Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dyn-O-Mite Disco - Chris Babida & The Bang Bang Boogie Band

Chris Babida 鮑比達,一位在香港出生及已享譽港、台、中三地樂壇三十多載的資深音樂人,或許當年剛出道的他,其名字可能只限見聞於香港的專業樂師及歌唱界圈子內。惟他於七十年代後期與著名女歌星鍾玲玲的一段婚姻關係,大大地促增了他在普羅港澳樂迷中的知名度。儘管他過往在作曲、編曲、及各式音樂會中任指揮等工作方面所顯示出的個人才華與取得的輝煌成就,聽眾早已有目共睹及毋須筆者多言,但或許樂迷們可能早已忘掉了他昔日首張以個人及其伙伴樂隊名義灌錄的唱片,竟全都是為順應當年潮流及市場需求而收錄的「的士高」節拍樂曲產品,由已息影的港產片性感女星葉玉卿胞兄葉志銘所創立的Bang Bang繽繽唱片公司於1976年出版、一張名為《Dyn-O-Mite Disco》的LP。

Dyn-O-Mite Disco - Chris Babida & The Bang Bang Boogie Band    (Bang Bang Records – 1976/PHLP 7614)




Side A
  1. F. G. Boogie    (Pope‧Noel Quinlan)
  2. Get Up And Boogie    (Silvester LevayStephan Prager)
  3. Love In The Shadows    (Neil Sedaka‧Phil Cody)
  4. Shotgun Shuffle    (Harry Wayne "K.C." CaseyRichard Finch)
  5. Brasilia Carnival    (Edilda‧Tony Vale)
  6. Look For A Star    (Tony Hatch)

Side B
  1. Magenta Theme    (Chris Babida)
  2. El Bimbo    (Cozette Morgan)
  3. That's My Philosophy    (Van McCoy)
  4. Jump For Joy    (Mary-Ann Brandon‧Betty James‧Koko Taylor)
  5. Boogie Fever    (Freddie Perren‧Kenneth St. Lewis)
  6. Disco Fied     (Michael Omargian‧M. Price)
唱片封套背面印上的Bang Bang品牌宣傳及唱片內容簡介的英語摘文:




鮑比達與其伴奏樂隊"Chris Babida & The Bang Bang Boogie Band"及唱片錄製成員名單:







"F. G. Boogie"試聽版﹕



"Get Up And Boogie"試聽版﹕



"Look For A Star"試聽版﹕



"Magenta Theme"試聽版﹕



"El Bimbo"試聽版﹕



相關網站:

認識鮑比達

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Santana - Gold Disc (70's)

七十年代初剛步上英文中學時期的筆者,除了是一名徹頭徹尾的波牛外,還開始迷上了收聽歐西歌曲這嗜好。當然,早期那只能限於每天下課後,在家中收聽電台播放的流行歌曲,惟日子久了,喜愛程度也加劇了,遂頓生要把購買唱片這念頭付緒實行。回憶中,筆者當年把每週由父母給予的有限零用錢省下,經一些時期累積起來,只僅可購買一張盜版的歐西歌曲LP而已,但能滿足了把自己熱愛的歌曲收藏過來這小小心願,自那天起始到如今仍是我個人一大賞心樂事的。而從購買盜版過渡往購買原裝正版唱片那階段,更要厲行省吃儉用政策以求早日達標。有時儘管省下的零用錢已儲足了,但在購買的那一刻卻常居於有限資源的心態下,往往仍需費煞思量一番那一張才是自已最佳的選擇,故通常個別所喜愛歌星或樂隊的精選或金曲集,很多時會理所當然地成了我的最終購買決定。而回顧往昔這些眾多的精選金曲唱片,其中不得不提的一張,也亦是當年筆者身邊大部份的樂迷友輩皆必曾購有,那就是由日本CBS/Sony唱片公司約於19721973年間出版、內有猛曲如雲的《Santana – Gold Disc》.....

Santana - Gold Disc (CBS/Sony Records – SOPN 16)













Side A

  1. Waiting
  2. Evil Ways
  3. Jingo
  4. Persuasion
  5. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
  6. Oye Como Va

Side B

  1. Samba Pa Ti
  2. Hope You're Feeling Better
  3. Batuka
  4. No One To Depend On
  5. Guajira
  6. Everybody's Everything

樂隊成員:

  • Carolos Santana - Lead Guitar & Vocals
  • Gregg Rolie - Piano, Organ & Vocals
  • David Brown - Bass Guitar
  • Michael Shrieve - Drums. Percussion & Vibes
  • Mike Carabello - Conga, Vocals, Percussion & Tambourine
  • José Chepitó Areas - Timbales, Conga, Percussion, Vocals, Drums & Flugelhorn
  • Neal Schon - Guitar


  • Waiting (Santana)




    Evil Ways (Sonny Henry/Joe Zack )



    You've Got To Change Your Evil Ways, Baby.
    Before I Start Loving You,
    You've Got To Change, Baby
    And Every Word That I Say Is True.
    You've Got Me Running And Hiding All Over Town.
    You've Got Me Sneaking And A Peeping
    And Running You Down.
    This Can't Go On...
    Lord Knows You've Got To Change, Baby
    Baby.

