16 NOV 2018: This is the music I grew up on. Getz, Brubeck, Baker, Mulligan. But this particular song is from an album simply called Getz/Gilberto and features Joao Gilberto’s wife, Astrud, singing The Girl from Ipanema. It’s a classic and I have owned this album through the years as an LP, an 8-track, a cassette, a CD, it was on my Ipod and is now on my iphone and ipad. It was first issued in 1963 (hold the age jokes).

Astrud Gilberto was recruited to sing the English lyrics at the recording session - and the single's popularity thrust her into the spotlight even though she wasn't a trained singer. This is her first appearance on US television.



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