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Sir Michael Parkinson plays some favourite Bossa Nova and Latin music, discussing the influence that this new sound had on jazz.

Sir Michael Parkinson's 'Favourite Things' this week are the records that took the new Bossa Nova rhythm and adapted it to create some jazz classics. Among the artists to record latin american feeling songs are Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, Artie Shaw and Quincy Jones. Parky also comes up to date with recordings from Stacey Kent, Sara Gazarek and Molly Johnson. He looks back at the music scene in 1963 when Bossa Nova was taking off and observes that it was the same year that the great artist Dinah Washington died aged 39 ... Washington was called 'the Queen of the Blues'. Supremely talented, she produced some great hit records including 'Mad About the Boy' and 'Baby You Got What It Takes'. She enjoyed a reputation as a feisty and disputatious woman ... and married seven times.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Woody Herman

    My Favourite Things

    • This Is Jazz.
    • COLUMBIA/LEGACY.
    • CK-65040.
  • Getz, Stan And Joao Gilberto

    The Girl From Ipanema

    • Getz/Gilberto.
    • VERVE.
    • 810-048-2.
  • Stan Getz

    So Danco Samba

    • Stan Getz Plays Jobim.
    • VERVE.
    • 589-4142.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Dindi

    • Albert Francis Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim.
    • REPRISE.
    • 7599-27041-2.
  • John Coltrane

    They Say It's Wonderful

    Artist: Johnny Hartman

    • Johnny Hartman.
    • PRICELESS JAZZ.
    • GRP-98732.
  • Roberta Gambarini

    So In Love

    • So In Love.
    • GRROVIN HIGH LABEL.
    • BOO13160-02.
  • Artie Shaw

    Begin The Beguine

    • Artie Shaw.
    • RCA.
    • PM-43175/A.
  • Sara Gazarek

    Down With Love

    • Blossom And Bee.
    • PALMETTO RECORDS.
    • PM2155.
  • Jimmy Rushing

    Mr 5 By 5

    • Jimmy Rushing 4 Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID.
    • AMSC 1057.
  • Dinah Washington & Brook Benton

    Baby (You've Got What It Takes)

    • Dinah Washington's Finest Hour.
    • VERVE.
    • 543 596-2.
  • Dinah Washington

    Blue Gardenia

    • Dinah Washington's Finest Hour.
    • VERVE.
    • 543 596-2.
  • Dinah Washington

    Mad About The Boy

    • Dinah Washington's Finest Hour.
    • VERVE.
    • 543 596-2.
  • Quincy Jones

    Manha de Carnaval for guitar

    • Big Band Bossa Nova.
    • VERVE.
    • 557 913-2.
  • Mel Tormé

    On Green Dolphin Street

    • Comin Home Baby.
    • Warner/Atlantic.
    • 8122731-822.
  • Molly Johnson

    Let's Do It

    • If You Know Love.
    • UNIVERSAL.
    • 060251-7090996.

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