I Love Brazil!

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I Love Brazil!
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 31-November 7, 1977
Genre Bossa nova, Vocal jazz
Label Pablo
Producer Aloísio de Oliveira
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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). [1] It was also her first album for Pablo Records.


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The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awards the album two and a half stars, saying that "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." [1]

The album garnered a Grammy nomination.

Track listing

  1. "If You Went Away (Preciso Aprender a Ser Só)" (Ray Gilbert, Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio 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. [3]



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  1. 1 2 3 Wynn, Ron. "I Love Brazil!". Allmusic . Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 199. ISBN   0-394-72643-X.
  3. "I Love Brazil [Bonus Tracks]". Allmusic. Retrieved March 18, 2012.