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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)




VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)

 VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)

 VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)

 VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)

 VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)


208 heimatliche klaenge  Swiss Beat vol.2

01 - Liechtensteiner Polka - The Light Stones (from Liechtenstein)
02 - Liechtensteiner Romance - The Light Stones(from Liechtenstein)
03 - Shame On You - The Mascot's
04 - In Forty Days - The Mascot's
05 - Around And Around - The Jets
06 - Sapphire - The Jets
07 - The Poet - The Jets
08 - Round And Round - The Jets
09 - Quando Si Fa Sera - Boris And The Atlantics 70
10 - Italia Tu Dove Sei - Boris And The Atlantics 70
11 - Comincio' Cosi' - Boris And The Atlantics 70
12 - Strang On If You Can - Boris And The Atlantics 70
13 - All The Beauty Of The World - Peter Rasp & The Wamos
14 - She‘s Waiting - Peter Rasp & The Wamos
15 - But He Never Comes Back - The White Angles
16 - Missouri - The White Angles
17 - Sunny Afternoon - The Telstars
18 - Summertime - The Telstars
19 - Cape Kennedy - The Sombreros
20 - Jane Jane - The Sombreros
21 - Complication - The Teenagers
22 - Taps - The Teenagers
23 - My Little Girl - The Mavericks
24 - Mavi-Cocktail - The Mavericks
25 - Nixy - The Shamrock
26 - American Mary - The Shamrock
27 - Mister Zero - Susie Klee
28 - Punch & Judy Girl - Susie Klee
29 - Sindy Twist - A.H.G. Yarham

 VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)


 VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)



VA - Swiss Beat vol.1 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 )

VA -  Swiss Beat vol.1  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 )

From the Beginnings ....

"We are trying to copy the originals as closely as possible", said Toni Vescoli in an interview in 1967. The leader of Les Sauterelles thus described in a nutshell the Swiss sound of the sixties. Individuality wasn't called for during the beginnings of Swiss rock. You took the Anglo-American sound that was flooding into the small country from all sides and adapted it, true, without claim to originality,but with a good deal of enthusiasm.


The beginnings in French-speaking Switzerland

The beat rage broke out in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. At the beginning of the sixties a whole armada of young people in Lausanne, Geneva and other locations throughout Western Switzerland grabbed for their guitars and began imitating French models such as Johnny Hallyday or Les Chaussettes Noirs. The movement even had an internationally successful instrumental combo to boast of: Les Aiglons. Their hit "Stalactite" was even released in the United States.

The moment for amateurs

Switzerland began to succumb to Beatle-mania in 1964. Numerous amateur bands from the german-speaking part of the country were taking up the new sound of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Basle was first with The Dynamites and The Sevens . Zurich, however, with its nightclubs and dancing lounges, soon became the "London of Switzerland". By the middle of the sixties it had hosted its first major concerts with international stars such as The Shadows, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. And Zurich was home to probably the most famous national and most successful international beat band made in Switzerland,"Les Sauterelles". But the new sound was also alive and booming elsewhere throughout the country: the canton of Ticino was home to The Nightbirds and The Teenagers, the mountain valleys in the canton of Graubünden rocked to the sounds of Les Hirondelles.

The end of innocence

The appearance of discos and increased competition from foreign professional bands made life increasingly difficult for Swiss amateur bands. Some of them dared to venture a professional career, most of which ended with a crash. The second half of the sixties also saw new influences such as soul music, blues and elaborately arranged pop songs from the Anglo-American hit parade. Beat was nearing its end. And with the first major student uprising in 1968 following a "monster concert" by Jimi Hendrix, Swiss beat and pop music finally lost their innocence






VA -  Swiss Beat vol.1  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 )

VA -  Swiss Beat vol.1  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 )

VA -  Swiss Beat vol.1  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 )

VA -  Swiss Beat vol.1  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 )



Heimatliche Klaenge - Native Sounds

201 heimatliche klaenge Swiss Beat vol.1

01 - All The Day - The Mods
02 - Nobody's Woman - The Mods
03 - Long Tall Sally - The Mods
04 - Tell Me What I Say - The Mods
05 - Nobody's Woman - The Mods

06 - Apaches Blue - Les Dynamics
07 - Ciao Ciao - Les Dynamics

08 - Just Like A Stone - The Swinging Stones
09 - Empty Heart - The Swinging Stones

