Recommend a kitsch bossa nova group

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  1. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  2. Arran macrumors 68040

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

    Click on track 7 "Samba Tropical"
     
  3. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. Arran, Jun 4, 2015
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    Arran macrumors 68040

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    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 :)
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Can you post a link to the BCS music? It's not on my DVR anymore.

    I love the "Bossa 'N ..." series and Nouvelle Vague with bossa nova style renditions of other popular songs great background chill out music.
     
  6. zhenya macrumors 603

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    "Kitsch Boss Nova" makes me think Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.
     
  7. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Throwing more stuff at the wall. This is kinda kitschy 70's:

     
  8. Berlepsch, Jun 5, 2015
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    I could offer Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass:



    Edit:

    IMDB for that episode pointed me to this song:

     
  9. catsforkids macrumors newbie

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    The song is "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Esquivel
     
  10. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 65816

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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:
    OK just saw that, I'll check it out thanks.
     

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