Cat. No. : MAD008
Albert Puig, Andreu Ferreres, Joan Pujol, Miquel Griño and Xavier Amela, five friends from Barcelona, shared their talent to create Los Jemax in the mid–sixties. They played their own songs and covers of the bands they listened to the international radio stations, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, The Animals, Wilson Pickett... Their gigs in clubs and discotheques (San Carlos Club, Gogo, Peter’s Club...) were amazing and full of energy. They became a very popular band in their city, specially when they were the winners of a contest hosted by Radio Barcelona. The prize was a contract with Columbia to release two singles. They recorded four songs under the direction of José María Solá, the musical boss of the label. There were published three postcards to promote the upcoming 7"s. But all of them were never released because of intern changes in Columbia. Los Jemax played alongside Los Canarios, Lone Star, Los Sirex, Tete Montoliu, Palito Ortega, Micky y los Tonis... and in several TV commercials. With a repertoire of almost 100 songs that they recorded in the rehearsals at the attic of Joan’s family house, the tapes have been ketp in a drawer for 50 years. Now, Madmua Records shares these gems with you. The dreams of these boys have become real.
450 copies numbered and signed by the members of the band, with a booklet of 12 pages.
The record includes one own song, ’Cheep, cheep, cheep’ and two gorgeous covers: ’Hello, I love you’, by The Doors, and ’Jove era jo’ (a catalan version of ’When I was young’ by Eric Burdon and The Animals), all recorded by Los Jemax in 1968 and released by Madmua Records in 2017.