Showing posts with label Goombay Dance Band. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Seven tears - Goombay Dance Band

Although decidedly uncool, the Goombay Dance Band were able to have a major hit across Europe in the spring of 1982 with 'Seven tears'. The song was written by Wolff-Ekkehardt Stein and Wolfgang Jass and produced by Jochen Peterson.

The single reached number 4 in the Dutch Top 40 and number 15 in Austria. It also spent three weeks at number 1 in the UK Singles Chart, being only the second time a German act had topped that chart, only six weeks after Kraftwerk had achieved that feat with 'The model'. Incidentally, my copy of the single was made in the UK.

My collection: 7" single no. 137
Found: 1982
Cost: unknown
Tracks: 'Seven tears' / 'Mama Coco'

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Aloha-oe, until we meet again - Goombay Dance Band

Germany has been responsible for quite a few dodgy acts through the years, and Goombay Dance Band can be considered as one of them. They formed in the late Seventies, and styled their music to combine Caribbean soca and calypso with western pop.

'Aloha-oe, until we meet again' was released in 1980 as the follow-up to their debut hit 'Sun of Jamaica'. The track was inspired by a traditional Hawaiian song. This single reached number 6 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 60
Found: Wouters, Den Haag, 1980
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Aloha-oe, until we meet again' / 'Conga man'

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