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Shocking Blue

Robbie van Leeuwen – gtr, vcls, sitar
Mariska Veres – lead vcls
Klassje van der Wal – bas
Cornelis van der Beek - drums

Nejpopulárnější pop-rocková skupina v Holandsku na přelomu 60./70.let. Byla založena bývalým členem skupiny MOTION Robbiem van Leeuwenem v roce 1968 v Haagu. Shocking BlueVe svém středu měla dvě silné individuality: Leeuwena jako skladatele většiny repertoáru skupiny a výbornou zpěvačku maďarského původu Marisku Veres.
První hit souboru byl singl “Lucy Brown Is Back In Town“. Největší hit “Venus“ z prvního alba se stal bestsellerem v zimě 1970 téměř na celém světě. V USA jejich debutové LP dosáhlo prvního místa v hitparádě.

Následovaly další hity (především v Evropě a Beneluxu): “Mighty Joe“, “Never Marry A Railroad Man“, “Shocking You“, “I´ll Write Your Name Through Fire“, “The Bird Of Paradise“, atd.

Soubor také používal sitar, např. ve skladbě “Acka Raga“ z alba AT HOME.
V roce 1971 se skupinou působil kytarista Lee van der Kettery.   
SHOCKING BLUE se ve své tvorbě opírali především o posluchače, kteří měli rádi melodické, nenáročné písničky i když o rockové skladby u nich také nebyla nouze.

V roce 1971 absolvovali velmi zdařilé turné po Japonsku. Roku 1973 přichází nový baskytarista Henk Smitskamp, bývalý člen skupiny LIVIN´BLUES. V polovině 70.let se SHOCKING BLUE rozpadají. Leeuwen se věnuje především produkci a Mariska Veres odchází na sólovou dráhu. Díky SHOCKING BLUE propukl v angloamerických zemích zájem o holandské soubory jako byli například GOLDEN EARRING, CATS, VITESSE, FOCUS, GEORGE BAKER SELECTION, GRUPPO SPORTIVO, atd.

Shocking Blue - discografie


LP alba

1968 Beat With Us (Polydor, Karussell)
1969 At Home (Pink Elephant)
1970 Scorpio's Dance (Pink Elephant)
1971 Third Album (AKA Shocking You, Pink Elephant)
1972 Inkpot (Pink Elephant)
1972 Live in Japan (Pink Elephant)
1972 Attila (Pink Elephant)
1972 Eve And The Apple (Same as "Attila" with one different track, Polydor)
1973 Dream On Dreamer (Polydor)
1973 Ham (Same as "Dream On Dreamer" with 3 different tracks, Pink Elephant)
1974 Good Times (Pink Elephant)

Singly

1967 Love Is In The Air/What You Gonna Do, Polydor
1968 Lucy Brown Is Back In Town/Fix Your Hair Darling, Pink Elephant
1969 Venus/Hot Sand, Pink Elephant
1969 Mighty Joe/Wild Wind, Metronome
1969 Send Me a Postcard/Harley Davidson, Metronome
1969 Long And Lonesome Road/Fireball Of Love, Metronome
1969 Scorpio's Dance/Sally Was A Good Old Girl (promo)
1970 Never Marry A Railroad Man/Roll Engine Roll, Metronome
1970 Hello Darkness/Pickin' Tomatoes, Metronome
1971 Shocking You/Waterloo, Metronome
1971 Blossom Lady/Is This A Dream, Polydor
1971 Out Of Sight Out Of Mind/I Like You, Polydor
1972 Inkpot/Give My Love To The Sunrise, Polydor
1972 Eve And The Apple/When I Was a Girl, Polydor
1972 Rock In The Sea/Broken Heart, Polydor
1973 Let Me Carry Your Bag/I Saw You In June, Polydor
1973 Oh Lord/In My Time Of Dying, Polydor
1973 Oh Lord/Everything That's Mine, Pink Elephant
1974 This America/I Won't be lonely Long, Polydor
1974 Dream On Dreamer/Where The Pick-Nick Was, Polydor
1974 Good Times/Come My Way, Pink Elephant
1975 Gonna Sing Me A Song/Get It On, Decca
1986 The Jury And The Judge/I Am Hanging On To Love, Polydor
1994 Body And Soul/Angel, Red Bullet


