Thursday, May 08, 2008

FOX THE FOX

Country:
Netherlands
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Synth-pop,Italo-Disco, Europop,Funk

Members:

Bert Tamaela - Guitar & Vocals
Silhoutte Musmin - Keyboards, Vocals
Robbie Brans - Drums (only in 1983) (ex Boozy, D’men)
Henny Dolsma - Vocals, Background Voclas (only in 1983)(ex Please; Rocking Tigers)
Gino Jansen - Bass (1984-1985) (ex New Laid)
Kier Van Der Werf - Guitar (1984-1985)
Roy Kuschel - Keyboards,Flute (1984-1985)
Tjalling Bos - Drums (1984-1985)


VIDEO:
"Precious Little Diamond"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkGuqPlIIw8

































IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT (1984)
Credits:
Bass - Gino Jansen (played also with Muskee:http://home.wxs.nl/~dbron/records.htm)
Drums, Other [Simmons] - Han "Swetty" Langkamp (also played with Left Hand Freddy & The Aces, Muskee Gang, Muskee)
Engineer - John Smit , Ronald Prent
Flute,Keyboards,Percussion - Roy "Koru" Kushel
Guitar - Berth Tamaëla , Kier Van De Werff
Guitar [Solo-guitar] - Kier Van De Werff
Keyboards, Vocals - Silhouette Musmin
Lead Vocals, Other [Talk Box] - Berth Tamaëla
Lyrics By - Berth Tamaëla (tracks: 2, 5) , Silhouette Musmin (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6-11)
Music By - Berth Tamaëla


Producer - Willem Ennes (member of the Dutch jazz-rock band Solution (http://www.willemennes.nl/ and http://www.solutionmusic.nl/disc-fully.html)

Tracklist:


01 Flirting And Showing (4:42)
02 Stealin' (4:47)
03 In The Dark Of The Nite (4:32)
04 Check It Out (4:59)
05 Dance (3:31)
06 I.C. Eyes (Special Re-Mix) (7:19) Remix - Ben Liebrand
07 Precious Little Diamond (5:12)
08 Stretching Out (5:02)
09 Regret (4:33)
10 I.C. Eyes (4:18)
11 Flirting And Showing (Special Re-Mix) (7:40) Remix - Ben Liebrand
12 Precious Little Diamond (Radio Version) (3:50)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/112733390/ftf_84_192_kbs.rar.html


The first album contains all of their hits and the whole album is balancing well between new wave,synth pop and italo disco. The vocal of Berth Tamaela is also great,similar to the style of Moti Specail's vocalist Thissy Thiers. I don't know why,but i like listening to this music in winter,especially in the evening hours.The second album is much better for summertime :)







































DIAMONDS (1989)

Credits:
Composed By, Arranged By, Engineer, Drums, Percussion - Berth T.*
Lyrics By, Drums, Synthesizer, Sampler, Programmed By [Computer] - Silphia Musmin*
Mixed By, Mastered By - Berth T.* , Michel 'Shelle' Dierickx*
Producer - Berth Tamaëla , Silphia Musmin*


Tracklist:

01 You Got It All (3:51)
02 Adult Cherry (4:04)
03 Delay Delay (4:31)
04 Something Special (4:10)
05 Dance Drive (4:20)
06 Rock The Pop (4:12)
07 Typical You (4:23)
08 The Paragon (4:12)
09 Don't Run Away (3:49)
10 Let The Birds Fly (3:39)
11 Shut The Door (3:40)
12 Untitled (0:04)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/112739846/ftf_89__192_kbs.rar.html

The second album is always reminds me of Thompson twins's 1987 album ,at least in some places. Their style moved closer to pop and there's no hit from this CD,but it shouldn't mislead you! This album is very good and rare!!






























