CORCOVADO

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: João Gilberto
Author: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label: Odéon
Year: 1960

See also: Desafinado, Garota De Ipanema, Samba De Uma Nota So, Insensatez and Meditaçao.

Covers:

1962:

Cariocas

1962:

Tony Bennett [as Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars; lyrics by Gene Lees]

1963:

Antonio Carlos Jobim [author]

1963:

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto

1963:

Elza Larinjeiro [Jimmy Smith-alike organist and actress on lp crammed with Jobim/De Moraes compositions]

1963:

Miles Davis [as Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars]

1964:

Nancy Wilson [idem]

1964:

Sergio Mendes & Bossa Rio

1965:

Peggy Lee

1965:

Henry Mancini

1965:

Andy Williams

1966:

Four Tops

1966:

Johnny Mathis

1966:

Perry Como

1967:

Frank Sinatra

1967:

Ramsey Lewis

1967:

Lettermen

1967:

Engelbert Humperdinck

1974:

Antonio Carlos Jobim [with Ellis Regina]

1991:

Toots Thielemans [with the Shirley Horn Trio]

1996:

Everything But The Girl

2001:

Annie Haslam [as Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars]

2008:

Señor Coconut

2009:

Diana Krall [as Quiet Night, title track cd]

2009:

Fred Hersch

2013:

Andrea Bocelli [feat. Nelly Furtado]

On his second album. Corcovado means Hunchback in Portuguese. It's the name of the mountain in Rio De Janeiro with that huge white statue of the Christ on top. That was the view from author Jobim's working room window. They buried him at the foot of that Corcovado mountain, next to his friend and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes.

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