Staff Top 10
Top Ten Antique Bossa Nova and Samba Recordings

By: Francis Henville

Posted 10/01/2004 - 09:34:18 AM by hutlock:
 Beautfiul choices, Frank -- I only wish you had written this earlier in the summer so I could take your mix to the beach with me (always the optimum place for such things). Your comment on Joao as Billie Holiday is spot on and kudos to you for saying it. Question though: any feelings on the Sinatra/Jobim LP? I think ol' Blue Eyes accounts for himself pretty well myself, though obviously he's no Joao... just curious. I've only ever heard opinions on it from Sinatra fans, so someone coming from the other side of things would be welcome. I'm right in the middle on it myself... not bad, but I'd rather hear Joao or even Jobim himself sing.
Posted 10/01/2004 - 12:41:10 PM by iloveokra1:
 Great list from the little I know of it. Anyway we could get a listing of the albums (in print versions if possible) we can find these on. I mean, yeah, I could do the research but maybe you have the info handy and maybe you're speaking of particular versions of these songs.
Posted 10/01/2004 - 08:03:45 PM by Nick_S:
 The one missing ingredient is some Elis Regina... While she's not strictly samba or bossa, she's great and can certainly pull those styles off... see "Madelena" or her version of Jobim's "Wave". One of the sexiest voices committed to record, IMHO...
Posted 10/01/2004 - 08:27:12 PM by Tachikoma:
 For Okra - P5's 'Girl from ipanema' is only on the Lounge-a-palooza compilation: 'Bim Bom' and 'Agua de Beber' are on 'nova bossa - red hot on verve': 'Manha de Carnival' is on verve's 'bossa nova brazil': 'doralice', getz/gilberto: 'fly me to the moon' is the last, hidden track on ultra-lounge's 'bossanovaville' ----- as for the rest, i dont know where they came from, but I hope that's helpful. As nick points out, Regina is really the 'queen' (latin is fun!) - verve's 'bossa nova brazil' has a great submission from her. FRANK
Posted 04/22/2005 - 11:31:09 PM by steve741:
 "Antigua", "Look to the sky", "Batadinha" are all on Jobim's seminal work "Wave". Should be in veryone's collection.