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'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
« on: July 21, 2012, 01:13:27 AM »
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  • it's the song that turned 50, not the girl herself who's now 68.

    background:  this brazilian bossa nova with the original title of "Garota de Ipanema" captivated the world when it was released internationally in 1964.

    music: Antonio Carlos Jobim; lyrics: Vinícius de Moraes (English lyrics added later by Norman Gimbel)

    The first commercial recording was in 1962 by Pery Ribeiro. The version performed by Astrud Gilberto, along with João Gilberto and Stan Getz, from the 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, became an international hit, reaching #5 in the United States, #29 in the UK, and charting highly throughout the world. (wikipedia)
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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
    « Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 01:15:57 AM »
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  • Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the southern region of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between Leblon and Arpoador.  Its beach became popular because of the song. (wikipedia)


    Ipanema beach
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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
    « Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 01:20:41 AM »
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  • Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally.



    Widely known as the composer of "The Girl from Ipanema" (Garota de Ipanema), one of the most recorded songs of all time, Jobim has left a large number of songs that are today included in the standard Jazz and Pop repertoires. (wikipedia)
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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
    « Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 01:26:00 AM »
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  • Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes (October 19, 1913 – July 9, 1980), also known as Vinícius de Moraes and nicknamed O Poetinha (the little poet), was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Lydia Cruz de Moraes and Clodoaldo Pereira da Silva Moraes, he was a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian music.



    As a poet, he wrote lyrics for a great number of songs that became all-time classics. He was also a composer of bossa nova, a playwright, a diplomat and, as an interpreter of his own songs, he left several important albums. (wikipedia)
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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
    « Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 01:27:21 AM »
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    « Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 01:34:00 AM »
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  • The legend

    In 1962, on her way home from school Héloisa Pinheiro regularly passed the Bar Veloso on Rua Montenegro in Rio de Janeiro’s fashionable Ipanema district. The composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and poet Vinícius de Moraes, who were collaborating on a musical comedy, were hanging out in the bar. Every afternoon they watched her pass by, and were inspired to write “Garota de Ipanema”. Later Jobim said, “She had long, golden hair, these bright green eyes that shone at you and a fantastic figure: let’s just say that she had everything in the right place. …” [Harold Emert, Insight Guide to Rio de Janeiro pp. 138-139]

    Now the street has been renamed “Rua Vinícius de Moraes” and the bar, “A Garota de Ipanema”. But heartbreakingly beautiful girls still walk by every day. . .


    Manuscript of “Garôta de Ipanema” and Héloisa Pinheiro, in Ipanema

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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
    « Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 01:37:30 AM »
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  • The truth

    (From Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World, by Ruy Castro)

    It has already been explained, but people find it hard to accept the truth: Jobim and Vinícius did not write “The Girl from Ipanema” (Garôta de Ipanema) in the Veloso bar (today called Garota da Ipanema), which was on the street that used to be known as Rua Montenegro and is now Rua Vinícius de Moraes, at the intersection with Rua Prudente de Moraes (no relation). It was never the duo’s style to write music sitting at a table in some bar, although they had probably spent the best hours of their lives in them.

    Jobim composed the melody meticulously on the piano at his new home in Rua Barro da Torre, and it was originally intended for a musical comedy entitled “Dirigível” (Blimp), which Vinícius already had worked out in his head but had not yet committed to paper.
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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
    « Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 01:40:13 AM »
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  • Vinícius, in turn, had written the lyrics in Petrópolis, near Rio, as he had done with “Chega de Saudade” six years earlier, and it took him just as much work. To begin with, it wasn’t originally called “Garota da Ipanema,” but “Menina que passa” (The Girl Who Passes By), and the entire first verse was different.

    As for the famous girl, Jobim and Vinícius did in fact see her pass by as they sat in the Veloso bar, during the winter of 1962— not just once, but several times, and not always on her way to the beach but also on her way to school, to the dressmaker, and even to the dentist. Mostly because Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, better known as Helô, who was eighteen years of age, five feet, eight inches tall, with green eyes and long, flowing black hair, lived in Rua Montenegro and was already the object of much admiration among patrons of the Veloso, where she would frequently stop to buy cigarettes for her mother—and leave to a cacophony of wolf-whistles.

    —Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World, by Ruy Castro, Pp. 239-240.
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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
    « Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 01:43:04 AM »
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  • The poet Vinícius de Moraes with the "Girl from Ipanema" Helô Pinheiro
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    Re: 'Girl from Ipanema' turns 50
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  • 2012. "The Girl From Ipanema," poses for a picture in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The quintessential tune was (according to legend) inspired by Pinheiro when she passed the songwriters in a beachside bar on her way to the sea 50 years ago.

    To its legions of fans, the decades have only heightened the song's allure, adding a wash of nostalgia to this hymn to passing youth and beauty. At 68, Pinheiro has two TV shows roles and is planning to launch a book in English about her past. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • "The Girl From Ipanema," poses for a photo backdropped by a collage of pictures from her youth, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the southern region of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between Leblon and Arpoador.  Its beach became popular because of the song. (wikipedia)


    Ipanema beach


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