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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The definitive history of bossa nova music--which has produced such enduring hits as "The Girl from Ipanema," "The Waters of March," and "Desafinado"--this book chronicles the culture of Rio during its heyday. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jo o Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their friends, this retrospective is full of passion and betrayal, love and hate, comedy and tragedy.

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A translation of a 1990 Brazilian best seller, this history of what happened when "street samba" moved indoors and became an international form of pop/jazz is filled with material from interviews with ... Read full review

Contents

Hot Times at the Lojas Murray
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Battle of the Vocal Ensembles
31
The Mountains the Sun and the Sea
51
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Ruy Castro grew up in Rio to the sound of bossa nova. He has been a staff writer, reporter, and editor for more than half a dozen major Brazilian magazines and newspapers. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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