Dodgy Bossa (and Silly Sambas)’ takes its cue from the term ‘Dodgy Bossa’, originated by cool UK DJ duo and the pioneers of the early ‘90s Acid Jazz scene, Chris Bangs and Gilles Peterson. Whilst ‘Dodgy’ is perhaps a misnomer, the term was used to cover the music of the period when authentic Brazilian sounds crossed over to mainstream American audiences in the ‘60s. As Rudland says in his entertaining and informative liner notes –“Whichever way you looked at it these records possessed a killer beat that you couldn’t help but dance to. If they also hinted at a certain kind of mid-Twentieth Century jet-set kitsch, so be it.” The collection includes SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66, HERBIE MANN, ASTRUD GILBERTO, ELVIS PRESLEY, DIZZY GILLESPIE, QUINCY JONES, ARETHA FRANKLIN, LOU RAWLS, DORIS TROY and others.
1. Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Nova
2. Marcos Valle - Crickets Sing for Anamaria
3. Astrud Gilberto - (Take me to) Aruanda
4. Elvis Presley & the Jordanaires - Bossa Nova Baby
5. Dizzy Gillespie - Mas Que Nada (Pow, Pow, Pow)
6. Lou Rawls - The Girl from Ipanema
7. Lonnie Sattin - Caravan
8. Nancy Ames - Carcara (Album Version)
9. Herbie Mann & Gilberto Joao & Antonio Carlos Jobim - Bim Bom
10. Walter Wanderley - Batucada Surgiu
11. Jon Hendricks - Jive Samba
12. Jon Lucien - Who Will Buy?
13. Aretha Franklin - Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
14. Marian McPartland - Coming Home Baby
15. Tippie & the Clovers - The Bossa Nova (My Heart Said)
16. Corduroy - Something in My Eye
17. Duke Pearson - Stormy
18. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Day Tripper
19. Doris Troy - Bossa Nova Blues
20. Herbie Mann - Carnival
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