There's a Brazilian-Jazz song entitled "The Waters Of March" that I just love. Does anyone here know where I can get a well-recorded version of this song sung as duet but, in english?
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On her 2007 album ("Holly Cole") she covered this number rather well...
There are websites devoted to multiple language translations of this most extraordinary tone poem from Jobim. It's one of my all time favorite songs, BTW.
it's on one of her albums. I saw her do it from the front row of the little theater @ Cambridge (Harvard) where she plays once in a while. Sublime.
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The version on this album alternates Portuguese and English verses; it is a duet between Joao Gilberto and his second wife, Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda.
Nice album, let down a little by the too close-in, multi-miked and pan-potted recording job.
And the cover images look like (in those pre-photoshop days) Getz and Buarque were posing beside a cardboard cutout of Gilberto--it's quite funny.
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"...You're all welcome to stay for the next set...we're going to play all the same tunes, but in different keys..." -Count Basie
One of my favorites too...
There's a handful of english versions listed on wikipedia under Renditions...one or two duets. Let us know which one you like best...
… Art Garfunkel's "Breakaway" has a nice performance.
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"The best" original version. Read the comments for clues on the English translations.
shows the words.
I was a fair Portuguese speaker (1st wife bilingual) but we never found an English version of this which satisfied.
The poetry is in the word sounds as much as the meaning.
Anyway, happy hunting!
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