Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Top Instrumentals in Hellas


These are some of the most popular instrumentals in Hellenic radio stations through the years and also some of the most famous instrumentals in Hellas in general.
(Instrumentals originally released in soundtracks are not included)


ADAMSON, BARRY - Saturn In The Summertime (LP The Murky World Of Barry Adamson, 1999)
AIM - Cold Water Music (LP Cold Water Music, 1999)
AIR - Alpha Beta Gaga (LP Talkie Walkie, 2003)
ALPERT, HERB - Rise (LP Rise, 1979)
AVERAGE WHITE BAND - Pick Up The Pieces (LP AWB, 1974)
BAJOFONDO - Grand Gugnol (LP Mar Dulce, 2007)
BORELLY, JEAN-CLAUDE - Dolannes Melody (1975)
BUCHANAN, ROY - The Messiah Will Come Again (LP The Messiah..  1972)
DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET - Take Five (single, 1959 / LP Time Out, 1959)
CHACACHAS, THE - Jungle Fever (single, 1971)
CHAMPS, THETequila (single, 1958)
CLARK, ANNE - Poem Without Words II - Journey By Night (LP Hopeless Cases, 1987)
CRETU, MICHAEL - Goldene Jahre (LP Legionaire, 1983)
DAFT PUNK - Veridis Quo (LP Discovery, 2001)
DEODATO - Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) (LP Prelude, 1973)
DICK DALE & HIS DEL-TONES - Miserlou (single, 1962, originally Misirlou)
808 STATE - Pacific State (LP Quadrastate, 1989)
BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE - Regiment (LP My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, 1981)
FLEETWOOD MAC - Albatross (single, 1968)
FOCUS - Hocus Pocus (LP Focus II, 1971)
GREEN, PETER - Slabo Day (LP In The Skies, 1979)
ISAAC HAYES MOVEMENT- Disco Connection (LP Disco Connection, 1975)
HEVIA - Busindre Reel (LP Terra De Nadie, 1999)
HOT BUTTER - Popcorn (LP Popcorn, 1972)
HYPNOSIS - Pulstar (single, 1983 / LP Hipnosis, 1984)
The song was originally released as a single by Vangelis in 1976.
INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND, THE - Apache (LP Bongo Rock, 1973)
JARRE, JEAN-MICHEL - Oxygene (Part II) (LP Oxygene1976)
JARRE, JEAN-MICHEL - Oxygene (Part IV) (LP Oxygene, 1976)
QUINCY JONES & HIS ORCHESTRA - Soul Bossa Nova (LP Big Band Bossa Nova, 1962)
Included in the 1997 soundtrack of Austin Powers movie.
KENNY G - Songbird (LP Duotones, 1986)
KOBAYASHI, YASUHIRO - Sara (single, 1994)
Made famous via TV commercial for ''Beauty Shop''
LANTERNA - B Minor (LP Elm Street, 2001)
JAMES LAST & GHEORGHE ZAMFIR - Einsamer Hirte (single, 1977)
LOS INDIOS TABAJARAS - Maria Elena (single, 1963)
LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA - Love's Theme (single, 1973)
McCOY, VAN - The Hustle (single, 1975)
McKENNITT, LOREENA  - Tango To Evora (LP The Visit, 1991)
MADNESS - One Step Beyond (LP One Step Beyond... 1979)
MANGIONE, CHUCK - Feels So Good (LP Feels So Good, 1977)
MEZZOFORTE - Garden Party (LP Surprise Surprise, 1982)
MILES, ROBERT - Children (single, 1995 / LP Dreamland, 1996)
GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - In The Mood (single, 1939)
MITO - Droid (single, 1983)
MOORE, GARY - The Loner (LP Wild Frontier, 1987)
MOUZON, ALPHONSE - Alone In Paris (LP Early Spring, 1988)
Also know in Hellas a cover by Les Ombres.
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - The Gold Bug (LP The Turn Of A Friendly Card, 1980)
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - Hyper-Gamma-Spaces (LP Pyramid, 1978)
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - MammaGamma (LP Eye In The Sky, 1982)
PIANO FANTASIA - Song For Denise (single, 1985)
PINK FLOYD - One Of These Days (LP Meddle, 1971)
PINK MARTINI - No Hay Problema (LP Sympatique, 1997)
PONTY, JEAN-LUC - Mirage (LP Enigmatic Ocean, 1977)
PRADO, PEREZ - Guaglione (1958, Theme for the Hellenic TV series 'Dolce Vita')
PRADO, PEREZ - Patricia (single, 1958)
JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS - Egyptian Reggae (LP Rock'n'RollWith The Modern Lovers, 1977)
ROSSO, NINI - Il Silenzio (1965)
SADE - Siempre Hay Esperanza (LP Stronger Than Pride, 1988)
SANTANA - Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile) (LP Amigos, 1976)
SANTANA - Flor D'Luna (Moonflower) (LP Moonflower, 1977)
SANTANA - Samba Pa Ti (LP Abraxas, 1970)
SHADOWS, THE - FBI (1961)
SOFT VERDICT (WIM MERTENS) - Struggle For Pleasure (LP Struggle For Pleasure, 1983)
SPACE - Magic Fly (LP Magic Fly, 1977)
Used as ntro in the 1978 Jackie Chan movie Snake In The Eagle's Shadow.
STEELY DAN - The Fez (LP Royal Scam, 1976)
SURFARIS, THE - Wipe Out (single, 1963)
UB40 - Dance With The Devil (LP UB40, 1988)
TORNADOS, THE - Telstar (single, 1962)
George Bellamy of the Tornados is the father of Muse frontman Matthew.
EDGAR WINTER GROUP, THE - Frankenstein (LP They Only Come Out At Night, 1972)
YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED, THE - Soulful Strut (LP Soulful Strut, 1968)
An instrumentak cover version of Barbara Acklin's 'Am I The Same Girl'