10 - Ghost House - The Lightstones
11 - Mary-Ann - The Lightstones

12 - The Lonely Sea - The Delivers
13 - Why Did You Go Away - The Delivers

14 - Slaves Time - The Slaves
15 - You Are The Only One - The Slaves
16 - Shut Up - The Slaves
17 - Never Free - The Slaves
18 - Panic - The Slaves
19 - Get Out Of My Way - The Slaves

20 - Vacation - The Countdowns
21 - Far Away - The Countdowns
22 - Sexmaniac - The Countdowns
23 - I'm A Man - The Countdowns
24 - The Smartest Paradise - The Countdowns
25 - Old Cembalo - The Countdowns

26 - Milord - The Black Lions
27 - Why Do You Leave Me - The Black Lions
28 - Pop The Questions - The Black Lions

VA -  Swiss Beat vol.1  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 )

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)

The Thanes (Heimatliche Klaenge VOL. 190 )

The Thanes (Heimatliche Klaenge  VOL. 190 )


Heimatliche Klaenge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Kleinlabels 
Native Sounds - Small German Record-Labels

190 heimatliche klaenge The Thanes

The Thanes (Bavaria -Pasing)
01 - Things We Said Today (Meilton 75 221)
02 - Shimmy Shimmy
03 - Good Golly Miss Molly (Meilton 75 222)
04 - Shake Baby Shake
05 - Reelin' And Rockin' (unreleased acetate)
06 - Sticks And Stones

Live Dokuments with
The Thanes - Die Surfboys - The Rising Suns
07 - Wooly Bully
08 - Good Golly Miss Molly
09 - Bye Bye Johnny
10 - You Really Got Me
11 - Little Honda
12 - Shotgun
13 - Long Tall Sally
14 - I Knew I'd Want You
15 - Shimmy Shimmy
16 - I'm A Hook
17 - Bread And Butter
18 - Satisfaction


The Thanes (Heimatliche Klaenge  VOL. 190 )

The Dynamites 63-66

The Dynamites 63-66

The Dynamites 63-66


The Dynamites 63-66

The legendary Dynamites from Basel were formed in 1958 by Robert "Röbi" Wittner. They first went under the name of LITTLE ROBIN BAND (adopted from the Bobby Day song Rockin Robin), before it was changed to THE RED DYNAMITES (after the Cliff Richard song Dynamite) and then finally shortened to the much more dynamic, and explosive sounding name of THE DYNAMITES in 1964. 

Their first real lineup was consisting of Robert Wittner (lead vocals), Willy Lanz (bass), Fritz Arpagaus (drums), Sandro Bellafati (rhythm guitar) and Rolf Antener (lead guitar). On the 5. of January 1963, during a break of a Red Dynamites show at the Safran in Basel, one of the people from the audience came backstage, to ask The Red Dynamites leader Robert Wittner if he could join the band for a session. It was Robert "Robi" Sulzer and he had no band experience yet, but was a big fan of Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino and he had learned to play the piano at school. Sulzer became their piano/organ player and second lead vocalist. 

Some of their highlights include shows with Cliff Richard & The Shadows, The Moody Blues (at an open-air festival in Paris 1/1966), Tony Sheridan (with The Dynamites as backing band), Bill Ramsey (with The Dynamites as for his backing band - at one very rare concert in Chur, Switzerland), Stan Urban (as backing band), to play at the famous Film Ball in Munich, and the winning of the international beat band battle at the legendary Golf Drouot in Paris, that has brought them the contract for the French EP release. 

They are famous for their well documented singles on Columbia and Philips. Hard to find as they are, the rarest of their vinyl is the debut EP on the tiny Sesam label from 64. It shows a group in development with one foot still on the Shadows-platform and the other already on the R&B-train.


