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The Jumping Jewels - Guitars About Town (1964)

The Jumping Jewels - Guitars About Town (1964)



In the pre-Beatles era (the Fab Four visited The Netherlands in early June 1964), Johnny Lion & The Jumping Jewels were one of the Dutch top bands comparable to England's Cliff Richard & the Shadows. They got together in 1960 when singer Jan van Leeuwarden sat in with The Real Rhythm Rockers, who comprised Hans van Eijk on "bass" (actually a guitar with thick strings) and Frits Tamminga on drums. They decided to start a band together called Johnny & the Jewels. Joop Oonk became their bass player. After some time, Tjibbe Veeloo joined as rhythm guitarist. They came under the guidance of Herman Batelaan, who got The Jewels a recording contract with the mighty Phonogram organization, and released "Wheels" in early 1961 on the Philips label under a new name, The Jumping Jewels. As it later turned out, only lead guitarist Hans van Eijk played on the records, the backing was done by older professional studio musicians like Kees Kranenburg Sr., drummer of the well-known ballroom orchestra The Ramblers. The band mainly released covers or arrangements of existing songs: "Wheels" was a cover of American band The String-A-Longs and the B-side, "Ghost Riders In The Sky", had been recorded by The Ramrods. Other hits were the theme for the motion picture "Exodus", "Mexico" (a US hit by Bob Moore), the tango "Olé Guapa" (first recorded in 1937 by Malando) and "Guitar Tango", a French song first recorded by Dario Moreno & Tino Rossi, which was later also covered by The Shadows (albeit in an acoustic version).

In 1962, Jan van Leeuwarden (renamed Johnny Lion) also started recording and touring with The Jumping Jewels as his backing band. Incidentally, his first single was "My Bonnie" (in Germany a hit by Tony Sheridan & The Beatles). In late '62, drummer Frits Tamminga suffered a nervous breakdown and was temporarily replaced by Kees Kranenburg Jr., son of their studio drummer. In 1963, The Jumping Jewels released their first album, "Jumping High", a sign that facilities and recordings started getting more and more professional. The combo had a string of hits including "Zuyderzee Blues" (originally by The Ramblers), a South-African song called "Africa" and Eddy Christiani's "Wild Geese". Thanks to the parallel success of Johnny Lion, they became one of the Dutch top acts by mid-1963. Around that time, Kees Kranenburg Jr. replaced Tamminga permanently; he would also play on the following Jumping Jewels records. More hits followed, including "Dakota" (which they'd heard on a Shadows album), Allen Toussaint's "Java" and "Irish Washerwoman", an arrangment of an 18th century Irish tune. In early 1964, they recorded a live album with Johnny Lion at Les Galeries in Scheveningen. It included an instrumental version of The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There", a sign the times were changing. The Jumping Jewels had a number 1 hit in Peru - of all places - with this track! And more international success followed when in the spring they did a tour of the Far East, covering Singapore, Malaysia and Pakistan. The domestic success continued with two more hits, "Zambesi" and "Jumping Can Can". They recorded a 10-inch album with background music for DeWolfe Music in England, which since then has become a much sought-after collector's item.

In 1965, manager Batelaan got them into show business by booking them for a season at Circus Boltini. Johnny Lion then completely changed style and recorded a song in Dutch without The Jewels, "Sophietje", which went to Number 1. In the fall of 1965, The Jumping Jewels announced they would start backing Lion's biggest rival, Rob de Nijs, whose backing band The Lords had switched to beat music. However, manager Batelaan went to court for breach of contract, preventing the band from using the name The Jumping Jewels. Meanwhile, Hans van Eijk got an offer for a PR job from Koekoek Musical Instruments (importer of Fender) and accepted. The other Jewels then decided to continue as a beat group called The JayJays. Hans van Eijk played on their first single, but by January 1966, he'd been replaced by Frank Nodelijk (ex-Crescents, to Peter Andrew & the Sapphires) and later Leo Bennink (ex-Mack).

