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Blame It on the Bossa Nova

Music by Barry Mann, Lyrics by Cynthia Weil

Originally Performed by Eydie GormÈ

"Blame It on the Bossa Nova" is a song written by Cynthia Weil (lyrics) and Barry Mann which was a 1963 hit single for Eydie Gormé, reaching number 7 on the Hot 100 in Billboard in March 1963. The song also peaked at number 32 in the UK, whereas "Yes, My Darling Daughter" became the biggest hit for Eydie there, reaching number 10. Produced by Al Kasha who had been responsible for the No. 1 hit "Go Away Little Girl" by Gormé's husband Steve Lawrence, "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" featured backing vocals by The Cookies. "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" merges the sensibilities of the Brill Building Sound with the Latin music which Gormé had previously specialized in, as the song describes a romantic relationship inaugurated by a couple dancing to the bossa nova - "the dance of love." The bossa nova is a Brazilian music style in vogue in the United States from the late 1950s.

    Release Date: 1963


Various Artists : Ladies of Song : Solo : Songbook : 884088466992 : 1423488989 : 00311948

Various Artists : Ladies of Song

This terrific collection includes over 70 songs associated with some of the greatest female vocalists ever recorded. These "ladies of song" include Barbra Streisand, Etta James, Liza Minnelli, Peggy Lee, and Sarah Vaughan, to name but a few.

Songlist: All I Could Do Was Cry, And All That Jazz, Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes), Baby (You've Got What It Takes), Be Anything (But Be Mine), Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much), The Best Is Yet To Come, Blame It On The Bossa Nova, But Beautiful, Buttons And Bows, Cabaret, Call Me, Changing Partners, Come Rain or Come Shine, Daddy, Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Dear Ruby, Dearly Beloved, Don't Be That Way, Downtown, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, From A Distance, The Girl From Ipanema (Gar™ta De Ipanema), God Bless' The Child, Golden Earrings, Guilty, A Guy Is A Guy, How High The Moon, I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5795b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


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Blame It on the Bossa Nova : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Songbook : 08202983 : 884088621117

Kirby Shaw : Blame It on the Bossa Nova

You'll capture the sound of an era when you perform this campy hit from 1963 at the zenith of the Bossa Nova craze! Opening with a two part call and response, it moves into a fully harmonized chorus with some clever lyrics that will create smiles all around. Available separately SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available as digital download. Duration: ca. 2:40.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202983 | Showtrax CD Available


Blame It on the Bossa Nova : SAB : Kirby Shaw :  : Sheet Music : 08202984 : 884088621124

Kirby Shaw : Blame It on the Bossa Nova

You'll capture the sound of an era when you perform this campy hit from 1963 at the zenith of the Bossa Nova craze! Opening with a two part call and response, it moves into a fully harmonized chorus with some clever lyrics that will create smiles all around. Available separately SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available as digital download. Duration: ca. 2:40.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw Performed By: Eydie Gormé

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202984 | Showtrax CD Available


Blame It on the Bossa Nova : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08202985 : 884088621131

Kirby Shaw : Blame It on the Bossa Nova

You'll capture the sound of an era when you perform this campy hit from 1963 at the zenith of the Bossa Nova craze! Opening with a two part call and response, it moves into a fully harmonized chorus with some clever lyrics that will create smiles all around. Available separately SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available as digital download. Duration: ca. 2:40.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202985 | Showtrax CD Available

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