Loop Di Love J. Bastós



” Loop Di Love ” is by J. Bastós ( Rudolf ‘Rolf’ Steitz ), the German singer, songwriter and producer. Rudolf also used the stage names Juan Bastos and Jay Bastos.
Born in Cologne, Germany, on the 7th of January 1952, he released several singles in both English and German. He also worked as a songwriter for Maritim, the record label owned by German publishers Gruner & Jahr and was a member of the band, Santiago, who were formed in Spain in 1973. The group later relocated to Germany and were managed and produced by Dieter Dierks, who also worked with the Scorpions. Santiago split in 1979.
” Loop Di Love ” was written by Dieter Dierks and Michael Schepior. Dieter is a musician, sound engineer, producer, music publisher and studio owner.
From the late 1960s to the middle part of the 1970s many albums of the Krautrock era were produced at his Studio. Krautrock, sometimes known as Kosmische Musik or Cosmic Music, is a broad genre of experimental rock that developed in Germany in the latter part of the 1960s.
Michael Schepior wrote the music for ” Loop Di Love “, he also produced ” Sweet Mary ” by Candy Grant’s Team which was released in 1970 but failed to chart.
” Loop Di Love ” was released in 1971 by record label Pink Elephant, part of the record label Dureco which was a Dutch record label founded in 1952. The label’s stable of artists include Shocking blue and Oscar Harris and the Twinkle Stars.
Lyrically the song is about a chance meeting with a prostitute shown in the lines ” And then you whispered in my ear ” and ” It’s time to pay the work, my dear “. The song is based on a traditional Greek fishermen’s song ” Darla Dirlada ” from the island of Kalymnos in Greece. The most well-known version is the 1970 recording by Italian-Egyptian-French singer Dalida.
” Loop Di Love ” was covered by Johnathan King under the name Shag. His version entered the UK Singles Chart on the 14th of October 1972 and reached a peak of number four. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of thirteen weeks on the UK chart. It was also released in the United States, Australia and Europe.

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Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Germany 30, Netherlands 2, Belgium 3

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