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Yes, the Beatles came first. In fact, the name Los Bravos was chosen for the spanish band because it starts with the letter "b". But who cares, because no matter how many trips the Beatles took to India or to the "hothouse", there is one thing they never had:
The voice of Mike Kennedy (It's actually Kogen, changed to an English sounding name in order to not frighten the snoby british press).

Haz click aqui para reportaje y photos del retorno 2004

He was born (in Germany) with the most gorgeous voice. Masculine, yet "fino"
and exquisite. He was a great singer too, meaning, he knew how to use that "tool" of his
voice. Exploding and fully living those songs with a punctuated delivery both in english
and spanish. Los Bravos also had the great "touch" of the marvelous british orchestral arranger: Ivor Raymond (the same one as Dusty Springfield) and Alain Milhaud (pop-tops). His early solo records were aranged by: " Jean Bouchety " . The Beatles wrote all their own songs (with exceptions). This could be good or bad. Even though Los Bravos co-wrote many of their hits, they also were open to other outside professional writers. This in my opinion is great, because a great song is a great song no matter who wrote it. Since being based in Spain, its clear that the Brits and Americans were not gonna make life too easy for the band (trying there best not to give them airplay time), so naturally they are not as well know as they should be. In fact, some of their most important "singles" were never released in the UK/USA and are very hard to find today.

Darío (Webmaster) December 2001

kennedy

Artist: Mike Kennedy
Year: 1969
Label: Barclay
Format: Album
Title: "Enigmatico Mike"

A side: La Lluvia ( pioggia ) / If I were to lose you / I'll never forget you / golden memories / When the winter is gone / She is walking away

b side: I'll never forget / knowing you like I do / without you / I'm on the brink of self distruction / love comes only once
Click here, for a REAL AUDIO sample of "Shadows of White"
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Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel )

TITLE: Mike IS Mike

YEAR: 1971

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
"Your Day" (pocos segundos low Q )

Mike is Mike also includes: Lousiana / summer shades / look up the sky / destiny / the lover / thats the way / crying in the rain / kentucky freeway / your day / la la la / Yesterday's hero

Ha colaborado Enrique Gonzalez

 Mike Kennedy in italiano bravos e forse verra

Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel )

Title: E forse Verra ( in italiano )

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Apparently this is just the italian version of "I'll never forget"

En esta pagina ha colaborado María Jesus.

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
" E forse verra " ( soltanto una mostra di 30 secondi e bassa cualitá )


Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel )

TITLE: Mike IS Mike

YEAR: 1971

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
"Thats The way love is" (pocos segundos low Q )

Mike is Mike written by Fernando Arbex


Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel ) ( Kögel )

TITLE: Firebird

YEAR: 1991

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
"Fire Bird" (pocos segundos low Q )

Ha colaborado Enrique Gonzalez


Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel )

Format: Vinyl ( Basf )

Lp Pinceladas

Year: 1976 ( Ha colaborado Enrique Gonzalez (Málaga) con informacion referente a esta grabacion)

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
" I cant help myself " (pocos segundos low Q )

Pinceladas also includes: born with a smile , thank you baby , Olvidate de mi ...


Artist: Mike Kogel Kennedy

Title: Let's do it now
1977

This gorgeous song was the b side in Spain and Italy (the jacket is of the italian release).

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording

Listen to a few seconds of Let's Do it Now

( Ha colaborado Jesús Galeote )

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Necesito una copia completa y de alta calidad de esta cancion


Artist: kennedy-mike

Title: Everybody's Gotta believe in something
1973

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Click to hear in low quality a few seconds of the recording
"Every Body´s gotta believe " (pocos segundos low Q )

Ha colaborado Manel Mir

Necesito una copia completa y de alta calidad de esta cancion


Artist: Mike Kogel Kennedy

Title: Twiggy Lee Dee (written with Phil Trim )

This is sorto of a happy go go ish song. I dont care much for it

B/W

Love Goes by

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording

Listen to a few seconds of Love Goes by

( Ha colaborado Jesús Galeote )

