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(MusicTales) 50 Tracks - Dutch pop duo with a touch of teenage rock'n'roll! Tracks sung in... more

The Blue Diamonds: Ramona - 50 internationale Erfolge (2-CD)

(MusicTales) 50 Tracks - Dutch pop duo with a touch of teenage rock'n'roll! Tracks sung in German, English, Spanish and French! Includes all of their hits!
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Ruud de Wolff (born on 12.05.1941, deceased on 18.12.2000) and Riem de Wolff (born on 15.04.1943, deceased on 12.09.2017) were born in Indonesia. Together with their parents and siblings they came to the Netherlands in 1949. The parents supported the musical ambitions of the brothers.

At a concert they were discovered by a talent scout and signed under the name "Blue Diamonds". Their first single "'Till) I Kissed You", a cover version of the successful Everly Brothers song, sold so well that further cover versions were produced.

In a Dutch television programme the Blue Diamonds presented their title "Ramona" for the first time, a new recording of a waltz from the 1920s, which immediately hit the audience. After more than 250,000 sold singles in the Netherlands, the "Blue Diamonds" also released the title in German (1960, first place), Spanish and French. "Ramona" was to become the duo's greatest success and even placed in the American Billboard Top 100 charts.

Numerous TV appearances throughout Europe followed, as well as further hit parade successes such as "Ein Schiff fährt nach Schanghai" (1961, rank 13), "Wie damals in Paris" (1961, rank 3), "Down By The Riverside" (Norway 1961, rank 2) and "Blaues Boot der Sehnsucht" (1962, rank 13).

After a forced break because of their military service, the two brothers continued their career in 1963 and were still able to record a few chart successes. In the following years it became quieter around the Blue Diamonds, but you could see them from time to time as guests in TV Oldie shows.

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  • Interpret: The Blue Diamonds

  • Album titlle: Ramona - 50 internationale Erfolge (2-CD)

  • Genre Pop

  • Label SPECTRE MEDIA

  • Year of publication 2018
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4260320875962

  • weight in Kg 0.13
Blue Diamonds, The - Ramona - 50 internationale Erfolge (2-CD) CD 1
01 Sing mit uns das alte Heimwehlied (Simba-Jo)
02 Dreamy
03 Ramona (englisch)
04 All Of Me
05 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu Strand Bikini
06 Mandolinata (Stairway To Heaven)
07 Ramona (deutsch)
08 Liebe mich (All Of Me)
09 Wie damals in Paris (In A Little Spanish Town)
10 Sieben Musikanten
11 Träum von mir (Dream Of Me)
12 Ahoi Ohe (Are You Sure)
13 Ein Schiff fährt nach Schanghai (Red Sails In The Sunset)
14 Die blaue See (Alo-Ahe)
15 Golden glänzt das Meer (Rio Nights)
16 Blaues Boot der Sehnsucht (Little Ship)
17 Lady Sunshine und Mr. Moon
18 Angelina, laß das weinen (Good Night Ladies)
19 Einmal wirst du wieder bei mir sein
20 Down By The Riverside
21 (‘Till) I Kissed You
22 Oh Carol
23 Red Sails In The Sunset
24 Near You
25 Jealousy
Blue Diamonds, The - Ramona - 50 internationale Erfolge (2-CD) CD 2
01 Ramona (französisch)
02 Le p’tit clown de ton coeur (Cathy’s Clown) (französisch)
03 C’est un rêve (All Of Me) (französisch)
04 Toujours (Always) (französisch)
05 C’est à Capri (Isle Of Capri) (französisch)
06 Merci cherie (französisch)
07 I’m Gonna Get Married
08 Let It Be Me
09 Cathy’s Clown
10 Always (englisch)
11 Pretty Blue Eyes
12 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
13 In A Little Spanish Town
14 Little Ship
15 Save The Last Dance For Me
16 I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
17 Rio Nights
18 Lilli Marlene (Lili Marleen)
19 Red River Rose
20 Dream Baby
21 Carmen My Love
22 Ramona (spanisch)
23 Mona Lisa (spanisch)
24 Siempre (Always) (spanisch)
25 Para mi (All Of Me) (spanisch)
The Blue Diamonds Ramona The recycling of old hits has long since become an integral... more
"The Blue Diamonds"

The Blue Diamonds

Ramona

The recycling of old hits has long since become an integral part of today's pop music. But it has also been practiced in earlier years. Why should what was once successful not inspire the audience again in new packaging?

