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Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World
By Ruy Castro and Lysa Salsbury (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chicago Review Pr
Publication date April 1, 2003
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781556524943
ISBN-10 1556524943
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as “The Girl from Ipanema” (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), “The Waters of March,” and “Desafinado” are known around the world. Bossa Nova—a number-one bestseller when originally published in Brazil as Chega de saudade—is a definitive history of this seductive music. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their friends, Bossa Nova explains how a handful of Rio de Janeiro teenagers changed the face of popular culture around the world. Now, in this outstanding translation, the full flavor of Ruy Castro’s wisecracking, chatty Portuguese comes through in a feast of detail. Along the way he introduces a cast of unforgettable characters who turned Gilberto’s singular vision into the sound of a generation.

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1 edition from A Cappella Books (March 1, 2001)
9781556524097 | details & prices | 372 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $26.00
About: The definitive history of bossa nova music—which has produced such enduring hits as "The Girl from Ipanema," "The Waters of March," and "Desafinado"—this book chronicles the culture of Rio during its heyday.
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Reprint edition from Chicago Review Pr (April 1, 2003)
9781556524943 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world.

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