Friday, January 18, 2008
Lovely little 28 minute set for the Philips label by the very pretty voice of Gracinha Leporace. Just a light, breezy disc that represents the late 60's Brasilian sound so well. I post this more to highlight this singers work since she recorded on so many fine sessions.
Gracinha Leporace is the wife of notable Bossa Nova musician Sérgio Mendes. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before becoming a member of Brasil '77, she was the lead singer in a Bossa Nova group called Bossa Rio. She is the second wife of Sérgio Mendes. She was a member of his Brasil '77 line-up and sings backup vocals and occasional lead vocals on his songs.
She can be heard on all of these LP's to very good effect. I love the Grupo Manifesto Nº2 especially!
She can also be heard on this amazing session. "Raizes" or its U.S. title "Primal Roots" for A&M in 1972.
File Under: MPB
P.S. Any of the above can be found @ Loronix. I only present this post to show some of the various projects that this beautiful voice was involved with.
Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers at 12:48 PM