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Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad

Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad


One of the strangest and best Dutch bands of the mid-'60s, Les Baroques always seemed out of synch with the real world. They had a French name, a lead singer with an obviously anglicized pseudonym (Gary O'Shannon, real name Gerard Schoenaker), and played R&B-tinged pop-rock with odd streaks of European folk tunes and corny orchestral arrangements. Their reputation hinges chiefly upon their first four singles and self-titled 1966 LP, all recorded with O'Shannon before the singer left the group at the end of 1966. At his best, O'Shannon could sound like a less polished, neurotic version of Van Morrison, delivering songs that, like much Dutch beat of the mid-'60s, were sullen and minor-keyed. Les Baroques took this moodiness to extremes, however, in cuts like "Silky" and "Summer Beach," which had a dreamlike sheen and forlorn, doomed atmosphere. At other times, they espoused an earthier, R&B-based sound more in line with some British groups of the time, especially in the sharp organ riffs; "She's Mine" closely approximates Them's ballads, while "O, O, Baby Give Me That Show" is a good Animals clone. "Such a Cad," a weird punky number that was, like several of their 45s, embellished with bassoon (!) fills, was a big Dutch hit in 1966. But after one more fine single, the typically inscrutable "I'll Send You to the Moon," O'Shannon had to leave the band for military service. Les Baroques did continue for five more singles and a second LP with Michel van Dijk as lead singer, but it wasn't the same, although the first two singles with this lineup, "Working on a Tsing Tsang" and "Bottle Party," were acceptably twisted pop numbers.

Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad (2015)

Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad

Thanks Lora !




The Hunters - The Complete Hunters

The Hunters - The Complete Hunters



The Hunters was the first group which brought Akkerman success outside Amsterdam. His virtuoso guitar lick in their hit single, "Russian spy and I" brought him instant recognition all over Holland. At about this time, aged 18, he recorded his first album, "Talent for sale". This album mainly consists of covers of famous R&B and rock'n'roll hits such as "What'd I say", "Green Onions" and "Mercy Mercy".


Formed 1965, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Disbanded 1968

Members

Jan Akkerman (guitar), Paul Hubert (guitar, vocals), Sidney Wachtel (drums), Ron Bijtelaar (bass, 1966-68)

Related Artists Breakaway, Dimitri, Ginger Ale, Johnny & His Cellar Rockers, The Marquees, De Maskers 

The Hunters - The Complete Hunters

The Hunters - The Complete Hunters

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)


Group $oall

Formed 1967, Hillegom, Netherlands
Disbanded 1969

Members:
Kees van der Elst (vocals), Aad Maas (guitar, keyboards), Martin van der Valk (guitar), Harry Maas (bass), Koos van der Wolf (drums)
Also Known As
The Rocking Stars, Tommy Clifford & The Applicants, Jerry & The Applicants, J. and the A’s

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)


Recordings from Amsterdam, May 1967:

A1.Follow the Man
A2.By My Side
A3.Will You Teach Me How to Love
A4.Adation

Recordings from The Hague, February 1967:

B1.Stephanie
B2.Will You Teach Me How to Love
B3.Well, I Am a Boy
B4.Adation

By My Side

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)


Format : Vinyl,Mini LP,10"

Label : Misty Lane Records
Pressing : MISTY 048 
Year : 1999
Comment : GROUP $OALL are a true nederbeat legend,one of those pretty obscure acts that were known in between ecord collectors for their haunting moody beat rarities,all compiled here together for the first timeLimited to 700 hand-numbered copies. 

The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)

The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)



Members:

John Coenen : basgitaar, gitaar, mondharmonika, zang
Loek van Heijster : drums
Michel Nita : basgitaar, flugelhorn, gitaar, percussie, piano, trompet, zang
René Innemee : dobro, gitaar, bouzoucky, zang
Jan Franssen : drums, zang
Fred Limpens : gitaar, trompet, zang
Floor Minnaert : fluit, saxofoon, toetsinstrumenten, zang
Andre Smith : basgitaar
Pie Limpens :
saxofoons
Hammy Lipsch :
saxofoons, clarinet, fluit 


De groep The Walkers ontstond in 1963 uit The Mosam Skiffle Group. Met popmuziek met skiffle-accent en zang van Jean Innemee hadden The Walkers een geheel eigen sound. Hun song There's no more corn (on the brasos) bereikte hoge plaatsen op hitlijsten over de hele wereld. Met de komst van René Innemee in 1973 veranderde de stijl van The Walkers in de richting country. De groep bleef echter succesvol.

Muzikanten van The Walkers wonnen in 1977 samen met die van The Classics & Rainbow het eerste Limburgs Vastelaovesleedjes Konkoer. Het winnende liedje Vaan Eysde tot de Mookerhei is sindsdien een carnavalshit gebleven.

Eind 1979 hielden The Walkers op te bestaan. In een gewijzigde bezetting ging de band als The Press verder.