COLLECTIONS (2006)

Credits:
Lyrics By [Uncredited] - Silhouette Musmin /Music By [Uncredited] - Berth Tamaëla
Written-By - B.Tamaëla* , S.Musmin*


Tracklist:

01 Precious Little Diamond (5:12)
02 Flirting And Showing (4:41)
03 I.C. Eyes (4:16)
04 Stealin' (4:47)
05 Regret (4:33)
06 In The Dark Of The Nite (4:32)
07 Stretching Out (5:02)
08 You Got It All (3:51)
09 Adult Cherry (4:04)
10 omething Special (4:10)
11 The Paragon (4:12)
12 Precious Little Diamond (12" Mix) (5:12)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/112740459/ftf-c_192_kbs.rar.html



SOME MIXES

Tracklist:


01 Fox The Fox - Flirting and showing (New Edit nad Mix by Ben Liebrand) (1983)
02 Fox The Fox - Flirting And Showing (New Re-Mixed Disco Version) (1983) Remix - Rutger "Rutti" Kroese
03 Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Shep Pettibone Remix) (1984)
04 Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Shep Pettibone Dub) (1984)
05 Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Ben Liebrand 12inch Mix) (1984)
06 PLD vs. Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Richard Grey's Ibiza Soul Mix)(2005)
07 PLD vs. Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Original PLD Club Mix)(2005)
08 PLD vs. Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Richard Grey Dub Mix)(2005)
09 Andru Donalds - Precious Little Diamond (ATB Club Remix) (2000)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/113706043/foxtfmi.rar.html



RICO BERNASCONI - Precious Little Diamond (2008)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
House, Electro


Credits:
Engineer [Sample] - Chris Crusher , Herbick , Marquez Klamt /Vocals - Kai /Written-By, Composed By - M. Berth Tamaela* , T. Sylvia Musmin*


Tracklist:

01 Precious Little Diamond (Montesano & Katuin Meets D-Troy Rmx) (7:08)
02 Precious Little Diamond (Jason Vinterra Rmx) (7:17)
03 Precious Little Diamond (Rockin Vegas Rmx) (5:33)
04 Precious Little Diamond (Dany Wild Goes Crazy Remix) 06:34
05 Precious Little Diamond (Dave Kurtis Remix) 06:50
06 Precious Little Diamond (Pompero vs. Forseco Remix) 06:17


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/113698428/rbern-pr.rar.html


Biography:
Dutch funkband, formed in 1981 by Bert Tamaela and Sylhoutte Musmin.Their name came form the lyrics of shock the monkey of peter Gabriel. While Tamaela was the band's singer, Musmin wrote his lyrics and Tamaela the music. In 1984 their biggest hit was 'Precious Little Diamond',which got large success in Europe and South America. On 11 February 1984 they played with the American soul funk artist Curtis Mayfield in Groningen.One year later they played on Midem in Cannes.Their next album released by the duo Tameala and Musmin in 1989 and was not a big success as the first album.They disbanded in 1990.Fox The Fox was not a "one hit band" as some people try to suggest.
Their hits were (http://charly1300.site.voila.fr/f1.htm)

BERTH TAMAELA:
before formed Fox The Fox was a member of The Hartung Sounds around 1970.Later joined Zingara (around 1973),Boozy (1976-1979) and D'men (1980-1982)Fox The Fox (1983-1990).I don't have info about the period after Fox The Fox.

"The artist, composer, and producer Berth Tamaela or Beat-T., former lead singer of Fox the Fox is well known for among others Precious Little Diamond which was a worldwide smash hit in the 80's.

He actually began his professional music career in the early 70's and had ever performed in nightclubs in Germany and the Netherlands, until he and the drummer decided to form their own new band. At that time Beat-T. had his own home studio where he composed music for Boozy and which was fairly successful in the Netherlands. In the late 70's the band split up and Beat-T. set up D'Men who performed a great many times in the Netherlands. They even recorded an LP in the Hilversum Wisseloord studio's, however it commercially didn't turn out well.

