Tico-tico no fubá (literally, a very typical sparrow in cornmeal), chorinho composed by Zequinha de Abreu in 1917, is a virtuoso tour de force, included in the repertoire of fearless musicians that want to prove their talent and their speed.
You will find here:
- the unforgettable version by the Youth Orchestra of Bahia
- Duo Siqueira Lima, a Brazilian and an Uruguayan sharing one guitar in a fun – and maybe slightly romantic – way, at the Brazilian Music Institute, in Florida, US.
- by amazing performer Ney Matogrosso
- by a very young Paco de Lucia
- by Ethel Smith, in an organ, in 1944 Bathing Beauty movie
- and the essential version, by Carmem Miranda, sang in 1947 “Copacabana” movie (the film’s poster was found by the Spanish website Carteles Mix).
You can see many other versions at WFMU Beware of the Blogs.