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Monday, March 12, 2012

Dutch Tilders & The Blues Club With Geoff Achison 1993 Live At The Station Hotel

Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:08:32
Size: 62,60 MB

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Dutch Tilders bought his first guitar in 1959 and by the early 60's was gigging in a number of Melbourne coffee houses. Improvising most of his songs as he went along he found the blues was the perfect vehicle for him to express his feelings. With no immediate mentor he soon developed a unique and original style that was almost entirely self taught.

In 1972 he made his first record with collaborators Brian Cadd, Phil Manning, Barry Sullivan, Barry Harvey, Laurie Pryor and Broderick Smith and it was released the following year. A year later he started recording for the independent 'Eureka' label and consequently cut two direct to disc recordings with Jimmy Conway and Kevin Borich.

During the 70's Dutch fronted such seminal 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 Elliot (guitar) and Dave Murray (bass and vocals). They toured Australia extensively. In the meantime Dutch also worked solo and toured with John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry.

Legend has it B.B. King thought Dutch was black after hearing him perform when back stage awaiting to perform next, without yet seeing him in 1976. Whilst Brownie McGee became one of his best friends - simply because he believed the Dutchman was a genuine bluesman, regardless of his racial origin.

Since then Dutch Tilders has been honoured with many awards, most notedly for his performances with his band 'The Blues Club'. Today he mostly performs solo; although he often combines with Geoff Achison doing amazing duo chops. Dutch also likes to join forces with Kenny Hatton and Rob O'Toole, forming a group he calls 'His Blusicians'. (

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. (


01 - Something To Work On 02:34

02 - Hey Babe 07:05

03 - Outskirts Of Town 06:54

04 - Back To The City 03:53

05 - House Of The Rising Sun 07:26

06 - Good Morning Blues 10:31

07 - Send Me Someone To Love 05:17

08 - Baby Please Don't Go 14:22

09 - Careless Love 10:30

Dutch Tilders & The Blues Club With Geoff Achison here:



Anonymous said...

Dutch Tilder left an impossible hole to fill in the Australian Blues scene. Geoff Achison is the man to fill this void.

Great post



friscom said...

Hi, could you please re-upload this recording?
thanks in advance

SouthernBluesRock said...

links renewed

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