"On the list of Poland's big beat groups the Blue-Blacks take undoubtedly the top spot which they owe both to the immense interest they have been arousing with our youth and to their success abroad.Fabulous freak-beat tunes from behind the Iron Curtain. The group have a raw sound reminiscent of the early Kinks and they boast a great line up of guest singers.
When in the summer of 1962 during the Festival of Young Talents in Szczecin a group of lanky boys in blue black jumpers appeared on the festival platform nobody could have foreseen what a major role they were to play in the festival and that its cup, intended for the best group, would go to them.
Since then there have been several new additions to the group, alterations of style, they have had successes and failures and with all that they have been progressing constantly. They were the first in Poland to make use of electric guitars, having replaced the traditional double bass by a bass guitar, first to introduce the electric organ. They were the authors of the slogan 'Polish youth sings Polish songs@ and would pick up folk tunes which they regarded as inspiration for pop music in general and of big beat in particular.
The Blue-Blacks have often represented Polish pop music abroad, among othere in France (1963), in Sweden (1964) and in Hungary (1965). Their biggest success was in Paris where they played in the world famous music hall L'Olympia.
....Over the last few years the Blue-Blacks have recorded a considerable number of discs. One of their songs, by the way, 'Do You Remember Me Yet' bought from them and recorded (with her own lyric) by the great Marlene Deitrich.
As we've already mentioned, their style undergoes a constant evolution and is now completely different from that only a year ago. But on the whole its main features are stormy dynamics and strong expression as well as a consistent introduction into their pieces of modern tone colour, of the sort prevailing with the top groups abroad.
On this disc you can find both their older peices and the quite recent ones. They are mostly their own compositions, which puts the Blue-Blacks among the most ambitious groups of this type."
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01 Hej Dziewczyno Hej
02 Smutny List
03 Żegnaj Karnawale
05 Zostały Mi Tylko Twoje Listy
06 Czy Będziesz Sama Dziś Wieczorem
07 Niedziela Będzie Dla Nas
08 Idzie Dysc
10 Nie Lubię Kłamać
11 Maria Elena
12 O Ile Nie Pamiętacie - Posłuchajcie
13 Taka Była Moja Dziewczyna
14 Chciałeś Wszystko Zmienić
15 Zabawa W Ciuciubabkę
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