So Danco Samba (Jazz N Samba)
Label: Concord Records
The height of mid-1960s good living, this one's in the running for the best album that Mendes and crew ever cut. His subsequent releases would often have less of a bossa nova feel, but here his heart's still keeping a perfect Brazilian beat. The album was more than just a big hit: it became the soundtrack for suburbanites entering the sexual revolution.