APOTHEKE • "Hi Baby Out" / "War"

by Black Pearl Records

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl reissue & first vinyl release ever, quality sound pressing, with restorated & remastered audio material from vinyl & original master tape.
    A-side was released in 1978, B-side was never released before!!!

    Comes in a wonderful, authentic and special old-fashioned cardboard cover with vintage haptics.

    Plus an extra protection black inner-sleeve. Vinyl is taken out of the cover when shipped, to avoid seam splits.

    Includes unlimited streaming of APOTHEKE • "Hi Baby Out" / "War" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of ENZO ELIA • "Alles Paletti !" / "War" - Enzo Elia´s Calabro Edit, WILD FIRE • "Check It Out" / "The Dealer", APOTHEKE • "Hi Baby Out" / "War", MESSAGE FROM THE ISLANDS, SPEKTAR • Nepoznate Boje Spektra, Long Train Running • MUDEGG, EL FREAKADELL • I Don´t Care, DAS MÄDCHEN VON HONGKONG, and 2 more. , and , .

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The Black Pearl is very proud to present and to continue our 7inch-series with this outstanding 2nd release of an Afro Funk Band from West-Germany called APOTHEKE.
Two unbelievable hot Kraut Afro Funk tracks with a light disco touch, that you never expected from Germany / Aachen.
The A-side "Hi Baby Out" was originally released on their ultra rare private 7inch release, but the track "War" was never released before and we were more than lucky to find this forgotten afro funk pearl on the original mastertape.

•• THE STORY of the Funk & Reggae Band APOTHEKE ••

Founded 1978 by members:

Rolf Schmitz, Git. Bass, Keys
Roland Mroncz, Git, Voc
Edgar Bransch, Sax, Keys, Voc
Jojo Wynands, Bass
Jack Mroncz, Perc, Voc
Jürgen Janec Jahnke, Drums

The name of the band came up, as the members of the band and some friends moved into an fomer pharmacy / drug-store / Apotheke and founded a shared-flat situation.

Rolf Schmitz - the mentor - met on a long jurney through the Carribbean lots of reggae musicians. He carried all these experiences the long way back to Stolberg, Germany and as a result one of the first reggae bands of Germany started to exist.

In the summer of 1978 their 1st 7inch-release "hi baby out" / "higher" came out. Following as a logical progression, lots of live gigs were played in Aachen, Lüttich / Liége and Frankfurt.

Over the years the line-up of the band changed several times. In the summer of ´78 the saxophon player Peter Zeh joined the band.

Live gigs were often played with lots of guest-musicians from Africa and that made the black afro sound & spirit even more authentic.

At the End of ´79 Jojo Wynands & Jack Mroncz left the band and the shared pharmacy was dissolving. The left-over members moved to Aachen. There in the studio the band recorded "be tight", "bad vibrations", "war" and "all I wanna do".

In the meantime the band was increased by the ghanaian percussion player & singer Frank Kojo. Apotheke was touring 80/81 through Spain (Barcelona, Tarragona, sittges), Netherlands & Belgium (Liége, Verviers).

Two original members of the band are still active in the Aachener music-scene untill today.



Black Pearl likes to THANK our friend & digging homie Sticky Dojah for finding & discovering this ultra rare piece of plastic.

graphics & design: Adamski
BPR002SP
Black Pearl Records 2016

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released August 22, 2016

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Black Pearl Records Berlin, Germany

Two longtime record diggers Tom & Roskow decided finally to fullfill their dream and to form the record label Black Pearl Records to share musical knowledge gained through 20 years of recorddigging experience and from their neverending search for the "right & perfect track".
Their ambition: to give people the opportunity to partizipate this musical circle and to spread great music they discovered!
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