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  zarzuela 2

Artist: mike-kennedy

Title: Single promo extraido de Recital en La Zarzuela Vol.2
Year: 1970

Tracks: Nights in White Satin ( Sattin ) (live) b/w In the ghetto (live)

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording

Listen to a few seconds of Nights in White Sattin

( Ha colaborado Jesús Galeote )

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording

Listen to a few seconds of River Deep Mountain High

( Ha colaborado Jesús Galeote )


Artist: Mike Kennedy

Title: My Life

here --I don't have this CD and can't find it. If someone wants to pass it along to me I would apreciate it.----------------------------

INFO: This CD was apparently recorded as Mike Kennedy with really just Mike Kennedy in 2001 with all songs written by a lady which apparently is a recording artist in Swizerland. The jacket you see, was the original jacket planned for the cd. However, years went by and the CD never came out. From sound samples I've heard it looks like that its mainly done with synthesizers. The drum programming is really good. In general the programming and production sounds better tha Mike's two previous offerings: "Mucho más.." & "De nuevo...". Thank God its not a bunch of remakes! Some of the songs are good. Check the very short sound clip. The annoying thing is that they have decided to release it with a different jacket, as a "Los Bravos" CD. Their comeback! Yeah, right!!?? If at least the y could have got the two other remaining original members to overdub drums and bass guitar over the material, it would make sense. But to release it as such might confuse people. The new jacket is horrible too. They use a picture of Los Bravos with 5 members on it!!! God!! The two other members are apparently colaborating via E.S.P.!!

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording

Listen to a few seconds of Mike Kennedy My Life release



Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel )

Format: Vinyl ( Basf )

Lp Pinceladas

Year: 1976 ( Ha colaborado Enrique Gonzalez (Málaga) por informacion referente a esta grabacion)

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
" Its only Make Believe " (pocos segundos low Q )

 san diego

Artist: Mike Kennedy
Year: 1975
Label: Basf ( germany )
Format: Single
Title:

A side: Multiplication

b side: Riverboat baby
Click here, for a REAL AUDIO sample of "Riverboat baby"
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extasis cd

Artist: Mike Kennedy
Year: 2003
Label: BMG
Format: CD
Title: "EXtasis"

This is a compilation CD released by BMG in Spain. It has no real rare tracks and it realy has no interesting booklet. Has songwriter information and two paragraphs poorly written about Mike's career. There are two more photos other than the one I have placed on the site

See picture for tracklisting.
Thanks to my friend: Jesus Galeote for sending me this CD
Click here, for a 20 second REAL AUDIO sample of "Johnny Rebel"
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 mike kennedy

Artist: mike-kennedy

Title: Recital en La Zarzuela Vol.1
Year: 1970

This is a live album recorded "without" postproduction or posterior retouching and remixing. It seams as it was made for the fan club.

Vol.1 tiene: Yo soy aquel (Alejandro) , Back in the ussr , una cancion de Stevie Wonder y otra de phil Spector tambien Ne me quitte pas de Brel;

These recordings have no string section.
Haz click para oir en calidad radio muy baja formato REAL AUDIO unos segundos de la grabacion
"Dirty Street" en vivo en la Zarzuela


Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel )

Title: The livin' I'm doin

1972

Click here to hear a short Real Audio sample of :The livin' I'm doin 
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Artist: Mike Kennedy (Kogel)

Title: Tu ami un altro
1969-movieplay italiano version of I'll never get you ( Trim / Gluck )

Click here to hear a short Real Audio sample of : Tu ami un altro  


Artist: Mike Kennedy (Kogel) / Los Bravos

TAssorted record jackets ( Carpetas variadas / Copertine copertina )

Click here to hear a short Real Audio sample of : Lover of the dark side of the Moon  

 mike kennedy

Artist: mike-kennedy

Title: Luisiana ( 1972 )

Writen by Fernando Arbex of Barrabas fame. Charted in the U.S. as released by ABC dunhill ------------------------------
Haz click para oir en calidad radio baja formato REAL AUDIO unos segundos de la cancion
" Luisiana "

The song "Un Payaso loco" is originaly an italian language song called "Non Dimenticarti di me" with original italian lyrics by Mogol and was first recorded for the 1971 Sanremo Festival by italian artists " Mal " and " I Nomadi " , though non of them did too well. The song "Destiny" from his "Mike is Mike" record is a slower cover of Jose' feliciano. The song "Que te Quiero" is originaly a french song called "Que je t'aime"!


