Tito Madi was an important singer/composer in Brazilian music. He always delivered in the same style as the bossa nova singers would later, a colloquial and soft interpretation, but his repertoire was basically composed of sambas-canção. This CD compilation brings, with good sound quality, most of his biggest hits, including his interpretation for Jobim's "Corcovado" ("Quiet Nights"). Unforgivable is the omission of "Chove lá Fora," his biggest success, winning almost all prizes for best composer available in Brazil in 1957, and also being released in the U.S. as "It's Raining Outside" by Della Reese and the Platters (which sold more than a million copies of another album that contained two other Tito Madi compositions). But it's a worthwhile acquisition and a historic document for Brazilian music and bossa nova lovers.
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