Friday, September 5, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 239

Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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Now that September has arrived, it's time for my monthly feature for 5 on Friday -- The Hit Makers.

Once a month I'm going to feature the songs that launched careers. I'll be looking at different musical styles and the groups or singers from those styles who I love the best.

Here are five of my favorite bossa nova artists and the songs that brought them to the masses.

1Chega de Saudade (Enough Longing) -- Joao Gilberto -- original recording 1959 (I believe this version was recorded in the 60s)

2Desafinado (Out of Tune) -- Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd -- 1962

3 - The Girl From Ipanema -- Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz, from a composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes -- 1962

4 - Agua de Beber (Water to Drink) -- Antonio Carlos Jobim -- 1963

5 - Mas Que Nada (But That is Nothing) -- Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 -- 1966