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Dedication by Tom Jobim (1976)

Dedication by Tom Jobim (1976)

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In 1976, Bossa Nova genius Tom Jobim gave a friend a cheerful dedication on his latest vinyl.

  • Pencil dedication on the loose back cover (without the cover or the record, the third image is just illustrative) of the LP Urubu (1976) by Tom Jobim for his friend Júlio Rego.
  • In Portuguese.
  • A tough sheet.
  • 24.2 cm x 30.7 cm.
  • Rio de Janeiro, August 21, 1976.
  • Yellowed paper, some original colors have disappeared and a small tear on the right side: however, nothing that affects the texts and dedication.
  • Excellent overall condition.
  • Unique piece.

* Nothing like wings
Ocean of Heaven

Julio Rego
You are a donation
unlimited to one
eternal ingratitude
Give Give Give
Your secret
courage!!! Stay alive
for us!

Your friends
Tom Jobim
Rio, 8/21/76

Musician, author and legendary bossa nova composer, Tom Jobim (1927 - 1994) left an indelible mark on Brazilian music, jazz and simply the history of 20th century music. Bossas, sambas, choros and other Brazilian rhythms, popular and ultra-sophisticated songs from a melodic and harmonic point of view, but also some pieces of classical music, his works of art are endless: Chega de Saudade (1958), Desafinado (1959) or Aguas March (1972), for example. He has produced more than 50 albums with impressive musical partners such as Vinícius de Moraes, Chico Buarque, Toquinho, Dolores Duran, Newton Mendonça or Aloysio de Oliveira.

Tom Jobim became world famous in 1963 with one of his compositions written in a bar in Rio de Janeiro: Girl from Ipanema. This song, whose original lyrics are by Vinicius de Moraes, had several versions, including one in English, performed by Frank Sinatra, which was very successful. For his legacy, Rio de Janeiro International Airport and a bronze statue of the singer and composer on the famous Ipanema Beach pay homage to Antônio Carlos Jobim, the genius of Brazilian popular music.

It is not known exactly who Júlio Rego was (probably a harmonica player who collaborated with Jobim) nor the precise meaning of this mysterious dedication, but some parts are known:

  • "Nothing like wings, ocean of heaven" is an excerpt from the prose of this album Urubu, which introduced the public to classics, such as "Lígia" and "Correnteza", later re-recorded several times by great names in music: Jereba is an important urubu and for this has gained many names.[...]. Nothing like wings. Ocean of the sky. Prosecutor vulture. Vulture finder. That you know from above what is hidden on the floor of the virgin forest and the many perfumes that rise from the world. And the advantages of a fire. And what the highway offers. Eternal watchman of an imperishable time. Guardian of two absurdities [...].
  • And "(You are an) unlimited donation to an eternal ingratitude" is a verse from the poem "Amar" (1951) by Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

Tom Jobim is one of the legends of Brazilian music, one of the inspirers of Bossa Nova: he is known worldwide for his compositions. His autograph documents appearing on the market are extremely rare, this dedication is triply interesting: the extensive text contains famous references and is on the back cover of one of his most famous albums, released in 1976, at the artist's peak.

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