Κυριακή, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΡΟΚΑΔΕΣ ΣΤΗ ΡΟΔΕΣΙΑ από τα αζήτητα...

Παραθέτω έναν κατάλογο με συγκροτήματα που έδρασαν στη Ροδεσία (νυν Ζιμπάμπουε) στα sixties και τα seventies, και τα οποία είχαν συμπατριώτες μας στις συνθέσεις τους. Eπειδή ελληνικό ροκ (δηλαδή ροκ παιγμένο από Έλληνες) είναι κάτι πολύ περισσότερο απ' ό,τι νομίζεται...
1. ANTIOCH
Circa: 1974 – 1976. Home town: Salisbury. Members: Nigel Dams vocals, guitar & keyboards, Ryan Van Coller vocals, guitar & keyboards, Harvey Ward bass & vocals, Nick Matzukis drums & vocals.
2. BESERK
Circa: 1969. Home town: Fort Victoria. Members: Kevin "Dutch" Van der Westhuizen bass & vocals, Jim Dawson lead guitar & vocals, Tony Geranios drums.
3. CLASSIC FOUR
Circa: 1974 – 1975. Home town: Bulawayo. Members: Rob Walmsley organ, Adrian King guitar, Richard Bridgeford bass guitar, Peter Price drums. Replacement members: Andy Demetriou, John Edwards bass.
4. COLLECTION
Circa: ?. Home town: Bulawayo. Members: Colin Payne lead guitar & lead vocals, Rudi Goema keyboards & trumpet, Paul Amato guitar, saxophone & flute, Bernie Alan-Brown saxophones, Adrian King guitar. In 1969, Colin Payne, Adrian King and Paul Amato left. With replacements the new line-up became: Ronnie Robshaw guitar, Jock Cameron bass (ex-Tall Boys), Rob Cushman saxophone, Mike Westcott vocals, Colin Payne vocals, Andy Demetriou lead guitar, flute & saxophone, Adrian King rhythm guitar, Jock Cameron bass guitar, Rob Walmsley organ, rhythm guitar & trumpet, Bernie Alan Brown sax & trombone, Peter Price drums.
5. DHARMA
Circa: 1970's. Home town: Salisbury. Members: Mike Lennas, Dave Lloyd, Dave Schofield, Charlie (?) drums.
6. ERIC DIVARIS & THE TONE SETTERS
Circa: 1967. Home town: ?. Members: Eric Divaris vocals, keyboards & drums, Manuel Francisco bass, drums & vocals, Carol Flack keyboards, vibes & vocals, Derek Pershouse bass, drums & vocals. The band gigged extensively in Durban and toured South Africa. Recordings: They released one single: Take Your Hands Off My Body (1968).
7. FEEDBACK
Circa: 1973. Home town: Gwelo. Members: Nick Lostrom vocals, Brian Jakubec keyboards, Mossie Hill drums, Mike (Beb) Othitis guitar, Paddy Keogh guitar, Manager: Tom Whitney.
8. FRICTION
Circa: ?. Home town: Salisbury. Members: Graham Yates lead vocals, Kyle Lee lead guitar, Dennis Haunt rhythm guitar, Lorna Kopfman organ, John Vareldzis drums.
9. FURIESCirca: 1958. Home town: Salisbury. Members: Mike Westcott vocals, Duncan Harvey lead guitar, Mike Murray bass, Nick Gonifras drums. Dave “Squeege” Lewis, who was a member of the earlier line-up, left the band to join the Etonians in 1963. Pol Rogers joined later as saxophonist.
10. HERITAGE
Circa: ?. Home town: Salisbury. Members: Tony Divaris vocals & saxophone, Barney Helsdinger lead guitar, Johnny Divaris rhythm guitar, Christo Divaris bass guitar, Scap Cicero drums. Additional members: Will Wallace replaced Barney Helsdinger in 1973, John Dennis replaced Will Wallace in 1976. Popular band seen regularly at venues such as Club Tomorrow, Le Coq d’Or and the University Students’ Union. See also Mello Yello.
11. MELLO YELLO
Circa: ?. Home town: ?. Members: Tony Divaris, Johnny Divaris, Christo Divaris, Keith Lander, Roy Jackson.
12. MUSEUM
Circa: 1973-1974. Home town: ?. Members: Andy Demetriou vocals, Louis Ribero guitar, Barry Irwin bass, Keith Hutchinson keyboards, Brahm Malherbe drums. The band played progressive rock but did not survive for long. Brahm Malherbe played for a time with legendary South African band, Hawk, and his brother, Calvin, with Rubbaband.
13. OTIS WAYGOOD BLUES BAND
Circa: 1968. Home town: Bulawayo. Members: Rob Zipper guitar, saxophone, harmonica, vocals, Alan Zipper bass, Ivor Rubenstein drums, Leigh Sagar lead guitar, Martin Jackson flute, Angus McLean piano, Bennie Miller guitar. Otis Waygood were the finest exponents of blues Southern Africa has ever had. The forerunner of Otis Waygood Blues Band was Blues Crusade, heavily influenced by John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters-style of blues. In November 1969, Rob & Alan Zipper, Ivor Rubenstein and Leigh Sagar moved to South Africa and undertook a self-organised countrywide tour. This exposure led to their being signed up by the Clive Calder-Ralph Simon management team. Singer and flautist, Martin Jackson, had a brief spell in the line-up during this period but left in November 1970 and was replaced by Harry Poulos. Bennie Miller had left Rhodesia by this time and had come down to join Otis Waygood, replacing Poulos. Otis Waygood’s blues-jazz fusion made them one of the top live bands of the early 70's but, unfortunately, their releases failed to do them real justice. Nevertheless, “Fever” must rate as one of the finest singles ever released in South Africa. In 1971 the group travelled to the United Kingdom. After several years of playing the British clubs, as Otis Waygood, they change their name to Isiah. Little was heard of them until 1974, when re-naming themselves again as Immigrant, they added three caribbean musicians to their line-up and pursued a more reggae-based sound. Ivor Rubenstein has since joined another British reggae outfit. Recordings: Singles: “Fever” (1970) on Parlophone, “Everything I Am” (1970) on Decca (Possibly a UK release). Albums: “Otis Waygood Blues Band” (1970) on Parlophone, “Simply” (1971) on Parlophone, “Ten Light Claps And A Scream” (1971) on Parlophone. They were also featured on the compilation album: Rock Today With The Big Heavies And Mixed Bag (1971) on Parlophone.
14. PINK CHAMPAGNECirca: ?. Home town: ?. Members: Andy Demetriou lead guitar, Paul Amato rhythm guitar, Leslie Winderbaum bass, Rob Walmsley organ, Norman Oakley drums.
15. PLATO’S REPUBLIC (για την ονομασία)
Circa: 1969-1971. Home town: ?. Members: Tommy (Sean) Goddard lead vocals, Keith Small lead guitar, Ric Accorsi keyboards, John Kirsten bass, Frank Reynolds drums.
16. SAINTS
Circa: 1965. Home town: ?. Members: Norman Oakley drums, Rob Walmsley guitar, Andrew Demetriou bass (see also Museum), Darryl Margoritis organ.
17. SAPPHIRES Circa: 1960-1964. Home town: Bulawayo. Members: Flo Phillotheou lead guitar, John Kirkham bass, Chris Warner rhythm guitar & vocals, Chad Somerville drums.
18. SYNAPSE Circa: 1977-1978. Home town: Salisbury. Members: Graham Yates lead vocals, Kyle Kee lead guitar, vocals, Dennis Haunt rhythm guitar, Victor Kee bass guitar, Lana Kopman keyboards, John Vereldzis drums.
19. THATCH
Circa: 1970. Home town: Fort Victoria. Members: Jim Dawson guitar & vocals Paul (?) bass, Penny Demitriou keyboards, Graham Mondo drums.
http://www.rhodiemusic.com/bands.htm

11 σχόλια:

  1. Φίλε μου, έχεις στοιχεια για τους JOHN CHRISTOU AND MBIZI ?? Δεν ξερω αν ειναι από Ροδεσία ή κάπου αλλού. Ο δίσκος λέγεται "TAFARA" χωρίς άλλα στοιχεία, όπως εταιρία, χώρα, χρονιά κλπ. Σίγουρα από κάπου στην Αφρική α΄λλά... Όχι τίποτε ιδιαίτερο σαν άκουσμα...μοιάζει για τέλη 70'ς/αρχές 80'ς.
    Κάθε βοήθεια ευπρόσδεκτη.

    Νίκος Καρ.

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  2. Νίκο δε μου λέει κάτι. Το χτύπησες internet μπας και βρεις κανένα στοιχείο; Τι παίζουν; Disco, soul, afro;

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  3. Δεν βρίσκω τίποτε στο net. Ειναι ένα κράμα afro-soul και χορευτικής (!!!) μουσικής. Δεν θα έλεγα disco...H παραγωγή όπως καταλαβαίνεις είναι για τα μπάζα (τ΄σο στον ήχο όσο και στο εξώφυλλο) αλλά έχει πολύ cult "εμφάνιση". Αν μάθεις τίποτε ρίξε ενα e-mail..

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  4. Ενδιαφέρον μού ακούγεται... αυτό το afro-soul. Που το βρήκες Νίκο;

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  5. To ανακάλυψα σε μια κουτα με δίσκους που είχα. Οπως καταλαβαίνεις΄ούτε την παραμικρή ιδέα δεν έχω για το πως έπεσε στα χέρια μου....

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  6. Hi, was lead female singer on the Mbizi album - what would you like to know?

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  7. Hello there... I’m interested in any info about this project and their greek connection, for sure.
    Thanks for the comment.

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  8. Καλησπέρα Φώντα.
    Κάνοντας ένα αρχείο για τις μπάντες της Ν.Αφρικής και περνώντας μέσω διαφόρων link καθώς και του blog σου, πες μου κι εσύ...πρόκειται για τον ίδιο Andy Demetriou;
    δες εδω πρώτα: http://www.rhodiemusic.com/bands/bands-c.htm (Collection, 3η φωτό απ'την αρχή / 3ος από αριστερά) και μετά δες και εδώ:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrNdScmz9jg

    Τάκης Βέλιος.

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  9. Ερωτώμαι αν κάποιος Ελληνοκύπριος (πιθανώς) ονόματι Andy ή Andrew Demetriou που τραγουδά, παίζει κιθάρες, σαξόφωνα και φλάουτο, εμφανιζόμενος σε διάφορες ροδεσιανές μπάντες των 60s και των 70s (Classic Four, Collection, Museum, Pink Champagne, Saints) έχει σχέση μ’ έναν τύπο που γελοιοποιείται στα βρετανικά «ταλέντα». Που να ξέρω; Αλλά και γιατί να έχει;

    Πάντως, αγαπητέ Τάκη Βέλιο, η περίπτωση είναι ο Chris Demetriou. Να δες εδώ, αν δεν το έχεις δει ήδη...

    http://garagehangover.com/?q=ChrisDemetriou

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  10. Ελα ντε...ποιος νά 'ξερε αραγε;
    Ναι για τον C.Demetriou και τον J.Kongo έχω διαβάσει και για τα σχήματά τους αλλά και για τη συνεργασία τους.
    Όσων αφορά τον Andy Demetriou τουλάχιστον θα μπορούσε να εμφανιστεί με κανά φλάουτο.
    Εάν επρόκειτο πάντως για το ίδιο άτομο....πραγματικά λυπάμαι για λογαριασμό του.
    Από την άλλη γιατί να μην έχει σχέση; άβυσσος η ψυχή του ανθρώπου.
    Τ.Βέλιος

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  11. ΚΑΛΗΣΠΕΡΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΠΟΛΛΑ.

    ΑΣΧΕΤΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΣΥΓΚΕΚΡΙΜΕΝΗ ΑΝΑΡΤΗΣΗ, ΥΠΑΡΧΕΙ ΚΑΠΟΙΟ ΕΜΑΙL ΟΠΟΥ ΜΠΟΡΟΥΜΕ ΝΑ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΗΣΟΥΜΕ;

    ΟΞ
    odysseasxenos@gmail.com

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