Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Canta Brasil: Great Brazilian Songbook, # 1
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
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Great Artists, But Not Their Best Songs
M. Lee | Santa Monica, CA | 03/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For folks that are not familiar with Brazilian music and therefore looking for the stereotypical "Girl From Ipanema" bossa nova style of music, be aware that this is an album of MPB artists & songs (mostly from the 70's and early 80's). The reason why I only gave this album 3 stars is because I thought it didn't pick the best songs from each of the artists featured. The actual artists are all first class (Gal Costa, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, Joyce, Gilberto Gil....just to name a few!), but this album didn't feature any of their greatest works. But on the other hand this album gives listeners who are unfamiliar with MPB a good introduction, which will hopefully lead to further interest in the wonderful world of classic MPB. For the best MPB album (in my opinion) check out the "Tropuque Samba Lounge" collections ("Beleza Pura" and "Emorio"). By the way I just can't help but put my two cents in. I couldn't agree more with "A Music Fan from Los Angeles, CA". The "Music Fan from New York City" really needs to get a clue. Duh!! Of course the people on this album didn't speak Spanish very well. That's because they are singing in Portuguese! Hello people. Brazilians are first of all not Hispanic, number two they speak Portuguese (once again - not Spanish , but Portuguese - Brazilian Portuguese to be exact), and number three Brazilian music sounds totally different from other Latin music."
Not an actual review
M. Lee | 06/16/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is not actually a review of the CD but rather info to "the brilliant human being" who mistook Portuguese for Spanish in his review of this CD, and ended up giving proof to the world of his "erudition". Brazilians speak Portuguese! This CD is in Portuguese!"