Conversa was introduced in 1959 by Alaíde Costa on her album Gosto de Você. Although her recording of Conversa dated April it was issued on single only in July as A-side to Lobo Bobo. The first single release was probably by Silvio Silva, recorded and issued in June as A-side to A Canção do Pequeno Polegar (Tom Thumb’s Tune).
The ballad appeared on at least four albums and four singles from June to December. Hebe Camargo recorded the song in November 1959 and released it as B-side- to her hit Quem é in December. The exact dates of Lucienne Franco’s fine rendition, issued as A-side to Não Foi a Saudade in 1959 as well, is not detectable.
Conversa was the first joint composition of Evaldo Gouveia, founding member of Trio Nagô, and Jair Amorim who both already enjoyed numerous hits of their own. Conversa was allegedly written on the day both first met at the UBC, the Brazilian union of composers, and it was followed by about 150 other songs, including hits like Alguém Me Disse, Garota Moderna and E a Vida Continua. However, although Conversa was quite popular in 1959 and 1960 with about sixteen recordings, it unjustly went into oblivion after a final version by actress Sônia Dutra in 1968.
Selected recordings of Conversa:
1. Alaíde Costa from the album Gosto de Você (1959, RCA Victor BBL 1030)
2. Silvio Silva from the album O Garoto Assobiador (1959, Odeon MOFB 3120)
3. Hebe Camargo from the single Quem é b/w Conversa (1959, Odeon 14.567) and the album Sou Eu (1960, Odeon MOFB 3174)
4. Lucienne Franco from the single Converas b/w Não Foi a Saudade (1959, Copacabana 6.035-a) and the album A Notável (1959, Copacabana CLP 11108)
5. Toni Vestane from the album Toni (1959, Musidisc Hi-Fi 2039)
6. Vera Lúcia from the album Confidências (1959, Sinter SLP 1776)
7. Orlando Silveira from the album E Os Namorados Dançam (1960, Odeon MOFB 3169)
8. Elza Laranjeira from the album A Noite de Meu Bem (1960, RGE XRLP 5071)
9. Cauby Peixoto from the album O Sucesso Na Voz de Cauby Peixoto (1960, RCA Victor BBL 1096)
10. Scarambone from the album Órgão Dançante (1960, RCA Victor BBL 1089)
11. Sônia Dutra from the album Sônia Dutra (1968, Bemol BMLP 80.013)
Medley including Conversa:
1. Moacyr Silva from the album Dançando com Você No. 4 (1959, Copacabana CLP 11117)
Veja você • O que esta noite aconteceu • O meu grande amor • Me confessar que não é meu
Tantos projetos fiz • Sonhos do coração • Coisas que o amor não diz • Sem emoção
Logo a mim que sou • Tão sentimental • Aconteceu • Tanta gente aí • E a saudade a mim • Escolheu