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December 14, 2005 7:10 PM   Subscribe

Seeking reccomendations for music with Dutch vocals, any dialect, any genre.
posted by phrontist to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Jacques Brel's Flemish-language songs are a good place to start (especially if you compare the ones with French versions); or Liesbeth List's covers of same.
posted by holgate at 7:16 PM on December 14, 2005

Trumpett is a semi-famous tape label from the early 80's that distributed mostly minimal new wave and electro wave. They're re-realeasing all the old tapes onto cd!
posted by starscream at 7:32 PM on December 14, 2005

In the genre 'Farmers Rock' I would recommend the band Normaal. They're from the eastern part of the Netherlands commonly known as 'De Achterhoek'. If you have a map of Holland it's in the area of Enschede.

From one of their most famous songs 'Oerend Hard' you can find the text here.

You can download an mp3 here.
posted by sebas at 11:27 PM on December 14, 2005

Raymond van het Groenewoud (specifically: 'Twee meisjes op het strand', 'Gelukkig zijn', 'Je veux l'aumour' - title is French, song is Dutch, and it's guaranteed to give you goosebumps)

Noordkaap ('Satelliet Suzy', 'Ik hou van u', 'Arme Joe')

Gorky or Gorki: be sure to listen to 'Mia', which has been at the top of all the "timeless" Xmas lists of Belgian radiostations for years now.
posted by NekulturnY at 12:11 AM on December 15, 2005

I enjoy some of Marco Borsato's songs. Binnen and Slaap Maar. He's basically adult contemporary.

There was a ska band called Doe Maar that I heard some tracks by a while back that I enjoyed, too.
posted by weston at 12:45 AM on December 15, 2005

Guus Meeuwis ( student folk)
Andre Hazes ( folk)
Marco Borsato ( pop)
De Dijk ( pop rock)
Van Dik Hout ( Stil In Mij is one of my favorites) ( pop rock)
Doe Maar ( ska reggea)
Ali B. ( Dutch Marocan rap)
De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig ( Watsekeburt was #1, rap)
posted by kudzu at 3:42 AM on December 15, 2005

Let me add:

Blof (rock)
Acda en de Munnik (Beatle-esque pop)

And I'll second "De Dijk".
posted by swordfishtrombones at 3:59 AM on December 15, 2005

... and Rowwen Heze, if you're interested in dialects (they're from Limburg).
posted by swordfishtrombones at 4:01 AM on December 15, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions! I was familiar with Groenewoud (who I like, and have seen live twice), Doe Maar (less so, on both counts), and De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (who, incendentally, have the best band name in music today).
posted by phrontist at 5:33 AM on December 15, 2005

Zita Swoon has a pretty dedicated following in Belgium. Best described as a rock band I guess.
posted by poppo at 7:18 AM on December 15, 2005

Except of course that their lyrics are in English! I am not smart.
posted by poppo at 7:19 AM on December 15, 2005

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