Sunday, September 23, 2007

Leroy Gomez - Gypsy Woman

提起Santa Esmeralda,相信大部份在七十年代喜愛的士高歌曲的本地樂迷,都對他們於當年灌唱的暢銷歌曲"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"、"You're My Everything”、 "The House Of The Rising Sun"、"Another Cha-Cha"等已很耳熟能詳,但卻可能忽略了樂隊主要成員Leroy Gomez在1978年自行監製的個人大碟《Leroy Gomez - Gypsy Woman》。

這張《Leroy Gomez - Gypsy Woman》大碟內的歌曲風格及編排,基本上和Santa Esmeralda首張推出的大碟《Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood》很類似。那就是把一些舊歌重新編成重重的Disco節拍,及配上了一首柔和的慢板曲於唱片內,例子如"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"可匹配"Gypsy Woman"、"Gloria"可匹配"Spanish Harlem"、"You're My Everything"可匹配"Let Me Change Your Mind"等。而在記憶中,"Gypsy Woman"及"Spanish Harlem"當年在本地的士高之受歡迎程度,與"Don't Let Me Misunderstood"是不徨多讓的。

《Leroy Gomez - Gypsy Woman》唱片曲目如下:

Leroy Gomez - Gypsy Woman (Casablanca NBLP 7110)

Side One
  1. Medley : Gypsy Woman + Gypsy Love
  2. Let Me Change Your Mind

Side Two

  1. Spanish Harlem
  2. Mama Told Me
  3. Foolin' You

在Santa Esmeralda Starring Leroy Gomez的官方網頁上,《Leroy Gomez - Gypsy Woman》是有被放列於CD欄位的內頁: http://www.santaesmeralda.net/cd6b.htm ,並附有全部歌曲的試聽版,但在本地市面的各大CD連鎖店或全球網上的專賣店,卻從末看過有這CD出售。

相關網站連結﹕

http://www.santaesmeralda.net/index.html

http://www.santaesmeralda.net/index.html

http://wc08.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=SANTAESMERALDA&sql=11:apfrxqr5ldke~T1

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Tin Tin

七十年代初,已故的前Bee Gees樂隊成員Maurice Gibb,在其兄弟組合於該段時期分道揚鑣各自作個人發展後,曾為一支名Tin Tin的澳洲樂隊作唱片監製。憑藉Maurice Gibb的知名度及透過是次的合作關係,Tin Tin獲得了他們在國際樂壇上一段短暫的認知及片刻的光輝。

他們所灌唱的歌曲中,最為當年港澳樂迷認識及喜愛的,應是"Toast And Marmalade For Tea"及"Is That The Way"這兩首。"Toast And Marmalade For Tea"曾攀上1971年Billboard流行榜首廿名內,而"Is That The Way"則曾被拍製成MV,並不時在當年香港無線電視(HK-TVB)翡翠台的節目過場時段間播放。

Tin Tin是由數名海外澳洲音樂人於1966年在英國組成,牽頭者是主唱兼結他手的Steve Groves及主唱兼鍵琴手的Steve Kipner,成員如下:

●    Steve Kipner    (鍵琴手、敲擊樂器、主唱)
●    Steve Groves     (結他、敲擊樂器、主唱)
●   Johnny Vallins   (低音結他、結他、主唱)
●   Geoff Bridgford   (鼓)

樂隊於1973年拆夥,而在他們約八年間的演唱事業生涯內,其效力的唱片公司:Polydor(寶麗多)AtcoDecca共為他們出版了九張SP及兩張LP,上述兩首備受歡迎的作品當然成為了其中兩張SP的Side A歌曲。


  


兩張LP分別為1970年的《Tin Tin》及1971年的《Astral Taxi》,曲目如下:

Tin Tin    (Atco 350)



Side One
  1. She Said Ride  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  2. Swans On The Canal  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  3. Flag/Put Your Money On My Dog  (Steve Kipner)
  4. Nobody Moves Me Like You  (Steve Groves)
  5. Tuesday's Dreamer  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  6. Only Ladies Play Croquet  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  7. Family Tree  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
Side Two
  1. Spanish Shepherd  (Steve Groves)
  2. He Wants To Be A Star  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  3. Toast And Marmalade For Tea  (Steve Groves)
  4. Loves Her That Way  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  5. Manhattan Woman  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  6. Lady In Blue  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
"She Said Ride"




"Swans On The Canal"



"Nobody Moves Me Like You"



"Our Lady Plays Croquet"



"Family Tree"



"Toast And Marmalade For Tea"



"Loves Her That Way"



"Lady In Blue"



Astral Taxi    (Atco 33370)



Side One
  1. Astral Taxi  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  2. Ships On The Starboard  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  3. Our Destiny  (Steve Groves)
  4. Tomorrow Today  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  5. Jenny B  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  6. I Took A Holiday  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
Side Two
  1. Tag Around  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  2. Set Sail For England  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  3. The Cavalry's Coming  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner/Johnny Vallins)
  4. Benny The Wonder Dog  (Steve Groves/Steve Kipner)
  5. Is That The Way  (Steve Groves/Billy Lawrie/Steve Kipner)
"I Took A Holiday"




"Is That The Way"



相關網站連結﹕

英文維基百科網站:Tin Tin樂隊
AMG網站:Tin Tin樂隊
UK 45cat - Tin Tin網站

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