...continuing the Brazil week...

Lots of interest in the Jorge Ben collection, so here is some extra material from various artists who have covered the man himself.

Jorge Ben

First up is the one you know from that Nike advert – which is a cover by Tamba Trio:

» Tamba Trio – Mas Que Nada

Tamba Trio on MySpace

Next one is Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66:

» Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Mais Que Nada

…plus the 2006 re-recording with the Black Eyed Peas:

» Sergio Mendes/Black Eyed Peas – Mas Que Nada

Wikipedia entry

There are lots of other cover versions but these are enough, let’s not talk about the rest.

I haven’t posted the Jorge Ben original, but here is a cover version which made it onto the France ’98 soundtrack CD:

» Daniela Mercury – Pais Tropical

Finally for now here are two examples…

…on how to take a great song and completely ruin it:

» Soulfly – Umbabaruma

…and how to pay a huge compliment to the original:

» Marijohn & The Jacks – Fio Maravilha

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