The 17 Hippies Jam List

The Jamlist tries to keep track of all those great musicians that
- one time or another – have played with 17 Hippies.

Now this is where YOU come in, because …
If you have any additional information, please let me know!

jamlist@berlin-basement.com

Thanks for your help,
Chris

P.S.: Figures following names refer to the discography at the bottom of the list.

The Band

... as seen live on stage in 2014.

  • Antje Henkel (clarinet, tenor sax, recorder) since 1996 : all, except 8 & 13
  • Christopher Blenkinsop (strings, vocals & production) since 1995 : all
  • Daniel Friedrichs (violin, mandolin) since 2004: all since 8, except 13
  • Daniel “Danda” Cordes (bass) since 2009 : 18, 19 & 22
  • Dirk Trageser (guitar, hammer dulcimer, vocals) since 1997 : all, except 13 & 18
  • Elmar Gutmann (trumpet, flugelhorn) since 1996 : all, except 13 & 18
  • Henry Notroff (clarinet) since 1997 : all, except 713 & 18
  • Kerstin Kaernbach (violin, musical saw) since 2003 : all since 7, except 13 & 18
  • Kiki Sauer (accordion, reed organ, vocals) since 1995 : all
  • Lutz “Lüül” Ulbrich (banjo, ukulele, guitar) since 1995 : all, except 13
  • Romain Vincente (percussion)  part of tour band since 2014 : 22
  • Uwe Langer (trombone, horns, tuba, trumpet) since 1998 : all since 2
  • Volker “Kruisko” Rettmann (accordion, percussion) since 1999 : all since 5

Family & Friends

The following people have occasionally played, or worked with the band. Some have had guest appearances, some were part of the band for a certain time ...

  • Adrian Rovatkay (dulcian) once or twice in 1999
  • Alexander Roesler (viola) : often from 1996 to 2001 : 1 – 4
  • Alice Burguière (bass) once in 2005. As part of Les Ogres de Barback : 18
  • Aly Keita (balafon) : 22
  • Andrea “Andreschka” Großmann (trombone) often from 1996 to 2001 : 1 – 4
  • Andrea Schneider (trombone) once, (vocals) once or twice since 2000
  • Andreas Dresen (guitar) a few times since 2001
  • Ania Clarissa Gürke (violin) fairly regularly from 1997 to 1999 : 1 – 4
  • Anna-Katharina Kaufmann (violin, viola) : 2000 – 2004 : 5 – 79 & 10
  • Anthony „Drumtan“ Ward (drums) WOMADelaide, and WOMAD, NZ in 2011
  • Antje Jäckstedt (alto sax) a few times in 1996
  • Axel Prahl (guitar, vocals) a few times since 2001
  • Aymeric Nager (accordion) a few times in 1995, he never made it to the stage
  • Ben (bass) a few times during shows with Issey Ogata in Tokyo in 2006
  • Bernhard Kruppke (violin) from 1996 to 2004 : 1 – 10, except 8
  • Bob Brozman (slide guitar) once, during WOMAD, NZ in 2011
  • Bob Romanowski (gong) once, for a legendary performance in 1996
  • Boris Bell (drums) with Sexy Ambient in 2003 : 7, 22
  • Carsten Dane (sampling, toy piano) all Sexy Ambient gigs : since 1998 : 7
  • Carsten Wegener (bass & a lot of sound stuff) since 1995 : all, except 18, 19 & 21
  • Christian Kaya (clarinet) once or twice in 2000
  • Christian Hartje (guitar) a couple of times round about 1998
  • Christoph Waltz (accordion) 2003 in German TV movie “Tigeraugen sehen besser!”
  • Copa Camara (djembe) : 22
  • David Greely (violin) 2008 in Lafayette, recorded a unreleased tune in 2010
  • Dominque Horwitz (vocals) sang Marlène with the band in 2008
  • Elyas Khan (vocals) a few times since 2009 : 22
  • Erwan Naumur (guitar, and vocals) a few times since 2006
  • Fabia Romais (trombone) very occasionally in 1997 & 1998
  • Fabian Hinrichs (vocals, reading) once on stage in 2000
  • Fabrizio Cammerata (guitar, vocals) once in Palermo in 2010
  • Faiz Ali Faiz (vocals) once during WOMADelaide, and once WOMAD, NZ both in 2011
  • Felix Sauer (viola, dance instructor) a few times in the late nineties (see end of 11)
  • Franck Gelibert (piano) once during a France Inter recording in 2008
  • Frank “El” Schneider (balalaika, vocals on 7) since 1997 : 1 – 79 & 1019
  • Fred Burguière, sings a duet with Kiki on 20
  • Gabi Maria Schmeide (vocals) a few times on stage 2002 – 2004 : 5
  • Gilad Reichenthal (drums) : 22
  • Gregor Fuhrmann (cello) recordings since 2010 : 19, 21 & 22
  • Guido Kensbock (guitar) 2001 & 2002  : 5
  • Hans Schuhmann (hammer dulcimer) a few times 2000 – 2005
  • Harald Grosskopf (percussion) regularly 1998, a few times since : 2 – 4, 10, 22
  • Horace Andy (vocals) once during WOMADelaide, and once WOMAD, NZ both in 2011
  • Ingela Schwinge (violin) a few times in 1996 & 1997
  • Issey Ogata (vocals, lyrics) a few times since 2006
  • Jacques Métivier (accordion) once in 2002
  • Jakob Ilja (electric guitar, mandolin) : since 1997 : 2 – 71011 & 14
  • Jan Tillmann Schade (cello) 2006, and again for HHT 2010
  • Janek Siegele (remix) „Ifni“ for 10 in 2005
  • Jeannie McLerie (violin) jumped on stage in 2010
  • Jens Domberg (trombone, horn, trumpet) played often from 1999 to 2004 : 22
  • Joachim Dette (bass) a couple of times : 2000 – 2002
  • Joachim Litty (bass clarinet) a couple of times on stage since 2007 : 16
  • Johanna Priem (cello) a few times in 1995
  • Johannes Kevenhörster (clarinet, oboe) : since 2000 : 9 – 1114 & 16
  • Johannes Leis (tenor sax, flutes) since 2002 : 7, 22
  • Johnny Kalsi (percussion) a few times since 2007
  • Jürgen “Meduli” Michelly (violin, instrument building) : since 1996 : 1 – 9
  • Jürgen “Speedy” Schäfer (bass, mandola) : since 1999 : 9 & 1017, 19 – 22
  • Karin Ludewig (accordion) a few weeks in 2000
  • Katja Braun (viola) : 22
  • Katja Bruisch (violin) often from 2000 to 2002 : 5 – 10, except 8
  • Ken Keppeler (violin) jumped on stage in 2010
  • Klaus Janek (bass) a few times for the Sexy Ambient shows in 2003 : 7
  • Klaus Wagner (producer, percussion, and much more) since 1998 : all, except 8
  • Kogure Miwazow (chin-dong) : once in 2002, once in 2006
  • Leolo Kebuz (vocals, guitar) quite often from 2004 to 2007 : 8, 20
  • Liron Yariv (cello) : 22
  • Marc Ribot (electric guitar) for their joint album in 2006 : 12
  • Marco Timlin (drums) a few times for some Sexy Ambient shows in 1999
  • Mark Rubin (tuba) once in 1998 during a recorded KUT radio show in Austin, Tx : 2
  • Max Weissenfeldt (drums) : 22
  • Michael „Moe” Jaksch (bass, zither, electric guitar) : since 2000 : 9 – 1114, 22
  • Nano Stern (vocals) once in 2010 for a show at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin
  • Niall Keppie (tenor sax) 1996 – 1997, first ever recorded 17 Hippies solo on 2
  • Nitin Sawhney (guitar, piano) WOMADelaide, and WOMAD, NZ both in 2011
  • Oki Sauer (cello) during the first ever gig with more than 3 musicians in 1995
  • Oona Meyer (harp) a few times since 2010
  • Paul Brody (trumpet) Down under  tour 2011, Mexico 2012 and here and there
  • Pauline Boeykens (tuba) : 22
  • Patrick Votrian (trombone, tuba) a few times in 2007
  • Petra Rosemann (viola, hurdy gurdy, flute, voc) : 1997 to 2001 : 1 – 69 & 10
  • Pierre Bloch (violin) once in 2002
  • Pierre Carré (vocals) once in Paris in 1999
  • Raphael Bord (oud) once in 2009, (violin) occasionally : 8
  • Reinhard „Koma” Lüderitz (pipes & perc) : 1995 to 2001 : 1 – 10, except 8
  • Richard Lornac (piano) once during a France Inter recording in 2009
  • Richard Pappik (drums) once in 2003 : 7
  • Rike Lau (cello) : always from 1996 to 2011 : 1 – 17, 19 & 20
  • Robert Cummings (drums, electronics) all Sexy Ambient gigs since 1998 : 7
  • Roger Schaffrath (electric guitar) twice in 1999 & 2000
  • Roman Sassigneux (clarinet) once in 2006
  • Sarah Savoy (washboard) 2010 in England
  • Stani Vana (DJ) once in 2006, once in 2007 : 13
  • Silke „Frau Schmitt“ Volland (violin) 2002 – 2006 : 9 - 1114, 22
  • Sören Birke (blues harp, duduk) a few times since 2005 : 11, 14, 16, 22
  • Steffan Stoppok (vocals) once or twice in 2006, once in 2014
  • Stefff Gotkovski (vocals) a few times since 1997
  • Stephan Gatti (lap steel, pedal steel) a couple of times since 2003 : 7
  • Stéphane Bertholio (guitar, vocals) very occasionally since 2001 : 9 & 10
  • Suleyman Celik (darbuka) : 22
  • Sven Regener (trumpet) twice during the 1998 „Guinness Book world record tour“
  • Tari Tarkanen (electric guitar) a few times in 1998
  • Tunji Beier (percussion) WOMAD, NZ in 2011 : 22
  • Vivian Lee (vocals) a few times on stage in China and Berlin since 2008
  • Vladimir Miller (clarinet) recordings since 2010 : 19, 21
  • Volker Greve (vibraphone, producer) since 2002 : 5 - 101719, 22
  • Ulla Beneke (clarinet) occasionally from 1996 to 1998 : 1 – 4
  • Wataru Ohkuma (clarinet) once in 2002, once in 2006
  • Werner Hofmeister (percussion) once or twice : 2000
  • Werner Lützow (trombone, euphonium, tuba) often from 1996 to 2004 : 2 – 6
  • Wolfgang Becker (guitar) a couple of times in 1999
  • Wolfgang Böttcher (cello) once in 2005

