Haha, Sammy Gaha (or Little Sammy Gaha as he calls himself
here) looks like a real character on this photo ;-) With his wild hair and
colour-blind outfit he seems to have had a pretty good time back in 1974. J
Sammy's career started in Australia in the early sixties when he started doing
backing vocals in a group called The Leeman. By the second half of the sixties
he even formed his own group "Little Sammy
and The In People" in Sydney.
Just like many artists he came to Paris during the early seventies, where
among others he recorded a song for the soundtrack of the film "The legend of
Frenchie King" (1971). Apart from that he worked as a session musician and
toured around. By 1974 he recorded a single "J'ai envie de toi" b/w
"Cuckoo" in the
same studio where Vangelis spent a lot of time, and so it came to be that
Vangelis helped out with playing synths on these songs....
Sammy Gaha also released some other singles while in Europe, e.g.
"Rock and roll is back again" and "Had to run" a.o. but there
no signs of Vangelis' involvement in any of his other songs...
Tracklist and Credits
envie de toi
Songs composed by Sammy
Produced by Norbert Saada
Arrangements by Aldo Franck
Synthesizer played by Vangelis Papathanassiou.
1974 Cathala Publishing 46700 France
1974 Red Bird Records
1974 Joker M7175 Italy
1974 Melodi Plaklari 74006 Turkey
1974 Various Artists - "Super Parada Mundial vol. II" Som
Livre 4047049 Brazil
(contains "J'ai envie de toi")
are recorded in Europa-Sonor Studios, in Paris, France.
all the lyrics of these songs, go to
Vangelis and Little Sammy Gaha Lyrics