Friday, July 1, 2011

Mike Kennedy( Kogel ) - Recital en La Zarzuela (1970)





This is a live album recorded "without" postproduction or posterior retouching 
and remixing.
 It seams as it was made for the fan club.



"...Yes, the Beatles came first. In fact, the name Los Bravos was chosen for the spanish band because it starts with the letter "b". But who cares, there is one thing the beatles they never had: 
The voice of Mike Kennedy (It's actually Kogen, changed to an English sounding name in order to not frighten the snoby british press).

He was born (in Germany) with the most gorgeous voice. Masculine, yet 
exquisite. He was a great singer too, meaning, he knew how to use that "tool" of his 
voice. Exploding and fully living those songs with a punctuated delivery both in english 
and spanish. Los Bravos also had the great "touch" of the marvelous british orchestral arranger: Ivor Raymond (the same one as Dusty Springfield) and Alain Milhaud (pop-tops). His early solo records were aranged by: " Jean Bouchety " . The Beatles wrote all their own songs (with exceptions). This could be good or bad. Even though Los Bravos co-wrote many of their hits, they also were open to other outside professional writers. This in my opinion is great, because a great song is a great song no matter who wrote it. Since being based in Spain, its clear that the Brits and Americans were not gonna make life too easy for the band (trying there best not to give them airplay time), so naturally they are not as well know as they should be. In fact, some of their most important "singles" were never released in the UK/USA and are very hard to find today..."

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RECITAL MIKE KENNEDY en LA ZARZUELA  
Segunda Parte: Vol. II


Mike Kennedy ex Los Bravos
(MIchael Kogel - Germany: 
aka Michael, Michael & The Firebirds, Mike Rat & The Runaways, The Beat-Mixers)


CARA A:
01 - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
02 - RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH
03 - NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN

CARA B:
04 - QUE TE OUIERO! (Que je t'aime)
05 - BLACK IS BLACK 
06 - LIVIN' LOVIN MAID (She's just a woman)
07 - FINAL RECITAL

08 - MY WAY
09 - IN THE GHETTO


MIKE KENNEDY

LUIS FRANCH, piano y organ.
LEN NELDRETT, guitarra.
BILL ROBINSON, bajo.
ALAIN RICHARD, bate,

MERCHE, CRISTINA y MARIA JESUS, coro femenino.
(Las voces de este magnifico trio •La,la le•.
ausentes de la Zarzuela a causa de su participa-
cion en el pre-eurofestival de Barcelona, se 
anadieron en el estudio, al realizar la mezclale). 

JOAOUIN PRAT, presentador

A causa de una material falta de tiempo  -el 
Ballet de Praga estaba anunciado para las siete de
la tarde-  hubo que terminar el recital cuando 
faltaban aun seis canciones del programa previs-
to. Para que quedaran fuera de estos discos.
dos de esas canciones, seguramente las mas be-
llas. My Way e In the getto (volumen 2).
se han grabado despues, en Estudios Celada, tal 
como iban a ser interpretadas en publico.

La sonorizacion de la sala fue realizada con
equipos Music Son. bajo la direccion de su crea-
dor Joaquin Benavent.

Grabado en el Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid. 
el domingo 15 de febrero de 1970, a las 4:30 
de la tarde. con un equipo movil de 4 pistas de 
Estudios Regson.
Sonido: Jose Valeira. 
Direccion technica: Pedro Mengibar
Produccion: Alain Milhaud


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