A. Elis Regina - Ye Mele
AA. Senay - En Büyük Sansin Yasiyor Olman
'Ye Mele' double sider, featuring Elis' version and an incredible Turkish cover by the wonderful Senay. Luiz Carlos Vinhas 'Le Mele' is an all time favourite of ours, and these versions take it in brilliant new directions.
Elis' starts in a similar vein to LCV, building with huge vocals and soaring synths, before dropping into a latin-esque section. Appeared on 7" in 1968 on Philips Brazil, not easy to find.
Senays psychedelic soul version is a B-side from a rare Turkish 7" released in 1972. Her classic 1980 LP Honki Ponki has just been re-issued too, which is equally as great.
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/mrbongo/sets/brazil-45-47-elis-regina-ye-mele-senay-en-buyuk-sansin-yasiyor-olman/s-SVPt3 Available from 20.05.2016