Vi Velasco – Cantando Bossa Nova (1962)

22 03 2012

Link original: Vi Velasco – Cantando Bossa Nova (1962)
Publicado em: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 by zecalouro

It has been more than two months since I received this contribution from one of the earliest and most active Loronixers, Refer, which I want to say thanks for waiting so long to see his music at Loronix. This is the first LP of a singer that probably had everything in place to make a career, but I could not search successfully for others releases besides this amazing one with the accompaniment of Zoot Sims and his orchestra. Thanks Refer, I think this should be a treat for many Loronixers.

This is Vi Velasco – Cantando Bossa Nova (1962), for Vee-Jay, recorded in two days, October 1 and 2. Refer did all the hard work making available a description, as follows: Vi Velasco was born in San Diego, California, of Philippine parentage. While attending City College in Los Angeles, she entered and won a talent contest on a local TV show. It was then she decided to begin a professional career as a singer and actress. After stints in “Flower Drum Song” and “Kicks And Co” she won a top role in “No Strings” on Broadway and went from there to a headline engagement at the Las Vegas Flamingo and to a exclusive Vee-Jay contract. ‘Cantando Bossa Nova’ was her first album.” That’s it! Tracks include:

PersonnelZoot Sims
(sax tenor)
Jim Hall
Markie Markowitz

Track List

O1 – Tenho Ritmo (I Got Rhythm)
O2 – Recado Bossa Nova
O3 – Eu Tenho Bastante de Nada (I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’)
O4 – As Cordas do Meu Coração (Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
O5 – Face Com Face (Cheek To Cheek)
O6 – E Os Anjos Cantam (And The Angels Sing)
O7 – Não Brinques Com O Amor (Don’t Fool With Love)
O8 – Tu e Eu (You And I)
O9 – Sem Saudades de Você (Don’t Call Joe)
1O – Exatamente Como Tu (Exactly Like You)


Este disco pode ser buscado no San Jose 72.