A. Elis Regina - Ye Me Le / AA. Senay - En Büyük Şansın Yaşıyor Olman
Brazil 45, number 47
‘Ye Mele’ double sider, featuring Elis’ version and an incredible Turkish cover by the wonderful Şenay. Luiz Carlos Vinhas ‘Le Mele’ is an all time favourite of ours, and these versions take it in brilliant new directions.
Elis’ starts in a similar vein to LCV, building with huge vocals and soaring synths, before dropping into a latin-esque section. Appeared on 7” in 1968 on Philips Brazil, not easy to find.
Şenays psychedelic soul version is a B-side from a rare Turkish 7” released in 1972. Her classic 1980 LP Honki Ponki has just been re-issued too, which is equally as great.