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Samba Bossa Nova

Putumayo PresentsAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Dan to launch Putumayo World Music and establish a non-traditional sales division. Putumayo World Music has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic ... Read more in Amazon's Putumayo Presents Store

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  • Audio CD (January 8, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • ASIN: B00005U2LS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,527 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Eu e o Meu Amor/Lamento No Morro - Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum
2. Cores - Da Lata
3. Papo de Psicologo - Jairzinho Oliveira
4. La Vem a Baiana - Jussara Silveira
5. Deusa do Amor - Moreno Veloso + 2
6. Preto, Cor Preta - Jorge Aragao
7. Meu Mundo e Hoje - Eliete Negreiros
8. Admiracao - Paulinho Moska
9. E Luxo So - Rosa Passos
10. Feitico Da Vila - Marcio Faraco
11. Banho Cheiroso - Rita Ribeiro

Editorial Reviews

This eclectic compilation shows the syncopated and seductive evolution of the African-derived Brazilian samba and its offspring, the bossa nova. The CD features a new-wave series of moods and grooves tailor-made for the 21st century. There's angel-voiced Rosa Passos and her silky version of the Ary Barroso/Luiz Peixoto song "E Luxo So." Guitarist-vocalist Márcio Faraco's remake of Noel Rosa's samba-canção "Feitiço da Vila" is just as tasteful. The elegant, classically tinged Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum, led by cellist Jacques Morelenbaum, skillfully mixes Ravel-like harmonies with Afro-Brazilian beats on "Eu e o Meu Amor/Lamento No Morro" from the film Black Orpheus. The London-based group Da Lata swings the sacred syncopations of "Cores" in a club-friendly, secular rendition. And the talented Moreno Veloso, son of the great Caetano Veloso, turns in an intimate and atmospheric version of Olodum's "Deusa do Amor" (Goddess of Love). These tracks show that the bossa nova and the samba can still give us new musical surprises. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Samba / Bossa Nova for the new century April 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Like a breath of fresh air in the stale world, this CD re-creates the warmth of feeling of the Jobim/Bonfa/Gilberto/de Moraes Samba / Bossa Nova songs of the mid sixties. The liner notes say "the children of the Bossa Nova generation are also coming of age and while many originally rebelled against their parents' music, they are now returning to it to carry the torch of the Bossa Nova style". Indeed, there is a song by the son and grandson of Jobim on this sunny CD.
And it has the authentic feel. Songs each by a different performer, but well chosen. The best song, for my money, is Rosa Passos' lyric version of the Ari Barroso song "E Luxo So." This is the song Stan Getz made a memorable version of on "Jazz Samba", the spectacular album that started it all. This song never fails to improve my mood and put a smile on my face whenever I hear it.
There is more Carnival polyrhythyms here than Bossa Nova had originally, which makes it all the more authentic. Pleasant music from beginning to end. Along with Bebel Gilberto's "Tanto Tempo", and Joao Gilberto's "Voz e Violao" of two years ago, this music breathes new life into an old form.
Tom Jobim (and Stan Getz) must be proud.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of contemporary Brazilian music!!! December 17, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD merely by chance and I am quite surprised and delighted with it! Most of the songs in this interesting collection are simply outstanding!

It was through this album that I came to know some really great Brazilian artists that I wouldn't have discovered otherwise: the fantastic "Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum" (track #1), Caetano Veloso's son "Moreno Veloso +2" (track #5) and especially the gorgeous voice and style of Rosa Passos (track #9)!!! To name just a few!!!

