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ARABESQUE


Formed 1977, Germany
Disbanded 1984

Members
Michaela Rose (vocals)
Sandra Lauer (vocals, 1979-84)
Jasmin Elizabeth Vetter (vocals, 1979-84)
Karen Ann Tepperis (vocals, 1977-78)
Mary Ann Nagel (vocals, 1977-78)
Heike Rimbeau (vocals, 1978-79)
Elke Brückheimer (vocals, 1979)

Related Artists
Michael Cretu, Rouge
Genres Disco, Euro Pop

The all-girl trio Arabesque was created by two Frankfurt-based German producers at the height of the disco era in 1977. After one album and a few singles that had found surprising success in Japan, the producers changed the lineup, keeping Michaela Rose and replacing the two other girls with Jasmin Vetter and Sandra Lauer. Vetter, a former gymnast, also became the trio's choreographer and Lauer, soon to be billed simply as Sandra, assumed the position of a lead vocalist. The first single of the updated Arabesque, "Hello, Mr. Monkey" went to number one in Japan. The Far East remained the band's biggest market, with numerous albums and compilations released over the years. However, Arabesque's success in their homeland was very modest, with only one single, "Marigot Bay," entering the German charts at number eight in 1981. In 1984, they disbanded and Sandra embarked on a successful solo career with the songs written by her future husband Michael Cretu (of Enigma fame.) Jasmin Vetter and Michaela Rose formed a new duet, Rouge, but after a few obscure singles it ceased to exist. ~ Yuri German, All Music Guide

4 комментария:

All About Witchcraft and Spells комментирует...

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All About Witchcraft and Spells комментирует...

Nice blog and music!

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JR комментирует...

Thanks a lot for the complete Arabesque collection, highly appreciated!!!
JR

Анонимный комментирует...

The word "updated" about "Hello, Mr. Monkey" is wrong! "Hello, Mr. Monkey" was the VERY first single the the group, recorded with the old lineup: Mary Ann (lead vocal), Karen Ann & Michaela, and it appears in their first LP album before the lineup was updated.