In 1971, a "Best Of The Jumping Jewels" album was released, enabling listeners to hear the band in true stereo for the first time. This LP was so successful that Phonogram decided to release a second volume, and so a "Best Of Johnny Lion & The Jumping Jewels" came out in 1973. It led to Herman Batelaan approaching the former band members to record a new album. However, Joop Oonk was too busy with his management company, Tjibbe Veeloo was not interested and Kees Kranenburg Jr. was recovering from a serious road accident. The resulting album, "Forever Yours" from 1975, was done by Hans van Eijk with Paranova members Ernst van Thiel (d) and Hanno Gerritse (b). Fred Brekelmans played keyboards. The album - produced by Hans van Eijck of The Tee Set, not to be confused with Jewel Hans van Eijk! – was, however, not an album in the old Jumping Jewels style, but a set of modern instrumentals with wah-wah effects and synthesizer sounds. Van Eijk then decided to go on the road on the back of the album (with Brekelmans, Rob Houdt on drums and Johan Korringa on bass). Under his own name Van Eijk released some singles and albums over the years.

In 1985, Johnny Lion and Hans van Eijk did a one-off reunion for a radio show. This led to a full-fledged reunion in 1991 of a line-up of Hans van Eijk, Joop Oonk, Kees Kranenburg Jr. and Leo Bennink (who had never been an actual Jewel, but had been in The JayJays with Oonk and Kranenburg) doing a revival TV show with Johnny Lion. It was then announced The Jumping Jewels would tour and record again, but after one single the project slowly petered out. From the mid-1990s, Johnny Lion & The Jumping Jewels performed at special events with Hans van Eijk, Joop Oonk, Tom op 't Hof (d) and Roy Soeriorosero (g, ex-F.B.I.). They even returned to Singapore in December 2003 (with Kees Kranenburg Jr. on drums again) to revive old times.

Hans van Eijk still tours with a band called The New Jumping Jewels, whose bass player is "Hoss" van Hardeveld (formerly of Unit Gloria). The other members are Ruud Jansen (g) and Henk Doove (d). Of the original members, Joop Oonk is a showbiz manager, Kees Kranenburg Jr. is a jazz drummer and Leo Bennink is still very active, playing with his old band The Black Albinos and a project with former Redbone drummer Peter DePoe. Tjibbe Veeloo left the music business in 1967 and claims he hasn't touched an electric guitar 


The Jumping Jewels - Guitars About Town (1964)



The Phantoms - The Phantoms

The Phantoms  - The Phantoms


The Phantoms  

The Eindhoven Sint Joris Colleague as The Phantoms have their roots. Roald van der Horst, Ad van de Ven en Fred Gundlach leggen de basis voor The Phantoms in 1962. Roald van der Horst, Ad van de Ven and Fred Gundlach made the basis for The Phantoms in 1962. Het eerste optreden is over de grens, in Belgie. The first gig is on the border in Belgium. 


More info from http://egmond.netfirms.com/phantoms.htm

01 Tormmented
02 A Brand New Cadillac
03 Hang On Sloopy
04 Questions
05 International Language
06 Let Them Talk
07 Someday I'm Somebody
08 A Well Respected Man
09 The Idiot
10 It's a lie
11 She Belongs To Me
12 Roadrunner

Bonus 45'
13 After Tomorrow
14 This Hammer
15 I'll Go Crazy
16 I Dream Of You
17 Cool Girls
18 Little Ways
19 Jack The Ripper
20 Little Miss Love

The Phantoms  - The Phantoms

Dave Pike - Manhattan Latin (1964 2004 USA)

Dave Pike - Manhattan Latin (1964 2004 USA)


Dave Pike - Manhattan Latin (1964 2004 USA)

Dave Pike - Manhattan Latin (1964 2004 USA)

Dave Pike - real name: David Samuel Pike. American vibraphonist and marimba player, born on March 23, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, died on October 3, 2015, Del Mar, California. From 1968 until 1973 he worked in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, living in Loosdrecht, The Netherlands.


