LOOK WHAT I HAVE FOUND vol 112
In The Trashcan
| 1. baia - the jokers
The best Belgian instrumental band from the 60s
are back with a "new sound"; they discovered the fuzz
pedal and the echo chamber in 1966. Released on Arcade.
| 9. ahmed larbi mustafah -
In the 50s and 60s Corsari was the best known
television host in Belgium. He also recorded several
novelty songs, including this one, which was maybe OK in
1972, but nowadays it could cause a religious riot.
| 2. misirlou - woody herman
Recorded in 1941 already for Decca, when the 45rpm record didn't exist yet. Later it resurfaced on a 45 several times, including this one on MCA. This is the very first English sung version. The original 1927 recording was in Greek
| 10. apache - sonny james
Best known Shadows song? Apache! Here's the vocal version from a year later. In 1961 it became a big hit in the US, while nobody seems to know it in Europe.
| 3. conga rock - the kingsmen
It's the B-side of "The cat walk" which already appeared on vol 105. Not the Louie Louie guys, but musicians who also worked with Bill Haley. How to make a rock version with a conga beat… Funny that this worked in 1958.
| 11. un americain dans les
rues de rio - franck fernandel
A French sung sambo tune about Rio on a 1966 EP, issued on Philips.
| 4. ali baba - les caravelles
The flipside of "Caravelle" on vol 100. A pseudo-Arabic French sung novelty tune from a band that hailed from France or Belgium.
| 12. ma-ma-du - benny
Fantastic, contagious Latin beat; The Chakachas' version (see vol 36) is even better. When mambo meets cha-cha-cha…
| 5. basta - adriano celentano
On vol 12 you'll find the older version by Clem Sacco. This 1961 Jolly release shows the quality of Italian super star Celentano. One of the best cha-cha songs from Italy.
| 13. juntos - el chicano
An L.A. based Chicano rock band with a love for Santana. This 1972 instrumental flipside to "Viva Tirado" is one of their best efforts I've ever heard.
| 6. caravan pt1 - duane eddy
The self-named inventor of the twanging guitar recorded in 1961 an excellent version of the Duke Ellington classic.
| 14. chico cha-cha - olive
A German girl sings and dances the cha-cha for Chico, her lover boy from Costa Rica.
| 7. rockambo baby - perez prado
Mambo king Prado released this Rockambo Baby in 1972. On the flipside there's a Rocco Granata song called "Oh, Oh, Rosie".
| 15. fais-moi le couscous,
cheri - zina nahid
Perfect song for a couscous party. Zina Nahid is accompanied by Ali Hodja and His Hadjis. On the back cover there's an excellent recipe for a 6 persons couscous meal, presented by belly dancer Zina herself.
| 8. amazonas - los conquistadores
See vol 110 for more info. Subtitled "A trip into a tropical forest" this instrumental somehow reminds me of 1972 Jokers meets 1968 Jess & James meets Jean-Pierre Massiera.
| 16. mas zacate - el
Very much like Chakachas. This is also the third song on the "Viva Tirado" EP on MCA.