By in Music

Take Me to Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janiero

Had it not been for allen0187 and his post this evening in the Music category, I would have shut my computer down and retired for the evening. Five o'clock in the morning comes early, and it is nearly 10:00 p.m.

You see, the first word in the title, "Jobim..." excites me. It is a special person who knows what that word represents. Or who that man was. Or the songs that can be attributed to the late, Brazilian great, Antonio Carlos Jobim.

As many of you know, I was a Navy musician for the last half of my military career. Others may know that I grew up the daughter of a professional musician who gave me a gift--the love of music and an understanding of music that was much different than that of my peers in the 1960s and 70s.

As Allen0187 has requested, I may share more stories of my band days, but for now, I just wanted to recall a piece that I wrote for a song challenge that I accepted from AliCanary back in February this year.

Thank you, Ali and Allen, for sharing the joy of the music that is so dear to my heart.

Thanks to my father for giving me the gift that I will keep with me until it is my turn to leave this worldly presence.

But thank you, Mr. Jobim, for sharing your gift with me and the rest of the world. I will always love what you have given to me and how it has built bridges for me in my life. You have taken me to Ipanema Beach so many times before.

Day 1 of 30-Day Song Challenge -- My Favorite Song Is...

Though not singing "Girl from Ipanema" in this photo, it is me with a jazz trio singing "Come Rain or Come Shine."

Photograph is author owned.

© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.

FOPP | | | |

Image Credit » by eacuna

You will need an account to comment - feel free to register or login.


DWDavisRSL wrote on July 8, 2015, 11:11 AM

I've always found this song to bring a smile because of it's juxtaposition of an upbeat chorus against the sadness of the singer's unrequited love for The Girl From Ipanema.

CoralLevang wrote on July 9, 2015, 8:01 AM

DWDavisRSL If you ever find yourself single, look me up. A man who loves this song, AND uses the word "juxtaposition" is a catch!!

Last Edited: July 9, 2015, 10:35 PM

Shellyann36 wrote on July 9, 2015, 11:34 PM

I love this song. I heard it on the Rio cartoon movie. It brings a smile to me face too.

CoralLevang wrote on July 10, 2015, 10:04 AM

Shellyann36 I have not seen that movie. But smiles to face are good things!