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Die Anderen ‎– Kannibal Komix (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.78)

Die Anderen ‎– Kannibal Komix (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.78)



Die Anderen ‎– Kannibal Komix (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.78)

Die Anderen - German band, 1966-1969, outside of Germany their recordings were released as by The Others (France), Kannibal Komix and Apocalypse.

Heimatliche Klaenge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Labels 
Native Sounds - German Record-Labels
vol.78

ARIOLA  Die Anderen - Kannibal Komix  1968

Die Anderen ‎– Kannibal Komix (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.78)

Die Anderen ‎– Kannibal Komix (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.78)

01 - Little Little
02 - Neurotic Reaction
03 - Sing A Song
04 - Mind My Own Business
05 - Little Queen
06 - Man In The Moon
07 - Love
08 - White House
09 - Sunday Morning
10 - Choo Choo Train
11 - Elenor
12 - Cosy Rosy

Die Anderen ‎– Kannibal Komix (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.78)




Apocalypse (Die Anderen) – Apocalypse (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.87)

Apocalypse (Die Anderen) – Apocalypse  (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.87)


Apocalypse (Die Anderen) – Apocalypse  (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.87)

Heimatliche Klaenge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Labels 
Native Sounds - German Record-Labels
vol.87

ARIOLA  Apocalypse (Die Anderen)



The roots of the band Die Anderen (The Others or The Differents), later to be known as Apocalypse, lie in a talent show, the so-called "Beat-Band-Ball", that took place in Kiel's Ostseehalle in 1966. This was where Jьrgen Drews (lead guitar, vocals) met the members of the winning band Chimes of Freedom Bernd Scheffler (drums, vocals), Enrico Lombardi (bass, vocals) und Gerd Mьller (guitar, vocals).

In his excellent book "STARPALAST und Skinny Minny" a documentary of the 60s and 70s Beat Music scene in the Kiel area author Klaus Hдrtel writes of the formation of this internationally famous band from northern Germany.

Jьrgen Drews was born 02.04.1948 in Schleswig. When he was 14 he became a banjo player in a jazz band called Snirpels and discovered beat music through the cover band Monkeys. After the "Beat-Band-Ball" Drews successfully asked to join Chimes of Freedom as their lead guitarist. After a while their manager decided to change the band's sound and name. A German band should have a German name - this was not typical of the times. The name Die Anderen was chosen and contact with record company Ariola's in-house producer Giorgio Moroder followed. Moroder produced 2 albums and some singles for them. The band was notable for having four excellent harmonious vocalists, a keenness to play, originality coupled with a total commitment to making money. But they still had a long way to go and there were problems with differing attitudes about the essence and purpose of their music. 

However, Die Anderen got the opportunity to play on "Show Chance 67", a ZDF national television show in the section "singing groups with instrumental backing". This raised the band's profile within their record company after which the company were prepared to fulfil all the band's wishes and gave them a blank cheque. Germany's top producers and arrangers were at their disposal together with the best available session musicians and the best studio - Pye Record Studio in London. It was in the Pye studio in July 1968 they started recording four singles, three of which were written by Mьller and Lombardi. 

With pride the four heroes returned home to Kiel from London, Drew reminisces today, and soon realised that it would be difficult to have a career if they remained as they were - different. They were heralded by creative but broke young filmmakers. They sang in a ZDF produced TV film "Zwischen Beat und Bach" (Between Beat and Bach) and in another ZDF programme they were the choir in the Wagner Opera "Meistersinger".

Their album "Kannibal Komix", released in 1968 on Ariola, was a milestone. The US film producer George Moorse, who was living in Munich at the time, got hold of a copy of the LP. Using the album as a soundtrack he produced the ghost film "Das Haus in WeiЯ" (The House in White). The film was as chaotic as the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" and as such reflected the times.

The real kick to their career came in Hamburg's Star Club. A group of American managers travelled to Hamburg hoping to sign a German group. They had the choice of Hamburg band Wonderland with ex-Rattle Achim Reichel and a hitherto unknown musician and ex-US Army sergeant organist Les Humphries or "Die Anderen". The boys got their first US record deal. Collosus Records released the band's debut American record under the name "Apocalypse". The second album, a year later was also released in America. This album will shortly be released as a CD on Long Hair.

