Various – ¡Desafinado! -Spanish Bossa Nova 1963/1975- (LP, Comp)
Mid last century. Commercial Music is a machine that generates dances that run each other over in the urge to reach the audiences and mark their place in time and history. A never-ending list of choreographies co-habit: hully gully, madison, rock, limbo, twist and a long etcetera, until a new dance, bossa nova takes over the dance floors. Joao Gilberto, Tom Jobim or Vinicius de Moraes reach stardom in Brazil with this mix of samba and jazz, but the genre doesn’t explode internationally until a few American jazzmen decide to import it. From there it reaches Europe, via France, thanks to Sacha Distel, the first on the continent to record an EP completely dedicated to this phenomenon. It is 1962.
Shortly after in Spain, the number of artists including original or adapted tracks in their albums, escalate: Tony Vilaplana, Mina, Duo Dinámico, Latin Combo, Los 4 Brujos, Gina Baró, Grau Carol, Salomé or Marisol, who popularizes the new trend by recording “Marisol rumbo a Río”, a blockbuster film partially filmed in Brazil. The maestro Augusto Algueró writes the films soundtrack.
For this compilation we have consciously dug into the archives of three Barcelona based labels like Belter, Discophon and Olympo to serve Spanish sung bossa nova songs that have never, inexplicably, been released on vinyl, all songs are recorded during those two (musically speaking) prodigious.
A1 –Paula Ribas Mi Habitación
A2 –Salomé (2) Soy Muy Poca Cosa
A3 –Cocki Mazzetti ¿Por qué? ¿Por qué?
A4 –Elsa Baeza Guapa
A5 –La Nueva Generación Tim Dom Dom
A6 –Bruno Lomas Nuestro Momento
A7 –Seison Show La Muchacha Del Week-end
B1 –Antonio González “El Pescaílla” Notarás Que Aún Te quiero
B2 –Antonio Prieto Chove Chuva
B3 –Los 3 Sudamericanos Un Hombre Y Una Mujer
B4 –Los Aguacates Agua De Beber
B5 –Hermanas Benitez Nada, Nada
B6 –Los Millonarios (3) Más Que Nada
B7 –Richard Y Sus Bambucos Música En La Bahía
¡Desafinado! -Spanish Bossa Nova 1963/1975