The Carioca

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composition date
1933
genre
Film
songwriter(s)
Edward Eliscu
Gus Kahn
Vincent Youmans
related performer(s)
Fred Astaire

Nothing particularly outstanding

 This number was danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their first movie as a team, Flying Down to Rio. In his autobiography, Astaire wrote, “I was under the impression that we weren’t doing anything particularly outstanding in 'The Carioca.' I had thrown in a few solos, too, in the limited time given me, but I never expected that they would register so well. However, everything clicked.”

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