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  • Audio CD (5 Oct. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000004750
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,789 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Use A Sua CabecaMoney Mark 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. CorcovadoEverything But The Girl 3:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. DesafinadoAstrud Gilberto 3:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. The Boy From IpanemaCrystal Waters 4:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Interlude 1/ Red Hot + RioVarious artists0:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. E Preciso PerdoarRyuichi Sakamoto 6:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Interlude 2 / Red Hot + RioVarious artists0:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Water To DrinkIncognito 4:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. DancingMilton Nascimento 3:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. How InsenstiveAntonio Carlos Jobim 3:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Waters Of MarchMarisa Monte 3:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Interlude 3 / Red Hot + RioVarious artists0:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. One Note Samba / SurfboardHerbie Mann 7:17Album Only
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Listen17. Black Orpheus DubMad Professor 3:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Maracatu AtomicoChico Science 4:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. SambadromeFunk 'N' Lata0:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. RefazendaGilberto Gil 4:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Preciso Dizer Que Te AmoCazuza 4:36£0.79  Buy MP3 

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By on 28 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album was made by various international artists and artists from South America for charity. The mix of these styles of music and artists is a great way to appreciate Latin music and rythems and at the same time listen to some of your favorite artists. Well recommended...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Eclectic, fun, different -- worth a try 2 Dec. 2001
By Jennifer Stevens - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I got this CD on a whim a few years ago, and it's now one of my favorites. Like another reviewer said, I had to listen to it a few times before it grew on me. But that doesn't mean it's bad; that just speaks of its uniqueness. What "Red, Hot & Rio" offers is not something I'd ever heard before, or since, really.
There are several reasons I like this CD. For one, the proceeds go to benefit AIDS awareness efforts. Second, this is good "background" music -- even when upbeat it allows you to hold a conversation and not get distracted by the music. But the coolest thing is the selection of music itself.
"Red, Hot & Rio" contains almost a mini-evolution of Brazilian music. It starts out mellow and somewhat traditional. The sound of the bossa nova "Desafinado," for instance, is quite laid-back and timeless. But gradually, the music begins to rev up, as current performers experiment with classic sounds. Some techno beats are thrown in, some modern hooks, lots of interesting drums and percussion, even some rap. The end of the CD sounds completely different from the beginning of it -- almost like you've just gone through 40 years of Brazilian music on one CD.
I can't honestly say I love all the songs; I tend to favor the first half of the CD over the second, save a couple of songs (such as "Refazenda"). But that's the beauty of CDs: You simply skip over those songs you don't care for.
Of course, people who like the "original" bossa nova or samba sounds will be disappointed. They don't want the music to have changed and evolved, but to remain exactly the same as it was 40+ years ago. (Ironically, samba enthusiasts felt the same way about the bossa nova movement in the 1950s.) But that's what I love about this CD. It pushes the limits of this style of music. The core of all the songs is the same, just the techniques and deliveries have changed. That's what makes it interesting.
People who have records of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gilberto Gil and expect this to sound like more of the same should stay away from this CD. People who are open-minded to experimentation with a classic style of music would be more likely to embrace it.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great for Jobim Fans 15 July 2002
By Peter John Hill - Published on
Format: Audio CD
If you like Bossa Nova, particularly Antonio Carlos Jobim, you will love this CD. It has covers by many current artists of his songs, as well as some other Brazilian music. I like how the liner has the lyrics in English, but almost all the songs are in Portuguese. The David Byrne Waters of March in an exception, where he sings in English, and a woman is singing in Portuguese, but it works out very well.
An excellent addition. I have most of the songs on the album on at least two other CDs, but the artists have played with the songs enough to complement the originals.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This Is Pure Listening Pleasure... 1 Jun. 2000
By JCB - Published on
Format: Audio CD
RED HOT + RIO is by far one of the best compilations out there. The album is an eclectic mix of Brazillian-influenced music (Samba, Porteguese, African, and Indigenous beats, ryhthms, and melodies). It doesn't matter if you don't know Porteguese, you'll find yourself humming a long, perhaps even dancing to the provocative and beautiful songs. I must have listened to this album through hundreds of's perfect for long drives or as background music for dinner parties. The duets on this album are particularly strong; Astrud Gilberto and George Michael's duet and David Bryne and Marisa Monte's duet are very inspiring, sensuous, and beautiful. Overall, though, this album is a must have for anyone's collection. You'll certainly keep pressing repeat on this album.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
New Takes on Brazilian Pop 30 Jun. 2005
By Rodney Meek - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Now, mind you, I can't tell the samba from the bossa nova from...some other type of music that might be played in Brazil. But I still have an interest in hearing the quasi-tropical cocktail lounge-style pop tunes of this mighty South American giant. They speak Portugese there, you know. And are known to launch at a moment's notice into the lamabada, which is a forbidden dance.

Most of the songs contained herein were written way back in the day by Antonio Carlos Jobim and at least a few should be vaguely familiar: "The Girl From Ipanema", of course, but also "One Note Samba", "Waters Of March", and "Water To Drink". But these aren't the original versions--they're updates in a variety of styles. Some work pretty well, some will make you want to hurl (mainly Sting's take on "How Insensitive", which is droning and pointless).

Notable are: a punched-up synth-heavy "Ipanema" by one-hit-wonder Crystal Waters, jazz group Incognito on "Water To Drink", world-music-loving David Byrne and sultry Marisa Monte on "Waters Of March", the well-known Caetano Veloso and Ryuichi Sakamoto with the lesser-known Cesaria Evora on "E Preciso Perdoar", Stereolab's quirky and strange "One Note Samba", and Bebel Gilberto on "Preciso Dizer Que Te Amo".

The Red Hot series, which started with the Cole Porter tribute "Red Hot + Blue", has always done excellent work and this compilation is no exception. If you'd like to sample Brazilian pop music of a certain era but you're terrified of breaking out your dad's dusty old Jobim LPs, this is a great way to see what's what.

Also the liner notes are extensive and informative, so you really get your money's worth. I'm still not clear on the divide between samba and bossa nova, but I reckon that's my fault.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Terrific CD 12 July 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I loved this CD. The first song I heard from this CD was the Chrystal Waters version of "the Girl from Ipanema". From there, I looked all over for the song but could not find it. Finally I did on an English Dance compilation, which led me to this CD, Red Hot + Rio. From there, I fell in love with the first song, which is a little bossa nova, the last song, and everything inbetween.
This disc, made in 1996 I believe, in some ways I think can be credited for some of the new sounds coming from Brazil, like Brazil 2 Mil and BossaCucaNova and etc. Although the songs are revisited and remade classics, the popular musicians of that time internationally and in Brazil all contributed. Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, David Byrne along with Stereolab (they made a brilliant remake of 1 Note Samba with Herbie Mann), George Michael, Maxwell, Money Mark (beastie Boys) and Gilberto Gil - and what some people will love is that Bebel Gilberto is even on the final track titled Eu Preciso Dizer Que te Amor (I must say that I love you) that was recorded with Cazuza, who passed away due to AIDS, I believe. That is by far my favorite track on the CD.
A terrific disk. You will not be disappointed - and FYI - it has two companion pieces - Nova Bossa, which has the original versions of most of the songs as performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz (Album cover and disc is almost identical to this one) Ondha Sonora - Red Hot and Lisbon - tributing to the Sound of the Portugal, Angola and Brazil - major Portuguese speaking nations and their music.
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