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Tico Tico
Composer: Zequinha Abreu / Aloysio Oliveira / Ervin Drake

Tico Tico was only noodled by the Grateful Dead during tuning.

Tico Tico was written in 1917 by Zequinha de Abreu. The original title of the piece was Tico Tico no Farelo. At some point lyrics, by Oliveira, were added and the title changed to Tico-Tico No Fuba. Subsequently new English lyrics by Ervin Drake were introduced in the 1940's. From that point onward most recordings use the title Tico Tico.



Recordings

There are many of recordings of Tico Tico. The following is only a small selection.

no info Orchestra Colbaz, 1931
no info Carmen Miranda, 1940
no info Ethel Smith with Bando Carioca, 1944
no info Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, 1945
no info The Ginger Snaps, 1945
no info The Nocturnes, 1946?
no info Lee Monti's Tu Tones, 1947
no info Desi Arnaz and his Orchestra, 1949
no info Your Dance Date with, Les Brown & His Band of Renown, 1950
no info Jose Pafumy, 1952
info Samba With Cugat, Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, 1953
no info Ethel Smith, 1955
no info Les and Mary (Part 2), Les Paul & Mary Ford, 1955
no info An Evening with Liberace, Liberace, 1955
no info Fiesta, Charlie Parker & His Orchestra, 1957
no info Music for Dinner in Rio Lolo, Lola Martinez Orchestra, 1958
no info T Town!, Los Tres Caballeros, 1958
no info Cugat Cavalcade, Xavier Cugat, 1958
no info Four Corners of the World, Esquivel, 1958
no info Last Train from Overbrook, James Moody, 1959
no info Keyboard, Oscar Peterson, 1959
no info Accordion Favorites, Mel Brandt, 1959
no info Favorites, Irving Fields, 1961
info The Latin Bit, Grant Green, 1962
no info Big Band Explosion!, Terry Gibbs, 1962
no info 'S Continental, Ray Conniff, 1962
no info English Folk Dances, Jack Armstrong and His Northumbrian Barnstormers, 1974
no info Moody's Mood, James Moody, 1976
no info 22 Great Accordion Classics, Myron Floren, 1982
no info Well Git It!, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra 1943-1946, 198?
no info Brazil: Folklore and Samba Music, Various Artists, 1989
no info Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve, Charlie Parker, 1990
no info This Little Light Of Mine, Bobby Watson, 1991
no info Musical Anthology, Lawrence Welk, 1992
info Resurrection Of The Bayou Maharajah: Recorded Live At The Maple Leaf Bar, James Booker, 1993
no info Spiders on the Keys, James Booker, 1993
no info On Broadway, Vol. 3, Paul Motian, 1993
no info Episode One Children Of Harlem, Gary Bartz, 1994
info Let It Happen, Frank Vignola Trio, 1994
info Dawganova, David Grisman Quintet, 1995
no info The Legendary Trumpet Virtuosity of Rafael Méndez, Vol. 1,Rafael Méndez, 1995
no info The Legacy, Rafael Méndez, 1995
info In A Mellow Tone, Various Artists (Grant Green), 1995
no info 1930-1945, Carmen Miranda, 1997
no info Maracas, Marimbas and Mambos: Latin Classics at MGM, Various Artists (Ethel Smith), 1997
info Swingin' Jazz for Hipsters, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1997
no info 1945-1947, Roberto Inglez, 1998
info Brazilian Bombshell: 25 Hits 1939-1947, Carmen Miranda, 1998
no info Much Much Too Much 1941-1955, Edmundo Ros, 1998
info Swing Guitar Masterpieces: 1937-1957, Oscar Aleman, 1998
info Mandolin Maestro, Rudy Cipolla, 1999
no info Rara Avis, Clusone Trio, 1999
info A Taste Of Honey: Live In New Orleans 1977, James Booker, 2000
no info Brazilian Rhapsody, Daniel Barenboim & Milton Mascimento, 2000
info Blue Note Blend: On the Count of 3, Various Artists (Grant Green), 2000
no info Bread, Love and Cha-Cha-Cha/Cugat Calvalcade, Xavier Cugat, 2001
no info Buenos Aires-Paris: 1928-1943, Oscar Alemán, 2002
info The First Lady of the Hammond Organ: Plays "Tico Tico" & Other Great Recordings, Ethel Smith, 2002
no info The Complete Verve Master Takes, Charlie Parker, 2003
info Blue Note Years, Grant Green, 2004
no info Original Recordings 1930-1950, Carmen Miranda, 2005
no info Spice It Up! The Best of Paquito d'Rivera, Paquito d'Rivera, 2008
info Best Blue Note: RVG 100, Various Artists (Grant Green), 2008
info Jazz Signatures, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Grant Green), 2009

 
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