As you all know, I too have a love affair with Brazil. My mom is Brazilian and I can see myself living there at one point of my life. I think it's a DNA thing, something you cannot explain. But this feeling of belonging, made Ritchie stay and re-invent himself. This all happened in the 70s. And in the early 80s, Ritchie achieved stardom, selling hundreds of thousands of albums, his tunes playing everywhere.
"Menina Veneno" is a great song. One of his first hits too!
Watch him cover "Mercy Street":
Ritchie just celebrated his 60th birthday and also released a new album Ritchie 60. Unlike his other albums, he actually sings in English and it's a cover cd. He brilliantly chose great songs, all from the 60s.
When I first listened to this cd, I was amazed by the great choice of songs. And his interpretation is sometimes better that the original. So, even if you don't know who Ritchie is, you should follow my advice and check him out here. I think my favorite cover is Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell. I hope Ritchie posts a video soon.
Listen to "Don't let the sun catch you crying":
Didn't I tell you he was awesome?