Elektro-Dschungel ‎– Kebab und andere Träume

Elektro-Dschungel Kebab und andere Träume – Stadtjugendring Wiesbaden – SJR/BDP 001/300408 Germany 1987 Kebabträume & Liebe Gabi KEBAB TRÄUME is an exotic grooving and very soulful cover version of this New Wave classic. When you compare it with the original, or especially the later and colder 12″ version from 1982 […]

TELE MUSIC ‎– Maxi-Music (Volume 2) TM 3080

TELE MUSIC ‎– Maxi-Music (Volume 2)

Various ‎ Maxi-Music (Volume 2) – Tele Music ‎– TM 3080 France 1980   Probably one of the most interesting Library records from this label. Very useful. Especially in a DJ-context. Funk & Soul, Electronic, Disco, Latin & Brazil … great sounds in many different […]

Mikesch van Grümmer ‎– Barlach Zyklus

Mikesch van Grümmer ‎– Barlach Zyklus

Mikesch van Grümmer ‎ Barlach Zyklus – Timeless Records ‎– SJP 299 Netherlands 1988 Barlach Zyklus, Dutch-only 9-track debut album by the German pianist and composer MIKESCH VAN GRÜMMER. During the 1970s he delivers important impulses for the regional music-scene from Aachen, Germany and he […]

Bongi Makeba ‎– Blow On Wind

Bongi Makeba ‎ Blow On Wind – pläne ‎– 88234 Germany 1980 Blow On Wind Gorgeous African music release on the tiny German PLÄNE label by the South African singer and songwriter Bongi Makeba (Sibongile Angela Makeba). Yes, that’s Miriam Makeba’s daughter and this one […]

The Soul Explosion ‎– Soul Fire

The Soul Explosion ‎ Soul Fire – Center ‎– 17040 ST Germany 1968 Save Me, Save Me Written by Kenny Young, Scott English Deutscher Soul! Kinky, psychedelic Beat and Soul music made in Germany. SOUL FIRE, indeed a Soul Explosion and released on the German […]

Embryo ‎– Apo Calypso

Embryo Apo Calypso – April ‎– APRIL-RECORDS 000010 Germany 1977 Knast-Funk Very interesting Krautrock album, released  on April Records, full of musical diversity. My personal highlight is a funny, funky tune called KNAST-FUNK with groovy organ grinds. Tracklist A1 Break Into Pieces (4:42) A2 Endless […]

Frank Kojo ‎– Hidden Treasures

Frank Kojo ‎ Hidden Treasures – Tamale Sounds ‎– 1001 ST Germany 1981 Hidden Treasures Excellent album by the in Accra, Ghana born Frank Kojo. But there is not only African music to discover on this record. Reggae, Funk & Soul, Caribbean and Arabian affected […]

Kapingbdi ‎– Don’t Escape

Kapingbdi Don’t Escape ‎– Trikont ‎– US-0081, Trikont ‎– US-81 Germany 1981 AFRICAN MUSIK FROM LIBERIA Another African record that was released in Germany. This time with amazing music from Liberia. Good vibes between Spiritual Jazz, Afro Funk and some Soul. This third album by […]

Klaus Doldinger ‎– The Point

Klaus Doldinger The Point – WEA Musik GmbH ‎– 58 172 Germany 1983 Düsseldorfer Messen present: Klaus Doldinger THE POINT Original Soundtrack from the film THE POINT, directed by Ingo Loesch. Highly interesting repetitive electronic synthesizer Jazz and Ambient music with some dope beats by […]

Dave Pike Set ‎– Four Reasons

Dave Pike Set Four Reasons – MPS Records CRM 715 ‎– MPS 15253 Germany 1969 Four Reasons / Sitting On My Knees Sound sample of the actual offered copy in VG/VG condition. Another essential MPS album by the Dave Pike Set. Contains many good psychedelic […]

Mr. Circle ‎– Thi Nam

Mr. Circle Thi Nam – Stockfisch Records ‎– SF 8008 Germany 1981 Thi Nam Good vibes, Brazilian affected, Feel Good Music with the great and catchy voice of Monika Linges. But the hole album is really amazing. So much, so great music. Incredible musician line […]

Horst Böcking – Einblicke

HORST BÖCKING CHOR & ORCHESTER Einblicke – PETZ – E 81333 Germany 1980 A1 NORWEGIAN WOOD (Lennon/McCartney/Pfeifer) HORST BÖCKING CHOR & ORCHESTER   The Beatles song NORWEGIAN WOOD made it for two times on the album. The first version by bass and sitar player Johannes […]

Mavii ‎– Welt Am Abend

Mavii ‎ Welt Am Abend – 231084 Switzerland 1984 Bossa Nova – Nice “Bossa Nova” tune with German vocals on this great and obviously rare private press New Wave album by Mavii from Switzerland. Mavii B2 Zeichen auf der Stirn (4:12) Tracklist A1 Terroristen (4:58) […]

