Mike at the Mike: The Gloved One Is Dead! Long Live the Gloved One!

Mike at the mike

As unnatural and unseemly as it may seem, just last week former heavyweight champ Mike "Iron Mike" Tyson crooned the jazzy samba-rific Astrud Gilberto-Stan Getz Grammy-winning '60s classic "The Girl from Ipanema" on Brazilian TV in front of a studio audience buzzing with Cariocas and accompanied on piano (and harmony, thank god) by Daniel Jobim, ... See the Rest

Ain’t No Cure for the Samba-time Blues

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Here are Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz performing arguably THE coolest song ever, "The Girl From Ipanema," on television in 1964. The song was written originally by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes in 1962 for a Portuguese musical comedy, but achieved mega-fame when it was sung with a breathy sensuality by Astrud Gilberto on the 1963 ... See the Rest