INGA RUMPF - The Best Of All My Years So Far... (1997)
Inga Rumpf is one of the best-known German R&B singers. Her voice often drew comparisons to Janis Joplin, but Inga Rumpf was able to develop her own unique vocal style. Catapulted to stardom in the ‘70s with her band Frumpy, she released a number of highly acclaimed solo works in the ‘80s and ‘90s and has now to be regarded as the grand old lady of R&B made in Germany. Whereas other German female vocalists such as Nina Hagen faded away over time, she consequently followed her path and never compromised herself artistically (unlike her ex-bandmate Udo Lindenberg whose creativity died down by the end of the ‘80s and who now outputs nothing more than lightweight pop).
Born on Aug. 2nd, 1946 in Hamburg (Germany), Inga Rumpf started performing as a teenager with different blues bands in the Hamburg entertainment district of St. Pauli. In 1965, she founded the folk band City Preachers and recorded three albums with them. After a creative crisis in 1969, the band changed styles from folk to a mix of beat and soul. A new line-up reflected this: Jean-Jacques Kravetz (keyb), Karl-Heinz Schott (b) and Udo Lindenberg (dr) formed the core of the new band which one year later was to become Frumpy when Udo Lindenberg left to start a solo career and was replaced by Carsten Bohn. Frumpy recorded only two albums, All Will Be Changed (1970) and Frumpy 2 (1971) -- the latter containing the hit single How The Gipsy Was Born -- but these two LPs rewrote German rock history. The band was praised as the best German rock act, and Inga Rumpf was declared to be the greatest individual vocal talent of the German rock scene so far....~ All Music Guide
DISC 1: 01. Pure Religion 02. Bonnie & Clyde 03. Silver Moon (Time Of The Season) 04. Indian Rope Man 05. How The Gispy Was Born 06. Singin' Songs 07. Rock 'n' Roll Preacher 08. Get Up 09. Drifting Winds 10. Smiling People 11. Friends (Edit) 12. Get On Board 13. Amerika 14. There's Always One Who Loves You 15. This Night 16. Grade B-Movie (Don't Stop Johnny) 17. I Know Who I Am 18. Stardust ´69
DISC 2: 01. Aus Lauter Liebe 02. Walk Beside Me 03. I M I, U R U 04. When I Fall In Love 05. When The Night Comes 06. Love Is Gold 07. I´d Like To Be A Child Again 08. My Life Is A Boogie 09. Hungry Girl 10. Body And Soul 11. Stormy Weather 12. It´s A Man´s World 13. Foxy Lady 14. Künstlerhände 15. Peace By Peace 16. You Make My Day 17. In The 25Th Hour
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