Leider keine Millionäre – Was zählt

Leider keine Millionäre Was zählt – Schallter ‎– 204 388 Austria 1982 Leider keine Millionäre – Wer Nicht Weggeht (1982) Some more great New Wave and Synth-Pop sounds from Wien (Vienna, Austria). Edek Bartz and Wolfgang Kos are the two humans behind the Word & […]

Plywood ‎– Plywood

Plywood ‎ Plywood – Rockport ‎– RO 004 Germany 1981 Long Distance Love Affair – Lovely local Rare Groove sound. Funky, soulful left-field Rock-music made in Jügesheim for the ROCKPORT RECORDS label from Offenbach am Main. Tracklist A1 Talking (2:42) A2 Reggae Hype (3:20) A3 […]

C.A.T. ‎– Join The Party

C.A.T. ‎– Join The Party

C.A.T. Join The Party – Good Noise ‎– VGNS 2006 Germany 1981 Hi Berlin So groovy and funky as Rock-music can be. Soulful vocals, proper percussion beats, a rolling baseline and on top the flashy keyboard sounds by Rüdiger Arndt. I would call it SOUL! […]

Engstfeld, Plümer, Weiss ‎– Drivin’

Engstfeld, Plümer, Weiss Drivin’ – NABEL ‎– NBL 8518 Germany 1985 Hills HILLS written by Wolfgang Engstfeld shows the huge variety of Bass player Gunnar Plümer and also the great teamwork of this Jazz trio. Drivin’ Relaxed Jazz album, the quality kind of lazy afternoon […]

Tuchel & Stantin ‎– Tuchel & Stantin

Tuchel & Stantin ‎ Tuchel & Stantin – Nature ‎– 60.048 Germany 1977 Manche Mädchen sind wie Herbst Groovy uptempo dance tune MANCHE MÄDCHEN SIND WIE HERBST featuring Herb Geller on Flute. My favorite tune for sure. But the hole album is a big pleasure. […]

Chilly ‎– Showbiz

Chilly ‎ Showbiz – Polydor ‎– 2417 137 Germany 1980 Chilly ‎– I Hear You Knocking (1980) Written by Bernt Möhrle, Brad Howell   Showbiz Another record by CHILLY, the spicy German glamour Disco group leaded by producer and songwriter Bernt Möhrle. But aside from […]

Sail-Joia ‎– Sail-Joia

Sail-Joia ‎ Sail-Joia – Philips ‎– 6410 950 Netherlands 1977 Go For The Others (Written by Fernando Lameirinhas) Sail-Joia – The essential first SAIL-JOIA album. A record that everyone, that is interested in Brazilian Music that comes not from Brazil, should own. Contains the great […]

Ströer ‎– STRÖER

Ströer ‎ STRÖER – Flame ‎– FL 44.040 Germany 1979 Some People… Lead vocals, backing vocals by Lucy Neale Mixed by Hansi Ströer Don’t Stay For Breakfast – Mixed by Harry Thumann Vocals by Dagmar Hellberg STRÖER – STRÖER, the amazing debut album by the […]

Jazz, Rock – Nachwuchswettbewerb Pop ’79

Various ‎ Jazz, Rock – Nachwuchswettbewerb Pop ’79 – Philips ‎– 6449 011 Germany 1980 FREE (Seawind) ANNE HAIGIS Interesting NACHWUCHSWETTBEWERB ’79 compilation by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie. Contains some exclusive and nowhere else released debut recordings by Martin Müller, Ex Ovo Pro, Matter Of Taste, Rozz […]

Folk – Nachwuchs Festival Pop ’79

Various ‎ Folk – Nachwuchs Festival Pop ’79 – Philips ‎– 6449 012 Germany 1980 Das einsame Schwein Surely a lot of interesting and seldom heard stuff for real Folk-Heads on this compilation by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie. But for me was there only one relevant and […]

Jazz, Rock – Nachwuchs Festival Pop ’80

Various ‎ Jazz, Rock – Nachwuchs Festival Pop ’80 – CBS ‎– CBS 84 846 Germany 1981 A2 Mainpoint – Frisbee Written by Norbert Braun Another one of those various artist compilations by Deutsche Phono-Akademie. A mixed lucky bag of debuts from JAZZ & ROCK […]

Charly Antolini ‎– Finale

Charly Antolini Finale – Jeton ‎– 100.3333 Germany 1983 Last-Cut Written by Charly Antolini Right, LAST-CUT is really the last tune on the album and this repetitive bass line played by “Wolfhound” Wolfgang Schmid is grooving as hell. For me the towering slice on this […]

Kati És A Kerek Perec ‎– Kati És A Kerek Perec

Kati És A Kerek Perec Kati És A Kerek Perec – Pepita ‎– SLPX 17605 Hungary 1979 TITANIC Narrator – Bőzsöny Ferenc Another album from Hungary that contains some real dope Disco sounds. For my taste are the tunes in all sometimes a little bit […]

