I feel like someone who has just discovered a treasure. No, I'm not totally new to Sergio Mendes, but I am new to all his various styles of musicianship as evidenced by the albums he has produced spanning four decades. For years, all the Mendes I owned consisted of The Brasil '66 Greatest Hits album. I liked it a lot, but I didn't investigate SM further due to my devotion to other musicians--and as a result, just never got around to hearing all the music that is Sergio Mendes. Until now. I got so inspired after hearing some of the early instrumental albums made in Brazil that I just had to put this tribute website together in his honor. I will keep exploring all there is about this terrific musician, arranger, and producer in endeavoring to keep this site updated. I will include new releases and news of Sergio's doings as it becomes available. Welcome to The Salute to Sergio Mendes!
Special Note of Thanks: the following people generously donated information to be used on this site, including text information, album covers, photos and more: Claudio Slon, Harry Neyhart, William Kenlon, JM Kaufman, Sergio Ximenes, Daniel Slon, Joel Kent, Paula Worhatch, Augusto Troncoso, Kimson Plaut, Laura McCarthy, Giko, Dom Um Romão, Shimon Israel, Randy Kosht, Lawrence Hartline, Mike Blakesley, Larry Witten, Eduardo Bravo, Gregory Flores, John Merkelbagh, Peter Bay, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, R. Rembert Aranda, Hans-Peter Huebschen, Bob Koch, Arnaldo DeSouteiro, & Ithamara Koorax. All of the foreign reissues featuring Cannonball Adderley with Sergio Mendes & The Bossa Rio Sextet pictured on this site were generously offered and provided by Gilles Miton in France and are used with permission. Additional thanks go to Leslie Pfenninger of On A&M Records for providing needed foreign issue listing information and additional cover photos.
--B.J. (Barbara J.) Major
Introduction amended on 11/27/12.
Sergio Mendes on 45 rpm singles, 12 inch Singles & EPs, EP, LP, CS, CD, SHM-CD, CD Singles, Tape, 8-track, Digital Download; Broadcast & Cable TV, Live Concert, Video CD, DVD, VHS, YouTube
Mendes Non-Album Items-HERE
The Many (Musical) Sides of Sergio--HERE
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