Mink DeVille

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US R&B/rock & roll band (1974-1986) fronted by Willy DeVille. Passed away august 6 2009 .Though starting out in San Francisco playing gay leatherbars as "Billy de Sade and the Marquis" (Billy being Billy Borsey, Willy DeVille's original name), the band changed its name To Mink DeVille (and Borsey became Willy DeVille) in 1975 and became one of the housebands in the famous NY club CBGB. CBGB was the epicenter of NY punk - and other house bands such as Blondie, Television and Talking Heads got Mink DeVille categorized as part of the punk/new Wave underground to which they never belonged musically. Mink DeVille's music was built on R&B, blues and 60's classic pop blended with streetwise attitudes and back alley romanticism, not unlike the sound heard in early Bruce Springsteen songs like "Rosalita" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and heard from Springsteen confreres Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and Gary U.S. Bonds, with a twist of hispano, New Orleans and Zydeco. Discovered by Capitol Records in 1977 the band recorded three albums for the label. The fresh approach to R&B classicism and rock & roll got producer legend Jack Nitzsche interested in producing the band and he is credited as being a major influence on the development of the band's sound. Hearing the band live in its early days also caught song writing legend Doc Pomus's attention, and he offered to write with Willy DeVille. In spite of critical acclaim and praise of DeVille's writing talent, Mink DeVille didn't make it big in the US, but caught quite an audience in Europe.

The original Mink Deville band was broken up by Willy DeVille after the first two albums, and from 1980's "Le Chat Bleu" recorded in Paris, he would hand-pick musicians for recording and touring under the band name. The album is often cited as the band's best out of the six studio albums.

From 1986 Willy DeVille performed under his own name.

Key band songs include "Spanish Stroll", "Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl", "A" Train Lady, "I Broke That Promise", "Just To Walk That Little Girl Home" and "Love & Emotion"
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Albums

E-ST 11603, 0C 062-85110 Mink DeVille - Trans-Europe Express diseño del album Kraftwerk / Mink DeVille Kraftwerk / Mink DeVille - Trans-Europe Express(LP, Album, MP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records E-ST 11603, 0C 062-85110 UK 1977 Vender esta versión
ST-11631 Mink DeVille - Cabretta diseño del album Mink DeVille Cabretta (Album) Capitol Records ST-11631 US 1977 Vender esta versión
3C 064-85461 Mink DeVille - Return To Magenta diseño del album Mink DeVille Return To Magenta (Album) Capitol Records 3C 064-85461 Italy 1978 Vender esta versión
4XT-11955 Mink DeVille - Le Chat Bleu diseño del album Mink DeVille Le Chat Bleu (Album) Capitol Records 4XT-11955 Canada 1979 Vender esta versión
RKS2 Mink DeVille - The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 2, 1980) diseño del album Robert Klein Featuring Dire Straits / Mink DeVille / Doc Pomus Robert Klein Featuring Dire Straits / Mink DeVille / Doc Pomus - The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 2, 1980)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Froben Production RKS2 US 1980 Vender esta versión
K 450 833 Mink DeVille - Coup De Grâce diseño del album Mink DeVille Coup De Grâce (Album) Atlantic K 450 833 Europe 1981 Vender esta versión
RKRS-15 Mink DeVille - The Robert Klein Radio Show (February 1, 1981) diseño del album Dire Straits / Mink DeVille Dire Straits / Mink DeVille - The Robert Klein Radio Show (February 1, 1981)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Froben Production RKRS-15 US 1981 Vender esta versión
393 Mink DeVille - King Biscuit Flower Hour diseño del album Little River Band / Mink DeVille Little River Band / Mink DeVille - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 393 US 1981 Vender esta versión
---- Mink DeVille - Live Concert diseño del album Mink DeVille Live Concert(2xLP, Album, S/Edition, W/Lbl) Truffaldine Mobil Studios ---- US 1982 Vender esta versión
780 198-4 Mink DeVille - Each Song Is A Beat Of My Heart diseño del album Mink De Ville* Each Song Is A Beat Of My Heart (MiniAlbum) Atlantic 780 198-4 Netherlands 1983 Vender esta versión
78-0115-4 Mink DeVille - Where Angels Fear To Tread diseño del album Mink DeVille Where Angels Fear To Tread (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 78-0115-4 Europe 1983 Vender esta versión
825 776-1 Mink DeVille - Sportin' Life diseño del album Mink DeVille Sportin' Life (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 825 776-1 Brazil 1985 Vender esta versión
PG1210 Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll diseño del album Mink DeVille Spanish Stroll(CD, Album) Witness PG1210 Spain 2005 Vender esta versión
EREDV684 Mink DeVille - Live At Montreux 1982 diseño del album Mink DeVille Live At Montreux 1982 (Album) Eagle Vision, Montreux Sounds EREDV684 Europe 2008 Vender esta versión
REPUK 1209 Mink DeVille - Live at Rockpalast 1978 & 1981 diseño del album Mink DeVille Live at Rockpalast 1978 & 1981(2xCD, Album + DVD, Album, Reg) Repertoire Records REPUK 1209 UK 2014 Vender esta versión

Singles & EPs

CL 15942 Mink DeVille - Little Girl diseño del album Mink DeVille Little Girl (Single) Capitol Records CL 15942 UK 1977 Vender esta versión
CL 15952 Mink DeVille - Cadillac Walk  diseño del album Mink DeVille Cadillac Walk (Single) Capitol Records CL 15952 UK 1977 Vender esta versión
10C 006-85.220 Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll / Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl diseño del album Mink DeVille Spanish Stroll / Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl (Single) Capitol Records 10C 006-85.220 Spain 1977 Vender esta versión
F 4510 Mink DeVille - Little Girl / Cadillac Walk diseño del album Mink DeVille Little Girl / Cadillac Walk (Single) Capitol Records F 4510 New Zealand 1977 Vender esta versión
Promo 4461/PRO-8667 Mink DeVille - Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl diseño del album Mink DeVille Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Capitol Records Promo 4461/PRO-8667 Canada 1977 Vender esta versión
SP 1027 Mink DeVille - One Way Street diseño del album Mink DeVille One Way Street(12", Promo, Blu) Capitol Records SP 1027 France 1977 Vender esta versión
4607 Mink DeVille - Guardian Angel / Easy Slider diseño del album Mink DeVille Guardian Angel / Easy Slider (Single) Capitol Records 4607 Canada 1978 Vender esta versión
CP 614 Mink DeVille - Just Your Friends diseño del album Mink DeVille Just Your Friends (Single) Capitol Records CP 614 New Zealand 1977 Vender esta versión
3C 006-85602, 3C 006 85602 Mink DeVille - Soul Twist diseño del album Mink DeVille Soul Twist (Single) Capitol Records 3C 006-85602, 3C 006 85602 Italy 1978 Vender esta versión
4938 Mink DeVille - Just To Walk That Little Girl  Home diseño del album Mink DeVille Just To Walk That Little Girl Home (Single) Capitol Records 4938 US 1979 Vender esta versión