2011-11-30

LOS BRINCOS - VIVE LA REALIDAD



In the end of their career, Los Brincos still did amazing songs like this.
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LOS NO - LA LLAVE



Enjoy this pure garage band from Barcelona!!

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LOS HURACANES - CONQUISTADOR




Pepito, Victor, Pascual, Julio, and Malayo (Los Huracanes), again.
Pepito: Rythm guitar. Serious. All time dreaming in what he will do with the money he will gets playing music.
Victor. Band singer. sometimes living as an hermit. He would like to have a lot of money to spend with his family.
Pascual. Guitar, piano, and second voice. Very exigent.
Julio. Drums, very imaginative. Composer of the songs of the band.
Malayo. The younger. Bass.

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2011-11-27

NIZA - PARASOL



Roberto
: guitars and programming
Silvia: vocals and programming

1998-1999
NIZA is a duo formed by Roberto and Silvia. NIZA’s music is basically acoustic, delicate pop, with girlie vocal harmonies and sweet lyrics in Spanish, with many influences of bands from San Sebastián, like LE MANS or LA BUENA VIDA, or classic singers like Claudine Longet or Jeanette.
Their first gig took place in Automarte Festival in Murcia, in April 1999, with METEOSAT, LA PEQUEÑA SUIZA and MUSIDORA. On May ‘99 they played their second gig, at a festival in the Madrid Autónoma University. Some days before they had played a couple of acoustic tracks in Jesús Ordovás Radio 3 show. On May 21st they played an Elefant party at the Maravillas venue (Madrid), with LA MONJA ENANA and VACACIONES. In June they recorded the songs for their first CD-Single, for which they were helped, as in their live shows, by Edu METEOSAT and Marta. The sleeve would be made by graphic artists Rubenimichi, who also took part in the collective exhibition in homage to VAINICA DOBLE, which stayed in the Círculo de Bellas Artes Gallery (Madrid) during the month of February 99.
On June the 8th NIZA played with Uk band SALAKO in a party organized by radio show “Viaje A Los Sueños Polares” and the net of European radios Euromuse. The show was broadcasted by most of the radios of the net, and was also recorded to be shown on Spanish Tv show “Estación Polar”.
The first song released by NIZA, taken from their demo tape, appeared in “Consuma Pop Español”, a CD compilation released by Madrid club Supergen. On August 99 they release their first single and CD-Single on Elefant Records. They play in several Elefant parties in different parts of the country. They also make a TV appearance in Via Digital. At the end of 1999, Japanese online shop Syft Records makes “Niza” single of the month. In the Uk they get some airplay by famous BBC DJ Mark Radcliff.

2000-2002
In October 2000 appears a new single with three songs: “Topolino”. One of the songs in this single, “Por las tardes” would be included in a CD given away with the March 2001 issue of exquisite Japanese pop magazine Beikoku Ongaku. A video of “Por las tardes” is shot in June 2001. This video is premiered in Madrid’s FNAC store in July 2001; NIZA and LA MONJA ENANA play live in this premiere. In November the band plays in Madrid’s Cafe de la Palma, presenting new songs. The band is accompanied by an accordion player; Gregorio Soria (graphic designer) plays drums in some of the songs. On March 2002 they play a new Juan de Pablos night in Madrid, this time with LA MONJA ENANA, COLAJET SET, L-KAN, SOUVENIR... They also play an Elefant night in Granada with ME ENVENENO DE AZULES, and they also take part in the Otros Mundos Pop Festival in Leon, with SHIZUKA among others. On July 19th, the band plays in Valencia’s “Le Festipower” with DON JULIO Y LOS CHOCOLAS. On September 21st, NIZA and NOSOTRÄSH play an Elefant night in Paris. The night is organized by French zine Lollipop and takes place in La Guinguette Pirate Club, a boat in the river Seine. This is the first time both bands play in France. At the end of November 2002 their first album, “Canciones de temporada”, is released at last. Ian Catt, known for his work with ST ETIENNE and TREMBLING BLUE STARS, is their record’s producer. The twelve songs that make up “Canciones de temporada” go all over a sentimental relationship across the four seasons: from the bright spring to the unwelcoming and dark winter. With this album, NIZA strengthen their hold as masters of elegant and sophisticated pop bathed with charm and delicacy, halfway between Saint Tropez and Rio de Janeiro. Specially indicated for fans of Astrud Gilberto or Claudine Longet. Collaborations in the record come from Guille Mostaza (ELLOS) on bass, Eric (LOS PLANETAS) on drums and percussions, David (LA CASA AZUL) who does backing vocals on “Parasol”, and Granada City’s Orchestra (winds and strings). Produced and mixed by Ian Catt at Cat Music Studios (London); Recorded at Refugio Antiaereo (Granada); mastering and recording engineer: Carlos Hernández.

