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Dutch Tilders and The Blues Club

Dutch Tilders and The Blues Club - Live at the Station - 1993 - Blues Club Records

The recordings Dutch made with the legendary combo “The Blues Club” have become treasured by Australian blues enthusiasts. The Station Tavern in Prahran, Victoria became a blues Mecca for several years in the 1990’s as Dutch and The Blues Club (feat. Geoff Achison: guitar) set up a “packed to the rafters” weekly residency. This album captures the excitement, the fun and the impeccable artistry of Dutch and his band as they power through over 70 unforgettable minutes of classic blues. © http://www.waterfrontrecords.com/product/75537

"Live at the Station" was recorded in 1993 at The Station Tavern in Prahran, Victoria, Australia. A great album of pure traditional blues by the late Dutch Tilders assisted by Geoff Achison on guitar, with Barry Hills on bass, and Winston Galea on drums. Seven of the tracks are old blues standards sung with real passion by Dutch. The album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Listen to Dutch Tilders' the "The Blues Is My Life" album and Geoff Achison's "Souldiggin' in the UK" album. Read more about Dutch Tilders @ http://www.milesago.com/artists/tilders.htm [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 148 Mb]


1 Something to Work On - Matthew Tilders, Kevin Borich
2 Hey Babe - William Broonzy
3 Outskirts Of Town - Will Weldon
4 Back To the City - Matthew Tilders
5 House of the Rising Sun - Traditional
6 Good Morning Blues - Huddie Ledbetter
7 Please Send Me Someone to Love - Percy Mayfield
8 Baby Please Don't Go - Joe Williams
9 Careless Love - W.C Handy, Spencer Williams, Martha E. Koenig *

* NB/IMPORTANT: This track may not extract for you. It is full of audio glitches. I hope to post this album @ 320 Kbps + Artwork within the next 3-4 days. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please use "new link" Thanks for the info, ratso...P


Matthew Tilders - Guitar, Vocals
Geoff Achison - Guitars
Barry Hills - Bass
Winston Galea - Drums


Australian blues singer and guitarist, Dutch Tilders, has died aged 69. He died on Saturday after battling cancer, the Herald Sun reports. Tilders, who toured with stars such as Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, John Mayall and Taj Mahal during his career, recorded his final single 'Going on a Journey' after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. His manager, Lynne Wright, says Tilders's career, which spanned more than half a century, will leave a lasting impression on the Australian music industry. Lynne Wright released a statement in February saying: "Dutch Tilders has been forced to retire from his full-time career as an extraordinary gentleman entertainer, performing live Blues Music for 52 years. "Dutch Tilders is nearing the end of his journey battling incurable cancer and is accepting of life's everything." "He's encouraged and inspired musicians all across Australia, not just in the blues genre. He had a unique style that will be remembered forever," she said. Tilders was heavily influenced by guitar-picking greats such as Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake, and went on to leave his mark on a generation of young Australian guitar players. He played his first gig at age 15 at Melbourne's Collingwood Town Hall in a concert also featuring rock'n'roll great Johnny O'Keefe. Equally at home with electric and acoustic guitars, Tilders toured with blues greats including John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. It is reported that when BB King first heard Tilders, he assumed the Australian singer and picker must be black. Born in the Netherlands in 1941, Dutch emigrated to Australia with his parents, four brothers and a sister in 1955. He played his first gig at age 15 at Melbourne's Collingwood Town Hall in a concert also featuring rock'n'roll great Johnny O'Keefe. At the age of ten, he was a member of a church choir, but by the time he was twelve, his alto voice broke. No more singing for the boy with the baritone voice. When he was thirteen, he joined a boys choir at a secondary school fooling the choir master into believing he was an alto by singing falsetto. He can still produce those high-pitched notes to this day. His first year in Australia was spent in the Brooklyn Migrant Hostel where his first experience as a performer was in an amateur Black and White Minstrel Show. His very first paid gig, when just fifteen, was at the Collingwood Town Hall where he played the harmonica. On the same bill were Joff Allen and Johnny O'Keefe. Dutch was paid two pounds seven and sixpence, which at the time he was getting for half a weeks wages at Broons timberyard in Brooklyn. It only cost two pounds and sixpence for the taxi home. He bought his first guitar in 1959 and by 1960 he was playing in the trendy coffee lounges of that time. Making up most of the songs as he went along, he found the blues was exactly the music in which to express his feelings. With no one to teach him, he developed his own style that remains unique to himself. Dutch made his first record in 1972 and it was released one year later. His collaborators were Brian Cadd, Phil Manning, Barry Sullivan, Barry Harvey, Laurie Prior and Broderick Smith. In 1975 he started recording for an independent label, Eureka and consequently recorded two direct to disc records with greats Jimmy Conway and Kevin Borich. During the seventies, Dutch fronted such Blues and Boogie bands as the Elks, the Cyril 'B' Bunter Band and Mickey Finn. In 1980 he formed the 'R&B Six', a band that included Charley Elul (drums), Peter Frazer (sax), Suzanne Petersen (flute and vocals), Mick Eliot (guitar) and Dave Murray (bass and vocals). This band toured Australia extensively. In the meantime, Dutch also worked solo and toured with John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry. In 1976, having only heard Dutch, B B King assumed that he was black. Brownie and Dutch became best mates simply because Browney believed that the Dutchman was a genuine bluesman, regardless of his racial origins. Since then, Dutch has been honoured with many awards, most notedly for his performances with his band, 'The Blues Club'. Nowadays he mainly performs as a solo artist, though he does enjoy getting together with Geoff Achison doing amazing duo chops. Dutch now has a new band called The Legends Band. Dutch ranks among his favourite guitarists; Geoff Achison, Kevin Borich and the Emmanuel brothers. He excuses himself by saying he only plays the guitar as he doesn't know what to do with his hands while he sings. He says that the blues is the song and the guitar is just the accompainment, like the banjo used to be and the lyre long ago. Dutch Tilders was born in the Netherlands in 1941 and immigrated to Australia with his family at the age of fourteen. He started playing guitar and singing the Blues in the coffee lounge scene of the early sixties and remains one of Australia's most established recording and performing Blues artists. Dutch is self taught from continually playing his collection of American Blues Albums which were plentiful in the fifties and are still favourites with Dutch today. The experiences of our Dutch Bluesman during his fifty years in Australia are shared through his song on many albums and introduce a unique style of Blues to Rock which is an obvious trademark globally forever. In his long career, Dutch has won numerous awards recognizing his contribution to the Blues Music Scene - By & © Admin | Apr 25, 2011 | Posted in Blues Master (http://kelobot.blogspot.com/search/label/Blues%20Master)


