The girl from Ipanema is no moreRIP
The family has announced the death of Astrud Gilberto, whose woozy recording of The Girl from Ipanema put Brazilian music among the world’s best-sellers. Astrud, who was 83, never received a cent in royalties from that release.
She was only in studio in New York to provide an English track for her husband, Joao Gilberto, whom she divorced soon after.
She went on to rerecord the track with Stan Getz and his band.
Blame it on the bossa nova.