Orchester Dave Martin ‎– Musik für schöne Stunden

Orchester Dave Martin MUSIK FÜR SCHÖNE STUNDEN – Altaxon ‎– AL-1025 Germany 1981 My Delights Catchy and slightly kitschy Bossa tune by Orchester Dave Martin released on the German Altaxon Records Library Music label. Dave Martin is just an more international sounding pseudonym for the […]

Greetje Kauffeld ‎– And Let The Music Play

Greetje Kauffeld ‎ And Let The Music Play – Polydor ‎– 2480 228 Germany 1974 Tristeza Lovely Brazilian music recorded at Rhenus-Studio Cologne, Germany by some really great Jazz musicians around the wonderful Dutch jazz singer Greetje Kauffeld. Amazing Musician Line-Up. On TRISTEZA for example […]

Maryla Rodowicz ‎– Cyrk Nocą

Maryla Rodowicz ‎ Cyrk Nocą – Pronit ‎– SLP 4004 Poland 1979 Cyrk Nocą Solid SOUL made in Poland. Groovy bass lines, catchy fender rhodes and on top this wonderful female Polish vocals. Nice album packed in a idiosyncratic designed gatefold cover. Tracklist A1 Wielka […]

Perry Rosewood ‎– Citroën Melodie

Perry Rosewood ‎ Citroën Melodie – SHOW Organisation Dieter Liffers GmbH Germany 1979 Citroën Melodie (Deux Chevaux) Racy driver Autobahn-sound. Promotional recording produced for Citroën. Probably a kind of freebie for customers that bought a turntable-in-car sound system. Many tunes sounds cheesy easy but beside […]

Mickie D’s Unicorn – Mickie D’s Unicorn

Mickie D’s Unicorn Mickie D’s Unicorn – Innovative Communication ‎– IC 58 064 Germany 1979 Little Red Riding Hood I especially love this relaxed Reggae affected tune on this in general great Electronic, Synth-Pop album by Michael Duwe (aka Mickie D). Produced by Klaus Schulze […]

Real Ax Band – NICHT STEHENBLEIBEN/MOVE YOUR ASS IN TIME

Real Ax Band NICHT STEHENBLEIBEN/ MOVE YOUR ASS IN TIME – April Records ‎– april II/0009 Germany 1977 Samba Mortale Fast German Krautrock-Samba, carried through the fascinating vocals by Maria Archer. Also my long time favorite on this album full of fantastic grooves, interesting instrumentation […]

Lutz Keißner ‎– Bitkarawane

Lutz Keißner ‎ Bitkarawane – Syncomp ‎– SYN 11987 Germany 1987 Start Catchy, cosmic electro sounds in a relaxed mood even if START counts fast 135 BPM. It’s complete a highly interesting but very seldom seen German Synthesizer-Ambient album. Issued on a label called SYNCOMP […]

Heidelinde Weis ‎– Aber Träume hatt’ ich viel

Heidelinde Weis Aber Träume hatt’ ich viel – Hansa/Der andere Song ‎– 200 835-365 Germany 1979 Kannst du dich erinnern Some slightly balearic influenced grooves, German Soul, Bossa Nova and also some more futuristic 80tees sounds on the third album by Heidelinde Weis with musical […]

Heidelinde Weis ‎– So ein Narr bin ich…

Heidelinde Weis So ein Narr bin ich… – Intercord ‎– INT 160.050 Germany 1976 Der Supermann Wah wah sounds, tight drums, groovy bass lines, funky horns and the ironic song-lyrics about THE SUPER GUY. Slick, solid Soul Music made in Germany (Union Studios, Munich). Tracklist […]

Heidelinde Weis ‎– So sing ich

Heidelinde Weis So sing ich – Intercord ‎– 26 486-1 U Germany 1975 Hans Emmerich Dope Rare Groove sung in German. Great tune and one of my long time GERMAN SOUL favorites. Bettgeflüster This first album by Austrian (theatre and television) actress and songstress Heidelinde […]

Danyel Gérard ‎– Atmosphère

Danyel Gérard Atmosphère – Music For Pleasure ‎– 2M 026 – 13.447 France 1975 Sexologie Dope Sitar freak-beat psychedelic Soul by the French singer Danyel Gérard. The 1970 CBS ‎– 5050 7″ vinyl single goes away for mad money at online auctions. Butterfly Also on this album, BUTTERFLY, […]

Lucio Dalla ‎– Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla ‎ Lucio Dalla – RCA Italiana ‎– PL 31424 Italy 1978 COSA SARÀ Lucio Dalla, Francesco De Gregori Born in Bologna Self titled album by Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla. At this time successful, well known and courageously enough to publish the Italian release […]

