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Blame It on the Bossa Nova
Eydie Gorme
Blame It on the Bossa Nova
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Eydie goes Bossa Nova on the classics - 'Moon River', 'The Coffee Song', 'One Note Samba', 'Almost Like Being In Love' and more. Digitally remastered with 2 bonus tracks 'Sweet Talk' & 'Oba Oba'. Never before on CD! 2002.


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All Artists: Eydie Gorme
Title: Blame It on the Bossa Nova
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gl Music Co.
Release Date: 6/8/2004
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617742206227


Album Description
Eydie goes Bossa Nova on the classics - 'Moon River', 'The Coffee Song', 'One Note Samba', 'Almost Like Being In Love' and more. Digitally remastered with 2 bonus tracks 'Sweet Talk' & 'Oba Oba'. Never before on CD! 2002.

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Blame It On Eydie Gorme :)
Michael G. Batcho | McAdoo, PA (USA) | 02/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have loved Eydie Gorme's singing ever since i first heard her on the radio back in the sixties on a song called, "Blame It On The Bossa Nova"! I still love the song . . . i still find myself singing that song . . . and i still listen to the recording of that song by "the voice": Ms Eydie Gorme! (As you listen to her rfecording of this song you can "hear" her smiling . . .and she makes you smile along too!)

THe original LP was recorded at the beginning of the "Bossa Nova" craze . . and while the 'fad" may have ebbed, the style and the music has not faded by any means. . . and Eydie's recordings hold up as "classics" . . and sound as vibrant and relevant to today's musical ear as they did when she first laid these tracks down. (She has included two additional bonus tracks on this "remastered cd" - songs she recorded with 'Louis Bonfa' the brazilian composer/musician.)

One of my own personal favorites on the album is Eydie's take on "Melodie D'Amour! I love the song . . . and I love Eydie's presentation of it.

Another 'classic favorite' of mine found its way into her "bossa nova" styling: "Moon River" from the "Breakfast At Tiffany's" motion picture.

Every track is a most pleasant experience to listen to again and again . . . I'll never be 15 years old again hearing "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" for the first time on the radio . . . but I can relive that time again and again just by putting this cd into the player.

Thank you Ms Eydie Gorme for all of the great music you have gifted us with through the years . . . and particularly thank you for the "smile" that is "Blame It on The Bossa Nova"! (yeah yeah . . . the bossa nova . . no no . . . the bossa nova . . . the dance of love . . . )"
Shane | New Zealand | 01/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eydie Gorme is a very under-rated singer. As a vocalist she is just stunning (what a set of lungs! and she has a range to die for!). Her voice is also one of the most delightful I've heard. I'm 19, and by no means an avid fan of Eydie's entire career as some reviewers of her CD's seem to be, however, I LOVE this album. The Bossa Nova was an amazingly fun and exciting style and these songs are just swinging, to coin the phrase - so its no wonder this album was one of her most succesful. This newly remastered copy brings the good times swinging into the new millenium with wonderful sound quality.
However the highlight for me is still Blame It On The Bossa Nova - my all time favorite song!!!
That song in itself sold the album to me, but to my joy...and amazment - the rest is superb too!
Way to go, Eydie!

Terrific bossa nova tunes--BRAVO, EYDIE GORME !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 06/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Blame it on the Bossa Nova is an incredibly fine Eydie Gorme album that showcases her vocal talent as she breezes through some stunning bossa nova tunes and other songs rearranged for a bossa nova effect. Eydie is in excellent form here on this album; and that's terrific. The artwork is fine and the quality of the sound is excellent, too.

"One Note Samba" starts the CD with Eydie really opening up her vocal range with the first few notes that she sings; and she handles the tempo changes gracefully--I'm impressed! Eydie simply doesn't miss a note and there's some great percussion and brass--not to mention that flute! "One Note Samba" really starts things off well. "Melody D'Amour" is pretty and very easy on the ear; Eydie's voice is as clear as a bell and again the percussion is used to great advantage on this tune. Eydie handles complex tempo and key changes like the pro she is and always will be! I love it. There's a great horn solo, too. "The Gift" has a fantastic arrangement for the guitar; this is a moving tune that Eydie delivers as effortlessly as if it were mere breathing; but of course we know that it really wasn't so easy--Eydie's talent always carried her through. The horn and flute don't sound too shabby, either! There's also "The Sweetest Sounds" from the show "No Strings;" Eydie sings this with panache. "Dansero" has Eydie never sounding better; she does this so well and the flute enhances the natural beauty of this number. Of course, the title track "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" shines bright when Eydie Gorme sings it; it's catchy, playful and upbeat. This tune really celebrates the joys of falling in love and staying in a loving relationship.

"Desafinado (Slightly out of Tune)" is classic bossa nova; Eydie delves deep into this number to make it shine and it all works very well. The percussion, flute, and guitar help to make this a big number and it's excellent, to say the least. The musical interlude is also very pretty. "The Message" is a very sweet tune about two lovers who want to be alone. This is joyful and charming--and I love that horn solo! "Almost Like Being in Love" gets the royal treatment from Eydie and the musicians. Wisely, however, the musicians never even try to steal the spotlight away from Eydie; they stay in the background so that Eydie remains squarely front and center--which is quite all right by me! "Moon River" gets an interesting bossa nova twist; the brass and the electric guitar enhance this ballad, too. "The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil)" is playful and all in good fun; and the album ends very nicely with Eydie Gorme performing "I Remember You." "I Remember You" gets a beautiful boss nova treatment and Eydie does this flawlessly.

Overall, Eydie Gorme ranks high in my book with albums like this; and I highly recommend this CD for her fans. This is also very good for bossa nova fans.