PATTO - Patto (1984) and some related
PATTO - Patto (1984)
Patrick Gammon (1956 - Died in 1996)
Patrick Gammon / Thomas Fuchsberger - Lead Vocals and Additional Keyboards/Geoff Bastow - Arrangements and Keyboards, Guitar on "Hands Up"/Billy Lang - Guitars/Reggie Worthy - Bass/Curt Cress - Drums/Producer - Mal Luker
01 Black And White
02 Pass It On
03 Hands Up
04 Hocus Pocus
05 D.A.N.C.I.N / T.A.N.Z.E.N
07 You Can't Have It All
09 Casablanca (7")
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It is a very nice and hard to find italo disco album from Munich ,contains at least three hit singles: Black And White (was number 1 in Germany,top 10 in Austria and Schweiz), Casablanca and D.A.N.C.I.N / T.A.N.Z.E.N
My favourite song is Casblanca 7 " version.I really love this song!:)
01 Black And White (6:25)
02 Black And White (Instrumental) (5:40)
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SOME SOLO WORKS:
PATRICK GAMMON :
Funk / Soul
Patrick Gammon: Lead vocals, Yamaha CS-80 & Polyphonic Synthesizer, Rhodes and Grand Piano, Hammond Organ, Rhythm Guitar and snaps, Moog Bass
Steve Perry: Rhythm and Lead Guitar
01 This Shit Is Bad
02 Don't Touch At Me
03 Cop An Attitude
04 My Island
05 Yo'Chevy (Chevrolet)
07 My Song In G
08 (There Is A) Firs Time For Surprise
09 Later For Love
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"I just rediscovered Patrick Gammon who did one of my favorite funk/soul albums of 1979: Don't Touch Me. As far as I remember, it was the first (and probably only) German production ever released by the Motown label (catalog number M 922)."Don't Touch Me" was recorded in Munich/Germany between October 1978 and January 1979. It included a great group of musicians many of whom were part of the munich disco scene (Giorgo Moroder) as Curt Cress and Reggie Worthy (Check my entry with Mick Jackson for more about "Munich Sound"):
"After about a year of chilling and getting his head back together, Reggie started getting busy again. Making use of some of the connections he had made while in Europe, he began flying to Munich doing studio work for people. The piano player Patrick Gammon from Seattle, Washington, who had also played with Ike and Tina was now living in Munich. Patrick and his manager, Gerhard Augustin, invited Reggie over to play and record with him. Reggie also met German guitar player Frank Diez. Frank was producing singer Jackie Carter, and hired Reggie to play the bass. He also met drummer Curt Cress while working on the Gammon LP “Don’t Touch Me”. They played well together and Curt asked Reggie to join his band Snowball. This was in the late 1970’s and Reggie was still living in L.A.. He would fly back and forth from there to do these jobs. "
01 Do My Ditty (7:25)
02 Do My Ditty (Instrumental) (7:25)
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PATRICK GAMMON - Cold Fever (1984)
All voclas and instruments by P. Gammon except on track 12
Miss Patricia Shockley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mama_(band))- Vocals (tracks 01, 14, 16)
Produced by Gerhard Austin/ Patrick Gammon/ Uli Rudolf (also engineered Alphaville's 1984 album)
Produced by Mal Luker (track 12)
Written & Arranged by Patrick Gammon.
Track 14 Written By Gammon & Lucy Neale (alias Lucy O'Neale from The Hornettes and Silver Convention, http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lucy+O, see more: http://glennrivera.multiply.com/photos/album/104 and http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1081212457&v=info&ref=search)
Music from the Film "Kaltes Fieber" by Josef Rusnak.
01 Ce Soirs (Waltz Musette)
02 Cold Fever
03 Drumfever (Instrumental)
05 The Chase (Instrumental)
07 Bassfever (Instrumental)
08 The Beat
09 Synthfever (Instrumental)
10 Come And Get It!
11 Piano Fever (Instrumental)
12 Cop And attitude
13 Cold Fever (Longer)
14 Swept Away
15 Shaking Fever (Instrumental)
16 Até Lobo - Até Logo
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Patto member Patrick Gammon succesful half-instrumental solo album for a film called "Kaltes Fieber":
""Cold Fever" from movie with the same name which received the German Filmprice for best music in 1984"
Though Gammon wasn't supported here by Patto mate Thomas Fuchsberger, this is an enjoyable synth oriented Lp which contains some Patto influenced songs like "Waiting" and "Beat". Recommended for Patto fans and for folks who collect rare albums.
THOMAS FUSCHBERGER :
TMF (with Joe Esposito) - Eye To Eye (1985)
01 Eye To Eye
02 Eye To Eye (extended)
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Thomas Fuchsberger-Vocals,Keyboards/Robby Musenbichler-Guitars/Ken Taylor-Bass/Christian Felke - saxophone/Amy Zahedi - background vocals/Jo Retiz - flugelhorn
01 See You At Spago
02 Let Me Out
03 Mr Dark
04 My One And Only
05 Come On Down Angel
06 Boy Toy
07 Bad Girl
08 Pretty Bajou
09 The Right People At The Right Time
10 Thank You For This Dance
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"80´s are back!Besides "PATTO" (together with Patrick Gammon) and "TMF" (with Joe Esposito), "VALET PARKING" is another pseudonym Thomas Fuchsberger used for an English music-project.10 genuine 80´s songs are on "Valet Parking"´s longplay-CD of the same name."
