Rare Album: Special David Christie Sound (LP, 1968)

One of the most rarest and sought after David Christie albums to come by would be the “Special David Christie Sound, Volume 1”. Continue reading

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – Do The Funky Conga (1976)

Here is a nice little funky song David Christie and Jack Robinson wrote for Soul legend Jimmy James & The Vagabonds titled “Do The Funky Conga”, check out this rare fab dance track below and enjoy! Continue reading

News Round-Up For May 2016!

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David Christie – “Saddle Up” 33rd Anniversary

33 years ago this week, David Christie’s single “Saddle Up” (from the album “Back In Control”) reached No.9 in the UK top 10 for the week ending the 25th Sept.1982, and stayed in the music charts for a total of 12 weeks.

“Saddle Up” was written in 1979 and released in 1982, the rest is history. The single became an international smash hit for David who certainly made his parents and family very proud of him. “Saddle Up” reached the highest chart positions in the following countries: #3 in South Africa, #4 in Switzerland, #6 in France, #7 in Ireland, #10 Netherlands, and #12 in Germany.

“Saddle Up” is a classic, which has been covered and remixed by top international artists and DJ’s over the years. And even more recently, the song has appeared in a French comedy film with an accompanying soundtrack album titled “Bis” ,which was released in early 2015.

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More Artists Covers Of David Christie’s Songs

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Here are more David Christie songs covered by the following artists/bands below: James Last, Leroy Gomez, Fax Yourself, Daniel Janin & Band, and Björk. Enjoy!

To hear the original recordings, click on the orange hyperlinks. And for more covers of David’s music, also see links to previous posts below!

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James Bolden – Priorities / If It Feels Good Baby (1980)

James Bolden (David Christie) – Priorities / If It Feels Good Baby (7″ single, 1980)

Jacques Pepino adopted his stage name David Christie early in his career, but he also used the pen name James Bolden in all his work as a composer. The reason was when David came to register his very first song with the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers Of French Music (SACEM),  the name Christie was already used by another artist. David then had to find another name and he chose to use James Bolden, which came from his admiration of his favourite American movie star of the 50’s William Holden.

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