Older: The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show


Published: 11/29/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1331 - 'The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show'

This show airs daily from 11-29-17 through 12-05-17 Monday-Friday at 7am, 3pm, 6pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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2017 marks The Sounds of Brazil's 25th anniversary and Sergio Mendes has been with us every step of the way, from our program's debut 'meet and greet' here in Chicago plus a wealth of songs from his own 50 yeras as Brazil's greatest musical ambassodor.

so when it comes to Brazilian music, Mendes wins the name game hands down. He’s known by both name and reputation worldwide and across generations. But, what’s really impressive is the long list of great musicians who have passed through the Mendes musical universe. That’s what the ‘Sergio Mendes Alumni Show’ is all about.


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This week’s show:




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“The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show”

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Mas Que Nada<>Tom Scott/de Novo

Café Caldo<>Mazachigno/Cafe Roma 2

Bossa Nova Christmas<> Don Grusin and Natali Rene/Single

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Pode Ser<>Jorge Vercillo/Vida É Arte

Special Announcement

Rio<>Café Jam/Moio 


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Trilhos Urbanos<>Sergio Mendes/Oceano 

Lift Me Up<>Torcuato Mariano/Lift Me Up 

Introduce Next Song

Love And Passion<>Sarah Vaughan/Brazilian Romance

Moon & Star<>Ricardo Silveira/Amazon Secrets



Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Don’t Say Goodbye<>Sergio Mendes w/John Legend/Magic

The Christmas Song<>Steve Barta & Herbie Mann/12 Days

Somewhere In The Hills<>Natalie Cole/Encanto  


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade

Dreamer<>Lani Hall & Sergio Mendes/Encanto   

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Fool On The Hill<>Sergio Mendes/Classics 

Breathing In The Wind<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale

I’ll Be Home For Christmas<>Joao Bosco/Brazilian Christmas

Special Announcement

I Wish I Could Go Travelling Again<>Stacey Kent/Morning Tram


Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Harlequin<>Ivan Lins with Lee Ritenour/World of Brazil

Scandal No. 2<>Oscar Castro Neves/Maracuja

Introduce Next Song                                                                     

No Rio<>Jerry Mulligan & Jane Duboc/Paraiso

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

Underneath The Face of the Moon<>Kevyn Lettau/Universal


Set 3:

Nago Buddah<>Gilberto Gil/Parabolic

Old Samba<>J. Marino & Friends/My Little Town       

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Next Week: It's 'Duotones - The Best Brazilian Duets'! And be sure to send me your requests sometime this week. Drop a note in the Chat Box on the Lounge page!

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This Week on The Sounds of Brazil : 'The Sergio Mendes Alumni Reunion Show'

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11/29 3:00 pm CT Wednesday: Streaming debut at Brazil Club

11/29 5:00 pm ET Wednesday: Brasil Radio 93.1 FM + 810 AM (encore)

12/01 8:00 pm ET Friday: Jazz City Radio

12/02 6:00 pm CT Saturday: Chat Box 'Meet Up', BrazilCubUSA.com

12/03 10:00 am ET Sunday: Mix 105

12/03 12:00 pm CT Sunday: Smooth Jazz Expressions

12/03 2:00 pm CT Sunday: WDCB 90.9 FM Chicago

12/03 5:00 pm ET Sunday: Downtown Dayton Radio

12/03 7:00 pm ET Sunday: Brasil Radio 93.1 FM + 810 AM

12/03 8:00 pm ET Sunday: WHJZ New Buffalo

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