Monday, January 26, 2015

My Music Monday

With the release of Marti Jones' Bossa Nova influenced (if not somewhat iffy) record and the My Music Monday selection of Caro Emerald, and the gloomy January Winter days....the sounds of Brazil just sound good to me.

Mind you, I've never been, but it would be a nice place to visit.

So why not just infuse the last Monday of this month with Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66?

Why not, indeed.

It's amazing how many songs you know this combo did - including covers of the Beatles's "Fool on the Hill" and "Day Tripper".  But it's probably a better chance you've heard their rendering of "the Look of Love"or Mendes doing "the Girl from Ipanema"........but she doesn't go to Greenland.

Oh the late '60s. With this as background music, you just wanted to throw your keys into a bowl and take your chances on with whom you ended up.

So this week, you're getting "Mas Que Nada". You might not know the title or the actual words, but chances are, you know the song.


Robert said...


I first remember hearing it in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" and feel in love with it.

One of my Pandora stations regularly plays music from Brasil '66. And you're right! It totally makes one want to throw their keys in a bowl and take a chance!

Thanks for posting this. I never knew there was a video for the song!

Erik Rubright said...

Do you listen to any electro-swing or electro-jazz? There's an album called White Mink that's a pretty decent introduction if not. I think you might like it.

Fearsome Beard said...

I've consumed many a Martini to that tune, love it! The Martinis also help one forget who picked your keys out of the bowl that night.....

Juan said...

Oh, Blobby! Brazil '66 was the first pop/jazz concert I ever went to hear when I was about 11. My sister Clara took me. Bobby Rich opened for them. They were so sleek and glamorous on the revolving stage. The experience was truly unforgettable.

Juan said...

Correction: That was Buddy Rich!