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Ashtrays ‎– Ga Go Gu (1968)

Ashtrays ‎– Ga Go Gu  (1968)

The Ashtrays were a danish band from Humlebæk. Their only album "Ga Go Gu" from 1968 was one of the few psychedelic releases that came out of Denmark. In 2002 the album was re-issued on CD (Frost Records 0706) together with their lone single and some demo and live tracks. Dag Erik Asbjørnsen described it in his book "Scented Gardens Of The Mind" as a "very obscure Danish flower-power with a swingin' London feel comparable to Skip Bifferty and Rainbow Ffolly". While I wouldn't go thus far I must admit that they had some fine songs. A bit of a turn-off is the weak production but the patient listener will go along with "Simon Smorney", "In My Life" (NOT the Beatles song), "Come And Stay" and "You Bring Me The Sunshine".

Ashtrays ‎– Ga Go Gu  (1968)

Teenmakers - Teenmakers (1968 )

Teenmakers - Teenmakers (1968 )


Danish band was established in Ringsted, Denmark in 1963, and last performance on 26-12-1971. In 1972 the band shortly changed name to Hoodwink (6) for a more soul oriented sound but disbanded soon after. 
Members was: 
Frank Hansen: Lead Vocals 
Flemming Rasmussen: Guitar & Vocals 
Arne Rasmussen: Bass & Vocals 
Carsten Gregersen: Guitar 
John Roger: Drums

Teenmakers - Teenmakers (1968 )


Ashtrays - Album, Singletracks & Demos (1965-69)

Ashtrays - Album, Singletracks & Demos (1965-69)


The Ashtrays were a danish band from Humlebæk. Their only album "Ga Go Gu" from 1968 was one of the few psychedelic releases that came out of Denmark. In 2002 the album was re-issued on CD (Frost Records 0706) together with their lone single and some demo and live tracks. Dag Erik Asbjørnsen described it in his book "Scented Gardens Of The Mind" as a "very obscure Danish flower-power with a swingin' London feel comparable to Skip Bifferty and Rainbow Ffolly". While I wouldn't go thus far I must admit that they had some fine songs. A bit of a turn-off is the weak production but the patient listener will go along with "Simon Smorney", "In My Life" (NOT the Beatles song), "Come And Stay" and "You Bring Me The Sunshine".

Ashtrays - Album, Singletracks & Demos (1965-69)


Sir Henry & His Butlers – The Complete 1964-1966 (2 CD)

Sir Henry & His Butlers – The Complete 1964-1966 (2 CD)


Sir Henry and his Butlers was a Danish rock/popgroup which was formed during the summer of 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The group is mostly known for its two front figures Ole "Sir Henry" Bredahl and especially Tommy Seebach and also the song Let' Go. Characteristic for the group has been Ole Bredahl as organiser, whereas the rest of the ensemble of Sir Henry and his Butlers have been changed many times since the creation of the group.

The band is a continuation of another band called Five Danes which was desolved in the spring of 1964. In the beginning, this new band consisted of Ole "Sir Henry" Bredahl (vocals, bass), Carsten Elgstrom (guitar) together with Leif Davidsen (drums). As a trio they participated in a The Danish Beatles competition in Holte Hallen in April of 1964. Shortly thereafter the band was expanded with Poul Petersen (guitar) and Leif Davidsen was replaced with Jens Bogvad, former the Flintones. The group became popular around the Copenhagen music venues, in particular at Bakkens Place Pigalle where they played as house orchestra. This was a result of their single debut Hi-Heel Sneakers/Sick and Tired from 1964. During the autumn of the same year the band got there breakthrough with the release of their second single Let's Go. The single became a hit, not only in Denmark, but also in Sweden and Norway and the sale of the single exceeded 50,000 copies.

Sir Henry & His Butlers – The Complete 1964-1966 (2 CD)

Sir Henry & His Butlers – The Complete 1964-1966 (2 CD)

Sir Henry & His Butlers – The Complete 1964-1966 (2 CD)

Sir Henry and His Butlers 1962 - 1973

Pop/beat band from Denmark, established 1965 from 5 Danes, from 1970 shortened their name to Sir Henry..


