The Swinger from Rio: Favourites

The Swinger from Rio: Favourites

by Sergio Mendes

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Overview

The Swinger from Rio: Favourites

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2005
Label: Wrasse Records
UPC: 0740042411425
catalogNumber: 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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