Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jack's Angel - Believe In A World 1966 (Austria)


Jack Grunsky's singing and performing began in high school in Toronto, where he played drums in the dance band or strummed guitar in his folk singing trio. After graduating, he moved to his native Austria, where his music began to flourish. In 1966, he formed the popular folk group, 'Jack's Angels', who signed a 4-album record deal with Amadeo Records in Vienna. The group was short-lived, but Jack continued to record three more solo albums for the label and had a number of songs climb the European pop charts.



Jack Grunsky (* 1945) ist ein kanadisch-österreichischer Musiker, Sänger und Songwriter.
Jack Grunsky wurde 1945 in Österreich geboren und wuchs in Kanada auf. In Toronto begann seine musikalische Karriere, die er ab 1966 in Österreich fortsetzte, wo er gemeinsam mit seiner Band „Jack's Angels“ einen Plattenvertrag bei Amadeo unterschrieb. Nach der Auflösung von Jack's Angels spielte er drei Soloplatten für Amadeo ein und arbeitete teilweise mit Alexis Korner in London zusammen. In Österreich gilt Grunsky als einer der Geburtshelfer und Wegbereiter des Austropop. So komponierte er den von André Heller interpretierten Titel „Catherine“, der zu einem der ersten Hitparadenerfolgen von Heller wurde. In den 1970er Jahren moderierte er auf Ö3 eine Sendereihe mit dem Titel „Folk mit Jack“.
1974 verließ er Österreich in Richtung Kanada und machte sich in den folgenden Jahrzehnten einen Namen als Schöpfer von anspruchsvoller Kindermusik. Er wurde zweimal mit dem Juno Award ausgezeichnet.



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Born in Austria, he came to Canada as an infant. His singing and performing began in high school in Toronto, but after graduating he returned to Europe where his music career began. In 1966 he formed the successful but short-lived folk singing group, Jack's Angels who were signed to Amadeo Records of Vienna, Austria. After the group disbanded, Grunsky recorded three solo albums for the label, one of which was produced by Alexis Korner. The album, Toronto, was recorded in London and featured tracks with Mick Taylor on slide guitar.
He was subsequently brought on board the progressive German label, Kuckuck Records of Munich, where he produced three more albums of original material.[3] Grunsky was a featured guest on many radio and TV specials and even hosted his own half-hour weekly radio show called, Folk With Jack an Austrian radio ORF.
In 1974 he moved with wife and young daughter back to Canada where he connected with record producer Chad Irschick and released an independent album titled, The Patience Of A Sailor.



01 - Believe In A World
02 - This Life I'm Living
03 - Will There Come A Day
04 - Jesus Met The Woman
05 - Black
06 - 1983
07 - When There's A War Going On
08 - Two-Ten, Six Eighteen
09 - Where Does It Lead
10 - Hangman
11 - Angel 66
12 - Farewell Angelina




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