August 17 of 1960 is often referred to as the birthday of The Beatles because they played their first show in Hamburg where their career kicked off. As everywhere in the world, the Fab Four were big in Brazil and a lot of bands appeared that simply covered their songs and that of other groups of that time. They often translated the lyrics into portuguese and the most curious are maybe The Brazilian Beatles, see video below. To celebrate the 50th anniversary I selected and mixed some rather reinterpretations than mere cover versions by Brazilian artists.
01. Bem Bolado – With A Little Help From My Friends
02. Os Sambeatles – All My Loving
03. Zumba Cinco – A Hard Day’s Night
04. Manfredo Fest – Something
05. Bossa Rio – Eleanor Rigby
06. Vox Populi – Here, There And Everywhere
07. Wilson Das Neves – Come Together
08. Formiga E Sua Orchestra – Hey Jude
09. Rogério Duprat & Os Mutantes – Lady Madonna
10. Rita Lee – And I Love Him
11. Elis Regina – Golden Slumbers
12. Milton Nascimento – Norwegian Wood
Don’t miss to check João Brasil’s great Funk Carioca Mashups “Let It Baile”.
Many thanks to Robin from Filet Mignon for the realization of the cover!