Friday, 18 September 2009

Matador - Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. In 1980 he had the biggest hit of his career in the Netherlands with 'Matador', a track featuring a mariachi band and quite funky music. The track was taken from his 1979 album 'American boy & girl'. Both the single and the album had been rejected by his American record company.

The single reached number 6 in the Dutch Top 40. After this, the American record company was suddenly interested in Jeffreys' work again...

My collection: 7" single no. 1815
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, January 4, 1993
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Matador' / 'American boy & girl'

1 comment:

  1. Check out Jeffreys' video for Matador at http://www.youtube.com/user/GJeffreysAdmin

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