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Mina Anna Mazzini

Also known as ミーナ, Baby Gate, Мина, Mina, Mina (Baby Gate), Mina E
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.minamazzini.com/, http://www.myspace.com/tigredicremona, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mina_(singer), http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discografia_di_Mina

Discography of Mina (3):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Conversazione 2 Audio 1967-04-00 Rifi
2 Uiallalla Vol. 1/2 19 Audio 1989 PDU
3 España Mi Amor 14 Audio 1992 Fonit Cetra
4 La Mina 10 Audio 1975 PDU
5 ... Del Mio Meglio N.3 12 Audio 1975 PDU
6 Heißer Sand / Ein Treuer Mann 2 Audio 1962 Polydor
7 Fiesta Brasiliana / Tabu 2 Audio 1962 Polydor
8 Sorelle Lumiere 20 Audio 1992 PDU
9 Caterpillar 19 Audio 1991 PDU
10 Colección Latina 18 Audio 2001 EMI
11 Mina Alla Bussola Dal Vivo 10 Audio 2001 PDU
12 Kyrie Vol. 2 8 Audio 2001 PDU
13 Mina Canta I Beatles 11 Audio 1993 PDU
14 Olio 10 Audio 1999 PDU
15 Bula Bula 12 Audio 2005 PDU
16 Cremona 10 Audio 1996 PDU
17 Mina 12 Audio 1971 PDU
18 Baby Gate 11 Audio 2001
19 Mina Canta O Brasil 11 Audio 2001
20 Rane Supreme Vol. 2 10 Audio 1987 PDU
21 Ormai / Giorni 2 Audio 1977 PDU
22 La Banda 2 Audio 1967-05-00
23 L'Importante È Finire 2 Audio 1975 PDU
24 Mina 14 Audio 1992 Perfil
25 Todavía 14 Audio 2007 PDU
26 N° 0 10 Audio 1999 PDU
27 Insieme 2 Audio 1970 PDU
28 Mina Canta I Beatles 11 Audio 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 Audio 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 Audio 1965-08-00 Fontana
31 Comincia Tu (Disco Mix) / Brigitte Bardot 2 Audio 1984 PDU
32 Mina Canta En Español 4 Audio 1961 Discophon
33 Mina Alla Bussola Dal Vivo 10 Audio 1968-05-02 PDU
34 Le Canzoni Più Belle - N° 72 2 Audio 1974-07-19 Fratelli Fabbri Editori
35 Mina Celentano 10 Audio 1998 RTI Music
36 Tua / Nessuno 2 Audio 1959 Italdisc
37 È Vero / Perdoniamoci 2 Audio 1960 Italdisc
38 Mina Celentano (Buon Natale) 12 Audio 1998 RTI Music
39 Lochness 20 Audio 1993 PDU
40 I Discorsi / La Canzone Di Marinella 2 Audio 1968-02-01 PDU
41 Baby Gate 11 Audio 1974 PDU
42 Canarino Mannaro 21 Audio 1994 PDU
43 Altro 10 Audio 2001
44 Rane Supreme 18 Audio 1987-10-17 PDU
45 No Arms Can Ever Hold You / I Won't Cry Anymore 2 Audio Regalia
46 Catene 20 Audio 1984 PDU
47 Salomè Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 18 Audio 1981 PDU
48 Ridi Pagliaccio 21 Audio 1988-10-20 PDU
49 Finalmente Ho Conosciuto Il Conte Dracula... 19 Audio 1985 PDU
50 Italiana Vol. 1 9 Audio 1982 PDU


Italian pop singer.

Born 25 March 1940 in Busto Arsizio. Mother of [a=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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