ZAZOO, Stand By Me, 2016
SWING TARTURO, Den ovälkomne, 2016
KERMIT RUFFINS & IRVIN MAYFIELD, Well, Alright, 2017
JIMMY RUSHING & THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET, There´ll Be Some Changes Made, 1960
NEW ORLEANS MOONSHINERS, Uptown Ditty, 2011
TURK MURPHY AND HIS JAZZBAND, Sweet Substitute (Vocals – Turk Murphy), 1956
THE SCHWINGS FEAT. MIGLOKO, Is This Love, 2016
SIDNEY BECHET & HIS NEW ORLEANS FEETWARMERS, Rip Up The Joint, 1946
HETTY KATE, Coffee Time, 2017
HELGA FEDDERSEN & OLD MERRY TALE JAZZBAND, Auszieh´n, 1979
CATHERINE RUSSELL & RON SUNSHINE, Swinging at the Cat Club, 2017
PEYTON PARK, Bad Mouth, 1962
HENRY JOHNSON AND HIS BOYS, Ash Can Stomp, 1927
A bit of a mystery record here, starting with the group´s name. Aries Afosheenga on the sleeve, simply Afosheenga on the label, while Rock City, a Berlin rock music guide from 1985 lists them as Aries Afrosound.
And then, what is Afro-European Generation? Is it the title of the record or another name for the band? Further info from Rock City, shines some light on it: ” Steven was born in the star sign of Aries on the Ivory Coast, of Nigerian descent. His music (Afro-European Generation) reflects the life and team play of black and white people. Role models are Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Frantz Fanon.”
Aries band members were: Steve (Voc, conga, g), Kola (voc,b,conga), Yomi (voc,perc,g), René (perc,g), Peter (dr), Conrado (flute, sax), Daniel (tenor-sax), Urban (p-synth). Recorded and mixed at STEVE`S MUSIC SHOP, West-Berlin. Distributed by STEVE`S MUSIKLADEN, Gitschiner Straße 96.
The sleeve´s line-up: Stephen Lawal (voc, g, dr, conga), Kola Adio (b, voc, conga, perc), Tina Warse (tenor sax), Daniel Hermelink (keyboard-piano), Parviz Ghiassian (alto-sax), Barry Anene (g, perc)
Despite its melancholy touch, Way Back To Africa is a laid-back West-African tune, straight out of gloomy 1980s West-Berlin…
The synth is used like percussion on Congaman:
Found this privately pressed 45 at my neighborhood flea market a while back. The seller said it was “kinda punk”. It´s a mish-mash of punk/new wave-influenced ROCK, specific to a lot of local bands in the late 70s and early 80s, when Berlin was punk capital.
Drummer Reinhard “Wurzel” Stey, who wrote both of these songs, came from an older generation of rock musicians. Since 1970, he had played in Panko Musik and later in Tontransport. Stey was also co-founded the first Berlin rock organization. According to rockinberlin.com, he died at an unknown date.
Grunewald forest is the largest green area in the city of Berlin. Still, the chorus of the song goes: ” The forest is much too small/ Concrete everywhere”