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Monday, May 12, 2008

Sérgio Mendes & The New Brasil

posted by on May 12 at 14:59 PM

Recently, I’ve been getting into Brazilian conductor Sérgio Mendes’ late 70’s material. I came across Mendes’ records here and there however, didn’t really know much about the artist until recently. Even though I definitely can’t vouch for all of his music, I can say that I’m a pretty big fan of both Sérgio Mendes & The New Brasil ‘77’s 1977 self-titled LP and Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘88 1979 Magic Lady LP. Both albums, which I’ve picked up recently, are somewhat departures from Mendes earlier work with his Brasil ‘66. The New Brasil ‘77 record has a laid back, however funky latin-disco sound to it with standout tracks like “The Real Thing”, “Why”, and “Mozambique”. Magic Lady, on the other hand, contains one of Mendes most high energy dance cuts with “I’ll Tell You”, as well as other funky disco numbers like “Lonely Woman” and “Let It Go”. Overall, Sérgio Mendes is one of those complicated artist to get into because he touches so many musical genres with many of his releases being very unique to themselves, however for people who enjoy the more funky disco era stuff, like myself, I highly recommend checking out both The New Brasil ‘77 and Magic Lady albums.

Dowload both Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ‘88’s “I’ll Tell You” and Sérgio Mendes & The New Brasil ‘77’s “The Real Thing” by going here.

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yea too bad sergio had to soil himself by getting mixed up w/ the black eyed peas in "get cool".

Posted by mier | May 12, 2008 3:12 PM

it should be noted that the guy on the right side of the "real thing" album cover is seattle's own johnny conga. a super dope percussionist. he plays in a bunch of bands around town and also hosts a show on kbcs saturday evenings. peep him at

Posted by Cheeba | May 12, 2008 5:50 PM

i'm a huge fan of sergio mendes and all of his reincarnations of his brazil band. a stand out track for brazil 88 is the track One More Lie. i play it as one of my last 2 songs, every time i DJ.
here's the url of the youtube vid of the song w/ image montage.

there is a live performance up on youtube of one more lie, but its really bad. musically good, 3 female lead singers kill it.

Posted by hahnsolo | May 14, 2008 10:30 AM

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