  CD

At Home (Repertoire, 1989)
  01. Boll Weevil
  02. I'll Write Your Name Through The Fire
  03. Acka Raga ( by J. Mayer)
  04. Love Machine
  05. I'm A Woman
  06. Venus
  07. California Here I Come
  08. Poor Boy    09. Long And Lonesome Road
  10. Love Buzz
  11. The Butterfly And I

 Bonus Tracks

  12. Harley Davidson
  13. Fireball Of Love
  14. Hot Sand
  15. Wild Wind 


Scorpio's Dance (Repertoire, 1990)
  01. Scorpio's Dance (First Movement)
  02. Alaska Country
  03. Sally Was A Good Old Girl
  04. Daemon Lover 
  05. Scorpio's Dance
  06. Little Cooling Planet
  07. I Love Voodoo Music
  08. Seven Is A Number In Magic
  09. Keep It if You Want It
  10. Water Boy

 Bonus tracks

  11. Send Me A Postcard
  12. Mighty Joe
  13. Hello Darkness
  14. Pickin' Tomatoes     


Third Album (Repertoire, 1991)
  01. Shocking you
  02. Velvet heaven
  03. Love sweet love
  04. I saw your face 
  05. Simon Lee and the gang
  06. Serenade
  07. Don't you see 
  08. The bird of paradise
  09. Moonlight night
  10. Sleepless of midnight
  11. I follow the new sun

  Bonus tracks

  12. Never marry a railroad man
  13. Roll engine roll
  14. Waterloo
  15. Blossom lady
  16. Is this a dream?
  17. Poor boy, long version   


Inkpot & Attila (Two on One, Red Bullet, 1998)

 Inkpot

  01. I Ain't Never  (by Tills/Pierce)
  02. Navajo tears
  03. Shadows 
  04. Blue Jean
  05. Jambalaya  (by H. Williams)         
  06. Inkpot  
  07. Tobacco Road (by O. Loudermilk)
  08. Hey
  09. Who save my soul
  10. Red leaves I + II
  11. The queen
  12. I melt like butter
  
  Attila

  13. Rattler
  14. Never release the one you love
  15. A waste of time
  16. Wait
  17. The devil and the angel
  18. Rock in the sea
  19. I've spent my money
  20. Will the circle be unbroken 
  21. Early in the morning
  22. I built my world around you
  23. Don't let your right know
  24. Broken heart
  
 Bonus tracks

  25. Out of sight out of mind  
  26. I like you 
  27. Give my love to the sunrise 
  28. Eve and the apple 
  29. When I was a girl 
  30. Everything that's mine 
  31. I saw you in June 
 
  


Dream On Dreamer / Good Times (Two on One, Repertoire, 1997)

 Dream On Dreamer  

  01. Time slips away
  02. Dowee dowee
  03. So far from home
  04. Take your time   (by van Leeuwen/Warner)
  05. A little bit of heaven
  06. Now he's gone
  07. Diana in her dreams
  08. Just a song
  09. In my time of dyin' 
  10. Wild rose 
  11. Save your love 
  12. Devil's suite
  
    Good times

  13. Good times  (by Vanda/Young)
  14. You'll come  (by Black)
  15. My life    (by van Wijk)
  16. Morning sun (by van Wijk) 
  17. Loving girl   (by Floegel/Samuels/Philips)
  18. Beggin'    (by Farina/Gandio)
  19. This America    (by van Wijk) 
  20. Nashville rebel
  21. Ball of confusion   (by van Wijk)
  22. Mississippi Delta  (by Gentry)
  23. I won't be lonely long  (by  van Wijk) 
  24. Come my way  (by  van Wijk)
  
