Song(s) of the day – 06/14/2008

Songs because the video is multiple songs sung by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim but the song I want to bring attention to is the “Girl From Ipanema”.  This is a clip from Sinatra’s 1967 television special A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim when the Bossa nova craze in the United States was going full-tilt.

Sublime is too simple of a word to describe this music.   Sinatra’s crooning combined with Jobim’s guitar work and Portugese vocals on “Girl from Ipanema”  just ooze style and class. The tuxedos certainly add to the atmosphere. Just amazing stuff.

I have to say though that it’s still shocking to see Sintra dragging on a cigarette right on stage 😉

“Girl from Ipanema” kicks in at about 4:40 (total length of about 6:30).

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