‘The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show’

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‘The Best of Brazil 2019’ airs daily on our streaming Station from 12-26-19 through 01-01-20 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.  On The Radio: Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every Sunday, 2-4 pm on Chicago’s 90.9 FM WDCB.

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The Sounds of Brazil is one of 13 streaming music channels at Connectbrazil.com
The Sounds of Brazil is one of 13 streaming music channels at Connectbrazil.com

Welcome to The Sounds of Brazil!

The Sounds of Brazil made its radio broadcast debut in 1992 and Sergio Mendes has been with us every step of the way, from our new program’s ‘meet and greet‘ here in Chicago plus a wealth of songs from his own 60 years as Brazil’s greatest musical ambassodor.

And now, a new album and documentary for 2020.

So when it comes to Brazilian music, Mendes wins the name game hands down. He’s known by both name and reputation worldwide and across generations.

But what’s really impressive is the long list of great musicians who have passed through the Mendes musical universe.

That’s what the ‘Sergio Mendes Alumni Show’ is all about.

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Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of our sixth year for The Sounds of Brazil’s ‘live’ streaming station, and I am thankful. Read my message here.

Don’t miss ‘New Music Wednesdays’ on Brazil Back2Back, when I’ll feature a pair of songs from our Lounge Page Hot List! Catch Brazil Back2Back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 am and 2 pm Central on the PLAY button below.

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Happy Listening,
Scott Adams


The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Mas Que Nada<>Tom Scott/de Novo
Café Caldo<>Mazachigno/Cafe Roma 2
Bossa Nova Christmas<> Don Grusin and Natali Rene/Single
Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge            
Pode Ser<>Jorge Vercillo/Vida É Arte
Special Announcement
Blackbird<>Brazil & Beyond/Beatles

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Trilhos Urbanos<>Sergio Mendes/Oceano
Lift Me Up<>Torcuato Mariano/Lift Me Up
Introduce Next Song
Love And Passion<>Sarah Vaughan/Brazilian Romance
Moon & Star<>Ricardo Silveira/Amazon Secrets

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song
Don’t Say Goodbye<>Sergio Mendes w/John Legend/Magic
The Christmas Song<>Steve Barta & Herbie Mann/12 Days
Somewhere In The Hills<>Natalie Cole/Encanto

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The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade
Dreamer<>Lani Hall & Sergio Mendes/Encanto
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Fool On The Hill<>Sergio Mendes/Classics
Breathing In The Wind<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale
I’ll Be Home For Christmas<>Joao Bosco/Brazilian Christmas
Special Announcement
Friendly Bossa<>Hadley Hockensmith/Tranquill Moods  

Set 2:
Introduce Next Set
Harlequin<>Ivan Lins with Lee Ritenour/World of Brazil
Scandal No. 2<>Oscar Castro Neves/Maracuja
Introduce Next Song
No Rio<>Jerry Mulligan & Jane Duboc/Paraiso
It’s Raining At Buriti Farm<>Dori Caymmi/Kicking Cans
Underneath The Face of the Moon<>Kevyn Lettau/Universal

Set 3:
Nago Buddah<>Gilberto Gil/Parabolic
Old Samba<>J. Marino & Friends/My Little Town

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Next Week: It’s ‘The Legacy & Alchemy of Brazilian Jazz’! And be sure to send me your requests sometime this week. You’ll find our Request form on the Lounge page!

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smart phone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us. And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB.

The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show