Goombay Dance Band


Goombay Dance Band

The Goombay Dance Band was a German based band of the 1970s created by Oliver Bendt. The band is named after a small bay on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

Their music had a distinctive sound, a mixture of Caribbean soca or calypso and western pop.

The group built up a fan base across Europe and in total released some 15 singles between 1979 and 1985, within which time they enjoyed their greatest commercial success.

Their most successful song was Sun of Jamaica which topped the German single charts for nine weeks in 1980 and sold 11 million copies,although it never reached the Top 40 in the UK. However, in 1982, their song "Seven Tears" topped the UK Singles Chart for 3 weeks and was also a million-seller. It was the 8th best selling single in the UK during 1982. "Sun of Jamaica" also reached the top of the German music charts in 1980 when performed under the title "Nie mehr allein sein" by singer Tony Holiday.

A "best of" album was released in 2005.

Band members

*Oliver Bendt (original name: Jörg Knoch)
*Alicia Bendt
*Dorothy Hellings
*Wendy Doorsen
*Mario Slijngaard

Albums

ingles

1979 "Sun Of Jamaica" / "Island of Dreams"

1979 "Ring Ting Ting" / "Sunny Caribbean"

1980 "Aloha-Oe (Until We Meet Again)" / "Conga Man"

1980 "Eldorado" / "Love and Tequila"

1980 "Rain" / "King of Peru"

1981 "Seven Tears" / "Mama Coco"

1981 "Christmas At Sea" / "Ave Maria No Morro"

1982 "Santorini Goodbye" / "Carry The Load"

1982 "Robinson Crusoe" / "The Magician"

1982 "My Bonnie" / "Alice, My Love"

1983 "If You Ever Fall In Love" / "Jericho"

1983 "Born To Win" / "Caribbean Dreams"

1984 "Don't You Cry, Caroline" / "Storybook Lovers"

1985 "Marlena" / "Young Hearts"

1985 "A Typical Jamaican Mess" / "Canta mi lengua"

External links

* [http://www.goombaydanceband.net/ Official website]

ee also

Les Humphries Singers


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