Monday, July 4, 2011

From the Age of Bossa Nova

Every year at the end of our concert season, we have a show of summer-related songs. Sometimes I have to go it alone, but this year, I was lucky enough to have five people in the show. Over the next few posts, I will be featuring five short clips from this show.

My wife, Joyce performed a bossa nova number from the 1950s by Luis Bonfa. "A Day in the Life of a Fool" which was one of the recurring themes in the movie "Black Orpheus" (1959). There was a Latin-American music fad in the late 50s, fueled by bongo groups, Harry Belafonte, and - often omitted from the historical accounts, my hero - Steve Allen.


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