"Valet Parking is the project of German maestro Thomas Fuchsberger. This one came out in 1988, and is a super-smooth slice of AOR. In fact, it is so smooth that a comparison to an aural version of cappucino is what you get with Valet Parking."If the car on the front cover is enough to go by, then a mix of super smooth and hi-tech/high class is an apt description. Musically, take a dab of Zappacosta, Toto, and Euro/UK bands like Go West, A-Ha and fellow German West CoasterBeau Heart and the end result is something like this. It is very radio friendly, but has less reliance of cutting edge electric guitars, preferring instead to let other instruments like keyboards and saxophone come to the surface.
The main musician of note outside of Fuchsberger is guitarist Robby Musenbichler, who has had stints with the bands Tokyo and Toto clones Jojo. His influence is not as obvious on Valet Parking as the arrangements are very laid back with little in the way of fiery guitar solos. The stand out tracks for me are the opener 'See You At Spago', the excellent 'Mr Dark', and the very Go West flavored 'Bad Girl'. Plenty of parpy keyboards can be heard on 'The Right People At The Right Time', while the only evidence of a guitar solo can be heard on the upbeat and pumping 'Let Me Out'. For once Musenbichler gets to let rip though it is only fleeting. Mostly, the laid back arrangements and smooth musicianship prevail. Tailor-made late night listening for sure, in tandem with your cappucino!
Valet Parking is a definite studio outing, as not much has been heard outside of this, though Thomas does have a website (see below). Occasionally you'll see this on E-Bay going for very high prices. Valet Parking is good for what it is but one would hardly call it classic AOR. This one has been on the list of Collectors for ages, I shouldn't think that will have changed after having listened to it myself. Pleasant enough listening though, perhaps a tad over-produced, and a true 80's album if ever there was one with many of these songs ideal candidates for 80's MTV at least. (http://www.glory-daze.com/readarticle.php?article_id=2318)
- Born 1957 in Munich. 1977 - finishes school with the Abitur in Munich. 1977 - studies music at the Richard Strauss conservatory, Munich. 1979 - Studies music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA. 1979 – first recording sessions in Nashville, Tennessee. 1981 und 1982 – participation at the Grand Prix de la Chanson, in the German finals. 1981- first record contract. Since then around 35 single-releases, including „Black & White“, Top10 Hit in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 10 longplay-releases, including „Glaub an Dich selbst“, “PATTO“, “Valet Parking“, “Trouble Boys I and II“, and „Mondo Tiziano“.Since 1985 – production, scoring, recording of film musics.Since the Olympics 1972 in Munich, continous work as a photographer.Becomes diabetic in 1977. Through his experience in diabetes, has the idea to publish a cook book for diabetics.Since 1997, recordings in his own digital recording studio in Munich. Ethno production with the Australian Didgeridoo virtuoso Adrian Mears from Sydney, “The Didgeridoo Project“, which got into the dance charts in 2000.In 2001, debut as a filmdirector, shooting the documentary “Terra Australis -Tracing Captain Cook” in Queensland, Australia.
Its sad,but you won't find too much on the net about his life,works. Patrick Gammon began his career as keyborder with Ike and Tina Turner,later he went to Munich,Germany in the middle of the 70's where he worked as a session musician (check the Mick Jackson post with the some info about the Munich Sound!),and also released 5 solo albums and several successful singles between 1978-1990.He has an accident in 1986 (caused by drugs) which paralized his hands.Though he continued playing the piano untill he died of lung cancer at the age of 39 in 1996.
was a short lived duo of Fuchsberger and Gammon.They formed the name of the band from their first names : PAT(rick)T(h)Omas.They wrote and sang one of the first German rap song "Black and White". They were very successful mainly in the German speaking areas.They released some singles and only one album in 1984.
Don't Touch Me (1979)
Live - Spin The Jam (2 Lp) (1983)
Cold Fever (1984) Soundtrack
Live Music (1985)
Hits it again (1990/91)
TMF (with Joe Esposito)
Solo Projekt 1985;
Single: California Cadillac/Eye To Eye/ I'm Not Nervous
Valet Parking - Valet Parking (1988)
Unsere Schule ist die Beste 1994 (instrumental soundtrack)
Terra Australis 1996 (instrumental soundtrack)
Didgeridoo Project - AUSTRALIA 2000
http://www.fuchsberger-online.de/ Check the video section here for more Patto/TMF and Valet Parking !!
http://www.last.fm/group/AJ+Soul/journal?action=display&entryid=336355 about Patrick Gammon
Please let me know if you have any other from Patrick Gammon or Patto!!!
Visions Of Future (1984)
MUSIC FOR PLEASURE - Into The Rain (1982)http://rapidshare.com/files/68077887/into_the_rain__.rar.html
ANYTHING BOX - Worth and Hope
GINO SOCCIO - Closer
Rések a Falon