Nederbeat 1968-1970 The Shoes - NaNaNa (1998) Flac & mp3
The Shoes were as highly succesful freak-beat band from
Zoeterwoude (NL) that emerged in the second half of the sixties. Their
combination of the soulful vocals of Theo van Es with accessible, yet
uncommon songwriting went very well with Dutch audiences.
All of their
sixties singles entered the top-ten in The Netherlands and they were the
first Dutch band ever to make the British charts with ''Farewell in the
rain''. When Theo left the band in 1971, the band shouldered on as ''Double You (5)'',
but left almost no trace in musical history. A short-lived reunion with
Theo and the band name resurrected, spawned another hit-single in 1974.
Soon afterward the band disbanded, although in 1980 another reunion
took place for a Dutch festival.
On the 12th and 13th of March 2011 'The Shoes' celebrated their 50th
anniversary with a double concert in their hometown Zoeterwoude.
I am a big fan of the so called 'Nederbeat' and The Shoes were a fine pop band with a very own sound. If you don't know the band give them a try.