May 12, 2010
"Samba de Orfeu"
This is band leader Ray Anthony doing a really nice version of a Luiz Bonfá (of Black Orpheus fame) tune entitled "Samba de Orfeu." Anthony's version was recorded in 1966 and was originally released on an album called Hit Songs to Remember. What I can't get over is how nice (crystal clear) it sounds, particularly the violins, which seem to lift the song any time they enter. Do you remember those "Calgon, take me away" commercials? Well, this is the musical equivalent for me:
Anthony and a couple of Vegas dolls, circa mid-60s (pic source)