Monday, January 23, 2023

Holland Rocks Presents Jan Kooi Singles

With Wim Reckers

This hour of music is dedicated to Jan Kooi, it is a selection of his favourite songs of all time. Jan was a fierce advocate of garage rock and rock&roll in the Netherlands. ‘Music has to be real’, he always said, ‘it has to come from the heart, and not from some mainstream producer.’ He owned a record label – Kogar Records – where he offered several starting garage bands an opportunity to put themselves on the map. He also owned a record store in his hometown Groningen, a venue for alternative music records. Jan passed away recently, far too young. One of the last things he said was that he regretted not being able to experience all the music that was yet to be made.

1      Terry Dunavan - Earthquake Boogie

2 Eternals - Rockin' in the Jungle

3 Frankie Lee Sims - Walking With Frankie

4 The Gentrys - Keep On Dancing

5 Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential

6 June 'Bug' Bailey - Louisiana Twist

7 Monotones - Book of Love

8 Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking

9 Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks

10 Smyle - It's Gonna Be Alright

11 Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl

12 The Brigands - (Would I Still Be) Her Big Man

13 The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind

14 The Marvelows - I Do

15 The Wailers - Dirty Robber

16 The Cramps - Garbageman

17 The Romantics - What I Like About You

18 Chris Montez - Let's Dance

19 Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q

20 Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything

21 Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

22 T.Rex - Solid Gold Easy Action

23 Undertones - Here Comes The Summer

24 Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device

25 The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop