Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Summer tunes: Samba de uma nota só / One Note Samba

Grandmère Mimi has given us the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald singing "One Note Samba" with scat to die for. A beautiful 1975 performance by the Queen herself.

I thought it would be fun to post the Bossa Nova original. So here it is, perfect for a summer night, Samba de uma nota só (One Note Samba) by Antonio Carlos Jobim, sung by the master of bossa nova, João Gilberto, in his soft Brazilian Portuguese. Live in Montreux, I am not sure when. Just voice and guitar.

And here's a little more swingin' version, with keyboard and percussion, and also flute, but still with the guitar and sung by Tom Jobim himself. Enjoy.

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

You and Mimi are spoiling me with all this good music!