Beach Samba

Beach Samba

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by Astrud Gilberto
     
 

One of Gilberto's less impressive '60s Verve outings, primarily due to the more pop-oriented song selection. Much of this is just standard pleasant Gilberto: offhand vocals and a sumptuous Brazil pop-cum-U.S. orchestration feel (Ron Carter and Toots Thielemans are among the sidemen). And some of the popSee more details below

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One of Gilberto's less impressive '60s Verve outings, primarily due to the more pop-oriented song selection. Much of this is just standard pleasant Gilberto: offhand vocals and a sumptuous Brazil pop-cum-U.S. orchestration feel (Ron Carter and Toots Thielemans are among the sidemen). And some of the pop choices work well, particularly Tim Hardin's gorgeous "Misty Roses." No vocals or arrangements, however, could save the criminally wrong-headed military march of "A Banda (Parade)," or the exasperatingly coochie-coochie duet between Gilberto and her six-year-old son on the Lovin' Spoonful's "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice." Which makes it all the more surprising when the next and concluding track, "Nao Bate O Corocao," has Gilberto cutting loose with confident, sassy scats, as she rarely did before or since. The CD reissue improves matters by adding five bonus cuts from A Certain Smile a Certain Sadness, recorded in 1966 in more authentically bossa nova-style arrangements, anchored by organist Walter Wanderley.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1993
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451980121
catalogNumber:
519801

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Astrud Gilberto   Primary Artist,Vocals
Warren Bernhardt   Piano
Phil Bodner   Woodwind
Ron Carter   Bass
Urbie Green   Trombone
Hubert Laws   Woodwind
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Warren Covington   Trombone
Seldon Powell   Woodwind
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Drums
Deodato   Conductor
Walter Wanderley   Organ
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Benny Aronov   Piano,Harpsichord
Seymour Barab   Cello
John Barber   Tuba
Maurice Bialkin   Cello
Maurice Brown   Cello
James Buffington   French Horn
Earl Chapin   French Horn
Harold Coletta   Viola
George Devens   Piano,Harpsichord,Vibes
Richard Dickler   Viola
Alan Douglas   Percussion
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Arnold Eidus   Violin
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Bill Hammond   Woodwind
Jack Jennings   Percussion
Harry Katzman   Violin
Leo Kruczek   Violin
Dave Mankovitz   Viola
Jose Marino   Bass
Charles McCracken   Cello
Tony Miranda   French Horn
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
George Ockner   Violin
Gene Orloff   Violin
Dom Um Romão   Percussion
George Ricci   Cello
Bobby Rosengarden   Drums
Margaret Ross   Harp
Jule Ruggiro   Bass
David Schwartz   Viola
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Alan Shulman   Cello
Tony Studd   Trombone
Toots Thielemans   Guitar,Harmonica,Whistle (Instrument)
Marcos Valle   Guitar
Claudio Slon   Drums
Stanley Webb   Woodwind
Dave Schwartz   Viola

Technical Credits

Tim Hardin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
John Sebastian   Composer
Brooks Arthur   Engineer
Deodato   Arranger,Composer
Gayle Caldwell   Composer
Steve Boone   Composer
George Devens   Contributor
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Aric Lach Morrison   Reissue Production Assistance
Jon Schapiro   Reissue Production Assistance
Creed Taylor   Producer
Val Valentin   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Carlos Pingarilho   Composer
Cesar Portillo de la Luz   Composer

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