Work. Sleep. Eat. Rinse. Repeat. That’s about all I did last week so there were a lack of post. But I did have the chance to go digging at an antique fair down in Kentucky and came away with some good finds. A couple in their 60s, who looked and sounded like they were from Kentucky, had the requisite Beatles and John Cougar Mellencamp albums, but also had a few I was looking for: Al Green‘s Al Green Is Love and Full of Fire, Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson for Cherry plus Stan Getz/ Charlie Byrd colabo on Jazz Samba. What the hell were they doing with those albums. I didn’t ask, mistake on my part, but I was just happy for the find. For a buck a piece and in good condition, I’m all over that every time.
The Stan Getz album is the one that Charlie Byrd introduced s
Stan to Bossa Nova music, which in just one year and 3 albums later, lead to the Getz/(Joao) Gilberto classic The Girl From Ipanema. The lyrics were sung by Gilberto’s wife, Austrud, who had only sang in her home before that. She didn’t even receive any credit on the album, but went on to record about 19 albums. None was the hit that Ipanema was, but still, for a career she didn’t actively pursue out, that’s pretty damn good.
Anyway, that is how the Kentucky couple inspired tonight’s trip to Brazil.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Charlie Byrd- Bim Bom
Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd- E Luxo So
Astrud Gilberto- (Take Me To) Aruanda
And a bonus cut because I missed Sample Sunday
Stan Getz/Luis Bonfa- Saudade Vem Correndo