The Songs I Love ~ original album 1963

Carnival  ( Manhã de Carnaval )

~ from the film "Black Orpheus"
Music by Luiz Bonfa and lyrics by Antonio Mariz, 1960
English lyrics by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore ( Hugo & Luigi )
1st recording 1963 ~
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 3:24
Recorded March 18, 1963    ~   Matrix No. PHA1-3736 Take 8

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Guitarist Luiz Bonfa and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, who both rose o fame during the bossa nova craze of the 1960s, collaborated on the score to the gorgeous Brazilian film 'Black Orpheus.' This haunting melody was the movie's leitmotif; it threaded through the story of Orfeo and Eurydice and was heard in a variety of contexts. When English lyrics were written for it, the song became 'A Day in the Life of a Fool,' the sad, wan story of a dejected lover. And that's what Perry sings here very movingly, with chorus and orchestra and a gentle bossa nova beat.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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