The Cats - Cats (1968)

The Cats - Cats (1968)

The Cats - Cats (1968)

From Beatman:
The Cats - Cats (1968)
The Cats were a rock band formed in Volendam, Netherlands in 1964. They were active from 1964 until 1985 and had its most successful period from 1968 until 1975. The biggest hit of the band was a song 'One Way Wind', that was released in 38 countries and a top ten number in several of them. In Germany it sold more than a million copies. Also it has been covered by 150 other artists.
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VA - Beat Express

VA - Beat Express


Label: Op Art ‎– OA-MLP 003
Series: Beat Express
Format: Vinyl, 10", Mono, Compilation
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1999
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Volume 01 - Beat Express Brabant

. 01 Chums - She'll Marry Me
. 02 Sound Specials - I Wasn't Satisfied
. 03 Spec's - What's Going On With Me
. 04 Losers - Give Me Time
. 05 Counsellors - I'll Be Your Man
. 06 Comets - Big Boss Man
. 07 Phantoms - After Tomorrow
. 08 Heralds - I Wish I Was Strong
. 09 Spiders - I'm In Love Again!
. 10 4 Pk - Down And Out

Volume 02 - Beat Express Amsterdam Deel 1

. 01  Abc - He Pssst
. 02  The Whiskers - Shakin' All Over
. 03  Penny Wise - Silver Girl
. 04  The Marquees - Call My Name
. 05  Trix & The Paramounts - So In Love
. 06  De Maskers - Inside Looking Out
. 07  The Outsiders - Do You Feel Alright - Live
. 08  Met & Zonder - I Know
. 09  The Lords - Day After Day
. 10  Insect - Pitch Me Out
. 11  The Outsiders - I Don't Care (Live)
. 12  Midnatt Fyran - When You're Lonesome
. 13  Sharks & Me - Buses
. 14  The Outsiders - Happyville

Volume 03 - Beat Express Amsterdam Deel 2

. 01 Mokum Beat Five - Apologize
. 02 Insect - Be Good And Go
. 03 Triffits - Monkey Business
. 04 Triks & The Paramounts - Doe Maar Net Zoals Ik
. 05 Johnny & His Cellar Rockers - Why
. 06 Linda Van Dyck With Boo & The Booboos - Stengun
. 07 Sparklings - Now It's Your Turn To Cry
. 08 Hunters With Peggy March - Too Long Away
. 09 Double Dutch - Double Cross
. 10 Roek Williams & The Fighting Cats - You Walked Away
. 11 Outsiders - Thinking About Today

Volume 04 - Beat Express Kennemerland
 . 01 Selfkick - Gosh! I'm Your Woman, Not Your Wife!
. 02 Bintangs - Please Do Listen
. 03 Hangmen - Hey, Hey, We're The Hangmen
. 04 Clarks - Spanish Fly
. 05 Lazy Bones - I'm Driftin'
. 06 Flux - Come On Kakatoe
. 07 United Five - Go Go Mojo
. 08 Hamlets - It's Autumn
. 09 Black Knights - Little Girl
. 10 Rob Hoeke - Jolita
. 11 Lazy Bones - Big Boss Man
 Volume 05 - Beat Express Utrecht
 . 01 Mods - Baby Please Don't Go
. 02 Rhythms - Everytime
. 03 Don Mercedes & The Improvers - (Willie And The) Hand Jive
. 04 St. John & The Crew - I'm A Man
. 05 Mods - Don't Bring Me Down
. 06 Driftin' Five - Hard-Headed Baby
. 07 The Jets - Worker In The Night
. 08 The Rhythms - Go With Him
. 09 St. John & The Crew - You Belong To Me
. 10 Mods - Brown Paper Sack
. 11 Goldfingers - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son
. 12 Wo - W - Love Is Gone

Volume 06 - Beat Express Westland

. 01 Ripcords - Cry
. 02 Inn - Sect - Let Me Tell You About The Things I Need
. 03 Kwyet - No Time For Tears
. 04 Groovy's - That's My Trouble Now
. 05 Competitors - Long Tall Shorty
. 06 Groep Reza - From Home
. 07 Buddies - I Miss You
. 08 Inn - Sect - Walking In The Rain
. 09 Groep Reza - It's A Shame
. 10 Groovy's - Stop Get A Ticket

