1973 Sergio Mendes – Love Music

“Love Music” is the third studio album by Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’77. This is the first album to feature vocals by Gracinha Leporace and Bonnie Bowden.


1  Where Is The Love (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 03:14
2  Put A Little Love Away (Brian Potter; Dennis Lambert) 03:17
3  Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) 03:15
4  Killing Me Softly With His Song (Charles Fox; Norman Gimbel) 03:41
5  Love Music (Brian Potter; Dennis Lambert) 03:09
6  You Can’t Dress Up A Broken Heart (Brian Potter; Dennis Lambert) 02:58
7  Hey Look At The Sun (Nelson Angelo) 04:01
8  Walk The Way You Talk (Burt Bacharach; Hal David) 03:32
9  I Won’t Last A Day Without You (Paul Williams; Roger Nichols) 04:34
10  I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash) 02:28



BassSebastiao Neto
DrumsClaudio Slon
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarOscar Castro Neves
Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
12 String GuitarDennis Budimir
Electric PianoSergio Mendes
KeyboardsBob Alcivar
PianoSergio Mendes
BongasPaulinho Da Costa
CongasPaulinho Da Costa
CongasLaudir De Oliviera
TriangleLaudir De Oliviera
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionLaudir De Oliviera
VocalsBonnie Bowden
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace

Other Musicians

2 Put A Little Love Away

VocalsBonnie Bowden

3 Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

Electric PianoSergio Mendes
VocalsGracinha Leporace

5 Love Music

VocalsBonnie Bowden

7 Hey Look At The Sun

VocalsBonnie Bowden

9 I Won’t Last A Day Without You

VocalsGracinha Leporace

Liner Notes

Producer – Bones Howe
Arranged By (Rhythm Section) – Bob Alcivar, Sergio Mendes
Arranged By (Strings, Woodwinds) – Bob Alcivar (Tracks 1, 4, 7)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Tom Scott (Tracks 2, 5, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bob Alcivar (Track 6)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Bob Alcivar
Arranged By (Woodwinds, Horns) – Tom Scott (Tracks 5, 8)
Coordinator – Pamela Vale
Engineer – Bones Howe
Engineer (Assistant) – Biff Dawes, Ed Barton, Ken Caillat, Terry Stark
Mastered By – John Golden

Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
Design – David Larkham, Ron Wong
Photography By – Ed Caraeff

Engineered At Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Mastered At Artisan Sound Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) Bell Records
Copyright (c) Bell Records