Bossa Supernova: Brilliant 1960's Album Covers

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When A&M Records released Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66, the jazzy samba sub-genre bossa nova flooded mainstream culture immediately, leaving dashes of its Rio-born flavor everywhere from the White House to the World Expo in Osaka, Japan.

Though Mendes reigned responsible for the funk-infused sound, which spurred the group’s success, I’m more intrigued by the band’s stylish female vocalists Lani Hall and Janis Hansen. Their striking attire and confidently stylish stances seem to slice straight through the fronts of these album covers. Amidst heavily saturated hues, technicolor television typefaces, and hints of ’6os Brazilian beach culture, Hall and Hansen appear as queens among their princes’ portraits.

I encourage you to absorb their collective aura as if its your very own mod mantra–style this intriguing deserves much admiration, in the name of both fashion and music.

Laura Vrcek

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5 Responses to Bossa Supernova: Brilliant 1960's Album Covers

  1. Carissa 08/10/2011 at 10:39 am #

    Love this! Currently listening to them on Rdio. <3

  2. Cindy (ModCloth) 08/10/2011 at 10:46 am #

    I collected these albums for awhile. They’re both fun to listen to and gorgeous to look at! This one is my favorite: http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/M/mendes.jpg

    • Laura 08/10/2011 at 11:45 am #

      That cover is amazing! We may need to have a drool-over-album covers evening. :)

  3. Linzy 08/10/2011 at 11:37 am #

    I love these covers! I actually collect antique vinyl, but I usually try and find ballet records. I’ll definitely have to give them a listen.

    Little Acorns
    http://acresoflittleacorns.blogspot.com

  4. Victoria / Justice Pirate 08/10/2011 at 12:36 pm #

    Funny thing. . .I own all of them (or at least one of my parents did and so therefore I have them now).

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