Muzieklaatje ABC-Wednesday

21-T

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – T

My 170-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

For this weeks artist I did not have to think long or hard. Lee Towers is the Dutch artist who fits the T perfectly for me to introducte to you.  He was born on march 23, 1946 and has had lots of hits since his discovery in 1975.
The song I’ve choosen to share with you is probably know, by all of you but from other artists:

 

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21-S

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – S

My 169-th entry – bijdrage / My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Today I want to introduce to you a Dutch singer who was born on august the 2nd in 1941 and passed away on juli 22 1986. He was born in the same province as I did and he was famous for his music in his (and mine) dialect. There are just a few songs of him which were recorded in the English language. I have been a great fan of him every since the first time I heard him, somewhere in my childhood.
Altough many Dutch people don’t understand the dialect he was singing in, I disovered that some of his songs are popular throughout the whole country, quit an achievement I think.
So, for 21-S, I give you 3 songs of Ede Staal: The first one is in English… the second one in my (his) own dialect… the third one is in Dutch… for those of you who want to hear the differences in the three languages:

 

 

 

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21-R

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – R

 

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Today I want to introduce a Dutch Lady who has earned the title of being the greatest Jazz-singing artist The Netherlands has had so far. She was born in Rotterdam on december 21st 1924 and passed away on july 28, 2013. She often performed with her husband who was a wonderful musician as wel. Her name is Rita Reys. I could tell al lot about her but you can all read it HERE

So without further… wishing you lots of joy listening to her… the song I’ve chosen is very appropriate for the time of year and one of my favorites by her also:

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21-Q

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – )

My 167-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

The letter Q! Quit a difficult one in general. And, as I have discovered (and already guessed to) also in this round of ABC for me since I’ve chosen to do this round with the music-theme.

But….yeeeyyyyyy!!! We the Dutch have had a band which namewas Q65, this band existed in the 1960’s. They started in 1965 and quit in 1971. Altough just a couple of years, they have made several songs, quit an impressive list, curious for it? Take a look HERE

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21-P

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – )

My 162-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Letter P already, time flies, doesn’t it?
In just a couple of week we will move on to round 22 of this wonderful photomeme, I do hope ofcourse that you all will join in too.

This round, as it became ‘mine’, I’ve chosen to honour it in music. Lets see what I can find for P concerning Dutch musicians who (also) perform in the English language so it is pleasant for you to listen to.

So I found Justine Pelmelay, born on september 24th 1958. A Dutch LadySinger with a long and beautiful carreer. In 1988 she took part in The Eurovision Song Contest as a backgroundsinger and the year after that again but this time as the representative of The Netherlands herself. She has performed in many ways, one of which bein part of a Three Degrees-cover-band. In 2009 she became the ambassadour of the Dutch Cystic Fibrosis foundation. In 2012 she was diagnosed with a severe bone marrow disease.

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21-O

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – )

My 161-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Today I want to introduce to you: Trijntje Oosterhuis. Born of Febr. 5 1973. Her breakthrough came in the 90-es, being part of a duo with her brother in Total Touch. She has many talents and we often see her on television. As a solo-artist but also, for example, part of Ladies of Soul. She also entered Eurovision Songcontest in 2015. She has worked with many of the greatest artists we all know . There is a lot about her to be found, watched and listened to, not only in Dutch ofcourse.

Beneath a performance of her with a song you all probably know… about the title can be said a lot but thankfully we have no direction in our own hands weather we fall in love or not… those things happen, always unexpectedly and by surprise. Personally I feel… falling in Love is beautiful because Love is the greatest gift one can get.

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21-N

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – N

My 160-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

So, isn’t this letter challenging? I discover that we don’t have solo-artists in The Netherlands who’s name starts with an N. To be precise; at least not ones who sing in the English language.  So I turned over to search for bands with a name that starts with N and sing also in English.

Nick & Simon is a very famous band of 2 young men who are very succesfull in the Dutch language music. But I remembered that they toured through the USA so I thougt, there must be music in the English language, and yes there is. Their breakthrough came in 2006 after working together with another famous Dutch singer. A certain village in The Netherlands has delivered already many singers and bands who became (still are) very famous but in the Dutch language.

Since I know that almost none of you understand my language, I always try to find something in English so you can understand what they are singing about.

So…. Nick and Simon it is…

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21-M

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – L

My 159-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Maggie Macneal is for whom I choose today. This Dutch singer was born on may 5th 1950. She is active and famous in The Netherlands since 1971. Aswell as part of a duo, part of a trio, part of a band (started with her late first husband) and as a solo-artist she had many successes. She also participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1980.  Although it always is a matter of taste ofcourse, I feel her voice is something ‘else’ if one (what I always intent to do not…) compare it with other artists.

The title and the lyrics of this song are very beautiful, I know the feeling which she sings about and I sincerely hope that all of you do to!

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21-L

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – L

My 159-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Ilse De Lange …(Born on may 13, 19y7)  is my choice for L to introduce to you today. Maybe you already know her, she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 under the name Common Linnets. She is a wellknown lady by several years now. She has different ways of showing her talents. She won Edison Awards in 1998, 2001, 2004 & 2009  and many other musical awards. Her  albums reached Platinum 18 times.  She also participated as a member of the jury in The Voice of Holland several seasons already. So there is a lot to tell about this lady, check it out ►►► HERE ◄◄◄ or on her own website ►►►HERE◄◄◄

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21-K

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – K

My 15j-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Today I want to introduce to you a wonderful lady!! Her name is Caroline Kaart.
Although she was born in Blackness (Schotland) on 21 december 1931, she moved to The Netherlands in the 1950-s after marying a Dutch tenor / theatre-actor. I was fortunate enough to have a wealthy uncle and aunt in my childhood and they took me to the operahouse on many occassions. I cherish so many wonderful lovely moments with them at my side at a performance of Caroline.
She became famous, not only as an operasinger but also as a teacher, vocalcoach etc. In 1982 she has been given a nighthood by our royal family. She is still occupyin herself with giving singing lessons.
I have choosen a duet with a Dutch singer called Gerard Joling…I hope you enjoy it!

 

To add something extra… I also place here below a recording of a song sang by her husband, who passed away after a failed surgery in 1963, just a few years after they got married and Caroline moved to The Netherlands. His name was Hans Kaart.

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫
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21 – J

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – J

My 15j-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

The lady I want to introduce to you today is called: Joan Franka… The Dutch people met her in 2012 as a participant in The Voice. Although stranded in the 4th live-show… there were people who thought she would be able to win the Euro Vision Songcontest, so she went to Bakoe in Azerbeidjan. There was much controverse about her, specifically originated by her headdress… So no further adue… maybe you remember her from 2012, maybe you don’t…

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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21 – I

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – I

My 156-th entry – bijdrage
My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

I introduce to you Iris Kroes. A young Dutch lady (born on november 11, 1992) who plays the harp and sings besides it. She won The Voice of Holland in 2012.

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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