Program #1383 – ‘The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show’

Program #1383 – ‘The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show’

The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show’ airs daily on our streaming Station from 11-28-18 through 12-04-18 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, streaming live at (8 pm GMT). Click here for a complete list of our affiliate stations. Use our time zone converter to find your local time. 

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 50 yeras as Brazil’s greatest musical ambassodor.

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.

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.

Make A Request!  Have a request for a favorite song, style or musician? I’d be happy to play yours. Visit the ‘Contact Us’ page (above) to place a request!

Marisa Monte and Tribalistas have just announced thier US Concert Tour dates for early 2019. Get the concert guide with complete details here.

Join me for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch: There’s always a seat at the table for you. Three full hours every Sunday beginning at 5 am Central, and then again at 9 am, 2 pm and 8 pm. No app needed when you click the ‘play’ arrow at the bottom of every page at

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Happy Listening,
Scott Adams


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“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
Rio<>Café Jam/Moio 

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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Hour 2:
Set 1:
Gabriela’s Song<>Herbie Mann/Caminho De Casa
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
I Wish I Could Go Travelling Again<>Stacey Kent/Morning Tram

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. Drop a note in the Chat Box on the Lounge page!

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And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB.

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