Songs the colonialist‘s wife is getting drunk to while her husband is messing up another country & fucking its innocent peasants‘ daughters. Beijihno tristo 1.6
Beach Samba is a 1967 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
Songs the colonialist‘s wife is getting drunk to while her husband is messing up another country & fucking its innocent peasants‘ daughters. Beijihno tristo 1.6
Restaurant chef simulator but its one of those games where you csnt technically fail and its just chill. Cooking mama vibes and character design but only the fun non time pressured minigames for cooking and then when you complete a full meal if you do well enough you get a michelin star. Minigames include chopping peppers, frying some vegetables, baking some stuff etc and there's a lovely vibe in the kitchen all the time and at the end you get to plate it and make it look chill, and there's some story about this being your grandparents restaurant and you want to keep the family business going. Anyway the albums alright Id give it like a 3, no final boss musIc so the story felt incomplete
Muziek is emotie. Wat dat betreft doet dit album het goed want het roept enorm veel irritatie op. Ruim twee jaar coronapandemie, het begin van de 3e wereldoorlog, hyperinflatie waardoor de verwarming nog maar op 18,5 graad staat, een sfeerloos schaam-wk voetbal en toen moest ik ook nog door dit album heen. Liftmuziek voor een horrorfilm. Kattengejank. En dit schreef ik nog voordat ik "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" moest doorstaan. Compleet misplaatst in deze lijst. Dit hoor je mensen niet aan te doen.
With a few notable options, this album is a solid jazzy sort-of nice dinner background music kind of thing. Doesn't hit as hard in 2022, but not offensive. EXCEPT for the weird parade song and the one with the child singing. Why??
Amazing bossa nova and orchestral stuff. Astrud Gilberto was a big favourite of mine and this album is beyond amazing.
Brilliant. Bossa Nova to the Max!
This wonderful LP just kind of sneaks up on you, filling the heart more and more with each song. Lyrically, we are deep within love’s grasp. And it’s the best kind of love to be in, too, where one lover invites another to ‘Bring me your free soul and I’ll make your heart sure,’ on the terrific opening jazz number, ‘Stay.’ (Incidentally, this is the polar opposite of the very thing Bob Dylan is singing about in ‘It Ain’t Me Babe.’) And then there are the more wistful songs like ‘Misty Roses,’ (you’re) ‘… too soft to touch, but too lovely to leave alone.’ In ‘My Foolish Heart’ we discover that Astrud’s heart is forever overriding her brain, which is a blessing joyfully received but comes with its own cost, too. Musically, I don’t know when I’ve last heard such a magnificently tasteful and oh, so subtle accompaniment. From the fluttering flute on ‘Stay,’ mimicking the singing skylark of the lyrics, to the high tinkling of the piano perfectly capturing the mood of ‘Misty Roses,’ each and every number is a glorious samba between the band (and orchestra) and the vocalist, always complimenting one another. I’m a sucker for standup bass, and Ron Carter won me over from the first number. I also can’t say enough about Eumir Deodato and Don Sebesky’s outstanding arrangements and conducting (again, just so subtle, so elegant.) Oh, and a surprising duet between mother and child, literally, on a super sweet cover of the big Lovin’ Spoonful’s hit, ‘You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice.’ And finally, Astrud Gilberto’s vocals. Technically, I think it would be fair to say they are average. She’s no highly trained opera singer. Doesn’t pretend to be. Doesn’t need to be. Because Astrud oozes integrity, genuineness, affection. And so beauty, once more, is in the ears that hear and not the mouth that sings. Which, for this listener, raises her vocals to the level, and enjoyment, of other vocalists I love (also technically average) like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Janis Joplin, and so on. And, as I keep repeating, like everything else on 'Beach Samba,' her voice just kept gradually filling me up until I found myself unexpectedly filled with joy! There's nothing to add to the perfect closer, in the Big Band Samba style, ‘Nao Bate O Coroca,’ where no stops are left unpulled. As the last song faded, I was desperately craving some cachaça (Brazil’s national alcoholic spirit), a pair of polished black dance shoes, and my arms around Astrud’s waist, if she’d have me. Oh, ‘My Foolish Heart.’ Look, people. I like to rock and I like to rock hard. And I’m giving 'Beach Samba' five stars?! Let those with ears hear, irmaos e irmas.
