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"Something Special 1967"


Sergio Mendes & "Brasil 66" perform on Eartha Kitt's "Something Special 1967."


Sergio Mendes, piano & vocals
Lani Hall, vocals
Bibi Vogel, vocals
Bob Matthews, bass
Jose Soares, percussion
Joao Palma, drums

Brazilian pianist Sergio Mendes was born in Niterói, Brazil on February 11, 1941.

His original hopes of becoming a classical pianist were upstaged by his growing interest in jazz.

In the late-1950s Sergio started playing nightclubs just as bossa nova was emerging and has cited Antonio Carlos Jobim as a mentor.

Sergio toured and recorded with Cannonball Adderley and Herbie Mann and moved to the U.S. in 1964.

He became renowned for performing in a bossa nova style crossed with jazz and funk.

Sergio Mendes formed "Brasil '65" followed by his most popular group "Brasil '66".

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