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Friday, September 15, 2017

Best of Bandstands in Foreign Lands - Volume 3: Green River Manhunt!


I'M ALRIGHT!


Thank you, dear friends, for your messages of concern
regarding Hurricane Irma. I can't tell you how grateful
I am for your caring support. I am happy to tell you
that all of our family members survived the storm.
We are all thankful to be alive. After more than a
week of constant stress it feels good to relax
and turn my attention to carefree pursuits.

Shady Dell Music & Memories is back and
open for beeswax. Thank you again for your
comforting words during the Irma crisis.


Welcome to volume 3 of  

my globetrotting series


BANDSTANDS IN

FOREIGN LANDS!



I'm Shady Seaweed, here to bring you more great music performances that originated from TV studios, big halls and nightclubs in Europe and other parts of the world from the 1960s through early 2000s.



Join me now for another exciting

trip back in time as we visit

Bandstands in Foreign Lands!



KAREN KAMON

WWF CLUB
COLOGNE, WEST GERMANY

Our first stop is Cologne, Germany, where a
meeting of The WWF Club is about to convene.
(Sorry - it has nothing to do with pro wrestling.)
Appearing on the weekly music/variety television
program is a young woman best known for her
performance of a song on the soundtrack of
the hit movie Flashdance. Karen Kamon is in
the house, and she's going on a "Manhunt!"

"Manhunt" - Karen Kamon
(from Apr. 1983 album Flashdance:
OST from the Motion Picture,
live appearance on German
TV series WWF Club)




CREEDENCE

CLEARWATER

REVIVAL

(PAN'S PEOPLE)

TOP OF THE POPS
LONDON

Now let's club hop over to London town and
catch the fetching females of Pan's People,
one of the all-girl dance companies on the
music television series Top Of The Pops.
A Pan-demic is all but guaranteed as the
ladies perform their interpretation of the
CCR hit "Green River." Gotta love 'em!

"Green River" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
(Sept. '69, highest chart pos. #2, from Aug. '69
album Green Riverdance performed by
Pan's People on Top Of The Pops)




THE FLIRTATIONS

BEAT-CLUB
BREMEN, WEST GERMANY

The Flirtations have been compared to
The Supremes. The South Carolina girl group
even won a contest for sounding most like the
famous Motown ladies. The Flirtations started
in the early 60s as a quartet called The Gypsies.
The lineup changed along with the group name
and The Flirtations emerged as a soulful girl trio.
Records by The Gypsies and The Flirtations failed
to catch on in the U.S. and so the girls decided
to move to England where other American soul
artists were enjoying warmer welcomes and
greater success. The Flirtations signed with
Parrot Records and joined Tom Jones on his
European tour. Still in search of a hit record,
The Flirtations jumped to Deram Records.
Their first single for that label gave them
the break that had eluded them for so long.
"Nothing But A Heartache" made waves
on both sides of the pond and is today
considered a pop and Northern Soul
classic. Here they are, Ernestine Pearce
on lead, along with her sister Shirley
and Viola Billups - The Flirtations -
performing their signature song
on the West German TV
series Beat-Club.

"Nothing But a Heartache" - The Flirtations
(April/May 1969, highest chart pos.
#3 WRKO Boston/ #34 Hot 100,
#36 Netherlands, perf. on Beat-Club)





DEAD OR ALIVE

P.I.T. - PETER ILLMAN TREFF
MUNICH, BAVARIA, GERMANY

It has been less than a year since Pete Burns died
of cardiac arrest at the age of 57. Burns was the
flamboyant lead singer of Liverpool's new wave
synth-pop band Dead Or Alive. The group's 1984
dance single "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
brushed the top 10 in the U.S. and made it all the
way to #1 on the UK chart. The song was recently
voted by Brits as one of their favorite chart topping
hits of the 80s. Here's Dead Or Alive performing
their smash on Peter Illmann's German
music television series P.I.T.

"You Spin Me Round" - Dead Or Alive
(Aug. 1985, highest chart pos. #11 Hot 100,
#1 UK, from May 1985 album Youthquake,
live appearance on German TV series
P.I.T.  - Peter Illmann Treff)





BLONDIE

TOP OF THE POPS
LONDON

In 1979 the Debbie Harry fronted band Blondie
scored their biggest hit with "Heart Of Glass,"
a single that reached #1 in the U.S., the UK
and several other countries. "Heart Of Glass"
falls near the middle Rolling Stone Magazine's
list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Here is a brilliantly restored video of
Blondie performing their chartbuster
in England on Top Of The Pops.





LIME

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA

Yessum, Canada counts as a foreign land. I looked it up.
Montreal is where we find Lime, a disco synth-pop duo
consisting of husband and wife Denis & Denyse LePage.
Lime's biggest career hit was the single "Your Love,"
the title track from the couple's debut 1981 album.
In the spring of 1981 "Your Love" topped the U.S.
dance chart. The following year the song was used
in the soundtrack of Summer Lovers, a romantic
comedy film starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl
Hannah. Remember folks - when life gives you
lemons - dance your cares away with Lime!

"Your Love" - Lime (Apr. 1981,
highest chart pos. #1 U.S. Dance,
from 1981 album Your Love)




I hope you enjoyed vol. 3 of

BANDSTANDS IN

FOREIGN LANDS!

Stay tuned for the

next edition coming soon.

Have a Shady day!