JOSEF LAUFER AND THEIR MAJESTIES, Veni Vidi Vici, 1968

josef-laufer-frontjosef-laufer-backjosef-laufer-labelJosef Laufer was one of the few artists ( like Karel Gott, Waldemar Matuska, Vaclav Neckar, Hana Hegerova) from Communist Czechoslovakia who got to record in Western Germany. Of course they also recorded and performed in East-Germany, a socialist brother-country. josef-laufer

Here you can see Josef Laufer playing alongside Vaclav Necker in a Czech musical. The guy posing on the ladder in the denim jacket, that´s him. Very cool. I can already hear the Russian tanks rolling in the back …

I have four of Josef Laufer´s early EPs that he made for the Czech Supraphon label, and even one on the Romanian Electrecord label, but none are as rockin´ as these two songs here, that he sings in German.

JOSEF LAUFER AND THEIR MAJESTIES, Veni Vidi Vici, 1968

JOSEF LAUFER AND THEIR MAJESTIES, 99 Stufen, 1968


OLGA MARTINAKÒVÀ, Bratislavskè Hully-Gully, 1964

By 1964 the Hully Gully dance craze had made it to Bratislava,  Czechoslovakia. This is a pop song and not as strong as the Rock`n`Roll instrumental  Hully Gully by Olympic, the leading Czech Beat group of the 60`s, but it is more interesting. At least it fires up my imagination more about the Hully Gully scene in Bratislava in 1964…

OLGA MARTINAKÒVÀ, Bratislavskè Hully-Gully, 1964