After that delicious refreshment - time to meditacao. I like this arrangement. Hard to find singers besides Frank and Doris that can sing this song with the right feel and the ability to stay in tune. Any other good versions of this song besides Frank and Doris?
Yes, I think that is a really good recording. I more I hear it, the more I like it!
I think Perry Como had the voice for this song too, as he demonstrated in his duet with Doris on her TV special. True Bossa is more of a whisper, than a shout - like singing to someone inches away. It really is hard to find good vocals for this song. I am still working on getting the guitar part right. Love the guitar plunking in the background (more pronounced in the version above.) This duet is not bad, actually very nice. Keep your ears open for a better version besides Sinatra's and Doris's. They are hard to find.
Yes, don't be fooled by his young age and causal clothes, this kid and his bass and drum player (not shown and just as young) play at some of the popular Jazz Festivals out West according to the YouTubes. This is surely a testament to the greatness of this song that it still appeals to the youth of today. It is great to see young talent who appreciate this classic song and perform it so well, and improvise with feeling, and keeps it simple. I'd throw in a little classical guitar too. PERFECT!!!
Meditation - The Chase Morrin Trio (even better in full-screen)
Kermit says: "The Summer Samba" is sort of a girly song?
Being the kind-hearted and patient person that I am, I said: "AU CONTRAIR, mon ami! (my little green rubbery friend.)" It was composed and first sung by a man . . . Mr. Kermit!"
Yes, "The Summer Samba" (also referred to as "So Nice") or the "Samba de Verao" was composed and first performed by Marcos Valle from Brazil; and his brother wrote the lyrics.
A Young Marcos Valle
Yes, the ladies' versions are awesome, and they are very sexy with this tune, which might account for Kermit's hasty conclusion without looking at the preponderance of evidence. So let's see how the Guys dish it out.
Andy Williams stole it from Marcos. Very nice Andy!
From Ann Arbor, MI, "The Arbors!" Not bad at all! Go Blue!!!!
A more recent version by Marcos Valle (the composer of the song.) Mucho, mucho so nice! He Rocks! Fantastico!!!
Kermit and I do agree on one thing, we both like the "girly" versions of Summer Samba better.
I suppose Astrud Gilberto's version played a huge role in the song becoming popular. She was the wife of Joao Gilberto who invented Bossa Nova. Yes, that is the same cool organist Walter Wanderley and his trio (posted above) in the background. Reminds me of shopping at Bloomingdales . . . or was that K-Mart ("Kame-Apart" as referred to by some?)
More Summer Samba
Vikki Carr anyone? She also sang with The Les Brown Band once upon a time.
Elaine Elias - A Brazilian singer and very good pianist. One of Kermit's favorite versions. Very nice!
WE INTERRUPT this lavish and spectacular Bossa Nova entertainment featuring the "Summer Samba" to bring you this Important Announcement!
"Today (ay, ay ay...) I was very happy (ee, ee, ee...) when Nancy Sinatra played (ay, ay, ayed...) this song (ong, ong, ong...) by Doris Day (ay, ay, ay... that's the echo.") It's the best version of the song I have ever heard." Yaaaaaaaay!!! (ay, ay, ay...)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) Corcovado is the iconic mountain in Rio.
Wait a minute, this just came in! Gee, I wish I could sing like Frank . . . Can you believe I don't even have this album! Next stop, Amazon.com for a little shopping. Kermit, have you seen my credit card . . . it was right here a minute ago?
Christie, Kermit doesn't make videos . . . he's the star!!! And rightly so, I must admit; he can really put a song across like your video indicates so well. He is a very astute musician and has great taste in music, and I am lucky to call him my "close personal pal" (CPP.) But he is a mischievous little fella, and one has to keep an eye on him. We want to start a Bossa Nova Band!
Is anyone else having problems EMBEDDING videos? I think Kermit and I have MAXED-OUT on our quota! I just get this result. Looks like the show is over Kermit.