Monday, March 15, 2004


Thanks to a comment from nardo below, I have been chasing up more funny quotes about swinging songs, this time Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66's cover of For What It's Worth.

completely ludicrous (though I'm sure, considered a "classic" by true fans of cheese...) source

Sergio wins for funkiest rendition of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" source

It shouldn't come as a great surprise, but boytnon is of course a fan of cheese, and the lightweight side of the street, wherever that may be. And a Sergio fan, although this track has so far eluded us here on the lightweight side of the breezy EZ cheesy street. Sounded so good that we had to find a web sample, and there is a little teaser here that makes us almost put on our (roller)skates and zip up to a record store pronto to purchase the disc.

Also good to discover that Sergio Mendes' brand of Brazilian pop has gone from "hip" to "lounge" to "hip lounge" and beyond...
Brasil '66 music has become almost a sort of cinematic shorthand to evoke the martini-and-mink-stole era.

Just out to sit in the sun and sip a martini while listening to sergio...

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