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Bossa Novas

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I've been listening to Cannonball and Getz all day!!! All Bossa Novas!!!!!!!! I just love to listen to them and play them. It's the best beat ever invented!!!!!!! Am I the only one that loves them? or am I just a late bloomer as to how cool they are!!!!

When I hear them I picture breezy summer nights by the beach sipping cocktails with a beautiful woman. It would be cool to play a whole gig and do nothing but Bossa Novas all night no matter what!!!!
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Bossas are great, love the relaxed feeling. I like all the Latin songs we play in Bigband.
Actually I'm listening to Dexters 'Manha de Carnival' several times a day now, want to start on it next week myself.
hakukani said:
Black Orpheus is the name of the movie it was originally featured in. It's the Orpheus legend set in Brazil during Carnival. Manha de Carnival is probably the Portugese (Brazillian) name for the tune, A Day in the life of a Fool is probably the English name for the tune.
Haku is right and it's not only different titles for the same song, there are also different lyrics. Wiki info
On the Gettin' Around album the Manha de Carnival title is used. Don't know why, but at the moment I can't get away from Dexter's version.
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