Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song

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Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song

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On July 10th 1958, a down on his luck musician walked into a recording studio in Rio de Janerio to become Bossa Nova’s unlikely hero. Can you image a world wthout Bossa Nova? It almost happened.

The Sounds of Brazil brings you a special program: the musical story behind Bossa Nova’s first song, ‘Chega de Saudade’. It’s a story that almost didn’t happen and its filled with twists and turns that shaped music history.

We’ll go back in time to hear what Brazilian music sounded like before Bossa Nova, and we’ll re-live the events that transformed an unremarkable song by Antonio Carlos Jobim into one of the most important moments in Brazilian music, ever.

But first, let’s catch up with a few timely tips for the week ahead:

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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Join me for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch when I’ll feature the best new music for Autumn (including pianist Ricardo Baclear’s Live In Rio album) and look back at fan favorites from summer, too.

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Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Let Me Say<>Silva<>Brasileiro
Take Me Back To Rio<>Mike Catalano/A Manhattan Affair
Conceição<>Cauby Peixoto/Anos 50 Nacional
Welcome to the Lounge
Chega De Saudade<>Elizeth Cardoso/Canção do Amor Demais
Special Announcement
Zingaro<Antonio Carlos Jobim/The Composer

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Baby Come To Me<>Eliane Elias/Love StoriesOne Crazy Summer<>Urban Funk Society/Sunday Brunch Lounge Vol. 2Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Bim Bom                        
Bim Bom<>Joao Gilberto/Legendary
Bim Bom<>Bebel Gilberto/All In OneZabumbaia<>Antonio Adolfo/Antonio AdolfoNow That The Summers Here<>Michael Franks/Time Together

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
Chega De Saudade<>Os Cariocas/O Melhor de Os CariocasOh Telephone<>Laura Fygi/The Lady Wants To Know
Chove Chuva<>Philippe Saisse/Body and Soul
Maçã<>Djavan/Bird of Paradise

Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Killer Joe<>Ricardo Bacelar/Ao Vivo No RioWelcome To Our Second Hour
Chega De Saudade<>Joao Gilberto/LegendarySessao Das Onze<>Ricardo Silveira/RSVC
Café Jobim<>Lawson Rollins/Infinita
Special Announcement
Samba Saravah<>Karrin Allyson/From Paris to Rio

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Mais Devagar<>Alexia Bomtempo/Suspiro
Leblon<>Adam Dunning/Sunset Monkeys
Introduce Next Song
Chega De Saudade<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/Composer of Desafinado
É Preciso Perdoar<>Emilio Santiago/Nossa Onda É EssaFeito Pra Voce<>Celso Fonseca & Jussara Silveira/Juventude
Mariana<>Torcuato Mariano/Diary

Set 3:
Chega De Saudade<>Joao Gilberto/Voz e Violao
First Kiss/Chante Moore/Love the Woman

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Next Week: We’ll celebrate another birthday for Gal Costa! Don;t miss this show!!

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Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song