Italian cover: The Sorrows - Zabadak / La liberta costa cara (Italy: Pye 45 NP 5137) 10/67
Formed in Coventry in 1963, the group made
seven high-energy R'n'B singles and an LP
that didn't get them the recognition they
So original members Philip 'Pip' Whitcher (gt)
and Wes Price (bs) relocated in Rome in Summer
1967, with newcomers Mick Bradley (dr), Chuck
Fryers (gt) & Chris Smith (kb/vo).
"Zabadak", sung by bassist Wes Price, was their
third Italian outing. They performed it in the
"Festival delle Rose" alongside Dave Dee, Dozy,
Beaky, Mick & Tich in October '67.
In 1968 they signed with the Miura label in
Milan to release a new LP. The group disbanded
Dana Valery - Having You Around / Zabadak (US: Columbia 4-44389) 12/67
Dana Valery was born in Milan in 1944.
Her family went to South Africa when she was four.
She became a singing star, releasing five albums on CBS before turning to the stage, playing in the musical “Wait A Minim!” in Johannesburg, before going to London and then on Broadway in 1966.
Helmut Zacharias - LP Happy Strings of Zacharias (Germany: Hör Zu SHZE 227) 1967 ? [Instrumental Medley]
German violinist (27 January 1920-28 February 2002). A child prodigy who became the "best jazz violinist in the world". The Medley here consists of: The Girls in Paris/The Happening/Zabadak
Jo Ment’s Happy Sound - LP Tops For Dancing Volume 2 (Germany: Ariola 77.091) 1967 ? [Instrumental Medley]
The Marble Arch Orchestra - LP Tomorrow's Standards (UK: Liberty LST-7567) 1968 [Instrumental]
Flemish cover: De Geuzen - Hoe was da? / T'ee giene naam (Belgium: His Master's Voice 243) 2/68
Antwerp group who specialised in making Dixieland Jazz versions of standards.
They also covered "Il Silenzio" or "Oh My Darling Caroline".
The Charing Cross Boys - LP Dance To The Songs Of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Germany: Decca ND 186) 1968 ?
Japanese cover: The Jaguars - Zabadak [LP First Album] (Japan: Philips FS-8012) 25/02/68
|One of the most famous group of the “GS” movement, the members were: Yukio Miya (dr), Hisayuki Okitu (gt), Koichi Miyazaki (rh), Sin Okamoto (vo), Yasuji Sato (or), Mikio Morida (bs) and later Takeshi Hamano (dr) replacing their leader Yukio Miya who left to form the “New Jaguars”. They were known as the “Japanese Dave Dee Group”, and the lead singer Sin Okamoto attracted teen girls with his good looks, and his use of a whip like Dave Dee.
They wrote most of their original material, and their first single was a big hit, becoming a kind of standard in Japan. The first album included covers of “Lady Jane” and “Tobacco Road” as well as a Japanese version of “Zabadak”. They later released “The Legend Of Xanadu", also in Japanese, which reached #20 in the hit-parade. And in 1968, they starred in their own movie, along the lines of the Beatles’ “Help”.
Their second album revisited Cream and Vanilla Fudge among others, but they also released “Hello Goodbye” and “Theme From The Monkees” on singles. The following singles discography has been made by trying to decipher the Japanese characters correctly, hopefully without mistakes.
Singles Discography :
1 June ‘67 Want You See Again (Kimi ni Aitai) / Beat Train (Philips FS-1016)
5 Oct. ‘67 Dancin Lonely Night / Wakai Ashita (Philips FS-1024)
25 Jan. ‘68 Mademoiselle Blues / Awarena John (Philips FS-1032)
15 June ‘68 The Legend Of Xanadu / Quarante Maringouins (Philips FS-1047)
25 Sept. ‘68 Hoshizora No Futari / Koi No Passport (Philips FS-1058)
25 Jan. ‘69 Koibitotachi Ni Blues Wo (Philips FS-1067)
25 May ‘69 Futari No Machikado (Philips FS-1079)
25 Apr. 70 Someday, Someone / Phoenix (Philips FS-1124)
Albums Discography :
25 Feb. ‘68 The Jaguars First Album (Philips FS-8012)
25 June ‘69 The Jaguars Second Album (Philips FS-8045)
Horst Jankowski - And We Got Love / Zabadak (US: Mercury 72809) 5/68 [Instrumental]
German jazz pianist and band leader
(30/06/36 - 29/06/98)
Had an international pop hit in 1965
with "A Walk In The Black Forest"
The Genius of Jankowski (1965)
More Genius of Jankowski (1966)
Still More Genius of Jankowski (1967)
all made the US Billboard LP charts
This album "And We Got Love"
was released in June 1968
James Last - LP Non Stop Dancing '68 (Germany: Polydor 249.216) 5/68 [Medley] Normal 0 21
Portuguese cover: Aladdin Band - Zabadak / Washington Square (Brazil: Fermata FB 33.269) 5/68
French cover: Le 25ième Régiment - C'est bon signe / C’est le temps d’aimer (Canada: Apex 13.499) 1968 [+ LP]
Canadian group from Québec
that lasted from 1967 to 71
In 1968 they were:
Réjean Ruel (vocal/keyb)
Karol Dicaire (guitar)
Robert Métayer (bass)
Maurice Métayer (drms)
The A side here is a cover of
The Fireballs' Bottle Of Wine
The Howard Blaikley Orchestra - LP Silhouettes Of Success (UK: Rim ZS 3) 10/68 [Instrumental]
The Liberty Studio Orchestra - LP Tricks With Hits (UK: Liberty LBL 83102) 1968 [Instrumental]
The Living Brass - LP What Now My Love And Other Favorites (USA: Camden CAS-996) 1968 [Instrumental]
The Larry Page Orchestra - LP Presenting The L.P.O. (UK: Page One POS 603) 1969 [Instrumental]
A1. Les Bicyclettes De Belsize (Instrumentally Yours)
A2. Up Up and Away (From Larry With Love)
A3. Tale of two Themes (From Larry With Love)
A4. Take Five (Executive Suite)
A5. Music for Night People (From Larry With Love)
B1. Hey Jude (Instrumentally Yours)
B2. One-derful Waltz
B3. Everyone's Gone To the Moon (Executive Suite)
B4. From Larry With Love (From Larry With Love)
Former 50s singer born Lenny Davis, he became co-manager of the Kinks before handling The Troggs.
Founded his Page One label in 1966, and later Penny Farthing in the 70s.
Like Stones' manager Andrew Oldham and Beatles' producer George Martin, he released instrumental versions of his bands' hits played by session musicians.
“Kinky Music” (Decca, 1965) was the first, followed by five more LPs through the sixties.
His discography is very confusing, as Compilation CD's appear regularly, bearing the same titles as the original albums. And the album above was itself a compilation of previously released tracks (except "Zabadak" apparently).
Saragossa Band - Zabadak / Samba Olé, Rumba Ok (Germany: Ariola 902-100) 12/79 [+ LP Za-Za-Zabadak]
Klaus & Klaus & Dave Dee - Zabadak (Karakakora) / Trunkenbold [Germany: Teldec LC 3706] 1988
Buddy & Marc - Zabadak (Radio Edit) (Europe: Akropolis) 2003
German cover: Die Lollipops - Auf und ab [CD Reiterferien sind der Hit] (Germany: Edel 5628307) 21/07/06
Techno version: 6T2 - Remix (Germany: Pretesh PTR 006-LC 15603) 2/07/07
Techno version: BeFour - CD We Stand United (Germany: Pop’n Roll) 18/04/08