Samba de Orfeu

Composer Luiz Bonfá
Year Written 1959
About Samba de Orfeu
“Samba de Orfeu” is from the great 1959 film, Black Orpheus (Orgeu Negro). The film, based on the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, is set in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. The film was an international project, with production companies from Brazil, France and Italy. It won the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to this song from Luiz Bonfá, the film also contained several bossa nova songs from Antonio Carlos Jobim.


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Session / Album Information


“Samba de Orfeu” was recorded on December 28, 1965 and released in 1966 on The Movie Song Album. It was arranged by Luiz Bonfa.

Samba De Orfeo

Listen to Samba De Orfeo on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1966.

This recording released on:

  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2472 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: BPG 62677 — The Movie Song Album (UK)
  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 09272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 82876 87233 2 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2011: Disc #32 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK31) The Movie Song Album

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