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VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn

VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn
Outta Sight presents The Groove, a truly authentic retrospective of the Belgium Popcorn scene that has run parallel to the UK Northern Soul scene since its inception in 1969. Our Popcorn playlist combines a unique blend of soul, R&B and exotica based largely around the shuffling, fifties, cha cha beat immortalized in Mary Mazzas Cha Cha Italiano and Frank Pizanis Steady Cha Cha. Our album title is derived from The Groove club in Ostend, Belgium, where the Popcorn sound was first introduced by pioneering DJ Freddy Cousaert. As the sound developed " a hybrid of 60s soul, jazz, funk, R&B and American pop " the scene began to take off and came of age in a converted farm at Vrasene, near Antwerp, which was christened The Popcorn. Enjoy The Groove.

VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn




THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection


             Band members         

  line up (1966-)

- Danny Sinclair -- lead vocals (1966-)
- Eddy Vanderlinden -- guitar (1966-)
- Daniel Provo -- lead guitar
- Gilbert Remue -- bass
- Yves De Vriendt-- lead guitar (1968-)
- Marc Claeys -- lead guitar  (1969-)

 line up  (1969-73)

- Marc Maleyster --  keyboard
- Gus Roan -- guitar
- Eddy Vanderlinden -- lead guitar 
- Guido Wolfaert (RIP 2008) -- lead singer (replaced 
  Danny Sinclair)

The group apparently started playing together in 1966 getting a big break when British pop star Dave Berry spotted them playing at the Ghent sports stadium.  With Berry's sponsorship they began working as a backup band, supporting a steady stream of English stars touring the Benelux.  Berry also helped the band score a contract with Decca, making their debut with the 1967 Berry-penned 'You Made a Fool of Me' b/w 'M. T.' (Decca catalog number 105 23.720)
Released in 1968, "Inspirated" served to compile the earlier single with a bunch of new studio material; much of it penned by mentor Berry.   Lots of folks probably won't find this one particularly appealing, but the quirky blend of English pop moves and the heavily accented deliveries have always held a quirky appeal to my ears. True, much of the album sounded like it had been recorded a couple of years earlier, but that 'old school' feel was also part of the appeal to my ears. Perhaps a mistake to assume they played their own instruments, but I'll tell you that these guys came off as quite accomplished musicians and could have easily competed with many of their better know American and British competitors.  MORE :

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THE NEW INSPIRATION - Best Of (2 CD)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - New Inspiration [1972]

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 1 (Inspirated)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 2

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 3 (1968)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 4 Rainbow (1971)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

from Eddy 


The Flying Guitar — The Flying Guitar (1969)

The Flying Guitar — The Flying Guitar (1969)


A short-term (one-time) project by André Shore (owned by André Van den Meersschaut, also known as André Hasse) - a former guitarist and vocalist popular in the 1960s (1960-1967) of the Belgian group The Cousins in which he performed, including . together with his brother - Guido Van den Meersschaut
(also known as Guy Dovan, died in early January 2003).
With the help of producer, Palette Records owner - Roland Kluger and two musicians: bass player (?) And drummer (Frédéric Rottier - jazz drummer, born in 1926, died July 28, 1995) in 1969. completed
(Studio Madeleine in Brussels) album - "Flying Guitar", originally released at the end of 1969. at the label
Palette Records (1969, MPB - S - 3294, Belgium).

The Flying Guitar — The Flying Guitar (1969)

The Cousins - Twist et Rock

The Cousins - Twist et Rock


A belgian rock band active during the sixties (1961/1967), most known for his standard tune "Killi watch" covered by Johnny Hallyday. 
They had a huge success in Argentina where they were known as Los Primos (Cousins in Spanish)

Members:
Adrien Ransy, André Shore, Garcia Morales, Gus Derse, Guy Dovan, Jean Huysmans, Pol Préciaux


The Cousins - Twist et Rock

Les Apaches - Singles 62-63

Les Apaches - Singles 62-63


Les Apaches is that they hail from Liege, Belgium and only officially released four instrumental singles between 1962 and 1963. The photo above, while being the only decent record cover image I can get, is also the only photo I can find of the group period – for all I know, this could be the only picture of all of them together in existence!


De gitaargroep Les Apaches kwam uit Luik en nam 4 instrumentale singles op in de periode 1962-1963 voor het eveneens uit Luik afkomstige platenlabel Belgadisc. De band won enkele bekende wedstrijden in de regio Luik (Comblain-La-Tour en La Guitarre d'Or). 
Drummer Vincent Bellini was 15 jaar oud in 1962 tijdens de opnamen van de eerste single "Colorado/Blue Strings" in 1962. Daarvoor was hij actief geweest als drummer bij The Dynamic Boys, die ook een instrumentale plaat opnam voor Belgadisc (Jenny's Rock/The Black Guitare) in 1962.

Alle instrumentals van de groep blinken uit door hun helder geluid en met uitzondering van "Peanuts' Vendor" werden alle nummers door de gitaristen Jo Lacroix en Harry Martin geschreven. Gitaartechnisch gezien was het beslist een van de betere Belgische formaties. De groep nam tijdens de sessie van hun eerste single ook een vokale single op met zanger Andre Montana. In 1963 werd er door Les Apaches nog studiomateriaal opgenomen voor RCA, jammer genoeg zijn die opnamen voor altijd op de plank blijven liggen.

De eigenaar van het Belgadisc label is helaas in 1987 overleden en zijn volledige studioarchief is daarbij tevens voorgoed verloren gegaan. Alle singles op het Belgadisc label werden slechts in oplagen van 1000 tot 2000 stuks geperst en zijn daarom nu zeer zeldzaam geworden. Gelukkig heeft de helaas veel te vroeg overleden Werner Arys alle opnamen en informatie over de groep verzameld. In de periode 1993-1996 stelde hij enkele CD's uit zijn collectie samen voor het Nederlandse Rarity-Records uit Haarlem. De 8 instrumentals van Les Apaches verschenen in 1993 op de CD "Collector's Items from Belgium vol.1"

Les Apaches - Singles 62-63

Ricky Morvan And The Fens ‎– The Story Of...

Ricky Morvan And The Fens ‎– The Story Of...

Rock & Roll formation Ricky Morvan & The Fens from Belgium and was founded in 1962. They where discovered at a music contest and got signed for a record label. Their first singles where released in several European countries. In 1966 the group stopped. This album is a best of album with all their big hits.




Ricky Morvan And The Fens ‎– The Story Of...

Ricky Morvan And The Fens ‎– The Story Of...

Ricky Morvan And The Fens ‎– The Story Of...

VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn VA - The Wow! Belgium PopcornTHE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection VA - The Belgian Beat Blast Vol.1The Flying Guitar — The Flying Guitar (1969)The Cousins - Twist et RockThe Cousins– The Robot (Palette EP 7241) (1962)Les Apaches - Singles 62-63Ricky Morvan And The Fens ‎– The Story Of...THE MEC-OP SINGERS - The Singles

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