2003
NIZA are chosen as FNAC New Talent, and during the months of January and February 2003 they premiere “Canciones de temporada” in an acoustic format. They play in Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Madrid, Zaragoza and Asturias. They have great success of public, the album appears amongst the Top selling albums at some FNAC stores (reaching number one in Madrid) and the first edition, of 2.000 copies, is sold out in only one month. In February 2003 they play at the Soft Pop Tour stop in Madrid, with British bands TREMBLING BLUE STARS, HARPER LEE and LOVEJOY, bands which are very close to NIZA, and with whom Ian Catt (producer of “Canciones de temporada”) usually works too. The video clip for “Parasol”, first single taken from “Canciones de temporada”, is shot in August 2003. Independent film studios Entre Líneas produce this video clip. In September the play at the premiere parties of the Elefant “Modapop” compilation in Madrid and Barcelona, along with CAMERA OBSCURA, LA CASA AZUL, ENTRE RÍOS and LES TRES BIEN ENSEMBLE. This compilation includes two of the band’s songs: “Parasol” (taken from “Canciones de temporada”) and “Jamás te he olvidado” (a previously unreleased song, recorded during recording sessions of the album).During the months of October and November, they play their new songs in clubs, with Guille Milkyway from LA CASA AZUL playing bass and melodica on several songs.NIZA take part in the “Tribute to FAMILY”, covering “Dame estrellas o limones”.

2004-2006
In May they are invited to support LAMBCHOP on the American band’s Spanish concerts in Madrid (Sala Arena), Barcelona (Sala Apolo) and Pontevedra (Pazo de cultura). In June, news broke: NIZA had split. Silvia and Roberto take different paths, leaving behind a legacy of elegant and sophisticated pop, succinct in discography (two singles, one album and two videoclips), but still as prevailing as it was in the beginning, keeping the band’s name on a leading position in the current music scene. However, apparently news about their split didn’t affect their career: “Canciones de temporada” was released in Japan in the beginning of 2004 by Rambling Records (a strong label specialized in reissues of 60’s classic albums or soundtracks such as Ennio Morricone’s), enjoying a great welcome and selling thousands of copies, as it was to be expected after, back in ’99, their debut CD-Single was selected by an important Japanese record shop as one of the most recommended of that time.This Japanese edition of the album has a different cover, adapted from their second single “Topolino”, and as it is usual in Japanese releases, it includes some extra tracks. In “Canciones de temporada”, these tracks are: “Jamás te he olvidado” (taken from the “Modapop” compilation), “Radio Star” (a song dedicated to Juan de Pablos, included in the tribute CD that celebrates the 25th anniversary of his “Flor de pasión” radio show, and also included in the “Momentos perdidos” compilation) and an exclusive song (for the time being) for the Japanese audience: “El muchacho de los ojos tristes”, a Jeanette cover wrapped in euphoric europop, produced by Guille Milkyway (from LA CASA AZUL). In the summer of 2004, NIZA’s album is also released in Taiwan (by Avant Garden Records).And the good news is that the success of this album in Japan is so enormous that NIZA re-form temporarily! This is not a proper comeback, but only a short reunion for two shows in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, as a part of the Expo Aichi activities in July 2005. There they played along with LA CASA AZUL and DJ Polar in two Elefant Records parties taking part at club Cay (at Spiral Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo) on July 23rd and 24th 2005.Due to the huge success of these shows they intend to go back again to Asian territories next year, for more shows in Japan and Taiwan, and also in South Korea, where Ales Music record label will soon release their album, “Canciones de temporada”.After the success achieved with "Canciones de temporada", their label in Taiwan is releasing now a complete compilation of NIZA’s recordings under the title “Archivando mis recuerdos [1998-2004]” (“Filing my memories”), a compilation as wide as the complete career of the duo, featuring stops in all the band’s different periods: here we find their two singles, plus a series of rarities and hard-to-find recordings: new and different versions of songs appeared on the band’s only album; live recordings (acoustic radio sessions, or onstage featuring Guille Milkyway from LA CASA AZUL on the piano, as in their cover of the classic standard “Fly me to the moon”); rarities that only appeared in compilations before (such as “Radio Star”, the song they dedicated to Radio 3’s DJ Juan de Pablos; and also “Jamás te he olvidado”, previously released on Elefant’s “Modapop” compilation); cover versions of favourite songs by FAMILY (“Dame estrellas o limones”), French chanteuse and 60’s pop idol Jeanette (“El muchacho de los ojos tristes”) and even THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. A total of eighteen songs which are the perfect companion to go along with the band’s only album, which seemed too short a legacy to many of us. This Taiwanese compilation is already available through Elefant Records’ mail order service, so fans of the band from elsewhere can complete their collections. Besides of all this, a similar compilation (same cover but different title and, above all, different tracklist) will be soon released in Japan via Rambling Records.Three songs by NIZA (“Inés”, “Por las tardes” and “Isolée”) are included in the original soundtrack recording of the movie “Romancing the bride”: a romantic comedy directed by Kris Isaacson (“Down to you”) which also features the music of Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto.Starred by actress Laura Prepon (well known for her part in the TV series “That 70's show”), the movie premiered on December 3rd, 2005 on NY channel Oxygen.In the first months of 2006 two new records by NIZA are released in the Asian territories, which have always been very keen on their music. "Canciones de temporada", the only official full-length album by the couple, comes out in South Korea through Ales Music (a record label that had already released other labelmates like CAMERA OBSCURA). Ales Music's release is a gorgeous digipack with a full booklet including the lyrics translated into Korean!On the other hand, Japanese label Rambling Records -which released to great acclaim "Canciones de temporada"- releases the compilation "Todas las canciones (1998-2005)".The album shares its beautiful artwork with another compilation previously released by Taiwanese label Avant Garden, but both the tracklist and even the title of the album (the one from Taiwan was called "Archivando mis recuerdos") are different.

