Thursday, 8 October 2009
Bebel Gilberto - So Nice
"Summer Samba (also known as "So Nice" or its original Portuguese title "Samba de Verão") is a 1966 bossa nova song by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle with English language lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The original Portuguese lyrics came from Paulo Sérgio Valle brother to the composer.
Marcos Kostenbader Valle (born September 14, 1943 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and record producer. His work has found success across many musical styles both within Brazil and in the rest of the world, including bossa nova, samba, incidental music for drama and fusions of American/European rock and dance music with Brazilian styles.
The song was first popularised by the Walter Wanderley Trio in 1966 with versions by Johnny Mathis, Vikki Carr and Connie Francis during that same decade.
Other notable versions include those by Astrud Gilberto and later by Bebel Gilberto, both of which recordings have been used in several television programs and in widely broadcast TV advertisements. As of the year 2000 the song had been recorded by more than 180 different artists worldwide."
SOURCE BY.: Organshow and Tblogosphere