This is really a very enjoyable album, a great companion to the classics from Veloso, Jobim, Gilberto, etc.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful January 5, 2003
By NY Lou
Format:Audio CD
While there seem to be a ton of Brazilian compilations on the market these days, this is simply one of the best. Every song is fabulous, catchy, and well-produced. The opening track is a new version of one of those classic bossa novas from Black Orpheus. I seem to hear it all the time when I pop into bookstores and cafes these days. It is so good, that I frequently almost embarrass myself by singing along. It is that captivating. The sambas are equally infectious. This CD is great.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real gem June 2, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This extraordinary music is not easy to categorize. On the one hand this music is for lying in a hammock for two on a warm summer evening in Rio sipping a couple caipirinhas and watching the sunset. But on the other hand this is definitely not fluffy background music. This is music with deep roots. The music is soft and relaxing in the palm tree and summer breezes modality, yet at the same time it is also mature, detailed and thought-provoking. And even though the songs on this album are thoroughly unified by a distinct style, so they are also completely individual and distinct. There is no filler here. This is the good stuff. If you are thinking of buying an album from the world of Samba and Bossa Nova, this one will not disappoint.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet set of new Brazilian music March 6, 2007
Format:Audio CD
The level of quality in Putumayo's world music samplers has been steadily rising over the last few years. The label scores another hit with this excellent collection of sleek modern balladeers and Brazilian pop innovators... Included are Da Lata, Rossa Passos, Jussara Silveira, Rita Ribero, and my personal hero, Moreno Veloso (the son of the great Caetano Veloso). There are also several less well known artists on here, but the level of quality is consistently very high. This is a really nice, really listenable album... Highly recommended for anyone who wants to check out some more recent Brazilian material. (This review originally posted in 2002)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, sensuous music! September 9, 2003
By Dawn A.
Format:Audio CD
I've had this CD for about a year now and still have not gotten tired of it. It's the best Brazilian compilation CD I own. Highly recommended! You'll never get tired of listening and will definitely get you grooving.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally November 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Finally a Samba/Bossa Nova CD that holds true to the classic roots of Bossa Nova and Samba. From the opening song to the end the sweet scents of Brazil come through with a familiar warmth. I LOVE classic Samba and the Bossa Nova and have bought a lot of compilations with hopes of broadening my collection. The past ones start with the old and end with the new but after about 4 or 5 songs (or when they start going into the more contemporary styles) I lose interest. But this CD is gorgeous and is what you want to hear: the warm silky vocals, the summer rain of syncopations, the guitars and all the sounds that poke in and out of the rhythms.

This CD is great for driving on clear sunshiny days with all the windows down and the sunroof open, cold rainy days inside with the heat and fireplace burning, candlelit dinners with that special someone, or daydreaming with some headphones on picking out the various sounds that make up Samba Bossa Nova.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best album of the year May 29, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Honestly, before I bought this CD, I didn't even know anything about bossa nova or Veloso. I bought this CD at Kmart based on the album says Brazilian music. I told myself "give it a try." I have to say I immediate fall in love with this CD the first time I play it. I don't understand Portugese but the music and the songs are just wonderful. I especially I like Lamento No Morro, Meu Mundo e Hoje, Admiracao and Feitico Da Vila. The CD booklet translated a few sentences of the song into English, which is a big plus for me to understand how romantic the songs are. This album got my highest recommendation. Sit next to my Santana.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Christian Nazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love the song Cores in Spanish it's colores. In English it's colors. It's a wonderful afro-brazilian with a violin in the background. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Elle
5.0 out of 5 stars Bossa Nova More Popular Outside Brazil than in it
I thought this might be some kind of nouveau or electronic hybrid but it is very traditional and really rocks. Read more
Published 4 months ago by rastaman
3.0 out of 5 stars More samba than bossa.
I adore bossa nova; samba, not nearly as much. I hear a whole lot more samba in this CD, so, I was disappointed. Just my point of view.
Published 9 months ago by Genevieve
4.0 out of 5 stars samba around the world
this cd delivers just what it says and meets most of my samba needs. i will still need to add to my samba collection because this is not enough.
Published 13 months ago by K. Q.
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Pleased with cd, it was to replaced a copy that got damaged. Reminds us of a lovely holiday. Thank you
Published 16 months ago by Mrs Tracey Jerrey
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Terrific Introduction
If you want to just try out this genre for a while before investing time and $$ on more recordings, this is a great first collection of songs. Read more
Published 20 months ago by G. Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Good music, old funky beats. Putumayo has some great stuff out there, especially the Portuguese Cds. Good priced as well.
Published 20 months ago by Matthew Readdick
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
I picked this up at the library while investigating trying to choreograph a little samba/bellydance fusion. And now I can't stop listening! Read more
Published on July 5, 2012 by Lisa Williams
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