Brasil '65/Softly!

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The great incontrovertible truth of Brazilian vocalists in the '60s is that the more global success they enjoyed, the weaker and more insubstantial their voices. (As a test, simply compare and contrast the chart-topper Astrud Gilberto with the chart-absent Elis Regina.) Wanda de Sah was quite popular, which says most of what you need to know about her vocal prowess, both on the material she recorded with Brasil '65 as well as her solo career. But as with Astrud Gilberto, vocal weakness is hardly a barrier to entry. When given complementary musicians and arrangements -- which were as common as coffee in Brazilian music circles -- a thin, wispy voice could be made to sound ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
The great incontrovertible truth of Brazilian vocalists in the '60s is that the more global success they enjoyed, the weaker and more insubstantial their voices. (As a test, simply compare and contrast the chart-topper Astrud Gilberto with the chart-absent Elis Regina.) Wanda de Sah was quite popular, which says most of what you need to know about her vocal prowess, both on the material she recorded with Brasil '65 as well as her solo career. But as with Astrud Gilberto, vocal weakness is hardly a barrier to entry. When given complementary musicians and arrangements -- which were as common as coffee in Brazilian music circles -- a thin, wispy voice could be made to sound positively radiant. DRG's 2008 pairing of Brasil '65 and Softly!, the two albums de Sah appeared on during 1965, reflects her peak year as an artist. Although the first, a Sergio Mendes record, wasn't nearly as popular as its successor, Brasil '66, it's a great record featuring an excellent small group plus invaluable guests like Bud Shank turning in one of the tightest Brazilian pop-jazz records of the time (among considerable competition). The second is a Wanda de Sah solo album, released on Capitol and including very few of her countrymen among the musicians (it was arranged and conducted by Jack Marshall).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471162127
  • Catalog Number: 31621
  • Sales rank: 8,396

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Nice - Wanda de Sah (2:11)
  2. 2 Somewhere in the Hills - Wanda de Sah (2:56)
  3. 3 Berimbau - Wanda de Sah (3:20)
  4. 4 Tristeza Em Min - Wanda de Sah (2:00)
  5. 5 Aquarius - Wanda de Sah (2:24)
  6. 6 One-Note Samba - Wanda de Sah (2:22)
  7. 7 She's a Carioca - Wanda de Sah (3:26)
  8. 8 Muito a Vontade - Wanda de Sah (2:59)
  9. 9 Let Me - Wanda de Sah (2:52)
  10. 10 Consolacao - Wanda de Sah (3:12)
  11. 11 Reza - Wanda de Sah (2:59)
  12. 12 Ho Ba La La - Wanda de Sah (2:28)
  13. 13 Sweet Happy Life - Wanda de Sah (2:35)
  14. 14 Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars - Wanda de Sah (2:05)
  15. 15 Aruanda - Wanda de Sah (1:53)
  16. 16 The Dreamer - Wanda de Sah (2:42)
  17. 17 So Danco Samba - Wanda de Sah (2:15)
  18. 18 Once I Loved - Wanda de Sah (2:10)
  19. 19 Who Knows - Wanda de Sah (1:44)
  20. 20 Tem Do - Wanda de Sah (1:52)
  21. 21 With Feeling - Wanda de Sah (2:14)
  22. 22 Agua de Beber - Wanda de Sah (2:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wanda Sá Primary Artist
Jack Marshall Conductor
Wanda de Sah Vocals
Sergio Mendes Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Edú Lobo Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Jack Marshall Arranger
Hugh Fordin Reissue Producer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Alan Silverman Mastering
Ray Gilbert Composer
George Jerman Cover Photo
Alice Butts Art Direction
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