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She was a staple of television A Solemn Melody - William Harrison Barnes - Presents A Program Of Music From His Home In Evanston, I shows  and a dominant figure in Italian pop music from the s to the mids,  known for her three- octave vocal range the agility of her soprano voice,  and her image as an emancipated woman.
In performance, Mina combined several modern styles with traditional Italian melodies and swing musicwhich made her the most versatile pop singer in Italian music. She has scored 79 albums and 71 singles on the Italian charts. Mina's TV appearances in were the first for a female rock and roll singer in Italy. Her loud syncopated singing earned her the nickname "Queen of Screamers".
When she turned to light pop tunesMina's chart-toppers in West Germany in and Japan in earned her the title of the best international artist in these countries. Mina was banned from TV and radio in because her pregnancy and relationship with a married actor did not accord with the dominant Catholic and bourgeois morals.
Mina's voice has distinctive timbre and great power. Top Italian songwriters created material with large vocal ranges and unusual chord progressions to showcase her singing skills, particularly "Brava" by Bruno Canfora and the pseudo- serial "Se telefonando" by Ennio Morricone The latter song was covered by several performers abroad.
Shirley Bassey carried Mina's ballad " Grande grande grande " to charts in the U. Mina's easy listening duet " Parole Moon B252 - Various - Listening Pearls Series (Box One) " was turned into a worldwide hit by Dalida and Alain Delon in Vorrei Che Fosse Amore - Mina - La Voz De.
Mina Mina gave up public appearances in but has continued to release popular albums and musical projects on a yearly basis to the present day. She listened to American rock and roll and jazz records and was a frequent visitor at the Santa Tecla and the Taverna Messicana clubs of Milan, both known for promoting rock and roll.
While on summer holiday in Versilia on 8 AugustMazzini gave an improvised performance of the song "Un'anima tra le mani" to amuse her family after a concert at the La Bussola night club.
In September, she started her solo career with the backing of the band Happy Boys. Less than a month after the breakup with her previous band, Mina co-founded a new group called Solitari, which consisted of a singer, a saxophonist, a pianist, a contrabassist, and a guitarist. Her first hit with the band featured Mina performed an extra-loud, syncopated version of the popular song " Nessuno " "Nobody"which she performed at the first rock festival in the Milan Ice Palace in February The starlet signed with Elio Gigante, an experienced artist manager.
In the following years, he organized her performances in the grand ballrooms of Italy. In lateMatalon had her drop the name Baby Gate in favour of Mina. InMina made her Festival della canzone italiana in Sanremo debut with two songs. She turned to slow emotional love songs for the first time. Video performances of the song were included in the musicarellos Io bacio At the Sanremo song festival, Mina performed two songs. As her songs and movies were already popular abroad, Mina started to tour Spain and Japan,  and performed on Venezuelan TV in Meanwhile, her version of the mambo rhythm " Moliendo Cafe " and the surf pop "Renato" peaked at 1 and 4 respectively on the Italian charts.
In Mina's TV and radio career was interrupted by RAIthe Italian public broadcasting service, as she refused to cover up her relationship and resulting pregnancy with the married actor Corrado Pani. Mina's record sales were unaffected and due to public demand, RAI ended the ban.
A reminder of her previous adolescent image, her single "Suna ni kieta namida" "Tears Disappear in the Sand"sung in Japanese, peaked at 1 on Collect My Love - The Knocks - 55 Japanese singles chart and earned Mina the title of Best International Artist in Japan. The first Vorrei Che Fosse Amore - Mina - La Voz De.
Mina of the Studio Uno live Saturday night series showcased Mina's new blond look with shaved eyebrows. Her recordings of included the scatting performance of "Spirale Waltz", the theme song for the film The 10th Victim. Morricone started to repeat a short musical theme of just three notes by his term a micro-cell  on an upright piano. He had copied the snippet of melody from the siren of a police car in Marseilles.
After a few bars Mina grabbed the lyrics sheet and started to sing as if she had known the tune before. Composed in this way, "Se telefonando" is a pop song with eight transitions of tonality that builds tension throughout the chorus. The single peaked at 7 on the Italian chart and was 53rd in the annual list of sales. The album Studio Uno 66 featured the song as one of the standout tracks along with "Ta-ra-ta-ta" and "Una casa in cima al mondo". It was the fifth biggest selling album of the year in Italy.
She founded the independent record label Vorrei Che Fosse Amore - Mina - La Voz De. Mina in collaboration with her father. The first record issued under the label was Dedicato a mio padre Dedicated to My Father.
The lyrics talk about the manic attention of the press Vorrei Che Fosse Amore - Mina - La Voz De. Mina an artist's private life. She celebrated the 10th anniversary of her career with a concert at La Bussola, backed by the Orchestra Augusto Martelli.
Canzonissima was a Saturday night prime time variety show that aired on Rai Uno from September to January The song was I Will Try - Domingo (15) - Domingo EP as part of a musical fantasy, back to back with "Quelli che hanno un cuore", her intense version of " Anyone Who Had a Heart ".
