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Borrowed Tunes: “Brejeiro” morphs into “The Muppet Show Theme”

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth passed away in 1932, but his “Brejeiro” got a new lease on life when The Muppet Show debuted in 1976. I guess what this says about “Muppet Show Theme” composers Sam Pottle and Jim Henson is that they had good taste.

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Bola Sete and His New Brazilian Trio – “Brejeiro” (1966) (excerpt)

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“The Muppet Show Theme” (1976) (excerpt)

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