Sir Henry and his Butlers was a Danish rock-pop group which was formed during the summer of 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The group is mostly known for its two front figures Ole "Sir Henry" Bredahl and especially Tommy Seebach and also the song "Let's Go". Characteristic for the group has been Ole Bredahl as organiser, whereas the rest of the ensemble of Sir Henry and his Butlers have been changed many times since the creation of the group.
The band is a continuation of another band called Five Danes which was dissolved in the spring of 1964. In the beginning, this new band consisted of Ole "Sir Henry" Bredahl (vocals, bass) and Carsten Elgstrøm (guitar), together with Leif Davidsen (drums). As a trio, they participated in a The Danish Beatles competition in Holte Hallen in April 1964. Shortly thereafter, the band was expanded with Poul Petersen (guitar) and Leif Davidsen was replaced with Jens Bøgvad, former the Flintones. The group became popular around the Copenhagen music venues, in particular at Bakkens Place Pigalle where they played as house orchestra. This was a result of their single debut "Hi-Heel Sneakers"/"Sick and Tired" from 1964. In October 1964 guitarist Poul Petersen was replaced by Arne Schrøder. During the autumn of the same year, the band got their breakthrough with the release of their second single, "Let's Go" (B-side: "Johnny Be Good (By By Johnny)") on the Sonet label. The single became a hit, not only in Denmark, but also in Sweden and Norway, and the sale of the single exceeded 50,000 copies.



In January 1965, Sir Henry and his Butlers expanded the band (Ole Bredahl, Torben Sardorf, Arne Schrøder) with Tommy Seebach (organ and, vocals), who at the time was only 15 years old. He would become very popular and together with Ole Bredahl they made up the front figures of the band. The same year the band changed record label to EMI and achieved a number of hits, among others: Times Are Getting Hard, Beautiful Brown Eyes and "Marianne", which were all released in 1966. During the autumn of 1967, the single "Camp" was released and became an international hit, especially in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The song was an instrumental track where the main instrument was the comb and paper. It was later used in an advertisement for the chocolate Rolo. The distinctly odd B-side song, "Pretty Style", featured sitar and psychedelic multi-tracked guitar and vocals.

During the years after Tommy Seebach joined the group the band changed its style. Originally their music was replicas of English beat music but this changed to a more original pop sound with songs that was composed by the members of the band themselves, primarily Ole Bredahl and Tommy Seebach. This new musical style ended up becoming an LP which was released in 1968 with the name H2O. In 1970, the band's name was shortened to Sir Henry. Two years later, Ole Steen Nielsen was replaced by Claus Asmussen, former The Noblemen and later Shu-Bi-Dua. This constellation recorded and released the 10-year anniversary album Listen in 1973.

Ole Bredahl and Tommy Seebach decided in 1975 to reorganise the group together with Torben Johansen (guitar) and John Roger (drums); the latter was a former member of Teenmakers. The same year, the four recorded the album Flashback. During that year, Tommy Seebach began a solo career which would become very successful. Due to that success, Tommy Seebach chose to leave the group in 1977. The same year, Ole Bredahl recorded a solo LP with the title of Tivoli/O. Henry on which there are feature some of the popular Sir Henry songs. The success was not on the same scale as for Tommy Seebach. Following this, Sir Henry was re-established several times by Ole Bredahl but without major success, though they had a minor hit in 1980 with the song "Juicy Lucy", where Sir Henry consisted of Ole Bredahl, Søren Bundgård (keyboard), Kurt Bo Jensen (guitar) and Ole Carsten Juul (drums) (was later replaced by Sten Kristensen in 1983). At the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 1983, they participated as backing group for Kirsten Siggaard with the song "Og livet går". The next year, Søren Bundgård and Kirsten Siggaard again participated in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix as the duo Hot Eyes with the song "Det' Lige Det", with which they won. The same year, Sir Henry (and his Butlers) was dissolved.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Henry_and_his_Butlers

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1965  Let's Go With Sir Henry & His Butlers 

 

1965  Are Serving You
 


  
1965   Sir Henry & His Butlers

 


1966 A Portrait Of Sir Henry And His Butlers



1967 Camp  


1968 H2O  

 


  1973 7 Listen!




 


SINGLES  


   

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This is only part of the great work done by Jancy ... Many thanks to him for these rarities. To be continued.



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Johnny Reimar - The Complete 1963 - 1965

Johnny Reimar - The Complete 1963 - 1965


Johnny Reimar – The Complete 1963 – 1965 
This is volume 7 in the great series “Dansk Pigtrеd”. Johnny Reimar was, with or without his equally famous backing-group The Scarlets, one of Denmarks most famous and successful artists in the sixties. He originally started out in The Clifters before joining The Scarletts. Like most artists of that era he did mostly cover-songs along with some of his own tunes. He has also had a very successful solo-career as a perfomer and an actor. The biographies are taken from danskefilm.dk and tinpan.fortunecity.com/mccartney/95/dksca.htm. They have been (poorly) translated into English by me.

