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Cuby + Blizzards is one from the Drenthe Grolloo (then called Grollo)-based blues band, founded in the 1960s.

The original band was formed by Harry Muskee and also included Eelco GellingNico Schröder and Hans Kabir.

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Composition[Edit]Edit

The band existed from the biggest success In years:

The original line-up was:

Various others over the years, played in the band, including Herman Brood, bassist Lou Lion, bassist Jaap van Eik and drummer Hans Waterman.

In the last years (1996-2011) was the occupation:

Biography[Edit]Edit

[1][2]Eelco Gelling during the last opening night of Café de Beukelsbrug in Rotterdam on June 27, 2009

The group formed from The Rocking Strings with Eelco Gelling (guitar), Nico Schröder (bass guitar, replaced by bassist Willy Means, ex-Sinister Silhouettes), Hans Kabir (rhythm guitar) and Wim Kabir (drums). Singer Harry Muskee was former double bass player for The Old Fashioned Jazz Group. When the first single, Stumble and fall, for record company CNR was recorded, was Stuart Railson drummer (Babu claims already to have been member of The Rocking Strings before Mahdi came into the scene). The drummer left in 1966 to the beat group Ro-d-Ys, but would return for a year in the band in 1968. His replacement was the young Hans Waterman from Groningen. The Group rehearsed at that time in a part of the farmhouse that Mahmoud had rented in Grollo . In the formation Muskee, Gabriel, medium, Aquarius and Hans Kabir, a number of singles recorded for the Philips label of Phonogram Records, of which Back Home the lower regions of the Top 40 pulled out.

For the recording of the first LP, Desolation, the Group was extended with Henk Hilbrandie (piano), who also toured with the group for a year. Harry Muskee and Henk knew each other already from The Old Fashioned Jazzgroup, of which they both belonged. This LP was awarded an Edisonin 1968. In 1967 had to Hans Kinds in military service and was replaced by pianist Herman Brood from The Moan. With bread in the band was the LP greetings from Grollo included, of which Another day another road was a reasonable hit. The album also contained the classic Somebody will know someday, inspired by Muskees broken relationship with Stephanie Hammond.

The band made in 1967 and 1968 tours with Van MorrisonEddie BoydJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Alexis Korner. Famous songs of the band are Another day another roadDistant smileWindow of my eyes and Appleknockers Flophouse.

After shooting the hit Distant Smile for the first time in late 1967 the band fell apart because Herman Brood "in the cachot" came to be because of the possession of narcotics and there were differences of opinion arise between Mahdi and Gabriel on the future of the band. Muskee wanted with Willy medium and Stuart Railson, Gelling with Aquarius and bassist Jaap van Eik. Record company Phonogram to glue the break, however, and knew the new occupation of Cuby + Blizzards consisted of Mahdi, Gabriel, Beekman, bread and of oak. After about a year the band were put back out Of Beekman and Oak and replaced by Herman Deinum and Hans l (usually mistakenly written as L.) from Blues Dimension (the band of oak also in Zwolle had played and to which he returned). A few months later became Bread because of continued drug usefinally fired and replaced by Helmigt van der Vegt (even though from Blues Dimenson). The occupation Muskee, G., Davis, L and Vasquez stayed away from mid-1969 three year existence.

After several incidents that did little good, the band was the fut look like. The "Zwolle" members got off the band and in 1972 it was done with the band. Joost den Draaijer put with Mahdi and Gabriel Red, White & Blue on, but that was not a success. The name was again changed to Cuby + Blizzards. After Herman Brood rejoined the Group had connected, got this back some fame. But after a short time the group left Bread and others. After the departure in 1977 by Eelco Gelling to Golden Earring went Harry Muskee further under the names Harry Muskee Band, then The Mahdi Gang and later Mahmoud.

Middle nineties was the old band name picked up with old-timers Herman Deinum, Helmig van der Vegt and Hans l, while Erwin Java remained in favour of solo guitarist Eelco Gelling.

In 2004 a theatre tour with Cuby + Blizzards made an ode to blues singer John Lee Hooker. In 2006, a box with cddvd, documentary photo book on the blues band, put together by former VARA-presenter Jan Douwe Kroeske. The biography of Harry Muskee by writer Jeroen Wielaert was voted best popboek of Netherlands and Flanders.

In 2009, after eleven years, a cd of the band. To the surprise of everyone, Cuby & the blizzards on the first place, the by Daniël Lohues produced cd Cats Lost at number 14 of the Album Top 100 and reached this early september the gold status.

Harry Muskee died on 26 september 2011 from complications of liver cancer with which Cuby + Blizzards were finally history.

In March 2012 brought Hans l Showbiz blues from his biography with many stories about Cuby + Blizzards. Also, he presented his new band, Hans la Faille's Showbiz Blues band . Erwin Java founded around that timeKing of the world on the group, named after one of the tracks from the album greetings from Grollo.

Literature[Edit]Edit

Jeroen Wielaert, the mission: the crossroads of Harry Muskee ' Cuby ', Amsterdam: Publishing House 521 (January 2003). ISBN 907692774X.

Hans l, Showbiz Blues, Utrecht: Publishing House VIP (March 2012). ISBN 9789071359552.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Desolation 1966
Praise the blues 1967
Greetings from Grollo 1967
"Trippin'" thru a midnight blues 1968
Live 1968
Appleknockers flophouse 1969 10-01-1970 20 1
Cuby's Blues 1969 Compilation album (2lp)
Too blind to see 1970 25-07-1970 12 8
King of the world 1971
Simple man 1971 07-08-1971 46 5
Sometimes 1972
Ballads 1973 Harry Muskee & Eelco Gelling
Farewell concert 1974
Kid Blue 1976
Old times-Good times 1977
Forgotten Tapes 1979
C + B featuring Herman Brood live 1979
Travelling with the blues 1997
Dancing Bear 1998
Hotel Grolloo 2000 20-05-2000 54 4
Cats lost 2009 09-05-2009 12 16 Gold
Collected 2010 06-02-2010 18 13 Compilation album
Greetings from Grollo-Deluxe edition 17-06-2011 18-06-2011 34 15

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Back home (a man) 1966 17-09-1966 33 4
Just for fun 1967 18-03-1967 34 4
Another day, Another road 1967 15-07-1967 20 7 No. 14 in the Single Top 100
Distant smile 1967 16-12-1967 20 6
Sunshine of your shadow 1967 09-03-1968 tip9 -
Window of my eyes 1968 28-09-1968 10 10 No. 10 in the Single Top 100
Nostalgic toilet 1968 28-12-1968 37 2
Appleknockers flophouse 1969 15-11-1969 12 9 No. 15 in the Single Top 100
Thursday night 1970 23-05-1970 27 4 No. 25 in the Single Top 100
Back street 1971 08-05-1971 34 2
Structural Engineer 1972 08-01-1972 tip16 -

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Another day, Another road - - - - - - 1693 1028 895 1529 1559 1618 1036 1728 1871
Appleknockers flophouse - 311 - 314 411 390 419 430 425 420 465 457 288 554 678
Back home (a man) - 780 - 1153 1174 1007 1518 1393 1132 1243 - - 1556 - -
Somebody will know someday - - - - - - 836 494 294 29 ° 612 648 306 638 20 °
Window of my eyes 230 91 45 84 84 84 89 88 69 76 87 81 38 106 142

DVDs[Edit]Edit

Dvds with chart positions in

the DVD Top 30

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
The jubilee concert 2000-Live at Paradiso-Amsterdam 2003 15-03-2003 18 2
40 years of the blues 2006 06-05-2006 8 4

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