Showing posts with label Garland Jeffreys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garland Jeffreys. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 November 2009

The answer - Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys released 'The answer' as the second single from his 1992 album 'Don't call me Buckwheat' in December 1991. It sounded more electronic than any of his previous efforts, and almost sounded like a pop song.

Unfortunately the single didn't match the success that 'Hail hail Rock 'n' Roll' enjoyed, as it didn't chart in Europe. The accompanying music video was shown regularly on television, which is how I got to know this song.

My collection: 7" single no. 2214
Found: Record fair, November 14, 1994
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'The answer' / 'Murder jubilee'

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll - Garland Jeffreys

'Hail hail rock 'n' roll' is a tribute to Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent and many other stars of the early rock & roll days. Garland Jeffreys recorded the track, which is named after the Chuck Berry album from 1987.

The single reached number 4 in the Dutch Top 40 and number 72 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 1640
Found: May 3, 1992
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Hail hail rock 'n' roll' / 'Bottle of love'

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'

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