Lucio Battisti ‎– Una Donna Per Amico

Lucio Battisti ‎ Una Donna Per Amico – Numero Uno ‎– ZPLN 34036 Italy 1978 Prendila Così Fantastica, grande canzone … grandioso! Amazing tune, PRENDILA COSÌ deeply moved me when I heard it for the first time, when I listen it loud and I think […]

Novi Quartet ‎– Novi In Wonderland

Novi Quartet Novi In Wonderland – MPS/BASF Records ‎– CRM 663 Germany The Second Side Sounds confusing but the album starts really at side one with a tune that’s called THE SECOND SIDE. The Novi Singers are backed by excellent Jazz musicians, blending together perfectly […]

Robert Antoine ‎– African Sax

Robert Antoine African Sax – Studio 1 Paris ‎– SU 18034 France 1983 Sax “Flash” Crazy sound-effects, pulsating Synthesizer grooves and some rough, tight beats for that the wording “flogging beats” fits so good that it hurts. Over all this feels the slightly easy-cheesy sax […]

Mary Roos ‎– Mary Roos

Mary Roos Mary Roos – CBS, Stern Musik ‎– S 64171 Germany 1970 Blauer Montag The German Schlager-singer Mary Roos has released a couple of wonderful Bossa Nova and slightly Brazil influenced tunes but this one is her absolutely bright highlight in this direction. BLAUER […]

Mato Grosso ‎– Ritmo Do Brasil

Mato Grosso Ritmo Do Brasil – Happy Bird ‎– B 90030 Germany So Danco Samba Super nice Brazilian album from Germany contains SO DANCO SAMBA (Antonio Carlos Jobim), BIM BOM (João Gilberto) and many other great vocal Bossa Nova, Samba, MPB tunes. MATO GROSSO was […]

El Calefón ‎– Salir Del Agujero

El Calefón Salir Del Agujero – La Ducha Records ‎– OGT 13 Switzerland Quando Lembro The wonderful Brazil tune QUANDO LEMBRO is surely one of the bright highlights on this versatilely Swiss vinyl kickshaw. Modern Latin Music – no Room in the Stew-pot The group […]

Shakti ‎– Forbidden Dreams / The Awakening

Shakti Forbidden Dreams / The Awakening – Subway Records 12″ SUBWAY ‎– SUB 006 Belgium 1988 Forbidden Dreams COLD SOUL and with 95 BPM a very relaxed representative of the Belgian NEW BEAT genre but it’s also made to move the body. Dark, monotone Synth-Pop […]

Jasmine Bonnin ‎– Keine Angst

Jasmine Bonnin Keine Angst – Pläne ‎– 88153 Germany 1979 Ich will es manchmal wissen Groovy female vocal Soul-Jazz tune with nice German lyrics about relationship after separation. Tracklist A1 Mit Siebzehn A2 Seine Mutter A3 Hautnah A4 Marinella A5 Die Angst, mit der ich […]

Florian Poser’s Lifeline ‎– Linie 2

Florian Poser’s Lifeline Linie 2 ‎– Pläne Verlag ‎– 88280 Germany 1981 Come Down To Brazilia Another groovy BRAZILIAN EXPERIENCE by Florian Poser’s Lifeline.     HHV Schnellbahn-Linienplan www.hvv.de   U2 (Niendorf Nord – Mümmelmannsberg) LINIE 2 was already the second album by LIFELINE, the […]

Max Greger Jr. – Thursday Night

Max Greger Junior Thursday Night – Happy Records ‎– HR 2224 Germany 1980 Dancing Nice and easy Jazz Library album by German jazz pianist, composer and arranger Max Greger Junior, son of Max Greger (famous German jazz musician, saxophonist, band leader and conductor). Contains the […]

Jørgen Ingmann ‎– Boink!

Jørgen Ingmann Boink! – Metronome ‎– MLP 15345 Germany 1969 This Guy’s In Love With You Funny Easy Listening album by the Danish guitarist Jørgen Ingmann that that contains this smartish whistled version of Herb Alpert’s THIS GUYS’S IN LOVE WITH YOU. Herb Alpert – […]

Orchester Fred Rabold – Tanzparty mit Orchester Fred Rabold

Orchester Fred Rabold ‎ Tanzparty mit Orchester Fred Rabold – Fred Rabold Musikproduktion FR 300 Germany Intercity Another Big Band joint by Orchester Fred Rabold. INTERCITY named probably in according to the top-offer long-distance passenger train InterCity launched 1971 by Deutsche Bahn. Very dope and […]

Ralph Marco Band ‎– Mister Marco’s Music

Ralph Marco Band Mister Marco’s Music – Happy Records – ‎HR 2206 Germany 1974 High Snobiety Soul Beat, Happy Beat, Bossa Beat, Heavy Beat, Shuffle Beat, Rock Beat … many tunes on this Germany Library curiosity are promised as a kind of Beat. My favorite […]

