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Monday, December 29, 2014

Bossa Nova Goes To The Movies - Harry Betts

Love Song From Mutiny On The Bounty
A Lot Of Livin' To Do
Bossa Nova Goes To The Movies
Harry Betts with The Bill Brown Singers
Produced by Jackie Mills and Tommy Wolf
AVA Records A14
Choreo Records - Distributed by MGM Records
1962 - United Recording Studios

This release came with a printed "dance step" instructional insert titled "Bossa Con Betts - Bossa Nova Dance - By Rocky Mari & John Monte"

Although a line of type identifying Choreo Records as the record company and MGM Records as the distributor appears on the jacket, some other identifying information is covered over in 5 places with AVA stickers including the disc labels.

Nice smooth Bossa Nova featuring jazz composer and trombonist Harry Betts.

Also see The Fantastic Plastic Machine

You'll Never Get Away From Me
Our Language Of Love
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Love Song From Mutiny On The Bounty
A Lot Of Livin' To Do
Song From "Two For The Seesaw"
Theme From Carnival
Love Theme From Period Of Adjustment
On The Street Where You Live


  1. AVA was the later name of the company that began as Choreo - it was founded by Fred Astaire. Ava is the name of his daughter. Does the instruction book have a plug for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios? I don't know how many albums were produced but there were LPs with Betty Comden and one or two with Carol Lawrence.

    1. Yes, there is a reference to the Astaire Studio on the insert. Thanks for the clarification! – Mark


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