Between the release of João Gilberto in 1961 and Boss of Bossa Nova in 1963—and three weeks before the famed bossa nova concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 21, 1962—João Gilberto performed at Club 676 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But he wasn’t alone. Traveling with him were Os Cariocas, a phrase that translates as the “guys from Rio de Janeiro.” The Cariocas were a four-man pop vocal-harmony group that sang while accompanying themselves on instruments….

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