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Astrud Gilberto

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The honey-toned chanteuse on the surprise Brazilian crossover hit "The Girl From Ipanema," Astrud Gilberto parlayed her previously unscheduled appearance (and professional singing debut) on the song into a lengthy career that resulted in nearly a dozen albums for Verve and a successful performing career that lasted into the '90s. Though her appearance at the studio to record "The Girl From Ipanema" was due only to her husband João, one of the most famed Brazilian artists of the century, Gilberto's singular, quavery tone and undisguised naïveté propelled the song into the charts and influenced a variety of sources in worldwide pop music.

Born in Bahia, Gilberto moved to Rio de Janeiro at an early age. She'd had no professional musical experience of any kind until 1963, the year of her visit to New York with her husband, João Gilberto, in a recording session headed by Stan Getz. Getz had already recorded several albums influenced by Brazilian rhythms, and Verve teamed him with the cream of Brazilian music, Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto, for his next album. Producer Creed Taylor wanted a few English vocals for maximum crossover potential, and as it turned out, Astrud was the only Brazilian present with any grasp of the language. After her husband laid down his Portuguese vocals for the first verse of his and Jobim's composition, "The Girl From Ipanema," Astrud provided a hesitant, heavily accented second verse in English.

Not even credited on the resulting LP, Getz/Gilberto, Astrud finally gained fame over a year later, when "The Girl From Ipanema" became a number five hit in mid-1964. The album became the best-selling jazz album up to that point, and made Gilberto a star across America. Before the end of the year, Verve capitalized on the smash with the release of Getz Au Go Go, featuring a Getz live date with Gilberto's vocals added later. Her first actual solo album, The Astrud Gilberto Album, was released in May 1965. Though it barely missed the Top 40, the LP's blend of Brazilian classics and ballad standards proving quite infectious with easy listening audiences.

Though she never returned to the pop charts in America, Verve proved to be quite understanding for Astrud Gilberto's career, pairing her with ace arranger Gil Evans for 1966's Look to the Rainbow and Brazilian organist/arranger Walter Wanderley for the dreamy A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness, released later that year. She remained a huge pop star in Brazil for the rest of the 1960s and '70s, but gradually disappeared in America after her final album for Verve in 1969. In 1971, she released a lone album for CTI (with Stanley Turrentine) but was mostly forgotten in the U.S. until 1984, when "Girl From Ipanema" recharted in Britain on the tails of a neo-bossa craze. Gilberto gained worldwide distribution for 1987's Astrud Gilberto Plus the James Last Orchestra and 2002's Jungle.

Title: 40 Greatest Hits

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Latin

Title: Plus

Artist: James Last, Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Bossanova

Title: Love For Sale

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Jazz, Latin

Title: Now

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Latin, Bossanova

Title: So Nice

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Latin, Bossanova

Title: Windy

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Jazz, Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: To Go

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Jazz, Latin, Pop

Title: Diva

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Golden Album

Artist: Astrud Gilberto

Genre: Latin

Collections

Title: Greatest Jazz Samba

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bossa

Genre: Jazz, Latin, Bossanova

Title: 20 Samba Hits

Genre: Jazz

Title: 100% Brazil

Genre: Jazz

Title: Like a Boss a Nova

Genre: Jazz

Title: Remixed Jazz & Soul

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ultimate Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Pop Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz: Summer Love

Genre: Jazz

Title: I Like Jazz, Vol. 2

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazzin' the Pop

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: 20 Bossa Nova Hits

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bossa Nova Blues

Genre: Jazz

Title: Pop Jazz Singers

Genre: Jazz

Title: Brazilian Top Hits

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bossa Vol. 1

Genre: Latin, Bossanova

Title: The Latin Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bossa Nova Brasil

Genre: Latin

Title: Sublime Bossa Nova

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gold - Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Brazil Brazil!

Genre: Latin

Title: New Compilation

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: Getz for Lovers

Artist: Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz, Latin

Title: Reflections

Artist: Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve Jazz Masters 23

Artist: Gil Evans

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Essential Stan Getz

Artist: Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Stan Getz: Gold

Artist: Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz, World Music, Bop

Title: Verve//Unmixed 4

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve Unmixed 2

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve/Unmixed 3

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bossa Nova Brasil

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve Remixed 3

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Red Hot & Rio

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gold - Jazz Divas

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve Unmixed 2

Artist: Verve Unmixed

Genre:

Title: Verve Remixed 3

Artist: Verve Remixed

Genre:

Title: Gold

Artist: Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz, Latin

Title: Walkman Jazz: Stan Getz

Artist: Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz

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