Chega De Saudade

João Gilberto - Chega De Saudade
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April 1, 1959 / Release Date
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The History of the Albums - n° 106

Today we are going to talk about the Bossa Nova style and the artist who most represents it. Originating in Brazil, this movement that fuses Jazz with Samba-Canção appeared in the second half of the 50's and exploded commercially in the 60's. Often associated with the birth of Bossa Nova, Joao Gilberto is not the only one, but he is actually the most important pioneer and the one who made Bossa Nova world famous, in addition to being one of ... read more
His Tender And Beautiful Voice Speaks For Itself
One of the most unique and charismatic voices of his generation and one of the absolute greatest musical artists of brazilian music history, João Gilberto debuted with the delightfully subtle and charming short album Chega de Saudade, that offers way more power inside its compact structure than meets the eye. Followed by a loyal ensemble of musicians, Gilberto showed right from the beginning his impressive taste for song-selection when it came to structure his studio albums, handing his ... read more
The language barrier makes it a little harder to connect with these songs, but the overall sound of this album is pleasant and relaxing. It's a very short listen as well, so it doesn't drag at all. Some of the early albums I've been listening to lately suffer from songs being almost indistinguishable from one another, but the songs here are distinct enough to stand out even if I don't know what's being said. Just a nice listen.

Favorite Tracks: "Brigas Nunca Mais", ... read more
O disco que mudou a música brasileira. A primeira grande obra da Bossa Nova, que depois de algum tempo ganharia notoridade internacional. O disco é relativamente pequeno, com faixas com um tamanho de canções feitas por grupos de punk. Não só o tamanho das faixas lembram o punk, a simplicidade das composições e da música em si, mas ao mesmo sendo algo simples mostram uma sotifiscação não presente na ... read more
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Track List

  1. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
  2. Lobo Bobo (Foolish Wolf)
  3. Brigas Nunca Mais (Fights, Never More)
  4. Hó-Bá-Lá-Lá
  5. Saudade Fêz Um Samba (Saudade Made a Samba)
  6. Maria Ninguém (Maria Nobody)
  7. Desafinado (Off-Key)
  8. Rosa Morena (Brunette Rose)
  9. Morena Boca de Ouro (Brunette with a Mouth of Gold)
  10. Bim Bom
  11. Aos Pés Da Cruz (At the Foot of the Cross)
  12. É Luxo Só (It's Just a Luxury)
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Added on: December 18, 2016