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Offline skunkyfunk

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What made Sitti so popular?
« on: October 26, 2006, 12:50:37 PM »
To be dubbed "Queen of Bossa" is something to be taken seriously.  Her success in the business is so phenomanal that most clueless listeners get turned on to Bossa Nova even though there are people in the business who are far more entitled to being the title Sitti is getting.

There is an ongoing quarrel at the pinoyjazz Yahoo mailing list so I just wanted to know how you guys think.  I thnk I like Nyco Maca much better.




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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 01:18:20 PM »
Sitti? Ha! No way. For me Flora Purim and Astrud Gilberto are the meter stick to which a bossa nova singer must be measured. IMO.
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 01:52:50 PM »
To be dubbed "Queen of Bossa" is something to be taken seriously.  Her success in the business is so phenomanal that most clueless listeners get turned on to Bossa Nova even though there are people in the business who are far more entitled to being the title Sitti is getting.

There is an ongoing quarrel at the pinoyjazz Yahoo mailing list so I just wanted to know how you guys think.  I thnk I like Nyco Maca much better.


mas magaling kasi yung pagpromote kay Sitti compared to the others.

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 02:00:35 PM »
To be dubbed "Queen of Bossa" is something to be taken seriously.  Her success in the business is so phenomanal that most clueless listeners get turned on to Bossa Nova even though there are people in the business who are far more entitled to being the title Sitti is getting.

There is an ongoing quarrel at the pinoyjazz Yahoo mailing list so I just wanted to know how you guys think.  I thnk I like Nyco Maca much better.


mas magaling kasi yung pagpromote kay Sitti compared to the others.
  yep i agree, promo magaling! at least jazz is on the radio these days! :lol: :-D


Offline Deacon Blues

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 03:58:37 PM »
I think it's not so much the singer, but the songs ..

If you look at her album list, it's got a pretty good mix of easy-listening pop tunes that sound catchy, but haven't been enjoying airplay lately. So, there's that 'nostalgic' appeal.. And of course, add to that the 'bossa' touch ..

So, there's that feeling of: 'hey, I know that song, but it sounds different! Who is it?'

Not sure if it's a good comparison, but it could probably the same formula that propelled Nina's 'Live' album to the top of the charts not too long ago.

Bossa nova has definitely been around for a long time. So many unknowns who can probably do it ten times better have all but vanished into oblivion..
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 05:22:55 PM »
To be dubbed "Queen of Bossa" is something to be taken seriously.  Her success in the business is so phenomanal that most clueless listeners get turned on to Bossa Nova even though there are people in the business who are far more entitled to being the title Sitti is getting.

There is an ongoing quarrel at the pinoyjazz Yahoo mailing list so I just wanted to know how you guys think.  I thnk I like Nyco Maca much better.
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sitti s voice is so thin that it sounds like a cihip and dale anime voice but still in tuned, and her back up musicians are great, but the punch line is her beauty :mrgreen: hehehehe ganda ni sitti at seksi  kaya sikat
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 10:02:48 PM »
Bossa nova has definitely been around for a long time. So many unknowns who can probably do it ten times better have all but vanished into oblivion..

Yeah, and the marketing leverage really got her on the spot. Oh well, that's the Philippine Music Biz for you.  :-P
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 11:30:32 PM »
Well, yes, the marketing leverage definitely helped but ..

I do believe that its the songs themselves that 'sold' the album.

And in fairness to Sitti, she's also 'paid her dues' as a gigging musician. For quite some time, I do believe she was one of the regulars at the Stone House cafe/grill before she became a household name.

So, whatever success she's reaping now, she's definitely earned it well.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006, 08:27:53 AM »
Every musician must go through that rite of passage: seemingly endless gigs, etcetera.

I guess we have to give her that: She paid her dues somehow.

I know that it's already been mentioned but let me say that probably the reason why she's dubbed as such (Queen) is because she's the only one doing it. Regardless of whom comes next from then on it's undeniable that she's the first in this period of time.

So, I dub thee Queen Sitti.  :-D
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2006, 11:11:35 AM »
Hehe, diba si Agot Isidro din nakiki-bossa?  :lol:
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2006, 01:11:23 PM »
To be dubbed "Queen of Bossa" is something to be taken seriously.  Her success in the business is so phenomanal that most clueless listeners get turned on to Bossa Nova even though there are people in the business who are far more entitled to being the title Sitti is getting.

There is an ongoing quarrel at the pinoyjazz Yahoo mailing list so I just wanted to know how you guys think.  I thnk I like Nyco Maca much better.

