Carmen Miranda: The Brazilian Bombshell (Her Finest 1931-49) | Retrospective RTR4246

Carmen Miranda: The Brazilian Bombshell (Her Finest 1931-49)


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Label: Retrospective

Cat No: RTR4246

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 19th May 2014



Carmen Miranda
The Andrews Sisters


Carmen Miranda
The Andrews Sisters


Here is the finest single CD collection of the legendary 'Brazilian Bombshell', the forever fruity Carmen Miranda.

Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha (1909-1955) was the flamboyant Portuguese-born entertainer billed as 'The Brazilian Bombshell'. She was a zany creature of almost pure fantasy, known for her high-speed Latin American dancing, tongue-twisting singing and for her towering headdresses of fruit – one of the enduring images of the Forties.

Retrospective’s tribute to this legend presents 28 hits, beginning with her first Brazilian successes. Already a star in Brazil, where she was raised, she created an international sensation in a 1939 film with Mama yo quiero (I want my mama) and South American Way. She went on to star in a string of movies that were vehicles for her spectacular dancing and lively singing, often in a delightful pidgin English (such as her theme song I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi).

Foremost among many exotic delights is a glorious version in Portuguese of Chattanooga Choo-Choo. Her biggest chart success came when she teamed up with The Andrews Sisters for Quanto le gusta.

Track Listing:
1. South American Way
2. Bambolêo
3. Gente Bamba
4. Cachorro Vira-Lata
5. Quando Eu Penso Na Bahia
6. Na Baixa Do Sapateiro (Bahia)
7. Mama Yo Quiero
8. Bambu-Bambu
9. Co, Co, Co, Co, Co, Co, Ro
10. Touradas Em Madrid
11. I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi, I Like You Very Much
12. Chica Chica Boom Chic
13. Arca De Noé
14. A Week-End In Havana
15. Rebola A Bola
16. When I Love, I Love
17. Ella Diz Que Tem
18. Não Te Dou A Chupeta
19. Manuelo
20. Chattanooga Choo-Choo
21. O Passo Du Kanguru
22. Boneca De Pixe
23. Upa, Upa!
24. Tico-Tico No Fuba

With The Andrews Sisters:
25. Quanto Le Gusta
26. The Matador
27. I See, I See
28. The Wedding Samba

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