Showing posts with label Conny van den Bos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Conny van den Bos. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Songfestival-successen - Various artists

I don't often post LP's on this blog, simply because I don't often buy them. And even the ones I did buy were not always that interesting for this blog. But here's an exception to that rule. 'Songfestival-successen' is a compilation album of Eurovision Song Contest songs, performed by various Dutch artists. The album presents twelve tracks in glorious mono sound.

Most of these tracks are familiar Dutch entries to the Contest, but there are a few interesting exceptions. 'Fernando en Filippo' is not performed by Milly Scott, who represented the Netherlands in 1966, but Conny van Bergen. There's also a cover version of 'Nous les amoureux', partly in Dutch, by Jan van der Most and a cover version of 'Non ho l'eta' by Sandra Reemer, also in Dutch ('Als jij maar wacht'). And finally, the songs 'Middellandse zee', 'Geweldig' and 'Niet voor mij 'were never performed on the Eurovision stage. 'Middellandse zee' was a hit for Anita Berry in 1962. Ronnie Tober reached second place in the Dutch national final for Eurovision with 'Geweldig' in 1965 and 'Niet voor mij' was performed at the Dutch national final for Eurovision in 1960. (Remarkably, Kauffeld ended up representing the Netherlands with the song 'Wat een dag' in 1961, but that song was never released on any record!)

My collection: LP [unnumbered]
Found: Marktplaats, received May 11, 2019
Cost: 6 euro
Tracks: 'Net als toen' (Corry Brokken), 'Katinka' (De Spelbrekers), 'Middellandse Zee' (Anita Berry), 'Geweldig' (Ronnie Tober), 'Niet voor mij' (Greetje Kauffeld), ''t Is genoeg' (Conny van den Bos) / 'Fernando en Filippo' (Conny van Bergen), 'Als jij maar wacht' (Sandra), 'Jij bent mijn leven' (Anneke Grönloh), 'Nous les amoureux' (Jan van der Most), 'Speeldoos' (Annie Palmen), ''n Beetje' (Teddy Scholten)

Monday, 25 May 2009

't Is genoeg - Conny van den Bos

Conny Vandenbos was born as Jacoba Adriana Hollestelle on January 16, 1937 in The Hague, the Netherlands. After a performance in the 1961 Knokke festival in Belgium she won a recording contract.

In 1965, she represented the Netherlands during the Eurovision Song Contest with ''t Is genoeg' ('It's enough'). She ended up in 11th place. The single did not make the charts in the Netherlands, but a series of hits started the next year. On April 7, 2002 Conny died of lung cancer in Amsterdam.

My collection: 7" single no. 3719
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, May 23, 2009
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: ''t Is genoeg' / 'Van de week'

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