Elis Regina and Tom Jobim

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Elis Regina and Tom Jobim, Aguas de Março:

So this woman singing is probably my favorite female vocal of all time, but up till today, I had no idea who it was :)
She is on a lot of these type recordings and is just so damn cool sounding. Maybe Hope Sandoval comes close (mazzy star) but still miles away from her sound.
 

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ah man, she died in 1982 at age 36, overdose. Well, at least I know the name of my favorite female singer.

On January 19, 1982, Regina died at the age of 36 from a cardiac arrest after consuming vermouth, cocaine and tranquilizers. More than 15,000 fans attended a musical wake in the Teatro Bandeirantes in São Paulo. She was buried in Cemitério do Morumbi.
 

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Yes, she was a wonderful talent. If you'd like to hear more of Elis then check out:


Astrud Gilberto has a similar feel as well, Bridges:

 

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Stripped down Elis and Tom

 

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So this woman singing is probably my favorite female vocal of all time, but up till today, I had no idea who it was :)
She is on a lot of these type recordings and is just so damn cool sounding. Maybe Hope Sandoval comes close (mazzy star) but still miles away from her sound.
That whole album she recorded with Jobim (which that track is from), Elis and Tom, is awesome! And I love Hope and all her side projects, but you lost me there.
 

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That whole album she recorded with Jobim (which that track is from), Elis and Tom, is awesome! And I love Hope and all her side projects, but you lost me there.
I hear ya man, kind of forgot the point I was trying to make anyway...

lol
 
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What a beautiful voice!
She and Astrud really define the genre vocally.
Just an FYI, the female vocalists with Joan Chamorro and the Sant Andreu Jazz Band are excellent at interpreting the samba-bossa vocal
sound.
Examples--


 
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