Água de Beber (which can be translated into French as “From the water to drink”) is astandardofbossa novajazzcomposed byAntônio Carlos Jobim, and whose lyrics were written byVinícius de Moraes. It is from the albumThe Composer of Desafinado, Plays. Originally, the music was recorded in Aminor.

Adaptations

The title, originally written in Portuguese , has been adapted into several languages, including English , German and French .

The French version, written and interpreted by Pierre Barouh in 1965, is entitled This is only water 1 . It was performed in the Sacha Show on November 16, 1966 by Pierre Barouh in duo with Sacha Distel 2 . She appears in the album Ça va, ça vient (1972) by Pierre Barouh and Sacha Distel also performs it in his album Un amour, une sourire, une fleur … , published in 1975 3 .

Notable recordings

  • Vinicius de Moraes – Philips 78 rpm (1961)
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim – The Composer of Desafinado, Plays (1963)
  • Astrud Gilberto (with Jobim) – The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965)
  • Sergio Mendes – Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 (1966)
  • The Lupe (with Tito Puente ) – Tú y Yo (1965)
  • Frank Sinatra (with Jobim) – Sinatra & Company (1967)
  • Juan García Esquivel – The Genius of Esquivel (1967)
  • Al Jarreau – Glow (1976)
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Abraça Jobim (1981) and Ella A Nice, Pablo (1971)
  • Pierre Barouh – It’s okay, it’s coming (1972)
  • Sacha Distel – A love, a smile, a flower … (1975)
  • Astrud Gilberto (with James Last and James Last Orchestra) (1986)
  • Eliane Elias – Eliane Elias plays Jobim (1989)
  • Lee Ritenour – A Twist of Jobim (1997, various artists)
  • Charlie Byrd – My Inspiration: Music of Brazil (1999)
  • Quartet Jobim Morelenbaum – Quartet Jobim Morelenbaum (2000)
  • Sophie Milman – Sophie Milman (2004)
  • Meja – Mellow (2004)
  • Ana Paula Lopes – Meu (2005)
  • Tania Maria – Intimidade (2005)
  • David Benoit – Full Circle (2006)

References

  1. ↑ ” The Sacha Show ”  [ archive ] , on erikdoorme.be (accessed June 30, 2015 )
  2. ↑ « Varieties on French Television – details »  [ archive ]
  3. ↑ ” Sacha Distel, Singer, Guitarist, Jazzman | The official website »Discography» Albums »A love, a smile, a flower … »  [ archive ] , on www.sachadistel.com (accessed June 30, 2015 )