Older: The Best of Brazil for 2015


Published: 12/29/2015


Program #1231 -“The Best of Brazil 2015”

This show airs from 12-30-15 through 01-05-16        Daily schedule


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Enjoy the Brazilian Brunch this Sunday at 8am 1am, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm Central Time (US).

It's time for The Sounds of Brazil to look back at 2015: 19 years ago, I resolved to wrap up the year's musical highlights with an annual 'Best of Brazil' show, and here we go again!

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Welcome Smooth Jazz Chicago listeners!  We're ready to take "the next step" on the muscial journery that began at WNUA and continued with WLFM and SmoothJazzChicago!

Join Scott Adams every weekday from 9 am - 3 pm Central and wind down with our 'Quiet Nights' show, evenings at 8 pm. Tune in Sundays at 9 am for The Sunday Brazilain Brunch and The Sounds of Brazil's weekly show four times daily: check our daily schedule. Our Chat Box is waiting on the home page. You're always welcome here, anytime!  

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Sunday's Brazilian Brunch celebrates the New Year with a Brazilian champagne toast and heartwarming Brazilian jazz. Only on Sundays at 9 am and 2 pm and 8 pm Chicago time and only on The Sounds of Brazil's streaming station. And read our Brazilian Burnch preview every weekend from our home page.

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Request a song, style or artist on the Brazil Club Lounge page and you could win a CD for yourself and a friend! If I select yours, you’ll hear me play it and announce your name on the radio too. Go ahead, its fun!

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Bossa Nova Breeze is the name of our sister streaming radio station. The “All Bossa Nova, All The Time” station plays Classic Bossa Nova - and no talk. Just lyrics and sometimes not even that!  You’ll find the PLAY button on the Lounge page when you click here! The New Music ‘Hot List’, too!

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

Our annual ‘Year In Review’ shows are always fun to listen to – and also to produce. It’s kind of like hitting the Lotto after an impulsive 'quick pick' at the checkout counter: You know how it could happen, but not whose name will be called.

In many ways, 2015 was a year of highs and lows. Big name Brazilian tours for America were at a near-record low, we said goodbye to Rick O'Dell's SmoothJazzChicago.net and the Latin Grammys were the usual hot mess for Brazilian hopefuls.

On the other hand, it was a year for Brazilian pop stalwarts to make their voices heard: Djavan, Gal Costa, Leila Pinheiro, Toco and Vanessa da Mata returned to our playlist. Ivan Lins delivered an epic album by reviving the style that made him one of Brazil’s best-known singers here in the USA and Eliane Elias headed home to record and release 'Made In Brazil' with Roberto Menescal, Ed Motta and Take 6 to earn a 2016 Grammy nomination. It's our 'Album of the Year'.

The Sounds of Brazil has always been on the cutting edge for the best of Brazil, and we continued the tradition by bringing new names to the forefront of US fandom in 2015: Ana Clara, Tiago Iorc, Tiê and Alexia Bomtempo made their debuts on our streaming station this past year.

Our end-of-the-year special captures the best of these and other performers in the studio and on stage. And in keeping with another long-held tradition, I’ll debut a few new songs that’ll help you get 2016 underway in tropically smooth style.

The Sounds of Brazil had its best year ever in 2015 and we celebrated our first anniversary as a streaming station on Thanksgiving Day. We've grown 170% in past 24 months - an incredible reflection of the loyalty and passion that we all share for Brazilian music - so thank you very much for your support this past year. It's 

All in all, 2015 shaped up to be a very good year for Brazilian music, with an emphasis on exciting new voices. And you can count on The Sounds of Brazil to create new stories for 2016.

What will we be talking about next December?  Stay tuned!

Happy New Year!

Scott Adams

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The Sounds of Brazil streaming radio at BrazilClubUSA.com

Live365.com is the official webstream partner for The Sounds of Brazil!


Our Favorite Things – "The Best of Brazil 2015”

Hour 1: (2 pm Sunday)

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Saudade Vem Coracao<>Bebel Gilberto/Tudo

Menina Moca<>Kenny G/Brazilian Nights

Morning Gaze<>Quetzal Guerrero/Coiza Boa

Welcome to The Brazilian Club Lounge

A Noite<>Tie/Esmeraldas

Special Announcement

Mariana<>Torcuato Mariano/Diary


Set 2:

Luxo Do Lixo<>Ivan Lins/America Brasil

Incendiando<>Eliane Elias/Made In Brazil

Introduce Next Set

Azul Da Cor Do Mar<>Ivete Sangalo/Viva Tim Maia

Going Outside<>Camiel/On A Day Like This

Nothing But A Song<>Tiago Iorc/ Let Yourself In


Set 3: Introduce: "Quiet Nights' Preview

Antes Tardes<>Nelson Faria/Ioio

Give Me The Night<>Randy Crawford/Naked and True

Next Summer In Rio<>Azymuth/Butterfly

Quiet nights, quiet you. Listen Live weeknights at 8 pm Central on The Sounds of Brazil at BrazilClubUSA.com

Hour 2: (3 pm Sunday)

Set 1:

Samba Pra Luiz<>Luciano Antonio/Sem Palavras

Visions of You<>Janelle Monae/Magic

Welcome To Our Second Hour


Rainha<>Toco & Nina Miranda/Memorias

Rio Drive<>Gregg Karukas/Soul Secrets

Special Announcement

Quando Voce Olha Pra Ela<>Gal Costa/ Estratosférica


Set 2:

Paz E Amor<>Alexia Bomtempo/Astrolabio

Nao E Um Bolero<>Djavan/Vidas Pra Contar

Introduce Next Song

Sunshine On My Shoulders/Vanessa Da Mata/Segue O Som

Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade

Bipolar<>Ana Clara/Single


Set 3:


Todas As Coisas Valem<>Leila Pinheiro/Por Onde Eu For

A Ra'<>Leo Gandelman/Brazilian Soul   

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Next Week:  I'll gather up the best keyboard players from the Land of Samba and Sun for 'The Brazilian Piano' to kick off our 'January Is Jobim radio theme. Be sure to listen and you’re invited to drop a note in the Chat Box on our home page, too!

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