Berry Lipman & His Orchestra / Rex Brown Company
Season Opening

Selected Sound ‎– ST 113

Highway Patrol

Dangerous thrilling Library sounds. Big Band Funk with some prickly bumblebee synths.

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Dancing Stars

Another very nice one. 106 BPM unheard unhurried, catchy and a little bit kitschy.

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Season Opening

Berry Lipman a.k.a. Friedel Berlipp (1921 — 2016) was since 1955 active as in-house composer and band leader for the record label EMI, working for Gitte, Chris Howland, Lale Andersen, Cliff Richard, Charles Aznavour, Dalida and many more.
In 1964 he switched as head producer over to Deutsche Vogue where he produced among others Petula Clark, Pat Boone, Billy Vaughn, Dionne Warwick and Jonny Teupen.
And in 1967 he finally became a freelance music producer and founded the Berry Lipman Orchester in there some great European musicians like Charly Antolini or Jiggs Whigham for example. Very successful with their mostly very easy Lounge-Pop sounds like The orchestra’s biggest hit THE GIRLS FROM PARAMARIBO composed by Berry Lipman. He also worked for Selected Sound, the Hamburg based German library company and on this album Berry Lipman shows his full spectrum between the typical easy female LALALA vocal stuff, really thrilling Library Music and some nice n’ groovy Disco tunes.


A1 Berry Lipman & His Orchestra – Season Opening (2:50)
A2 Rex Brown Company – Cosmic Dance (3:23)
A3 Rex Brown Company – March Of Success (2:26)
A4 Rex Brown Company – Dancing Stars (3:08)
A5 Rex Brown Company – Presentation March (2:39)
A6 Rex Brown Company – Everblue (3:11)

B1 Rex Brown Company – Stone By Stone (3:17)
B2 Rex Brown Company – Hey My Boy (3:30)
B3 Rex Brown Company – City Opening (1:54)
B4 Rex Brown Company – Action Passing 5/4 (2:15)
B5 Rex Brown Company – Highway Patrol (2:02)
B6 Rex Brown Company – I Like It (3:02)


Cover – G. Kalt
Mixed By – Justus Liebich
Producer – Berry Lipman, Peter M. Majewski
All tracks written by Berry Lipman & Guenter Tilgert (B2)

1978 Selected Sound

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Berry Lipman & His Orchestra / Rex Brown Company
Season Opening

Selected Sound ‎– ST 113