Older: The Best of Rosa Passos


Published: 03/22/2017


Program #1295 - 'Rosa Passos'

This show airs daily from 03-22-17 through 03-28-17 Monday-Friday at 7am, 3pm, 6pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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Even in our connected culture, Brazil is stil half a world away for most of us. Thankfully, that distance - at least when measured in musical terms - is erased with ease and grace, courtesy of the country's abundant wealth of talented singers and songwriters. Rosa Passos is one of the best, and you'll soon hear why when you listen to our weekly show this time around.


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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

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Some say that singer and songwriter Rosa Passos has made a pact with the devil for João Gilberto's musical soul and got the better part of the deal. Delicately creative on her own terms, she's steadily risen out of the "best kept secret" category by virtue of her early performances on Kenny Rankin's award-winning "Here In My Heart" CD and a clutch of critically acclaimed solo albums on small Brazilian imprints. We'll feature several tracks from her wonderful 'Amorosa' tribute to the music of that very same João Gilberto, along with a look at some of her earlier hits, culled from her legendary 'Best of Rosa Passos' album.

The CD became a hard-to-find classic when the Velas label abruptly ceased operations a few years ago  but this "Best of" compilation is an exquisitely sequenced disc that does an almost perfect job in sketching the still evolving career of this singer/guitarist with the pretty alto voice and lilting playing style.  Even in Brasil, Passos' early recordings may only show up occasionally, so these selections serve as a perfect introduction to the singer for the Americans who have never heard her.  And the compositions are by names even the most casual Brasilian music fan knows: Jobim, Djavan and Dori Caymmi.

We’ve surrounded her with a special supporting cast of great tunesmiths: George Benson, Deodato, James Taylor and Brazilian guitarist Toninho Horta make it to our playlist this week, along with keyboardist Marcos Ariel, Bebel Gilberto and even a September Samba from Indigo City, plus a tune from the German/Brazilian group Slowdown and their debut album ‘Retrospectives’.


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'Rosa Passos' 

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

If I Fell<>Nando Lauria/Points Of View

Bossa Love<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends     

Soul Bossa Nova<>Quincy Jones/Big Band Bossa Nova

Welcome to The Brazilian Club Lounge

Feitico Da Vila<>Roas Passos/Best of Rosa Passos

Broadcast Debut

Bom Tempo<>Azymuth/Carioca


Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

O Pato<>Rosa Passos/Amorosa

Bob<>Otto with Bebel Gilberto/Gilles Goes To Brazil

My Only Passion<>Marcos Ariel/My Only Passion

Introduce Next Song

Stay<>Kenny Rankin & Rossa Passos/Here In My Heart

Aula de Matematica<>Winter & Castro-Neves/Brazilian Days     

Ocean Way<>Torcuato Mariano/Last Look


Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Fim de Verão<>Slowdown/Retrospectives                                                                              

Aguas De Marco<>Rosa Passos/Best of Rosa Passos


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Hour 2: 

Set 1:

Nothing But A Song<>Tiago Iorc/Let Yourself In  

Voo Sobre O Horizonte<>Marcela Mangabeira/Simples

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Tin Tin Por Tin Tin (Little By Little)<>Joao Gilberto/Amoroso

Belem, Minha Cidade<>Bobby Brazil/Amazonica


Special Announcement

Ben Maior (Longer)<>Roupa Nova/Agora Sim


Set 2: Introduce Our Featured Artist

Voce Vai Ver<>Rosa Passos/Amorosa

I Wanna Be Where You Are<>Bob Baldwin/Brazil Chill

Introduce Next Set                                                                           

September Samba<>Indigo City/Samba Electrique

Only A Dream In Rio<>James Taylor/That’s Why I’m Here

Liana<>Toninho Horta/Moonstone         


Set 3:

Dunas<>Rosa Passos/Festa

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Next week, we'll celebrate Astrud Gilberto's birthday with two hours of fan favorites. As always thank you for listening and for your support, and please - tell a few friends about us on WDCB, DowntownDaytonRadio.com and Mix105Indy.com. It's always great to share the music.


Always a pleasure,

Scott Adams

The Sounds of Brazil!


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