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Bossa Nova Beat:

The Jazz Genre for All Generations

What happened when a band mixed jazz & samba into one single  rhythm, down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, back in the 1950s & 1960s?

A new musical genre was born: Bossa Nova, meaning New Wave.


If you think this was only a fly-by-night fancy, think again.

The enduring hit, The Girl from Ipanema, is thought to be the second most recorded pop song ever (after The Beatles’ Yesterday)!


In honor of the jazz genre for all generations, here is Ultra-Lounge,

Vol. 14: Bossa Novaville. My top favorite song is Amy’s Theme.

The final track is by Julie London, nurse from the series Emergency!

Let me know in the comments which of the 19 hits you like best.