Loved it from the first track. This type of music is the stuff dream vacations are made of: a tropical beach with a gentle and constant breeze, me and my favorite people on a patio (or a yacht!) looking out at the horizon sipping on good wine and noshing on charcuterie while talkin’ shit, laughing a lot, loving life. At least that’s how I felt until Parade came on and ruined the mood. Thankfully, Oba Oba takes us back to yacht life. Canoeiro feels like it was taken from the big number in a Broadway musical, but it still fits the vacation vibe. As does I Had the Craziest Dream. Takes me right back to the tropical beach. And there we remain for the most part. You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice is cute. Doesn’t fit completely into the wine and charcuterie on a yacht, but it’s like the moment someone’s kid ventures out of their assigned space away from the adults because the curiosity got the best of them. We humor them, give them a little attention and some of the adult snacks, then send them back to wherever they were tucked away before the adorable interruption. Then, Nao Bate O Corocao keeps the party going. By the time Here’s That Rainy Day and the remaining tracks come on, the yacht gathering is winding down. The sun has fully set, the yacht is docked, and only the closest loved ones remain. We might be cleaning up, but we’re probably too lazy, so we lounge instead. Still talkin’ shit and laughing, still loving life.
such a vibe.
Made me feel like I was on the beach despite it being a frigid winter day. The quality was inconsistent, definitely some good ones and some not so good ones. Felt jerked around by the Sousa style march (Parade) and the lyrics in that one were bad. The child singing in You Didn't Have to Be So Nice was charming in a way, but also maybe a bad choice for the song. "Stay" was one of my favorites.
Perfectly fine and pretty, but I don't think id really come back to it
Meh. At least it was a short album. Nothing else is noteworthy about the album
The sound of a fembot sipping a cocktail from a coconut next to the pool just before Austin Powers swings round the corner. Not my bag, baby, but inoffensive and clearly well done.
This reminds me of Tania Maria who I am pleased to discover is not dead.
Awesome voice. Loved it.
Very interesting! I like it. I’ve never listened to samba music but it has a really nice vibe.
10/10 I’ll listen to samba any day of the week, easily one of my favorite genres
Very smooth and relaxing, with deceptively amazing musicianship. Definitely a product of its time but that’s not a bad thing.
This is the perfect album for sitting in the hot tub with a drink in your hand. If it wasn’t 6:30am, my coffee would include whiskey.
This has that old record charm. That trumpet on The Face I Love. I wish this album was like 10x longer.
It’s too short and the marching band song isn’t great, but pretty much everything else is wonderful
Wowza I sure loved this one. Will return to this again and again I feel. Really neat since I doubt I would have found this album otherwise. Mid to late 60s was such a good time for music. Stay was a great opening. Parade (A Banda) was right up my alley, super enjoyable. Oba oba has that 60s whimsy in sound and lyrics that I am a sucker for. You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice was a cute and pretty little tune!
Acho divertido demais quando alguém de fora, estrangeiro mesmo, apresenta novas músicas brasileiras... adorei, não conhecia mesmo!
This is one of the albums I find completely charming and enjoyable - a 5 with no reservations. I have loved listening to Astrud Gilberto for most of my life and this album did not disappoint me. Misty Roses gives The Girl from Ipanema a run for its money - it instantly became one of my favorite songs. Yeah, her duet with her 6-year-old son on The Lovin’ Spoonful’s You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice tilts heavily to the saccharine side, and Parade (A Banda) was a little jolting to the overall mood… still, I still enjoyed them both. I could listen to this all day. And just might.
