Brazil

14 Jan

Of all the movies based on songs (Sgt. Peppers, Pretty Woman, Blue Velvet, Stand By Me, etc.), Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is by far my favorite. I first heard the song, not in the movie, but on one my dad’s Herbie Mann LPs. Here are ten of my favorites, including two from the movie, one doo wop version, a couple jazz versions, one bluegrass, one crooner, and one from the Three Tenors.

Michael Karmen – Brazil Motion Picture Soundtrack The Coasters Chick Corea Bela Fleck and Chick Corea Grant Green
Herbie Mann Frank Sinatra Geoff Muldaur – Brazil Motion Picture Soundtrack Asylum Street Spankers José Carreras/Luciano Pavarotti/Plácido Domingo Cornelius

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6 Responses to “Brazil”

  1. e January 14, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    some of the audio links seem to be busted. anyway, no pink martini?

  2. Mojo's Mixtapes January 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Thanks ed. Fixed the links. I’m actually not a fan of Pink Martini’s recorded version. However, this live version is off the hook http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULp7IR4oxXw

  3. e January 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    i’m actually preferential to the cornelius version, myself.

  4. Mojo's Mixtapes January 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    Ed, see above. 🙂 If they dare invite me back to DJ willits, I might just do an “all Brazil” set.

  5. nextconqueror June 4, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    Listening Ricardio Cruz , a brazilian singer. Is very good ^^v

  6. nextconqueror June 4, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    Listening Ricardo Cruz , a brazilian singer. Is very good ^^v

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