Met blijdschap geven wij kennis
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Among the Dutch reli records, that Pieter Dorrenboom sent me a few days ago, are also some LP’s. The LP, “Met blijdschap geven wij kennis”, made by Jo Smit & Maarten de Groot, turned out to be a real treasure within this genre.
I already had another LP by this duo, and that is a spectacular document too, but this LP is even better. The lyrics are hard core Christianity, but far more original than any other record that I have heard in this field. The voice of Jo Smit is a bit cabaretesque, and the electronic organ, that Maarten de Groot plays, tops it off in a way that is rare for Dutch reli music.
Here is a song from this LP, and I could have picked at least four other songs that are equally as good:
Here is another song, to prove what I am saying: