Organist Cees Schrama (ex-Ted Easton Combo, since 1957, and ex-Stax, 1967 till 1969) recorded his first solo singles in 1967 as Snuffy King and Crazy Casey. On this last LP he was accompanied by Rinus Gerritsen, George Kooymans and Jaap Eggermont of the Golden Earrings; in turn, Cees played on the Earrings' LP, 'Winter Harvest'. In 1969, Cees formed the Funky Eight (later Pressure Group) together with a number of studio musicians. Amongst the members were: Joop Scholten (g), Cees Kranenburg (dr, ex-Jayjays), Piet-Hein Veening (b) accompanied by a brass section. In 1970 Kranenburg was replaced by Louis Debij (ex-Threepenny Four, to Fungus). Cees Schrama gained notoriety as an announcer at a jazz programme called Session.
1970 Soul tango/Venus Philips JF 336116 Lazy bones/In the smokehouse Philips 6075108 LP Powerhouse Philips UBY 873021 LP Lazy bones Philips 6313006 1971 The heart of a woman/A shade of blue Philips 6075119 Toy symphony/Serenade to summertime Philips 6075131 Comin' home babe/Snaggle puss [als Casey & Group] Polydor 2050126 LP Comin' home [= LP The beast and I] Polydor 2441732 1972 King of the road/Let the four winds blow Polydor 2050199 Snaggle puss/Memphis Tennessee Polydor 2050229 LP Memphis revisited Polydor 2925010 1973 Rig move/The forties Polydor 2050251
Rob Franken, organ player from Rotterdam, was a member of Hank Peterson & Five Strangers (1963), the Dave Pike Set and his own Trio and Organization. The Organization morphed almost in its entirety into Casey's Pressure Group. From 1974 to 1975 Rob was also member of Scope.
1964 Blackberry/Sunflower Delta DS 1125 1965 Whispering/ EP Sunday rock/Relaxin' rag mop/You're my sunshine Havoc ? 1967 LP 'Pon my soul Philips XPY 855053 1969 Black Jack/Green swamp RCA 74-15139 LP Obladi oblada Camden CAS 10223 1972 LP Beale Street Band Imperial 5C 052-24712 1974 Koning Klant/Ti ta tovenaar/Voor de vuist weg [& Tony Nolte] Omega 36164 LP Boogie woogie t.v.tunes [& Tony Nolte] Omega OM 777001 1975 LP I'm gonna love you Omega OM 444083
1967 LP Live at the Scotch Club CBS 52450
1967 LP The beast and I (& Golden Earrings) Polydor 236148
1968 Soul tango/Snaggle puss Polydor S 1292 1972 NRCV herkenningsmelodie/Eddy ready go (& Harry van Hoof) Polydor NAP 2112007
1972 Bwana bwana/Ice cream Polydor 2050151
1973 LP The guitar man and friends BASF 16-25185-3 1974 LP Blue Joe & Friends, live at Rainbow studios White Elephant PE 877058 1977 LP Greenville 7700150
CASEY AND HIS PRESSURE GROUP 14-3-70 SINGLE 25 8 SOUL-TANGO 24-10-70 SINGLE tip LAZY BONES 3-4-71 SINGLE 18 6 THE HEART OF A WOMAN
Submitted by: Adri Verhoef
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