Beach Samba

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Beach Samba
Studio album by Astrud Gilberto
Released 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre Bossa nova, Vocal jazz
Length 43:09
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Astrud Gilberto chronology
Look to the Rainbow
(1965)
Beach Samba
(1966)
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness
(1967)

Beach Samba is a 1966 studio album by Astrud Gilberto, arranged by Eumir Deodato and Don Sebesky.

Beach Samba was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Richie Unterberger awarded the album three stars and said that the album was "One of Gilberto's less impressive '60s Verve outings, primarily due to the more pop-oriented song selection...some of the pop choices work well, particularly Tim Hardin's gorgeous "Misty Roses."" praised "Nao Bate O Corocao" saying that it had Gilberto "cutting loose with confident, sassy scats, as she rarely did before or since"[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stay" (Gayle Caldwell) - 2:41
  2. "Misty Roses" (Tim Hardin) - 2:36
  3. "The Face I Love" (Norman Gimbel, Carlos Pingarilho, Marcos Valle) - 2:06
  4. "A Banda (Parade)" (Chico Buarque, Bob Russell) - 2:07
  5. "Oba, Oba" (Luiz Bonfá) - 1:59
  6. "Canoeiro" (Eumir Deodato) - 1:32
  7. "I Had the Craziest Dream" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 2:25
  8. "Bossa Na Praia (Beach Samba)" (Geraldo Cunha, Pery Ribeiro) - 2:48
  9. "My Foolish Heart" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 2:47
  10. "Dia das Rosas (I Think of You)" (Bonfá, Patti Jacob) - 2:21
  11. "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" (Steve Boone, John Sebastian) - 2:41
  12. "Não Bate O Coroção" (Deodato) - 1:35

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Creed Taylor - producer
  • Jerry Schatzberg - photography
  • Chuck Stewart
  • Michael Lang - reissue coordination
  • Suha Gur - reissue mastering
  • Tom "Curly" Ruff
  • Aric Lach Morrison - reissue production assistance
  • Jon Schapiro
  • Jack Anesh - design
  • David Krieger
  • Peter Pullman - editing
  • Brooks Arthur - engineer
  • Val Valentin
  • Rudy Van Gelder

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die. Octopus. 5 December 2011. pp. 272–. ISBN 978-1-84403-714-8. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. "Beach Samba". Allmusic. Retrieved November 16, 2012.