Elis Regina

Dois Na Bossa, No. 2

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In April of 1965 Jair Rodrigues (who was at the top of the charts with "Deixa Isso Pra Lá" by Alberto Paz/Edson Menezes, recorded on Rodrigues' Vou de Samba Com Você from the preceding year) was hurriedly invited by producer Walter Silva to replace Baden Powell in a show with Elis Regina at the Paramount Theater in São Paulo. The show, performed on April 10 with the accompaniment of the Jongo Trio, gathered 2,000 people who climbed the stage at the end of the performance, frantically crying for more. The overwhelming success yielded an invitation for the duo to host the TV show O Fino da Bossa (TV Record) the following month, while the show at the Paramount was recorded live and released on this historic album. If the precarious recording and emotional perturbations reflecting on the performances are viewed as drawbacks, Dois Na Bossa, No. 2 has increased importance as a document of the pure joy and rhythmic exuberance of the music. It also may be mentioned that almost all of the songs were chosen critically in view of the military dictatorship imposed the preceding year and the audible approval of the audience. "Ziguezague," included here, was a follow-up to "Deixa Isso Pra Lá."

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