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

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

jamlist@berlin-basement.com

Thanks for your help,
Chris

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
  • 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
  • Romain Vincente (percussion) a few times since 2012 : 22
  • 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