08 2018 : Questo Amore // For Balearic Social Radio

08 2018 : Questo Amore // For Balearic Social Radio

A new mix curated by myself, Paul Hillery, for Andy Pye’s  Balearic Social Radio show.

The eighth in a monthly residency in 2018 with a European themed track listing, okay Boncana Maïga is from Mali !

It was aired on the 18th August 2018.


08 2018 : Questo Amore // For Balearic Social Radio

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Piet Klocke
Heute Ist Nicht Sonst by Piet Klocke

We start off in Germany and it’s 1983 this is the B side of the Piet Klocke ‎45 Hua Hua Tschy Tschy.

I love the flute in this one.

Piet Klocke is a German musician, cabaret artist, author and actor born December 20, 1957 in Bremen.


Ifá, Um Canto Pra Subir by Margareth Menezes

Okay a Spanish release by a Brazilian singer. Margareth Menezes was born October 13, 1962 in Salvador, Bahia.

Her style is considered axé but her music also steers into samba and MPB territory, also drawing on African rhythms and reggae at times.

From the album Um Canto Pra Subir on Polydor released in 1990


Boncana Maïga
Koyma Hondo by Boncana Maïga

Boncana Maïga is a vocalist, flutist, arranger and producer from Mali, co-founder of the band Las Maravillas De Mali and one of the initiators of the Africando project.

This track can originally be found on the album released on West African Music (WAM) ‎– 793 013 a French release from 1982.

But has been re released on Hot Casa Records ‎– HC 53 as a 4 track EP


Lucio Battisti
Questo Amore by Lucio Battisti

Italian singer-songwriter, born 5 March 1943 in Poggio Bustone, Italy and died 9 September 1998 in Milan, Italy.

Taken from the album Una Giornata Uggiosa on the Itialian label Numero Uno ‎– ZPLN 34084 released 1980


Tô Voltando by Simone

From the album Pedaços originally released in Brazil but my copy is from Portugal so still fit’s the european theme! Released on EMI in 1979.

Simone actually has the wonderfully sounding name of Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira.

Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, better known as Simone, is a Brazilian singer and a major performer of Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) who has recorded more than 31 albums.

Simone was born on December 25, 1949 in Salvador, Bahia as the seventh daughter in a family of nine children. During her teenage years she was a professional basketball player and moved to São Paulo to become a member of the women’s national basketball team. She studied in Santos (São Paulo), majoring in Physical Education


Loredana Bertè
Prima O Poi by Loredana Bertè

From the self titled album on CBS ‎– 84527 released 1980 in the Netherlands.

An Italian singer songwriter born in Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Sep 20, 1950.

Sister of the singer Mia Martini.

Trivia for you : Loredana Bertè was married at famous Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg from 1989 to 1993.


Im Garten by Miko

Visionen Von Schönheit is a soundtrack to the film Aus der Gosse zu den Sternen released in Germany in 1986 on Polydor ‎– 827 633-1

Mico Layczak whos real name is actually Petra Mikolajczak, is a German singer, composer, actress and tv-host, born in 1965 in Bochum. Germany.


Underwater (33 +2 Pitch) by Harry Thumann

One of those tracks that sounds so much better at the wrong speed this 45 is played at 33rpm with the +2 Pitch.

Released on Decca ‎– F.13901 in 1979.

Harald Thumann was born February 28, 1952, † 2001, a German musician and engineer, owner of Country Lane Studios in Munich (München).


Bambou by Alain Chamfort

French pop singer born March 02, 1949 in Paris, France.

This is from a single released in 1981 on CBS records.


William Pitt
City Lights (Instrumental Version) by William Pitt

William Pitt is a U.S.-born pop singer who scored a European hit with ‘City Lights’.


ES Wham Bang
Dream by ES

From the album Wham Bang on Fran Records, Germany. Released 1979.

German fusion band featuring former Tomorrow’s Gift members Zabba Lindner, Bernd Kiefer and Ellen Meier.


La Métamorphose by Ilous

The 45 La Métamorphose was released on Flamophone ‎– 2097 101 in France in 1974.

Bernard Ilous is a singer, songwriter, and French arranger, born May 7, 1947 in Algiers.


Alan Sorrenti
Sienteme by Alan Sorrenti

As my friend Rhys Jones will tell you Alan Sorrenti is of Welsh origin, and he spent most of his childhood in Aberystwyth.

Italian singer and composer, born 9 December 1950 in Naples, Italy.

Brother of Jenny Sorrenti.

His musical debut dates back to 1972, when Alan released on Harvest the prog-rock album “Aria”, a brilliant experimental effort, also featuring such famed artists as jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.

This track is from the album Sienteme, It’s Time To Land released on Harvest ‎in Italy in 1976.


Gay Cavalier by Richie Havens and Pino Daniele

The Woodstock veteran Richie Havens, teamed up with the Italian blues, jazz, and pop musician, singer, songwriter and composer Pino Daniele  ‎on this track on the Common Ground album released 1983.


Gilles Rivard
Demain Demain by Gilles Rivard

From Quelle Belle Vie released in 1978.


Gjon Delhusa
Sing Nur by Gjon Delhusa

From Quelle Belle Vie released in 1978.

Flipside of Berge Und Steine
released on AMIGA ‎– 4 56 338 out of German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1978.


Cosa Rosa
Zufall by Cosa Rosa

I love the eighties looking cover to this album and it reminds me of a crush I used to have for Lysette Anthony from Three Up, Two Down.

Back to the music – Kein Zufall was released by CBS ‎in Germany in 1985.

Gefühle is another great track from this LP.

Cosa Rosa was the musical project of Rosemarie Precht and Reinhold Heil.


Svante Thuresson
Fantasi by Svante Thuresson

A track made famous by Earth, Wind & Fire. Here we have the version by Svante Thuresson, ‎a Swedish jazz musician and singer, born 7 February 1937 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The album with the wonderful cover is Svenska Versioner Av Aktuella Disco Hits on Philips out of Sweden in 1978.


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