After taking a deep dive into the dusty crates with Belgian & Dutch music, Harde Smart now unearths a smooth selection of jazzy, funky & soulful gems from their collected vinyl stash. All the music you hear, was recorded and produced during the 1970's, in either Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) or Holland.
Besides exquisite grooves and hard-pounding drums, the selected songs also have Dutch lyrics in common, making this a rather unique way to approach and compile lyric-driven Flemish and Dutch music from back in the days. Record collectors all over this language area seem to have neglected a considerable part of their own musical legacy for a few decades, while firmly searching for rare grooves and breaks in the bins with more exotic music.
Yet nothing is so certain as the unexpected. 'Flemish & Dutch grooves from the 70's' is the first 'Dutch' compilation album to uncover the genuine, Afro-American funk and soul vibe. A sound that - albeit infrequently - influenced the work of some of the popular and less popular singers and musicians in this small part of the world in the 70's. Although influences undoubtedly also derived from the French chanson and rock music from that era. This 21-track album smashes all musical predictability and takes you on a weird and nostalgic trip; offering a revised set of 'essential homegrown classics' for the local listener, yet also being very exciting to the ears of the non-Dutch speaking audience.
A1. Moeder En Haar Jongens - Hollandse Taal
A2. Jimmy Frey - Eva's Pakje
A3. Lieven - Spitsuur
A4. Daan Broos - Handicap 2000
A5. Spectrum - Wie Weet
B1. André Van Der Veken - Jimmy
B2. Jan De Beer - Dat Soort Lui
B3. Magenta - Als Je Iets Wil Doen, Dat Je Echt Doen Wil
B4. Lamp, Lazerus & Kris - Huisje
B5. Daan Broos & Dapokaster - Maan-Dag
B6. Elly & Rikkert - Het Oink-Beest
C1. Liesbeth List - Hee Ouwe Meneer
C2. Josine Van Dalsum - Nooit Meer
C3. Raymond Van Het Groenewoud - Ze Weet Niet Wat Ze Doet
C4. Laurentius - Zomerliefde
C5. Luk Bral - Het Huis Van Wilde Tederheid
D1. Bizjoe - Lui
D2. Lamp & Lazerus - Onheil
D3. Schralen Tsjip En De Mussenschrik - De Mens Is Een Beest
D4. Herman De Bruycker - Gemengd Gevoel
D5. Della Bosiers - Rust