The band's US career was over before it could really begin. Colossus Records went bust, things were also not going according to plan. The two albums and five singles were released internationally and while there is no doubt the music was artistically valuable and excellently produced nobody wanted to buy it. On 28.12.1969 the band spilt after a final gig in their hometown Kiel. Jьrgen Drews went to Rome and became a movie actor. He also recorded his first solo single before joining the Les Humphries Singers with whom he enjoyed success for 5 years. Following this he started his solo career with which he is still well received by the media.

Enrico Lombardi was born on 25.06.1945 in Piacenza near Milan and was introduced to music at an early age. His father was a music professor, his mother a singer and dancer. His mother's commitments in Germany brought Enrico to Kiel. 1966 he won a singing competition ahead of 399 other competitors. He played in several local bands until he met Bernd Scheffler and joined his band "Chimes of Freedom" later to become "Die Anderen / Apocalypse". Enrico currently works as a composer and producer in his own studio in Garstedt, north Germany. His work includes eleven singles and three LPs in addition to countless appearances solo and in bands.
Gerd Mьller was born 04.08.1947 in Kiel. He played in many local bands until he met Enrico and later joined "Chimes of Freedom". As composer Gerd had a large stake in the band's sound. After the band split he released German versions of international hits such as T Rex's "Hot Love", Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" and ABBA's "Waterloo" as a solo artist. Gerd Mьller is a freelance producer and lives in Nashville, USA.

Bernd Scheffler was born 06.05.1948 in Kiel. His musical awakening came from records by Bob Dylan, Donovan and the Byrds even calling his first band Dylan's Folk. EMI-Elektrola invited the band to Berlin for a test recording session but only Bernd had the courage to record a demo. The result was a single, musically categorised as "schlager" about which he is still annoyed. After Dylan's Folk he started Chimes of Freedom with Enrico and Gerd. This band marked the most creative phase of his musical career. Here he found an ambition for perfection combined with idealism, friendship and a joy in music, combination that he seemed to lose later on with Die Anderen. Disappointed and frustrated he was the first to leave the band. He has never sat at a drum kit or played music since. Bernd has no more ties with the music of the sixties.
Manfred Steinheuer, March 2003Translation: Trevor Wilson 


Apocalypse LP 1968
Original Soundtrack Of Cinerama Film "Wunderland Der Liebe"

Apocalypse (Die Anderen) – Apocalypse  (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.87)


01 Life Is Your Profession
02 Let It Die
03 Patricia
04 Milkman
05 Try To Please Me
06 Pictures Of My Woman
07 Linda Jones
08 Blowing In Blow
09 Reflections Of A Summer

Dorados (The 5 Dorados ) - Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)

Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)
Swiss Beat, and Schlager band from Lucerne, active from 1962 to 1984.



Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)

Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 

Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.94

Five Dorados - First Album (1965 )

01 - Memphis Tennessee
02 - If You Wanna Be Happy
03 - Please Come Back
04 - Baby Elephant Walk
05 - Blue Beat Time
06 - Tilt
07 - Play Dorados
08 - Last Night
09 - Wake Up
10 - Giddy Up Twist
11 - Dorado
12 - Shakin' Feelin'
13 - Toco
14 - Shakin' All Over



Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)
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Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)



Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 
Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.95

Five Dorados - Live at the Mascotte (1965)
01 - CastYour Fate In The Wind (Einleitung)
02 - La, La, La
03 - Ask Me
04 - Little Things
05 - Adieu, Mon Amour
06 - Honky-Tonk
07 - Eight Days A Week
08 - Where Did Your Love Go
09 - N'avoue Jamais
10 - The Last Time
11 - Bring It On Home To Me
12 - Watermelon Man
13 - Tra-La-La Suzie
14 - Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Ausklang)

Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)

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Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)

Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 
Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.96

Five Dorados - Best Of The 5 Dorados (1966)
01 - But Most Of All
02 - What A Sky
03 - Hey Hey Baby
04 - Empty Chair
05 - The Dorado Hop
06 - I`ve Had Enough
07 - Three Words
08 - Cryin`
09 - Peter Gunn
10 - Only Say Yeah
11 - Ten To One
12 - No No No

Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)
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Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)

Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 
Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.97

Dorados - The Big Team (HECO) 1967
01 - The Big Team
02 - The End Of The World
03 - Spooky
04 - She's Looking Good
05 - Lovers Concerto
06 - Blue Lady
07 - Marizza
08 - Philly Dog
09 - Hig Hug Her
10 - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
11 - Tomorrow
12 - Make Me Belong To You
13 - Wallflower
14 - Love Is Blue
15 - Whisky And Soda
16 - Hard To Handle

Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)
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Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)

Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 
Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.98

Dorados - So ist uns're Welt Polydor (1966 )

01 - Wir koennen niemals so werden
02 - Immer Kummer mit den Maedchen
03 - Ьber den hohen Haeusern der Stadt
04 - Zwei Gitarren mit gleicher Stimmung
05 - Eine schoene groЯe Liebe
06 - Wo ist der Loewe
07 - So ist uns're Welt
08 - Trauriger Abend
09 - Happy Girl
10 - Ronny der Spieler
11 - Sie hat so wunderbare Augen
12 - Provozieren

Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)
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Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)

Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 
Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.99

Dorados - 45'  1965 - 1967

01 - Uns're kleine feine Familie (Shame and scandal in the family)
02 - Oh oh oh Honey
03 - Illusionen
04 - Keine Klasse
05 - Der Tiger
06 - So wird's immer geh'n
07 - Wir wollen nach Haus (Peter &Alex)
08 - Ich mцchte immer wieder in deine schцnen Augen seh'n
09 - Super
10 - Drumboy
11 - Roll 'em Over 
12 - Cowboy Lady





Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99)




Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.108 - Dave Gordon;Mike & Joe (plus Rebel Guys)

Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.108 - Dave Gordon;Mike & Joe (plus Rebel Guys)




Heimatliche Klaenge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Labels 
Native Sounds - German Record-Labels
vol.108

Mike & Joe, Dave Gordon, The Rebel Guys

Mike & Joe

Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.108 - Dave Gordon;Mike & Joe (plus Rebel Guys)


Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.108 - Dave Gordon;Mike & Joe (plus Rebel Guys)

01 - Blue Beat (Telefunken U 55799) 1964
02 - Hallo du, hoer mal zu!
03 - Clap Hands Polka (Telefunken U 55829) 1965
04 - Das kann nicht sein

Mike und Joe und die Rebel Guys
05 - Wie geht's (Vogue DV 14151)
06 - Ich moechte wissen was du denkst

The Rebel Guys
07 - Ain't Got  No Money (Metronome M 479)
08 - Hokey-Pokey
09 - So-La-La (Metronome M 857)
10 - Moolah Man
11 - Let's Get Together (Metronome M 887)
12 - I Cry For Cindy

Dave Gordon And His Rebel Guys
13 - Hard To Love You (Hansa 19130)
14 - Call Me
15 - Hold Me Tight (Ariola 14148)
16 - She's O.K., She's All Right

Lp Twist Festival 1964 im Hilton Hotel Berlin 
17 - Info - The Rebel Guys
18 - Tretroller (Hokey-Pokey)
19 - Let's Slop
20 - Hully Gully
21 - Twist Her

Michael Holm
22 - Das Lied von der Liebe (Telefunken U55 338 ) 1961
23 - Alle Wuensche kann man nicht erfuellen (Telefunken U55 817) 1964
24 - Alle Wensen Kan Men Niet Vervullen

Mike = Michale Holm
Joe = Joachim Heider (aka Alfie Khan)

Les Sorciers 1963-64 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.213)

Les Sorciers 1963-64  (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.213)



213 Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds
Les Sorciers (CH)

