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Program #1385 – ‘Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song’

‘Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song’ is an encore presentation of one of our best shows of the past year. This program airs daily on our streaming Station from 12-12-18 through 12-18-18 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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60 years ago this week, 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:

Marisa Monte and Tribalistas have just announced thier US Concert Tour dates for early 2019. Get the concert guide with complete details here.

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This Sunday, I’ll go back 13 years to feature ‘The Best Brazilian Songs of 2005’. It turned out to be a great year for memorable songs. You are invited to listen live!

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Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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Legacy and Alchemy’s Alexandra Jackson at City Winery New York City on January 7, 2019. One Night Only!

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‘Chega! Bossa Nova’s First Song’

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Let Me Say<>Silva<>BrasileiroTake Me Back To Rio<>Mike Catalano/A Manhattan Affair
Cauby Peixoto/Anos 50 Nacional
Welcome to the Lounge            
Chega De Saudade<>Elizeth Cardoso/Canção do Amor Demais
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
All One<>Alexandra Jackson & Al Jarreau/Legacy & AlchemyOne 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
O Que E Que Tem<>Ana Clara/Abencoada


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Hour 2:
Set 1:
Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade
Nothing Will Be As It Was<>Ricardo Bacelar/SebastianaWelcome To Our Second Hour
Chega De Saudade<>Joao Gilberto/LegendarySessao Das Onze<>Ricardo Silveira/RSVC
Café Jobim<>Lawson Rollins/Infinita
Special Announcement
You Moved Me<>Ivan Lins & Brenda Russell/Love Dance

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
A Cada Canto<>Alexia Bomtempo/Chasing Storms and Stars
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