Artist: Kennedy ( Kogen ) Mike

Title: "Ojos de gitana" (Promo 1 sided )

Click here:for a "short" REAL AUDIO sample of "Ojos de gitana"
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YEAR: 1991 indie record company. music: manuel de la calva ( ramon arcusa bwuaaaagh!!!!)


Artist: Kennedy ( Kogel ) Mike

Title: "Los Hombres no han de llorar" ( Spagnolo version of Men Don't Ever Cry )

Click here:for a REAL AUDIO sample of "Los Hombres no han de llorar"
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YEAR: 1978 co-written with Phil Trim of Pop-Tops and released through EMI


Artist: kennedy-mike

Title: Arkansas

Play it for Bill Clinton! I actually like the spanish version best. Has the line: Soy un vagabundo perpetuo, no tengo un fijo lugar..
Sounds like the story of my life!!
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Haz click para oir en calidad radio muy baja formato REAL AUDIO unos segundos de la grabacion
"Arkansas" en Español (pocos segundos solamente)


Artist: Mike Kennedy

Format: Vinyl 45 tours (made in Holland by Ariola licensed from Emi Electrola Germany )

Title: Out of Time Its a disco cover of " The Rolling Stones " ( originally a mid-tempo from the Flowers album)

1978
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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
" Out of Time " (few seconds only low Q )


Artist: Mike Kennedy

Format: CD

Title: Free falling

Year: 1989 ( gracias a Enrique Gonzalez (Granada) por informacion referente a esta grabacion)

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
" Twighligh Time " (few seconds only low Q )


Artist: Mike Kennedy
CD: Mucho mas que musica

Descripcion: CD con 3 canciones nuevas escritas por Mike y regrabaciones (baratuchas sin orchestra) de sus exitos antiguos y unas cuantas versiones

Gracias a Manel Mir de Girona por mandar este scan.

Quizás podríamos añadir que "Missing you", "Blue blue me" y "Full moon" son temas nuevos e inèditos compuestos por el propio Mike Kogel . "Tú sí" es una versión en español de "Blue blue me".

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Click to hear in low quality REAL AUDIO a few seconds of the recording
"Missing You " (few seconds only low Q )

Mi email es:   dmargeli@yahoo.com   Aseguraros que los emails no tengan mas de 600K (kilobytes) en tamaño de attachements.


Artist: Los Bravos / Mike Kennedy

Title:

Assorted record jackets ( sleaves sleeves ) including brazilian releases poplandia


Artist: kennedy-gipsy-fire.jpg

Title:

I like this song quite a bit. Gipsy Fire was also recorded in spanish. Its actaully a Waltz but it works really well. Recomended.
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 Mike Kennedy Kogel Lousiana ABC

Artist: mike-kennedy

Title: ABC Dunhill album 1972

Contains tracks from Spanish albums Mike is Mike and Made in the U.S.A.


Artist: Mike Kennedy ( Kogel )

Title: Made in U.S.A ( U.S.A. )

1972 España Explosión
incluye mother america johnny rebel more than just a woman --------- --------------------------------------------------------

Mother AmericaComposicion de Fernando Arbex ( Brincos / Barrabas ). Creo que intentaban que fuese un "follow up" a Louisiana en Estados Unidos, sin embargo la letra de la cancion, aunque es pro estados unidos, empieza en sentido contrario para luego desmentirse (I dont believe thats true...dice la cancion). Supongo que la letra resultaria complicada para la radio en USA.


mike kennedy - forgive and forget 60 84
mike kennedy - Tomorrow 66 84
mike kennedy - yesterday's hero 67 84
mike kennedy - una sonrisa 1975 un poco tonta 75 86
mike kennedy - multipicaion (not recommended)
mike kennedy - dime que si (didn't like this one)
mike kennedy - olvidate de mi (did not like this one)

   

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