Friday, May 9, 2008

The Real Thing

One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded - a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes, especially in the way the vocals float nicely through the mix.
Overall groove is polished 70s soul, with plenty of jazzy touches, similar to the modern soul generation coming up on labels like Capitol or Elektra at the time. The group delivers a landmark version of Stevie Wonder's "The Real Thing", a killer stepper that's kept the album alive for years...

Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 - The Real Thing