Invaders Steelband ‎– Gimme Dat

Invaders Steelband Gimme Dat – Telefunken ‎– 6.23 422 Germany 1977 Watermelon Man Another funky Steelband jam that delivers many crisp Caribbean-Beat versions of popular 70s music and some Funk & Soul. Especially the funny version of WATERMELON MAN catches me. Furthermore this album contains […]

Leslie Baron and his Orchestra – In Jest

Leslie Baron and his Orchestra In Jest – Fashion Records – FLP 05577 Italy 1980 Dressed In Red Philadelphia Sound made in Italy. Especially DRESSED IN RED reminds me of composition like LOVE’S THEME by Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra (see YouTube below). Rare Italian Library record […]

The Mladen Franko Group ‎– Piano On The Road

The Mladen Franko Group Piano On The Road – Intersound ‎– ISST 181 Germany 1989 Samba For U SAMBA FOR U, written by Ulrich Wenzel, is a funny grooving piano tune supplemented with froggy synths and some plastic beats. Recorded at MLADEN FRANKO STUDIO and […]

New Hope ‎– Let Your Light Shine

New Hope Let Your Light Shine – Free ‎– FR 3004 Netherlands 1975 Let Us Be One Pure FREE SOUL! The beautiful and catchy LET US BE ONE is definitely the burner on this interesting and seldom seen christian Religious Rock, Funk & Soul album. […]

Supermax ‎– Electricity

Supermax ‎ Electricity – Ariola ‎– 205 301 Germany 1983 Coconut Reggae The dope COCONUT REGGAE, for me, simply the best tune on this seldom seen SUPERMAX album. Also available as Ariola (600 791-213) 12″ Super Sound Single and often also the much cheaper way […]

Rock von der Lahn – No.2

Rock von der Lahn – No.2 Various Artists – Al Capone Records Germany 1984 Samba SAMBA [5.15 min] by Ouga is an awesome track. A Bossa sledge with storming catchy female vocals, sung in Spanish if I got that right. Wonderful Brazilian music made in […]

Awake ‎– First Born

Awake ‎ First Born – Smash Original Cast ‎– SM 902 Italy 1973 Ivory Fast, lively and positive grooving synthesizer sounds. A quirky kind Jazz. First Born Squirrelly album by the Italian composer, conductor, producer and keyboardist Oronzo De Filippi released under his pseudonym AWAKE […]

The Dave Pike Set – Noisy Silence — Gentle Noise

The Dave Pike Set Noisy Silence — Gentle Noise – MPS Records ‎– MPS 15215 STEREO Germany 1969 Mathar Dope Indian vibe dance classic with Volker Kriegel on sitar. The Dave Pike Set: „Noisy Silence — Gentle Noise“ Dave Pike (Vibraphon, Tamburin); Volker Kriegel (Gitarre, […]

Monika Linges Quartet ‎– Songing

Monika Linges Quartet ‎ Songing – NABEL ‎– NBL 8415 Germany 1984 Samba De Coração Lovely Brazilian music recorded in Cologne by the Jazz Quartett of the wonderful female singer Monika Linges from Aachen, Germany. Released on the very likable NABEL (belly button) record label. […]

Sinto ‎– Sonho Negro

Sinto ‎ Sonho Negro – AMAYANA ‎– A 4506 Germany 1978 Feeling Right At the time I discovered this nicely made album by the formation around the German violinist, jazz musician and composer Hannes Beckmann I enjoyed and played often, but not ever understood by […]

Paolo Casa ‎– Soul Tracks

Paolo Casa Soul Tracks – Manhattan Records ‎– MNLP 00021 Italy 1978 Slap It Another essential Italian Library record that contains very funky, useful and DJ-friendly tunes. I would say that my favorite is SLAP IT with relaxed 110BPM but it’s just the one that […]

A. Leroux, S. Ham ‎– Smooth Traveling

Alain Leroux, Stephen Ham Smooth Traveling – CAM ‎– CML 183 Italy 1980 Pop Chase Pressure soundtrack car chase style. Fast and thrilling Disco tune with funky wah wah sounds and pushy strings. Hot Groovy Records As many Italian Library and Soundtrack albums im my collection I […]

A. Leroux, C. Norden – Disco Time

Alain Leroux, Christer Norden Disco Time – CAM ‎– CML 165 Italy 1977 Discomaniac One of many great tunes on this CAM Library record. Funky, very useful and DJ-friendly sounds. Latin, Disco and some great instrumental Funk & Soul gems. Some comes also with short […]

Günther Fischer-Quintett ‎– Kombination

Günther Fischer-Quintett Kombination – AMIGA ‎– 8 55 598 German Democratic Republic (DDR) 1978 Kombination As the most tunes of this essential AMIGA JAZZ album is also KOMBINATION very experimental, with free parts and style switches. It’s 12:03 minute long and so it takes also […]

Joy Fleming ‎– I Only Wanna Get Up And Dance

Joy Fleming I Only Wanna Get Up And Dance – Atlantic ‎– ATL 50 469 Germany 1978 The Final Thing With the 15:05 minutes THE FINAL THING the German Soul queen from Mannheim finally entered 1978 also the Disco-Train. Superior collaborating with Donna Summer’s producer […]

