GAROTA DE IPANEMA

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: Tom Jobim-João Gilberto-Vinicius de Moraes
Author: Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius De Moraes
Label: Elenco
Year: 1962

Introducing their song on August 2nd 1962 during the show O Encontro in restaurant Au Bon Gourmet, Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, shelved recording finally released. Means Girl From Ipanema. Along with Copacabana, Ipanema is one of Rio de Janeiro's exclusive beaches. This song was inspired by a Brasilian beauty passing by the Veloso bar, favorite hang-out for the authors. Original title: Meniña Que Passa. At the Toca do Vinicius, the bossa nova museum in Ipanema, they even know who that original girl was: her name is Heloisa Pinheiro and she made it as a model, actress and journalist. Her plan to open a fashion boutique named after the song, was blocked by the authors. See her own website: www.garotadeipanema.com.br. The Au Bon Gourmet show series drew the attention of New York producers, luring bossa nova artists (Bola Sete, Joao Gilberto, Oscar Castro Neves, Luiz Bonfa, Agostinho dos Santos, Sergio Mendes, Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal) to perform at Carnegy Hall, soon followed by Tom Jobim. Meanwhile back in Ipanema, that Veloso Bar was renamed Garota De Ipanema and the streetname became Rua Vinicius De Morães.

Covers:

1962:

Pery Ribeiro [first released recording on lp Pery E Todo Bossa]

1962:

João Gilberto [with Antonio 'Tom' Jobim on piano]

1962:

Laurindo Almeida

1963:

Herbie Mann [live at Newport]

1963:

Antonio Carlos Jobim [instrumental]

1963:

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto [as The Girl From Ipanema; English lyrics: Norman Gimble, sung by Astrud Gilberto; not released before '64, when it won a Grammy for best song]

1964:

Supremes [idem]

1964:

Peggy Lee [as The Boy From Ipanema]

1964:

Herb Alpert

1964:

Sergio Mendes

1964:

Nat King Cole [during his final session]

1964:

Nana Mouskouri

1964:

Jean Sablon

1965:

Archie Shepp

1965:

Lou Rawls

1965:

Hampton Hawes

1965:

Ella Fitzgerald [as The Boy From Ipanema]

1965:

Petula Clark

1966:

Four Tops

1967:

Sadão Watanabe

1967:

Frank Sinatra [with coauthor Antonio Carlos Jobim]

1972:

Stephane Grappelli

1972:

Jimmy Smith

1972:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1974:

John Holt

1976:

Zoot Sims

1976:

Vic Damone

1978:

Gilla [as Machen wirs in liebe]

1982:

Antena [as The Boy From Ipanema]

1986:

B-52's [as Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland]

1990:

Julio Iglesias

1994:

Trio Esperança

1996:

Crystal Waters

1997:

Alex Chilton

1999:

Bebel Gilberto [with Kenny G; João's daughter]

2001:

Bossacucanova

2002:

Boogie Max

2009:

Diana Krall [as The Boy From Ipanema]

2011:

Amy Winehouse [as The Girl From Ipanema]

2013:

Andrea Bocelli

Astrud Gilberto was João's wife and was asked for the translated version because the English of her husband was so bad. The song is written from a male perspective in the first place. That's why Astrud's version has a spoken (Portuguese) introduction by João. Shortly afterwards they separated.

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