Bosa Nova!


I have always had a love for jazz and also for bosanova.  One of my favorite songs (and you will probably laugh since it's so much a 60's elevator song) is the Girl From Ipanema.  I am not sure why I love it so much but it just oozes 1960's.  I picture a Braizilian girl wearing a large floppy hat, drapped in diamonds,  with a deep tan walking down a white sand beach in Rio!

"The Girl from Ipanema" ("Garota de Ipanema") is a well-known bossa nova song, a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s that won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antonio Carlos Jobim .
The first commercial recording was in 1962, by Pery Ribeiro. The version performed by Astrud Gilberto, along with João Gilberto and Stan Getz, from the 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, became an international hit, reaching number five in the United States pop chart, number 29 in the United Kingdom.  Ipanema is a seaside neighborhood located in the southern region of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Another fun favorite that also oozes 60's is "The Look of Love" written by Burt Baccharach in 1967.  It first appeared in the James Bond spoof "Casino Royale." 

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