This highly underrated song was introduced in 1960 by Maysa on her album Voltei. Maysa’s seventh album in only five years was arranged by Henrique Simonetti including another song debut by Hianto de Almeida, Qualquer Madrugada, as well as the debut of her own composition Vem Comigo.
With apparently only five recordings in Brazil and one abroad the song did not gain wide success in a narrow sense, but still, all of them are brilliant in their own right. Elizeth Cardoso and Miltinho recorded the only other vocal renditions, the latter arranged by Nelsinho who also joined Juarez Araújo‘s swinging sextet as trombonist.
Luiz Bonfá’s version, recorded in 1962 with an uncredited rhythm section, was discarded from the original US album release titled Brazil’s King of the Bossa Nova and Guitar, released in France as Le Roi de la Bossa Nova. Fortunately, the song was included on the EP En direct du Bresil which was issued the following year in France.
Selected recordings of Sincopado Triste
1. Maysa from the album Voltei (1960, RGE XRLP 5078)
2. Elizeth Cardoso from the album A Meiga Elizete (1960, Copacabana CLP 11165)
3. Moacyr Silva from the album Sax Sensacional No 2 (1961, Copacabana CLP 11186)
4. Miltinho from the album Miltinho (1961, RCA Victor BBL 1113)
5. Juarez Araújo from the album Bossa Nova nos ‘States’ (1962, Masterplay MDL 13020)
Playlist Sincopado Triste originally not released in Brazil:
1. Luiz Bonfá from the album session for Brazil’s King of the Bossa Nova and Guitar aka Le Roi de la Bossa Nova (1962, Philips [France] PHS 600-087, Fontana 680 228 ML), issued on the EP En direct du Bresil (1963, Fontana [France] n/a)
Me dê minha tristeza • Que eu já vou se sou demais • Eu vou embora já • Porque não quero incomodar
Eu só tenho pra dizer • Até já, seja feliz • Talvez um outro alguém • Possa lhe dar a alegria que eu não sou
Nasci assim • Sou triste assim, que vou fazer • Se um dia sem querer • Você passar perto de mim
Não se acanhe, por favor • Se eu puser minha tristeza ao seu dispor