Bket ngayon lang to lumabas... she will provide the entertainment in my upcoming wedding reception :-D

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2006, 08:49:37 AM »
To be dubbed "Queen of Bossa" is something to be taken seriously.  Her success in the business is so phenomanal that most clueless listeners get turned on to Bossa Nova even though there are people in the business who are far more entitled to being the title Sitti is getting.

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2006, 12:48:48 PM »

Well...
Sitti is popular with D'Masang Pipol because they sense that she's a beautiful human being. That's why they adore her.

That's why WE adore her.

c",)
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2006, 03:51:24 PM »
i sessioned on drums last monday for Fair Ground at Stone House...Sitti was there.  Took pics of her with my girlfriend.  She was very accommodating and friendly.  I told her I gave Ronna (gf) her album as an Anniv present last Aug. 29 and she really appreciated.

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2006, 10:57:42 PM »
Hi din po. =)

Well... if Sitti is currently "The Queen of Bossa", i'm her knight in shining armor. A knight in service of the queen. Guess that's been kinda obvious over on Pinoy Jazz.

I've always been very protective of friends, family and loved ones.

Sitti's one of the good guys/gals.

Love and peace to all.
c",)
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2006, 05:19:51 AM »
Hi din po. =)

Well... if Sitti is currently "The Queen of Bossa", i'm her knight in shining armor. A knight in service of the queen. Guess that's been kinda obvious over on Pinoy Jazz.

I've always been very protective of friends, family and loved ones.

Sitti's one of the good guys/gals.

Love and peace to all.
c",)

so i guess pde na kayo tawagin "sir" hehe!  :mrgreen: i will be bugging you pag sweldo ko aya  :-D

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2006, 02:49:44 PM »
Hahahahahahaha! =D

Sabagay....
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2006, 12:30:18 AM »
What ever happened to the Ugoy Ugoy band?

I loved Ugoy Ugoy but it must've been expensive keeping that band together because of all the players. In the meantime Lynn Sherman is trying to make it as a soloist. But of course Lynn wasn't what made the band truly special it was all those amazing horns.
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2006, 12:38:22 AM »
To be dubbed "Queen of Bossa" is something to be taken seriously.  Her success in the business is so phenomanal that most clueless listeners get turned on to Bossa Nova even though there are people in the business who are far more entitled to being the title Sitti is getting.

There is an ongoing quarrel at the pinoyjazz Yahoo mailing list so I just wanted to know how you guys think.  I thnk I like Nyco Maca much better.

So do I actually. But authenticity and soul isn't what necessarily sells to the masses - Sitti is light, sachharine, reasonably attractive, easy to digest, and the selection of familiar easy listening pop tunes set to a light samba beat sells a lot of coffee when they start playing it at Seattle's Best. Nyco Maca and Eileen of Guarana are closer to the real thing but maybe the fact that they can sing in Portugese and are backed by bitchin' brazillian percussion ensembles (cuicas, agogos, samba whistles, the whole ball of Uly Abante type wax) doesn't impress the average joe. But I know that Nyco Maca knocked me out the first time I heard her live.

Sitti is a packet of Equal. Nyco is a line of cocaine.

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2006, 11:27:00 AM »
Fair enough, Jim. :-)

To each his/her own. :-)
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2006, 02:54:19 PM »
i think ,us, pinoys just have this thing on dubbing anyone "queen of..", "king of...", "prince of..." or "....princess"

i don't know a lot of details about what "pure" bossa is...pero i like her album. gusto ko yung mabilis yung salita na parang latino hehehe

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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2006, 04:37:47 PM »
Fair enough, Jim. :-)

To each his/her own. :-)

Just like me not knowing how come some people look for a P15,000 wine when a P300 wine suits me fine..   
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2006, 11:31:54 AM »
Caught Sitti's Eastwood gig last night.

Pretty good performance. Nice moments of phrasing on Sitti's part. And she sang in tune the whole night. This despite being hella tired. (Ahhh... the price of fame... weariness)

She's grown quite a bit since making Cafe Bossa.

While most of these Sitti clones are just "some chicks" to me, Sitti herself ain't.

Don't know about you guys but to this dawg, she's ayt.

c",)
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Re: What made Sitti so popular?
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2006, 05:50:46 PM »
Caught Sitti's Eastwood gig last night.

Pretty good performance. Nice moments of phrasing on Sitti's part. And she sang in tune the whole night. This despite being hella tired. (Ahhh... the price of fame... weariness)

She's grown quite a bit since making Cafe Bossa.

While most of these Sitti clones are just "some chicks" to me, Sitti herself ain't.

Don't know about you guys but to this dawg, she's ayt.

c",)




sir OT lang po       Kailan gig nyo ni Mishka? kakamis na talaga at saan , yung second album sana may tagalog song na parang kay Sitti  :mrgreen: