The birth of Bossa Nova takes us back to 1958 for this two-hour radio special.
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Six decades seems like a long time, but it turns out that it’s exactly what was needed for Bossa Nova to musically morph from African, European, and American roots into the iconic song form that’s loved and enjoyed worldwide. So this week it’s a look back at the songs that started it all..back in 1958!
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Playlist for this week’s show
Hour 1: The Birth of Bossa Nova
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Rio<>Lucio Alves/Bossa Nova Sua Historia
So It May Secretly Begin/Pat Metheny/Still Life
Scarborough Fair<>Sergio Mendes &Brasil 66/Greatest Hits
Welcome to the Connect Brazil Listening Lounge – Make A Request!
Quiet Moments/Lonnie Liston Smith
Introduce Our Next Set
Introduce Next Song
Chega De Saudade<>Joao Gilberto/Legendary
Café Roma<>Brass/Cafe Roma 3
Boa Sorte (Good Luck)<>Vanessa da Mata & Ben Harper/Sim
Introduce Featured Set
Upa Neginho<>Lenny Dale/Bossa Nova Sua Historia Sua Gente
Tristeza De Nos Dois<>Luiz Eca/Bossa Nova-Sua Historia
Voce E Eu<>Sylvia Telles/Bossa Nova, Sua Historia Sua Gente
Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song
É Preciso Perdoar<>Emilio Santiago/Nossa Onda É Essa
Blue Bossa<>Torcuato Mariano/Brazilian Nights
Hour 2: The Birth of Bossa Nova
Estrada Do Sol<>Tom Jobim/The Composer
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Chega De Saudade<>Os Cariocas/O Melhor de Os Cariocas
Like Ours<>Tom & Julie/Bossa Tres Jazz 2
Take Me Back To Rio<>Mike Catalano/Manhattan Affair
Aquarela<>Lila & Rhythmic Control/ Brazilian Chill Sessions
Introduce Next Song
Batucada<>Boney James/The Beat
Happiness<>De Phazz/Dinner Party
Introduce Next Featured Set
Deve Ser Amor (It Must Be Love)<>Herbie Mann
Desafinado<>Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd/Jazz Samba
This Happy Madness<>Frank Sinatra/Sinatra & Co.
Morning In Rio<>Sergio Mendes/Encanto
Saudade Vem Correndo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tudo
It’s Always New<>Richard Sorce/Samba Para A Vida
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