Rumpf, Inga & Friends
She wrote pop history with the City Preachers folk group and the rock groups Frumpy and Atlantis. Her dark, smoky voice became her trademark and she is “Germany's only world-class rock and soul singer” (Rolling Stone):Inga Rumpf. The singer and songwriter from Hamburg looks back on her 40 year career. A grandiose anniversary which she is celebrating at the one and only “Rockpalast” event with the theme: “Back To The Roots”.
Inga Rumpf's musical roots lie in the gospel and soul music of American female singers. Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday inspired her and first led her to the City Preachers from Hamburg. When the beat and rock wave from Britain swept over Hamburg, Inga formed the New City Preachers with the French pianist Jean-Jacques Kravetz, the base player Karl-Heinz Schott and the drummer Udo Lindenberg which formed under the band name Frumpy (1970). “How The Gypsy Was Born” did not only became Frumpy’s most popular song but also became a hymn for a whole rock generation.
The typical and almost inflationary fluctuation of musicians in German bands in the 60s and 70s did not bother Frumpy, which then became Atlantis in 1972. Inga also gave this group an unmistakable stamp with her distinctive voice and her song writing qualities (“Friends”, “It’s Getting Better”). The real high point for Atlantis: touring the US in the summer of 1975 with Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd! Inga & Band played to sold out stadiums.
In view of such an exceptional career, looking forward and looking back is full of special moments. Jean-Jacques Kravetz, Inga's musical twin is part of this and makes the “Rockpalast” concert so unique.
|1. Let's Get On The Road Again|
|2. Get On Board|
|3. Rock 'n' Roll Preacher|
|4. Indian Rope Man|
|6. It's A Man's World|
|7. Undercover Agent For The Blues|
|8. Come And Go|
|9. No Cross - No Crown|
|10. How The Gipsy Was Born|
|11. Goin' To The Country|
|12. Backwater Blues|
|13. My Life Is A Boogie|