A Flor do Amor was introduced in 1960 by Os Cobras, a sextet featuring Moacyr Silva on tenor sax, Chaim Lewak on piano, Edmundo Maciel on trombone, Julinho Barbosa on cornet, Waltel Branco on guitar and Paulo ‘Paulinho’ Fernando de Magalhães on drums. (Not to be confused with the second one-time group of the same name formed in 1964.)
The little known song was recorded only about seven times until 1964 inlcuding three medleys by Severino Araújo as leader of the Orquestra Românticos de Cuba, pianist João Leal Brito ‘Britinho’ under his alias Pierre Kolmann and Guerra Peixe as Jean Kelson.
Moacyr Silva obviously liked the song as he re-recorded it with different arrangement on his second collaboration album with Elizeth Cardoso. In addition, she picked A Flor do Amor as the closing song on the second album of her highly successful A Meiga Elizeth series with Moacyr Silva providing the solo.
Selected recordings of A Flor do Amor:
1. Os Cobras from the album Os Cobras (1960, Copacabana CLP 11168)
2. Moacyr Silva from the album Sax & Voz No 2 (1961, Copacabana CLP 11198)
3. Elizeth Cardoso from the album A Meiga Elizete No 2 (1961, Copacabana CLP 11218)
4. Nelsinho from the album Nelsinho e Seus Trombones (1963, Magisom GMLP 1011)
Selected medleys including A Flor do Amor:
1. Orquestra Românticos de Cuba from the album Românticos de Cuba no Rio (1964, Musidisc Hi-Fi 2095)
A FLOR DO AMOR
Ama a flor que eu te dei • Com o amor que a ti dediquei • Cada sonho que sonhei • Vai na flor que eu te dei
A ternura do adeus • Vai na flor dos sonhos meus • Irá levar também o beijo meu • Só meu aos lábios teus
A ternura do adeus • Vai na flor dos sonhos meus • Irá levar também o beijo meu • Só meu aos lábios teus • Somente meu aos lábios teus • Todinho meu aos lábios teus