Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tee Set - Ma Belle Amie - `69 - Collosus

ok , here is some more older pop psych for ya ~! some might remember title track here "ma belle amie" - was a pretty big hit here in the states in `70 i believe. this is a really great record & one of two on the same label i am posting next. the other one is "shocking blue" with hit venus on it - these are the first two records to come out on colossus records. enjoy !

Tee Set was a pop rock band formed in 1966 in Delft, Netherlands.
The group recorded a single in 1969 entitled "Ma Belle Amie", which was a hit in their native country, selling over 100,000 copies. The group released an album in the United States on Colossus Records in 1970 entitled Ma Belle Amie, which reached #158 on the Billboard 200 chart, just as the single took off in America, eventually reaching #5. The single sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In the Netherlands, the next single "She Likes Weeds" attained #1 there. However, the track was banned in the U.S., because it was said to refer to using drugs. However, the title was taken from the film The Ipcress File. A follow-up single, "If You Do Believe in Love", hit #81. The group disbanded in 1975, but briefly reunited in 1979 and 1983.
Their former lead singer Peter Tetteroo died in September 2002 from liver cancer, at the age of 55.

Ma Belle Amie,
You were a child of the sun and the sky
And the deep blue sea.
Ma Belle Amie,
Apres’ tous les beaux jours je te dis merci merci.
You were the answer to all my questions,
Before we’re through,
I want to tell you that I adore you
And always do.
That you amaze me by leaving me now to start anew.
Ma Belle Amie,
I’m in love with you.

Let the bells ring,
Let the birds sing.
Let’s all give my substitute a big cheer.
Let the bells ring,
Let the birds sing.
For the man after him waits here.

Arranged By, Organ - Hans van Eijck
Bass - Franklin Madjid
Drums - Joop Blom
Guitar, Flute, Banjo - Dill Bennink
Producer, Lead Vocals - Peter Tetteroo

Tee Set - Ma Belle Amie - `69 - Collosus
all trax from wax - akashaman - 2010
MP3 @ 320 kbps - includes high rez scans

A1 Ma Belle Amie
A2 What Can I Do
A3 Walk On By My Door
A4 I Don't Want To Know
A5 Charmaine
A6 Finally In Love Again
B1 If You Do Believe In Love
B2 Since I Lost Your Love
B3 Long Ago
B4 Here In My House
B5 Bring A Little Sunshine
B6 Magic Lantern



justme said...

I have never seen this album posted. I also have never seen it in a record store. Now I know what the cover looks like. Your copy sounds great but I will still buy the album if it isn't too expensive when and if I stumble across it. I have the 45 of Ma Belle Ami and also the 45 of Venus by the Shocking Blue.


Anonymous said...

Akashaman,I'm happy to see this one posted. I do see it every now and then. The next time though,I'm grabbing it.Have you seen the prices for the TEE SET comps out there? Any where from $32.00 to $100 bucks !! People are crazy charging that much. Well, the Tee Set is kinda hard to come by,but come on you greedy merchants!Thanks Akashaman for this post. It is much appreciated..regards,John.

VaTAga said...

Good album. Thanks

Anonymous said...

How nice it is to see this posted. I was nine when the single came out and remember my dad playing this constantly. Not only am I glad to get it because of memories but it was a cracking song as well. Cheers for the up mate!

ki4erini said...

Big Thanks! I search this album from a long long time. The Best Tee Set!
Great band and wonderful music! ki4erini

akashaman said...

great LP ! turn it up ~


Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this one. Good to see your name again. It's been a while. Thanks also for the Nilsson link.