and some of my personal favorites:

CHINA CRISIS - 96.8 (b side, 1985)
FELT - Evergreen Dazed (LP Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty, 1982)
KAJAGOOGOO - The Loop (LP Islands, 1984)
REM - Rotary Ten (1986 / LP Dead Letter Office, 1987)
SMITHS, THE - Money Changes Everything (b side, 1986)
SMITHS, THE - Oscilate Wildly (b-side, 1985 / LP The World Won't Listen, 1987)
STYLE COUNCIL, THE - Blue Cafe (LP Cafe Bleu, 1984)

The list will remain under construction till the end of the month...

Here you will find a link with my relevant broadcast on Radio Boo,

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadacsts-2-september-2015

and the playlist:

22:00:28 Jean Luc Ponty - Mirage (LP Enigmatic Ocean, 1977)
22:04:49 Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene Part 4 (LP Oxygene, 1976)
22:08:56 Space - Magic Fly (LP Magic Fly, 1977 / OST Snake In The Eagle's Shadow, 1978)
22:13:08 Hypnosis - Pulstar (1983, originally by Vangelis in 1976)
22:15:33 Mito - Droid (1982)
22:18:20 Christos Leontis - Athlitiki Kyriaki theme
22:19:57 Michael Cretu - Goldene Jahre (LP Legionaire, 1983)
22:23:08 Hot Butter - Popcorn (LP Popcorn, 1972)
22:25:33 Van McCoy - The Hustle (1975)
22:28:50 Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme (1973)
22:32:51 Young - Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut (LP Soulful Strut, 1968)
22:35:36 Quincy Jones & His Orchestra - Soul Bossa Nova (LP Big Band Bossa Nova, 1962)
22:39:29 Spyro Gyra - Old San Juan (LP Incognito, 1982)
22:41:47 Mezzoforte - Garden Party (LP Surprise Surprise, 1982)
22:44:52 Piano Fantasia - Song For Denise (1985)
22:46:57 UB40 - Dance With The Devil (LP UB40, 1988)
22:49:01 Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae (LP Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers, 1977)
22:51:41 Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (LP Bongo Rock, 1973)
22:54:22 Focus - Hocus Pocus (LP Focus II, 1971)
22:56:58 Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein (LP They Only Come Out At Night, 1972)
22:59:51 The Tornados - Telstar (1962)
23:02:38 The Surfaris - Wipe Out (1963)
23:04:48 Perez Prado And His Orchestra - Guaglione (1958)
23:06:58 Perez Prado & his Orchestra - Patricia (1958)
23:09:04 Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (LP Green Onions, 1962)
23:11:05 Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (1960)
23:13:59 Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good (LP Feels So Good, 1977)
23:17:26 Herb Alpert - Rise (LP Rise, 1979)
23:21:00 Santana - Europa (Earth`s Cry, Heaven`s Smile) (LP Amigos, 1976)
23:23:42 Santana - Samba Pa Ti (LP Abraxas, 1970)
23:26:30 Santana - Flor d`Luna (Moonflower) (LP Moonflower, 1977)
23:30:36 The Alan Parsons Project - The Gold Bug (LP The Turn Of A Friendly Card, 1980)
23:33:30 Anne Clark - Poem Without Words II - Journey By Night (LP Hopeless Cases, 1987)
23:35:52 Soft Verdict / Wim Mertens - Struggle For Pleasure (1983)
23:39:09 Alphonse Mouzon - Alone In Paris (LP Early Spring, 1988)
23:42:21 Kenny G - Songbird (LP Duotones, 1986)
23:45:18 Siopitirio Ellinikou Stratou - Il Silenzio (Originally by Nini Rosso, 1964)
23:47:32 Jean Claude Borelly - Dolannes Melody (1975)
23:51:09 James Last & Gheorge Zamfir - Einsamer Hirte (aka Lonely Shepherd) (1977)
23:53:52 Los Indios Tabajaras - Maria Elena (1963)
23:56:58 Fleetwood Mac - Albatross (1968)



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