Waldir Viviani / Quartera