Giramundo was introduced in late 1965 by Pery Ribeiro as the featured song on his EP with the Milton Banana Trio.
Following Luli’s issue of Baleiro earlier that year, Giramundo was the second song by singer and composer Luiz Carlos Sá to be recorded, and it arguably became his best known.
Giramundo finished at number 33 of Brazil’s biggest hits of 1966, turning out to be Ribeiro’s second most successful single release after Garota de Ipanama in 1963. However, the song enjoyed a short-lived success with only seven recordings in three years.
Selected recordings of Giramundo:
1. Pery Ribeiro & Milton Banana Trio from the EP Pery Ribeiro com Milton Banan Trio (1965, Odeon 7BD-1112) and the album P.S. Parada de Sucessos (1965, Odeon MOFB 3440)
2. Conjunto Copacabana Bossa from the albums 14 Maiorais Nº 9 (1965, Copacabana CLP 11452) and Bossa (1966, Copacabana CLP 11459)
3. Embalo Trio from the album Embalo Trio (1965, RCA Victor BBL 1352)
4. Walter Wanderley aka Mike Falcão from the album No Embalo do Samba (1966, Imperial/Odeon IMP 30.086)
5. João Peixoto Primo from the album Pinta o Sete (1966, Musidisc XPL-43)
6. Jaime da Conceição from the album As Revelações da Grande Chance No 2 (1968, Ritmos Codil CDL 13012)