New compilation showcasing some great early works by the outstanding Dutch jazz singer Greetje Kauffeld, featuring 16 lost songs from the 1960s - short, soulful and to the point. Contains incredibly tight versions of „Fever“, „Love For Sale“, „Handful Of Soul“ or „Almost Like Being In Love“, with the deep tenderness of Greetje Kauffeld and renowned jazz masters such as Rolf Kühn, Tony Vos, Ingfried Hoffmann, Cees Slinger, Wolfgang Schlüter and Jan Huydts. Carefully remastered in 2015 for Vinyl-LP , Mainly included are recordings from the private vaults of the singer or from musicians` and collectors` archives, with music performed between 1960 and 1969 at concerts, in the studio or at sessions for radio and tv. Greetje in top form, accompanied by some of the most excellent Dutch and German jazz musicians! Moreover, all four tracks of her first and only jazz EP from 1960, entitled “Makin` Whoopee”, are reissued here for the first time.
The 16 remastered songs fill a major gap in her discography. Not even one jazz record by Greetje Kauffeld was released during the course of the 60s, although she regularly performed on stage as a truly gifted jazz singer. Her story of a recorded but never released Bossa Nova album, produced 1967 with Oscar Castro Neves in Los Angeles, and its corresponding master tape that somehow landed in the trash bin, fits well into the picture: Until today, she remains one of the great European jazz voices of the 1960s, but without accompanying releases from that period.