João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

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João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

Postby pljms » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:32 am

Singer, guitarist and composer João Gilberto was a pioneer of the bossa nova genre in the 1960s and sang the Portuguese lyrics on the hit version of 'The Girl From Ipanema'. I find his voice/guitar recording of another Jobim classic, 'Aguas de Marco', almost hypnotic.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=obOXDLFJV_A
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Re: João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

Postby blueonblue » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:10 am

pljms wrote:Singer, guitarist and composer João Gilberto was a pioneer of the bossa nova genre in the 1960s and sang the Portuguese lyrics on the hit version of 'The Girl From Ipanema'. I find his voice/guitar recording of another Jobim classic, 'Aguas de Marco', almost hypnotic.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=obOXDLFJV_A


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Re: João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

Postby Djalma Junior » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:22 pm

R.I.P. João Gilberto (1931 - 2019).

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Re: João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

Postby pljms » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:36 am

Here's João Gilberto with another Jobim classic. Hearing this sung in Portuguese for a change means we don't get to hear the line in English which always makes me smile each time I hear it, "When I saw you first the time was half-past three. When your eyes met mine it was eternity". I could listen to this stuff all day if I wasn't careful.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2RCnbOzCj1I
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Re: João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

Postby blueonblue » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 am

It's a shame that this beautiful genre has disappeared from (at least) from the American memory.
It did have a large cult audience starting with the Jobim/Bonfa soundtrack for the surprise hit
movie Black Orpheus in '59 and ran through the equally surprising success of Sergio
Mendes and his variously configurated groups. Albums by such composers as Milton
Nascimento, Caetano Veloso and many others were available in those days as special order
(especially expensive) expensive imports but worth the cost.A few latecomers like Sivuca and Bola
Sete got albums released here at the dawn of the '70's but by then rock had steamrolled over
this music as it had done to standard American pop...jazz and classical and...
The last hit of the genre I recall was this from '70 or '71 written by Eumuir Deodata (soon
to be a shlock/fusion sell-out) for Astrud Gilberto with a surprisingly good Stanley Turrentine
on tenor. I don't think it was a nation-wide success but it was in heavy rotation on AM radio in
NYC at the time - surprising because of it's length:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WbF3p2Evfg

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