Friday, July 2, 2010

Sinatra & Jobim: Blame it on the Bossa Nova

What do you get when you combine the amazing vocals of Frank Sinatra "The Voice" with the musical genius of Antonio Carlos Jobim "The Father of Bossa Nova"?

The answer is 1967's album "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim". This album has Sinatra singing Bossa Nova songs which were made famous 5 years before by Jobim and other Brazilian performers such as Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz. Some of these songs are: "The Girl From Ipanema", "Corcovado", "Meditation", "Agua de Beber", & "How Insensitive". Antonio Carlos Jobim besides accompanying "Ol' Blue Eyes" can be heard singing in some songs.

Their collaboration was a success, that this album was nominated the following year for a Grammy. In November 1967 Sinatra & Jobim teamed up with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald to star in a television special called "A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim". On this special some songs from "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim" were performed as well as other hits such as "Going Out Of My Head" & "What Now My Love".

Photo: Papertastebuds

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