Older: Hot Brazilian Nights!


Published: 07/12/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1311 - 'Summer Sambas - Hot Brazilian Nights!'

This show airs daily from 07-12-17 through 07-18-17 Monday-Friday at 7am, 3pm, 6pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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No matter where you're from, it's hard to beat the night life in Rio or Sampa: the late-night vibe with these two cities can make even today's jet-setters weep. Here, the nighttime energy supercharges the sun: even dawn can burn hot in Brazil. If your summer nights need a jump start, you'll love this week's show. More below:

Exclusive US Radio Debut! This week's Speight Song marks the US radio debut for another up and coming singer from Rio. I'll introduce you to Zanna and her first hit single 'Vento Praia Nordeste'. Catch it at the end of the show's first hour. 

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Sunday's Brazilian Brunch will serve up long sets of summery sambas - the perfect musical backdrop for whatever you have going on this weekend! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm and 11 pm Central time and only on The Sounds of Brazil's streaming station from our home page.

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Request a song, style or artist on the Brazil Club Lounge page and you’ll hear me play it and announce your name on the radio too. Go ahead, its fun!

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

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When it comes to the seasons and Brazil, everything gets a bit upside down.  So as the land of Samba and Sun slips into the tropical chill of winter in the southern hemisphere, memories of a blazing hot summer still linger on the tan lines of the Copacabana faithful.

Meanwhile, America’s summertime playgrounds from South Beach to South Padre, Venice Beach to Chicago’s Oak Street Beach are blazing hot this year. In fact, we are entering the hottest part of the year.

Think of those Copacabana memories as a preview of coming attractions because this week, The Sounds of Brazil takes you away for ‘Hot Brazilian Nights’.

The mix befits the occasion: rhythmic tunes from Ronaldo Folegatti, Joyce Cooling and Rosalia da Souza. Gilberto Gil throws down a reggae vibe and Marina Elali taps into the spirit of Celine Dion. On the ‘wind down and chill’ side, there’s Tom & Julie, Bebel Gilberto (with her acoustic Brazilian guitar) and Deodato at “Sunset and we’ll pull off a classic Samba-turned-classic-Bossa in the Brazil Club Lounge this week.

Have time for a story?

If you’ve never been to Brazil, you might be at a disadvantage for perspective with this one, and probably even more so since this tale comes from Rio. You see, the Carioca concept of time takes on the all too familiar Latin mystique of ‘soon’ and gives it a really good twist.

Recently, I was (again) reminded that ‘Brazilian Time’ also can apply to your ride to the airport.

My last day in Rio was a hectic one: waiting for O Globo’s photographer to do a last minute shoot in front of the Copacabana Palace for an upcoming Sunday magazine feature; checking out of the hotel with bags stashed away somewhere behind the concierge’s heavy mahogany doors, and trying to connect with my ride to the airport, courtesy a friend who I’d been trying to reach all week long, only to learn that he’d be arriving in Rio only a few hours ahead of my departure time… from New York.

All of this is enough to throw even a seasoned international traveler a corkscrew curve, right? Let’s continue:

The photographer - called in for the job on a sunny Brazilian Saturday - went to the wrong hotel. And waited there.

The reporter, who had arranged the photo shot for her article, had forgotten to charge her cell phone the night before and was not aware she could not be reached. And my ride to Antonio Carlos Jobim International?  Well, his plane had taken off late from Kennedy, and was trying to make up time during the 11-hour flight.

But in typical Brazilian fashion, it all came together: The reporter checked her email, sent off another photographer to the correct hotel, and we finished the photo shoot in the waning hours of a perfect Rio afternoon, just in time for my friend to arrive from the airport to take me back to the airport.

Naturally traffic was terrible, so my friend took a shortcut along Botofogo Bay and as we neared the posh upscale district of Urca, he turned off the main road, saying “I think we have time for drink.”

We ended up at the little neighborhood bar you see here, with a beautiful view of the bay and the Corcovado mountain. Time decided to slow down enough to enjoy a little snack and a few shots of smoothly aged cachaça and then it was back to the car (luggage intact!) and off to the airport with minutes to spare.

Or so we thought. The flight back to Chicago was… delayed.

Try it yourself sometime soon. Your life will be better for it, with the memories, the experience, and The Sounds of Brazil!

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‘Hot Brazilian Nights'

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Like Ours<>Tom & Julie/Bossa Tres Jazz 2

Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade

Muito Tarde (It’s Too Late)<>Guilherme Arantes/Classicos

Welcome to The Lounge             

Azul<>Bebel Gilberto/Momento

Special Announcement

Wake Up<>Torcuato Mariano/Lift Me Up


Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Voce<>Emilio Santiago/Perdido de Amor

Super Ambient<>Bossacucanova/Ipanema Lounge V.1

Introduce Next Song

Segredos<>Eliane Elias/Around The City

San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island

O Amor e O Poder (Power of Love)<>Marina Elali/Marina


Set 3: Brazilian Minute: ‘Selaron Steps’

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Vento Praia Nordeste<>Zanna/Zanna     US Radio Debut

Spirits Of The Forest<>Leo Gandelman/Visions

Beach In My Mind<>Superpulse/Brasil 5000


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Estrada Branca<>Til Bronner/That Summer

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Corcovado<>Astrud Gilberto/Next Stop Wonderland

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Lamba Caribe<>Kaoma/Kaoma

Special Announcement

The Island<> Roseanna Vitro/Reaching For The Stars


Set 2:

Introduce Next Song

Lamento<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/Wave

O Lugar De Nosso Amor<>Gilberto Gil/Quanta

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

Introduce Next Song

Rio de Janeiro Blue<>Randy Crawford/Secret Combination

Batucada<>Boney James/The Beat

Il Cerchio Rosso/Crimsom Circle<>Nicola Conte/Bossa Per Due


Set 3:

So Many Stars<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits

Sensivel Demais<>Jorge Vercillo/ Como Diria Blavatsky

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Next Week: Our 25th Anniversary continues with two hours of 'The Most Popular Songs' ever played on The Sounds of Brazil! Don't miss it! 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 radio broadcasts in Chicago on 90.9 FM WDCB.


Happy Listening,

Scott Adams

The Sounds of Brazil!


Featured Station Broadcast dates: 

07/12 3:00 pm CT Wednesday: Streaming debut at Brazil Club

07/12 7:00 pm ET Wednesday: Brasil Radio 93.1 FM + 810 AM (encore)

07/14 8:00 pm ET Friday: Jazz City Radio

07/15 6:00 pm CT Saturday: Chat Box 'Meet Up', BrazilCubUSA.com

07/15 11:00 pm ET Saturday: Lite Mix 105 HD2 Indianapolis

07/16 10:00 am ET Sunday: Lite Mix 105 HD2 Indianapolis

07/16 10:00 am ET Sunday: Mix 105

07/16 12:00 pm CT Sunday: Smooth Jazz Expressions

07/16 2:00 pm CT Sunday: WDCB 90.9 FM Chicago

07/16 5:00 pm ET Sunday: Downtown Dayton Radio

07/16 7:00 pm ET Sunday: Brasil Radio 93.1 FM + 810 AM

07/16 8:00 pm ET Sunday: WHJZ New Buffalo

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