Sarah Vaughan – I Love Brazil! (Full Album)

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I Love Brazil! is a 1977 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by prominent Brazilian musicians Milton Nascimento, Dori Caymmi and Antônio Carlos Jobim. This was Vaughan’s first album of bossa nova/MPB, it was followed by Copacabana (1979), and Brazilian Romance (1987). It was also her first album for Pablo Records (Wikipedia,

AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn:
Sarah Vaughan’s recordings during the last phase of her magnificent career weren’t always up to her usual standards, but this late-’70s set focusing on Brazilian music was a superb exception. Vaughan sounded as delightful and glorious as ever doing songs by legendary composers Antonio Carlos Jobim and Milton Nascimento and newer voices like Dorival Caymmi, Oscar Castro Neves and Eumir Deodato, among many others. The backing and rhythms weren’t Americanized pap, but an accurate reflection of contemporary Brazil’s sounds at the time. The CD adds two bonus tracks that weren’t on the original, giving listeners the full results of what proved to be one of the great Sarah Vaughan’s final studio triumphs (

Track listing:

  1. If You Went Away (Preciso Aprender a Ser Só)” (Ray Gilbert, Marcos Valle, Paulo Sergio Valle) – 4:25
  2. Triste” (Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 2:58
  3. Roses and Roses (Das Rosas)” (Dorival Caymmi, Gilbert) – 3:23
  4. Empty Faces (Vera Cruz)” (Lani Hall, Milton Nascimento) – 6:26
  5. I Live to Love You (Morrer de Amor)” (Oscar Castro-Neves, Luverci Fiorini, Gilbert) – 3:54
  6. The Face I Love (Seu Encanto)” (Gilbert, Carlos Pingarilho, M. Valle) – 3:29
  7. Courage (Coragem)” (Nascimento, Cootie Williams) – 3:42
  8. The Day It Rained (Chuva)” (Pedro Camargo, Durval Ferreira, Gilbert) – 4:40
  9. A Little Tear (Razão de Viver)” (Deodato, Gilbert, P.S. Valle) – 4:07
  10. Like a Lover (Cantador)” (Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Dori Caymmi, Nelson Motta) – 4:45
  11. Bridges (Travessia)” (Nascimento, Fernando Brant, Gene Lees) – 4:12
  12. Someone to Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Vocë)” (Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Lees) – 3:26

Tracks 11 and 12 are CD reissue bonus tracks.

Sarah Vaughan – vocals
Dorival Caymmi – vocals
Milton Nascimento, Dori Caymmi – acoustic guitar, vocals
Nelson Angelo, Hélio Delmiro – electric guitar
Danilo Caymmi, Paulo Jobim – flute
Mauricio Einhorn – harmonica, harmonica arrangements
Antônio Carlos Jobim – piano
José Roberto Bertrami – arranger, electric piano, organ
Edson Frederico – arranger, orchestration, piano
Sergio Barroso, Claudio Bertrami – acoustic bass
Novelli – electric bass
Wilson das Neves, Robertinho Silva – drums
Ariovaldo, Chico Batera, Luna, Marçal – percussion


Released: 1977
Recorded: October 31-November 7, 1977
Length: 54:43
Label: Pablo
Producer: Aloísio de Oliveira