On this show, we pay tributeÂ to the "Girl from Ipanema" herself, Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto. Gilberto had the unlikeliest of careers, going from an unknown (really, not even a professional singer) to a superstar nearly overnight in 1964, with her crossover hit, and later Grammy award-winning single, "The Girl from Ipanema."
We'll feature her initial recording with Stan Getz and her husband at the time, JoÃ£o Gilberto, on the album Getz/Gilberto. Plus, we'll hear some of her other sides she recorded for the Verve label in the 1960s.
We'll also feature some other bossa nova songs written by songwriter AntÃ´nio Carlos Jobim, including recordings from his 1967 duet with Frank Sinatra, Francis Albert Sinatra & AntÃ´nio Carlos Jobim,Â as well as recordings byÂ Ella Fitzgerald and Brazilian singerÂ Elis Regina.