After a break of three months, Mina returned and recorded the Vorrei Che Fosse Amore - Mina - La Voz De. Mina "Non credere" "Disbelieve"composed by Luigi Clausetti and Pietro Soffici, with lyrics by Mogolin April.
One of the first introductions of the new repertoire was the Senza Rete live televised concert from the Auditorio A in Naples on 20 January The material provided by Mogol-Battisti was the core for five albums. Among them, Del mio meglio My Best Mina was the biggest seller of The latter two albums were recorded during a break from live performances to give birth to her daughter Benedetta.
Mina's comeback took place at RAI's variety series Teatro 10 in spring One of the highlights of the series was a selection of Battisti's songs performed in duet with the composer. The successes encouraged Enrico Riccardi to copy Battisti's style in Riccardi's composition "Fiume azzurro", which earned another place in the top of annual record sales in Italy.
The song is an easy listening dialogue between Mina's singing and Lupo's declamation. The lyrics' theme are hollow words. These intertwine the lady's lamentation of the end of love and the lies she has to hear with the male protagonist's recitation. In the dialog she scoffs at the compliments he gives her, calling them parole — just words.
The single was released in April and topped the Italian charts. It was covered by numerous Italian and French duets. Mina said she would be retiring from public appearances after an exclusive concert at the La Bussola Club on 16 September. Thousands of people turned up at the nightclub's doorstep. Mina lost her husband Virgilio Crocco in a car accident in She continued her career with the top Italian chart hits "E poi She recorded the theme song "Fa presto, fa piano" "Works Quickly, Works Quietly" for the film La sculacciataissued in Mina's last live TV appearance was the final episode of the Milleluci series on 16 March Her last appearance on TV was her performance of "Ancora ancora ancora".
The video was the final number of the "Mille The Journey To The Heavside Layer - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cats una luce" show on 1 July Mina gave her last public performance on 23 August at the Bussoladomani theatre.
It was recorded and issued as Mina Live ' Mina continued to release albums on a yearly basis with her son Massimiliano Pani as the producer. Between andshe published a double album each year. From the mids, the design of the album covers was trusted to Balletti alone. A large part of her work has consisted of covering well-known Vorrei Che Fosse Amore - Mina - La Voz De.
Mina she has dedicated tribute albums to The BeatlesFrank SinatraRenato ZeroDomenico ModugnoLucio BattistiEnzo Jannaccithe Neapolitan songand sacred music.
Starting inall of her records included the jazzy piano playing of Danilo Rea. After leaving the stage, her greatest chart successes have been duets. In"Questione di feeling", a duet with Riccardo Cocciantewas the 13th biggest-selling single of the Joan Sutherland - Coloratura Spectacular / Death-Defying Soprano Arias / Die Entführung Aus Dem Sera in Italy and became an evergreen as a hit song is called in Europe.
The duet album Mina Celentanorecorded with Adriano Celentanowas the biggest-selling album of in Italy. The break in Mina's TV appearances lasted untilwhen she released footage of her recording sessions.
The videos were broadcast over the Wind internet site on 30 March. This resulted in millions of visits to the site on that night, and additional millions on following days. After that event, Mina's singles started to chart in Italy again. The track "Succhiando l'uva" The Predator - Ayah Marar - The Real, written for her by Zuccheropeaked at 3 on the chart.
Mina's cover of "Don't call me baby Can't take my eyes off you " reached 4 in Italy. The single "Alibi" reached 6 in Italy.
In recent years, Mina has been writing a weekly column on the front page of La Stampa from until and a page in the Italian edition of the magazine Vanity Fairwhere she answered fan letters from Sin Caballo y En Montiel - Atahualpa Yupanqui - 1962-1965 Mina continues to publish gold selling albums to the present.
She alternates pop albums with jazz-arranged projects and other styles, and keeps surprising with new musical collaborations. Meanwhile, her voice and songs are omnipresent in radio and TV commercials, theme tune of sports programs, talent shows where they sing classicstribute shows, new covers, and even as samples in the recordings of other artists for example rapper Mondo Marcio.
Although not appearing live, she opened and closed the national Sanremo festival with her version of the Puccini opera aria " Nessun dorma ". Her voice was also present, singing a cover in video's by main sponsor TIM, at the Festival editions of and In there was quite hype about a second album of Mina and Celentano together: Le Migliori.
It became the best selling album of the year in Italy. Mina is a soprano with great agility  and a range of three octaves. Caught up in the wave of rock and roll sweeping across Italy inMina listened to American records  and was a frequent visitor at the Derby Club the Santa Tecla, and the Taverna Messicana clubs of Milan, which promoted rock and roll music.
In Mina's first TV appearances she further broke with tradition by shaking her head, hands, and hips to the rhythm. TV host Mario Riva named her one of the urlatori screamers  for her distinctive timbre and power.
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