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17 Jun 2017

Fred Van Zegveld "Hammond Organ Dynamite" 1969 Dutch Jazz Funk,Rhythm & Blues

Fred Van Zegveld "Hammond Organ Dynamite" 1969 Dutch Jazz Funk,Rhythm & Blues


I came across the existence of this album in a Prog Hammond list (see below) but there's very little remotely progressive about this, It being mostly straight up Jazz with a bit of pop thrown in, namely a couple of Lennon/McCartney covers. The covers are a little cheesy it has to be said but then Jazz covers of Pop nearly always are. Such are the way of things and it's only a small gripe. For the Hammond freak that shouldn't put any listener off because it's a very extensive workout for the king of keyboards. Entirely instrumental and backed with bass/drums and a little Jazz electric guitar, the Hammond screams and bubbles with the Leslie at every turn. Groovy man! .........

Fred Van Zegveld (born 23 Dec 1949, Rotterdam, Netherlands) became known as an organ performer of the Amsterdam band playing the Beatles style, named ROEK WILLIAMS & THH FIGHTING CATS, joining her in 1968, when she changed her The name for ROEK'S FAMILY, and her biggest hit was the song Get Yourself A Ticket. 1969 was very busy for Fred Van, as he was still in the band called THE FLOOD (not to be confused with the Americans from Chicago), along with two other musicians who also played in ROEK WILLIAMS & THE FIGHTING CATS: bassist and drummer Richard De Bois (Which ten years later became the producer of the band THE DOLLY DOTS) and Will Luikinga on saxophone and flute, which later became a famous DJ on Radio Veronica. Perhaps due to such employment, Fred Van Segfeld, in the same year full of work, recorded only one solo album Dynamite, which showed his love for the creativity of BOOKER T & THE MGs, Jimmy SMITH and others, although most of the tracks on the album are his own Composition.
It is said that this album was recorded as a compensation for the loss of a whole hour of studio time, as the group that rented the studio did not appear on the recording. Fred Van Seegfeld and a group of accompanying musicians were, so to speak, in the right place and at the right time, and recorded this album. There are no other members of the band on the cover of the album, but some managed to contact Fred Van himself and he personally provided this information. That's who was part of the album: Rick Beekman - guitar, Louis De Bey - drums, Ruud Jacobs - bass, Fred Van Zegveld - Hammond-organ. The title track appeared on several Dutch rare groove collections, interestingly performed and cover songs on the BEATLES composition. In general it is recommended......................

Fred van Zegveld became known as the organ player of a charting Beatlesque group called Roek Williams & The Fighting Cats, though they changed their name into Roek’s Family on the day Fred joined them in 1968, ready for their biggest hit Get Yourself A Ticket in ’69.
1969 must have been a busy year for him, because Van Zegveld was also a member of a group called The Flood that year, together with two musicians that also played in Roek Williams’s group: Richard de Bois on bass (who became a top producer ten years later, for amongst others The Dolly Dots) and Will Luikinga on sax and flute (who became a famous dj on Radio Veronica afterwards).
Van Zegveld’s only solo album „Dynamite” shows his love for Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith and such, though most of the tracks on it are his own compositions. Van Zegveld, who is still active as a musician today, doesn’t even own a proper copy of his album anymore, and if he wants to buy one on eBay, he has to pay at least 300 dollars! ................

Fred Van Zegveld — Hammond organ
Rick Beekman — guitar
Ruud Jacobs — bass
Louis De Bey — drums

01. Family Blues — 3:21
02. Here, There And Everywhere — 3:07
03. Daffodil — 2:01
04. Blue Organ — 3:23
05. Dynamite — 4:38
06. Misty — 3:40
07. Whiskey — 4:04
08. Round About 12 — 2:42
09. I Wanna Be Your Man — 6:26

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