Who Sang Borodin Bossa Nova? Teddy Charles

Teddy Charles Russia Goes Jazz cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1964
length: 3:35
bass: Teddy Kotick
baritone saxophone: Pepper Adams
bass clarinet: Eric Dolphy
drums (drum set): Osie Johnson
guitar: Jimmy Raney
tenor saxophone: Zoot Sims
woodwind: Jerome Richardson
Lyrics
I was at a dance when he caught my eye
Standin' all alone lookin' sad and shy
We began to dance, swaying' to and fro
And soon I knew I'd never let him go

Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
Oh, it all began with just one little dance
But then it ended up a big romance
Blame it on the bossa nova
The dance of love

(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Now was it the tune?)
Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
(The dance of love)

Now I'm glad to say I'm his bride to be
And we're gonna raise a family
And when our kids ask how it came about
I'm gonna say to them without a doubt

Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
Oh, it all began with just one little dance
But then it ended up a big romance
Blame it on the bossa nova
The dance of love

(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Now was it the tune? )
Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
(The dance of love)

(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above ?)
No, no, the bossa nova

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sheherazade Blue
  • 2 Lullaby of the Firebird
  • 3 Love for Three Oranges March
  • 4 Borodin Bossa Nova
  • 5 Dance Arabe
  • 6 Lullaby Russe
  • 7 Etude
  • 8 Princess Sheherazade

  • Release information
    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin