Monday, August 15, 2016

Luiz Bonfa - "Window Girl" (1970)

Luiz Bonfá - "Window Girl" (did not chart). Written by Luiz Bonfá. Produced by Ernie Alschuler. LP: The New Face of Bonfá (RCA Victor 1970).

Brazilian composer and guitarist Luiz Bonfa wrote the song of his career, "Manha de Carnaval, in 1959 for the Black Orpheus film. (Its many cover versions often show up as the "Black Orpheus Theme.") He released three albums for RCA in the early seventies, with the first of these, The New Face of Bonfa, showing up on Los Angeles MOR powerhouse KMPC's album airplay list. The lead-off track "Window Girl" showcased the 12-string guitar Bonfa was favoring at the time, although the flugelhorn of Alan Rubin took the lead. Bonfa, who did the arranging for most of the album, let Marty Manning do the honors on "Window Girl."

Luiz Bonfá - "Window Girl"

See also: A KMPC Playlist circa 1971

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