Tag Archives: Antonio Carlos Jobim

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba - Album Cover - 1962

31/8/15 – Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba- 1962 / Desafinado – 1962

The Jazz Samba album combined Jazz and Brazilian music and was essentially responsible for the Bossa Nova craze in the USA in the sixties. Although the album had various Brazilian songwriters and composers contributing, the classics Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) and Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba) written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonça guided the album […]

Norma Tanega

22/2/15 – Norma Tanega – Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog – 1966/ Tanega’s Dusty Springfield Song Lyrics

Norma Tanega was born in California in 1939 and completes this week’s cat series. She only ever hit the charts once with this Sixties Folk Rock novelty song reaching No.22 on both sides of the Atlantic. But, interestingly as Dusty Springfield’s partner she wrote the lyrics to a few of Dusty songs that deeper fans will […]

Susan Maughan

8/1/15 – Susan Maughan – Fly Me To The Moon/Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) – 1966

Mostly forgotten, Susan Maughan was a sixties singer who fell between the cracks. She scored her biggest hit Bobby’s Girl in 1963 (a cover of Marcie Blane’s Cashbox US No.2) but the style was more in keeping with the fifties sound, a throwback to a period that was rapidly disintegrating as the youth took to […]