Tag Archives: 1975

Broos, Daan Broos

Jazzy kleinkunst live at Amerikaans Theater, Brussels, 1978 (?). Two songs from 1975’s album with Dapokaster … Little is known of Daan Broos but they get a brief mention here.

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solis lacus

Yeah! After the Cos, Mad Unity and Plus reprints, here’s yet another Placebo related reissue! This time around Heavenly Sweetness (see our Raphaël post earlier on) have reissued Michel Herr’s untitled debut with Solis Lacus (1975, EMI Belgium “Best Seller” 4C062 96949). A Mad Unity production by Pierre Pletinckx, recorded at Madeleine in Brussels with Bruno Castellucci, Robert Jeanne, Nick Kletchkovsky, Richard Rousselet and Felix Simtaine … it’s top – just check “Utopic cities” (above) and “Sea of tranquility” (below)!
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/releases/1408
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/related-artist/solis-lacus
http://soundcloud.com/heavenlysweetness/solis-lacus-teaser-snippet
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/solis-lacus-lpcd-digital-out-1318  (H-S 064)
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/HS_bio_Solis_Lacus_ENGLISHCORR.doc
http://www.michelherr.com/common/photos/galleries/leader/solis_lacus/index.htm
http://www.jazzinbelgium.com/album/michel.herr_perspective-solis-lacus
http://www.michelherr.com/common/cd_pages/solis_lacus.html
http://www.muziekarchief.be/identitydetails.php?ID=135094
http://www.muziekcentrum.be/file.php?ID=4242
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Herr
http://www.dragonjazz.com/disco.htm

vivat vadim & viva nilovic

Sadly, the Vadim label seems to be in trouble. They’re selling out their catalogue at destock discount prices (hurry), they’ve closed their blog, and they’ve put their site to sleep. Hopefully Vadim will reawaken reinvigorated! By way of praise & support, here’s a number of tracks by Janko Nilovic, an artist most championed by Vadim (in France and by Cosmic Sounds in the UK) via eight or more releases, viz. Funky Tramway(with Mad Unity in 1975 / reissued 2011), Psyc Impressions(1969 / 2011), Soul Impressions(1975 / 2011), Last Impressions(compilation, 2007), Vocal Impressions(with Dave Sucky in 1971 / 2006), Chorus(1974 / 2006), Rythmes Contemporains(1974 / 2010),Paris Pop Galaxy(remixed by Eric Caspar, Pulp Flavor 2002) and I’m sure I’m forgetting some. Most of Nilovic’s work was produced for les éditions Montparnasse 2000 of course. Personal favourites include:

  • “Aérospatial” (1971?)
  • “Atchika boum” (1971)
  • “Improvisations pour deux voix” (1971)
  • “Black Swan Lake” (1975)

Vadim

rip chuck brown

IM Chuck Brown, inventor of the go go sound and ultimate funkateer, 1936-08-22 > 2012-05-16. RIP. Update: comp with two Soul Searchers tracks > http://uzine.posterous.com/go-go-joey
http://www.windmeupchuck.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Brown
http://www.visionaryproject.org/brownchuck/
http://www.tmottgogo.com/?tag=chuck-brown
http://www.globalrhythm.net/WorldMusicFeatures/ChuckBrown.cfm
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10110010
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/16/152862467/chuck-brown-go-go-funk-pioneer-dies
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/arts/music/chuck-brown-godfather-of-go-go-dies-at-75.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/16/chuck-brown-pioneer-of-go-go-funk-music-dies/
http://washingtoninformer.com/index.php/us/item/10934-godfather-of-go-go-chuck-brown-dies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/25/AR2009092502858.html
http://wjla-pacino.destodev.com/news/?ID=76052

scandic funk experience

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Also just out: Rickard Masip Presents Scandinavian Funk Experience– yet another super volume in Nascente’s “Funk Experience” series of budget v/a compilations. This time around, I only knew Doris beforehand … Do check the series’ pinnacle so far as well, viz.Kid Loco Presents French Funk Experience“! Highlights:

  • Claes-Göran Fagerstedt: “Stone free” (1975 / originally by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1966)
  • Bob Azzam: “Tricky soul” (1968)
  • Staffan Abeleen Quintet: “Mr Minor” (1974)
  • Tommy Seebach: “Bubble sex” (1979).

eastern bloc party

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Just out: Yuriy Gurzhy (Russendisko) & Phil Meadley Present Eastern Bloc Funk Experience (Psych-Funk, Satellite Soul And Cold War Disco)– another excellent volume in Nascente‘s Funk Experienceseries of budget v/a compilations. And loàds more interesting than Secret Stash‘s two so-so Soviet Funkcomps. (And the retro car meme started here.) Highlights:

# Misa Blam: “Gorila” (1975)

# Czerwone Gitary: “Coda” (1974)

# Uschi Bruning: “Hochzeitsnacht” (1974)

# Andrzej Dabrowski & Zesp: “Powrót” (1970).

ccpp

Two tracks off the “CCPP” album (Flamophone 1975) by France’s finest: André Ceccarelli (drums, percussion), Marc Chantereau (keyboards), Christian Padovan (bass) and Slim Pezin (guitars). Reissued by Vadim on lp and cd in 2011, cf. http://www.vadimmusic.com/fiche.php?id=475