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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The undisputed master of Brazilian-flavored pop especially throughout the U.S. in the '60s was Sergio Mendes, as he threw together Brazilian songs and aesthetics with American and British pieces, jazz ideals, and an original vocal format for his group dual parallel female vocal lines. This compilation tries to cover the breadth of Mendes' reach and contributions. Primarily the works stem from four major albums with Brasil '66, including the massive hits "Mas Que Nada," "Chove Chuva," Tom Jobim's "One Note Samba," etc. Also from this period, though, are some interesting covers, from Cole Porter to Burt Bacharach and the Beatles. As a special treat beyond what the average ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The undisputed master of Brazilian-flavored pop especially throughout the U.S. in the '60s was Sergio Mendes, as he threw together Brazilian songs and aesthetics with American and British pieces, jazz ideals, and an original vocal format for his group dual parallel female vocal lines. This compilation tries to cover the breadth of Mendes' reach and contributions. Primarily the works stem from four major albums with Brasil '66, including the massive hits "Mas Que Nada," "Chove Chuva," Tom Jobim's "One Note Samba," etc. Also from this period, though, are some interesting covers, from Cole Porter to Burt Bacharach and the Beatles. As a special treat beyond what the average greatest-hits album would include, a few tracks from much more recently in Mendes' career are presented. A cover of a hit for Djavan is here, as is a more recent Caetano Veloso number. The music has been preserved well, with productions cleaned up a bit for the release. Mendes is likely already on the shelves of Brazilian music fans, but this album may have a few nice additions even for them. Those who haven't heard "the Swinger from Rio" should find this album a worthwhile introduction as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Wrasse Records
  • UPC: 740042411425
  • Catalog Number: 114

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sergio Mendes Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Sergio Mendes Composer, Producer
Jorge Ben Composer
Dorival Caymmi Composer
Djavan Composer
Caetano Veloso Composer
Herb Alpert Producer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
João Gilberto Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Antonio Adolfo Composer
Julius Wechter Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Hal David Composer
Jacques Demy Composer
João Donato Composer
Mauricio Einhorn Composer
Durval Ferreira Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Jon Hendricks Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Jerry Moss Producer
Nelson Motta Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Brock Walsh Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Cammy Composer
Newton Mendonça Composer
Tiberio Gaspar Composer
Bebeto Composer
B.E. Mann Composer
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