Volume 07 - Beat Express Limburg Deel 1

. 01 Flying Condors - Kom Van Dat Dak Af
. 02 Flying Condors - Chip Chip
. 03 Flying Condors - Bei Mi Bist Du Schon
. 04 Flying Condors - For Jeane
. 05 Rockin' Shadows - Any Time
. 06 Rockin' Shadows - The Night
. 07 Rolling Beats - Sweeter Than You
. 08 Rolling Beats - Don't Ask Me Why
. 09 Flashcall - Crying All Day
. 10 Flashcall - Prove It
. 11 Snakes Group - Growing Wiser
. 12 Snakes Group - This Is My Land

Volume 08 - Beat Express Limburg Deel 2

. 01 Entertainers - Little Girl
. 02 Entertainers - Down Home Girl
. 03 Entertainers - It's You
. 04 Entertainers - Crazy Miss Daisy
. 05 Entertainers - Searching
. 06 Entertainers - I'm Sorry Girl
. 07 Skope - Be Mine Again (Piango Con Me)
. 08 Skope - From
. 09 Skope - Stop Quarreling Now
. 10 Sharons - All Of The Time
. 11 Interpreters - Any Time

Volume 09 - Beat Express Zaandam

. 01 John Hatton & The Devotions - I'm Coming Home
. 02 John Hatton & The Devotions - It's A Lie
. 03 Coopers - Didn't I
. 04 Coopers - Not A Bit
. 05 Names & Faces - You're An Old Leaf
. 06 Names & Faces - Keep Smiling
. 07 Teckels - Iko Iko
. 08 Teckels - Save Our Souls
. 09 Coopers - Leave This Man Alone
. 10 John Hatton & The Devotions - I'm Gonna Stay
. 11 John Hatton & The Devotions - I Should Be Ashamed
. 12 John Hatton & The Devotions - To You My Love

Volume 10 - Beat Express Groningen

. 01 Nicky & The Shouts - Don't Be A Fool
. 02 Nicky & The Shouts - It's Time
. 03 Nicky & The Shouts - Tears Inside
. 04 Nicky & The Shouts - Guilty Man
. 05 Nicky & The Shouts - Think
. 06 Nicky & The Shouts - Every Time A New Surprise
. 07 Tykes - Double Crossin' Time
. 08 Tykes - Hey Girl
. 09 Tykes - Rosalee
. 10 Tykes - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
. 11 Tykes - Let's Dance
. 12 Tykes - Green Suzy

Volume 11 - Beat Express Overijssel

. 01 Gamblers - Dead. . .
. 02 Gamblers - Fighting And Crying
. 03 Gamblers - Sinner's Confession
. 04 Gamblers - Don't Worry 'bout Me
. 05 Humbugs - A Little Bit Time
. 06 Humbugs - Go On Home, Little Girl
. 07 White Comets - I Say Yeah!
. 08 Meklight Sisters - Tired Of Waiting
. 09 White Comets - Tell Me Baby Why
. 10 White Comets - Pretty Little Girl
. 11 Honest Men - Every Night And Day
. 12 Honest Men - But Tomorrow

Volume 12 - Beat Express Noordkop

. 01 Marks - Green Sleeves
. 02 Marks - Now She Cries
. 03 Marks - Out Of My Mind
. 04 Marks - High Heel Sneakers
. 05 Marks - I'll Never Do
. 06 Marks - Come On Baby
. 07 Peps - I Found Out
. 08 Peps - Foolish Day
. 09 Typhoons - One Lost Love
. 10 Typhoons - Why Should I Be Angry
. 11 Alleycats - You Went Away
. 12 Alleycats - All The Things

Volume 13 - Beat Express Den Haag

. 01 Group 1850 - Mother No Head (French)
. 02 Magic Strangers - I'm A Kingbee
. 03 The Shane - Lady Bountifull
. 04 The Key - I See Your Image
. 05 Chapter Ii - Seven Dimes
. 06 Mack - All My Hope Is Gone
. 07 The Scarlets - Now I Know
. 08 The Alligators - I'm On The Run
. 09 Jenny & The Rascals - That's A Man's Way
. 10 The Black Albino's - Shakin' All Over
. 11 The Timebreakers - Blue Turns To Grey
. 12 Q65 - You Are The Victor - Live
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The Jumping Jewels - Guitars About Town (1964)The Phantoms  - The Phantoms Dave Pike - Manhattan Latin (1964 2004 USA)The Cats - Cats (1968)VA - Beat Express

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