Older: Remembering Oscar Castro-Neves


Published: 08/23/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1317 - 'Rendezvous In Rio - Oscar Castro-Neves'

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With rave reviews flooding in for Rio's Summer Games (Closing ceremonies were awesome!), we are set to wrap up our month-long Rendezvous In Rio theme with a Bossa Nova vibe as we enjoy a special tribute for Caroica guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves. More after these important announcements:


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 This week’s show:


My Producer's Notes

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When news of Oscar’s passing reached me on September 27th, 2013 I was at a loss for quite some time. Oscar was a great musical friend to The Sounds of Brazil and a personal friendship took root with his visits here to Chicago, where one of his daughters attended college. Time with Oscar was always time well spent: conversations were filled with his trademark spontaneity and effervescence… I looked forward to them.

I’d ring him up every May 15th to sing a ‘happy birthday’ message into his voicemail. He’d call back with a ‘thank you.’ Once he said, “You know, Scott, you have a pretty nice singing voice.” I told him that I only sing happy birthday to good friends because I know they’ll forgive me.

As a Carioca teen in the early 60’s, he was part of Bossa’s ‘In Crowd’ – Menescal, Gilberto, Mendes, Jobim and a dozen more that you might see at Copacabana’s legendary Bottles Bar or at Nara Leão’s late night parties at her parents nearby condo.

Oscar penned his first hit song ‘Chora Tua Tristeza’  (Cry Your Sadness) at 16 and when it became a national hit in Brazil – generating more than fifty covers recorded by various artists, it was a sign of things to come.  Soon he formed a group with his talented brothers: pianist Mário, bassist Iko and drummer Léo, came to the US to play Carnegie Hall in '62 and came back to stay when he signed on with Sergio Mendes as his music director in the early 70's, recording 15 albums with Mendes, several as co-producer.

Oscar became a US citizen and also the very proud uncle of 'Dancing With The Stars' - Indy 500 winning driver, Helio Castroneves. Oscar and Helio share the Castro-Neves family trait of energized likeability, so let me invite you to spend a few minutes getting to know him. If you're not familiar with his music, I'm sure he'll make an extraordinary first impression!

- Scott Adams


There’s more about Oscar here, and you’ll catch more of his music this week, during The Midday Show with Scott Adams, 9 am - 3 pm Chicago time, Monday trhugh Friday.

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“Rendezvous In Rio – Oscar Castro-Neves”

Hour 1: 

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Un Beijo Na Boca<>Latin Vibe/Latin Vibe

Bossa Blue<>Chris Standring/Blue Bolero

One Note Samba<>Nico Gomez/Lambada Dance Music

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Never Die Young<>Luciana Souza/The New Bossa Nova

Special Announcement

Mexeu Comigo<>Tie/Mexeu Comigo


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Sensivel Demais<>Jorge Vercillo/Como Diria Blavatsky

You Are My Romance<>Oscar Castro-Neves/Tropical Heart

Introduce Next Set                           

Return To Rio<>Oscar Castro-Neves/Brazilian Scandals

Border Line<>Deodato/The Crossing

She Walks This Earth<>Sting/A Love Affair                  


Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song

Sweetest Somebody I Know<>Stevie Wonder/A Time To Love

Planador<><Gabriel Martins/Mergulho

É Com Esse Que Eu Vou<>Elis Regina/Personalidade


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Hour 2: 

Set 1:

Entreolhares<>Ana Carolina & John Legend/Mega Hits

Motiff d’Azur<>Slowdown/Retrospectives

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Meu Mundo E Nada Mais<>Joanna/Joanna

Bellavista<>Barrio Jazz Gang/Spectrum

Unconditional Love<>Oscar Castro-Neves/Yesterday                

Special Announcement

Feliz e Ponto<> Silva<>Canta Marisa


Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Green Eyes<>Marcos Ariel/My Only Passion

Happiness<>De Phazz/Dinner Party

Introduce Next Song                                                                     

On And On<>Stephen Bishop/Saudade

Flying To Bahia<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale

Scandal No. 2<>Oscar Castro Neves/Maracuja


Set 3:

Qualquer Coisa Com O Paraiso<>M. Nascimento/Angelus

Rio<>Marcela Mangabeira/Simples

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Next Week:  August's final 'Rendezvous In Rio' will be with the best of singer Emilio Santiago, so plan to join us! And you’re invited to drop a note in the Chat Box on our home page with your favorite ‘Oscar’ song, too!

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Scott Adams

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