I was in a bit of a foul mood earlier today but listening to this, I could only imagine skipping gaily along in a bright yellow sundress stopping only to sniff the blossoming camellias. Delightful.
This was fabulous! I love the Beach Samba! (There were just a couple of tracks that I might have suggested not be included because they didn't seem to fit).
I remembered I had an Astrud Gilberto collection album when I listened to this. It had the song "Beach Samba." I've been a fan of her voice and style for a long time, starting from "The Girl from Ipanema," of course. I love that this album has a very smooth 1960s cocktail party vibe, but then suddenly a parade marches through before we go back to our pink squirrels. The duet with her son was also a lovin' spoonful of a detour.
This was a delight.
Love this, love her, but they should’ve picked a different record. The one before this with Walter wanderly is probably my fav. Shadow of your smile is good too. But my foolish heart is a masterpiece and this record is stacked with some pretty heavy hitters. Parade I really hated but the rest is pretty good. By the standards of this project this album is like 20/5, but honestly I don’t even think this is one of her better records. 4.8
Such a short album at 27 minutes Stay- favorite tune. Such bold bass playing by Ron Carter. I think of you -cool time/ feel changes Nao bate o coracao- such a tight groovy minute and a half I had the craziest dream- I like the dreamy sounds at the end My foolish heart- beautiful performance and arrangements
This was beautiful samba
Phenomenal couldn’t stop moving perfect album to start the workday
Sounds like your on a beach hitting by waves of nostalgia. Feels like a precursor to Summer Salt. Rating: 4.6
A great record to just sit back and relax. It was just perfect for the lazy Sunday I had.
Relaxing, very aptly named. Heavy bossa nova vibes. Ms. Gilberto's voice is very relaxed and relaxing, and I think I could throw this on while cooking or hanging out somewhere. It's very pleasant. Favorite tracks: "The Face I Love", "Misty Roses", "I Think of You"
Perfectly good background music for a scene at a beach cabana.
A delightful slice of sunshine that took me right out of a damp west coast of Scotland summers day.
Couple songs were a little weird. Classic bossa nova tho
Lovely summer vibes from Brazil. Good mood samba album. Not the most ecstatic one but still spent an enjoyable moment listening to this short album.
Incredibly pleasant to listen to
This is way too short to be an album. 27 minutes? Really? It's nice, and I would definitely listen at a beach. But 27 minutes??
Muy bonito, con un ambiente tranquilo, se antoja una caipirinha a orillas del mar (?). Pienso que a Astrud Gilberto la conocía inconscientemente y también creo que tiene mucho sentido para mí que sea música sesentera. Me gustaron sobre todo "The Face I Love", "Canoeiro" y "My Foolish Love". Creo que otra de las pruebas de la despreocupación que se siente con este disco son los sonidos infantiles que se cuelan, como la canción que suena a feria (desfile, justo) y esa pequeña conversación con una niña. 8/10
Very chilly vibes, bossanova kind of
Pues chill y todo lo estereotipico que se dice del bossa nova. Me gustó la canción inicial tiene el ritmo muy guapachoso y elegante que se acompaña con los vientos, Canoeiro también me pareció de las chidas va rapidito, los vientos, los metales y las cuerdas en una medida no excesiva pero le dan un buen toque.
pleasant listen and musically interesting if you listen closely, i'm not crazy about these songs though, especially the ones that arent bossa nova or samba. like why did they put a march on here. 4-
Perfect, sunshine and cocktail invoking easy listening.
Excelente voz que combina perfecto con el bossa-nova
I am enjoying this album, though it is slower than what I typically listen to. I got a strong Christmas music vibes while listening to some songs. I quite enjoyed the album actually.
So eine Art Lounge Musik aber gut
Reminded me of Austin Powers!
That's some 60s music.
Chill and good vibes
Really nice album, super chill and the singer is great
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Stay, Parade, Oba, oba, Call me
Fantastic piece of late 60's "pop" jazz.