Swiss rock popularity began in 1957, when the Hula Hawaiians incorporated rockabilly, setting the stage for the early 1960s boom. The Francophone section of Switzerland soon found itself dominated by French stars like Johnny Hallyday, and soon Swiss artists like Les Aiglons, Larry Greco and Les Faux-Frères became major artists.
It wasn't first sight love between rebellious rock 'n' roll and conservative post-war Switzerland. Whereas the entertainment industries in neighbouring countries had been quick to find their own stand-ins for "King" Elvis Presley, in Switzerland traditional duos, dance orchestras and occasional dixieland bands were still setting the tone. True, the Hula Hawaiians from Basel had incorporated the influences of Bill Haley and his Comets into songs such as "Chimpanzee Rock" as early as 1957. But they remained alone out on a limb in their surreptitious revolution.
Rock 'n' roll grew in significance at the beginning of the 1960's, first in areas that were more susceptible to new influences because of their proximity to neighboring countries.
In French-speaking Switzerland, a new generation was growing up under the influence of French models such as Johnny Hallyday or Les Chausettes Noires. Leaning toward instrumental electric guitar dominated music, this generation set off an avalanche of their own "yeah, yeah, yeahs".
Les Aiglons from Lausanne were the most commercially successful group with their hit "Stalactite". But their rivals Les Faux-Frères were the most popular band. Larry Greco was among the few solo singers in the tradition of Elvis or Johnny Hallyday and able to compete with the guitar groups. Like all big names in Western Switzerland at the time, he set his sights towards France and signed a contract with a recording company in Paris. This explains why his recordings from the early 60's sound as well very professional.
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The first Swiss rock band of note were Les Sauterelles, formed in 1962 and often referred to as "the Swiss Beatles". Their Shadows influenced all-instrumental 1965 single, "Hongkong", was the first beat song to hit number 1 on the Swiss Hitparade.

By 1964 the popularity of instrumental rock music, with its touch of elegance as embodied by the Shadows from England, was beginning to fade. The Beatles and their impetuous, naive pop songs were steadily winning larger audiences among Europe's youth. "She Loves You" was the first major hit on the continent by the four lads from Liverpool. The few professional Swiss popular music ensembles sat up and took notice. And they were right in seeing this music as a threat to their livelihood.

Rock 'n' roll embodied a life feeling and actually had more to do how youth viewed themselve than with music as such. The best musical training seemed absolutely worthless if the feeling wasn't right.
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Bandleader Hazy Osterwald's early German-language cover version of a Beatles song sounded accordingly stiff. Young Swiss popular music pioneers Pichi from Zurich as well as The 16 Strings from Aargovia were both too well-mannered and proper to be truly "fab". And the effect of more sophisticated French-speaking acts such as Lausanne singer Tony Rank, who covered Beatles songs in early 1964, or Les Relax could only hint at the frenzy how real rock 'n' roll stirred up among youthful audiences.

Instead, young acts from German-speaking Switzerland came to the fore. "Beat groups" mushroomed throughout the North and East of the country, injecting a powerful burst of enthusiastic energy into the scene. Their musical skills were often limited, but it was precisely because of their tender age and carefree spirit that many of them soon grasped and exploited the spirit behind the craze....



213 Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds

Les Sorciers (CH) 60's group / Lausanne, Switzerland

Members:
Michel Saugy
Bernard Saugy
André Gilliand
Marc Diserens

Les Sorciers 1963-64

Les Sorciers 1963-64  (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.213)


01 - Cyclone
02 - Baya
03 - Caravelle
04 - Youpi Ye

05 - 7,65
06 - Thierry la Fronde
07 - Indicatif
08 - Monika

Les Sorciers 1963-64  (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.213)


Schweizer Rhythm & Blues Festival 25. Nov. 1967 (Heimatliche Klaenge VOL.205)

 Schweizer Rhythm & Blues Festival 25. Nov. 1967  (Heimatliche Klaenge  VOL.205)

 Schweizer Rhythm & Blues Festival 25. Nov. 1967  (Heimatliche Klaenge  VOL.205)



Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds

205 1. Schweizer Rhythm & Blues Festival 25. Nov. 1967

01 - You Don't Love Me - The Shiver
02 - Hear My Plea - The Shiver
03 - Brother Can You Spare Me A Dime - Terry Walt & The Busted Cw.
04 - You're Gonna Ruin Me Baby - The ETC.
05 - Too Long, Too Much - The ETC.
06 - Mohair Sam - The Black Birds
07 - Loving You Sweeter Than Ever - The Big Toga
08 - Summertime - The Black Birds
09 - Don't Fight It - The Cleans
10 - Walkin' The Dog - Walti Anselmo Trend
11 - Worksong - Walti Anselmo Trend

