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Summer Samba

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"Summer Samba" (also known as "So Nice" or its original Portuguese title, "Samba de Verão") is a 1964 bossa nova and jazz standard song by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle, with English-language lyrics by Norman Gimbel; the original Portuguese lyrics are by Paulo Sérgio Valle, the composer's brother.[1]

Walter Wanderley Trio[edit]

One of side-A labels of the US single

The song was first popularized by the Walter Wanderley Trio in 1966 — the album Rain Forest on which it was issued reached platinum status in 1970[2][3]Allmusic has said of Wanderley's version, "His recording ... is regarded as perhaps a more definitive bossa tune than "Girl From Ipanema."[4] In 1966, Wanderley's version was the biggest seller in the U.S., reaching #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Easy Listening chart.[5] The composition is still a favourite on Adult Standards radio stations.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marcos Valle on AllBrazilianMusic.com
  2. ^ Walter Wanderley Pictorial Discography (retrieved 15 February 2007)
  3. ^ Chusid, Irwin. Walter Wanderley Samba Swing! liner notes
  4. ^ Thom Jurek, Boss of the Bossa Nova (album review), Allmusic (retrieved 28 March 2007)
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 252.
  6. ^ Marcos Valle, 1943 (in German)
  7. ^ Gollner, Adam."Two scoops of samba: A pair of Brazilian heavyweights import some tropical heat,", Montreal Mirror, 30 March 2000
  8. ^ Nintendo 3DS Music - StreetPass Mii Plaza Theme 1 on YouTube.com

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