The Astrud Gilberto Birthday Show

The Astrud Gilberto Birthday Show

‘The Astrud Gilberto Birthday Show’ is produced for your listening pleasure by Connect Brazil. is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

Air Date: 03-26-23 through 04-02-23

On-Demand: 03-26-23 through 04-9-23 here.

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Spring’s slow start won’t drag us down this week: There’s too much music to enjoy with Astrud Gilberto’s best songs.

Plus, our playlist includes Ivan Lins with Brenda Russell, Jorge Vercilo, Toquinho, and tropical tunes from sax great Leo Gandelman and Italy’s Caibedo Island.

To top it all off, it’s Zizi Possi’s birthday this week, too! She’s the subject of this week’s Brazil Back2Back, always in our second hour.

Happy Listening,

Scott Adams

March Fridays are dedicated to our favorite versions of ‘The Waters of March’ for Brazil Back2Back, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Listen at the top of the hour, 11 am, and 2 pm, and 5 pm Central. Always two of a kind, and always two in a row! Have an idea for an upcoming Brazil Back2Back? Send us your request.

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Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch celebrates the birthdays of Astrud Gilberto and Zizi Possi, and the softer side of Brazilian song! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2, and 8 pm Chicago time and only on The Sounds of Brazil webstream. And read our Brazilian Brunch preview every Sunday from our home page.

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This week’s show:

The Astrud Gilberto Birthday Show 

Hour 1: 

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Better Days Ahead<>Pat Metheny/Letter From Home

You Moved Me<>Ivan Lins & Brenda Russell/Love Dance 

Aguas De Marco<>Boney James/Shine     

Welcome to The Brazil Club Lounge

The Girl From Ipanema<>Stan Getz/Getz-Gilberto

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

It Might As Well (Be Spring)<>Astrud Gilberto/Getz Au Go-Go

Border Line<>Deodato/The Crossing

Introduce Next Song

O Cantador<>Gregg Karukas/Serenata Learn more

Who Needs Forever?<>Astrud Gilberto w/Thievery Corp.                             

Timeless<>India.Arie. with Sergio Mendes/Timeless

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Astrud<>Basia/Time And Tide

Luxo Do Lixo<>Ivan Lins/America Brasil

My Nichole<>Indigo City/Samba Electrique

The Astrud Gilberto Birthday Show

Hour 2: 

Set 1:

Amor e Som<>Astrud Gilberto/Plus

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Summer Samba (So Nice)<>Astrud Gilberto/Silver Collection

Flying To Bahia<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale

Voce<>Emilio Santiago/Perdido de Amor

Special Announcement

Stay<>Astrud Gilberto/Beach Samba

Set 2:

Set 2: Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Zizi Possi’s Birthday

É Chiove<>Zizi Possi/Per Amore

Capim<>Zizi Possi/Bossa

Introduce Next Set                                                                           

Amazon River<>Nino Tempo/Nino

Que Nem Maré<>Jorge Vercilo/Perfil

Barcellona<>Toquinho/Storie Di Una Stori Sola

Set 3:

Introduce our final set

Brazilian Tapestry<>Astrud Gilberto/Gilberto with Turrentine

Dreams Of Rio<>Akira Jimbo/Slow Boat

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Next week, I’ll open up The Sounds of Brazil’s music vault for my personal picks of ‘Best Brazilian Compilations’. I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please – tell a few friends about us, Sundays at 2 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB. It’s always great to share the music.

Always a pleasure,

Scott Adams

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The Astrud Gilberto Birthday Show

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