sabato 26 febbraio 2011

Mina «Stessa Spiaggia Stesso Mare» [1963]

While being the most popular italian singer of her time, in 1963 Mina was banned from Italian TV and radio because her pregnancy and relationship with a married actor did not accord with the dominant catholic and bourgeois morals. Moreover, Mina's cool act combined sex appeal with public smoking, dyed blond hair, and shaved eyebrows to create an ambiguous "bad girl" image.

Despite ostracism, the second half of the sixties gave her bigger international success and prime-time TV rehabilitation. In 1978 Mina gave up public appearances, suddenly hiding herself in a cloak of mistery. The most versatile pop singer in Italian music continues to release popular albums on a yearly basis to the present day.

In her ealry classics, such as this out-of-print record reissued by Raro!Records in 1998, she combines classic Italian pop with elements of beat, swing, R&B and latin american music.

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