MANHA DE CARNAVAL

Latest update on 26/11/2015

Artist: Agostinho dos Santos
Author: Luis Bonfa/Antonio Maria
Label: Fontana
Year: 1959

In Brazilian film Orfeo Negro (Marcel Camus), based on Vinicius De Moraes' play Orfeo Do Carnaval ('56). Agostinho lip-synched for main actor Breno Mello (Orfeus). Author Luis Bonfa plays an instrumental version on the soundtrack. Orfeo Negro won that year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for best foreign film.

Covers:

1959:

Marpessa Dawn [the Eurydice in same film]

1959:

Elizete Cardoso

1959:

Gloria Lasso [hit Fr as La Chanson d'Orphee]

1959:

Ray Franky [hit VL as Het Lied Van Orfeus]

1959:

Dalida [as Orfeo in German; she also cut a French version]

1960:

Ames Brothers [first English version, as Carnival]

1961:

Paul Desmond [as Theme From Black Orpheus]

1962:

Stan Getz

1962:

Wayne Shorter [as Black Orpheus]

1962:

Quincy Jones

1963:

Joan Baez

1965:

Skatalites [as Black Sunday]

1965:

Jokers [as Song of Orfeu Negro]

1965:

Astrud Gilberto

1965:

Mongo Santamaria

1966:

Jack Jones [as A Day In The Life Of A Fool; lyrics: Carl Sigman]

1966:

Perry Como

1967:

Claudine Longet

1967:

Harry Belafonte [as A Day In The Life Of A Fool]

1967:

Ramsey Lewis

1968:

Chet Atkins

1969:

Henry Mancini

1969:

José Feliciano

1969:

Frank Sinatra [as A Day In The Life Of A Fool]

1971:

King Floyd [idem]

1992:

Toots Thielemans [with author Bonfa on guitar]

1994:

Brave Combo

1995:

Herman Schamp

1996:

Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin

2001:

Tuck & Patti

2001:

John Boutté

2007:

Carly Simon

2013:

Natalie Cole

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