Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - "For What It's Worth" (1970)


Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - "For What It's Worth" (Billboard #101, entered 8/29/70; easy listening #10). Written by Stephen Stills. Produced by Sergio Mendes and Herb Alpert. 45: "For What It's Worth"/"Viramundo" (A&M 1970). LP: Stillness (A&M 1970).

This sultry cover version of Buffalo Springfield's 1967 hit was the last chart appearance of Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 before they would update their name to Brasil '77. After a steady chart run through the late sixties and early seventies, they flirted with the Hot 100 only one more time with "Love Music" (1973) before dissolving in 1978. Under his own name, Mendes would later become an '80s wedding-ballad VIP with "Never Gonna Let You Go" (1983).

Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - "For What It's Worth"

See also: A KMPC Playlist circa 1971

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