Bimmelbahn to Barbra Streisand
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Nighttrain / Boney M / Duck Sauce
Music explanation, from end to start
Duck Sauce, a co-operation of Housemusic giant Armand van Helden and DJ genius A-Track scored a hit in 2010 with “Barbra Streisand”. Especially in Europe, a number 1 hit in 7 countries and a top 10 hit in 10 countries, 2 of them non-european.
De singer heard the song for the first time in France while visiting a restaurant. The song came on and miss Streisand thought it was a joke, that the song was played on purpose because the people of the restaurant knew she would come to eat there.
Had a hit with the single “Gotta Go Home” in 1979. Their song is an adaptation, a replayed interpolation of German band Nighttrains “Hallo Bimmelbahn” from 1973.
“Nighttrain” was a band started by Berlin brothers Jürgen en Heinz Huth in 1972. A year later they release “Bimmelbahn”, a song about a tourist train.
Heinz got credits and mentioned on Boney-M’s single. The people at the record company design department did not write his name correct (seen label on the image underneath).
After the succes of “Gotta Go Home” Nightttrain re-released their song again in 1979.
Details make the story even better. The sleeve-art has an image who is derived from Barbra Streisand’s 1980 album ‘Guilty’. That original sleeve has a photo of Barbra together with producer, singer and musician Barry Gibb. So it is a cover version of that sleeve basically.