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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:31 pm

Yes it is spelled 'Brasil'

Any of you here listen to his music?
I have gone over-board listening to his music and other 60s-70s Brazilian artist and lounge music.
Sergio Mendes has been recording albums since 1961 and has continued non-stop into the new millennium.
His most popular stuff was with Brasil '66 and Brasil '77.
He did many cover tunes including the Beatles. He can pull them off pretty well adding a Brazilian flavor.

For those who can appreciate good music, pick up one of his older albums. Stay away from the 1980s stuff. It's pretty awful.







I recommend picking up this one first as an introductory album. (Below)  Smokin cool


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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Tue Nov 06, 2001 8:58 pm

Mais que Nada?
 
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:28 pm

I have his "Classics" album, and I have to admit, no matter how many times I play it, I never get tired of it. The music appears to be pretty similar to that of the "Greatest Hits" album you have displayed above, except with a few additional tunes. Unfortunately, the "Classics" album includes a couple of annoying 80s pop tunes, which seem shamelessly out of character with the rest of the music on the album. But, I totally agree with you about his covers of Beatles songs...I might actually prefer them to the original music, and it's not often that I find myself having much respect for covers.

Anyway, I feel the album gives me a fairly representative perspective on his music. And, at least as far as the early stuff goes, I feel there is nothing today in so-called "easy listening" music that can compare!
 
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Wed Nov 07, 2001 2:39 pm

EIPremier:
That's cool, I didn't know you listen to Sergio Mendes. Yes he does the best Beatles cover tunes and all of his other music is just great! I never get tired if listening to his music. I noticed a lot of his stuff re-issued on CD is just compilations and mixed with his 80s stuff. Try to get his pre-1976 music. His best stuff was in the late 60s though. He did make a comeback in 1992 with his album Brasilero. It is really good and is a through back to his original style.

You live in an Eichler house to and listening to Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 would just go hand-in-hand!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Wed Nov 07, 2001 4:42 pm

Also great is a song called "The Real Thing" that Stevie Wonder wrote and Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77 performed.

It is considered a club classic in the underground NY dance scene.
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 4:29 am

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Hey man I thought you abandoned A.net. Great to see your still around!  Big thumbs up

I have that song 'The Real Thing'. That is a great tune. I had no idea it was played in the clubs.
The only one I hear in clubs out here is Mais que Nada as RealHigh pointed out. That's manily because it was popularized in some Ausin Powers movie. I haven't seen it.
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 9:57 am

I'm still around bro, loved your pics of Cuba!

"The Real Thing" was championed by DJs like David Mancuso of The loft and Larry Levan of The Paradise Garage and it is still frequently heard at parties like Body and Soul and The Shelter.

Speaking of parties, you should check out some parties in SFO like Scuba, Wet and Atmosphere. Most of these events are associated with San Fran's famous Naked Music label, and of course there is David Harness as well.

Next time I come out there to play I'll let you know in advance.

Superfly, you can check my profile and feel free to e-mail or IM me whenever if you wanna chat about music or aviation

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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 2:54 pm

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That's cool that you DJ. I used to DJ a little bit back about 5-6 years ago. I just did it for extra money during college. I still buy LPs and I kept my Technics 1200 and my discoball with spot light.  Smokin cool
I sold the rest of the lights, mixers and fog machine. I love getting exposed to new kinds of music. Rock, r&b and jazz is dead in terms of new innovation and creativity. I think best came out in the 70s and 80s and everything new just seems stale.

Do you make it out to San Francisco much?
I can show you some cool record stores for LPs, I am in them all the time.
Let me know next time your out!
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 2:59 pm

Really like their stuff. My favorites are...

"Fool on the Hill"

and the remake of "Day Tripper"

My friend from Mexico introduced them to me, happy he did  Smile
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 3:58 pm

Why did this topic recieve one star?!? Geez people, a little harsh!
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 4:06 pm

Tbar220:
Thanks for pointing that out. I think that has more to do with me than the topic. Even though I have a lot of people who respect me as a user, there is a small but very vocal group who hate my guts. Oh well, that's life I guess.
It's great to see that you and many others who are younger than me that likes Sergio Mendes and just about anything from the 60s and 70s. Sergio Mendes is even before my time and that's pretty much what I've been listening to the most over the past few years. I was born 12 years after his first album and he was passed his peak by the time you were born.
I found it necessary to reach back in time to get expossed to good music. Stuff nowdays is just garbage.
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 4:36 pm

Oh there's plenty of good music nowadays! You just have to seek it...although I agree that there is a lot of garbage out there too  Laugh out loud

My friend from Mexico just intoduced me to Sergio Mendes a month ago, and I like what I've heard so far!

Do you like any music that comes out nowadays? Just wondering

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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 5:01 pm

Tbar220:
Actually I do.
I should have been more specific. I was refering to new rock, r&b and jazz. New music I've been listening to is Cuban, Arabic and West African music.
None of the rock groups around today can hold a candle to bands like Rush, ELO & Kansas. R&B has been reduced to guys who whine and women who bitch about guys. Jazz has turned into elevator music or smooth jazz. Jazz isn't cutting edge anymore. It's all David Sanborn and Kenny Gs fault!  Pissed

Your friend who turned you on to Sergio Mendes you should consider your best friend!  Smile
Some Beatles fanatics snub the cover tune done by him but they are well done.

A real good album to get is Primal Roots. That was a blend of Brazilian and free form jazz. Great album!  Smokin cool
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 5:27 pm

I'll definitely look into it.

An interesting group you should take a look into is called the Manhattan Transfer. They are my favorite group, they have been around for twenty years or so. My favorite album that they did was one called Brasil which has some excellent tunes in it.

Their music is some jazz, some swing, some blues, but mostly great music, and I think somebody like you will really enjoy it. Check it out!

My favorite song from that album is a Portuguese song called "Capim". Try downloading it, you won't regret it.

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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Thu Nov 08, 2001 5:37 pm

Ah The Manhattan Transfer.

I have there 'Coming Out' LP (1976).

If they only knew what the term 'coming out' would mean 25 years later. Big grin


I haven't played it in a while. I should put it on tomorrow. I am going to crash now.

Goodnight all.  Smile
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:51 pm

Lortab 7.5mg:
Let me help you out there

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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Fri Nov 09, 2001 5:02 pm

Yummy, finger lickin' good!

...lick it up babe, lick it!
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RE: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Fri Nov 09, 2001 5:13 pm

Lortab 7.5mg:
You really need to open your mind to Beatles cover tunes.  Smile

Nobody does Norwegian Wood better than Sergio Mendes.  Smile


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