Alpha Beta – Astral Abuse (1971)

Alpha Beta – Astral Abuse (1971)

Today’s presentation is an obscure record released without the alias that made him a worldwide famous composer, producer, and musician: Vangelis. Let’s go to our artist: Born in Volos, Greece on the 29th of March 1943 Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου) was a self-taught prodigy who avoided most formal piano lessons. Apparently, a gifted […]

Léonie – Le Jardin Anglais / Mozart (1973)

Léonie – Le Jardin Anglais / Mozart (1973)

Another brief entry, as we previously talked about Léonie and its (surprising) short career, based on 45 singles, started in the late-60’s amidst the french yé-yé scene. The dossier from this unknown singer can be checked in Hero Culte blog, don’t miss out the detective work from tiny noggin and other curiosities about French stars! Let’s go to our album: […]

French-Oriental Female Ep (2014)

French-Oriental Female Ep (2014)

This Ep is an attempt to present some artists who will enter soon in our galaxy, today will address exclusively two countries: France and Japan. Great arrangers, actresses singers, side B, and even famous ones, (feel free to) leave us a comment and enjoy! France Brigitte Fontaine – Je Suis Inadaptée / Est… Folle, 1968 (arr. Jean […]

R. Pultek – The Voodou Juju Drug (1969)

R. Pultek – The Voodou Juju Drug (1969)

Vodou, also spelled Voodoo, Voudou, Vodun, or French Vaudou, it’s an official religion of Haiti, together with Roman Catholicism. Vodou is a creolized religion forged by descendants of Dahomean, Kongo, Yoruba, and other African ethnic groups who had been enslaved and brought to colonial Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) and Christianized by Roman Catholic missionaries in the 16th and 17th […]

Léonie – En Alabama / Wahala Manitou (1971)

Léonie – En Alabama / Wahala Manitou (1971)

France. Unlike our last entry, Léonie has a slightly extensive career based on singles, film themes and also as an actress/model in the 70’s. Nevertheless, it remains a little-known singer outside its country; to our surprise, she is backed by a top-notch team of composers (Cristophe, Jean Claude Vannier), lyricists (Étienne Roda–Gil) and arrangers (Karl Heinz Schäfer, Jean Claude Vannier). This first single […]

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