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Music by Joćo Gilberto

Originally Performed by Joćo Gilberto

"Bim Bom" is considered the first bossa nova song. It was composed by Joćo Gilberto around 1956. The song wasn't recorded until July 1958 when Gilberto released it under Odeon Records along with his version of the first produced bossa nova song, "Chega de Saudade", which had been released by Elizete Cardoso earlier that year. Gilberto wrote the song on the banks of the Sćo Francisco river as he watched laundresses passing by, balancing loads on their heads. Inspired by the swaying of their steps, Gilberto reproduced their rhythm with "Bim-Bom".

    Release Date: 1956

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Bim-Bom : SATB : Kirby Shaw :  : 08748240 : 884088217532

Kirby Shaw : Bim-Bom

This great bossa nova classic by the Brazilian artist Joao Gilberto completely captures the flavor of the 1960s. Smooth lines and the jazz infused samba give this setting its special appeal! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:15.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Jo‹o Gilberto | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748240 | Showtrax CD Available
Other Voicings: SAB, SSA, SATB, SSA, SAB

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