Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The tragic story of a beautiful Brazilian vocalist
Beth | Mesa, AZ United States | 04/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sylvia Telles, who also went by Sylvinha, was one of the leading vocalists of the pre Bossa Nova era in the late 50's. Before the era even began to become popular, Sylvia was covering the likes of Jobim and Caymmi. Bossu Balanco Balada is a good example of what she had to offer. She had a soothing voice and it makes for nice easy listening. In 1966, she was killed in a car crash, post poning what would have been a long brilliant career.The tracks on the cd are:
1. Rio (best one on cd)2. Amor Em Paz
3. Voce E Eu
4. Ilusao A Toa
5. So Quis Voce
6. Rua Deserta
7. Sol da Meia-Noite
8. Samba do aviao
10.Bossa na Praia
12.DormeThe album also has a great James Bond like cover."
She was Jobim's favorite; what else need be said?
cmartins | Rio de Janeiro, Brasil | 11/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1959, just weeks after Joao Gilberto's landmark Chega de Saudade was released, Amor de Gente Moca hit the shelves: twelve songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim, most of them first recordings, beautifully sung by 25-year-old Sylvia Telles. It wasn't her debut, or the first time she recorded Jobim; by then, she was already a well-known and cherished singer. With this album, however, she established herself as *the* female bossa nova voice, and was ever since Jobim's favorite. And vice-versa: of the 100-odd songs she recorded during her all-too short carrer, half were by Jobim. Bossa Balanco Balada, released in 1964, reunited her with Lindolpho Gaya, Amor de Gente Moca's arranger, and features songs by Jobim as well by other bossa nova greats such as Roberto Menescal, Carlos Lyra and Johnny Alf (and even a haunting rendering of Midnight Sun with Portuguese lyrics). It's a perfect showcase for her range and artistry, and not to be missed not only by fans of Brazilian music, but by any music lover."