Beach Samba

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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: 731451980121
  • Catalog Number: 519801
  • Sales rank: 43,857

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stay (2:41)
  2. 2 Misty Roses (2:36)
  3. 3 The Face I Love (2:06)
  4. 4 A Banda (Parade) (2:07)
  5. 5 Oba, Oba (1:59)
  6. 6 Canoeiro (1:32)
  7. 7 I Had the Craziest Dream (2:25)
  8. 8 Bossa Na Praia (Beach Samba) (2:48)
  9. 9 My Foolish Heart (2:47)
  10. 10 Dia das Rosas (I Think of You) (2:21)
  11. 11 You Didn't Have to Be So Nice (2:41)
  12. 12 Não Bate O Coroção (1:35)
  13. 13 Goodbye Sadness (3:34)
  14. 14 Call Me (3:20)
  15. 15 Here's That Rainy Day (2:44)
  16. 16 Tu Meu Delirio (3:39)
  17. 17 It's a Lovely Day Today (2:39)
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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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