Flyers – 1979 – You’re My Lady
AMAZING 1979 ALBUM BY THIS OBSCURE GERMAN BAND!
Sought After, very hard to find original LP!
Includes the sweet floater ”mainline is sunshine‘
A Berlin disco group from the late 70s, but one who are maybe a bit more organic than some of their contemporaries – as their approach here feels more like that of a cohesive band, and maybe a bit less like some of the larger studio projects of the German disco years!
The tunes feature both male and female vocals, often trading back and forth – and on some of the best numbers, the group actually slows things down a bit – hitting some midtempo moments that may well be some of their strongest.
A1 Discomotion 6:15
A2 Need Your Lovin’ Eyes 6:36
A3 My Lady 3:41
B1 Get On Movin’ 3:34
B2 Lonely Nights 3:38
B3 Mainline Is Sunshine 4:54
B4 Stand By Man 3:46
Berlin Disco Funk. From the nasty opening keyboard riff on Discomotion , to the flawless yacht rock/ballad of My Lady to the rudimentary drum programing on Mainline is Sunshine , this album is chock full of perfectly executed disco-funk breaks and segues that belie its West Berlin origin.
Not sounding unlike the Whatnauts’ or Norman Connors’ late 1970’s/boogie output at points, or a less-produced Rhythm Heritage for their technical prowess in a relatively raw context.
Originally released on CIP Filmproduktions, a label more associated with film than music releases, the band is so tight it sounds as if they’d been culled from some library music session crew.
The band’s leader L. H. Tempelhagen and singer The Black Magic Lady have fallen into obscurity since this remarkable one-off release.