Filed under: Morocco
In the late 60’s and early 70’s most bands in Morocco were moving away from modern music, and were more interested in reviving the Melhoun traditions of Moroccan music. The most well know of these artists being Jil Jilala, Lemchaheb, and Nass el Ghiwane, all of whom used traditional acoustic instruments. But there were a handful of other artists who decided to stick with rock ‘n’ roll, and The Golden Hands were one of them.
From what I have read, it appears that they only released three singles. Their first single was backing an Algerian singer by the name of Jalil Bennis, and they did a version of a song by Nino Ferrer called “Mizra”. From what I have read, it’s supposed to be “the guitar of surf pitch” (according to the Google translator). And their last single was released on Philips, and was for the song “What To Say”. The song posted here is from their second single.
I have also read that there was some connection to Lester Vigon, who was originally from Morocco but moved to France where he did most of his recordings (in English), but I have not been able to find any information which substantiates that.
If you have any information, please contact me.
Catalog number E.C.M. 1000 on E.C.M. Records of France. No release date given.
Please see the more recent post on the Golden Hands here for updated information.