BACARA LATEST NEWS 2008
 

Satin...In Black & White - tracklist
(news date 1.06.2008)
(from Alex Mizrahi)

Hi Roman,

Here's the tracklist to BACCARA's new album, "Satin... In Black & White" which will be released on June 27 by Edel Entertainment Germany:

BACCARA - Satin... In Black & White, CD

Label: edel entertainment GmbH
Cat. No: 0187882ERE
EAN-Code: 4029758878828
Release date: 27.06.2008
(Germany, Austria & Switzerland)

01. Nights In Black Satin
02. Sorry, I'm A Lady (New Version)
03. Cara Mia (New Version)
04. Girls Are One Half Of Heaven
05. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie (Latin Version 2008)
06. Yes Sir, I Can Swing
07. Simply Forget
08. The Devil Sent You To Lorado (New Version)
09. The Mathematix Of Love
10. Sleepy Time Toy (New Version)
11. Darling (New Version)
12. (I Don't Want) To Lose Lautrec
13. German Medley (Trailer Version)[Yes Sir, I Can Boogie/Ich bin eine Lady/Dich
schickt der Teufel nach Lorado]

All tracks:
Music by Rolf Soja & lyrics by Frank Dostal
Arranged & produced by Rolf Soja




new album: Satin...In Black & White
(news date 14.05.2008)
(from Simone Jancke)

Baccara's long awaited new album, "Satin...In Black & White", will be maybe released on May 2008.

This album includes six brand new songs, six new recordings of Baccara's biggest hits as well as a bonus track. "Satin... In Black & White" was arranged, composed and produced by Rolf Soja together with lyricist Frank Dostal, the original team behind Baccara's biggest hits and most memorable songs.

Baccara's current line-up features Mayte Mateos, the original voice of the duo and her singing partner Paloma Blanco.

Kind Regards Official Fan club of Mayte Mateos & Baccara Simone




Rare cds on ebay.co.uk
(news date 17.04.2008)
(from Mark)

Hello BACCARA Fans!

There are some Rare cds on: ebay.co.uk
you may find interesting.

Best Wishes

Mark UK




Baccara in Finland - chart positions
(news date 16.04.2008)
(from Tapsa)

Hi Roman,

Yes Sir I can Boogie - 1
Sorry I'm a lady - 3
Darling - 1
Parlez-vous francais? - 3
The Devil Sent You To Lorado - 11

Albums:
Baccara: 20 weeks at number one - 35 weeks total
Light my fire: reached numer 7 at highest - 19 weeks total

Tapsa

>>> Baccara Chart Positions >>>




Official Fan Club of Mayte Mateos and Baccara
(news date 11.03.2008)
(from Simone)

Hi Roman,

Official Fan club of Mayte Mateos & Baccara
http://www.baccara-web.de

Thanks for posting this link on your Webpage
My best wishes

Simone




Baccara in Norway - chart positions
(news date 08.03.2008)
(from Terie Onstad)

Hi

Visited your Baccara homepage and just wanted t update the chart list
(http://www.czejarek.pl/baccara/bac73.htm)

In Norway Baccara was very popluar, their chart position were:

Yes Sir I can Boogie - 21 no at numer one! 30 weeks total
Sorry I'm a lady - 1 week at number one - 19 weeks total
Darling - 2 weeks at number one - 12 weeks total
Albums: Baccara: 12 weeks at number one - 24 weeks total
Light my fire: reached numer 11 at highest - 5 weeks total.

Pplease update your list, handsome man!
kind regards Terje



BACCARA - 30th Anniversary
(news date 05.01.2008)
(from Alex Mizrahi)

This CD box set is the ultimate BACCARA collection. It includes all their hit singles as well as many songs available on CD for the very first time. This is a very complete retrospective of BACCARA, the most famous singing duo of the disco era.

Baccara - 30 th Anniversary - front cover


3 CD box set Sony BMG Entertainment Germany
Catalogue No: 88697 12199 2
EAN: 886971219920
Release date: 31.08.2007


CD1

01. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 4:29
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

02. Cara mia 2:57
(Rolf Soja/John O'Brien-Docker) Cyclus
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

03. Sorry, I'm A Lady 3:38
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

04. Love You Till I Die 4:26
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Sunbury Music Ltd.
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

05. Granada 4:10
(Agustín Lara) Peer
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

06. Gimme More 3:50
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner) Magazine
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

07. Koochie-Koo 4:02
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

08. Feel Me 4:20
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner) Hanseatic Musikverlag/Warner Chappell
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

09. Can't Help Falling In Love 3:26
(George Weiss/Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore) Intersong
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

10. Number One 2:37
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Intersong
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

11. Don't Play Me A Symphony 4:17
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Intersong
(p) 1977 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

12. Mad In Madrid 3:24
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Yamaha
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

13. Darling 5:25
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

14. Parlez-vous français? (French version) 4:25
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal/Peter Zentner) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

15. Parlez-vous français? (English version) 4:30
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

16. (Baby, Why Don't You Reach Out?) Light My Fire 4:43
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner/Jim Morrison/Ray Manzarek/Robby Krieger/John Densmore) Copyright Control
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

