The Boss of the Bossa Nova.
February 15, 2002 11:40 AM   Subscribe

The Boss of the Bossa Nova. A very thorough tribute site to Antonio Carlos Jobim, with scores of scores, english lyrics, and rare recordings. The music's greatest interpreter is the enigmatic genius Joao Gilberto. For more on brazilian music in general, there's Slipcue, AllBrazilianMusic, and The Brazilian Sound. (For Portuguese speakers only, there's an excellent encyclopedia on the subject.)
posted by liam (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I like Brasilian Music Treasure Hunt.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 11:45 AM on February 15, 2002

muito obrigada! I have been looking for this all week.
posted by papalotl at 11:57 AM on February 15, 2002

Don't be silly.
No one here at MetaFilter speaks Portuguese.
posted by dong_resin at 12:05 PM on February 15, 2002

Great links! Thanks Liam!
posted by cell divide at 12:18 PM on February 15, 2002

A nice, informative piece on Gilberto (I happen to be listening to ELA E'CARIOCA right now!) Appreciate the link, Liam.
posted by jacknose at 12:44 PM on February 15, 2002

Another interesting character of Bossa Nova was Vinicius de Moraes - poet, diplomat, singer, and the style's greatest lyricist (Garota de Ipanema, Insensatez, A Felicidade etc.).
posted by liam at 1:58 PM on February 15, 2002

Liam, someday, but not soon, please post something less magnificent, just to prove you're human. :)

João Gilberto is probably the only true genius in the whole of popular music. He had tremendous arguments with Jobim at the very beginnings of Bossa Nova. Jobim wanted an orchestra. Gilberto showed all it took was him and a guitar. It's a pity he's more well known in the U.S. for the records where Stan Getz keeps drowning him with his eager-beaver saxophone.

My favourite Gilberto track is his instrumental version of Ary Barroso's "Na Baixa do Sapateiro". Wow.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:05 PM on February 15, 2002

No one here at MetaFilter speaks Portuguese.

I do! Well, I'm from Brazil... :)
posted by denisdl at 11:20 AM on February 16, 2002

Bit of humor derived from MiguelCardoso's prodigious presence here, denisdl.
posted by dong_resin at 2:18 PM on February 16, 2002

Miguel Cardoso has a prodigious presence. As a bonus, he also posts on Metafilter from time to time.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 9:20 PM on February 16, 2002

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