Moraes began his solo career in 1975, and has since then recorded more than 20 albums. In his solo career, he was the lead singer in the trio Trio de Dodô e Osmar, and recorded many popular songs associated with Carnval, in what was conventionally called "frevo trieletrizado". Some of the hits during this part of his career include, Pombo Correio, Vassourinha Elétrica, and Bloco do Prazer.
During the 1980s he distanced himself from the Bahian Carnaval due to increasing commercialization from tourism. In 1994 he recorded Brasil Tem Concerto (Brazil's Concert) which was influenced by classical music, and in the following year appeared in the MTV special "Moraes Moreira Acústico MTV" which was later released as a CD and DVD. In 1997 he recorded Carvalesco which commemorated his 50th birthday, and 50 Carnavals. Two years later, he recorded 500 Sambas em homenagem aos 500 anos de descobrimento do Brasil which focused on samba music.
In the year 2000, he released the album, "Bahião com H", playing baião music with characteristic Bahian rhythms. In 2003, he completed a trilogy that had a Brazilian theme which included the three albums Lá Vem o Brasil Descendo a Ladeira (1979), O Brasil Tem Concerto (1994,) and Meu Nome é Brasil (2003). In 2005, he independently surprisingly released the album De repente, which mixed hip hop with Northeastern Brazilian influences and included his characteristic classical guitar swing rhythms. He published the book, A historia dos Novos Baianos e outros versos (The History of the Novos Baianos and other verses), in which he told the history of the group in a chapbook and interesting aspects of his solo career. The book resulted in a Brazilian tour of the same name where he played the major hits of his career and recited passages from the book. In 2009, it was released as a DVD and CD. In 2012, he recorded the album A Revolta dos Ritmos, a compilation of 12 of his unedited recordings.
- 1975 – Moraes Moreira (Som Livre)
- 1977 – Cara e Coração (Som Livre)
- 1978 – Alto Falante (Som Livre)
- 1979 – Lá vem o Brasil Descendo a Ladeira (Som Livre)
- 1980 – Bazar Brasileiro (Ariola)
- 1981 – Moraes Moreira (Ariola)
- 1983 – Coisa Acesa (Ariola)
- 1983 – Pintando o Oito (Ariola)
- 1984 – Mancha de Dendê Não Sai (Ariola)
- 1985 – Tocando a Vida (CBS)
- 1986 – Mestiço é Isso (CBS)
- 1988 – República da Música (CBS)
- 1988 – Baiano Fala Cantando (CBS)
- 1990 – Moraes e Pepeu (Warner)
- 1994 – Moraes e Pepeu - Ao vivo no Japão (Warner)
- 1991 – Cidadão (Sony)
- 1993 – Terreiro do Mundo (Polygram)
- 1993 – Tem um Pé no Pelô (Som Livre)
- 1994 – O Brasil tem Conserto (Polygram)
- 1995 – Moraes Moreira Acústico MTV (EMI-Odeon)
- 1996 – Estados (Virgin)
- 1997 – 50 Carnavais (Virgin)
- 1999 – 500 Sambas (Abril Music)
- 2000 – Bahião com H (Atração Fonográfica)
- 2003 – Meu Nome é Brasil (Universal)
- 2005 – De Repente (Rob Digital)
- 2009 - A História dos Novos Baianos e Outros Versos (Biscoito Fino)
- 2012 - A Revolta dos Ritmos (Biscoito Fino)
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