Last summer, i did a post about Joe Berluck’s LP. Something very special to hear and to feel ! He came through Sounds Of Champaign (Side-2) and stopped by, the time to gave us an exclusive interview. There are so many easy-compilation on the market today, i wonder why nobody thought about Joe Berluck’s songs. It’s a miss…
So, here is the following interview…1- Hello Mr. Berluck, thank you to be with us and to allow this interview for Sounds Of Champaign (Side-2). Can you tell us which was your musical course ?
I was the first DJ in Europe, I mean who worked with a Transportable Disco-Bar (year 1962).2- Who are the musicians accompanying you for your album "The Erotic Voice Of Joe Berluck", how did the recording occur and are you still in contact with them nowadays ?
They where studio musicians, after the music was made, I put my voice on it.3- Had you affinities with other artists of the Palette label on which you were in 1970 ?
Yes, Will Tura and others.4- For which kind or style of music have you a preference, what are you listen to at the moment. Also have you a vinyl collection ?
No, in 1971 my place whent in flames and I lost 43.000 singles and LP’s. The music i prefer, all kinds of music if it is good but I have a little more preference for romantic style.5- You were also DJ for a show which was aired on radio RTL at the time (if I’m not wrong). What kind of souvenirs ?
I did the Record Beat Show from Radio Luxemburg in Belgium – Holland – Germany and as a DJ I went all over Europe.6- On which LP or Single can we find your cover from "My Way", and "It’s Been a Long, Long Time", (a duo with a splendid orchestration & beautiful vibes) ?
"My Way" is on the LP Mfp (member of EMI) AM026-97072 and "It’s been … " is a single Palette 2021028.7- The covers of your LP’s & Singles are a "treat" for the amateurs who we are ! Is it you who thought of this "girl-concept" or it was suggested to you? Did you know this woman on the main cover of your LP ?
It was suggested and i never saw those women.8- How was your relationship with producer Roland Kluger? Was this a common will to work together ?
I only saw him once.9- What are your projects at the present time and how to have any access to your music nowadays ?
The compilation i send you if i find someone to bring it out because I don’t have the money to do it.10- What did you think of blogs and websites which propose unreissued vinyls for free download (like yours!) but are also outlaws opposite the record labels & the right-owners (like you ! !) ?
What can I do, I never received a penny and now i see that some websites asked 66$ for a single of Joe Berluck !Thank you very much Mr. Joe Berluck to have agreed to answer these questions, as well as your kindness.
P.S oh, what is the title from track 15 on the CD, because it's not credited, seems to be a very nice christmas song !
That’s my best one, it is "White Christmas" and "Silent Night" also on a single "Palette 2021-032".
Greetings and who knows… Maybe we will see us in France or elsewhere,
Also greetings for all your members,
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