Discography in Elefant Records:
ER-215 NIZA "Niza" Single 7" (August 1999)
ER-322 NIZA “Niza” CD-Single (August 1999)
ER-228 NIZA "Topolino" Single 7" (October 2000)
ER-335 NIZA “Topolino” CD-Single (October 2000)
ER-1098 NIZA “Canciones De Temporada “ CD Digipak (November 2002)

Songs in compilations:
- “El viaje”, in CONSUMA POP ESPAÑOL (CD Supergen, 1999)
- “Niza”, in VERANO DEL 99 (CD ER-1062, 1999)
- “No me digas que estoy sola”, in ELEFANTDIEZ (CD ERDL-001, 1999)
- “Por las tardes”, in ELEFANT DOSMILUNO (CD ER-1083, 2001)
- “Por las tardes”, in CD free with BEIKOKU ONGAKU magazine (Japan, March 2001)
- “Por las tardes”, in ELEFANT 2002 (CD Suave, México, 2002)
- “Universo”, in ROCKDELUX canciones nacionales según los lectores (CD SM-055, 2003)
- “Jamás te he olvidado”, in MODAPOP (CD ER-1094, September 2003)
- “Dame estrellas o limones”, in HOMENAJE A FAMILY (CD SM-064, 2003)
- “Radio star”, in MOMENTOS PERDIDOS (CD ER-1115, 2004)

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UNDERSHAKERS - WHAT A LIVE !



Girl group Undershakers again. From their 1996 LP "Night Show", clearly devoted to the sixties sounds.
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LOS TICKETS - VOLVERÁ


Stella Stevens

Dedicated to someone.
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THE STUPID BABOONS - MY LOVE FOR YOU


Having a vocalist such as David Lorenzo (later in "Los imposibles"), The Stupid Baboons was a garage band, sometimes labelled as very "plastics", playing since 1994 (?).
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THE SMUTMEN - CARACOLES

Smutmen was a band from Zaragosa, influenced by sixties pop, beat, and soul. Formers were: Daniel Garuz: voice and guitar, Ricardo Vicente: voice and guitar, Samuel Zapatero: vocals and bass, and Enrique Moreno: drums. Smutmen recorded the songs that would be his first album, a three-song EP titled "On the road again" at late 1994, and was published by Animal Records in 1995. The presentation tour took them through several major Spanish cities.
In 1996 published with Animal Records their second EP, "Snails", which included four new songs. They kept playing in Spain and in 1997 performed at the Series B Festival at La Rioja and the Purple Weekend in Leon. But the group's evolution toward a less sixties sound and change the language of your letters from English to Castilian led them to change their name in late 1997. Smutmen adventure ended and began Pulmón (Lung).The four Smutmen members remained together as Pulmón about the following two years.

