more Tom Jobim songs


Orfeu da Conceição, 1956, Vinicius de Moraes and A.C. Jobim, with Oscar Niemeyer-1Vinícius de Moraes & Tom Jobim-1-sh15

In the chapter “Freedom” of the 2011 book Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Illuminated Man by Helena Jobim, sister of the biography’s subject, the author indicates that Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes were formally introduced at Vilarino, a Rio bar popular with musicians, intellectuals, and journalists. Finding that they “immediately connected very well,” the pair soon left for Tom’s home and began to work on the music for the de Moraes play Orfeu da Conceição that day.


Eu e o meu amor (aka “Lamento no morro”) (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes) — written for the play Orfeu da Conceição

Roberto Paiva and chorus — from the 1956 soundtrack LP Músicas de Orfeu da Conceição, Odeon (Brazil) MODB 3056


Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum — LP Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum, 1999



Eu não existo sem você (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes) — written in 1957; 1958 recordings by Elizeth Cardoso and Maysa;

Maysa — “gravada ao vivo nos estúdios da TV Record, em 1959” (recorded live in the studios of TV Record, in 1959)


Tom Jobim — vocals: Ana Lontra Jobim (solo), Tom Jobim — from the 1987 album Inédito, commercially released in 1995



Tom Jobim — vocals: Paula Morelenbaum, Tom Jobim — recorded live in 1990; issued in 2000 on the LP Tom Canta Vinícius


Maria Bethânia  — from her 2005 album Que Falta Você Me Faz


Por causa de você (Don’t Ever Go Away) — songwriters: m. Antônio Carlos Jobim, w. Dolores Duran / English-language lyric: Ray Gilbert

Dolores Duran — from the 1957 LP Dolores Duran canta para você dançar…, Copacabana CLP 11011


Tom Jobim — from the 1967 album A Certain Mr. Jobim, Warner Bros. WS 1699


Maria Creuza


Tom Jobim with Paula Morelenbaum — from the 1987 album Inédito, commercially released in 1995



Este seu olhar (Antônio Carlos Jobim) —  lyric of the English-language version “That Look You Wear,” by Gene Lees

Morgana, 1959


Moacyr Silva e seu Conjunto, 1959


Dick Farney, 1960


Lord Astor, 1960


João Gilberto — from the 1961 album João Gilberto, (Brazil) Odeon MOFB 3202


Nara Leão — from the 1971 LP Dez anos depois


Sumares/Okada/Rodriguez, 2010 — Hedley Club, San Jose, CA



Eu sei que vou te amar (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes)

Vinicius de Moraes con Maria Creuza e Toquinho — from de Moraes’ 1970 debut album En La Fusa



O Morro Não Tem Vez (aka “Favela”)

Jobim — recorded as “Favela”; issued on the 1963 LP  The Composer of Desafinado, Plays


Stan Getz – Luiz Bonfa Septet — recorded in NYC, 8 February 1963 — Stan Getz (ts) Antônio Carlos Jobim (p, g) Luiz Bonfá (g) Tommy Williams (b) Paulo Ferreira (d) Jose Carlos (d, per) Maria Helena Toledo (vo); released on the 1963 LP Jazz Samba Encore!



Bonita (Antônio Carlos Jobim) — English-language lyric: Gene Lees, Ray Gilbert*

Tom Jobim — from The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim, (US) Warner Bros. Records W 1611 (Mono) WS 1611 (Stereo)

guitar and vocal: Tom Jobim


Tom Jobim e Vinicius de Moraes na rua Codajás - Leblon, by Paulo Scheuenstuhl (2)______________________________________________

* On the songwriting credits for the English-language lyric to “Bonita,” Wikipedia says:

Gene Lees, who had written several other English-language lyrics for Jobim, claims that “Jobim gave my lyric to Bonita, which I had written in New York, to Ray Gilbert, who altered a phrase or two and put his name on it. If you look at the credits on the back of the album titled The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim … you’ll find that the writer credit on Bonita reads Jobim/Gilbert. Gilbert produced an album for Warner Brothers in which he again used the song, again taking credit for the lyric…. I was furious at both records and took the matter up with the American Guild of Authors and Composers. A hearing was organized, with Sheldon Harnick as its chairman, and I presented the evidence of my authorship. The committee ruled that it was indeed my lyric, solely or largely…. The contretemps over Bonita was one of the reasons I parted company with Jobim.”[3]


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