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Little Macho Music, a fan project for Jacques Fred Petrus
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The BB&Q Band
The BB&Q Band, singles and specials
Change
Change - singles and specials
High Fashion
Macho
Midnight Gang
Peter Jacques Band
Revanche
Rudy
Silence2 featuring Gordon Grody
The Ritchie Family
Zinc
Other productions and co-productions
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Welcome!

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This is a fan site dedicated to the works of Jacques Fred Petrus. Together with Mauro Malavasi and a large number of talented studio musicians from Italy and New York, he created and produced classic 80’s dance music acts like Change, BB&Q Band, Peter Jacques Band and The Ritchie Family. Also known as The Goody Music Orchestra, or Little Macho Music, their brand of disco stood out for its sophistication and originality.

 

Jacques Fred Petrus' music had a very recognizable and unique style, which was the result of blending European and New York dance music influences. Most of the music tracks were written and recorded in Italy, and then mastered and finished in New York. The vocals were recorded in New York as well, using the very finest session singers. The most well known of these is of course Luther Vandross, but others included Gwen Guthrie, Melis'sa Morgan, Alyson Williams and Kashif.

On this site you will find an overview of all their releases, historical facts and figures, and links to related webcontent.

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We will feature information on all productions that Jacques Fred Petrus was involved with, and list all album releases with artwork. Included are (in alphabetical order):

 

BB&Q Band

Change

The Goody Music Orchestra

High Fashion

Macho

Midnight Gang

Peter Jacques Band

Revanche

Rudy

Silence 2 featuring Gordon Grody

The Ritchie Family

Zinc

 

Where we could, we have included Billboard USA chart listings, as well as Dutch chart listings. If you have any chart data you would like included, please contact me (see contact link on this page).
 
Under the "Other Productions & Co-Productions" chapter, we have listed some of the more obscure one-off's that JFP was involved with. In the Change section you can also find a list of cover versions of original Jacques Fred Petrus produced compositions.

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If you would like to share any information for inclusion, or if you have anything to sell or trade related to the music on these pages, please send me an email.

I would like to thank Giovanni "The Vinyl Doctor" Salti, Bruce "Graham Start" Bartlett, Bernard "Bernie" Lopez, Ron "NickNack" Nicholson, Sal "Salsoul" and Marina Salzano, Kevin Brown, Ron Steusfij, Karl "Discomuc" Steinmetz, Andreas Wenzler, Eddy as well as Patrick Lejeune from Holland, Joerg from Germany, Glenn George Rivera and especially Francis Depuydt and Patrik Anderson for helping to complete the information on these pages.

The content on these pages have been made for the sole purpose of them being a fan tribute. If you have any (legal) objection to (any part of) the contents of these pages, please contact me via emial.
 
Please bear with me while I build this site. I will add pages as and when I have time... or inspiration :-)
 
Any suggestions? Please email me: see the 'contact' link for my email address. You will also find a little bit more about me there.
 
Thanks,
 
Maarten