Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fly Me to the Moon and The Bossa Nova Pops
One of the best things to come out of the early-?60s bossa nova craze was this album by onetime Glenn Miller Army Air Force band member Joe Harnell and his crack band of Tony Mottola, Al Caiola, Milt Hinton, George Duvivie... more »
One of the best things to come out of the early-?60s bossa nova craze was this album by onetime Glenn Miller Army Air Force band member Joe Harnell and his crack band of Tony Mottola, Al Caiola, Milt Hinton, George Duvivier et al.One of the best things to come out of the early-?60s bossa nova craze was this album by onetime Glenn Miller Army Air Force band member Joe Harnell and his crack band of Tony Mottola, Al Caiola, Milt Hinton, George Duvivier et al. The record went to #3 on the charts and stayed there for 36 weeks, turning the title song into a flat-out standard and setting a new standard of its own for the graceful fusion of orchestral pop with the "new beat" of Brazil. We?ve added notes featuring quotes from Joe himself to this 1963 classic!
Joe Harnell Bossa Nova Classics
cinnamon & sugar | Orange County, CA | 05/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I too grew up listening to this in the early 70's thanks to my wonderful aunt who taught me to love bossa nova - she had all the classics from Doris Day to Frank Sinatra to this wonderful piano rendition of Flight of the Phoenix from Joe Harnell - I have been looking for this all over the place! I'm so HAPPY to find it on Amazon - this cd is truly a masterpiece and a brilliant compilation of musical harmonies. The piano is central to all of the tracks and Joe Harnell was a gifted talent; for all you music aficionados you cannot afford to be without this 'record' if you are a fan of the bossa nova movement. If you love Stan Getz, Antonio Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, etc., you will love this cd!! Thank you Amazon!"
A Magical Find
shoeboss2003 | Minneapolis | 12/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the summer of 1964 I was 7 years old. 3M/Revere had manufactured a machine that was something between an 8-Track and a cassette forerunner--it weighed a ton and played cartridges that were about 5 inches square and a half inch thick in which magnetic tape was kept on a single disk. You'd stack these cartridges up in the player's loader, and they would play through, being wound onto a disk inside the machine, and then they would be automatically rewound back to the cartridge, which would drop on an incline in the loader while the next cartridge lowered to be unspooled. This was the greatest thing since sliced bread. My dad would bring new cartridges up to our lake place just about every weekend--everything from the "Gypsy" Original Cast Recording to Horowitz to Paul Revere and the Raiders (that last one for my older brothers). "Fly Me to the Moon" by the Bossa Nova Pops was in our collection with its golden Kapp label, and I played it so often, first thing every morning and at least once more during the day--or simply repeated it (there was a slide-lever for that function) that my dad finally ordered me to QUIT PLAYING THAT MUSIC!!!! I still have the player AND the cartridge somewhere around here--and it still played OK 15 or so years ago, though I had to jam a kitchen knife in to keep the play button held down and functional--but the chance to finally get this on CD will make a very Merry Christmas for yours truly. Just listening to the sample of the title track had me brimming with joy. That arrangement is so cool, just one of the greatest recordings EVER!"