Atmosfear ‎– First / Fourmost

Atmosfear ‎ First / Fourmost – Elite ‎– ATM 33-1 UK 1984 Extract Yes exactly EXTRACT is this days my favorite track on this essential 12″ by the British Disco-Jazz band ATMOSFEAR. But all the four spacey tunes on this 33⅓ RPM Mini-LP are great […]

Mary Roos ‎– Woraus meine Lieder sind

Mary Roos Woraus meine Lieder sind – CBS ‎– S 61 628 Germany 1972 Morgens um Fünf The super lovely vocal tune MORGENS UM FÜNF (Five O’Clock In The Morning) is my long time favorite on this album by the outstanding female German singer Mary Roos. […]

Pete York’s New York ‎– Into The Furnace

Pete York’s New York ‎ Into The Furnace – TELDEC ‎– 6.24463 Germany 1980 Now I Know Soulful snatchy grooving vocal tune. Deep and powerful sound for a four men group. Between Rock and Jazz Pete York, an serious British drummer, from 1963 until 1968 […]

bizzl – 12 Sommer Hits (Crypton – Stranger In Space)

bizzl 12 Sommer Hits – CBS Special Products, Aladin ‎– LSP 15251 Germany 1982 Crypton – Stranger In Space This funny bizzl Sommer Hits compilation contains exactly one great tune: STRANGER IN SPACE by Crypton. Gorgeous cosmic disco with laid-back 113 BPM. A convince combination […]

Gina X Performance ‎– Nice Mover

Gina X Performance ‎ Nice Mover – Crystal – 064 CRY 45 129, Electrola ‎– 1C 064-45 129 Germany 1978 No G.D.M. (Dedicated to Quentin Crisp) Very cool Arthouse Electro-Disco made in Cologne, Germany. NO G.D.M. was also the first single release from this debut […]

OK Band ‎– Disco!

OK Band ‎ Disco! – Supraphon ‎– 1113 3698 Czechoslovakia 1985 Rytmus Srdce Slanting Czech Disco! RYTMUS SRDCE is the absolute favorite of mine on this in general very nice synthy Disco-Pop album by the OK BAND from Czechoslovakia. I have really no idea what […]

Szűcs Judith ‎– Meleg Az Éjszaka

Szűcs Judith Meleg Az Éjszaka – Pepita ‎– SLPX 17636 Hungary 1980 Meleg Az Éjszaka Hungarian Disco-Pop with a tropical holiday breath. Well-balanced arrangement on the relaxed exotic Disco beat with 113 BPM. Decent use of strings, froggy synths and the nice voice of Szűcs […]

Tony Kelly – I Never Got

Tony Kelly I Never Got – Goodear Records ‎– EAR 5009 Germany 1975 See What I Can Find Well that’s sometimes really surprising to see what you can find deep in the wildness of Folk Rock & Country Music. In this case a very impressive […]

Nighttrain ‎– Golden Oldies

Nighttrain ‎ Golden Oldies – Metronome ‎– 0040.057 Germany 1979 Kesse Politesse Cheesy German parody Schlager music. KESSE POLITESSE starts with a drum-break and at 1:57 it comes again together with this slippery male „A-HAHA“ chorus. Very catchy in a awkward way. But that was […]

Pavel Novák ‎– Pavel Novák

Pavel Novák Pavel Novák – AMIGA ‎– 8 55 425 German Democratic Republic (DDR) 1975 Trochu Smutná Paradá Sounds a little bit overloaded for my taste but it’s definitely the dope and funky kind of (East) German Schlager music. Sung in his first language by […]

Tom Cunningham – ‎Have A Little Faith In The Kid

Tom Cunningham ‎ Have A Little Faith In The Kid – Toledo ‎– INT 162.501 Germany 1978 The New Rock Singer Tom Cunningham, singer-songwriter originally from New York, has made his home in Berlin Germany since the 70’s and released his debut album 1978 on […]

R. Fogù / C. Taormina – Jumping

R. Fogù / C. Taormina Jumping – Edipan ‎– MPS 3014 Italy 1977 Africa I love this dope and relaxed flute tune called AFRICA. Spiced up with some slightly kitschy strings and some rococo harpsichord sounds. But all well balanced. Nice and groovy Italian movie […]

Gianni Oddi ‎– 4 ODDI

Gianni Oddi 4 ODDI – RCA Italiana – TPL1-1075 Italy 1974 Teenager One of the interesting albums by the Italian saxophonist Gianni Oddi and TEENAGER is my favorite tune on this one. Dope beats, funky wah wah, a breeze of strings and yeah, this deep […]