Info at Musicoscopio

ALEX Y LOS FINDERS - MI CHICA ME RIÑÓ reloaded



Alex y los Finders again. Now with a garage pop song: My girl had a row with me.
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MI NIÑA ME RIÑÓ

ZEBRA - I´VE MADE MY MIND



Zebra again. Now at the end of its career, when they launched their last LP (also called "Zebra"). Very good pop-rock.

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MILA - MIRA COMO BAILO YO



Mila again, now singing "Mira como bailo yo", a twist mixed with the typical ye-ye style of thew Spanish sixties female singers.

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2011-11-26

LOS GÉMINIS - MONY MONY




Los Géminis, an Spanish freakbeat band from Mallorca. They were playing for tourism during the sixties till ealry the seventies. This time, listen the cover "Mony, Mony" by Tommy James & The Shondells.


LOS SAYONARAS - ESTA MELODÍA


Taken from viejopuckup


Los Sayonara were five-members band with a long career, but not well known in Spain. In 1967 they covered "Cet air-là", a 1966 France Gall´s hit, sang in Spanish.

Uncomplete Discography
7" EP's
66 Sesión CS-032 Navidad ye-ye - Noche de paz / La marimorena / Pero mira como beben / Madre en la puerta hay un niño
7" singles
66 Sesión S-1007 Noche de paz / La marimorena
66 Sesión S-1008 Pero mira como beben / Madre en la puerta hay un niño
67 Sesión S-1022 Esta melodía ("Cet air-là") / Playas lejanas ("Distant Shores")
76 Maller SG-101


Save Your Kisses for Me / Bye, Bye Fraeulein [as Los Sayonara]

LP
1975 Hits de España (Compilation): Lady Lay and Carolina


First time they played were the Juny 8, 1965 at "Madison Club", 10 Cea Bermúdez St. (Sala de juventud a ritmo internacional= Hall for the youth with international rithm), along with The Seissons, and presented by Luis Gardey.
They played at "Señorial Club" (Gran via St. - Madrid) the January 9, 1969

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2011-11-24

UNDERSHAKERS - A TU VERA



"A tu
vera" (In your side) is a popular Spanish song composed in 1964 by the master Solano and Rafael de León. The popularity of this song was such that was covered by Lola Flores at the peak of her fame and success; and has been a recurrent song among copla singers during more than the following 45 years.

Undershakers is a girl band founded in September 1994 and won the II Competition Rock City University of Oviedo. Later, they did an EP under Subterfuge Records. During the 90's they become one of the most popular alternative rock bands, and the greatest exponents of the "Xixón Sound" (you know Nosoträsh, Australian Blonde, Doctor Explosion, Nacho Vegas ...). Undershakers did a funny sixties sound till 2000, when they disbanded.

The cover of "A tu vera" recorded for the medium-length album "Sola" (Alone) in 1997.

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ALEX Y LOS FINDERS - TU AMOR DE AYER reloaded



Alex y Los Finders again. Now performing "Yesterday man", by Chris Andrews.
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TU AMOR DE AYER

DALIDA - FLAMENCO


Hi, folks.
I have seen that many people are looking for a very rare cover of "Flamenco", a 1965 hit by "Los Brincos" (see in this blog), realeased by Dalida. Here it is.

Dalida (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), born with Italian name of Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was a world-famous singer and actress born in Egypt with Italian origins but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti. She spent her early years in Egypt amongst the Italian Egyptian community, but she lived most of her adult life in France.[1][2] She received 55 gold records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc.[3][4] Dalida performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: French, Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish.

Renowned for the changes she wrought to the French and global music industry with her powerful and colourful performances, she is today still remembered by aficionados throughout the world. A 30-year career (she debuted in 1956 and recorded her last album in 1986, a few months before her death) and her death led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer.


Le Rêve Oriental is a remix album by Dalida, released in 1998.