 Schweizer Rhythm & Blues Festival 25. Nov. 1967  (Heimatliche Klaenge  VOL.205)

VA - Heimatliche Klaenge - Elsass 1960 - 1969 ( VOL.203)

VA - Heimatliche Klaenge  - Elsass 1960 - 1969 ( VOL.203)


Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds

203 heimatliche klaenge Elsass

01 - Rebuh - Mike and the Bonds
02 - J'ai tout perdu - Marcel et sa guitare
03 - Ia Iecon de twist - Les Pillibis
04 - La Coccinelle - Dan et los Rockett's
05 - Le temps c'est de Fargent - Les Fauvels
06 - Peggy - Les Fauvels
07 - A present tu peux t'en aller - Les Cousines
08 - Tell Me - Les Outlaws
09 - Slow Down - Les Liverpools
10 - Frankie & Johnny - Les Jaguars
11 - Seventh Song - Les Jaguars
12 - Roll Over Beethoven - Les Gentlemen
13 - Nadine - Les Gentlemen
14 - It Ain't Me Baby - Les Cyclones avec Shannon Smith
15 - Barbara Ann - Los Sunshines
16 - Cadillac - Mike and The Bonds
17 - Louis Louis - Mike and the Bonds
18 - I'm Not Like Everybody Else - Los Lionets
19 - Nobody But You - Los Lionets
20 - Cause I Need You - Les Rhythm Checkers
203 heimatliche klaenge  elsass
21 - Long Tall Sally (Live) - Les Rhythm Checkers
22 - Please Understand Me - Les Falcons
23 - Ne me dis plus rien - Michel Ragot
24 - That's My Life - Secret
25 - Milk Cow Blues - Los Gallows Birds

VA - Heimatliche Klaenge  - Elsass 1960 - 1969 ( VOL.203)

The Rangers (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 200 )


This is Vol. 200 !!! this wonderful collection of rarities !!   200 !!! volumes of joy 
from  my friend  Jancy...


And ... The Rangers ‎(Acetate, LP) master record (published here for the first time)


The Rangers 
Sad Sack Set / The Trembles


Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything about the group ... Besides, it’s a band of the Frankfurt scene
And that her member was Marek Lieberberg...German concert promoter, best known for founding and organising Rock am Ring and Rock im Park ...









Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds


200 heimatliche klaenge  The Rangers (Oberursel - Frankfurt)

Autumn 1964, Metal acetate master record (published here for the first time)
01 - Moonshot
02 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
03 - Come On Everybody
04 - Torquay
05 - Listen To Me
06 - Sweet Little Rock'n Roller
07 - Blue Star
08 - Beautiful Dreamer
09 - The Shuck
10 - What To Do
11 - Da-Doo-Ron-Ron
12 - Sweet Little Sixteen
13 - All Grown Up
14 - Don't Be Cruel
15 - Sleep Walk
16 - Guitar Shake

17 - These Boots Are Made For Walking
18 - Very Last Day
19 - Look Through Any Window

20 - Beat Beat Beat
21 - Black Is Black
22 - Lovers Of The World United

23 - Black Is Black
24 - Lovers Of The World Unite

25 - I Found A Love
26 - Run Back Into My Arms

27 - Here Comes My Baby - The Trembles
28 - Baby Stop That Playin' Around - The Trembles

29 - Number One - The Sad Sack Set
30 - The World For Us - The Sad Sack Set

31 - 35 Years Later
32 - Medley (live)
33 - Medley (studio)





The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )

The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )


Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds

199 heimatliche klaenge  The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970

The leading Swiss Beat Band from Geneva in the mid 60s. The Gentlemen were mainly releasing one rare EP, and 7" for the Swiss Columbia label in the mid 60s. They were later on recording as The Wild Gentlemen for the Swiss Pick, and Ex Libris labels. 

