SWINGING SOUL MACHINE

Swinging Soul Machine was a soul orchestra from Rotterdam featuring Iwan "Spooky" Groeneveld (voc, to Spooky & Sue), Jan Warby (b), Wim Warby (s,fl), Mac Sell (g), Jan Bliek (dr) and Paul Vink (o,p). The group existed from 1967 till 1970, when Spooky left and the band changed its name to Machine, in order to steer the music in the direction of heavy rock. From 1969 till 1970 other members of Swinging Soul Machine were: Hans Jansand (o,p, ex-Haigs, to Think Tank), Guus Willemse (b, ex-Truce, to Rob Hoeke) and Frans Meinecke (b, to Bled).

1969	Spooky's day off/Nobody wants you				Polydor S 1299
	Stop the machine/The horns of victory		 		Polydor S 1313
	The band/Take your time						Polydor S 1326
	LP Through the eye						Polydor 656020
1972	Spooky's day off/Lonesome tree [by Machine]/The band		Polydor 2050204
SWINGING SOUL MACHINE
25-1-69	 SINGLE	2   14	SPOOKY'S DAY-OFF
31-5-69	 SINGLE	6    9	STOP THE MACHINE
11-10-69 SINGLE	21   5	THE BAND

MACHINE

This hard rock group from Rotterdam with horn section, derived from the Swinging Soul Machine in 1970. Members included: Martin Beeke (horns, ex-Free), Francois Content (tr, fl, ex-Big Ballad Boogie Blues Beat Bouncers Band, Free, Jimmy Walker, Outward Bound and various jazz groups), John Caljouw (voc, ex-Dragonfly), Mac Sell (g, ex-Finishing Touch), Jan Warby (b,s), Paul Vink (o,p), Wim Warby (fl,s), Jan Bliek (dr) and Hans Kruger (s). In 1972, this line-up fragmented: Francois went to the Windmill Orchestra, Mac to Heart, Paul to Twelve O'Clock, Jan Bliek to Limousine, Jan and Wim Warby with Francois - to Tantalus. In 1973, Machine was reformed by Francois Content and Wim Warby, but in 1974 the band fell apart again. Other group members included: Jaap Schoonhoven (g, ex-Tantalus, later with Wally Tax), Michel Marion (b, ex-Kayak and Wally Tax, later in Mayfly), Marc Holland (dr, ex-Lobster) and Nico Doorduyn (voc, ex-Lobster, later in Water) and Andre de Wendt (voc, g, later in Trail).

1970	Lonesome tree/Mohammed Street				Polydor 2050017
	Rainmaker/Say goodbye to your friend			Polydor 2050049
	LP Machine						Polydor 2441020
MACHINE
2-5-70	SINGLE	11  8	LOVESOME TREE

SPOOKY & SUE

This was a duo comprised of Iwan Groeneveld (ex-Swinging Soul Machine) and Sue Chaloner. Originally, Sue was to form a duo with "Big" John Russell, but that didn't work out. Between 1974 and 1976, Spooky & Sue made some hits; at public performances they were backed up by the Amsterdam group Mayflower. Spooky made one solo single. After that, he joined the Surfers.

1974	Swinging on a star/Ain't it good			Negram NG 447
1975	You talk too much/Dancing funky				Negram NG 497
	I've got the need/Please lady stay			Negram NG 2048
	LP							Negram NR 109
1976	Do you dig it/House on the moon				Negram NG 2093
You've got what it takes/Romeo and Juliet			Negram NG 2159
SPOOKY & SUE
28-9-74	SINGLE	2   16	SWINGING ON A STAR  [Alarmschijf op 21-9-74]
29-3-75	SINGLE	7   8	YOU TALK TOO MUCH
31-5-75	ALBUM	24  6	SPOOKY & SUE
4-10-75	SINGLE	8   6	I'VE GOT THE NEED  [Alarmschijf op 27-9-75]
27-3-76	SINGLE	17  5	DO YOU DIG IT
6-11-76	SINGLE	tip	YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES

SPOOKY

1977 Music/Express					       EMI 5C 006-82417

SUE

1977	Give me love/
1980	Tip for the top/Don't leave me now			RCA PB 4522
1981	What I know/idem (instrumentaal)			CBS 1479
SUE
22-12-79	SINGLE	tip	TIP FOR THE TOP

SURFERS

The Surfers from Haarlem revived the sound of the Beach Boys with their Summer hits. In 1978, the members of the group were: Spooky (ex-Spooky & Sue), Nico Fonteyn, Paul Braaksma, Esther Oosterbeek, Patrick Alaluf, Marijke Meyer and Cathy Leonupun (to Kids & Cats). In 1980, the lineup was: Spooky, Nico, Paul, Erica Nobel and Barbara Muller.

1978	Windsurfin'/Night at the beach				CNR 141474
1979	Windsurfing time again/Wind blows in my sail		CNR 141552
1980	Girls on the beach/Summertime tension			CNR 141646
1981	Let's go surfin/Summer's here again			CNR 141770
THE SURFERS
1-7-78	SINGLE	2   14	WINDSURFIN'
14-7-79	SINGLE	17  6	WINDSURFING TIME AGAIN
17-5-80	SINGLE	tip	GIRLS ON THE BEACH


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