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Brad Bechtel

San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 17 Feb 2017 8:21 am     Reply with quote

Wally Pfeifer wrote:
: Why have all the links to the Dutch & Indonesia players
disappeared from the SGF? Even though I have dozens of them,- I would still like to hear them once in a while.
Maybe others would, too.
Very Happy

You cannot expect nine year old links to personal web pages to remain active forever. The links to FileDen are temporary storage links and are designed to expire after a short time.

Try using the Wayback Machine to see if they preserved the site from that time.
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Alan Brookes

Brummy living in the San Francisco Bay Area
Post Posted 17 Feb 2017 10:37 am     Reply with quote

In this discussion of Dutch Steel Players, Wout-Steenhuis seems to have been overlooked.
Next Wednesday would have been his 94th birthday.

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Michael Greer

Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 18 Feb 2017 10:15 am     Reply with quote


Thanks for posting....on the album cover looks like a Vox Humana lap steel.

The Vox Humana is a beautiful looking guitar to my eyes.

Love to see pics of any others folks may have

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Wally Pfeifer

Illinois, USA
Post Posted 19 Feb 2017 10:39 am     Reply with quote

Very Happy As they do in the Vatican. If you see black smoke coming from Wally's backyard,- the LPs are gone and Wally is dead.
May I RIP. Very Happy Smile Sad Confused Crying or Very sad Oh Well
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Michael Lee Allen

Des Plaines Illinois just NW of ChIraq
Post Posted 19 Feb 2017 12:49 pm     Reply with quote

Cheer up, I sent you a PM a few minutes ago. Nobody wants to see that smoke. I'll give you a hand if I can.
As to Wout Steenhuis (the link is bad) can he really be considered a DUTCH influence? He left The Netherlands after WWII and moved to England. He worked outside of music during the postwar reconstruction and didn't record for years. For all intents and purposes he was an ethnic Dutch Englishman, he stayed in England, recorded for English labels, and had little leased/reissued by European labels. The majority of his recordings are "standard" guitar as opposed to steel although he'd sneak a steel track in here and there. He's sort of the English version of Buddy Merrill. He did TV shows and played sessions, made his own multi-tracked records, but otherwise did not do much in the way of live performances or "touring".
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Gilbert Lazar

California, USA
Post Posted 6 Dec 2017 9:03 pm     beg to differ Reply with quote

George de Fretes played on a six string Frypan,
i know, he was my mentor in 1976.
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Paul Seager

Augsburg, Germany
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 8:15 am     Reply with quote

The Kilima Hawaiians were also very popular with their neighbors, Germany. I picked up a "best of" CD where all the songs are sung in German. Wasn't sure of the bands history or if these recordings are the originals or if they did different language versions.

Anyway, it was my first exploration into Hawaiian-influenced music, not really my thing but no unpleasant either.

\ paul
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