 Bonus tracks

  25. Dream on dreamer 
  26. Where the pick-nick was
  27. Get it on  (by van Wijk)
  


CD compilations

The Very Best Of Shocking Blue (Red Bullet, 1990), (Arcade, 1993)

  01. Venus
  02. Hot Sand
  03. Demon Lover
  04. Never Release The One You Love
  05. Blossom Lady
  06. Shocking You
  07. Long Lonesome Road
  08. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  09. Mighty Joe
  10. Inkpot
  11. Time Slips Away
  12. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
  13. Send Me A Postcard
  14. Hello Darkness  
 


20 Greatest Hits (Repertoire, 1990, 94, 96, 98)
  01. Venus
  02. Mighty Joe
  03. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  04. Hello Darkness
  05. Shocking You
  06. Blossom Lady
  07. Inkpot
  08. Rock In The Sea
  09. Send Me A Postcard
  10. Long Lonesome Road
  11. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind 
  12. Oh Lord
  13. This America
  14. Good Times
  15. Gonna Sing Me A Song
  16. Love Is In The Air
  17. Lucy Brown Is Back In To
  18. Eve And The Apple
  19. Let Me Carry Your Bag
  20. Dream On Dreamer   


Best of Shocking Blue (Connoisseur, 1994)
  01. Lucy Brown Is Back In Town
  02. Send Me A Postcard
  03. Long Lonesome Road
  04. Venus
  05. Mighty Joe
  06. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  07. Hello Darkness
  08. Shocking You
  09. Blossom Lady
  10. Out Of Sight Out of Mind
  11. Inkpot
  12. Rock In The Sea
   13. Eve And The Apple
  14. Oh Lord
  15. Let Me Carry Your Bag
  16. This America
  17. Love Buzz
  18. Hot Sand
 
 Mariska Veres - solo tracks

  19. Loving You
  20. Too Young   


The Golden Hits (Red Bullet, 1995)

  01. Venus
  02. Mighty Joe
  03. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  04. Blossom Lady
  05. Inkpot
  06. Oh Lord
  07. Rock In The Sea
  08. Eve And The Apple
  09. I Saw You In July
  10. Time Slips Away
  11. I'll Write Your Name Through The Fire
  12. Love Buzz
  13. Boll Wevil
  14. The Butterfly And I   


Singles A's & B's (2 CDs, Repertoire, 1998)
  
  01. Venus
  02. Mighty Joe
  03. Send me a postcard
  04. Long and lonesome road
  05. Never marry a railroad man
  06. Inkpot
  07. Rock in the sea
  08. Dream on dreamer
  09. Hello darkness
  10. Shocking you
  11. Sally was a good old girl
  12. Blossom lady
  13. Out of sight out of mind
  14. Eve and the apple
  15. Let me carry your bag
  16. Oh Lord
  17. This America
  18. Good times
  19. Gonna sing me a song
  20. The jury and the judge
  21. Body and soul
  22. Love is in the air
  23. Lucy Brown is back in town
  24. Roll engine roll 
  25. Pickin' tomatoes
  26. Waterloo
  27. Harley Davidson
  28. Fireball of love
  29. Hot sand
  30. Wild wind
  31. Keep it if you want it
  32. Give my love to the sunrise
  33. I saw you in June
  34. Is this a dream
  35. I like you
  36. Broken heart
  37. When I was a girl
  38. In my time of dyin'
  39. Everything that's mine
  40. Where the picknick was
  41. I won't be lonely long
  42. Come my way
  43. Get it on
  44. I am hanging on to love
  45. Angel
  46. What you gonna do
  47. Fix your hair darling  
 


Gold Collection (Castle Communication, 1995) 