Lees de volledige biografie hier :

The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)

The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)

The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)


Dutch rock band the Cats were popular during the late '60s and early '70s, releasing a bunch of English-language hits and full-length albums during this peak period. Founded in the mid-'60s in Volendam, the Netherlands, the band was comprised of Cees Veerman (vocals, guitar; born October 6, 1943), Piet Veerman (vocals, guitar; born March 1, 1943), Jaap Schilder (guitar, piano; born January 9, 1943), Arnold Muhren (bass; born January 28, 1944), and Theo Klouwer (drums; born June 30, 1947). The Cats made their album debut in 1967 with Cats as Cats Can, and at least one new album followed each year until the swan song release The End of the Show (1980). Some of the band's most popular hits include "Times Were When" (1968), "Lea" (1968), "Why" (1969), "Scarlet Ribbons" (1969), "Marian" (1969), "Magical Mystery Morning" (1970), "Where Have I Been Wrong?" (1970), "One Way Wind" (1971), "Let's Dance" (1972), "There Has Been a Time" (1972), "Let's Go Together" (1973), "Maribaja" (1973), "Rock 'n' Roll" (1973), "Be My Day" (1974), and "Come Sunday" (1974). The popularity of the Cats declined sharply during the mid-'70s, and the band ultimately broke up in 1979. Piet Veerman subsequently embarked on a solo career, releasing the album Back to You (1980), but didn't experience solo success until 1987, when he released the eponymous album Piet Veerman and the smash hit single "Sailin' Home." Following the band's breakup in 1980, the Cats reunited from time to time, and their greatest hits were compiled time and time again on a long list of best-of collections.

The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)


John Lamers with Cees and his Skyliners - The Story Of...


 Original 1960s Indo Rock made in the Netherlands! 


The Story Of .... a complete overview by John Lamers with Cees and His Skyliners. 28 great rock 'n roll oldies. including many hit singles like for example Crazy Love.









The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967


Hans Hollestelle sologitaar 
Martin Dubbeldam vocals 
Martin Bijlard percussion guitar (overl.) 
Jan Hollestelle bass guitar, vocals 
Ruud Kleijn drums, vocals 

The Torero's from Hilversum was one of the most successful guitars from the Gooi. 
The group, which was founded from the school desks on 1 October 1960, initially operated under the names Peter and his Dynamites and (Peter Welch and) The Flying Arrows. The first line-up consisted of Hans Hollestelle (solo guitar), Jaap de Hoog (percussion guitar), Peter Langhorst (vocals) and Ruud Kleijn (drums). Singer Peter Langhorst called himself Peter Welch. The boys played on self-build guitars and still without a bass guitarist. Jan Hollestelle, at first too young to join the group, later assumed the role of bass guitarist. The talented musicians Hans and Jan Hollestelle had a musical background: their father was the well-known bass baritone David Hollestelle.



The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

In het voorprogramma van The Beatles (Blokker, juni 1964)


The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

Vlnr Jan Lambeck, Jan Hollestelle, Hans Thijssen, Hans Hollestelle, Jan Cressent 
(laatste bezetting van The Torero's, vanaf 25 juli 1966 tot medio 1967)

1963 Valley rider/Surfside (RCA 47.9465)
I'll never get over you/She  was my love (RCA 47.9481)
Manha de carnival/Beatnik time (RCA 47.9514)
1964 Desperado/Sentimental sunset (RCA 47.9555)
1965 Talkin'the blues/Fried eggs (RCA 47.9596)
1966 Baldheaded woman/As tears go by (RCA 47.9652)
Daddy loves baby/Come (Decca AT 10.221)
1967 Lost upon you/Everything's gonna be allright (Decca AT 10.244)
Mexicanas/Lucille (Decca AT 10.271)


The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

Thanks Jancy !


The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions' first two LPs are combined onto one CD on this 2001 Pseudonym reissue, with the addition of seven bonus tracks (all but one from non-LP 1965-1966 singles). All but one of the dozen songs on the Motions' debut LP, Introduction to the Motions, were penned by Robbie van Leeuwen, their reliance upon original material in itself setting them apart from many non-British European bands. It's fair but derivative mainstream British Invasion-style rock, neither too pop nor too R&B-oriented. Van Leeuwen gets into Continental-style mordant folk music on "I'll Follow the Sun" (not the Beatles song) and attractive beat balladry on "No Matter Where You Run." But usually this is brash rock with echoes of both Merseybeat and early mod rock (some Kinks influences are especially evident). It's simultaneously moody and exuberant, yet a little anonymous-sounding, the best and most tuneful track being "For Another Man." In comparison with their brasher debut album, Their Own Way was disappointingly sluggish and subdued. The emphasis was on rather lethargic soul-rock ballads, as if songwriter Ronnie van Leeuwen was trying to find something that would get the same chart success as (better) British singers of the time such as the Walker Brothers. "Why Don't You Take It" was a pretty obvious attempt to capture a Drifters-like mood, and though the group occasionally got into a bluesy mode, the sound was surprisingly thin and the execution rather perfunctory. The biggest problem was that the songs weren't memorable, with the notable exception of the scorching "Everything That's Mine," now enshrined on the Nuggets 2 box set. That track is a mod masterpiece with screeching guitar that's just as exciting as the early Who or Small Faces, and its appearance at the very end of the album is downright shocking, blowing the rest of the set out the window. The bonus tracks aren't too exciting or notable; the only one not taken from a non-LP 45 is a previously unreleased stereo version of a song from Their Own Way, "You've Hurt Yourself."

