“Yo-yo, Ye-ye” b/w “Bum-Ban-Ban-Ban” Kinita on Philips Records (Spain) (1969) “No one can be a ye-yé without playing with a yo-yo. The yo-yo of the ye-yés, the ye-yés of the yo-yos,” While real fame eluded her, this song, Kinita’s final single, was a hit. Then like the yo-yo itself, she went out of fashion and slipped quietly back into obscurity. Attempts to find the singer have failed and she remains a mystery. The B-side is “Bum ban Ban ban,” a version of British singer Lulu’s, Boom Bang-a-bang,” Kinita also achieved some notoriety for her numerous and complicated hairdos, earning herself the nickname ‘the princess of lacquer’. She has a Tina Turner thing going on here I think.
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“Count ‘Em” Quincy Jones with Harry Arnold and his Swedish Radio Studio Orch. Recorded in Stockholm for Metronome Records (1958) A three-song EP with “Count ‘Em”, “Meet Benny Bailey” (featuring the added trumpet of … Benny Bailey) and “Cherokee” These tracks are also on the LP “Quincy’s Home Again”. Q writes in the notes, “The atmosphere, the warmth, the musicianship and the understanding I found in Sweden certainly make me consider it my spiritual home” Consider in contrast what blacks, including many brilliant jazz artists, were experiencing in their native home America in 1958 and why so many became expatriates in Europe for years. Thanks to Lp cover lover, ULF for another fine contribution.