A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness is an album by Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley, recorded in September 1966.[2][3]

A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness
Studio album by
Recorded20–23 September 1966, New York
GenreBossa nova
ProducerCreed Taylor
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It was released by Verve Records at the height of the Bossa Nova craze in the United States, and featured the two most popular Bossa Nova musicians at the time: vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley. A 1998 CD reissue added two songs recorded during the same sessions that yielded the album.

Track listing

1."A Certain Smile"Sammy Fain, Paul Webster1:27
2."A Certain Sadness"Carlos Eduardo Lyra, John Court3:08
3."Nega do Cabelo Duro"Reubens Soares, David Nasser2:18
4."So Nice (Summer Samba)"Marcos Valle, Paulo Valle, Norman Gimbel2:41
5."Você Já Foi à Bahia"Dorival Caymmi2:15
6."Portuguese Washerwoman"André Popp, Roger Antoine Lucchesi1:30
7."Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)"Haroldo Lobo, Niltinho, Norman Gimbel3:33
8."Call Me"Tony Hatch3:20
9."Here's That Rainy Day"Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke2:43
10."Tu Mi Delirio"César Portillo de la Luz3:38
11."It's a Lovely Day Today"Irving Berlin2:39
12."The Sadness of After [CD bonus track]"Edu Lobo, Norman Gimbel2:27
13."Who Needs Forever? [CD bonus track]"Quincy Delight Jones, Jr., Howard Greenfield2:48


Also, João Gilberto (or possibly Marcos Valle) may have played guitar on tracks 2, 7, and 13.[3]


  1. Allmusic review
  2. "Astrud Gilberto Discography". Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  3. 1998 CD liner notes
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