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Winter's blues are over and are we up for providing a soundtrack? Yes, we are! With the fantastic Wanda de Sah; beautiful 1960's pop star, AKA Wanda Sa, present day star of international jazz festivals and World Music gatherings worldwide - and an album of outstanding beauty otherwise lost in the mists of time. Before there was the amazingly successful Brasil '66, there was the experimental pop/Bossa Nova project Brasil '65, starring Sergio Mendes, and fronted by two amazing young singer/guitarists, Wanda de Sah and Rosinha de Valenca, the acclaim heaped on them for their live performances and albums led Mendes to abandon the byways of jazz for the greener pastures of Brasil '66. In 1966, just as this original pop'Bossa sensation was disbanding, Sinatra's producer David Cavanaugh signed Wanda to Capitol Records and made this beautiful, relaxing and erotic album. Sympathetically arranged by the *seemingly* unlikely figure of Munsters theme composer Jack Marshall (but let us not forget his stunning arrangement of Peggy Lee's "Fever"!), it drew it's repertoire from some of the most cutting edge young Brasilian composers, all wrapped in an amazing soundtrack-like production, with Wandas voice, a thing of beauty in itself, leading it all. Promoted originally as "The *real* Girl From Ipanema" (because she was!) Wanda was a sensation. All in all a wonderful album for the brighter times ahead, and perhaps for more intimate moments.... Ho Ba la La / Sweet Happy Life (Samba de Orfeu) / Quiet Nights (Corcovado) / Aruanda / The Dreamer / Só Danço Samba (Jazz 'N' Samba) / Once I Loved / Who Knows / Tem Do / With Feeling / Agua de Beber.
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