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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Bossa Rio

Bossa Rio
Producer: Sergio Mendes / A Serrich Production
Art Direction: Tom Wilkes
Photography: Jim McCrary
Recording Engineer: Larry Levine
Recorded at A&M Recording Studios
Bossa Rio acknowledges the use of the Lowrey Organ

From the back cover: Atop the voices is a young, effervescent and adorable Gracinha Laporace. She is the spark plug for the singers and instrumentalists. She sings crisp and clean... in tune and in time. Perhaps the key to the overall instrumental concept is organist Manfredo Fest. This is no ordinary organ player; this is something even a "no organ aficionado" will love. He grooves and you'll feel it. – Johnny Magnus

From Billboard - August 2, 1969: A Sergio Mendes discovery, the Bossa Rio svelte their way through a set of Brazilian rhythms, applying them naturally to items like "Saiupa" and "Cancao do Sal" and grafting them on standards ("Old Devil Moon") and future standards ("Do You Know The Way To San Jose"). Also making appearances are some good jazz touches from the piano with this singing-instrumental group. They produce a good valid, authentic sound.

Saiupa (Por Causas De Voce Menina)
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Day By Day
Today, Tomorrow (Bon Palavra)
Up, Up, And Away
Old Devil Moon
Veleiro (Sailboat)
Gentle Rain
Cancao do Sal (Sultry Song)

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