Friday, August 17, 2018

Dan Hill and His Sound Electronic - Music To Watch Girls By (1967)

Legendary South African producer, jazz clarinettist and band leader of Russian heritage. 

His 1958 album "Happy Days Are Here Again" was the first South African album to go gold (more than 25,000 sales), and he gained further fame and notoriety with his Sounds Electronic series of records. In 1967 he co-founded RPM Records, opening the RPM Studios in 1979. 
Hill was also known for his own albums, particularly the Sounds Electronics series of dance records launched in 1967 said Garth Chilvers.

These - and Music to Watch Girls By - caused a stir with their provocative album covers of scantily clad women - pictured on - and many had to be manually covered up with sketched on bikinis.

"Covers of best-selling records banned," shouted one newspaper headline. Another pointed out that what the model's own father had found acceptable, the censors had not, according to the website.

Hill's album Happy Days Are Here Again was the first South African album to go gold with more than 25 000 sales. His first Afrikaans album was Kom Dans Vanaand, Unika.

A1.1 A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
A1.2 I'm A Believer
A1.3 Cry Softly
A2.1 The More I See You
A2.2 Gonna Get Along Without You Now
A2.3 Paint Me A Picture
A3.1 No Milk Today
A3.2 Single Girl
A3.3 The Green Green Grass Of Home
A4.1 Work Song
A4.2 Happy
A4.3 Good Vibrations
A5.1 Sugar Town
A5.2 Sunny
A5.3 Mellow Yellow
A6.1 Thoko
A6.2 Black Is Black
A6.3 Bend It
B1.1 Music To Watch Girls By
B1.2 Winchester Cathedral
B1.3 There's A Kind Of Hush
B2.1 I Love Onions
B2.2 Mame
B2.3 Remember When
B2.4 Tippy Toeing
B3.1 Wednesday's Child
B3.2 This Is My Song
B3.3 Somethin' Stupid
B4.1 Matthew & Son
B4.2 Sweet Pea
B4.3 Sunshine Superman
B4.4 Guantanamera
B5.1 Little Man
B5.2 What Would I Be
B5.3 Save Me
B6.1 Lady Godiva
B6.2 Dear Mrs. Applebee
B6.3 Games That Lovers Play


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