The Best of Bebel Gilberto

The Best of Bebel Gilberto arrives to our weekly playlist just in time for her birthday.

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When it comes to musical diversity, Brazil has the board pretty well covered: the vice versa influence of Brazil with other cultures allows us to enjoy this musical mingling from dozens of Brazil’s best, especially from musicians born in the month of May.

Right now, Bebel Gilberto is in the spotlight for her birthday week so let’s take a quick peek at the following VISAs (Very Important Special Announcements), and then on with the show:   

Wednesday’s Brazil Back2Back serves up a pair of ‘Bebel’ songs on her birthday – with a special announcement for the newest music channel from Connect Brazil! Listen at the top of the hour at 11 am and 2 pm, and 5 pm CT exclusively on our streaming station. Daily Listening Guide.

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There’s a virtual table waiting for you every weekend for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. Join me for the softer side of Brazilian Jazz, only on Sundays at 5 am (for our thousands of loyal listeners in Europe, Australia & Japan) 9 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm Central time, and only on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station.

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This week’s show: The Best of Bebel Gilberto

Hour 1: 

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Que Nem Maré<>Jorge Vercilo/Perfil

Brazilia<>Waymon Tisdale/Face To Face

Upa Neginho<>Lenny Dale/Bossa Nova Sua Historia Sua Gente

Welcome to the Lounge

Baby<>Bebel Gilberto/Bebel Gilberto

Special Announcement

Nova<>Amon Tobin/Permiation 

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

É Preciso Perdoar<>Emilio Santiago/Nossa Onda É Essa

Bellavista<>Barrio Jazz Gang/Spectrum   

Introduce Next Song

So Nice<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Solar<>Leo Gandelman/Solar

Noturna<>Silva with Marisa Monte/Silva Canta Marisa

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Double Rainbow<>Stan Getz/Best of Both Worlds

El Alba<>Camiel/Sunset

Brazilian Love Song<>Nate King Cole & Bebel/Re-Generations



The Best of Bebel Gilberto

Hour 2:

Set 1:

Tanto Tempo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Lamento<>Nelson Riddle/The Silver Collection

Stay With It<>Steve Cole with Rob Ryndak/Stay With It

Samba da Musa<>Latin Groove Connection/Brazilian Chill

Special Announcement 

Consolação<>Baden Powell/Personalidade

Whisper The Words<>Gregory Abbott/Single

Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Brazilian Crooners

All Around<>Bebel Gilberto/Bebel

Cabana<>Adam Dunning/Glass Bottom Boat     

Introduce Next Song

Come With Me<>Tania Maria/Come With Me

Antonio’s Song<>Michael Franks/Dragonfly Summer

The Mood Is Modal<>Beat Girls/The Mood Is Modal

Set 3:

Saudade Vem Correndo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tudo

Meu Amigo Ricardo<>Celia Vaz/Celia Vaz

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The Best of Bebel Gilberto

Happy birthday, Bebel Gilberto. She celebrates on May 12th.