This may also have been the thought of the well-known Dutch producer and orchestra director Jack Bultermann when he looked for suitable titles for the Blue Diamonds in 1960. So he digs a little into the musical moth box and digs out a few noble hit beads of yesteryear. Well-known classics like All Of Me, You Are My Sunshine or Bye Bye Blackbird. Ramona is one of them. The title was already written in the 1920s by the then successful composer Mabel Wayne and was originally a slow waltz. Bultermann replaces the three-four time with a lively Fox rhythm. The sound of the song is also adapted to contemporary tastes. This modernized version not only helped the Blue Diamonds to a great career start on the German hit market, it also opened the door to international success.

In 1949 the brothers Rudy & Riem de Wolff (born on 12 May 1941 and 15 April 1943 respectively) from Indonesia come to Holland with their family, which includes not only their parents but also a sister and a younger brother. They soon feel at home and their lives initially run quite normally. Like most young people, they are enthusiastic about music from an early age and are particularly enthusiastic about the hits coming to Europe from the USA. Whether Schlager, Rockabilly or Blues, they try to sing everything as true to the original as possible.

At the request of his father, who plays the violin, flute and piano himself, Rudy and Riem are also to learn an instrument. And since stars like Bill Haley, Elvis Presley or the Everly Brothers are popular at this time, only the guitar is an option for them. After a short time they are already able to accompany each other in singing and found a small band at the end of the 50s.

At this time, Dutch and Indonesian festivals are regularly held in the Netherlands to bring the different cultures closer together. For entertainment there are various musical performances and on such occasions the two have their first public appearances. One day they are discovered and signed by a record company's talent scout. They made their record debut as Blue Diamonds in 1959 with Till I Kissed You, a hit of the Everly Brothers, who have a kind of role model function for them. And because the title runs quite well, originals of their American idols are also covered for the other productions, e.g. Cathy's Clown or Let It Be Me.

But the record company of the Everly Brothers is not particularly happy about the competition. The versions of the Blue Diamonds are released in Holland earlier than the original recordings, which of course reduces their success. As a result, they are no longer allowed to record songs by the Everlys. The question therefore arises as to which titles they should include. Producer Jack Bultermann comes up with an idea that they don't think much of at first. He proposes to try it with old American standards and evergreens. The two brothers agree: "This is not for us. They want to sing rock'n' roll, not dusty and boring things from the day before yesterday.

Bultermann will not be deterred. From the pool of old successful melodies, he selects eight songs that he considers suitable. After thoroughly reworking them, he gives them a contemporary sound. When the playbacks are done and the Blue Diamonds are played, they are also convinced. With their special singing style they give the songs the right kick.

"And then we were very lucky," says Riem de Wolff, "We were given an appearance on Dutch television at very short notice because some artist had dropped out.

Auszug aus dem Booklet BCD16437 - BLUE DIAMONDS Ramona (1960-66)
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/blue-diamonds-ramona-1960-66.html
Copyright © Bear Family Records

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Tracklist
Blue Diamonds, The - Ramona - 50 internationale Erfolge (2-CD) CD 1
01 Sing mit uns das alte Heimwehlied (Simba-Jo)
02 Dreamy
03 Ramona (englisch)
04 All Of Me
05 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu Strand Bikini
06 Mandolinata (Stairway To Heaven)
07 Ramona (deutsch)
08 Liebe mich (All Of Me)
09 Wie damals in Paris (In A Little Spanish Town)
10 Sieben Musikanten
11 Träum von mir (Dream Of Me)
12 Ahoi Ohe (Are You Sure)
13 Ein Schiff fährt nach Schanghai (Red Sails In The Sunset)
14 Die blaue See (Alo-Ahe)
15 Golden glänzt das Meer (Rio Nights)
16 Blaues Boot der Sehnsucht (Little Ship)
17 Lady Sunshine und Mr. Moon
18 Angelina, laß das weinen (Good Night Ladies)
19 Einmal wirst du wieder bei mir sein
20 Down By The Riverside
21 (‘Till) I Kissed You
22 Oh Carol
23 Red Sails In The Sunset
24 Near You
25 Jealousy
Blue Diamonds, The - Ramona - 50 internationale Erfolge (2-CD) CD 2
01 Ramona (französisch)
02 Le p’tit clown de ton coeur (Cathy’s Clown) (französisch)
03 C’est un rêve (All Of Me) (französisch)
04 Toujours (Always) (französisch)
05 C’est à Capri (Isle Of Capri) (französisch)
06 Merci cherie (französisch)
07 I’m Gonna Get Married
08 Let It Be Me
09 Cathy’s Clown
10 Always (englisch)
11 Pretty Blue Eyes
12 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
13 In A Little Spanish Town
14 Little Ship
15 Save The Last Dance For Me
16 I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
17 Rio Nights
18 Lilli Marlene (Lili Marleen)
19 Red River Rose
20 Dream Baby
21 Carmen My Love
22 Ramona (spanisch)
23 Mona Lisa (spanisch)
24 Siempre (Always) (spanisch)
25 Para mi (All Of Me) (spanisch)