German soundtrack composer Martin Böttcher passed on friday. My old band recorded his Der Ölprinz and Kara Ben Nemsi Effendi main themes, and with Tecumseh Melodie I aimed to understand his unique sound by trying to rebuild some of his trademark devices. Martin Böttcher not only beamed generations of kids into a beautiful adventurous frontier west with his audio magic, but in the mid seventies he also was one – if not the – first sail boarders in Germany!
Jacques and Yvonne Lasry play a crystal baschet (1961)
Jacques and Yvonne Lasry play a crystal baschet (1961) pic.twitter.com/svt8HDcChr
— Flashbak.com (@aflashbak) 30. Januar 2019
Another legend gone. So shortly after Randy Nauert of The Challengers, Michel Legrand (The Thomas Crown Affair) and André Previn. The Guardian did the best thing they could and collected some of his most famous recordings in a tribute.
Here he’s opening The Ronettes’ Be My Baby at Gold Star Recordings in Los Angeles 1963.