Carioca

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Carioca

 ‘Carioca’ is a jazz standard from 1933 film ‘Flying Down to Rio’, sung in the film by Alice Gentle, Movita Castaneda and Etta Moten and danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The word “Carioca” refers to inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro. Carioca was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 7th Academy Awards, but lost to an even bigger Astaire and Rogers production number, ‘The Continental’ from the film ‘The Gay Divorcee’.

Album:  
Side A: Bill
Side B: Carioca

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz

Date Recorded: January 23, 1939

Composer: Vincent Youmans

Lyricists: Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn

Instrumentation: Clarinet, 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, guitar, piano, string bass, and traps

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Wikipedia: Carioca

Say, have you seen a Carioca
It’s not a foxtrot or a polka
It has a little bit of new rhythm, a blue rhythm that sighs

It has a meter that is tricky
A bit of wicked wacky-wicky
But when you dance it with a new love, there’s a true love in her eye

You dream of a new Carioca
Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
You dream of a new Carioca
When music and lights are gone we say goodbye

Two heads together, they say are better than one
Two heads together, that’s how the dance is begun
Two arms around you and lips, that’s why I’m yours and you are mine
And you are mine

Now that you’ve done the Carioca
You’ll never care to do the polka
And then you’ll realize the blue hula and bamboola are through

Tomorrow morning you’ll discover
You’re just a Carioca lover
And when you dance it with each new love, there’ll be true love just for you

Now you’ll dream of a new Carioca
Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
You’ll dream of a new Carioca
When music and lights are gone and we’re saying goodbye
Goodbye

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Artie Shaw (director, clarinet)
  • George Arus (trombone)
  • Georgie Auld (saxophone)
  • Al Avola (guitar)
  • Johnny Best (trumpet)
  • Hank Freeman (saxophone)
  • Les Jenkins (trombone)
  • Bob Kitsis (piano)
  • Tony Pastor (saxophone)
  • Chuck Peterson (trumpet)
  • Bernie Privin (trumpet)
  • Buddy Rich (traps)
  • Les Robinson (saxophone)
  • Harry Rodgers (trombone)
  • Sid Weiss (string bass)

 

Label: Victor, Bluebird B-10124-A

Carioca - Artie Shaw and his Orchestar - Bluebird record label

 

 

 

Artie Shaw - Carioca

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