Los Van Van / Llegue Llegue Guararey de Pastoria (1976)
Los Van Van, one of Cuba's leading dance band. Was formed 32 years ago in Havanna. To the Afro-Spanish sound of traditional Cuban music, Los Van Van have added a strong jazz emphasis. It is this fusion that has led to their popularity outside of Cuba and to a series of foreign record deals. Los Van Van founder and mastermind Juan Formell was fearlessly experimental and coined the term "Songo" to describe the music stemming from his fusions of Cuban rhythms with synthesizers, all types of rock, rap, Brazilian music & merengue.
The Vibrations / Shake it up (1974)
Released on Chess records in 1974, this particular gem is probably one o the most sought after rare groove tracks, written by Bunny Sigler. The Vibrations were signed to Chess way back in the sixties and established as a "dance record" quintet. they had a 20-year career and a handful of hits.
Earl Grant / House of Bamboo (1968)
Perhaps the most commercially successful organist of the 1960s, Grant plied a more consistently easy-listening path than his label-mates Lenny Dee and Ethel Smith. His voice had a husky, dry tone similar to Nat King Cole's, and rumors persisted throughout his career that he was Cole's brother. He also appeared in several films, including Imitation of Life and Tender is the Night. In 1970 He died of injuries from an automobile accident on his way back from a performance in Juarez, Mexico. Earl Grant was only 39 years old
Brian Augers Oblivion Express / Straight Ahead (1974)
Brian Auger plays a wicked combination of Hammond B-3 organ and electric piano which combine to make a sort of trademark sound. He's had a career over thirty years long, but at the height of his powers, he released three supberb Oblivion Express albums in as many years: Second Wind(1972), Closer to It(1973) and Straight Ahead(1974). The next generation Express which includes two of his kids has been active for about the last five years. Dont miss the incredible Brian Auger, live at the Reigen, on nov 29.
Serge Gainsbourg/ Les Sucettes (1969)
Whatever you might say about Serge Gainsbourg, it has probably been said before and probably by Gainsbourg himself. Was there ever a man or woman more intent on self-promotion? Whether burning a 500 franc note on television, writing a reggae take-off on «La Marseillaise" or appearing half naked with his 14-year-old daughter in the video for «Lemon incest", Gainsbourg always kept his name in print and his face on the covers of magazines and newspapers. His impact on French music is inestimable, and his admirers include many who found his lifestyle objectionable. With over 200 songs recorded by everyone from Juliette Gréco and Yves Montand to Alain Chamfort and Vanessa Paradis, Serge Gainsbourg reached an audience that spanned generations and musical eras.
The Blackbyrds / Dont know what to say (1979)
The original Blackbyrds were formed in 1973 by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. The line up consisted of: Allan Curtis Barnes, Barney Perry, Kevin Kraig Toney, Pericles Jacobs, Jr. and Keith Killgo. Donald Byrd lectured at Washington DC's Howard University and the group, named after 'Black Byrd', the artist's millionseller, was drawn from his students.
mit Dirk Stermann und Christoph Grissemann
mit Kristian Davidek
Die Reggae-Dub-Kombo Seeed aus Berlin hat nach einem ganzen Jahr Produktion jetzt ihr drittes Album "Next" rausgebracht. Auch dieses Mal haben sie, wie schon beim letzten Album "Musik Monks", mit großen Namen wie zB "Lady Saw" zusammengearbeitet. Eased, Rastaman und Sänger von Seeed und Saxophonist Moritz Delgado haben uns im Gästezimmer einen Besuch abgestattet und uns ihre Lieblingsplatten mitgebracht: Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix und Ray Charles zählen zu den großen Vorbildern der zwei Seeed-Burschen.
Ein Interview mit Christian Eigner, dem Live-Schlagzeuger von Depeche Mode, über das Touren mit einer der größten Bands der Welt und über sein Solo-Debüt "Recovery", außerdem ein Abstecher zum Rock- und Pop Newcomer Festival in Fügen im Zillertal, Christian Rösner und Michael Martinek, heads von Fabrique Records über das neu gegründete Sublabel Stereoalpine, neue Formen der Kooperation zwischen Indie- und Major-Labels und ein feiner Herbst Mix. Weiters: handverlesener Reggae/Dancehall im Iriepathie Mix, Mauracher live vom FM4 Fest in München und die neue Soundpark CD 2005.