This is a surprisingly laid back, almost dreamy album which has a lovely innocent quality which permeates through the majority of the tracks…Great stuff from one of the better, and most original bands from the 70's…it's been re-released…with three bonus tracks which make it worth buying if you already have the original crackly vinyl… A beauty of a buy if you like folky 70's rock.
Two Man Sound was a Belgian trio active during the 70s composed of Lou Depricjk, Yvan Lacomblez and Sylveer Van Holmen. Especially devoted to disco dance music they released disco dance music and Brazilian rhythms (samba and bossa). This album is one of those that published with this musical pattern. With support on Latino themes and rhythms like cha-cha, mambo and salsa the opening theme is an 'non stop' format, this time with cha-cha rhythm. It was frequent use of DJ's and regular item on disco parties.
Two Man Sound is a Belgian trio of the 70s. This album reissued the original released in 1978 and was a success in much of Europe. The main track, ‘Disco samba’, is a mix of Brazilian and disco music.
Two Man Sound was a Belgian pop trio of the 1970s. Their style combined the disco music typical of the era with samba and bossa nova. Their signature hits were "Charlie Brown" and a latin track called "Disco Samba". Charlie Brown was a success in Belgium and Italy but never broke the United Kingdom. Samba number "Que Tal America" became an 'underground disco anthem' in North America. Band members Lacomblez and Deprijck were also record producers and songwriters who penned the international hit "Ça plane pour moi" for fellow Belgian Plastic Bertrand. Deprijck, who was also producer on "Ça plane pour moi", appeared under numerous other pseudonyms during his career; finding fame in several European countries for his work with Lou and the Hollywood Bananas who produced the minor 1978 ska hit, "Kingston, Kingston". Two Man Sound's 1979 track "Que Tal America" was a minor hit (#46) in the UK Singles Chart. Wikipedia > YouTube > Youtube
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