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Meu Nome E Gal
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Tracks: (Disc 1) 1 - Luz do sol ; 2 - Acai ; 3 - London london ; 4 - Meu nome e gal ; 5 - Nao identificado ; 6 - Meu bem meu mal ; 7 - Folhetim ; 8 - Modinha para gabriela ; 9 - Forca estranha ; 10 - Canta brasil ; 11 - In... more »
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Tracks: (Disc 1) 1 - Luz do sol ; 2 - Acai ; 3 - London london ; 4 - Meu nome e gal ; 5 - Nao identificado ; 6 - Meu bem meu mal ; 7 - Folhetim ; 8 - Modinha para gabriela ; 9 - Forca estranha ; 10 - Canta brasil ; 11 - India ; 12 - So louco ; 13 - Dom de iludir ; 14 - Baby ; 15 - Oracao de mae menininha ; 16 - Teco teco ; 17 - Bloco do prazer ; 18 - Pegando fogo ; 19 - Balance ; 20 - Festa do interior ;
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S. Sittig | 11/08/2001
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