   01. Venus
   02. Mighty Joe
   03. Hot Sand
   04. California Here I Come
   05. Inkport
   06. Send Me A Postcard
   07. Navajo Tears
   08. Long And Lonesome Road
   09. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  10. Demon Lover
  11. Shocking You
  12. Wild Wind
  13. Hello Darkness
  14. Time Slips Away
  15. Blossom Lady
  16. Pickin' Tomatoes    


Shocking You (Laserlight, 1998)

01. Venus
02. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
03. Long And Lonesome Road
04. Send Me A Postcard
05. Hot Sand
06. Mighty Joe
07. Blossom Lady
08. Hello Darkness
09. Time Slips Away
10. Shocking You
11. Pickin' Tomatoes
12. Fireball Of Love
13. Never Marry A Railroad Man
14. Velvet Heaven
15. Roll, Engine, Roll  



MTV History 2000 - Shocking Blue (HALAHUP Music, 1999) 

  01. Venus
  02. Shocking You
  03. Demon Lover
  04. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  05. Gonna Sing Me A Song
  06. Inkpot
  07. Eve And The Apple
  08. Send Me A Postcard
  09. Blossom Lady
  10. Long And Lonesome Road
  11. My Life
  12. A Waste Of Time
  13. California Here I Come
   14. Alaska Country
  15. I Am A Woman
  16. Save Your Love
  17. Never Release The One You Love
  18. The Bird Of Paradise
  19. Rock In The Sea
  20. Body And Soul
  21. I'll Follow The Sun
  22. Navajo Tears
  23. Love Machine
  24. Scorpio's Dance
  25. Oh Lord
  26. My Life
  


13 Golden Hits (ORPHEUS, 1990)

01. Venus
02. Long And Lonesome Road
03. Shocking You
04. Demon Lover
05. Send Me A Postcard
06. Never Release The One You Love
07. Never Marry A Railroad Man
08. Hot Sand
09. Blossom Lady
10. Mighty Joe
11. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
12. Inkpot
13. Hello Darkness  


Grand Collection (A.R.O., 1997, Russian print)

01. Shocking You
02. I'll Follow The Sun
03. Roll Engine Roll
04. Time Slips Away
05. Dowee Dowee
06. So Far From Home
07. Just A Song
08. You'll Come
09. Boll Weevil
10. I'll Write Your Name Through The Fire
11. Love Machine
12. Venus
13. Long And Lonesome Road
14. Fireball Of Love
15. Wild Wind
16. Alaska Country
17. Sally Was A Good Old Girl
18. I Ain't Never
19. Inkpot
20. Who Save My Love
21. Eve And The Apple
22. Early In The Morning
23. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
24. I Like You
25. Save You Love
26. Devil's Suite
27. Hello Darkness  


Golden Collection 2000 (Lighthouse Records, 2000)

01. Venus
02. Long And Lonesome Road
03. Boll Weevil
04. I'll Write Your Name Through The Fire
05. Dowee Dowee
06. Send Me A Postcard
07. Little Cooling Planet
08. Alaska Country
09. Demon Lover
10. Water Boy
11. Hello Darkness
12. Pickin' Tomatoes
13. Shocking You
14. The Bird Of Paradise
15. I Follow The Sun
16. Never Marry A Railroad Man
17. I Ain't Never
18. Jambalaya
19. Rattler
20. I Saw You In June
21. Waterloo
22. Dowee Dowee
23. Save You Love
24. Good Times
25. Beggin'



Diamond Star Collection (Arcade)

  01. Venus
  02. Mighty Joe
  03. Never Marry a Railroad Man
  04. Hello Darkness
  05. Hot Sand
  06. Eve and the Apple
  07. Shocking You
  08. Oh Lord
  09. Blossom Lady
  10. Inkpot
  11. Lucy Brown is Back in Town
  12. Long Lonesome Road
  13. Send Me a Postcard
  14. Boll Weevil
  15. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
  16. Rock in the Sea
  17. Time Slips Away 


  The Shocking Blue (Castle, 1990)

