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.
1. Laurentius – Zomerliefde
2. Raymond Van Het Groenewoud – Ze Weet Niet Wat Ze Doet
3. André Van Der Veken – Jimmy
4. Luk Bral - Het Huis Van Wilde Tederheid
5. Moeder En Haar Jongens – Hollandse Taal
6. Lieven Coppieters – Spitsuur
7. Jimmy Frey – Eva's Pakje
8. Jan De Beer – Dat Soort Lui
9. Daan Broos – Handicap 2000
10. Lamp, Lazerus & Kris – Huisje
11. Spectrum – Wie Weet
12. Josine Van Dalsum – Nooit Meer
13. Magenta – Als Je Iets Wil Doen, Dat Je Echt Doen Wil
14. Elly & Rikkert – Het Oink-Beest
15. Bizjoe – Lui
16. Daan Broos & Dapokaster – Maan-Dag
17. Schralen Tsjip En De Mussenschrik – De mens Is Een Beest
18. Herman De Bruycker – Gemengd Gevoel
19. Lamp & Lazerus – Onheil
20. Liesbeth List – Hee Ouwe Meneer
21. Della Bosiers – Rust
CD version released on 2CD jewel case in slipcase.
VINYL version released on 2LP 180gr vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes.