Mina Anna Mazzini
Profile of the performer Mina (3):
Italian pop singer.
Born 25 March 1940 in Busto Arsizio. Mother of Benedetta Mazzini.
She performed in Italian TV variety shows from 1959 to late 1970s. She has dominanted the Italian charts over decades, scoring 70 singles. She has recorded over 1000 songs, 110 albums, sold 76 million records, and she is the only artist to land an album at the 1st position of the Italian chart in each decade since the 1960s. She gave up public appearances in 1978, but has continued to release albums on a yearly basis.
Her first TV appearances in 1959 presented her as the first Italian female rocker. Her way of singing and visualizing the beat with her body earned her the nicknames “Tiger of Cremona” and “Queen of Screamers”. Mina introduced her new sensual maner with the song “Il cielo in una stanza”, which was turned to a Billboard Hot 100 hit. The main theme of her songs was dramatic interpretation of distressing love stories. She combined the classic Italian melody with soul music, particularly with the songs “Se stasera sono qui”, “Deborah” (1968), and her cooperation with Lucio Battisti in 1969 and 1970. She blended modern styles with Italian music, particularly bossa nova with “Sacumdì sacumdà” (1968), and nuevo tango in her cooperation with Ástor Piazzolla in 1972. Composers working for Radiotelevisione Italiana wrote songs with large vocal range and transitions of tonality to demonstrate her singing skills, particularly Bruno Canfora’s “Brava” (1965) and Ennio Morricone’s pseudo-serial “Se telefonando” (1966). Pieces of music were exclusively composed and re-scored for Mina accompanied by all-star orchestras of the TV variety series Studio Uno, Canzonissima, Teatro 10 and concerts at the Auditorio A of Naples and La Bussola nightclub of Marina di Pietrasanta. “Mina alla Bussola dal vivo” was the first live album in the history of Italian music. Her albums “Studio Uno” (1965), “Bugiardo più che mai… più incosciente che mai…” (1969), and “Mina Celentano” (1998) were the biggest sellers of their respective year in Italy. Mina’s song “Grande grande grande” was carried to Billboard Hot 100 by Shirley Bassey, and Mina’s duet with Alberto Lupo “Parole parole” turned into a French hit by Dalida and Alain Delon. In 1963, Mina was banned from performing on all public Italian television and radio channels. The reason was her refusal to hide her pregnancy and relationship with a married actor. Mina’s love affair represented the emancipation of women, which did not accord with the dominant catholic and bourgeois morals. Her record sales remained unaffected and the audience forced Radiotelevisione Italiana to lift the ban. The Italian broadcasting service continued to prohibit some of her songs which were forthright in dealing with subjects such as religion (“Sacumdì Sacumdà”), smoking (“Ta-ra-ta-ta”) or sex (“La canzone di Marinella” and “L’importante è finire”). To the ‘bad girl’ image, Mina added her sexy appeal and the cool act, including public smoking, dyed blond hair and shaved eyebrows.
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|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label of release|
|2||Uiallalla Vol. 1/2||19||mp3||1989||PDU|
|3||España Mi Amor||14||mp3||1992||Fonit Cetra|
|5||... Del Mio Meglio N.3||12||mp3||1975||PDU|
|6||Heißer Sand / Ein Treuer Mann||2||mp3||1962||Polydor|
|7||Fiesta Brasiliana / Tabu||2||mp3||1962||Polydor|
|11||Mina Alla Bussola Dal Vivo||10||mp3||2001||PDU|
|12||Kyrie Vol. 2||8||mp3||2001||PDU|
|13||Mina Canta I Beatles||11||mp3||1993||PDU|
|19||Mina Canta O Brasil||11||mp3||2001|
|20||Rane Supreme Vol. 2||10||mp3||1987||PDU|
|21||Ormai / Giorni||2||mp3||1977||PDU|
|23||L'Importante È Finire||2||mp3||1975||PDU|
|28||Mina Canta I Beatles||11||mp3||1993||PDU|
|29||砂にきえた涙 (日本語盤) / 砂にきえた涙 (イタリー語盤) Un Buco Nella Sabbia||2||mp3||1965-01-00||Fontana|
|30||別離（わかれ） (日本語盤) / 別離（わかれ） (イタリー語盤) Un Anno D'Amore||2||mp3||1965-08-00||Fontana|
|31||Comincia Tu (Disco Mix) / Brigitte Bardot||2||mp3||1984||PDU|
|32||Mina Canta En Español||4||mp3||1961||Discophon|
|33||Mina Alla Bussola Dal Vivo||10||mp3||1968-05-02||PDU|
|34||Le Canzoni Più Belle - N° 72||2||mp3||1974-07-19||Fratelli Fabbri Editori|
|35||Mina Celentano||10||mp3||1998||RTI Music|
|36||Tua / Nessuno||2||mp3||1959||Italdisc|
|37||È Vero / Perdoniamoci||2||mp3||1960||Italdisc|
|38||Mina Celentano (Buon Natale)||12||mp3||1998||RTI Music|
|40||I Discorsi / La Canzone Di Marinella||2||mp3||1968-02-01||PDU|