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Born: Mina Anna Mazzini on Mar 25, 1940 in Busto Arsizio, Italy
Genres: International
Styles: Euro-Pop, Italian Pop, Adult Contemporary, Western European Traditions, Italian Music

The woman who would later be affectionately called La Tigre di Cremona (The Tiger from Cremona), Mina, one of the most popular and influential postwar Italian artists, was born in the province of Lombardy in 1940. Her first performance came in 1958 at a club called La Bussola, near Lucca, where Italdisc-Broadway producer David Matalon was impressed with the young singer and soon recorded four songs with her: two in English, "Be Bop a Lula" and "When," under the name Baby Gate; and two in Italian, "Non Partir" and "Malatia," as Mina. It was the latter name that she chose, and stuck with, for her debut album, Tintarella di Luna, which was released in 1960.

When an affair with married actor Corrado Pani produced a child in 1963, Mina was banned from Italian state TV, though she was allowed to perform a year later, and from that point on her career only blossomed. She continued to record dozens of albums, and thanks to her high visibility in the television commercials that began in Italy in the period after WWII and the economic boom that followed, she became one of the country's most famous stars. Although Mina decided to stop making live performances in 1974, she made an exception for a 1978 live album, recorded at La Bussola, to celebrate her 20-year career, and in 2001 she treated her fans to an online studio performance recorded during the sessions for her album Sconcerto. The following years saw the release of the three-disc The Platinum Collection, as well as other greatest-hits collections and numerous new recordings extending into the new millennium.

-Marisa Brown (All Music Guide)


Real Name: Mina Anna Mazzini
Profile: 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 "Sacumdi sacumda" (1968), and nuevo tango in her cooperation with A'stor 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 piu che mai… piu 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 ("Sacumdi Sacumda"), smoking ("Ta-ra-ta-ta") or sex ("La canzone di Marinella" and "L'importante e 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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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mina_%28singer%29 About from 'wikipedia'
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 Mina - 'Mina 25 Vol. 1' - 1983, EMI
 Mina - 'Mina 25 Vol. 2' - 1983, EMI

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