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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Dutch-Indonesian + German music a gogo : The Javalins and The Crazy Girls


The Javalins

In 1960,the Dutch-Indonesian band "Hurricane Rollers" changed their name to "Strangers","Crazy Strangers" and then "Javalins".This name was chosen because most of the group were born in Java.The almost exclusively instrumental group recorded mostly in Germany.The Javalins only played 2 times in The Netherlands during the 60's.In Germany and Scandinavia they were much more famous.There records were recorded and they played to crowds of thousands.The Javalins consisted of Franky Franken (singer-guitar), Robby Latuperisa (drums), Hans Bax (guitar), Peter Theunissen (bass) and Gerard Buskop (piano-organ).Their "Al Capone" remains one of the finest examples of Dutch-Indonesian rock 'n' roll.The group had a reunion in 1981 with Frank Luyten instead of Franky Franken.Later The Javalins also did a few concerts with their original singer.Sadly Franky Franken died on 15 september 1998.Since then no plans for further concerts were made.

Al Capone
The Monkey Walk

The Crazy Girls and The Javalins
Around 1963 The Javalins combined their musical talents with those of German girl-group (The) Crazy Girls.Freddy from Germany (thanks Freddy!) contacted me via get hip! and got me this info (and a picture!) "The Crazy Girls didn't get very popular in Germany.They were a studio-group produced by Paul Kuhn (who was also producer of the Javalins).Officially the Crazy Girls consisted of: Rosi Rohr, Grit (or Gretel) Kästel and Ans Plevier (actually Dutch), all three were Members of the "Bhoto-Lucas-Chor".On some recordings Ans Plevier was replaced by Leonie Brückner.These girls didn't get famous,you won't find much information about them on the internet.But they were members of different other groups,which got great succes,the Bhoto-Lucas-Chor,Günther-Kallmann-Chor,die Sunshines and much more.They also did solo recordings,under different aliases".
Here's the discography of this super-team.Note they even had a 45 released in the USA!

Joe,Der Gitarrenmann

1963 COLUMBIA C 22462 Hey, Hey, Ha, Ha (v) / Joe, Der Gitarrenmann (Germany)
1963 COLUMBIA DW 6145 Hey, Hey, Ha, Ha (v) / Joe, Der Gitarrenmann (Holland)
1963 CAPITOL 5050 Joe, The Guitar Man / Hey, Hey, Ha, Ha (v) (USA)
1963 COLUMBIA C 22637 Hully-Gully-Hop (v) / Lass Sie Reden (Germany)

The Crazy Girls also released (amongst others?) this solo effort.

Big big thanks to 60-one and Freddy!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006


We're having a heatwave! The weather forecast is 37°C for tomorrow,that's something we're not really used to overhere...It will cool off a bit in a couple of days...Upcoming will be a post about Dutch-Indonesian group The Javalins and German singers The Crazy Girls (yes them of "hey hey ha ha") and a special on Spain's Karina.
It's just too hot right now...

Meanwhile check out Sofie's new Get hip! forum,pay a visit to Splendida,the new and very promising looking lessons from things or...
2 minutes of bliss 2 updated again! Finally... :) Also due to popular demand links to the monster yé-yé post are back up...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Music and video a gogo : Minouche Barelli

"Boum badaboum" performed live at the 1967 Eurovision song contest.(Big thanks to spikedcandy for putting this up)

Boum badaboum

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Music a gogo : Monster yé-yé post

It's just too hot for the moment,so I've decided to get this monster post up and relax for a week or so.It's a very eclectic mix of nationalities,styles and sound quality from early to very late yé-yé.And there are some guys dropping in as well! Enjoy!

Liz Brady-Bas les pattes
The Javalins & The Crazy Girls-Hey hey ha ha
Shelly y Nueva Generación-I'm just a fool
Geraldine-Les chattes
Carmen Sevilla-La flamenca ye-ye
Mayte and Pili-Bye bye birdie
Joanna-Hold up inusité
Les Serf-Mademoiselle yé yé
Les Jaguars-Mademoiselle yé yé
Manuela und Drafi-take it easy
Petula Clark-Downtown (in German)
Brigitte Bardot-Contact
Baretta et De Bordeaux-La drogue
Silvana Velasco-Hush
Pussy Cat-La la lu
Los TNT-Dame Felicidad
Nai Bonet-Jelly belly
Sylvie Vartan-Tous mes copains
Nancy Sit-Hanky panky
Amelia-Voodoo doll
Jacques Dutronc-Les playboys (in Spanish)
Françoise Hardy-Devi ritornare
Tiny Yong-Tu es le roi des menteurs
France Gall-Made in France

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Music videos a gogo : More Sylvie Vartan and The Liverbirds!

"La plus belle pour aller danser" 1964

"Diddley daddy" from the "Beat beat beat" tv show.(Around 1965?)