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)


The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)


Les Baroques - The Complete Collection (1965-1968)

Les Baroques - The Complete Collection (1965-1968)

Les Baroques - The Complete Collection (1965-1968)



Formed : 1965 // Baarn, Netherlands 
Disbanded : 1969 
Members : Frank Muyser (guitar, mouth organ, saxophone), Gerard Schoenaker (vocals), Hans van Emden (guitar), Raymond van Geytenbeek (vocals, drums), René Krijnen (keyboards), Robin Muyser (bass), Bart Terlaak (drums), Ferdi Karmelk (guitar, vocals), Jan Dankmeijer (bass), Michel van Dijk (vocals)

One of the strangest and best Dutch bands of the mid-'60s, Les Baroques always seemed out of sync with the real world. They had a French name, a lead singer with an obviously anglicized pseudonym (Gary O'Shannon, real name Gerard Schoenaker), and played R&B-tinged pop/rock with odd streaks of European folk tunes and corny orchestral arrangements. Their reputation hinges chiefly upon their first four singles and self-titled 1966 LP, all recorded with O'Shannon before the singer left the group at the end of 1966. At his best, O'Shannon could sound like a less polished, neurotic version of Van Morrison, delivering songs that, like much Dutch beat of the mid-'60s, were sullen and minor-keyed. Les Baroques took this moodiness to extremes, however, in cuts like "Silky" and "Summer Beach," which had a dreamlike sheen and forlorn, doomed atmosphere. At other times, they espoused an earthier, R&B-based sound more in line with some British groups of the time, especially in the sharp organ riffs; "She's Mine" closely approximates Them's ballads, while "O, O, Baby Give Me That Show" is a good Animals clone.

"Such a Cad," a weird punky number that was, like several of their 45s, embellished with bassoon fills, was a big Dutch hit in 1966. But after one more fine single, the typically inscrutable "I'll Send You to the Moon," O'Shannon had to leave the band for military service. Les Baroques did continue for five more singles and a second LP with Michael Van Dijk as lead singer, but it wasn't the same, although the first two singles with this lineup, "Working on a Tsing Tsang" and "Bottle Party," were acceptably twisted pop numbers.

Группа образовалась в 1959 году в городке Baarn,в Голландии и выступала под названиями Modern Teenage Quartet и Hurricane Combo. В 1965 году они меняют название на Les Baroques и записывают несколько очень неплохих синглов. В начале 1966 года сингл ''Such a Cad''попадает в top 40 Голландии,а через два месяца ''I Know'' возглавляет чарт и становится самым известным хитом группы.
Группа в это время играет американский garage с фузующей гитарой и отличным органом. Осенью 1966 года выходит первый одноименный альбом группы и призван в армию певец Gerard Schoenmakers. Альбом возглавил голландский хит-парад и был популярен в Германии,Бельгии и ещё некоторых европейских странах.
А в группе начались проблемы с составом,в составе прошло за два года более 15 человек. B 1969 группа распалась. Оставшиеся участники образовали группу ISLAND.

Les Baroques - The Complete Collection (1965-1968)

The Complete Collection, although featuring entirely different artwork, is musically identical to the 1995 two-CD set Such a Cad: The Complete Story of Les Baroques. It contains every track Les Baroques ever released, with the exception of their final B-side, 1968's "Pardon Me, I Think I'm Falling in Love." It should stand as the definitive record of one of Holland's best 1960s bands, but is marred by some imperfections. First, there's no getting around the fact that the material comprising disc two -- all recorded after the departure of original lead singer Gary O'Shannon -- is far inferior to the first half of the set. In addition, some of the mixes are different from those heard on vinyl releases, and not necessarily better; the Them-like "She's Mine," their finest song, is missing the horns for some reason, for instance. Nonetheless, disc one, covering the era in which O'Shannon was lead singer and principal songwriter, is a standout in the annals of Continental 1960s rock, with its twisted, somber variations of the organ-R&B-pop sound of Them and the Animals. Other than the singles "Working on a Tsjing-Tsjang" and "Bottle Party," disc two could be the work of a different band, as Les Baroques plod through mediocre blue-eyed soul, pleasantly unmemorable flower-power tunes, and sub-British pop/rock variations. Like Such a Cad: The Complete Story of Les Baroques, this has no liner notes in either Dutch or English, although this has a slightly more detailed discography than the 1995 set.
На этом диске представлено практически все творчество группы.


VA - Nederbeat DownbeatLes Baroques ‎– Such A CadThe Hunters - The Complete HuntersGroup $oall - By My Side (1967)The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)John Lamers with Cees and his Skyliners -  The Story Of...The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)Les Baroques - The Complete Collection (1965-1968)

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