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Sunday, October 11, 2009

ZZ & De Maskers - Dracula

Here's a video sent in by listener Willem in the Netherlands of the first Dutch beatgroup. They accompanied Chubby Checker on "Baby Baby Balla Balla". Willem says: "the language is Dutch. The intro and the content of the Lyrics are loosely based on "Dinner with Drac", but it's an original song from there.

He is singing "Dracula, what are we going to eat?" In between he reads the menu, until he discovers his own name for desert."

Thank you, Willem! Be sure to check out his blog for more Halloween goodies.


Kogar the Swinging Ape said...

zz and de maskers are great! check out the lp compilation called TABU (from french record shop, BORN BAD). it has a song called "beat girl" on it...

Willem said...

They made many great records.
"Beatgirl" was their first I believe.
Their biggest hit was an instro in Shadows style. (La Comparsa) But their style was usually more raunchy than that.
"Three's a crowd" has one of the wildest freakbeat solo's ever.

Kogar the Swinging Ape said...

just found a 2 cd set called DRACULA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!


Willem said...

That 2cd covers their first two years. There's another 2cd covering the 1965-'68 period
It's also called the complete collection, The Artone years.

Nick van Veen said...

These guys decided to split-up for one and a half year ago and recorded two cd's and a DVD from there last concert in "Het Zonnehuis" Oostzaan(NL)
These recordings (100 pieces)
are yet collector items.
About two hours of splendid rock 'n roll that we had transmit in September of 2008 over the WWW.
Member Jan de Hont gave an intervieuw in the program about the split-up.
Thanks for those marbellous years guys !!