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Cuby & The Blizzards is relatively unknown to the English-speaking market but nonetheless the band has been famous in The Netherlands since the mid-60’s. The early work of Cuby & The Blizzards had a Beat/Punk orientation but soon they settled into a Blues groove. Before the band recorded their own work they backed Van Morrison in the gap between his departure from Them and the beginning of his solo career.

By the time of their first LP Desolation (1966), the group were already sliding toward a straighter Blues outlook than had been explored on their more R&B/Pop-flavored early singles. This album is nothing less than a milestone in Dutch Pop history, being the first true Blues album from the lowlands.

Harry Muskee, founder and lead singer, sadly passed away in September 2011. Muskee has sent us his last greetings, saying in one of his final songs: ‘Time is running out, getting older every day. The only thing that’s left for us is hit the road and play.’

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CUBY & THE BLIZZARDS
DESOLATION

Label: Music On Vinyl
Format : 1 LP, 180 gram
Releasedate : 21 September 2015 / Original Release : 1966

180 gram audiophile vinyl
First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparant green vinyl

SIDE A
1. THINGS I REMEMBER
2. HOBO BLUES
3. JUST FOR FUN
4. I’M IN LOVE

SIDE B
1. GIN HOUSE BLUES
2. DESOLATION BLUES
3. FIVE LONG YEARS
4. LET’S MAKE IT

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Harry Muskee – vocals-bluesharp
Eelco Gelling – solo-gitaar
Willy Middel – bas-gitaar
Hans Kinds – slag-gitaar
Hans Waterman – drums
Henk Hilbrandie – piano