Geoff Achison is a musician of remarkable ability who has forged his own path and won fans all over the world. Having taught himself to play in the isolation of rural Australia, he has developed a blues/funk style all his own that can be delicate one moment and explosive the next. Unaware of how the sounds he was hearing on his limited record collection were produced, he invented some of his own techniques - without the aid of pedals or gadgets. Just watching him wrench a myriad of sounds from his simple set-up can be something of a spectacle. He is also a very capable vocalist with a gritty, soulful quality to his voice. Inspired by the great Blues and R&B music of yesteryear, Geoff’s live set features an infectious mix of gutsy original tunes, improvised jams and dynamic new arrangements of blues & soul classics. Growing up in the small town of Malmsbury in south eastern Australia, Geoff developed a passion for American blues music and taught himself to play on a beat up instrument he discovered 'under the stairs' of the family home. In his early 20's he found employment as lead guitarist with Melbourne's top blues band 'Dutch Tilders & The Blues Club'. After 5 years relentless touring around Australia Geoff departed to pursue his own musical ideas and formed the first incarnation of his own band 'The Souldiggers'. “The idea was to have a name that described the music and I greatly admired the blues philosophy - tapping into one’s soul for honesty and truth. That’s what ‘Souldiggers’ is meant to convey.”He formed his own Jupiter 2 Records in 1994 with fellow music enthusiast Nic Quittner and released the first of many recordings of his original blues/funk/soul flavoured materiel. These early recordings were well recieved by fans & critics alike and encouraged Geoff to take his music to other parts of the world. Geoff started his worldwide explorations in 1995 with his first trip to the USA. He represented the Melbourne Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and won the coveted Albert King Award for his guitar skills. He went on to accept an endorsement deal with the Gibson guitar company's acoustic division. He formed a US based Souldiggers group in 1998 and recorded his third album 'Gettin' Evil' in Portland, Oregon. Geoff has also conducted his guitar workshops at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in Ohio. He moved to London in 1997 to establish a UK following. Some tough touring and perseverance early on led to appearances on BBC radio and the recording of a live album with his British Souldiggers group. Geoff was featured on the cover of Blues In Britain magazine July 2009. His annual tours have extended throughout Australia, the UK and USA playing either his immensely popular Solo Acoustic shows or hiring the best musicians available to form The Souldiggers as he goes. He has won a swag of awards over the years for writing, performing and recording. In 2007 Geoff & The Souldiggers picked up the Chain Blues Music Award in Australia for ‘Group Of The Year’ and a Guitar Player Magazine readers poll voted Geoff one of their 'Top Ten Hot New Guitarists' in June 2008. © http://www.geoffachison.com/Biography/tabid/54/language/en-US/Default.aspx


ratso said...

...Pretty much a legend down here, especially for his recordings "The Blues had a baby (and its name was roll and roll)" and the groundbreaking Direct to Disc. He is greatly missed. Thanks for sharing this...

ratso said...

...unfortunately the last track Careless Love did not extract for me. Could you post this separately Mr Fingal?

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers, ratso. I only recently heard some of this stuff, and it's great. I'll post a separate track asap. Thanks a million...P

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,ratso. To revise my last comment, I hope to post the album at 320 Kbps + artwork within the next two days. Sorry for the hassle...TTU soon...P

A.O.O.F.C said...

The old damaged link has been deleted. Please use


p/w if needed is aoofc

ratso said...

...thanks for all your efforts with this one. The New link works fine.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, ratso. No probs. I'm glad I came across this late guy's music. It's a great album. I have a few more Australian albums in the vaults. I'll check what I have over the next week or so. Thanks as usual, ratso, me ol' china. TTU soon...P