July 27, 2021 This lowkey sounds like elevator music but I'm into it??? Kind of a great listen for July.
Hard to decide between 3 and 4 stars - I liked the atmosphere but it was ruined by a couple of tracks.
Some fun jazzy samba vibes. Pretty happy and good as a background for life.
Wahnsinnig abwechslungsreiches Album ohne vom Stil abzuweichen. Tolle Stimme. Tolle Mood. Mochte nur das Lied mit dem Kind nicht. Das erste Album, das mich überzeugt hat. Sims vibes
Chill, soft, and relaxing. Not incredible, but a nice 'sit on the beach with a beer' sort of sound.
Fun! Will listen again. Favorited one track. [insert articulate reasons why]
Astrud sait pertinemment qu'elle raconte n'importe quoi et se réjouit d'imaginer ses auditeurs européens claquer des doigts sur le rythme de ses mélodieux baragouinages. Bien joué Astrud.
What's not to like? Passed this one up on vinyl awhile back and now I regret it.
What a beach samba this was. Tanning outside this really is a sweet lil cool smooth sweat upbeat album to lightly relax to
I love me some bossa nova. Astrud has such a wonderful voice.
Canny. Some questionable choices - the circus thing was pretty bleak, but otherwise an enjoyable enough album.
Classic Gilbertoes samba
Muy agradable música, que aunque tal vez no tendría puesta en un shuffle con todo lo demás, tiene momentos (me imagino sol, cockteles, relax) en los que caería muy muy bien. La música es muy linda, la voz de Astrud preciosa y un poco de lamentarse que solo una rola es en portugués.
Almost as nice as going to the beach in person!
Happy fluffy lovey gooey joyful stuff. Upvoting a star because I went and listened to Girl From Ipanema again.
Bossa nova. Canta muy bien. Un 4.
I'm far from an expert on the genre, but this really feels like almost everything I would want from a bossa nova record. She has a very full voice and this album does a good job letting it take center stage. The only thing holding it back for me is that some of the weaker tracks can feel really disengaging, although most of the album is pretty consistent.
Buen oldie bossa
Leuk wegdromen, meestal met bossa nova. Blijkbaar vind ik dat wel nog een leuk genre
Wonderful stuff! That breezy, sensual Brazil sound.
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" is overwhelmingly, heartwarmingly sweet and sincere. "Stay", "A Banda Parade", and "Não Bate O Coroção" were other standout tracks. A few (imo) fillers (Misty Roses, The Face I Love), but they're short so don't detract much. Not quite 5 stars but it's enjoyable and I'll likely listen again, so solid 4/5.
Really nice, peaceful and relaxing. Made for good cooking music! I don't know if I could see myself listening to this normally in many other scenarios, but it was certainly a nice one. I also thought Astrud's duet with her son Marcello in "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" was really cute. Favourite: "It's A Lovely Day Today"
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Love love love
A joyful, jovial, and relaxing album to listen to and it's one that I quite enjoy. Gilberto's voice is incredibly soft and it really fits well with the Brazillian-jazzy hybrid instrumentals, as well as the carefree, innocent lyrics that invoke tranquility and serenity.
Who doesn't love some Brazilian jazz?
“Treasuring pop brevity, arrangement and open-heartedness I enjoy the shit out of this. It’s not a Motown greatest hits collection (but what else is?). ‘You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice’’s infant duet beats out Beyoncé and Shakira’s ones from the early 2010s no contest.“
A tasty little album full of tasty little bops, scrumptious (though it does leave me wishing for a bit more).
A good album to put on the background if you just want to relax
Astrud Gilberto makes me feel both sick and aroused at the same time. It's a rare feat. It reminds me of when I used to come home late from work, tired and soaked through after being covered head to toe with the jizz of the entire Chelsea first team and backroom staff. Man, it was a hell of a day, but boy did it make me tired and took its toll on my skin. Wouldn't change it for the world though.