Thursday, April 01, 2010

Happy Hour (Brazil)


"Sarah Vaughan. Recorded in Brasil. Copacabana. A native Brasilian rhythm section. Brasilian singers. Brasilian sounds. Brasilian fire. Put them all together, blend well, add Helio Delmiro, Brasil's premier acoustic and electric guitarist, and you have another example of Sarah Vaughan's continuing love affair with Brasil.

If you can, fix a long, cold drink; sit back; imagine the waves rolling onto Copacabana, Leblon, or Ipanema beach; bask in the warmth of Rio; listen to Sarah; enjoy."


(original sleeve notes)

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Thursday's the new Friday.

Break out the cocktails baby.

This is a very lovely thing.

Com amor x

Sarah Vaughan - 'The Smiling Hour (Abre Alas)' (1979)

10 comments:

  1. Nice!

    I've got a week aff, ya dancer!

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  2. Quite. Happy Easter everyone.

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  3. this has sent me manically digging for a kalima record i've definately got but now i think is under the stairs in the north somewhere that for a minute i thought might've been a cover then realised it had a totally different title and on listening to lovely sarah is a totally different song too. i'm having one of those weeks were i'm just not safe round anything....
    x

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  4. No, I've tracked it down. And far from not being safe round anything, you're a marvel: it is indeed the same song.

    Here my dear x

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  5. oh boy oh boy - finally got to hear the sv version and lord but it's magic - i'm totally floored. and then the kalima one that i've never known was a cover still fine but paler suddenly

    you've made an old (easily confused)thing very happy.
    again

    x

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  6. I only got the SV a few months ago: it was a quid in the charity shop. This week that song popped out at me like a message. I love it when music does that x

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  7. PS: I'm going to have to get some more Kalima too x

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  8. and now the kalima one a few more times and with a lovely corny as hell bit of film and a bit of complimentary blogging is formed (tomorrow). ta guv
    x

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