Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dutch Tilders & The Blues Club 1999 The Blues Is My Life

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:05:43
Size: 150,31 MB

Australia Netherlands

A live album recorded at the Studio 52 in 1989-90

Dutch Tilders bought his first guitar in 1959 and by the early 60's was gigging in a number of Melbourne coffee houses. Improvising most of his songs as he went along he found the blues was the perfect vehicle for him to express his feelings. With no immediate mentor he soon developed a unique and original style that was almost entirely self taught.

In 1972 he made his first record with collaborators Brian Cadd, Phil Manning, Barry Sullivan, Barry Harvey, Laurie Pryor and Broderick Smith and it was released the following year. A year later he started recording for the independent 'Eureka' label and consequently cut two direct to disc recordings with Jimmy Conway and Kevin Borich.

During the 70's Dutch fronted such seminal blues and boogie bands as the 'Elks', the 'Cyril B Bunter Band', and 'Mickey Finn'. In 1980 he formed the 'R & B Six', a band that included Charley Elul (drums), Peter Frazer (sax), Suzanne Petersen (flute and vocals), Mick Elliot (guitar) and Dave Murray (bass and vocals). They toured Australia extensively. In the meantime Dutch also worked solo and toured with John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry.

Legend has it B.B. King thought Dutch was black after hearing him perform when back stage awaiting to perform next, without yet seeing him in 1976. Whilst Brownie McGee became one of his best friends - simply because he believed the Dutchman was a genuine bluesman, regardless of his racial origin.

Since then Dutch Tilders has been honoured with many awards, most notedly for his performances with his band 'The Blues Club'. Today he mostly performs solo; although he often combines with Geoff Achison doing amazing duo chops. Dutch also likes to join forces with Kenny Hatton and Rob O'Toole, forming a group he calls 'His Blusicians'. (


01 - Dutchmans Blues 03:28

02 - Them That Got 02:48

03 - Beat In My Heart 04:18

04 - The Blues Has Been My Life 05:31

05 - Flip Flop Fly 04:31

06 - Stop And Fix It 04:25

07 - Little Girl Blues 03:12

08 - Last Night Blues 05:07

09 - Cryin' (Won't Make Me Stay) 05:22

10 - Built For Comfort 05:06

11 - Moonlight 05:11

12 - Bad Books 03:50

13 - Pool Shootin' Fool 02:57

14 - Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out 04:09

15 - Everyday I Have The Blues 05:48

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