When in September 1964 Geneva-based band The Gentlemen gave their first covert, the band members already had a good deal of experience behind them. They had already made it to Paris' Olympia Stadium as part of the procession supporting Larry Greco, Gene Vincent and Petula Clark, and later showed themselves to be instrumentally ahead of the field, along side guitar-based band Les RELAX. In contrast to the majority of bands based in French speaklng Switzerland, The Gentlemen recognised the mood of the times: instead of persevering with cleanly executed guitar-rock, the band members let their hair grow long, and performed their own versions of Merseybeat: music with a carefree, cheerful feel and multivoiced harmonies. A certain style of sophisticated nonsense, just like that of the Beatles, had hit the musical scene at an opportune moment for The Gentlemen. The band were well known for the pranks and antics of drummer Bernard Gugelmann and it was this which would bring them their one significantly successful album. 

Thanks to professional management,  the beat musicians who made up The Gentlemen started to perform not only in France, but increasingly on die other side of the Rostigraben, that is to say in German speaking Switzerland. One of the first highpoints in the band's career came in Summer 1965, when they supported Cliff Richard and The Shadows at the Zurich indoor arena the Hallenstadion. Shortly afterwards, The Gentlemen cut two singles and an EP for the Zurich-based music store and label giants, Jecklln - the only band from French-speaking Switzerland to do so. The Album was characterised by tracks with several-part harmonies and an indisputable Beatles feel, although production-wise the overall feeling was rather amateurish.

Surrounded by hype, the Geneva-based band went professional in May 1966. Their timing was however conceivably bad, with the Swiss live music scene at an all time low and The Gentlemen's less heavy-weight style increasingly regarded as too weak. Technically experienced but really not bothered wich Soul music, which was now so popular, The Gentlemen decided to add a woodwind section. Following a change in name to <The Wild Gentlemen> and the addition of professional German gultarist Eckhard Kieslich, the group were back on track to enjoy further success with Gilly Gilly. The track was simplistic, just like Balla Balla, the Song which inspired Gilly Gilly's success. Although Gilly Gilly was a popular choise on the juke boxes, it did not make it as a hit. But then this was the year for Flower Power, psychedelia and experimentation which meant that there was little room for the well-mannered Gentlemen. In 1968 the Beat hopefuls from Geneva through in the towel.

After the breakup of The Wild Gentlemen in ca. 1967, some of the band members continued to play as the B.G. System, leaving behind some more notorious 7" and LP releases on the Box and Ex Libris etc. labels. 

The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )

The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )

The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )

The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )


Si 1965 In This WorIdlSay - Columbia SCMZ 3029
Ep 1965 In This World/I Miss Vou/Say/You NeverTry - Columbia SEGZ 2087
Si 1966 Scotch/I Feels So Good - Columbia SCMZ 3034
Si 1967 GiIlyGilly/Stay With Me - Pick 11-004
Ep 1967 GiIlyGilly/Please Don't Run Away - Pick 19.005
               Hulla Balloo Da Da Ding Dong Dang/Baby Bye Bye
Lp 1967 Gilly Gilly - Pick 93-022

01 - In This World
02 - I Miss You
03 - Say
04 - You Never Try

05 - Scotch
06 - It Feels So Good

07 - Baby Knock On To My Door (version 1 unreleased)
08 - We Don't Know (unreleased)
09 - Say (version 2 unreleased)

10 - Gilly Gilly
11 - Please, Don`t Run Away
12 - Baby, Bye Bye
13 - My Dream
14 - Here It Comes
15 - Why Can`t You Be Like Other Girls
16 - Hulla Ballo Da Da Ding Dong Dang
17 - Come On Girl
18 - Stay With Me
19 - I`m Gonna Leave You
20 - But It Hurts Too Much Inside
21 - Baby Knock On To My Door (version 2)
22 - It Was A Big Mistake
23 - Give Me Lovin


B.G. System

The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )

The (Wild) Gentlemen (CH) 1965 - 1967 / B.G.System 1968 - 1970 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 199 )



01 - Why Not For Me (Ex Libris 12024)
02 - Hurricane
03 - Daddy Let Me Be A Star
04 - That's Enough
05 - The Birds Are Going Awas
06 - I Can't Go On
07 - Feel Allright
08 - Black Pig Street
09 - I Get My Ticket
10 - Je Baille
11 - I Don't Wanna Be Your Man
12 - Fly Away
13 - Lorene
14 - Funny Love Affair

15 - I Never Learn (Manser MS 207)
16 - Say Good Bye

17 - Please (b-side) (Box Records 001)

