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Mina - Brava (1965) !!BETTER!!

Mina Anna Mazzini OMRI (born 25 March 1940), Mina Anna Quaini (for the Swiss civil registry), known as Mina Mazzini or simply Mina, is an Italian singer. She was a staple of television variety shows and a dominant figure in Italian pop music from the 1960s to the mid-1970s, known for her three-octave vocal range, the agility of her soprano voice, and her image as an emancipated woman.

Mina - Brava (1965)

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In performance, Mina combined several modern styles with traditional Italian melodies and swing music, which made her the most versatile pop singer in Italian music. Mina dominated the country's charts for 15 years and reached an unsurpassed level of popularity. She has scored 79 albums and 71 singles on the Italian charts.

Mina was banned from TV and radio in 1963 because her pregnancy and relationship with a married actor did not accord with the dominant Catholic and bourgeois morals. After the ban, the public broadcasting service RAI tried to continue to prohibit her songs, which were forthright in dealing with subjects such as religion, smoking and sex. Mina's cool act combined sex appeal with public smoking, dyed blonde hair, and shaved eyebrows to create a "bad girl" image.

Mina's voice has distinctive timbre and great power. Her main themes are anguished love stories performed in high dramatic tones. The singer combined classic Italian pop with elements of blues, R&B and soul music during the late 1960s, especially when she worked in collaboration with the singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti. Top Italian songwriters created material with large vocal ranges and unusual chord progressions to showcase her singing skills, particularly "Brava" by Bruno Canfora (1965) and the pseudo-serial "Se telefonando" by Ennio Morricone (1966). The latter song was covered by several performers abroad. Shirley Bassey carried Mina's ballad "Grande grande grande" to charts in the U.S., UK, and other English-speaking countries in 1973. Mina's easy listening duet "Parole parole" was turned into a worldwide hit by Dalida and Alain Delon in 1974. Mina gave up public appearances in 1978 but has continued to release popular albums and musical projects on a yearly basis to the present day.

Mina Anna Maria Mazzini,[3] OMRI (25 Mairch 1940-), kent as Mina, is ane o the maist successfu Italian sangsters o aw time. She wis a staple o Italian televeesion variety shows[4] an a dominant figur in Italian pop muisic frae the mid-1960s tae mid-1970s,[5] kent for her three-octave vocal range,[6] the agility o her soprano vyce,[6] an her image as an emancipatit wumman.[7]

In performance, Mina combined several modren styles wi tradeetional Italian melodies an swing muisic, which made her the maist versatile pop sangster in Italian muisic.[4] Mina dominatit the Italian charts for fifteen years and reached an unsurpassed level o popularity in Italy.[5] She haes scored 77 albums an 71 singles on the Italian chairts.[8][9]

Mina wis banned frae Italian TV an radio in 1963 acause her pregnancy an relationship wi a marriet actor did no accord wi the dominant Catholic an bourgeois morals.[14] Efter the ban, the Italian broadcastin service RAI tree'd tae continue tae prohibit her sangs, which wur fortricht in dealin wi subjects sic as releegion, smokin an sex.[14] Mina's ceul act combined sex appeal wi public smokin, dyed blond hair, an shavit eyebrous tae creaut a "bad girl" image.[10]

Mina's vyce haes distinctive timbre an great pouer.[15][16] Her main themes are anguisht luve stories performit in heich dramatic tones. The sangster combined classic Italian pop wi elements o blues, R&B an soul muisic durin the late 1960s,[17] especially when she wirkit in collaboration wi componer Lucio Battisti. Top Italian sangwriters creatit material wi lairge vocal ranges an unuisual chord progressions tae showcase her singin skills, pairticularly "Brava" bi Bruno Canfora (1965) an the pseudo-serial "Se telefonando" bi Ennio Morricone (1966). The latter sang wis covered bi several performers abroad. Shirley Bassey carriet Mina's ballad "Grande grande grande" tae chairts in the U.S., U.K., an ither Inglis-speakin kintras in 1973. Mina's easy listenin duet "Parole parole" wis turned intae a warldwide hit bi Dalida an Alain Delon in 1974. Mina gae up public appearances in 1978 an haes continued tae release popular albums on a yearly basis tae the present day. 041b061a72


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