Celebration: A Musical Journey

Celebration: A Musical Journey

by Sergio Mendes
     
 
The Top Five success of "The Girl from Ipanema" by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto in 1964 paved the way for Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 two years later, establishing a fashion for Brazilian samba with cool female vocals in English. Mendes, a Brazilian-born pianist, was launched by Herb Alpert's A&M Records, and after recording his own

Overview

The Top Five success of "The Girl from Ipanema" by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto in 1964 paved the way for Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 two years later, establishing a fashion for Brazilian samba with cool female vocals in English. Mendes, a Brazilian-born pianist, was launched by Herb Alpert's A&M Records, and after recording his own version of the Getz/Gilberto hit (heard here as "Garota de Ipanema") went on to a series of hits in the mid- to late '60s in which he applied Brazilian pop arrangements to covers of familiar pop songs with Lani Hall usually handling the Gilberto-like vocals. The Mendes treatments of Bacharach/David's "The Look of Love" and the Beatles' "The Fool on the Hill" even reached the Top Ten. This two-CD set presents the highlights of Mendes' popular heyday, including his 1983 comeback hit "Never Gonna Let You Go" (on which the vocals were taken by Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller). All the hits are included, and toward the end of the second disc, Mendes' first chart entry, "Mas Que Nada," is even transformed into a rap by Black Eyed Peas, among other remixes and remakes.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2011
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0600753319017
catalogNumber:
001540902

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Outra Vez
  2. Garota De Ipanema
  3. So Danco Samba
  4. Mas Que Nada
  5. Going Out of My Head
  6. Constant Rain
  7. Night and Day
  8. The Look of Love
  9. So Many Stars
  10. The Fool on the Hill
  11. Scarborough Fair
  12. (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay
  13. Pretty World
  14. Wichita Lineman
  15. Norwegian Wood
  16. Masquerade
  17. What the World Needs Now is Love
  18. Pais Tropical
  19. Viramundo
  20. After Sunrise
  21. Promesa De Pescador

Disc 2

  1. Never Gonna Let You Go
  2. My Summer Love
  3. The Sound of One Song
  4. Kisses
  5. Daylight
  6. Sarara (Bring Me the Sunlight)
  7. Cinnamon & Clove
  8. Rio De Janeiro
  9. Holografico Olodum
  10. Mas Que Nada
  11. The Frog
  12. Waters of March
  13. Y Vamos Ya (...Let's Go)
  14. Só Tinha De Ser Com Você
  15. Magalenha
  16. The Fool on the Hill
  17. Chove Chuva

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sergio Mendes   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Siedah Garrett   Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Alphonso Johnson   Bass
Michael Shapiro   Percussion,Drums
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
Ivete Sangalo   Vocals
Gibi   Percussion

Technical Credits

Sergio Mendes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jorge Ben   Composer
Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Milton Nascimento   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Art Garfunkel   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Peter Wolf   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Gilberto Gil   Composer
Antonio Adolfo   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Adrienne Anderson   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Carlinhos Brown   Composer
Oscar Castro-Neves   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Aloysio de Oliveira   Composer
João Donato   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Vitor Martins   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Diane Warren   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Alain Chamfort   Composer
Ronaldo Bastos   Composer
Aldir Blanc   Composer
Tracy Mann   Composer
Tiberio Gaspar   Composer
Roberto Mendes   Composer
Daniel Reis   Engineer
Sebastian Neto   Composer
Bobby Weinstein   Composer
Jorge Portugal   Composer
Leonard Hayes   Composer
Joyce Silveira Palhano De Jesus   Composer
Ronald F. Rose   Composer

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