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Join us on our Seven inch Sundays as we dig deep into our 7″ crates to serve you some fresh sounds.

We’ve got 3 absolute bangers for you to discover on this sunny Seven inch Sunday.

“Joëlle” was a young Belgian singer. On this track she is backed by Belgian jazzman Willy Mortier.
“Bossaminova” is a beautiful sung bossa nova track.

“Bird and the Bees” was a group led by legendary Belgian musician Sylvain Vanholme.
Sylvain would become a founding member of “The Wallace Collection” who had a huge hit in 1969 with “Daydream””Hold the Line” is a psychedelic baroque masterpiece.

“Paul’s collection” was a Belgian rock band from Antwerp, founded in 1969 by singer Paul Syniawsky.
They released 3 excellent 45’s
“Man” is a Fantastic psychedelic poptune.

Be shure to check out the new release by “Stoffige Vingers”. “Last Bongo in Belgium” is a beautiful 10″ containing 6 hard-to-find Belgian grooves. Only a few copies available, so don’t sleep and order now!
Now available at Music Mania & HHV

Lets leave this terrible week behind us and listen to some fresh tunes to lift our spirits.

“Brian” ((real name Brian Bastow) was a British pop singer. In November 1966, he was singing at the coastal holiday resort “Surfers’ Paradise,” where he was discovered by “The Shake Spears” who were touring there. In need of a singer they took Bastow with them back to Belgium. He stayed with the group for a couple of months and recorded a handful of songs with them, but left the group in March 1967 in order to pursue a solo career.
“Rainmaker” (a cover from Harry Nilson) has a nice drumbreak intro.

“Hot Steam” is written and produced by famed Belgian musician Ralph Benatar. Benatar was a core member of the JJ band, Plus and El Chicles.

“The Mol Percussion Band” was founded by Leo Ouderitz in the Belgian city of “Mol”. It’s members were student percussionists of the local music academy. 

Unfortunately our Belgian Red Devils are no longer in the European Championship. To ease the pain we’ve come up with an extra soothing Seven inch Sunday.

“Marine” was a Belgian based funky new wave band formed around singer Marc Marine. When Marc left, the rest of the band were joined by singer Sarah Osborne and went on to form “Allez Allez”.This is their first ever release on a 7″ flexi disc. I hope the people at “Les Disques Du Crépuscule” still have the mastertapes of this session. It deserves a proper release. “Tshombé” is a post punk deep funk banger.

“Rush” (not to be confused with the canadian progrock band) was a Belgian studio group.
They released a single 45. “A little chance” was written by Jack Donder (aka Jean Vanloo).Check out this psychedelic disco masterpiece.

“The Jet Set” was a  band comprised of Belgian jazz musicians who played the backing track for the Protan Clappers.
“Protan” is a keyboard heavy electrofunk jam.


Here we go again with the funky instro. Another batch of fresh 45’s on this sunny “Seven inch Sunday” 

“Mad Unity” was a Jazz-funk outfit from Belgium, comprising several well-known studio musicians.(Dan Lacksman, Koen De Bruyne, Jean Pierre Onreadt)They’re mainly known for backing Janko Nilovic.
“Sitting Bull” is a killer jazz-funk track.

“Chakachas” was a Belgian based group founded in 1958 by bandleader Gaston Bogaert. They played a mixture of Latin music, jazz, and European-style exotica. After a musical eclipse in the mid-sixties, the band is reassembled a few years later, in a new line-up and with a different sound; this time, the band’s made up of session musicians, who are also part of other bands or projects (see also El Chicles, Chicken Curry & His Pop Percussion Orchestra, The Sumos, Plus, The S.S.O. Orchestra, Lord Funk ). The new Chakachas go for a mix of Latin/Soul/Funk/Jazz/Afro. The bulk of the songs is provided by Willy Albimoor and Nico Gomez.
“Africa Yama” is an funky exotic groove, reminiscent of “Tropicola” by “Stringtronics”

“Recreation” was a Belgian progressive band hailing from the town of Liege.
This instrumental trio was inspired by such bands as The Nice and Soft Machine. “Fallen Astronauts” was based on Antonin Dvorak’s: New World Symphony.

Check out the fantastic belgian recordlabel “Stoffige Vingers”
They’re specialized in obscure Belgian grooves.
They just released a ten inch called “last bongo in Belgium” wich includes some tracks from the “Seven inch Sundays”-series.
Don’t sleep and buy this lp now before they are al gone.

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