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DON PAULIN – ME AND MY PAPAGAYO
DON-PAULIN-Me-And-My-Papagayo-A
DON-PAULIN-Me-And-My-Papagayo-B
S 01
Track
Composer
Time
01
Danza
Schwab/Paulin
2:28
02
Ananas
Schwab/Paulin
2:23
03
Constant Rain
Gimbel
2:00
04
Inca Uyu
Schwab/Paulin
2:27
05
Titicaca
Paulin
2:21
06
Mellow Yellow
Leitch
2:47
07
Papagayo
Schwab/Paulin
2:07
S 02
Track
Composer
Time
01
Blue Bossa
Schwab/Paulin
3:11
02
Duerme Negrito
Yupanqui
2:25
03
Suddenly
Hoffmann/Paulin
2:42
04
Charangito
Schwab/Paulin
2:21
05
Sugar Cane
Paulin
2:19
06
On The Road Again *
Wilson-Jones
3:09
07
In My Fantasy **
Schwab/Paulin
2:55
* = bonus track from LP “On The Road Again” recorded 1969,
arranged by Ingfried Hoffmann, feat. Charly Antolini
** = bonus track from LP “Time Tuner” recorded 1970,
arranged by Siegfried Schwab, feat. Wolfgang Dauner

Musicians on the “Papagayo”-album among others (exact session musicians cannot be confirmed):
Don Paulin: Vocals, Guitar, Siegfried Schwab: Guitar, Ingfried Hoffmann: piano, cembalo and arrangements,
Charly Antolini: drums & percussion (probably)
plus unknown brass & string ensemble

Recorded 1969 in Munich, Sound Engineer: Willi Schmidt
Produced by Siegfried E. Loch
1st re-release, remastered 2007
DON-PAULIN
psych, latin and bossa beats in a truely unique manner – with a percussive mouth sound, that is based on tongue, teeth and breath to form some kind of additional instrument.


Don Paulin was born in Philadelphia/ Pennsylvania in 1929, but after some psych and sociology at Temple and Columbia, went on the international road as an author, singer & songwriter. He settled down in Germany in the mid-60s and made a living by recording numerous so called folklore-LPs, a style that occupied everything from nursery rhymes via skiffle to fake protest – listen to the folk and country albums by Don Paulin for a better understanding: “If I Were A Rich Man” produced by Klaus Doldinger & “On The Road Again” produced by Ingfried Hoffmann.

In 1967 he married a german girl and stayed in the local area of Munich, where he met the german jazz masters Ingfried Hoffmann and Siegfried Schwab to produce “Me And My Papagayo”. With this rather unnoticed album, he took the next step towards latin, blues & psychedelic sounds, that made this particular LP famous among international music lovers and collectors. Don Paulin returned to the US in the 70s and passed away far too early because of unknown circumdstances. (Ekkehart Fleischhammer/ Sonorama, July 2007)

Don Paulin`s brother Sy Salkowitz contributed some liner notes to the original LP release, that describe the international background and the very special atmosphere of the recorded songs:

“Don Paulin, musical American abroad, has long been known for his exciting talent for putting together various kinds of music, gleaned from cultures all over the world, distilled through his own ears, and delivered in his own stylized way. In this collection, there predominates the rhythms and stories of primitive Latin American with overtones of American blues ... and something new: tongue, teeth, and breath combined to form an additional instrument. The material (much of it written with guitarist Siegfried Schwab) ranges from conjured-up images of mysterious jungle and lush tropical growth, to bright warm beaches and sun filled jauntiness. Together with arranger Ingfried Hoffmann, Don Paulin has built rhythmic structures from orthodox Latin beats (“Duerme Negrito”) to bossa nova combined with American blues (”Blue Bossa”); lyric structures from love songs (“Suddenly”) to gay funny songs (the parrot “Papagayo”; the lusty “Ananas” ... pineapple). Probably one of the most exciting and dynamic numbers in the collection is “Sugar Cane”, where the conjured-up image of Latin American cane fields wears an overlayof the Blues of Afro-American pain and toll, and is carefully punctuated with Don Paulin`s new percussive mouthsound. This album achieves new heights of creativity and musical sophistication for Don Paulin, whose familiar voice, with all of its cultural nuances, ties together in a totally, delightful package. An album to play many times over.” (Sy Salkowitz 1969)

„My guitar and I have come a long way down the road together. We started out way back in Philadelphia where I was born, and since then we`ve sung and played our way from New York to San Francisco and from Montreal to Mexico City. We`ve been to Cuba and to Israel. Now we`re in Europe and we`re still on the move, `cause there are a lot of places left to go and a lot of songs we haven`t sung yet.” (Don Paulin 1969)

Producer for re-release: Ekkehart Fleischhammer, original recordings mastered by Carsten Daembkes, original front cover design by unknown artist, adapted by Patrick Haase, design by rab.bit. Original LP released 1969 on the German Liberty label in tiny amounts only. Thanks to Ingfried Hoffmann for generosity and consciousness.