The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music is a new Music On Vinyl series of compilation albums by Dutch bands that were not only groundbreaking and successful in the '60s and '70s in the Netherlands but also far beyond Dutch borders. Each double album collects the band's most important original A sides and a selection of their B side singles. The corresponding audio has been remastered for the vinyl format and the compilations come complete with redesigned artwork including English liner notes.
Livin' Blues was founded in the late sixties in The Hague by Ted Oberg and rounded out by Nicko Christiansen and John Lagrand. Producer Jaap Eggermont (Golden Earring) and guitarist George Kooymans helped the band shape their first single "Murphy McCoy." Their style was beefy blues rock, tough and swinging which further developed on tracks like "Wang Dang Doodle," "L.B. Boogie," and "Boogie Woogie Woman" and resulted in working with famous producer Mike Vernon (John Mayall and Fleetwood Mac).
The 23-track Livin' Blues: The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music compilation digs deeper into the band's vast repertoire with a fine selection of B sides ("My Sister Kate," "One Night Blues") and beloved album cuts ("Bamboozle," "Diving Duck Blues").