Friday, March 29, 2013
I love it when this happens
First song on the i-pod this morning was Astrud Gilberto singing, "Summer Samba". When I opened the Times today and looked through the birthdays guess who is 73 today? Yep, Astrud herself. Here she is singing probably her most famous English language recording, back in the days of simple presentation - no explosions, no gimmicks, just a beautiful girl, a simple tune performed perfectly and Stan Getz as well.
I had a picture of Astrud Gilberto on my teenage wall for a while, she was in between Marilyn Monroe and Debbie Harry in chronological terms and I have about eight of her albums now.
Feliz Aniversário Astrud.
Posted by Paul at 5:11 PM