Chega de Saudade (album)

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Chega de Saudade
Joao Gilberto - Chega de Saudade.jpg
Studio album by
GenreBossa nova, samba, jazz
Length22:37 (LP)
ProducerAntônio Carlos Jobim
Aloísio de Oliveira
João Gilberto chronology
Chega de Saudade
O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Chega de Saudade is the debut album by Brazilian musician João Gilberto and is often credited as the first bossa nova album. The title can be translated roughly as "enough longing", though the Portuguese word saudade carries with it more complex meaning.

In 2001, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In the same year, it was made an inaugural member of the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame.[2] It was listed by Rolling Stone Brazil as the fourth best Brazilian album in history.[3]

By the time of the album's release, newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo stated that Gilberto "is one of the most musical of our popular singers, a certainty which broadly compensates for his lack of volume. In this regard, it is worth noting his interpretation of 'Desafinado'. Besides, he reveals an unorthodox good taste for the choice of melodies recorded in this first LP and a sobriety in interpretation we have rarely observed".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Chega de Saudade"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes2:01
2."Lobo Bobo"Carlos Lyra, Ronaldo Bôscoli1:20
3."Brigas, Nunca Mais"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes2:05
4."Hó-Bá-Lá-Lá"João Gilberto2:15
5."Saudade Fêz Um Samba"Carlos Lyra, Ronaldo Bôscoli2:01
6."Maria Ninguém"Carlos Lyra2:21
Side two
7."Desafinado"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça1:58
8."Rosa Morena"Dorival Caymmi2:04
9."Morena Boca de Ouro"Ary Barroso1:58
10."Bim-Bom"João Gilberto1:16
11."Aos Pés da Cruz"Marino Pinto, Zé da Zilda1:34
12."É Luxo Só"Ary Barroso, Luiz Peixoto1:56

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "A Felicidade (Happiness)" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes) - João Gilberto
  2. "Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival)" (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria, Maria Bonfa) - João Gilberto
  3. "O nosso amor (Our Love)" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes) - João Gilberto
  4. "Chega de saudade" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes) - Elizete Cardoso
  5. "Chega de saudade" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes) - Os Cariocas
  6. "Lobo bobo" (Carlos Lyra, Ronaldt Boscoli) - Alaide Costa
  7. "Lobo bobo" (Carlos Lyra, Ronaldt Boscoli) - Walter Wanderley
  8. "Hô-bá-lá-lá" (João Gilberto) - Walter Wanderley
  9. "Hô-bá-lá-lá" (João Gilberto) - Norma Bengell
  10. "Hô-bá-lá-lá" (João Gilberto) - Bene Nunes
  11. "Maria ninguém" (Carlos Lyra) - Bola Sete
  12. "Minha saudade" (My Longing)" (João Gilberto, João Donato) - Bola Sete
  13. "Minha saudade" (My Longing)" (João Gilberto, João Donato) - Alaide Costa
  14. "Minha saudade" (My Longing)" (João Gilberto, João Donato) - João Donato


  1. ^ Chega de Saudade at AllMusic
  2. ^ The Latin Recording Academy (27 August 2001). "Inaugural Latin Grammy(R) Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira" (in Portuguese). Umas Linhas. 2007-12-20. Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  4. ^ Leite, Edmundo (31 August 2012). "Alguns discos clássicos já nascem grandes". Acervo Estadão (in Portuguese). Grupo Estado. Retrieved 28 January 2016.