Eydie Gorme (born August 16, 1931) is an American singer and chanteuse, specializing, with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in traditional pop music, in the form of ballads and breezy swing. She has earned numerous awards, including the Grammy and the Emmy. The couple are still active professionally (as of 2009). Gormé was born as Edith Gormezano in The Bronx, New York, the daughter of Fortuna and Nissim (or Nessim) Gormezano, a tailor. Her parents were Sephardic Jewish immigrants, her father from Sicily and her mother from Turkey. She graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1946 (film director Stanley Kubrick attended the school at the same time), and worked for the United Nations as an interpreter, using her fluency in the Ladino and Castellano languages. She made her recording debut in 1950 with the Tommy Tucker Orchestra and Don Brown. She made a second recording which featured Dick Noel. MGM issued these two recordings on 78rpm vinyl. Gormé enjoyed a few hit singles on her own, none selling bigger than 1963's "Blame it on the Bossa Nova", which was also her final foray into the Top 40 pop charts. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In the UK "Yes my Darling Daughter" reached No. 10. She won a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in 1967, for her version of "If He Walked Into My Life", from the musical Mame. The latter made No. 5 on the Billboard magazine Easy Listening chart in 1966, despite failing to make the Billboard Hot 100. Indeed, most of Gormé's singles chart success from 1963 onward was on the Easy Listening/Adult Contemporary side, where she charted 27 singles (both solo and with her husband) from 1963 to 1979 (of which "If He Walked Into My Life" was the most successful). As a soloist, her other biggest hits during that period included "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (No. 17 Easy Listening, 1966) and "Tonight I'll Say a Prayer" (No. 45 Pop and No. 8 Easy Listening, 1969, also her last Hot 100 entry as a solo artist). She gained crossover success in the Latin music market through a series of albums she made in Spanish with the famed Trio Los Panchos. In 1964, the two acts joined forces for a collection of Spanish-language standards called Amor. "Sabor a Mí" became closely identified with Gormé and emerged as one of her signature tunes. The disc was later reissued as "Canta en Español". In 1965, a sequel appeared called More Amor (later reissued as "Cuatro Vidas"). Her last album with Los Panchos was a 1966 Christmas collection, "Navidad Means Christmas", later reissued as "Blanca Navidad". Gormé also recorded other Spanish albums in her career, including the Grammy-nominated La Gormé (1976), a contemporary outing. The 1977 release Muy Amigos/Close Friends, a duet collection with Puerto Rican singer Danny Rivera, also received a Grammy nomination. As a duo with her husband, the act was billed as Steve and Eydie. In 1960, Steve and Eydie were awarded the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group for the album, "We Got Us". Their biggest hit single as a duo, "I Want to Stay Here", was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and reached No. 28 in 1963. Under the pseudonym Parker and Penny, Gormé and Lawrence achieved their last chart single (No. 46 on the Adult Contemporary chart) with a cover of the 1979 Eurovision song contest winner, "Hallelujah". The song most closely identified with the duo, the Steve Allen composition "This Could Be the Start of Something", never reached the charts, though it remains a staple in their live act. Eydie Gormé and Steve Lawrence have appeared on TV, including The Carol Burnett Show and The Nanny. She and Lawrence appeared together on Broadway in the short-lived musical, Golden Rainbow. Since the 1970s, the couple has focused strictly on the American pop repertoire, recording several albums themed around individual American pop composers. As the 21st Century arrived, the couple announced their plans to cut back on their touring, launching a "One More For The Road" tour in 2002. ~SOURCE: Wikipedia PLEASE NOTE: I divided my uploads among multiple channels, Bookmark this link in your browser for instant access to an index with links to all of John1948's oldies classics. LINK: http://john1948.wikifoundry.com/page/John1948%27s+Youtube+Index
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 28 September 1934 in Paris) is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, now an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s.
