July 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Garota de Ipanema!

Coffeehouse

Girl from Ipanema

"Happy 50th!"

Live at the Coffeehouse dot Com

Had to pull out an old version to commemorate this tune's fiftieth.

Shameless Self Promotion Posted by John Kranz at July 24, 2012 1:57 PM

Love your guitarwork on one of my favorite songs - you do credit to the piece.

I can't make out a lot of the conversation at the end (listening in the office, with the volume subdued; had I any sense, I'd wait until I got home to see if you mention what I'm about to write here) but if you're interested is a little trivia, the woman who was the inspiration for the song, HeloĆ­sa Pinheiro, is still walking past the guys in Rio, just celebrated her 67th birthday this month, and is still quite the attractive lady. She has aged as gracefully as the song she inspired.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 24, 2012 4:21 PM

Thanks for the kind words -- the link to "fiftieth" takes you to a picture and a story on Ms. Pinhero.

The persiflage at the end is our commercial for Devil Dog Brew -- "The official Coffee of LiveattheCoffeeHouse.com." Sad to report our unofficial sponsor may not be much more active than the coffeehouse of late.

Posted by: jk at July 24, 2012 4:56 PM

And, yes, when she passes, I'd still go "ahhhhhh..."

Posted by: jk at July 24, 2012 7:04 PM

Was thinking hard yesterday about whether this was a Best 5 Song of All-Time. Since you've given the tribute here I will move on to another. But it is timeless.

Posted by: Ellis Wyatt at July 24, 2012 7:29 PM

Awesome tune. But I cannot call it my favorite Jobim tune: that would be Dindi

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