18 - My Lady (& Frank Stein) (Diamonds DI 1725)
19 - Mysterious Barricades

The Sheapes 1963 - 1966 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 198 )

 The Sheapes   1963 - 1966 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 198 )


Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds

198 heimatliche klaenge  The Cheaps (CH) 1963 - 1966

Every Swiss City of a reasonable-size had its own answer to Shadow's guitarist, Hank Marvin. In Zurich it was a man named  Walty Anselmo and in Basle Peter Brugger won the prize for best look-alike. Oversized, horn-rimmed glasses and a convincing  haircut were not the only deciding factors. Brugger was also an experienced guitarist, who had idolised Hank Marvin since the  early 1960's. Furthermore one of Switzerland's true rock pioneers.

Following a number of rather stormy projects wich bands such as The Tornados (1961-1963) and The Blizzards (1963-1965), a  band named The Sheapes announced their arrival onto the music scene wich a complete change in style and a name which was  utter nonsense. The decision to use an "ea" seemed appropriate because the band had spend much time playing around with  the Beatles polished vocal harmonies. Commercially they didn't do badly at al. The Sheapes produced a stream of singles for  the Eurex, Layola and Columbia labels and in the process went back to the instrumental rock style characteristic of The  Sheapes style when they were first founded. Their song "Rhinebeat" (a reworked cover version of "Z'Basel a mym Rhy") evoked  the ecstatic feeling which was also to be found in "Morgestraich", with pipes and drums being a streng feature of a record with a  refreshing feel. In September 1965 The Sheapes made a guest appearance along wich local band rivals, The Red Devils, in  Hamburg's Star-Club. Both bands were important Swiss contingents in a talent competition which ran Europe-wide. They can  even be found on the LP which marked the Star-Club as the centre for international Beat - this was beat music's band-aid,  German style! 

Back in Switzerland the band decided to go professional. They tore round the whole country with a "Tour de Force", trying to  pep-up a rather bland live performance style by dressing in flamboyant clothing. They were quickly forced to realise that it wasn't  easy to make a living from Beat music in Switzerland. Consequently The Sheapes travelled back to Hamburg, where Star-Club  manager Manfred Weissleder made an offer to them. It was so bad that even the directionless Swiss band members were  forced to turn it down.

Instead they started working for Star-club's rival in Bielefeld and from here travelled to perform in a diverse range of German  cities. The record label Bertelsmann and Hansa showed some interest in the Swiss exports, bot the band had been in some  trouble for quite a while now. Part of the band flirted with Soul music, which was popular at the time. However, in order to gain  credibility they would have need to get their hands on some wind instruments and buying them proved too costly. Winter was just  around the corner and their pockets were empty. ln the end there was only one way out and in December 1966 The Sheapes  split up. Three of the four band members went on to try their luck as professional musicians.

Ep  1963  as The BIizzard: Silver Strings/The Squaw/The Lover/Sweetie - Disco-Ton AL-4890
Ep  1964  as Frank Valence & The Blizzards: Komm zurueck zu mir/Got To Travel On/Ein Wunder ist fьr Dich geschehen - Disco-Ton AL-5250
Lp  1965   Black Cat/Exodus - VA International Beat-Festival  Star-Club 158 016
Sg  1965  Black Cat/Gotta Love For Tonight - Eurex EX 17-19
Sg  1966  Andalucia/The Strand - Layola L 17-214
Lp  1966  The Strand/Andalucia - VA Beat Bomb Layola L 30311
Sg  1966  The Rhine Beat/Black Cat - Columbia SCMZ 3033

 The Sheapes   1963 - 1966 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 198 )


 The Sheapes   1963 - 1966 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 198 )


01 - Silver Strings
02 - The Squaw
03 - The Lover
04 - Sweetie

05 - Komm zurueck zu mir
06 - Got To Travel On 
07 - Ein Wunder ist fьr Dich geschehen

08 - Black Cat
09 - Exodus

10 - Black Cat (version 1)
11 - Gotta Love For Tonight

12 - Andalucia
13 - The Strand

14 - The Rhine Beat
15 - Black Cat (version 2)

16 - The Rhine Beat (stereo)
17 - Black Cat (version 2)(stereo)

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