17. La Bamba 3:00
(Traditional, Arr. Rolf Soja/María Mendiola) Intersong
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

All tracks arranged and produced by Rolf Soja


CD2

01. My Kisses Need A Cavalier 4:53
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

02. Adelita 2:28
(Traditional, Arr. Rolf Soja/María Mendiola) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

03. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy 3:34
(Joe Levine/Arthur Resnick) Intersong
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

04. Amoureux 3:39
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

05. You And Me 3:25
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

06. The Devil Sent You To Lorado 4:03
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

07. El diablo te mandó a Laredo 3:50
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal/Span.T.:Fernando Luis-Hernandez) Magazine
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

08. Somewhere In Paradise 4:10
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner) Cyclus
(p) 1978 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

09. Body Talk 4:38
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

10. By 1999 (By Nineteen-Ninety-Nine) 3:45
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Cyclus
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

11. Ay, Ay Sailor 3:48
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

12. For You 3:44
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Copyright Control
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

13. One, Two, Three, That's Life 3:49
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Copyright Control
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

14. I'll Learn To Fly Tonight 3:35
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner) Peer
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

15. Roses In The Snow 4:02
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner) Intersong
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

16. Boomerang 3:08
(Rolf Soja/Peter Zentner) Cyclus
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

17. Groovy Kinda Lovin' 3:23
(Jürgen Schröder/Peter Zentner) Rallye
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

All tracks arranged and produced by Rolf Soja


CD3

01. Sing Our Love A Lullaby 3:33
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Warner Chappell
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

02. Baila tú 4:43
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal/María Mendiola/Mayte Mateos) Magazine
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

03. En el ano 2000 3:26
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal/María Mendiola/Mayte Mateos) Cyclus
(p) 1979 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

04. Eins plus eins ist eins (1 + 1 = 1) 3:48
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Rallye
(p) 1979 RCA Schallplatten GmbH

05. Sleepy Time Toy 5:06
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Magazine
(p) 1980 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

06. Candido 3:50
(Rolf Soja/Frank Dostal) Cyclus
(p) 1980 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

07. Bad Boys 4:25
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

08. Last Night 2:50
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

09. Ohio 3:04
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

10. Love Control 2:57
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

11. Spend The Night 3:07
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

12. Rio 4:46
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

13. Colorado 3:30
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

14. Woman To Woman 3:36
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

15. Heart, Body And Soul 4:09
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

16. Love Songs 3:36
(Graham Sacher) Roba/Baierle Music
(p) 1981 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

Tracks 1-6: arranged and produced by Rolf Soja
Tracks 7-16: arranged by Bruce Baxter and produced by Graham Sacher




Official Baccara biography 1977-1982 (approved by Rolf Soja )
(news date 04.01.2008)
(from Alex Mizrahi)

BACCARA - Biography 1977-1982

With hit singles such as "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie", "Sorry, I'm A Lady", "Darling", "The Devil Sent You To Lorado" and more than 25 million records sold, BACCARA were one of the world's most popular duo in the late 70's. The original line-up consisted of two beautiful Spanish ladies, Mayte Mateos who was born on February 7th, 1951 in Logrono (La Rioja/Spain) and María Mendiola who was born on April 4th, 1952 in Madrid.

In 1972, Mayte, who graduated as a teacher from the "Royal Spanish Academy for Arts, Drama and Dance", was selected to join the Alberto Portillo Ballet of TVE, Spain's national television. This is where she first met María. Both girls left the ballet in 1976 and formed a duo named Venus. Their first television appearance as a duo was in the Spanish show "Palmarés".

Their dancing act was slightly inspired by the Kessler Sisters from Germany. Venus signed a deal with a theatre located in Zaragoza, Spain. The owner reckoned their performances were way too elegant for his theatre and their contract ended after one week. María had contacts in the Canary Islands and both girls were engaged to perform at the "Tres Islas" hotel on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. Very soon, their energetic and lively show had become the absolute highlight of the evening. "But we also performed classic flamenco pieces", lead singer Mayte remembers, "since 90% of the guests were from Germany and they loved flamenco music."

And so did Leon Deane (record manager at RCA Germany), Patrick Krevitz (DJ) and Fred Dieckmann (who later became BACCARA's manager) who were on holiday in the same hotel. They were so fascinated by the show they saw on January 17th, 1977 at 11pm that they spontaneously invited Mayte and Maria to come to Germany.

Mayte & María arrived in Hamburg in the middle of March 1977 for the first recording sessions with German composer and producer Rolf Soja. The bosses at RCA Hamburg were so impressed by their talent and their voices that only six days later their first single, "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie", was recorded. "It took us quite some time to find the right name. We had no idea how things would turn out. For all of us, it was a gamble, like Baccara! It's only later on that we made the connection with the most beautiful and most expensive rose".

"Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" was released as a single in May 1977. It was written by composer & producer Rolf Soja & lyricist Frank Dostal. In June 1977, it took the German Top 50 by storm, topping the chart for eight weeks. 25.000 copies of the single were sold daily in Germany. The peak was 48.000 copies sold in one day! On June 2nd, 1977, BACCARA made their TV debut on ZDF's show "Starparade" hosted by Rainer Holbe. "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" reached the #1 spot in 18 countries and sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. It was the first single performed by a female duo to reach number one in the UK single chart as well as the first one by a Spanish act.

BACCARA got registered in the "Guinness Book of Records" as the female musical duo that had sold the most records to that date. The follow-up single, "Sorry, I'm A Lady" was released in August 1977. It started to chart in September 1977, was #1 for 7 weeks in Germany and soon became a worldwide hit reaching the #1 spot in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Norway, #2 in Switzerland and #3 in Sweden. On September 30th, 1977, Mayte & María received the "Goldener Löwe Award" (Golden Lion Award) of RTL Germany for "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie". In October 1977, the self-titled debut BACCARA album was released.

The record was arranged and produced by Rolf Soja, like all the other BACCARA records until 1981. The sales of the first album were massive and exceeded all expectations at RCA. It went to #1 in all Scandinavian countries (remaining at the top of the album chart for 12 weeks in Norway and 8 weeks in Sweden. In Finland this album still is the fifth all-time best selling International album!) and #13 in Germany.

In November 1977, BACCARA represented Germany at the 8th edition of the "Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo" with the song "Mad In Madrid". Despite being tipped as favourites by the media, their song finished in fourteenth place. By the end of 1977, BACCARA's success was spreading worldwide. They already had reached the number one spot in almost all European countries and were extremely popular in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, the UK and Eastern Europe.

BACCARA were also enjoying chart hits in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel and South Africa. The public was charmed by Mayte & María, two elegant and glamorous women who complemented each other with their respective vocal styles, as well as with their wardrobe: Mayte would always be dressed in black and María in white. All European TV channels wanted to have BACCARA on their programmes and Mayte & María were regular guests in top shows like "Musikladen" (NDR), "Die Aktuelle Schaubude" (NDR), "Disco" (ZDF), "Starparade" (ZDF), "Ein Kessel Buntes" (DDR-FS), "Top Of The Pops" (BBC), "The Sacha Distel Show" (BBC) "TopPop" (AVRO) and "300 millones" (TVE). In January 1978, "Darling" was released as a single: it went to #1 in Norway, #5 in Sweden, #6 in Germany, #7 in Austria and #9 in Switzerland.

On February 24th 1978, BACCARA received a Golden Bambi Award from the Burda publishing group. With the annual Bambi Awards, the Burda media group honours celebrities from the world of entertainment, literature, sports and politics who have achieved major success. On April 22nd, 1978, BACCARA represented Luxembourg at the "Eurovision Song Contest" held in Paris with the song "Parlez-vous français?".

Even though the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese juries gave the maximum number of points to Luxembourg, the song ended up seventh place with a total of 73 points. However, it didn't stop the record from becoming a European hit. It charted at #7 in Belgium, #8 in Sweden, #18 in Austria and #21 in Germany. It was one of the best-selling singles of the 1978 contest. "Parlez-vous français?" remains to this day one of the most requested Eurovision songs. BACCARA's second album, "Light My Fire" was released in July 1978. It did well all over Europe and charted in Scandinavia.

In November 1978, "The Devil Sent You To Lorado" was released as a single. It started to climb the German charts in December 1978 where it peaked at #4. This single also reached the #4 position in Austria and #5 in Switzerland. At the same time, the compilation "The Hits Of Baccara" was released. It went to #30 in the German charts and sold well all over Europe. "El diablo te mandó a Laredo", a Spanish version of the "The Devil Sent You To Lorado", was recorded especially for the Spanish territories and soon became one of BACCARA's biggest hits in Spain.

The single "Body Talk" was released in May 1979. It charted at #26 in Germany. In 1979, RCA Japan released "By 1999" as a single. That song was originally the b-side of "Body Talk". "Ay, Ay Sailor" was released in October 1979 and reached the #39 spot in Germany. In November 1979, the third BACCARA album, "Colours", was released. At the same time, BACCARA recorded "Eins plus eins ist eins", a German version of their song "One, Two, Three, That's Life", for the "International Year of the Child" as proclaimed by the United Nations and to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

In 1980, RCA Spain released a BACCARA single with two tracks performed in Spanish, "Baila tú" ("Body Talk") and "En el ano 2000" ("By 1999"). Mayte & María wrote the lyrics to both songs. Later that year, BACCARA split up after a controversy that erupted with the release of the single "Sleepy Time Toy". In 1981, BACCARA reunited for a while for the recording of their fourth album, "Bad Boys", which was produced in London by Graham Sacher. In 1982, Mayte and María decided to go separate ways and went on to start solo careers.

August 2007
© Axel Sterling, Alex Mizrahi, Simone Jancke, Guido Paffrath & Sony BMG Entertainment Germany

 


HAPPY NEW YEAR !
(news date 01.01.2008)
(from Roman)

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