In the 80's he met Silvia Musmin with whom he and also the former drummer of D'Men a new project Fox the Fox started. Together with producer Willem Ennes and Silvia Musmin(lyrics), Beat-T(music), re-entered Wisseloord Studio's and this time they made a record-breaking jump for Precious Little Diamond was really a record breaker.The band was noted in American and European dance-charts and was nominated for the Midem in Cannes where it also got the honor to go on stage and rocked the house. It was an incredible time for Fox the Fox; limousines,luxerious hotels & restaurants, VIP. service on airports, flying in private jets two to four times daily throughout France and Germany to perform in big tv shows. They also did several tours in other parts of Europe. Up to now Precious Little Diamond is still covered and remixed by various great artists and clubDJ's worldwide and is also used in many fashion shows. Shep Pettibone, Madonna's co-worker, and Ben Liebrand did their own remix of the floorfiller Precious Little Diamond

Until early 90's the tension was too much for Fox the Fox; they stopped and Beat-T. consciously withdrew in the anonimity. Evenso, he was still engaged in music and spent most of his time to experimenting and producing records in his own studio; he rarely leave the studio .... daylight is strange for him!

Due to the many requests, and inspired by the party people and friends on Ibiza island, he actually intended to release his new album last March,unfortunately it has been postponed until late September, 2010 ... “I’m honestly satisfied with and grateful for the succsesful period, however it will not be a succesion of ‘FoxTheFox’ , coz that’s history. My new album will sound way more funkier; it reflects the development of my music and is still danceable, says Beat-T.
So instead of enjoing the sea, he could not let go of ‘jumping’ into the Penthouse Studio in old town Ibiza to do some pre-recordings.

Beat-T presents you now three pieces of his coming solo album."

Check his current site for more:
http://www.beat-t.com/
SYLVIA MUSMIN
is a practioner of alternative medicine (reflexologie,reiki etc.). Her studio is here: http://www.mychi.nl/algemeen2.html
The biggest success of Fox The Fox are:
FLIRTING AND SHOWING (1983) : no°1 01/01/1983 for one week
PRECIOUS LITTLE DIAMOND (1984) : no°2 05/08/1984
STRETCHING OUT (1983) : no°9 21/10/1984
I SURRENDER (1987) : no°5 13/09/1987



ALBUMS:

In The Dark Of The Night (1984)
Diamonds (1989)
Collections (2003)



BONUS for Bert Tamaela


BOOZY (1977)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Disco,Funk,Pop


Credits:
Henk van Zeyst - drums (ex Hartung Sounds; Zingara, Roôn Rockers; Oriental Quitars in Rotterdam)
Bert Tamaela - guitar
Piet Vorenholt - Keyboards (ex Trojka)
Ade Souisa - (ex Relays, Country Square)
Marijke Verboon - vocal
Chris Kleine - Keyboards (ex Sunfish)

produced by Eddy Ouwens


Tracklist:

01 City Boy
02 Join' Together
03 Broken Dreams
04 Memories
05 Love Sweet lovin'
06 My Love
07 Easy Time
08 Angela
09 Song Of Love
10 Just Leave
11 We Can Really Make It


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/112732124/boozy_192_kbs.rar.html

"A FANTASTIC LP HERE FROM HOLLAND WITH SOME GREAT SOUL STYLE EURO FUNK JOINTS WHICH ARE PERFECT FOR THE JAY-Z SOUL STYLE FANS,WITH MANY SOLID TRACKS ON THIS RARE LITTLE GEMM OF AN LP WHICH WILL APPEAL TO PRODUCERS AND DJ"


Biography:

Boozy was a disco funk band from Groningen, had two big hits in 1977 ("Angela" and "Dance To The Music")They started as Trojka by Tamaela, Van Zeyst, Souisa, Kleine and Vorenholt in 1976.They changed their name to Boozy and became more popular when Marijke Verboon - the Dutch Chaka Kahn - joined the band.They disbanded in 1979.

More info:
http://www.popinstituut.nl/biografie/boozy.9422.html

http://www.netnoord.nl/vankrimpen/bands/boozy.htm


REPOSTED :

Q-FEEL - Q-feel (1983) (Martin Page)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113207697/q_feel.rar.html

PSYCHOTICA

Espina (1998)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113220264/psyespina.rar.html

Pandemic (1999)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113220031/psypan.rar.html


BARK PSYCHOSIS

Codename
http://rapidshare.com/files/113227970/bp-come.rar.html

Game Over
http://rapidshare.com/files/113237092/bs-gaov.rar.html

Hex
http://rapidshare.com/files/113243194/bs-hex.rar.html

Replay
http://rapidshare.com/files/113249992/bs-replay_a.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/113252080/bs-replay_b.rar.html

