Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World / Edition 1

Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World / Edition 1

by Ruy Castro
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1556524943

ISBN-13: 9781556524943

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

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 as Chega de Saudade-is a definitive history of this

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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 as Chega de Saudade-is a definitive history of this seductive music. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their fri<%END%>s, Bossa Nova explains 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.

Author Biography: Ruy Castro grew up in Rio to the sound of bossa nova. He has been a staff writer, reporter, and editor for more than half a dozen major Brazilian magazines and newspapers. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556524943
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgments,
Foreword,
Prologue: Juazeiro, 1948,
Part I: The Great Dream,
1. The Sounds That Came out of the Basement,
2. Hot Times at the Lojas Murray,
3. Battle of the Vocal Ensembles,
4. The Mountains, the Sun, and the Sea,
5. Torchy Copacabana,
6. The Gang,
7. In Search of the Lost Self,
8. The Arrival of the Beat,
9. One Minute and Fifty-Nine Seconds That Changed Everything,
10. "Desafinado" (Off-Key),
Part II: The Long Holiday,
11. Bossa Nova Goes to School,
12. Colorful Harmonies,
13. Love, a Smile, and a Flower,
14. It's Salt, It's Sun, It's South,
15. Bossa Nova for Sale,
16. "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema),
17. A Bite of the Apple,
18. The Armed Flower,
19. Shuttle Service,
20. The Diaspora,
21. The World as an Exit,
Epilogue: What Happened to Them,
A Select Bossa Nova Discography,
Glossary,
Index,

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