Tracks listing:
  1. "Quand s'arrêtent les violons" (Latino Mix)
  2. "Io t'amero" (Tres palabras) (Duet in Spanish with Sebastian Abaldonato)
  3. "Femme est la nuit"
  4. "Flamenco "Oriental" (Duet in Italian/French with Sebastian Abaldonato)
  5. "La Feria"
  6. "Lady d'Arbanville"Enlace
  7. "T'es fier de toi ?"
  8. "Aghani, Aghani" (Gitano, gitano) (Duet with Sebastian Abaldonato)
  9. "Salma Ya Salama" (Sueño Flamenco) (Duet in Spanish-Egyptian with Sebastian Abaldonato)
  10. "Ils ont changé ma chanson"
  11. "Akhsan nass" (1998 Version in Egyptian)
Dalida official website



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2011-11-23

TANIA VELIA - LOS PEPINILLOS




c. 35
BIO

She is born in Sipske, Moravice, Yugoslavia,
to a Turkish father and an Italian mother.
Her father will become the governor of the island
of Lastovo, in the Adriatic Sea; her brother,
a major in the Yugoslavian army.
? As a schoolgirl, she spends her summer vacations
working on the railroad as some type of limited
pre-army training.
c. 49 Is a junior swimming champion at age 14
? Becomes a member of the
Yugoslavian Olympic swimming team
55 When the team competes in Austria,
she refuses to return to her native country
? Makes a few movies in Austria
April 55 As Tanya Ivelya, she is a "Continental Beauty"
in Esquire together with Mari Aldon,
Vera Molnar, and Jester Naefe
? Goes with her mother to America
and seeks asylum in the States
/ enters America as a political refugee
with help of her American aunt,
after escaping from behind the Iron Curtain.
"She has been a professional architect, swimmer,
actress, fashion model and singer.
Her measurements are 36-22-36."
November 55 Columnist Earl Wilson reports her to be
Saga
's "Girl of the Month."
She speaks six languages.
? Wins her movie contract two weeks
after her arrival in Hollywood
August 57 Is "Today's Bob Neal Item:
The oil millionaire discovered her,
the Yugoslav Olympic star, who scrammed
the Iron Curtain for a Warner contract..."
March 58 Is heralded the "Voom Girl" and selected as
guest for the Naval Reserve Center's
opening at 12200 Sylvan Street, North Hollywood,
on March 28
? films Whiplash on location in Puerto Rico.
During the trip, she's put in jail in Venezuela
because she has her picture taken beside
a statue of Simon Bolivar.
February 59 Columnist Earl Wilson interviews her at
New York's Essex House bar:
"I gave my mother a TV set and $300 for a
refrigerator when she was here.
My father is governor of the Island of Lastovo,
but he doesn't make much money.
When he met me in Paris, he was in a daze.
He didn't believe this world existed.
My mother I wanted to wear my mink.
She said no, just get her a little cloth coat.
She wasn't used to American drinks. Mostly slibovitz."
? returns from Cuba with a gift of an automatic rifle.
She says the 30-caliber M1 carbine was given to
her on a recent vacation in Havana by Fidel Castro
"to use on Hollywood wolves."
18 March 59 the rifle arouses the curiosity of the Hollywood police,
who notify her that possession of the weapon is illegal
and firmly remove it from her apartment
May 59 boards a French airliner at Idlewild Airport, New York,
for Paris, en route to Vienna, Austria, to start work in a
new film, Olympia
August 60 columnist Walter Winchell asks: "Is Joe Di Maggio
planning a reprise with his used-to-be playmate,
lovely Tania Velia, now that she's a smash at the
Viennese Lantern?"
March 61 producers Griffith and Prince sign her to understudy
the star in Kuprin
July 61 leaps from song arranger Joe Sherman's smoking car
just before it explodes. She receives only bruises.
February 62 heralded a former "Miss Yugoslavia," she performs
"songs in many languages" at the Three Saints
Restaurant, Liverpool, New York



VIOLETA RIVAS - BESOS DE PAPEL



Ana María Francisca Adinolfi (October 4, 1937), best known as Violeta Rivas, was another symbol of Argentine El Club del Clan, a TV Show where beat-pop singers got a high succes singin in Spanish. She initially sung hits by Mina, and Rita Pavone.
Enjoy this ye-ye song!!

