Black & White – Samba-Soul-Beat
It’s not immediately clear to me what the correct name of this German group is. The graphic design leaves you the choice whether it’s Daniela und Ann or Black & White. I’ll take the latter. I’ve had the record for a while and always liked the music. Rumour has it the two girls, refered to as “Black” (Ann, 19) and “White” (Daniela, 18) in the liner notes, were actually strippers. I can now confirm this as one day I wanted to play the record and a newspaper clip fell out, showing the girls in action (click on the header to see it). The Orange label also released the soundtrack single for the soft sex movie Schulmadchen Report. Now the question is if these girls had any actual singing talent. I would say no. But this doesn’t rule out that this record could be killer, which it pretty much is. There are dumb lyrics and the ambitious mix of samba, soul and beat certainly doesn’t work well in every track, but the tracks that feature a loud sitar or Moongass-like effects are awesome.
“All My Love Is Gone”
“When I look At You”