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Beach Samba [Extra tracks]

Astrud GilbertoAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 12, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: 1967
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B0000046QZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,392 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This 1967 Verve LP has the breezy bossa novas and sambas Astrud was famed for, but also a Lovin' Spoonful duet with her young son and some seriously impressive scatting, too.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening October 26, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This record, excluding the bonus tracks, is ballads, mostly jazz standards. If you are looking for bossa nova, this is not the album for you.
Astrud Gilberto has a wonderful voice, and the arrangements are pretty. If memory serves, all songs are sung in English. There are two tracks I really don't like. 'A Banda (Parade)' because just don't like the song, and 'You didn't have to be so nice', which she sings with her son (way too cute). On the other hand, 'Misty Roses' and 'I had the Craziest Dream' and quite nice.
The five bonus tracks are more to my taste. They all come from the album 'A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness', which is available on CD, and is more in the bossa nova style. I particularly like 'Goodbye Sadness', both for the song and the performance by Astrud and the Walter Wanderly Trio.
The CD comes with a reproduction of the original album artwork, which is entertaining and endearing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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"I still believe that the simplest thing to do is what pleases you. I sing what I like, whether the song is American, French or something else. I feel a song should give you pleasure, whether or not you're dancing and even if you've heard it many times before." ~ Astrud Gilberto ~

Put some brilliant arrangers, talented instrumentalists, an unbelievably musically sensitive songbird with a unique vocal style together, add seventeen lovely standard pop songs in a recording session and the end result would be an outstanding and remarkable compilation CD such as this. You can't go wrong with this one, very highly recommended.

The brilliant arrangers are Don Sebesky and Eumir Deodato. The talented instrumentalists are Toots Thielemans (harmonica), Ron Carter (bass), Hubert Laws (flute), Bobby Rosengarten and Grady Tate (drums), Ernie Royal (trumpet) and Walter Wanderley (organ), among many others. And of course the songbird with a unique voice is Astrud Gilberto.

The first 12 tracks are from the original recording of "Beach Samba" and tracks 13 through 17 are bonus tracks and were originally issued on the album "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness."

Listen to her interpretation of Harry Warren and Mack Gordon's dreamiest song "I Had The Craziest Dream," which was introduced in a 1942 movie "Springtime In The Rockies," and you'll totally agree with me that it's the best version of this classic gem. Don Sebesky did an excellent job on the bossa nova arrangement. One of my all-time favorites is Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke's rainy-day mood song, "Here's That Rainy Day," and hers is my top favorite for female vocals and for male vocals, it's Kenny Rankin from "The Kenny Rankin Album.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love this cd... May 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
As Astrud recordings go, this one is pretty much out of the normal fold. But that's not a bad thing at all.
Most of this cd is pretty smooth, soft and easy. That's true for most of her recordings, so perhaps I should elaborate. This is very ballad and "standard" oriented, and not so much Samba-ish as her other recordings.
It's a very good release. And, although I can't put my finger on it, and words as to why generally escape me, it is one of my favorites.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Voice, Little Voice, the Charming Lady of Bossa November 19, 2004
Format:Audio CD
She's Brazilian, no doubt.

However she's never recorded even a note in Brazil.

Legend says she started by being asked to test a voice track in the famous Joao Gilberto recording with Stan Getz. The rest is history: her "The Girl from Ipanema" rendition has grown to be a master of cool Bossa Nova.

What is remarkable about this eternally fresh voice is that her recordings from the 60s have been issued until today what means you can buy nearly all her output ever since. Here @Amazon you'll find them all! Would you say it's true for most the singers around? Probably not.

There you can find the mind and finger of Creed Taylor, one the major Jazz producers in the area in his impressive collaboration with Verve Records. The ingredients were as usual carefully cooked by the Master: great Bossa Nova and non-Bossa Nova songs, great arrangements by the best arrangers in the place. Ok, this is the magical formula.

This CD 'Beach Samba' contains material from the great original album plus a bonus of 5 tracks from her album 'A Certain Smile'.

The mix for 'Beach Samba' consists of some pop hits - the beautiful Tim Hardin's 'Misty Roses' and 'You Didn't Have to Be So Nice' which she sings gracefully with her young son. Don Sebesky is extraordinarily brilliant in his arragement for 'Misty Roses'.

The Bossa Nova/Brazilian Music quota in the program includes Deodato's arrangements for his compositions 'Canoeiro' and 'Nao Bate o Coracao', also for Luis Bonfa's 'Dia das Rosas' and 'Oba Oba', and for 'The Face I Love' - the Bossa Nova standard in Brazil aka 'Seu Encanto', its original title in Portuguese.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet September 13, 2005
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This is a rather collection of jazz standards and some Brazilian flavored tunes (including a couple Luiz Bonfa tunes- for great 60s Brazilian acoustic music, check his Verve reissues) and Astrud's sweet, gentle voice. There are maybe more instances on this record that sound a bit off as far as her performance, and I can see where the big band jazz setting seems a bit overwhelming for her voice when compared to her usually soft instrument surroundings, but it's still a worthwhile collection of good tunes. Many tunes still have a samba/bossa nova feel to them even if they are not traditional Brazilian material. Like another reviewer mentioned, A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness is still my favorite of Astrud's albums- better tunes in my opinion. The last 5 tracks here from that album offer a taste of it, even if they don't include my favorites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cool
retro cool - love it. Soft Samba sounds, logical progressions except for one song that has an intro that sounds like circus music however the rest of the album is so great I can... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Christina Nichole Ladas
4.0 out of 5 stars Good never goes out of style
I heard a song in a movie and looked up the singer. This was her. After listening to the song bytes I decided to purchase her CD. Fantastic! Read more
Published 18 months ago by B. Norris
4.0 out of 5 stars Soft as a morning sunrise
How long can a girl go on dreaming?

A gentle record. A pretty record. Sentimental and nice. Light as her floral sundress.

Published 21 months ago by Bud Wool
5.0 out of 5 stars Brazilian classic
Astrud's singing is so relaxing with terrific phrasing.Only 2 songs that were average,all others very good selections.Love this cd,so will you
Published 21 months ago by ajr
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Sunny Beach Day
There are no cumulo-nimbus clouds on this release. This is gentle, rhythmic, mostly upbeat music for a beautiful summer day at the beach or anywhere else. Read more
Published on June 19, 2011 by Don E. Marchione
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Album
I got "Beach Samba" and "September 17, 1969" for Christmas 2007. Of the two, I like "Beach Samba" better. Read more
Published on February 23, 2008 by colinwoodward
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop bliss
I haven't been so entranced by this many songs in a row, in a long while; Astrud Gilberto has the winning formula: tone down the bossa nova roots from 'Look To The Rainbow' (1965)... Read more
Published on February 27, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars The second peak
Astrud Gilberto's first wave of success obviously came with her sensational involvement in the bossa nova standard 'Girl From Ipanema' from 1963. Read more
Published on February 25, 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars How sweet it is!
Astrud sings Brazilian and American standards in a classic 60's album. Although lacking somewhat in range, and strength, Astud makes up for it in style and sensuality. Read more
Published on October 2, 2003 by mario pugliese
4.0 out of 5 stars Music for a lovely day...
It IS a lovely day when Astrud's on the stereo! Her husky, sweetly nuanced yet off-center voice goes great with rain or sunshine outside, and her choice of songs is clever,... Read more
Published on January 5, 2003 by jon sieruga
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