Lino / P. Castiglione ‎– Clouds

Lino / Pasquale Castiglione Clouds – Octopus Records ‎– OTP 0293 Italy 1975 Games The slightly African influenced and extraordinary grooving flute tune GAMES is my long time favorite on this lovely Italian Library album. Hot Groovy Records As many Italian Library and Soundtrack albums […]

Andy Goldner – Belleville …

Andy Goldner Belleville … – Peak – pea 3480 Germany 1981 White Lion In A Babylon Very dope, soulful Reggae nugget made in Kirchheim/Teck, Southern Germany. Smoky beats, nice organ grinds, decent guitar riffs and catchy vocals. Repeat, repeat and loop it … the regular […]

Charly Kingson ‎– Dance to the music

Charly Kingson ‎ Dance To The Music – CK 001 Germany Jazz Welle Plus Hamburg To make the three in a row with all the Charly Kingson releases complete, we have here the album DANCE TO THE MUSIC. If I got that right it’s complete privately […]

Charly Kingson ‎– Born In Africa

Charly Kingson ‎ Born In Africa – Fleet ‎– 26 165 XOT Netherlands 1978 Manyaka If you ask me today I would say MANYAKA (118 BPM) is my absolutely favorite tune. Incredible baselines, dope Synthesizer grooves, the decent operation of the „The Munich Strings“ and […]

Charly Kingson ‎– Born In Africa (Remix 1982)

Charly Kingson ‎ Born In Africa (Remix 1982) – Ariola ‎– 600.608 Germany 1982 Born In Africa (Remix 1982) Slightly edited 12″ Maxi-Single version of BORN IN AFRICA remixed by percussionist, Eddie Conard. Tidy and dance floor friendly. With 117 BPM little faster but also […]

Ikwezi ‎– Ikwezi

Ikwezi Ikwezi – Biton ‎– BIT 2122 Germany 1981 All That I Desire Far-out 110 BPM Afro-Disco-Funk recorded at Bitone Studios Frankfurt/M. Germany. Ikwezi IKWEZI was founded by former MOMBASA 2 bassist Donald „DON“ Ridgeway. Awesome album, Afrobeat and great Funk & Soul but what […]

Mombasa – ‎African Rhythms & Blues

Mombasa ‎ African Rhythms & Blues – Spiegelei ‎– 26 564-5 U Germany 1975 Nairobi The non-circular grooving soulful Jazz tune NAIROBI is my favorite on this first MOMBASA album. If you also had the chance to ride with the notorious “Lunatic Express” from Nairobi […]

Mombasa – Mombasa 2 (African Rhythms & Blues)

Mombasa Mombasa 2 (African Rhythms & Blues) – Spiegelei ‎– INT 160.049 Germany 1976 African Hustle Groovy Afro-Jazz vocal tune with a interesting brocken beat, my all-time favorite tune on this album. Mombasa 2 The second and also essential LP of the formation MOMBASA around […]

Stephan Sulke – Stephan Sulke 2

Stephan Sulke Stephan Sulke 2 – Intercord ‎– INT 160.072 Germany 1977 He du da He du da Was machst denn du da He du da Was machst denn du da Wieso hat der son reichen Olln Wieso kann der in so ner Kiste rumrolln […]

Karl Ratzer ‎– A fool for your sake

Karl Ratzer A fool for your sake – GiG Records – GIG 222 103 Austria 1981 Gone too long Catchy and pure grooving soulful Blues track with vocals, guitar work outs and a touch of 80’s synths. B-Funk Early 80’s album by Karl Ratzer the […]

Orchester Fred Rabold ‎– Eine lustige Ballonfahrt

Orchester Fred Rabold ‎ Eine lustige Ballonfahrt – Fred Rabold Musikproduktion ‎– FR 2300 Germany Hard Top Groovy high spirits instrumental Soul tune with absorbing tempo-breaks and horn steps. The only thing you could missing is the deep whistling voice of Barry White. Funny and […]

Impuls ‎– C’est La Vie

Impuls C’est La Vie – Impuls ‎– Impuls 1 Germany 1982 U-Bahn-Impressionen Great local and private released New Wave stuff recorded at Nowhereland Studio, Neu-Isenburg (near Frankfurt). My absolute favorite tunes are U-BAHN-IMPRESSIONEN or the dope and funny Reggae tune RASTERFAHNDUNG. Tracklist A1 Waiting for […]

Fuchs-Goos-Band ‎– Chameleon 2

Fuchs-Goos-Band ‎ Chameleon 2 – Software Music ‎– sowa 105 Germany 1981 Jazz-Zyklus 1 Another superb and seldom seen Jazz record on the lovely, local and familiar working SOFTWARE label. German drummer Joachim Fuchs-Charrier and Jazz guitarist Werner Goos are the headliners of this formation. […]

Jiggs Whigham ‎– Hope

Jiggs Whigham Hope – Telefunken – 6.23008 Germany 1977 Absolutely Knot HOPE is a very delicious, high quality German Jazz release. Jiggs Whigham, an excellent trombonist, recorded this album 1976 in Cologne with some great European Jazz musicians. Contains the lovely ABSOLUTELY KNOT with a […]

The Butterflies ‎– Come On Sing Along

The Butterflies Come On Sing Along – Golden Ring Records ‎– A 30 015 RM Germany La Route Sur Paris Golden Ring Library album that contains the groovy LA ROUTE SUR PARIS and other nice’n easy Soul, Scat Vocal and Bossanova tunes by THE BUTTERFLIES […]

Jabula ‎– African Soul

Jabula African Soul – pläne ‎– 88154 Germany 1979 Raining In Amsterdam (Regen In Amsterdam) Pretty nice album by Jabula, a band that was formed in Europe with members from South Africa. Performing great African Soul-Jazz with titles and lyrics about the political situation in […]

Geoffrey Hall and Friends ‎– Pedestrian Street

Geoffrey Hall and Friends Pedestrian Street – Ivory Tower – ITL 25.167 Netherlands 1984 Summertime Very nice, relaxed, male vocal version of SUMMERTIME. Lovely, Bossa Nova inspired and extraordinary interpretation of this often covered classic written by Dubose Heyward & George Gershwin. Killing Me Softly […]

Arpadys ‎– Arpadys

Arpadys Arpadys – Decca ‎– 6.23492 AO Germany 1978 Funky Bass For many people is MONKEY STAR the noted tune on this great French Cosmic Disco album. But I really must say my absolutely favorite is the, with 95 BPM much slower, FUNKY BASS. Great […]

Easy Going ‎– Easy Going

Guenter Platzek Wintergarden – Selected Sound ‎– ST 120 Germany 1979 Midnight Train The cover looks rather cheesy but this is actual one of my favorite Selected Sound library albums. For MIDNIGHT TRAIN with 122 BPM the FOR DANCING label fits very good. Tracklist A1 Wintergarden (04:13) A2 Boogie Woogie Truck (02:47) A3 Midnight Train […]

Guenter Platzek ‎– Wintergarden

Guenter Platzek Wintergarden – Selected Sound ‎– ST 120 Germany 1979 Midnight Train The cover looks rather cheesy but this is actual one of my favorite Selected Sound library albums. For MIDNIGHT TRAIN with 122 BPM the “FOR DANCING” label fits very good. Tracklist A1 […]

Rachel Gould – Chet Baker ‎– All Blues

Rachel Gould – Chet Baker All Blues – Bingow Records ‎– BGW 3103 France 1979 Phil’s Bossa Sweet and wonderful female vocal Bossa tune written by guitar player John Paul Florens. My little highlight on this in general great and relaxed Jazz album by vocalist […]

Evaldo Montenovo ‎– Cataratas

Evaldo Montenovo Cataratas ‎– Telefunken ‎– 6.23713 AS Germany 1979 Munzue Really lovely Brazilian feel-good-music recorded (Studio 70, Munich) and pressed on vinyl in Germany. Tracklist A1 Munzue 3:37 A2 O Passaro Na Mao 3:55 A3 Ana Maria 3:21 A4 6/8:2=3/4 3:09 A5 Amor Imaginado […]

Nina Hagen Band – Nina Hagen Band

Nina Hagen Band Nina Hagen Band ‎– CBS ‎– 83136 Germany 1978 Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo Funky punky 108 BPM Disco-Pogo with great vocals by the “Godmother of Punk” Nina Hagen singing about a lesbian encounter on a ladies’ toilet. Nice Price NINA HAGEN BAND was […]

Roland Kovac New Set – God Means Joy

Roland Kovac New Set God Means Joy – Selected Sound ‎– 9022 Germany 1972 As You Like It AS YOU LIKE IT, my favorite tune on this overall good album. The Roland Kovac New Set is a formation of some genius well-respected European Jazz and […]

Raffaele Mazzei – Il Nibbio

Raffaele Mazzei Il Nibbio – DDD Records – DDD 26002 Italy 1984 Alle Porte Dell’Inverno Great made, relaxed grooving, Italian pop music. Very catchy, soulful and quite the right sound for the next Aperitivo Milanese. Campione Gratuito At Utrecht Record Fair I discovered another day […]

Firebirds – Zurück zur Erde

Firebirds Zurück zur Erde – Arminia Records – SRI 5047 Germany 1982 Mecca Funny froggy synths and a dope, hypnotic flute on a pumping beat with lazy 90 BPM. Listen, close your eyes and you will see the people dancing polonaise at ballroom of the Maritim Berghotel […]

Marianne Mendt ‎– Lieder Songs Schlager

Marianne Mendt Lieder Songs Schlager – Columbia ‎– 1C 062-33 131 Germany 1974 Du bist der Sonnenschein für mich Superb female vocal Bossa tune called DU BIST DER SONNENSCHEIN FÜR MICH which is probably one of the most charming cover versions of Stevie Wonder’s YOU […]