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Mendes, Sergio / Celebration: A Musical Journey
Album:Celebration: A Musical Journey Collection:World
Artist:Mendes, Sergio Added:04/2011
Label:Verve Music Group 

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Add Date:2011-04-17 Pull Date:2011-06-19 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:19 Jun29 May15 May8 May1 May24 Apr
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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2011-04-18 
Jazz pianist, composer and musical ambassador from Brazil brought the new bossa nova sound along with the songs & lyrics of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Jorge Ben to the rest of the world. A nice look at his works from the 1960's to the present.
[Disc 1]
1: 2:24 soft lounge 1962 bossa nova
2: 3:15 1964 instrumental "The Girl from Ipanema"
3: 3:10 soft lounge 1967 bossa nova
****4: 2:40 the great tune that played the world. First song in Portuguese that charted in the USA. GREAT vocals by Lani Hall & Janis Hansen
***6: 3:16 fem chorus in English with a novel sitar riff
****7: 3:07 classic Cole Porte Night & Day"
****8: 2:44 Classic 1968 Burt Bacharach & Hal David "The Look of Love"
**9: 4:29 slow,lush bowed strings, fem vocal
****10: 3:15 Lennon/McCartney's "The Fool On the Hill"
***11: 3:21 classic Simon-Garfunkle "Scarborough Fair"
12: 3:12 Otis Redding-Steve Cropper's "Sitting On the Dock of the Bay"
13: 3:22 great fem vocals "Pretty World"
14: 2:49 mid tempo cover of "Wichita Lineman"
**15: 3:51 Lennon/McCartney' "Norwegian Wood, nice fast instrumental jam
***16: 3:31 nice vocals by Lani Hall & Janis Hansen
17: 2:16 fast
****18: 2:46 nice Jorge Ben song in Portuguese
****19: 3:05 a Gilberto Gil tune in Portuguese, fast, Gracinha Leporace
**20: 3:29 Brazil 77 great fem vocal scat style " la la la la la la la la"
****21: 3:34 Brazil 77 a Dori Caymmi cover, very good percussion


[Disc 2]
1: 4:17 pop hit for Mendes in 1983 sung by Joe Pizzulo & Leza Miller
2: 4:02 pop hit with Gracinha Leporace & Michael Sembello
3: 3:26 sung by kids
4: 3:26 pop, big lush instrumentation
5: 4:35 Brazil 86 pop
6: 3:32 pop tune in Portuguese
7: 4:43 upbeat poppy number
***8: 4:43 pop samba
****9: 3:54 fast fem vocals, nice percussion, vocal by Gilberto Gil
****10: 4:25 classic Sergio Mendes Mas Que Nada written by Jorge Ben. Sweet piano, fem chorus in Portuguese and rap by Black Eye Peas
***11: 3:51 rap by Q-tip & William of Black Eye Peas, fem chorus vocal in Portuguese minimal scratching.
****12: 4:00 fast "Waters of March" in English, sung by Ledisi
13: 4:20 faster scat style, flute, male vocal, arranged by Joao Donato
14: 3:46 fast, pop fem vocals in Portuguese
****15: 3:57 faster more processed update to a classic, nice scat style chorus.
16: 3:22 Lennon/McCartney's "The Fool On the Hill" mellow, fem vocal
***17: 3:46 mellow "Constant Rain" in Portuguese

Track Listing
1.Outra Vez 19.Viramundo
2.Garota De Ipanema 20.After Sunrise
3.So Danco Samba 21.Promesa De Pescador
4.Mas Que Nada 22.Never Gonna Let You Go
5.Going Out Of My Head 23.My Summer Love
6.Constant Rain 24.The Sound Of One Song
7.Night And Day 25.Kisses
8.The Look Of Love 26.Daylight
9.So Many Stars 27.Sarara
10.The Fool On The Hill 28.Cinnamon & Clove
11.Scarborough Hill 29.Rio De Janeiro
12.The Dock Of The Bay 30.The Frog
13.Pretty World 31.Waters Of March
14.Wichita Lineman 32.Y Vamos Ya
15.Norweigian Wood 33.So Tinha De Ser Com Voce
16.Masquerade 34.Magalenha
17.What The World Needs Now Is Love 35.The Fool On The Hill
18.Pais Tropical 36.Chove Chuva