Recommend a kitsch bossa nova group

inscrewtable

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The sort of sound I'm looking for is the music that was played 25mins into ep 2 of Better Call Saul. Nothing in the credits, I suspect it was specially composed for the show. But I've heard that type of music before that is played by a group but I am unable to locate it. I keep coming up with soundtracks.

It's like a bossa nova version of the Bonzo Dog Band.

All suggestions appreciated.
 

Arran

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The sort of sound I'm looking for is the music that was played 25mins into ep 2 of Better Call Saul. Nothing in the credits, I suspect it was specially composed for the show. But I've heard that type of music before that is played by a group but I am unable to locate it. I keep coming up with soundtracks.

It's like a bossa nova version of the Bonzo Dog Band.

All suggestions appreciated.
Something like this http://ksearch.kapagama.com/index.php?cdwahl=KOL0034

Click on track 7 "Samba Tropical"
 

Arran

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Hi, no that's too traditional sounding, not odd enough. The BCS track I alluded to earlier is pretty well exactly what I'm after, probably no vocals, but not necessarily. A bit like maybe Camille with a bossa nova slant.
That's what I thought too, but somebody else on the internet (thanks Google!) claimed it was the actual music from the TV programme. Thought I'd post it anyway - just to get an audible baseline to work from.

Anyway, I can sort-of imagine what you're looking for (a sort-of low-fi, bossa nova mariachi band?) but have no idea where to get something quirky like Bonzo Dog Band. Never heard of them before BTW, but they're quite, um, 1920's distinctive :)

Edit: Are any of these getting closer?
https://soundcloud.com/vintagenoisemusic/sway
https://soundcloud.com/flavoursmusic/austin-powers-soul-bossa-nova
https://soundcloud.com/deskspace/elevator-bossa-nova

I think where I'm struggling is that BDB have a scratchy, crackly, WWI sort-of feel to them, whereas bossa-nova didn't really emerge until the 50's-60's.

Interesting challenge, nonetheless :)
 
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zhenya

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"Kitsch Boss Nova" makes me think Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.
 

Berlepsch

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I could offer Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass:


Edit:

IMDB for that episode pointed me to this song:

 
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The sort of sound I'm looking for is the music that was played 25mins into ep 2 of Better Call Saul. Nothing in the credits, I suspect it was specially composed for the show. But I've heard that type of music before that is played by a group but I am unable to locate it. I keep coming up with soundtracks.

It's like a bossa nova version of the Bonzo Dog Band.

All suggestions appreciated.
The song is "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Esquivel
 
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inscrewtable

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Maybe kitsch wasn't the right word. I'm not sure if youtoob is going to take this down but here's the clip anyhoo.


EDIT:
The song is "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Esquivel
OK just saw that, I'll check it out thanks.
 
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