Bossa Nova The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

ISBN-10: 1556524943

ISBN-13: 9781556524943

Edition: 2000

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Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as “The Girl from Ipanema” (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), “The Waters of March,” and “Desafinado” are known around the world.Bossa Nova—a number-one bestseller when originally published in Brazil asChega de saudade—is a definitive history of this seductive music. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joatilde;o Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their friends,Bossa Novaexplains how a handful of Rio de Janeiro teenagers changed the face of popular culture around the world. Now, in this outstanding translation, the full flavor of Ruy Castro’s wisecracking, chatty Portuguese comes through in a feast of detail. Along the way he introduces a cast of unforgettable characters who turned Gilberto’s singular vision into the sound of a generation.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: A Cappella Books
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ruy Castro is a writer and journalist whose books include two classics about bossa nova, a biography of the soccer star Garrincha, and an encyclopedia of Ipanema. He has also edited a compendium of 1,600 poisonous bons mots called "Bad Humor" and written two novels for children. His book "Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World" was published in the U.S. in 2000.

Introduction and Acknowledgements
Prologue: Juazeiro, 1948
The Great Dream
The Sounds That Came out of the Basement
Hot Times at the Lojas Murray
Battle of the Vocal Ensembles
The Mountains, the Sun, and the Sea
Torchy Copacabana
The Gang
In Search of the Lost Self
The Arrival of the Beat
One Minute and Fifty-Nine Seconds That Changed Everything
"Desafinado" (Off-Key)
The Long Holiday
Bossa Nova Goes to School
Colorful Harmonies
Love, a Smile, and a Flower
It's Salt, It's Sun, It's South
Bossa Nova for Sale
"Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema)
A Bite of the Apple
The Armed Flower
Shuttle Service
The Diaspora
The World as an Exit
Epilogue: What Happened to Them
A Select Bossa Nova Discography
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