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Beach Blanket Bossa

Daily @ 3 & 6 CT: Bossa 60 - Beach Blanket Bossa!


Published: 06/13/2018

by Scott Adams


Program #1359 - 'Bossa 60 - 'Beach Blanket Bossa!'

This show airs daily from 06-13-18 through 06-19-18 Monday-Friday at 7am, 3pm, 6pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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Summer’s longest days are the perfect complement to Bossa Nova – that’s why each year at this time we pick up our website and our radio show and head for the beach to turn our full attention to the music we love best!




The First Day of Summer sets the stage for a big announcement from this website, and I think you're going to like what we have in store for you on June 21st. So mark your calendar and get ready to welcome summer with an "old friend"! 

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every three hours beginning at 6am Central Time daily.

What is it about Bossa Nova that makes us feel so good? Why does that simple little guitar rhythm free our musical spirit like no other? How is it that this 55 year-old musical style, created half a world away in a language that only a relatively small part of the planet speaks today is still defined by its youthful, timeless qualities and universal appeal?

Bossa Nova was born on July 10th 1958 at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro. That’s the date that João Gilberto finally got it right with ‘Chega de Saudade’ – Bossa Nova’s very first song.

Gilberto’s new guitar rhythm was revolutionary, and it shared one important thing with its American counterpart rock and roll: this yet-unnamed new beat sounded oddly out of place with the pop music of the 50’s. Brazil’s was filled with languid, emotionally drenched boleros and romantic Sambas which carried the yearning of love lost, love wanted, or life waiting to be lived. Just like rock, Bossa Nova provided a happy, energizing musical alternative.

So much of the music we listen to today owes a great debut to this story and especially to João Gilberto – and it’s been that way for generations. Some of these examples are easy to spot, others are camouflaged by the ever-changing face of pop music. But Bossa’s influence is both international and eternal.

Beach Blanket Bossa is our annual romp through the sand with songs old and new, American or Brazilian or even from Japan, Germany, Italy and beyond. And it’s all a result of João Gilberto’s compulsion to make his guitar play the rhythm that was in his head.

So enjoy all that Summer has to offer. And don’t forget the music when you head down the road. You’ll find that it’s easy to understand why Brazil’s greatest gift to the world isn’t coffee, cachaça or even ethanol – it’s the Bossa beat!

 - Scott Adams

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“Beach Blanket Bossa!”

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Brisa Mar<>Sabrina Malheiros/New Morning

Mainstream<>Soulstance/Truth Simplicity & Love 

Consolação<>Baden Powell/Personalidade

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Love I’ve Never Known<>John Legend/Red Hot +Rio 2

Special Announcement


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Like A Lover<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Look Around

Motiff d’Azur<>Slowdown/Slowdown

So Nice (Summer Samba)<>Astrud Gilberto/A Certain Smile

Introduce Next Song

Zingaro<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/The Composer

Dança de Shiva<>Gilberto Gil/Quanta

Summertime<>Deodato /The Crossing


Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

É Preciso Perdoar<>Emilio Santiago/Nossa Onda É Essa  

Color of the Watercolor<>R. Folegatti/Watercolor

Bossa 31<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Saudade Vem Correndo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tudo

Rainha<>Toco & Nina Miranda/Memorias

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Let Me<>Wanda Sa/Best of Brasil 65

1000 Watts<>Rique Pantoja/ De La Pra Ca

Use Your Head<>Money Mark/Red Hot + Rio

Sorriu Para Mim<>João Gilberto/ João

Special Announcement


Set 2: 

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Rio de Janeiro

Rio<>Os Cariocas/Bossa Nova Sua Historia

A Chamada Do Rio<>Brasilia/River Wide

Introduce Next Song

Copacabana<>Dick Farney/Perolas

San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island

Underneath The Face of the Moon<>Kevyn Lettau/Universal Language


Set 3:

Inquietação<>Gal Costa/Aquarela do Brasil

Suddenly/Had To Be You<>Djavan & Carol Rogers/Bossa Nova

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Next Week: Bossa means business with our spotlight on 'Gilberto, Inc.' for two hours of summertime fun. Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smart phone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us.

And don't forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago, Sundays at 2 pm CT on 90.9 FM WDCB and Brasil Radio in Orlando, FL at  93.1 FM + 810 AM. Sundays at 7 pm ET and  Wednesdays at 5 pm ET