Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Joao And Bebel Gilberto

James Maycock, The Times, June 2004

IT WAS IN THE summer of ‘64, 40 years ago this month, that Joao Gilberto’s ‘A Girl From Ipanema’ was released. A huge global hit, the track epitomized the bossa nova – a seductive, light rhythm dipped in a luscious blue mood. Now, his daughter Bebel, is skilfully updating the style for the 21st century.

Total word count of piece: 1251


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.