Witthüser & Westrupp was a German folk duo consisting of Bernd Witthüser (born 29 April 1944), guitar, mandolin and Walter Westrupp (12 February 1946) guitar, ukulele, trombone, harmonium, psalter and many other instruments. The band was formed in June 1969 as "W&W's pop cabaret", singing German texts in a special way. In 1970 the name changed to "Witthüser & Westrupp".wikipedia
Chansons in german partially written by André Heller and Georg Danzer. Time by time it has jazzy or psychedelic influences with flute and percussion. Songwriting mostly by Schönherz / Rigoni who did a symphonic rock album on Bacillus Records called Victor.
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band was one of the most noteworthy jazz big bands formed outside the United States.
It was formed in 1961, when, with the help of producer Gigi Campi, the US drummer Kenny Clarke and Belgian pianist and composer Francy Boland and ex-Ellington bassist Jimmy Woode brought together several jazz musicians of note. Although based in Europe, the band was truly multinational, also having several US musicians in the line-up.
It was disbanded in 1972, after having recorded more than 15 albums.
A much sought-after classic featuring a Mellotron - the first pressing is meanwhile traded at about € 400 in mint condition. It is the first LP by Gila, neatly recorded in Dieter Dierks' studio in Stommeln in the summer of 1971. The album is largely instrumental and excellent. The 32-page booklet contains a long report of keyboarder Fritz Scheyhing, the last surviving Gila member, looking back at the band's history, and a number of rediscovered photographs from Gila's early period. The rather scanty CD edition from 2015 (Eclipse Records ECL 1006) is, by the way, a bootleg, completely illegal; the edition on Second Battle is deleted since years.
Blackwater Park's sole LP, 1972's Dirt Box, would later bask in some measure of belated cult acknowledgement, but upon its release, in the thick of Germany's flourishing Krautrock movement, it was a little more than a footnote; a competent but relatively undifferentiated effort when stacked next to the groundbreaking music history "chapters" being written by the likes of Can, Kraftwerk, and Neu!…