The Best of Gal Costa

The Best of Gal Costa

Air Date: 09-27-20 through 10-03-20 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Hello again,

This week, I’m featuring singer Gal Costa on The Sounds of Brazil as we wrap up our month-long ‘BossaNovaville’ theme.

Gal Costa is a Brazilian original. Her voice is warm and welcoming, timeless – the personification of the tropical imagery that gives flight to our imagination. Her long career has given us dozens of wonderful albums to enjoy and I’ve pulled together many of her very best songs to share.

Our playlist provides some pretty good company for her this week, with tunes from keyboardist Marcos Ariel, Dori Caymmi and Fabiana Passoni covering a Minnie Riperton classic to open our show. Trumpeter Randy Brecker picks up his horn for a Brazilian jazz treat, Brian McKnight duets with Ivete Sangalo and Djavan sings in English for a song title which perfectly fits our September season.

What more new sounds? We’re happy to oblige with Italy’s Latin Vibe, guitarist Mark Sganga’s ‘Afterglow’ and our most-requested new music song from Marcio Menescal and the ‘After Dark: Bossa Grooves’ CD from my own Points South Music label.

Don’t miss our show! Where else can you heat up and cool down at the same time?

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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What’s Happening This Week at – September 27-October 3, 2020

Join me for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch when we’ll look back at September’s musical birthdays. You are invited to listen live! Smooth out the bumps of a busy week. 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’ buttons on the Sunday Brazilain Brunch page.

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Thousands of fans saw thier copy of the Connect Brazil Weekender arrive in their inbox last week, and they are looking forward to another new e-letter this Thursday. You can too, when you sign up for our free ‘every other Thursday’ e-letter. Read the current issue here.

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This week’s ‘Picture of the Day’ theme is a seven-day shopping spree for ‘Brazil’s Best Souveniers’ and you’ll be genuinely surprised by Wednesday’s image. A new, hand-picked picture everyday pops up to great you whenever you visit our homepage.

The Best of Gal Costa

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Lovin’ You<>Fabiana Passoni/Lovin’ You

Sexy Bossa<>Latin Vibe/Chill Classics 

Bim Bom<>Joao Gilberto/Legendary Joao Gilberto

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Coração Vagabundo<>Caetano Veloso & Gal Costa/Domingo

Special Announcement

Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Dona Sophisticada<>Gal Costa/de Tantos Amores

Just Between Us<>Randy Brecker/Into The Sun

Introduce Next Set                           

Afterglow<>Mark Sganga/Sganga Nova

Back At One<>Brian McKnight & Ivete Sangalo/Millennium

Mais Feliz<>Marcio Menescal/Bossa Now #6 After Dark   

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song

Quiet Nights (Corcovado)<>Alexandra Jackson/Single   

Fly Over The Horizon<>Marcos Ariel/Americas  

Morro de Paixao<>Ricardo Peixoto/Scary Beautiful



The Best of Gal Costa

Hour 2:

Set 1:

One Crazy Summer<>Urban Funk Society/Brasil 5000

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Chuva de Prata<>Gal Costa/A Pele Do Futuro Ao Vivo  

Dancing With Angels<>Rainforest Band/Between Dreams          

Bein’ Cool<>Djavan/Puzzle of Hearts                 

Special Announcement

Tantos Desejos<>Suba/Brasil 2000 (remix)

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Begin The Beguine<>Gal Costa/Plural

Bossa Love<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Introduce Next Song                                                                     

It’s Raining At Buriti Farm<>Dori Caymmi/Kicking Cans

Tapete Magico<>Gal Costa/Fantasia        

Love Dance<>Mike Metheny/Street of Dreams

Set 3:

Laziest Gal In Town<>Gal Costa & Bobby McFarren/Gal

Feito Pra Voce<>Celso Fonseca & Jussara Silveira/Juventude

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Next Week: Next week, I’ll introduce you to Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar and his new ‘Live In Rio‘ (Ao Vivo No Rio) album. You’re going to like what you here from this talanet musician from the Brazilian northeast. You can get to know him better right now when you visit oue homepage Storystream ‘The Musical World of Ricardo Bacelar‘.

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 pm on 90.9 FM WDCB.

The Best of Gal Costa