Berry Lipman & His Orchestra – The Girls From Paramaribo (1974)

German composer Friedel Berlipp aka Berry Lipman has penned this totally upbeat scat melody.

The track is from the an ultra rare German Citroën promo release Happy Sound for Citroën Drivers which isn’t even listed on

The track can also be found on the 1974 release The Most Beautiful Girls In The World and most likely this is the exact same recording.

Happy driving – and be safe out there.

Mark Duval And His Music – Action Man (1974)

From the 1974 Chappell LPC 1070 release Brass And Rhythms, this is exactly that.

This is a quite sought after library release and for good reason; it’s packed with funky tracks featuring brass and guitars.

Mark Duval by the way is an alias used by Chappell.
It is a bit unclear who exactly is behind the alias and maybe it was just a house name used by different artists at Chappell.

Syd Dale – Sunshine Express (1974)

Very happy tijuana piece from library legend Syd Dale.
The track is from the Amphonic 107 release The Happy Beat which also includes tracks from Lew Warburton and Tony Hatch.

Ralph Marco Band – Girl On The Beach (1974)

Ralph Marco Band is none other than jazz musician and German composer Werner Drexler.
This track is from what I believe is an extremly rare album – Mister Marco’s Music – issued on German library label Happy Records.

Kick back and enjoy a piece of funky music.

Incredible Bongo Band – Ohkey Dokey (1974)

Fabulous track from Incredible Bongo Band with – of course – a lot of bongo.
It was released on a promo 7″ as far as I know but is essentially the closing track from their album “The Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band“.

Das Orchester Heinz Kiessling – Ornamente (1974)

This rare piece from German label Quadriga has one of the sweetest goddamn laid back horn themes I’ve ever heard. Has a nice hammond solo as well.

Quadriga was founded by Heinz Kiessling as a production label and only issued three releases – Q1, Q2 and Q3 – in extremely limited numbers.

Luckily German independent label Sonorama reissued Q1 in 2012.
In very limited numbers.
I just ordered a copy from Norman Records – maybe there’s one left for you? :)