Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Carol & Berend Dubbe

Carol van Dijk, leadsinger of Bettie Serveert, is blessed with one of the most veiled voices in Indieland. The mysterious beauty recorded a gorgeous xmas track (a Joni Mitchell cover from the album Blue in 1971, thanks Jan Willem) with her band in 1998 called River. It appeared on a compilation for VPRO, a Dutch public broadcasting organization. Bettie Serveert is still active and about to release their 9th CD 'Pharmacy of Love' in january next year.

Berend Dubbe played drums in Bettie Serveert 'till 1998. That year he left Bettie because of musical disputes and formed his solo-project Bauer. He recorded a sort of christmas soundscape with woodfire, argues and other stuff representing that typical Christmas atmosphere for the same compilation Bettie did.

Bettie Serveert - River
Berend Dubbe - Overige Geluiden (Remaining Sounds)


Sermons for Christmas said...
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Jan Willem said...

You might like to add that River is a Joni Mitchell cover. The original is on Blue (1971).

Maks said...

Didn't know that.
Added, thanks!