    When I Come Home, Baby.
    My House Is Dark And My Thoughts Are Cold.
    You Hang Around, Baby
    With Jean and Joan And A Who Knows Who
    I'm Getting Tired Of Waiting And Fooling Around.
    I'll Find Somebody, Who Won't Make Me Feel Like A Clown.
    This Can't Go On...
    Lord Knows You've Got To Change.

    When I Come Home, Baby.
    My House Is Dark And My Thoughts Are Cold.
    You Hang Around, Baby
    With Jean and Joan And A Who Knows Who
    I'm Getting Tired Of Waiting And Fooling Around.
    I'll Find Somebody, Who Won't Make Me Feel Like A Clown.
    This Can't Go On...
    Yeah Yeah Yeah.


    Jingo (Babatunde Olatunji/Carlos Santana)




    Persuasion (J. Areas/D. Brown/M. Carabello/G. Rolie/C. Santana/M. Shrieve)




    Black Magic Woman (Peter Green/Gabor Szabo)




    Got A Black Magic Woman.
    Got A Black Magic Woman.
    I've Got A Black Magic Woman.
    Got Me So Blind I Can't See.
    That She' s A Black Magic Woman.
    She's Trying To Make A Devil Out Of Me.

    Don't Turn Your Back On Me Baby.
    Don't Turn Your Back On Me Baby.
    Yes Don't Turn Your Back On Me Baby.
    Stop Messing Round With Your Tricks.
    Don' t Turn Your Back On Me Baby.
    You Just Might Pick Up My Magic Sticks.

    Got Your Spell On Me Baby.
    Got Your Spell On Me Baby.
    Yes You Got Your Spell On Me Baby.
    Turning My Heart Into Stone.
    I Need You So Bad, Magic Woman
    I Can't Leave You Alone.


    Oye Como Va (Tito Puente)




    Oye Como Va Mi Ritmo
    Bueno Pa' Gozar, Mulata
    Oye Como Va Mi Ritmo
    Bueno Pa' Gozar Mulata


    Samba Pa Ti (Carlos Santana)




    Hope You're Feeling Better (Gregg Rolie)




    Batuka (J. Areas/D. Brown/M. Carabello/G. Rolie/C. Santana/M. Shrieve)




    No One To Depend On (Mike Carabello/Coke Escovedo/Gregg Rolie)




    Guajira (Carlos Santana/Chester Thompson )




    Everybody's Everything (Milton Brown/Teddy Moss/Carlos Santana)




    相關網站:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Santana
    http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:j9frxqw5ldse~T1


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    Tuesday, July 07, 2009

    Smile (For tribute to the Late "King Of The Pops" Michael Jackson)

    200978日的零晨時分,筆者一如全球數以億計樂迷般,坐在電視螢幕前,觀看於洛杉磯Staples Center擧行的一代流行曲之王Michael Jackson追悼大會現場直播。在眾多著名樂手為紀念MJ而獻上他生平曾演譯的歌曲過程當中,筆者最為難忘的,就是由他兄長Jermaine Jackson演唱深情的一曲"Smile"......





    這首MJ生前很喜愛的"Smile",是已故喜劇之王差利卓別靈(Charlie Chaplin)1936年製作的影片《摩登時代Modern Times》中的插曲作品,曾演譯該曲的著名或巨星級歌手或組合,可謂多不勝數,除MJ外,還包括了Nat King ColeNeil SedakaEric ClaptonSammy Davis Jr.Johnny MathisDean MartinTony BennettRod StewartJerry ButlerRoger WhittakerElvis CostelloMichael BubléEnnio MorriconeMantovaniBert KaempfertJudy GarlandTimi YuroSkeeter DavisPetula ClarkPeggy LeeRickie Lee JonesBetty EverettBarbra StreisandDiana RossDionne WarwickSandie ShawNana MouskouriAnne MurrayMaureen McGovernFerrante & TeicherSimply RedThe Lettermen....等。至於在華人樂壇層面上,多年來筆者只能找到僅有的一首演譯,同時說來也有點摸不着頭腦,那竟然是由一支我們可能預料不到的組合...七十年代的Jade玉石樂隊來擔綱,於1977年以輕快形式灌唱及收錄於他們最後一張的同名LP內。


    Smile (Charlie Chaplin/Geoff Parsons/John Turner)

    Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching.
    Smile Even Though It’s Breaking.
    When There Are Clouds In The Sky You Get By.
    If You Smile With Your Fear And Sorrow.
    Smile And Maybe Tomorrow.
    You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile.
    If You Just

    Light Up Your Face With Sadness (Gladness).
    Hide Every Trace Of Gladness (Sadness).
    Although A Tear May Be Ever So Near.
    That's The Time You Must Keep On Trying.
    Smile, What's The Use Of Crying?
    You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile.
    If You Just

    Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching.
    Smile Even Though It’s Breaking
    When There Are Clouds In The Sky You Get By.
    If You Smile Through Your Fear And Sorrow.
    Smile And Maybe Tomorrow
    You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile
    If You Just Smile.

    That's The Time You Must Keep On Trying.
    Smile, What's The Use Of Crying?
    You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile.
    If You Just Smile.


    Michael Jackson版本:









    Nat King Cole版本:





    Rod Stewart版本:





    Barbra Streisand版本:





    Skeeter Davis版本:





    Ennio Morricone編曲版本:





    Timi Yuro版本: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK0m92fIoaw

    Jade玉石樂隊 "Smile"試聽版﹕


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