Playing with other Bands & Artists

Occasionally the band has played, and jammed with whole groups or bands.

  • Boom Pam (Tel Aviv) a few times since 2008
  • Clem Clempson & Stoppok All Stars in 2014
  • De Kift (Amsterdam) a few times in 2007
  • Deladap! (Vienna) a few times since 2006 : 13
  • Deutsches Theater Ensemble (Berlin) often from 2007 to 2009
  • Djamawi Africa (Algiers) once in 2008
  • Dhoad Gypsies (Rajasthan) twice in 2007
  • Drumtrainer Berlin : 22
  • Gangstagrass (New York) in 2013
  • Hurlements d’Léo (Bordeaux) often since 2004 : 8, 20
  • Ogres de Barback (Paris) a few times since 2004 : 18, 20
  • Sign of Thyme (Amman) once in 2009
  • Zirkus Cabuwazi (Berlin) quite a few times since 2004

Discography

  • 1 : 1997 : Rock’n'Roll 13 / LP
  • 2 : 1998 : Texas Radio / Cassette (very rare)
  • 3 : 1999 : Wer ist das? / CD
  • 4 : 1999 : Berlin Style / CD (basically made up of 1 & 3
  • 5 : 2002 : Halbe Treppe (OST) / CD
  • 6 : 2002 : Sirba / CD (made up of 3 & 5, with extra tracks)
  • 7 : 2003 : Sexy Ambient Hippies / CD
  • 8 : 2004 : Hardcore Trobadours / EP (with Les Hurlements d’Léo)
  • 9 : 2004 : Ifni / CD
  • 10 : 2005 : Ifni Ifni / CD (basically the same as 9, with extra tracks)
  • 11 : 2005 : Live in Berlin / DVD
  • 12 : 2006 : Play Guitar / CD feat. Marc Ribot
  • 13 : 2006 : Lautlos / Single (with Deladap!)
  • 14 : 2006 : Live in Berlin / CD (almost the same track-list as 11
  • 15 : 2006 : Kasimir & Karoline / EP (rare)
  • 16 : 2007 : Heimlich / CD & LP
  • 17 : 2009 : El Dorado / CD & LP
  • 18 : 2009 : Papiuschka Polka / (track with Les Ogres de Barback)
  • 19 : 2011 : Phantom Songs / CD & LP : 2011 : Phantom Songs / CD & LP
  • 20 : 2013 : 17 Hippies chantent français / CD (compilation of French songs)
  • 21 : 2013 : Titus träumt / CD (album for children)
  • 22 : 2014 : Biester / CD & LP