One of the better rhythm'n'blues groups from Eastern Netherlands. Founded in 1967 in Zwolle by Leen Ripke (v, ex-Mozarts) and Rudy van Dijk (s, ex-Jazz Prophets, later in Erwin Somer Group, Flash & Dance Band and Farrago) and named after the American group the Fifth Dimension. In the beginning, it consisted of the above plus Jaap de Gronde, Karel v.d. Velde, Dirk-Jan v.d. Boogaard (tr, soon replaced by Chiel Scholder) and Jaap van Eyck (b, ex-Moans, to Sound Magics).
By the time they began recording, the line-up had changed to: Leen, Rudy, Helmig v.d. Vegt (o, p, ex-Vara Dansorkest, to Cuby & Blizzards), Herman Deinum (b, ex-Special Set and Mozarts, also to Cuby), Cees de Best (g), Michel Sardoen (tr) and Hans Lafaille (dr, ex-Jailhouse Jazzband, to Cuby; in 1969 replaced by Herman van Boeijen, ex-George Cash, to Fullhouse). In 1969, the group's breakup was announced in the title of their last LP; on this record, Jaap van Eyck can be heard once again.
1967 Think of me/Emergency 999 Havoc SH 131 You can't leave the past behind/The end of the battle Havoc SH 136 Like a mistake machine/Chains Havoc SH 141 1968 Baby I need your lovin'/Double deal Decca AT 10305 Get ready/Wonderland Decca AT 10335 Baby I need your lovin'/Double deal [re] Decca AT 10359 LP You can't leave the past behind Havoc HJA 204 LP Blues Dimension Decca XBY 846508 1969 Twilight mood/Don't wanna lose her Decca AT 10372 Battlefield of love/Shapes of things Decca AT 10376 LP Blues Dimension is dead, long live B.D. Decca XBY 846523
BLUES DIMENSION 24-8-68 SINGLE 35 5 GET READY
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