THE DYNAMITES 1963 - 1966

01 - Be My Own (1963 Unreleased acetate)
02 - Hello Daddy

03 - Dance (1964 Sesam 4607/4608) 
04 - Nadine
05 - I Wanna Be Your Man
06 - Little Safari

07 - Little Girl (1965 Unreleased)

08 - Lonely Baby (1965 LP: Swiss Beat Live) 
09 - If You Need Me
10 - Jenny Jenny
11 - Iґm Moving On

The Dynamites 63-66


12 - Tell Me Yes Or No (1965)
13 - Too Late

14 - Someone Like Me (1966)
15 - Don't Leave Me Behind

16 - Right Down (1966)
17 - Say It Today





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The Dynamites  ‎– Someone Like Me 7" 1966


The Dynamites 63-66


The Dynamites 63-66

The Dynamites 63-66

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The Savages & The Camillos (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.115)

 The Savages & The Camillos  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.115)


Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 
Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.115


EP The Savages (Swiss) Star 50327

01 - Beat Train -The Savages
02 - Dark Eyes -The Savages
03 - Hava Nagila -The Savages
04 - Swiss Mountains Waltz -The Savages



Lp VA Beat Train - The Camillos The Savages (Swiss) Star 164

 The Savages & The Camillos  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.115)


05 - Bach Party -The Savages
06 - E'tanto Che Non Vedo Te - The Savages
07 - I'll Be With You - The Savages
08 - Gitar Shake - The 4 Camillos
09 - Red Shadows - The 4 Camillos


VA - Swiss Beat Live (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.119)

VA -  Swiss Beat Live (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.119)


Heimatliche Klaenge - Schweizer Beat 

Native Sounds - Swiss Beat
vol.119  VA. - Swiss Beat Live 

01 - Liverpool / Les Sauterells
02 - Cadillac
03 - Hongkong
04 - What Kind Of Girl Are You
05 - The Price Of Love
06 - I Can't Explain / The Counts
07 - Michigan
08 - Don't Bring Me Down
09 - Walkin' The Dog
10 - Lonely Baby / The Dynamites
11 - If You Need Me
12 - Jenny Jenny
13 - I'm Moving On



VA -  Swiss Beat Live (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.119)


The Sevens ‎– The Sevens (1967)

The Sevens ‎– The Sevens (1967)


The Sevens ‎– The Sevens (1967)

The Sevens, a Swiss quintet that formed in Basel in 1964 and worked on into 1968, cast themselves firmly in the mold of the then ongoing British Invasion — the Animals, the Kinks, and the Pretty Things all take a bow in their sound, while their eponymous 1965 debut album included covers of the Newcastle band's "I'm Crying" and Ray Davies' "Don't You Fret." There, however, comparisons run into a brick wall, as the Sevens reveal themselves to be several steps removed from even the craziest import beat boomer. In bassist Michael Boway, the band boasted a songwriter who was at least the equal of his Anglo counterparts, and in vocalist Pierre Aeblascher was a frontman of almost breathtaking style. Together, they collide with an electricity that is as eccentric as it is spellbinding — there are moments, most notably "The Love of a Bird," where Aeblascher slurs so heavily and bellows so loudly that you wonder whether he was even in the studio when the record was recorded. He could easily have been singing drunkenly along later. But that is a part of this remarkable album's charm. "Seven," the band's first single, clashes brooding organ with metallic crashes, beneath Aeblascher's foreboding recitation of the things that happened "on the seventh day of the seventh month...." In contrast, "You Should Know" is a brutal R&B stomp, wherein the singer sounds almost completely removed from the band (and some bizarre stereo separation adds to the dislocation), while a brokenhearted drawl through "I'm Gonna Dress in Black" could be a lost Doors demo, as vocals and organ melt together into one slurring liquid blob. This compilation rounds up the Sevens' full 1965 output — their 12-track LP along with seven non-album A- and B-sides, and it's safe to say there's not a clunker in sight. The gatefold packaging, meanwhile, rounds up 11 picture sleeve singles, a crop of band and hysterical fan photographs, and an all-too-brief band history. All told, the whole package explodes with a freakbeat craziness that is irresistible.





The Sevens ‎– The Sevens (1967)

Dorados  (The 5 Dorados ) -  Complete Collection (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 94-99) VA - Swiss Beat vol.2 (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.208)VA -  Swiss Beat vol.1  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vpl.201 ) The Sheapes   1963 - 1966 ( Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 198 )The Thanes (Heimatliche Klaenge  VOL. 190 )The Dynamites 63-66  The Savages & The Camillos  (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.115)VA -  Swiss Beat Live (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol.119) The Livings (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol.130)The Sevens ‎– The Sevens (1967)

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