George Baker Selection

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George Baker Selection
George Baker Selection
EMI, 2010
2 cd's
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78 - Pop (NBLC) P4 - Populaire muziek Engels (Flemish music schema)

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More than 5 times in Flemish libraries

About George Baker Selection

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George Baker Selection was a pop-rock band from Zaanstad, the Netherlands.


In 1968, Hans Bouwens from Wormerveer joined the band Soul Invention, a soul band that had been founded the previous year by Henk Kramer in Assendelft and played covers of songs by Otis Redding and Sam and Dave. The band consisted of Job Netten (guitar), Henk Kramer and Eric Bardoen (saxophone), Jacques Greuter (keyboard and flute), Theo Vermast and later Jan Visser (bass), and Ton Vredenburg (drums). Visser and Bouwens wrote the song "Little Greenback" (sic) in the summer of 1969. The band recorded their first album in September 1969, after which, considering this was no soul music, they changed their name to "The George Baker Selection," Bouwens naming himself for a character from a detective novel. This first album, Little Green Bag (1970), produced an immediate worldwide hit: their debut single,…Read more on Wikipedia