JAZZIZ Essentials: A Short History of… “The Girl from Ipanema” (VIDEO)

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In this video, Online Editor Matt Micucci the fascinating story of one of the most famous Brazilian songs of all time and, according to many sources, the second-most recorded song in history: “The Girl from Ipanema.” The song was originally written in 1962 by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes, and became a hit single for the best-selling record Getz/Gilberto from 1964, kickstarting the career of vocalist Astrud Gilberto.

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