Festival Of Bossa Nova - Various Artists

Festival Of Bossa Nova
The story of Bossa Nova begins in the late fifties, a period of democratic freedom and economic development in Brazil.President Juscelino Kubichek set out to transform the country with an ambitious programme of public works and the promise of "Fifty years of progress in five". The national football team had won the World Cup for the first time - thanks partly to the seventeen year-old Pele - work had started on the new Lucio Costa / Oscar Niemeyer designed federal capital, Brasilia, foreign investments were growing and the arts were flourishing. For many Brazilians it was a golden age and against this background Bossa Nova was born.
Around the world, Bossa Nova would breathe new life into popular music, cast sunlight on the arts and provide jazz with a new musical carpet to roll around on.
Antonio Carlos Jobim described Bossa Nova as "Revolution with beauty". He with the poet Vinicius de Moraes and Bahian guitarist/ vocalist Joao Gilberto, were the principle architects of Bossa, with the three historic albums Gilberto recorded between 1959-61 being the stylistic blueprint for the movement.
Festival of Bossa Nova includes selections from each of these classic Gilberto albums, tracks by Elis Regina, the finest female vocalist Brazil has yet produced, the first vocal recording by Vinicius de Moraes, the tracks displaying emerging genius of the guitarist Baden Powell and a host of Antonio Carlos Jobim songwriting masterpieces interpreted by the key protagonists of those days.

Release Date: 09/07/2012
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1. CONJUNTO OSCAR CASTRO NEVES -­ Gosto do seu olhar
2. CARLOS LYRA ­ - Cancao do olhar amado
3. CARLOS LYRA - Nada como ter amor
4. ANA LUCIA - Agua de beber
5. WALTER WANDERLEY - Agua de beber
6. JOAO GILBERTO ­- Corcovado
7. JOAO GILBERTO - ­ Insensatez
8. JOAO GILBERTO ­- Brigas nunca mais
9. ALAIDE COSTA - Samba de nós dois
10. BADEN POWELL - Fluido de saudade
11. BADEN POWELL - ­ Samba Triste
12. LUCIO ALVES - Menina Feita
13. LUCIO ALVES ­- Castigo
14. SERGIO MENDES ­- Tristeza de nos dois
15. ELIS REGINA - Samba Feito Pra Mim
16. ELIS REGINA -­ Murmurio
17. WALTER WANDERLEY ­- Murmurio
18. VINICIUS DE MORAES - Pela Luz dos Olhos Teus
19. DOLORES DURAN ­- Solidao
20. LAURINDO ALMEIDA - ­ Brazilliance #
21. LENNY ANDRADE ­- Sambop
22. OS CARIOCAS - ­ Preto velho bossa nova
23. ISAURA GARCIA -­ Doi, doi, doi
24. ED LINCOLN ­- Teleco teco No.2
25. AGOSTINHO DOS SANTOS - ­ Chora tua tristeza
26. CONJUNTO OSCAR CASTRO NEVES - Chora tua tristeza
27. MAYSA ­- Recado a solidao
28. LUIZ BONFA ­- Brasilia
29. PERY RIBEIRO & LUIZ BONFA ­- Perdido de Amor
30. SYLVIA TELLES ­- Duas contas
31. WALTER WANDERLEY - Muhler de trinta
32. DICK FARNEY ­- Amor Sem adeus



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Amor, o sorriso è a flor (Love, a Smile, and a Flower) is the second in the trilogy of formative bossa nova albums released by João Gilberto between 1959 and 1961 (Chega de saudade ACMEM 179CD being the first).

These albums are quite literally the aesthetic and musical blueprints for a genre that would exert an irresistible worldwide influence on popular music. Our edition features the original (long out of print) classic album in its entirety and original packaging. It includes Joao's historic, first performances of such masterpieces as Samba de uma nota só (One Note Samba), Meditação (Meditation), O pato, Corcovado, Discussão and Outra vez (One More Time)

The album is augmented by rare recordings of some of the famous songs of both O Amor, o sorriso è a flor Chega de Saudade by such important contemporaries as Sergio Mendes, Walter Wanderley, Sylvia Telles, Carlos Lyra, Alaide Costa, Agostinho Dos Santos, Isaura Garcia, Os Cariocas and Luiz Eca

In 1962 Gilberto moved to the United States where he and Stan Getz recorded the million-selling Getz / Gilberto for Creed Taylor¹s Verve; an LP which featured a song (sung by João's then wife Astrud) that was to become one of the most popular of the twentieth century, the Jobim-Vinícius composition, La Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema).

The reclusive João Gilberto is the "Great Master" of bossa nova; His art both enigmatic and timeless. He has worked with the Tropicalistas, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso and influenced generations of arrangers, musicians and singers

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Os Afro-Sambas / A Vontade
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