Jorge Ben Sacundin Ben Samba
He was given the nickname "Babulina" after his enthusiastic pronunciation of rockabilly singer Ronnie Self 's song "Bop-A-Lena". Was introduced to Tim Maia by Erasmo Carlos. One week later, Jorge Ben's first single Jorge Ben Sacundin Ben Samba released. The hybrid rhythms that Jorge employed brought him some problems at the start of his career, when Brazilian music was Jorge Ben Sacundin Ben Samba between the rockier sounds of the Jovem Guarda and traditional samba with its complex lyrics.
However, as that phase in Brazilian pop music history passed and bossa nova became better known throughout the world, Ben rose to prominence. Jorge Ben's John Dankworth Modesty Blaise public appearances were in small festivals organised by his friends, where bossa nova and rock and roll predominated.
The aforementioned song, "Mas Que Nada", was his first big hit in Brazil, Jorge Ben Sacundin Ben Samba remains to this day the most played song in the United States sung Jorge Ben Sacundin Ben Samba in Portuguese. The song has also been reinterpreted by jazz luminaries such as Ella FitzgeraldOscar PetersonDizzy Gillespie and Al Jarreau ; as well as other samba artists of the time, such as Elza Soares.
His musical work has been vastly sampled by music producers and DJs, and covered by many bands in a variety of genres such as heavy metaldiscorockreggaejazzdrum and basshouse music and more. Ben's debut album Samba Esquema Novo was met with great acclaim from fans, and encouraged Philips to capitalize on the success with immediate follow-up albums.
The label pressured Ben to hastily record songs imitative of his debut, along with cover songsresulting in the three albums within the span of 18 months and a strain on the singer's relationship with Philips. He left the label after his album Big Ben.
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