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2011-11-21

LOS CHEYENES - DEVUÉLVEME EL CORAZÓN reloaded



Los Cheyenes again, now with their own hit. Pure garage from Barcelona. As to me, they were one of the best Spanish sixties bands, of course!!

DEVUÉLVEME EL CORAZÓN

LOS TOP-SON - DESPEINADA



Los Top Son again, now covering "Despeinada", the 1963 superhit by Palito Ortega.

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LOS TEEN AGERS - MABEL



Los Teen Agers, from Córdoba (Argentina), started in 1961 singing in English, but they keep singing in Spanish from 1961 till 1964.
Enjoy this beautiful rock song by Guillermo Araujo (2nd by the left).

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LOS T.N.T. - TU LOCA JUVENTUD




TNT was a words-play between the explosive and the initials of Tim, Nelly and Tony, the members of this great trio. Edelweiss "Tim" Croatto, born in 1936, and his brothers Hermes "Tony" (1939) and Argentina "Nelly" (1941), natives of Udine, in 1953 settled with his family in Montevideo, where they began to sing. They were discovered and hired in 1960 by RCA, in their search for young stars which also included Rocky Pontoni, Violeta Rivas, Marty Cosens, Louis Bastian and others. Their first recording for RCA was the song "Eso" (That), by brothers Virgil and Homer Exposito, known composers of tango. According with their name, the song produced an explosion. In few days, the issue sold over 100,000 albums in Argentina, apart from being successful in Mexico and most of South America.

Television debut in Channel 9 opening show, generating a lot of positive comments about their vocal harmonization and natural sympathy. When a few days later made their first appearance on Radio Belgrano was amazing the amount of people who attended, far exceeding the capacity of the auditorium of the station. Followed performances in major clubs in Buenos Aires and in a musical revue that was presented at the Teatro Nacional.

Their first LP was "The Fabulous TNT", appeared in late 1960, where in addition to "Eso" included other hits like "Es", "Dos caras tiene la luna", "A Buenos Aires", "Blue Night", and "Canción de amor." Another big hit was their cover of "The Espumita", by Carlos Argentino, used for the propaganda of the beer Quilmes. It was included on his second LP "La gira triunfal por Latinoamérica de los TNT", whose publication in 1961 coincided with his performances in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Chile. Other issues of great impact were "Vuelve primavera", "Moliendo Cafe", "Siete besos", "Chicas," "No lo ves", "La historia deKit Carson."

After recording two LP on RCA in 1962, they settled in Spain, a country that represented in the Eurovision festival 1964, appearing as Nelly, Tim and Tony, performed a beautiful song, "Caracola", but without success, peaking at No. 12. They recorded several albums for Belter Records. In 1965 appeared in Argentina their last Ep with, with "Yo no me marcho de aquí" and "Llévame, llévame."

Translated from rockolafree

Theyu recorded in 1965 "Tu loca juventud", a sort of hymn, that will be covered a lot of times during these years.
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2011-11-20

LOS POPS - LA PELOTA DE GOMA ROJA reloaded



Los Pops, from Mallorca, again. Now performing "Red rubber ball", a beautiful song by The Cyrkle.
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LOS STOP - CORAZÓN CONTENTO




Los Stop covering "Tengo el corazón contento", by Marisol.
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LOS SHAKERS - GRITO TU NOMBRE



The forgotten garage band Los Shakers, from Madrid, released a rude sound from Pio XII street during 1965 and 1966. Pioneers in this style, they are still waiting to be rediscovered.
Enjoy this cover of "I call your name".


EXCEPTION 14 - ROXANNE WILDE - HERE COMES THAT FEELING


Marty Wilde


Marty, Kim and Roxanne

Roxanne Wilde (b. 1979) is the third of Marty Wilde´s children to enter the music business. Marty himself is a Rock and Roll legend (remenber "Donna", "A teenager in love", or "Jezebel"). Sister Kim Wilde, first hit the charts back in 1981 with "Kids in America", peaked No. 2 in UK.
Marty Wilde and his band ("The Wildcats") continues to tour regularly, mainly in the UK.
In March 5, 2007, Marty recorded a live called "Born to Rock N Roll" at UMTV (Universal Music TV - London). And Roxanne appeared few times, showing the great singer she is.
Enjoy her sweet voice in this amazing cover of Brenda Lee.

Please, note in the video below a father paying attention to the singer (1:45), and the happyness he proudly has after the crossing eyes between them (1:56). Simply lovely!!