  01. Venus
  02. California Here I Come
  03. Long And Lonesome Road
  04. Hot Stand 
  05. Inkpot
  06. Send Me A Postcard
  07. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
  08. Deamon Love
  09. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  10. Blossom Lady
  11. Hello Darkness
  12. Neve Release The One You Love 
  13. Shocking You
  14. I'm A Woman
  15. I'll Write Your Name Through The Fire
  16. Mighty Joe
  17. Wild Wind
  18. Navajo Tears
  19. Harley Davidson
 


 A Portrait of Shocking Blue (Castle, 1994) 

  01. Mighty Joe
  02. Venus
  03. Hot Stand
  04. California Here I Come
  05. Inkpot
  06. Send Me A Postcard
  07. Hello Darkness
  08. Time Slips Away
   09. Harley Davidson
  10. Shocking You
  11. Never Marry A Railroad Man
  12. Navajo Tears
  13. Wild Wind
  14. Blossom Lady
  15. Pickin' Tomatoes
  16. Deamon Love
  


All Gold Of The World (Mekkophone & Castle Communications, 2000)

01. Venus
02. Shocking You
03. Blossom Lady
04. Inkpot
05. Long And Lonesome Road
06. Gonna Sing Me A Song
07. I'm A Woman
08. California Here I Come
09. The Bird Of Paradise
10. Moonlight Night
11. I Follow The Sun
12. Never Marry A Railroad Man 
13. Roll Engine Roll
14. Is This A Dream
15. Wild Wind
16. Boll Weevil
17. I'll Write Your Name Through The Fire
18. Love Machine
19. Love Buzz
20. Alaska Country
21. Sally Was A Good Old Girl
22. Demon Lover
23. Seven Is A Number In Magic
24. Hello Darkness   


Mariska Veres Shocking Jazz Quintet


Shocking You (Red Bullet, 1993)

  01. He's Not There  (by R. Argent)
  02. You Really Got Me  (by R. Davis)
  03. Shocking You
  04. Radar Love   (by G. Kooymans/B. Hay)
  05. Try A Little Tenderness  (H.Woods / J.Campbell / R.Connely)
 06. Venus
  07. I Feel The Earth Move  (By G. King)
  08. Never Marry A RailRoad Man
  09. Somebody To Love  (by D. Slick)
  10. A Lot Of Livin' To Do (by C. Strousel/L. Adams)
  11. All By Myself (by E. Carmen)
  12. Rockin' Good Way (B.Benton/C.Otis/L.De Jesus)  
  


Mariska Veres & Ensemble Andrei Serban


Gipsy Heart (Red Bullet, 2003)

 01. Cszaladi Civodas
 02. Dzselem Dzselem
 03. Waltz pt. Dragul Meu Giorgio
 04. Hazamegyek Budapestre
 05. Veled Vagyok Meg Gondolatban
 06. Suita pt. Dragul Meu Giorgio
 07. Tavaz Es Tel
 08. Ni Sirdis
 09. Louisa
 10. Milyen Szep Az Elet
 11. Sanie Cu Zurgalaii
 12. Doina Din Banat
 13. Niko Niko
 14. Aj Jaj Jaj    


Shocking Blue, DVD

Greatest Hits Around The World (Red Bullet, 2004)
Greatest Hits

01. Venus
02. Mighty Joe
03. Never Marry A Railroad man
04. Shocking You
05. Blossom Lady
06. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
07. Inkpot
08. Oh Lord
09. This America
10. Take Me High
11. Loving You
 
  Around the World

01. I ain't never
02. Red Leaves
03. Navajo Tears
04. Never Release The One You Love
05. Shadows
06. Who Have My Soul
07. My Babe
08. I Like You
09. Blue Jean
10. Inkpot
11. Rattler  
  
Bonus

01. Venus (Disco, color)
02. Venus (live) + interview Mariska
03. Venus (Top of the Pops)
04. One Million! 

 
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