Sérgio Santos Mendes 1984
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”.
1 Brujo (Voo-Doo) (Douglas Brayfield, Ivan Lins, Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza, Vitor Martins) 3:49
2 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
5 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, ) 4:20
9 Si Señor (Juan Carlos Calderón) 3:24
Video: Sérgio Mendes – Never Gonna Let You Go (Joe Pizzulo & Leeza Miller) (Picardia) 1983