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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

In my wall of records are about ten records with this sleeve:
You have to read the small print to find out, but these flexi-records are advertisement records. At least, untill it is proven wrong, I file them under advertisement records. These ”Royal Disques” were sold/given away in the 60’s by Wehkamp, a Dutch post order warehouse. On most of the records that I have you can hear the same band: Kid Orbis & sein Orchester. Oder sein Sextett. Not all songs are instrumental jazz songs, although many are.
But there are a few exceptions, like the record with Dina van Beeren as lead singer, accompanied by Den Rockies. They do something that probably was meant to appeal to a more rock’n’roll oriented audience. All the vocal songs are in german, but Dina van Beeren was a Dutch singer. At least, that was told to me by Henri Smeets, who has a Dutch rock’n’roll archive. Fifteen years ago I traded records and cassettes with him, but I have lost contact around the time that CDr’s replaced tapes. I do have some CDr’s that he recorded, but most of the music i got from Henri is on tapes. All with obscure Dutch rock’n’roll records. When I tried to find his archive site, I first couldn’t find it: all I could find was info about Henri’s own musical career. He didn’t sing or play guitar when I was in contact with him, but I remember that he told me that he began learning to play guitar. When I heard his first demo’s, eight years ago or so, I was not very enthusiast. This guy seemed way too old and too lame tome to make the kind of rock’n’roll that was the basis for our contact. In fact, I didn’t have the courage to say the truth to him. So I was very surprised to hear excerpts from his new CD: he has become far better than I ever expected and I was almost jealous when I listened to the excerpts of his recordings. You can hear them if you go here and then scroll about fifteen minutes to halfway of the page. I tried to find out how I could order the CD, but I gave up after half an hour. The site is like a labyrinth! But I do want that CD, so if you can tell me where I can get it, please do.
Anyway, Henri told me that Dina van Beeren was Dutch. I tried to check that tonight, but I couldn’t find ANY info on her. Neither on Kid Orbis or the Royal Disques label or any of the other bands on the Wehkamp flexi-records that I have. Very strange. Maybe I just have a bad day?
Here is Dina van Beeren mit den Rockies, singing ”Yes you little boy”:


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Comments:

Evert

2014-07-17 17:55:56

Hallo, ik kreeg vandaag een stapel van ca 20 van deze flexis. Heb je een lijst van welke jij hebt? Ben benieuwd hoeveel en welke er zijn.
Grtjs Evert uit Groningen

Evert

2014-07-17 17:56:24

Hallo, ik kreeg vandaag een stapel van ca 20 van deze flexis. Heb je een lijst van welke jij hebt? Ben benieuwd hoeveel en welke er zijn.
Grtjs Evert uit Groningen

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