Monday, January 21, 2013

The Blues Came Down From Dutch Indonesia

The Tielman Brothers, totally live on Netherlands TV. January 23, 1960.



These guys may just have been the greatest live rock band of all time.

Okay, the greatest live rockabilly band for whom English wasn't a first language.

And here's a download link for some of their recordings from the same period.

As I'm wont to say -- words fail me...


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The rhythm section was usually the downfall for non-english speaking bands in the '50's & '60's but this is definitely not the case here. They are as much a surf band as rockabilly but they are real good. Great find Steve.

ROTP(lumber)

DB said...

Oh.
My.
Sweet.
Jeebus.
H.
Christmas!

What a show! Never heard of the guys before today. And WOW! They had fun up there.

Really strong soloing and a real rock attitude about their stagecraft.

Only thing separating them from The Who is a busted guitar and kicked-over drum set.

Made my day -- thanks for sharing this find!

Anonymous said...

Great

senormedia said...

Holy crap!