All posts by “whatiswrongwithgrooving

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 KOMBINATIONEN 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 […]

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 grooving […]

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 lle Porte Dell’Inverno Great made, relaxed grooving, Italian pop music. Very catchy, soulful and quite the perfect sound for the next Aperitivo Milanese. Tracklist A1 Alle Porte Dell’Inverno 4:50 A2 Revival 3:57 A3 Il […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]