Nova Bossa Nova Guilherme Franco - drums & Band Leader Sergio Brandao - bass Eddie Monteiro - accordion/vocalese Diego Urcola- trumpet Joe Ford - alto, soprano sax Achan Inoue - piano Guilherme Franco was born November 25, 1946 in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a percussionist in the jazz and World fusion music genres. Guilherme Franco has recorded on the albums of many jazz performers such as McCoy Tyner, Lonnie Liston Smith, Don Pullen and Woody Shaw. He was a member of Keith Jarrett's "American Band" and Paul Winter's Paul Winter Consort. In 1981 Franco started a samba school in NYC and a power samba group called "Pe De Boi" (a Brazilian slang term for a good musician, literally meaning "foot of the bull"). As a result he began playing many gigs in the NYC underground scene of the 1980s with the likes of David Byrne and David Johansen among many others. Franco has also been employed by longtime friend, drummer and cinema executive Richard Baratta to work in the film industry in New York. Guilherme Franco currently resides in São Paulo, Brasil. He is said to practice music 14 hours a day Nova Bossa Nova They are a veteran crew. They are an eclectic bunch. They fuse a hard-core be-bop horn section with a thumping Brazilian rhythm section, creating a unique, exciting sound. They are, simply, Nova Bossa Nova.The founding members of the group, Guilherme Franco (drums) and Alberto Beserra (bass), are both natives of Brazil. They had to travel to Japan, however, in order to become acquainted with one another and with each other's music. It was 1975. Franco was on tour as a member of the McCoy Tyner Group and Beserra, who was living in Japan (as he still does) caught his future friend perform in concert. Then it was Franco's turn to watch Beserra play, at the club where he was a featured artist. By the end of the night, the two were jamming side-by-side, and making plans to form a band together. 20 years later they have done just that.Claudio Roditi, a native of Brazil, is essentially a jazz trumpeter, and a very good one at that. Eddie Monteiro, while not from Brazil, brings a lot of that country to his unique accordion/vocalese. Bob Mintzer, on the tenor sax, has gained renown as an orchestrator, the leader of his own big band, and as a member of the Yellowjackets. Joe Ford, on the flute, the alto and the soprano sax played with Franco during the McCoy Tyner days. Pianist Atsushi Inoue frequently collaborates with Beserra in Japan.In 1996, Nova Bossa Nova signed an exclusive recording contract with New York's Arkadia Jazz. If all holds to plan, we will be hearing a lot more from this exciting band, which unites the melody and improvisations of jazz with rhythms of bossa nova. Led by drummer Guilherme Franco and bassist Alberto Beserra, who propel their band with catchy rhythms, Nova Bossa Nova builds on the fusion of cool jazz and various Brazilian rhythms, which gained momentum in the U.S. in 1962 when Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz issued Jazz Samba. Capturing the bossa's laid-back essence, NBN sprinkles their inventions with hard-swinging modern tinges, with fine solo moments from Japanese pianist Achan Inoue and accordionist Eddie Monteiro (whose accompanying vocalese adds flair to the session). Nine tunes, mostly written by the co-leaders, are inspired by commonplace situations. While everyone shines, the stars are the incomparable hard-bop front line featuring tenor saxist Bob Mintzer (of Yellowjackets fame), trumpeter Claudio Roditi (Brazilian native who has performed and recorded with numerous groups including Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra), alto/soprano saxophonist Joe Ford (veteran player with bands of McCoy Tyner and Jerry Gonzalez's Fort Apache Band). With its distinctive 1990s edge and fine solo work, Jazz Influence is a carnival-a buoyant, intoxicating session that invites repeated listening.
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Jeff Lewis After Party at the Birthplace, Tupelo Elvis Festival, 6 June 2018
Documentary in which Katie Derham travels to Rio de Janeiro (where her father was born) to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous and enduring song. En este único documental Katie Derham viaja a Río de Janeiro (donde nació su padre) para explorar la historia detrás de la canción más famosa y duradera de . In this one-off documentary Katie Derham travels to Rio De Janeiro (where her father was born) to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous and enduring .
Music adaptation for movie-making seminar.
This is a good old organ song that is heard in the time when the classical bossa nova music was born. Original song played by Ryoki Yamaguchi. http://www.roland.com/products/en/ATELIER_Combo_AT-350C/
In 1962 (Trio) Pim Jacobs (piano), Wim Overgaauw (guitar) and Ruud Jacobs (double bass), invited Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto and drummer Dom Um Romão and Dutch tenor saxophone player Ruud Brink, for a musical TV Show called "Dzjes Zien". Which dedicaded a program to Bossa Nova. I wasn't even born yet, but for shure this TV Show on Bossa Nova conquered a lot of hearts of its listners. Years later as a kid, for the first time I "consciously" heard GETZ/GILBERTO playing on my fathers record player. I fell in love with this music . . . and Astrud. Her voice. Her accent. And above all this amazing guitar by João Gilberto. Never changed! Never parted me. E do danado do samba, nunca me separei! (from Samba da minha terra) And the darn samba, never separated from me! Songs that where played on the show: Meditation 2:44 It might as well be spring 5:25 The telephone Song 8:46 Only trust your heart 10:18 Corcovado/Quiet nights of quiet stars 12:20 The girl from Ipanema 14:19 Translation by Vem Bossa – Bossa Nova Renditions