Getz / Gilberto

Getz/Gilberto is a 1964 jazz-bossa nova album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring composer and pianist Antônio Carlos Jobim. Its release helped fuel the bossa nova craze in the United States and internationally.

The album brought together Stan Getz, who had already performed the genre on his LP Jazz Samba, João Gilberto (one of the creators of the style), and Jobim, a celebrated Brazilian composer (and also one of the main creators of the genre), who wrote most of the songs in the album. It became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, and turned Astrud Gilberto, who sang on the tracks “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Corcovado”, into an internationally celebrated musician. The painting on the cover is by Olga Albizu.



Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim

Side One

The Girl from Ipanema
P’ra Machucar Meu Coracao

Side Two

Corcov Ado
So Danco Samba
O Grande Amor
Vivo Sohando

All My Bags Are Packed, I’m Ready To Go

This Peter, Paul & Mary song is actually a cover of John Denver and I remember it from listening to another cover! Slightly Stoopid had their own version and I remember theirs from blasting it with friends on long car rides or chilling by the lake.

I’m standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn
The taxi’s waiting, he’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome I could cry

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
(Oh baby, don’t let me go)
I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
I don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go


Side One

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Side Two

Day is Done

Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop Peter Wolf Is Crazy

Have you been following the blog for a while? Does the name Peter Wolf sound familiar to you? It didn’t sound familiar to me at first and when I did a quick search to see if he’s come up previously, he had been mentioned in a post about one of my favorite events from last year, The Boston Music Awards because of his work with Johnny A.. Check out the post HERE, it definitely was a spectacular evening!

Peter Wolf (born Peter W. Blankfield; March 7, 1946) is an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983; and for a successful solo career with writing partner Will Jennings.


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Who Is Pete Townshend?

Peter Dennis Blandford “Pete” Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the Who. His career with the Who spans 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Townshend was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.

Townshend is the primary songwriter for the Who, having written well over 100 songs for the band’s 11 studio albums. He has also written over 100 songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs.

Although known primarily as a guitarist, he also plays other instruments such as keyboards, banjo, accordion, harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, violin, synthesiser, bass guitar and drums, on his own solo albums, several Who albums, and as a guest contributor to a wide array of other artists’ recordings. He is self-taught on all of the instruments he plays and has never had any formal training.


Side One

Let My Love Open the Door

Side Two

And I Moved

Money Can Be Any Colour You Like

Pink Floyd are one of the most commercially successful and influential rock bands of all time. They have sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States, and 37.9 million albums sold in the US since 1993.

In 2004, MSNBC ranked Pink Floyd number 8 on their list of “The 10 Best Rock Bands Ever”. Rolling Stone ranked them number 51 on their list of “The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. VH1 ranked them number 18 in the list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

Pink Floyd have won several awards, including a “Best Engineered Non-Classical Album” Grammy in 1980 for The Wall, and a BAFTA award for “Best Original Song” in 1982 for “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” from The Wall film. In 1995, they won a Grammy for best “Rock Instrumental Performance” for “Marooned”.

In 2008, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented Pink Floyd with the Polar Music Prize for their contribution to modern music; Waters and Mason attended the ceremony and accepted the award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010.

The music of Pink Floyd influenced numerous artists; David Bowie called Barrett a significant inspiration, and The Edge of U2 bought his first delay pedal after hearing the opening guitar chords to “Dogs” from Animals. Other bands who cite Pink Floyd as an influence include Queen, Tool, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and the Smashing Pumpkins.


Side One

Any Colour You Like

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