Silvo Silvera and his Brazilian Orchestra
(Miguel Gustavo, Plan Two ASCAP)
Written by Miguel Gustavo. First released in Brazil in December 1960 by Jorge Veiga on Copacabana, it was an international hit on Barclay the year after. Many, many versions followed. A lot are available on YouTube (links below), but not this Silvio Silvera version and also my favorite.
"Brigitte Bardot" versions on YouTube
Jorge Veiga Brazil, the original version 15.558 views
and in order of number of views top down :
Dario Moreno Born in Turkey, but most of his career was in France. 470.944 views
Roberto Seto (Live, 2 mn) 25.852 views
Roberto Seto Armenian-French artist. Full track (2 mn 20) 12.883 views
Chakachas Belgian group. 12.693 views
Gastone Parigi (Scopitone, Italy) 7.711 views
Laila Kinnunen (Finland) 2.203 views
The Emeralds Moluccan duet established in the Netherlands 1.673 views
Marion Rung (Mexico) 1.170 views
Michelino (Italy) 1.151 views
Eddy Kouyioumdjian 580 views. Amateur accordionist from Greece. Has posted 1.308 videos onYouTube. I've not checked - and you'll certainly understand why- , but it seems that ALL features Eddy himself.
Digno Garcia (Spain) 454 views
Ljiljana Petrović (Serbian) 382 views
Antonio Del Playa 85 views (Was on a budget label called "Stella for Teenagers", from Belgium)
Achilles and his Heels 8 views (On Fontana, United Kingdom)
And among other versions (unheard) :
- Burt Bachrach [sic] orchestra (vocal Joel Grey), Bigtop (USA)
- Josepe Torres y sus Cumbacitos, Disco Foon (Netherlands) , on W&G (Australia, "A Teeny recording")
- Günter Moritz and Milly Arduini (Elite Special, Germany)
- Orchestra Da Ballo "Italfon" canta Gino Rotigliano (Italfon, Italy)
- Jack van Doorn und der Botho Lucas-Chor (Columbia, Germany)
- Jean-Marc Torchy (Marianne Mélodie, France)
- Mike Westbrook's Brass Band (English jazz pianist, Transatlantic, 70s)
- Serge Maldini (Vesuvius, Italy)
The couple who never was
Hey John, wherever you are. I'm not a big expert of Photoshop,
but here it is : you and B.B. on the cover of Two Virgins!
That's how it should have been.