Você Passou was introduced in January 1958 by Raul Moreno and Escola de Samba Unidos da Tijuca as b-side on the single Palavra de Honra, later included on the compilation album Praça Onze Não Morreu.
Well established for songs like Neurastênico and Joga a Rede no mar, Nazareno de Brito composed Você Passou when he redirected his career becoming an artistic director for labels such as Copacabana, RGE and Continental. Você Passou was one of his at least five collaborations with Alcyr Pires Vermelho, considered as one of Brazil’s finest melodists.
Throughout the sixties Você Passou remained a popular samba with about 25 recordings. Moacyr Silva was the first to pick up the song, featuring vocals by his band on his album Convite à Música No. 2.
Perhaps the most notable version of Você Passou was recorded in 1962 by Conjunto 7 de Ouros, a bouncy rendition featuring José Delphino Filho aka Zézinho on lead vocals.
Selected recordings of Você Passou:
1. Raul Moreno & Escola de Samba Unidos da Tijuca from the single Palavra de Honra b/w Você Passou (1958, RGE 10.080-a)
2. Moacyr Silva from the album Convite à Música No. 2 (1958, Copacabana CLP 11063)
3. Gaúcho from the album Rio… Madrugada e Amor (1958, RGE XRLP 5024)
4. Zé Maria from the album Você Quer Dançar (1959, Internacional CID 27013)
5. Betinho from the album Dançante No. 1 (1959, Copacabana CLP 11130)
6. Lauro Paiva from the album Night Club (1959, Continental LPP 3079)
7. Severino Araújo from the album Teleco Teco em Cordas (1960, Continental LPP 3124 and Continental SLP-7005, 196?)
8. Conjunto 7 de Ouros featuring Zézinho from the album 7 de Ouros (1962, Odeon MOFB 3259)
9. Luiz Loy from the album Luiz Loy e Sua Juventude Musical (1962, Odeon MOFB 3274)
10. Paulo Alencar from the album Um Baile Bem aka The Great Hits of Brazil (1962, Odeon MOFB 3312 aka Kapp Records KL-1280)
Selected medley including Você Passou:
1. Moacyr Silva from the album É Tempo de Samba (1963, Copacabana CLP 11291)