|Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim|
This might be bold, but I'm pretty sure Bossa Nova could be the sexiest style of music that's ever been invented. While most of it is sung in Portuguese due to its Brazilian origin, I don't think many people will find difficulty in enjoying it. In fact, you would be surprised how much influence this Brazilian-originated music has had on some of our classic wonders of today, like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, for example. While few can deny these two as everlasting classics, I think it's pretty cool that they both have recreated several of the popular Bossa Nova hits of the 50's and 60's into the English language, giving each their own unique touch. Anyways, since I have been so fascinated with this style of music lately, I figured it would be fun to give a lesson on it to expose you all to this still pretty undiscovered genre for a lot of people. So get out your pens and pencils, jammers!
1) Bebel Gilberto- Samba de Bencao
2) João Gilberto and Stan Getz- Desafinado
3) Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina- Águas de Março
4) Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz- The Girl from Ipanema
5) Roberta Sá- Eu Sambo Mesmo