Joannie Sommers – Softly, the Brazilian Sound Japan white label promo LP with obi


A 1977 Japanese white label promotional copy of the 1965 LP Softly, the Brazilian Sound by Joanie Sommers, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of Softly, the Brazilian Sound by Joanie Sommers, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Softly, the Brazilian Sound is a 1977 Japanese promotional copy of an album that was originally released in 1964.

The cover is VG++, with trace corner and edge wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP that might be Joanie’s best.

Background: Released in 1964, Softly, the Brazilian Sound was the eighth album by Joanie Sommers, and her last LP for Warner Brothers before she moved to Columbia. gave Softly, the Brazilian Sound a 3 1/2 star review:

Sommers joins forces with Laurindo Almeida (guitarist/arranger) in a move that predates Frank Sinatra’s collaborative efforts with Antonio Carlos Jobim by several years. In actuality, the so-called “bossa nova” movement was one of the only trends to have any effect on the American pop scene during the mid-’60s — particularly when going up against British Invasion bands. …Unquestionably, Sommers’ downy intonations are at once hypnotic and seductive. “I Could Have Danced All Night” then counters with a happy-go-lucky visage that settles into one of the finest samba vibes on the platter. She offers the same unencumbered flair to the bluesy “You Can’t Go Home Again,” while the Johnny Mercer collaboration with Almeida on “Old Guitaron” allows Sommers to engage listeners with the warm, inviting intimacy that she was becoming known for.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in