Independency
http://rapidshare.com/files/113248603/bs-pendency_a.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/113243385/bs-pendency_b.rar.html

HARUOMI HOSONO - SFX
http://rapidshare.com/files/113693469/-sfx.rar.html


SCRITTI POLITTI - Provision (1988)http://rapidshare.com/files/113727914/provision.rar.html

GO WEST

Bangs & Crashes(remix album) (1986)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113231906/gw-bangcrs.rar.html

The Best Of (2001)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113213360/gwgh_a.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/113212217/gwgh_b.rar.html


BOYTRONIC

The Continental (1985)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113473068/boyco_a.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/113472718/boyco_b.rar.html

Love For Sale (1988)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113712756/bt-_love.rar.html

Boyzclub (1991)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113464494/boclre.rar.html

The Heart And The Machine(1992)
http://rapidshare.com/files/113465275/bohema.rar.html

The Working Model - Reverse (2003)http://rapidshare.com/files/113483607/boywo_a.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/113481055/boywo__b.rar.html


One song is missing from Fox The Fox: Man On The Run (it was a single). If you have ,message me please!

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog! You have some great music! Could you please re-post the Re-Flex discs, especially "Politics of Dancing?" Thank you!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Albert said...

Ths for Fox The Fox post.

Can you please repost.

Avanti - Powerplay

Cheers

Sunshine boy

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
Thanks for your very nice blog and albums.

I need some nice electronic albums by a French composer: Joel Fajerman

Thanks in advance.
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Info:

Joël Fajerman

Albums:

Prisme (1979)
Azimuts (1981)
Racines Synthétiques(1978)
PAINTED DESERT (1980)
Turbulences (1983)
Electric Ice (1985) (with Pierre Porte)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Salty :)

Thanks for everything that You have posted :). I am looking for few rare releases of some artsits:

1. Joe Satriani's "untitled" 12'' EP from 1984. It's very hard to find, and I have almost entire Satriani's discography. I am very curious how this one sounds, because it is his very first release.

2. Hungarian band Elso Emelet/First Floor. I saw them on the Dire Straits video for "Money From Nothing" from 1985. They are shown on the TV screens performing a song, and I wish I could hear their records. How big is their discography? This band is hard to get, and I don't know who can have them in his collection :/. I am also looking for other bands from Hungary/Czech Republic/and other countries from Eastern Block that played New Wave/New Romantic :).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Re-Flex fan:

Hi ,email me please to send you the link (saltyka@freemail.hu)


@Sunshine boy

hi,i've done!:)

@Mike

Hi,i dont have all (missing:Racines Synthétiques and Electric Ice ) but i will make an entry for Fajerman later this year!

@Tony

Hi,i have a Best Of CD from Első Emelet (i have normal albums too if you need.They have abou 6 or 7 LP ,check this page: http://www.elsoemelet.hu/diszkografia.htm). I will also upload more HUN new wave later.(but they are not so good)

As for Satriani:

You can find the songs from the Untitled EP on his "Time Machine" CD (http://www.discogs.com/release/607625).If you need i can share:)

greetings
salty

1:29 PM  
Blogger m.m said...

i want this two album by joel fajerman

1- Racines Synthétiques(1978)

2- Electric Ice (1985)
please

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Anonymous Steel said...

Hey, just wanted to say thanks.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.beat-t.com/

that is berth's current website!

and thank you for the records :)

--tasha

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Your collection of Fox The Fox is impressive. Though, there's a couple of songs that have yet to be on the blog that might be worthy to also add. Inbetween the two Fox The Fox albums, the band released two singles for CBS Nederland. They both flopped on the Dutch charts, which is why they both didn't end up on the Diamonds album. The first single was a song called "She Don't Mind" in 1986. The 7" vinyl is especially worthy to track down for that one since it's the only format of "She Don't Mind" that has the radio version. The second single is a song in 1987 called "Star In The Night (Too Late)". The 12" vinyl is sufficient for that, because it has both the extended mix and the original radio mix.

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