Welcome to the second part of Music from Brazil. I am a huge fan of Brazilian Music ever since I heard DJ´s in clubs or the music in the radio from Gilberto Gil, Jorge Ben, Maria Bethania and many others more. And I am telling the story behind the song “Mas Que Nada” and many more. It is definitively time to bring the wonderful music of Brazil into a special mix with some of favorite classic and current tracks. Join me for a trip to Brazil. Take a glass, lay down and relax. Let the music talk and tune in.
Listen, Relax and Enjoy!
This way please, click → Brazilian Mix Part II (YouTube-Link)
1. Azymuth – Jazz Carnival
2. Gilberto Gil – Palco
3. Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Mas Que Nada
4. Tim Maia – Imunização Racional (Que Beleza)
5. Ed Motta – Dondi
6. Sivuca – Ain’t No Sunshine
7. MPB4 (Música Popular Brasileira 4) – Cravo E Canela
8. Jorge Ben Jor – Balança Pema
9. Marcos E Paulo & Sergio Valle – O Fabuloso Fittipaldi
10. Tania Maria – Come With Me
11. Emilio Santiago – Vem Menina
12. Gilberto Gil – Oslodum
13. Parney De Castro – Batucada
14. Mo Horizons – Pé Na Estrada (Hit the Road Jack)
15. Batucada Brasileira
16. Tenorio Jr. – Nebulosa
17. Lucas Santtana – O deus que devasta mas também cura
18. Airto Moreira – Xibaba
19. Marcos Valle – Estrelar
20. Fiorella Mannoia with Milton Nascimento – Cravo e Canela
21. Omar – Ordinary Day
22. Antonio Adolfo – Cascavel
23. Azymuth – Avenida Das Mangueiras
24. Seu Jorge – Mina do Condomínio
25. Lucas Santtana – Se Pá Ska. S.P.
26. Sandra Sa – Terra Azul
27. Marcos Valle & Victor Biglione – Os Grilos
Alternative Link, click:→ Brazilian Mix Part II (YouTube-Link)
The story behind:
“Mas que nada” which means in German “Mehr als Nichts” and in English “More than nothing”. Most people believe that Sergio Mendes originally wrote the song. But Mendes made later only a cover version, but a quite succesful cover version. It is originally written by Jorge Ben Jor in 1963. And he was very influenced by José Prates and his song “Nanã Imborô” from 1958.
“Batucada” is a sub-style of samba. It is a Brazilian percussive style, usually performed by an ensemble and also known as a “Bateria.” Two wonderful tracks are in the mix (Number 13 and 15).
“Bossa Nova” means “New Trend” and was developed in the 50s and 60s. It is a fusion mix of samba and jazz. In 1958 Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the song “Chega De Saudade” (No More Blues), performed by Elizeta Cardoso. It was the first bossa nova recording. In 1959 Joao Gilberto recorded the album “Chega De Saudade”. His version became a worldwide hit.
(If you miss Part I: Brazilian Mix Part I)