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Elis Regina – Águas de Março (1972)

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A stick, a stone, it’s the end of the road”… the England football team fall again. The opening line of ‘Aguas de Março’ is embedded in Brazilian popular music. It helps that the song was composed and first released by bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim, then covered by Elis Regina for the album Elis in 1972, and ultimately by both Elis and Tom Jobim in 1974. I chose Regina’s solo version because I think she brings out the purity of the song. A sublime end to a week touched by disappointment. Have a great weekend.

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Antonio Carlos Jobim – Desafinado (1959)

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Antonio Carlos Jobim

Continuing the latin theme this week, the Brazilian Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim is the king of bossa nova. Like many of Jobim’s compositions, ‘Desafinado’ is performed by João Gilberto. Meaning ‘off-key’, Desafinado’ helped give birth to the easy sound of bossa nova in the early 1960s. It features on Gilberto’s 1959 album Chega De Saudade. A later version by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd became a major hit in 1962.

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