1982 Sergio Mendes – Sergio Mendes (Picardia)

Sérgio Mendes is the 1983 studio album by Sérgio Mendes under the A&M Records label. It includes “Never Gonna Let You Go”, a song written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil that reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Sérgio Santos Mendes (born February 11, 1941) is a Brazilian musician. He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio.

Mendes is married to Gracinha Leporace, who has performed with him since the early 1970s. Mendes has also collaborated with many artists through the years, including the Black Eyed Peas, with whom he re-recorded in 2006 a version of his breakthrough hit “Mas Que Nada”.

Tracks

1  Brujo (Voo-Doo) (Douglas Brayfield, Ivan Lins, Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza, Vitor Martins) 3:49
Never Gonna Let You Go (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 3:00
3  My Summer Love (Alain Chamfort, Serge Gainsbourg) 2:27
4  Carnaval (David Batteau, Alceu Valenca, Mary Ekler, Moraes Moreira) 5:20
Rainbow’s End (David Batteau, Don Freeman) 3:08
6  Love Is Waiting (David Batteau, Jenny Batteau) 3:10
7  Dream Hunter (Daniel Sembello) 3:30
8  Life In The Movies (Dennis Matkosky, Michael Sembello) 4:20
9  Si Señor (Juan Carlos Calderón) 3:24

Musicians

1 Brujo (Voo-Doo)

BassNathan Watts
DrumsTeo Lima
GuitarMichael Sembello
GuitarBen Bridges
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionSebastiao Neto
VocalsLeza Miller
VocalsCarol Rogers
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace
Background VocalsSuzanne Wallach
Background VocalsGeoff Leib
Background VocalsBill Martin
Background VocalsRobert Martin


2 Never Gonna Let You Go

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionSergio Mendes
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsJoe Pizzulo
VocalsLeza Miller


3 My Summer Love

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
PianoSergio Mendes
SynthesizerSergio Mendes
PercussionSergio Mendes
PercussionRon Powell
PercussionSebastiao Neto
VocalsGracinha Leporace
VocalsMichael Sembello


4 Carnaval

BassNathan Watts
DrumsTeo Lima
GuitarMichael Sembello
GuitarBen Bridges
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
TubaBill Reichenbach
PercussionSergio Mendes
PercussionSebastiao Neto
PercussionEdson Aparecido da Silva
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsBill Martin
Background VocalsCarol Rogers
Background VocalsDon Freeman
Background VocalsGeoff Leib
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace
Background VocalsLeza Miller
Background VocalsRobert Martin
Background VocalsSuzanne Wallach


5 Rainbow’s End

BassNathan East
DrumsRaymond Pounds
GuitarMichael Sembello
ClavinetDon Freeman
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
PianoDon Freeman
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsCarol Rogers
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace
Background VocalsLeza Miller
Background VocalsSuzanne Wallach
VocalsDaniel Sembello


6 Love Is Waiting

BassNathan East
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarMichael Sembello
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
ClavinetDon Freeman
PianoDon Freeman
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsLeza Miller


7 Dream Hunter

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsTeo Lima
GuitarMichael Sembello
PianoSergio Mendes
SynthesizerSergio Mendes
PercussionSebastiao Neto
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionSergio Mendes
PercussionTeo Lima


8 Life In The Movies

BassNathan Watts
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMichael Sembello
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
VocalsLeza Miller
Background VocalsCarol Rogers
Background VocalsCruz Baca
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace


9 Si Señor

BassNathan East
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJohn Pisano
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoSergio Mendes
SynthesizerSergio Mendes
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionSergio Mendes

Liner Notes

Producer – Sérgio Mendes
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Track 2)
Arranged By – Michael Sembello, Sérgio Mendes (Tracks 3, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 4)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Ben Bridges, Nathan Watts (Track 1),
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Don Freeman, Michael Sembello (Tracks 5, 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Sérgio Mendes (Tracks 4, 5, 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Juan Carlos Calderón (Track 9)
Arranged By (Synths, Horns & Strings) – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 5, 6)
Engineer (Assistant @ Kendum Recorders) – Benny Faccone, Bob Winard, Tim Dennen
Mixed By – Bruce Swedien
Recorded By – Geoff Gillette
Recorded By – Larry Hinds (Tracks 3, 9)

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Photography By – Otto Stupakoff

Manufactured By – PGP RTB
Licensed From – A&M Records, Inc.