Bossa nova: the story of the Brazilian music that seduced the world

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A Cappella, 2000 - Music - 372 pages
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Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as 'The Girl from Ipanema' (the fifth-most-played song in the world), 'The Waters of March', and 'Desafinado' are known from one end of the earth to the other. This book, the one and only, definitive account of the history of bossa nova, relives the culture of Rio during its heyday. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joćo Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their friends, Bossa Nova is full of passion and betrayal, love and hate, comedy and tragedy.

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The music is great, I ordered the book. I'm looking forward to learning about the music. Read full review

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Very detailed history of Bossa Nova from a Brazilian journalist. Made me want to listen to tons of the more obscure records mentioned. Read full review

Contents

The Sounds That Came out of the Basement
3
Hot Times at the Lojas Murray
19
Battle of the Vocal Ensembles
31
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Castro grew up to the sound of bossa nova in Rio. He has been a staff writer, reporter, and editor for over half a dozen major Brazilian magazines and newspapers.

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