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LOS IMPOSIBLES - IT'S COLD OUTSIDE



Los Imposibles again. The re-edition of their "hoo-ha!!" LP (1st ed: 1995. 2nd ed: 2005) includes few bonus tracks, such as the one we upload today, a cover of "It's Cold Outside", but touched with their typical sound. Although Los Imposibles is usually labelled as a mod band in Spain, they covered few songs belonging to, supposedly, other styles. We are in the land of the labels again: pop, power-pop, noise-pop, mod, pop-rock, flower-pop, beat, merseybeat, surfbeat, British invasion, bubblegum... I can still go on few lines putting styles. I would like to know who can give light over this, since there are songs crossing all styles through the times.


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CLAVEL Y JAZMÍN - NO LO VES


Coileen Corby


Clavel y Jazmín again!!!
By the way, I have to say that Paco Clavel, Spanish Guarripop and Cutrelux aesthetic movement creator, is a music collector, having one of the most impressive collection of EPs and LPs (more than 500.000).

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SANDY - PEPE SERÁ PAPÁ


Sandy, another Chilean singer belonging to "La Nueva Ola Chilena".

La Nueva Ola Chilena
With the boom that had the rock and roll in the world in the 1960s, Chilean music industry contemplated to accommodate young local performers, who will perform songs and recognized worldwide.
Producers and programmers of records, played a key role, through radio programs and their influences on the record labels, saw in the Chilean rock sung by a real product with commercial potential. That was how this musical movement was closely related to the mass media, mainly radio and television, and the characters linked to them, who often reached levels of popularity similar to the performers themselves. In this respect the figures of the artistic director and disc jockey were fundamental.

With an eminently international appearance, emerged during the 1960s the movement known as New Wave, a term that was already known in Argentina and Europe with some variations. Its performers, all young and handsome, popular music flooded the mass with his songs. The Carr Twins, Buddy Richard, The Red Junior, Luis Dimas, José Alfredo Fuentes, Fresia Soto, Cecilia, who in 1965 won the Festival de Viña del Mar, Gloria Aguirre and Pat Henry, to name a few, were one of the movements higher productivity in the history of Chilean popular music, becoming a true idol. The stamps were careful to take his cast to these great drag performers novice, the disc became a precious commodity, depending on the audio content and photo of your cover, and the movement itself exceeded its musical nature to become a social phenomenon.

However, this musical trend was not without fierce criticism. The act of singing foreign rhythms, often in English and even under the stage name Anglo-Saxon, meant that the New Wave was often identified as foreign-influenced movement, which represents national tradition and that, therefore, was to the detriment of Chilean real music.

Regardless, the New Wave was the first major sales phenomenon of mass popular music in Chile, and one of the first ways that the public had to approach the emerging rock music. It marked the national scene during the 1960s, then entered a decline that did not prevent his stay in the memory of a generation.


Sandy
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first artistic steps from Sandy were somewhat different from the rest of the other young singers. Most of them started singing at student parties and dances, while Sandy first became acquainted with the microphone, before entering the field.
Mining radio serials made ​​in Viña del Mar, for six months, where she later sang. The "Calduch" radius of Valparaiso Portales met in 1961 when Miguel Davagnino was responsible for program management and her product, and other amateur singers of the era ell christened her name with the interpreter: Sandy.
After singing for some time in the radio program Portales, Davanigno himself called him to hold office as a programmer at the station, where she spent a year doing all the programming of the radio.
By then Discomania touring in northern Chile, where the representative Juan Vasquez was interested that Sandy was integrated as a singer. It was her stroke of luck, because there Palmenia met Pizarro, her close friend and it was later the same Palmenia who spoke with Sandy's parents, to let her present it in Santiago de Chile and to tempt fate.
Thanks to Palmenia, Sandy was able to shorten path and make his first recording for Philips, together with the set of Valparaiso "Tigers", later resigned to the label, to be hired by the label Vivarta who ran Scottie Scott. In this recorded "Pepe is Daddy," "The Stroller", then signs for Demon, always in the hands of Scottie Scott as her producer. There imposed "Say you hate me" and others who follow the path of success. Sandy whose real name is Cristina Fernández Castillo, a native of Cerro Baron of Valparaiso, is based for many years in Panama.

Now, listen to Sandy in this cover of the Spaniards The Brisks "Pepe será papá", already posted in this blog.