The Girl From Ipanema

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ok, so aside from the astrud gilberto version...

just how many covers of this are there? and which ones are your favourites. i'm quite enjoying the Gary Criss one at the moment, late 70s new york, salsoul-esque, loft blahdy blah...

gareth, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I like the Pizzicato 5 one.

Arien, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Walter Wanderley, Sergio Mendes, Laurindo Almeida, Frank Sinatra + A.C.Jobim

also i want Richard Hayman's 'Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine' LP which has it on

michael, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

There's a cover of it on Fire Music by Archie Shepp that I listened to awhile ago that was better than I remember it being.

Vic Funk, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Ace version by Mike Westbrook on his '68 album "Release." Starts normally until it gets to the same unresolved bridge-chorus chord on which Shepp's version is based, at which point Bernie Living's alto suddenly explodes into mentalist skronk (from the sleeve notes: "it would seem that a typhoon has suddenly hit Ipanema . . .").

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Destroy: all versions by GURLS that change the words to "The Boy From Ipanema" grrr

Jeff W, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

"Destroy: all versions by GURLS that change the words to "The Boy From Ipanema" grrr "

I have a problem with this too (though I rather like Crystal Waters version that does this).

I think this is uncountable. Maybe we should add the breakbeat from Funky Drummer to all of them to combine the uncountable to one body of work.

Joe "PappaWheelie" Gonzalez, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

A friend told me he grew up thinking this was called "The Girl from Neepa Neepa" and that's how it always sounds to me now. He also thought "I'm all shook up" by Elvis was called "A Mosha Cup". Very phonetic kid, I guess.

fritz, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

the #1 collegiate post-coital song of all time, or at least that's what i gathered from walking around my dorms at opportune times.

maura, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I like "The Boy From Ipanema" by Peggy Lee.

Glory to Peggy Lee who died a little time ago.

carlos, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Also a great swing version by Lou Rawls with some nice scatting in the "looking-back-at-you-to-see-me-looking-back-at-you" vein.

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't hear the song anymore without thinking of Rick Moranis as Mel Torme - putting it into the middle of "The Star Spangled Banner":

"Gave proof throught the night
That our flag was still
Tall and Tan and Young and Lovely the Girl from Ipanema goes walking and when she goes walking
Our flag was still there."

Dave225, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

The DYLAN GROUP instrumental version! (it's on the mix tape I'm going to write about)

j>e>l, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

i dont think The Dylan Groups version works that well, although their version of We Are The Music Makers is very good

gareth, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
The girl from Ipanema is the greatest song in the world. It`s perfect. I got 238 versions of it in all styles of music: Pop, dance, jazz, blues, rock, samba.... But I´d like more pop versions. If u know one, please send me a email!

Tkank u!

Mauro Francisco, Saturday, 25 January 2003 07:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Tkank u as well, best googler ever.

Millar (Millar), Saturday, 25 January 2003 07:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Skank u!

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 25 January 2003 07:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Antena - the boy form ipanema does it for me aswell are the original

Jens (brighter), Sunday, 26 January 2003 14:18 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

The 17-year-old who inspired Vinicius de Moraes to write this set of lyrics turns 74 today. Helô Pinheiro. Couldn't help noticing the juxtaposition with João Gilberto's passing. De Moraes was 49 when he was ogling this girl (!)

Josefa, Sunday, 7 July 2019 14:16 (two weeks ago) link

wow

budo jeru, Sunday, 7 July 2019 21:42 (two weeks ago) link

I adore Joao's music and have for years, but had no idea anything about his personal life until I was googling him last night. I had no idea that Astrud left him for Stan Getz in the 60s. I had no idea that he was poor and in debt in Portugal. He was one of my absolute favourites and it's weird to realize that I didn't now anything about him really except his records

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 7 July 2019 23:37 (two weeks ago) link

this is wild:

Gilberto's first recordings were released in Brazil as two-song 78-rpm singles between 1951 and 1959. In the 1960s Brazilian singles evolved to the "double compact" format, and João would release some EPs in this new format, which carried four songs on a 45-rpm record.

Soon afterward, Gilberto's father, upset by his son's bizarre singing style and refusal to take 'normal' work, had him committed to a mental hospital. In a psychological interview there, Gilberto stared out of the window and remarked "Look at the wind depilating the trees." The psychologist replied "but trees have no hair, João", to which Gilberto responded: "and there are people who have no poetry." He was released after a week.

omar little, Sunday, 7 July 2019 23:43 (two weeks ago) link

There’s a lot in the Ruy Castro book about Bossa Nova.

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2019 23:44 (two weeks ago) link

xp that's amazing

sounds like something out of a bolaño novel or similar

budo jeru, Monday, 8 July 2019 06:42 (two weeks ago) link

machado de assis maybe closer to home

budo jeru, Monday, 8 July 2019 06:45 (two weeks ago) link


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