"Liza likes nobody !" ... Ramblers Dansokest (1939)





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The popular Dutch big band "Ramblers" return with this very catchy tune from 1939 which was composed by Jack Bulterman. Vocals are provided by the Rambler's Belgian leas singer Marcel Thielemans. A French version of "Liza likes nobody" called "Liza n'aime personne" was recorded as well.

Unfortunately my record is in very bad condition (cracked and with serious damage caused by the needle)

The Ramblers dance band were without any doubt Holland's most popular swing orchestra. Formed in 1926 they introduced jazz and swing music to large audiences with Theo Uden Masman as the band's leader from 1926 to 1964.... The Ramblers performed not only in Holland but abroad as well and played with prominent musicians such as Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter.... In 1933 they performed on the VARA radio network and would stay there until 1964. In 1935 Jack Bulterman joinded and under his influence Dutch repertoire was featured prominently on the band's playlist and recordings.

During the Second World War the band continued to perform on stage as well as on he German controlled radio station "Nederlandsche Omroep". This was regarded by many as collaboration and in 1941 the band's two jewish musicians Sal Doof and Sem Nijveen had to leave (members of the band would however help and support jewish musicians who had gone underground). From 1942 onwards The Ramblers had to change their name as well since it sounded too English. The alternative "De Remblers" was rejected and The Ramblers became known as Theo Uden Masman en zijn Dansorkest / Het Dansorkest onder leiding van Theo Uden Masman. After the liberation in 1945 The Ramblers stood accused of collaborationist activities. The verdict was relatively mild : The Ramblers were banned from performing for a period of 6 months, Theo Uden Masman himself for a year.

The band exiled itself to Brussels, where they performed and recorded. One of the singers featured on their records was the Belgian singer Tohama, popular in the second half of the 1940s and the 1950s. Their first performances after the war in Holland caused quite an uproar but The Ramblers quickly regained their popularity, returning to the VARA network until 1964. Its leader Theo Uden Masman died in 1965.

The band was reformed in 1974 and continues to perform to this day. It is - according to the Guiness Book of World Records - the longest performing big band in history.

The video shows newsreel footage of the Ramblers.

About the record:

H. 1062 / AM. 619

November 1939

Record in very bad condition.

This record was recorded with an Nagaoka MP10 cartridge with 3,5mm 78rpm stylus. The restoration was done as truthfully as possible.


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