Tico Tico Tuning

Song composer(s)

Abreu, Zequinha / Oliveira, Aloysio / Drake, Ervin

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Favorites : Irving Fields (1961)
The Latin Bit : Grant Green (1962)
English Folk Dances : Jack Armstrong & His Northumbrian Barnstormers (1974)
22 Great Accordion Classics : Myron Floren (1982)
Well Git It! : Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 1943-1946 (198?)
Bird - Complete On Verve : Charlie Parker (1988)
This Little Light Of Mine : Bobby Watson (1991)
Musical Anthology : Lawrence Welk (1992)
On Broadway, Vol. 3 : Paul Motian (1993)
Episode One Children Of Harlem : Gary Bartz (1994)
Dawganove : David Grisman (1995)


Tuning based on a Brazilian song Tico-Tico No Fuba with music by Abreu, lyrics by Oliveira.

Introduced in cartoon Saludos Amigos in 1943.

English version with lyrics by Ervin Drake introduced by Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra in the film Bathing Beauties in 1944.