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Lani Hall (born Nov 6, 1948 in Chicago) is an American singer) November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ...


Lani Hall first came to be known to the public at large when she joined the second Brasil project of Bossa Nova master Sergio Mendes, Brasil '66. Unlike the previous incarnation, Brasil '66 was an instant success --- making a significant impact on the charts with its first single, a version of the Brazilian song Mais Que Nada. Much of the song's appeal was due to the distinctive, multi-tracked vocals of Hall. A series of popular interpretations followed, including their take on The Beatles' Fool on the Hill and Burt Bacharach's The Look of Love. The band frequently toured alongside A&M labelmates (and label founder) Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, no doubt providing plenty of opportunity for Hall and Herb Alpert to get acquainted; she would leave Brasil '66 in 1971, but marry Alpert in 1973. Sergio Mendes . ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


With her husband assuming production and arranging duties, Hall subsequently embarked on a solo career, beginning with 1972's Sun Down Lady and following up with Hello It's Me in 1975. A new album would appear nearly every year until 1985's Es Facil Amar, for which Hall would be awarded a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Performance. Her albums maintained their popularity primarily in the Latin market, but some mainstream presence was kept, particularly with her contribution of the title song to the James Bond film Never Say Never Again in 1983. The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952. ... Never Say Never Again is an unofficial James Bond film and remake of the 1965 film Thunderball. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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G21 POWERSSOUND - The Wonderful Lani Hall (1016 words)
Thirty-three years ago, Lani Hall began a spectacular run as lead singer with the immensely popular Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66.
Hall, who's married to trumpet magician Herb Alpert of Tijuana Jazz fame, possesses one of those rare voices.
Hall does a simply great job on the familiar "Mas Que Nada," in a more reserved rhythm than previous versions.
Brazil - Brazzil - Ivan Lins, Marlui Miranda, Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil, Joao Gilberto - July 1998 - Press ... (4692 words)
Lani Hall first discovered her deep love for the exotic, indigenous rhythms and lilting melodies of Brazilian Music in the late 60s and early 70s when she was lead singer with Sergio Mendes and Brazil ’66.
Hall paints the well known "Mas Que Nada" into an exotic blend whose landscape is intensified by her primitive/sacred interpretation, jungle percussion, moody orchestral underscoring and the relentless heartbeat of the track’s primitive drum.
Lani was 19 years old, singing in an Old Town club on Wells Street in her native Chicago when Sergio Mendes heard her and asked her to join his newly formed Brazil ’66 ensemble.
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