Two Man Sound

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Two Man Sound was a Belgian pop trio of the 1970s. Their style combined the disco music typical of the era with samba and bossa nova.[citation needed] Their signature hits were "Charlie Brown" and a Latin track called "Disco Samba". "Charlie Brown" was a success in Belgium and Italy but never broke the United Kingdom. In 1979, the samba song "Que Tal America" became an "underground disco anthem" in North America.[1] On the US Dance chart, the single, "Capital Tropical" was the most successful of two entries peaking at #11.[2] The medley "Disco Samba" became a huge European hit in the early 1980s, with repeated hit-listings in euro-charts from 1983 through 1986.

Other projects[edit]

Band members Lacomblez and Deprijck were also record producers and songwriters who penned the international hit "Ça plane pour moi" for fellow Belgian Plastic Bertrand.[3] Deprijck, who was also producer on "Ça plane pour moi", appeared under numerous other pseudonyms during his career; finding fame in several European countries for his work with Lou and the Hollywood Bananas[4] who produced the minor 1978 ska hit, "Kingston, Kingston".[5] Two Man Sound's 1979 track "Que Tal America" was a minor hit (no. 46) in the UK Singles Chart.[6]

Group members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1972 - Rubro Negro (Pink Elephant)[7]
  • 1973 - Vini Vini (Pink Elephant)
  • 1976 - Charlie Brown (Wea)
  • 1977 - Oye Come Va (Wea)
  • 1978 - Disco Samba (Vogue) distributed by JDC Records
  • 1979 - Que Tal America
  • 1980 - Two Man Sound (Vogue)
  • 1990 - The Best of... (CD, Ariola Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Man Sound Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 266. 
  3. ^ Steve Huey. "Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Lou & The Hollywood Bananas / Two Man Sound - Kingston, Kingston / Que Tal America (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 571. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ "Two Man Sound - Rubro Negro (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 

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