The Scarlets were formed in Copenhagen in mid 1963 as a backing-group for Johnny Reimar, who had just left the Clifters. The members were: John Friis (el-b, vo) Kaj Christensen (p, org, vo) Steen Larsen (lead-g) Jan Pedersen (dm).

The Scarlets made their debut at Geels Kro, 20th July 1963. Scarlets quickly became more than just a backing-froup, and had two parallel carreers both on stage and on album: The Scarlets with or without Reimar. Scarlet played rocknroll inspired by Johnny & The Hurricans, which can be heard on their first recording “Bondeorgelet”, which served as the opening-vignette to the radioprogram “Musik for Teenagere”. The B-side “Prinsesse Toben” was a huge hit pе “Ti Vi Ka Li” in September 1963. Johnny Reimar & The Scarlets were a popular liveband that toured extensively in Denmark and Sweden. On a lot of the recordings Reimar used Bertrand Bechs Orkester as his backing-group. Scarlets were the first band that played on Hit House, on 1.9.1964, and at the Star Club. In late 1965 The Scarlets and Reimar split, and Johnny Reimar began his solo-career.

Johnny Reimar Kristensen played in the school orchestra at Korslшkkeskolen in his youth and later won an amateur-competetion at Fyns Tivoli. He made his debut as a “pigtrеdsinger” (beat/rocknroll-singer) in 1958 at Allesш Hallen in Fyn. In 1960 he moved to Copenhagen and graduated in art directing and drawing while joining the rocknroll band The Clifters in 1959. He had has breakthrough in 1961, when he made his recording debut with The Clifters and changed his name to Johnny Reimar at the same time. In October 1961 “How Wonderful To Know” was released. In 1963 Johnny Reimar left The Clifters and joined the equally popular The Scarlets, who reached the top of the charts in 1963. The Clifters disbanded in 1963, but re-united in 1987. In 1964 Reimar took the step away from english-singing rocknroller to a more mainstream danish solo artist when he recorded ”Lille Fregnede Lousie”. Lille Louise gave Johnny his first silver-album after selling more than 50.000 copies. In 1969 he performed at Vin & Шlgod with the song “ Du burde kшbe dig en tyrolerhat”. With the song he secured his second silver-album. The Tyrolerhat song has been Johnnys trademark song ever since. The next year Johnny released his popular “Party” series, which was a huge hit. He quickly became known for his popular, folksy, down to earth style, and for the next 25 years he played to sell-out crowds with his “Party” band. He had other hits in 1972 with “Sikken fest vi har haft I natt” og “Ole det var I Spanien”. He has also done a lot of work in the recording industry and television.

Johnny Reimar - The Complete 1963 - 1965

Thanks Willy !

Jørgen Ingmann - Drina-Marsch Und Andere Gitarren-Hits Mit (1966)

Jørgen Ingmann - Drina-Marsch Und Andere Gitarren-Hits Mit (1966)


Jørgen Ingmann (born 26 April 1925, Copenhagen, Denmark - died 21 March 2015, Denmark) was a Danish guitarist and for a number of years head of recordings with the Danish branch of the Metronome label, Metronome Records A/S. He was married to Grethe Ingmann from 1956 until their divorce in 1975. 

He started out as a jazz guitarist in the 1940's with the orchestras of Svend Asmussen (e.g. Svend Asmussen And His Unmelancholy Danes). In the early 1950's Ingmann developed his own recording equipment making multi-track recording of his guitar-sound possible, and releasing many guitar instrumentals. His version of The Shadows instrumental-hit "Apache" became the US hit version of the tune. Together with his wife Grethe, performing as Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann, they won the 1963 European Song Contest. Besides releasing his own recordings, his orchestra Jørgen Ingmann's Orkester backed a number of contemporary Danish artists in the 1950's and early 1960's. He retired from music in the early 1980's


Jørgen Ingmann - Drina-Marsch Und Andere Gitarren-Hits Mit (1966)

Ashtrays ‎– Ga Go Gu  (1968)Teenmakers - Teenmakers (1968 )Ashtrays - Album, Singletracks & Demos (1965-69)VA - Copenhagen Beat 1965-1968Sir Henry & His Butlers – The Complete 1964-1966 (2 CD)Sir Henry and His Butlers  1962 - 1973Johnny Reimar - The Complete 1963 - 1965 Jørgen Ingmann - Drina-Marsch Und Andere Gitarren-Hits Mit (1966)Culpeper's Orchard ‎– Culpeper's Orchard (1971)Tequila -  Out On The Highway (1975)

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