Came forth from the group Moan from Arnhem. See also Spijkerkwartet and Arnhem. Long Tall Ernie was singer Arnie Treffers, who also recorded as Arnie (in 1964).
The other members: Jan Rietman (piano; ex-Blue Stars/Sunny Set, in 1974 to Unit Gloria and replaced by Englishman Tony Britnall (piano & sax, ex-Jigsaw/Shakin' Stevens & Sunsets), Alfons Haket (guitar, in 1976 to Hank the Knife and replaced by Jos Jaspers, ex-Trademark), Alan Macfarlane (drums, with Rietman in 1973 as the Pontiacs) and Henk Bruysten (bass, in 1974 founder of Hank the Knife & Jets and replaced by Robert Verwey of Brainbox and - in the same year - Ruud van Buuren, ex-Livin' Blues).
Discography: 1972 Kiss me baby/Rockin' mama Negram NG 277 Motor man/Don't you ever change/Rock little sister Negram NG 286 Don't knock me out/Every night Negram NG 298 LP Put on your rockin' shoes Negram NL 571 1973 You should have seen me/She's a rock & roller Negram NG 328 Turn your radio on/Goodbye Johnny Negram NG 348 Big fat mama/The knife Negram NG 380 LP It's a monster Negram NQ 20088 LP Greatest hits Negram SPLO 105 LP Greatest hits Negram ELS 981 1974 Motorride/Johnny Silent Negram NG 411 1975 Get yourself together/Miss Lee Polydor 2050352 Rockin' rocket/Rock & roll Polydor 2050371 Operator get me a line/Pool shark Polydor 2050383 1976 Alright/Dirty dog Polydor 2050421 Get it in/I'm a tiger Polydor 2050440 LP In the night Polydor 2441067 1977 Ballerina/Heartbreaker Polydor 2050464 Do you remember/Cocktails at midnight Polydor 2050484 LP Do you remember Polydor 2441073 1978 The golden years of rock & roll/part 2 Polydor 2229209 LP Those rockin' days Negram 5C 038-25870 1979 Witches/Satisfy me Polydor 2050556 Voodoo stomp/Rockin' robot Polydor 2050568 Rock me/Rock & roll part 3 Polydor 2050588 LP The best Polydor 2426014 LP Meet the monsters Polydor 2925079 1980 Let's do it together/Call it a day Polydor 2050620 1981 Devil in blue jeans/Daddy's coming home CBS 1375 LP Do you remember [re] [Duitsland] Polydor 2485225 1982 Alright okay/The singer CBS 1803
Dutch singing quartet from Arnhem featuring 'Trui Slijp' (vocals, Marjo Schenk from Moan), 'Lammert Tjietsinga' (bass, vocals, Arnie Treffers from Moan), 'Sjaak Parvenu' (drums, Rein Muntinga, well-known manager) and 'Geurt de Swinger' (accordeon and piano, Jaap Dekker, replaced by Ron Ederveen, ex-Hammond Combo).
1970 O Ome Louis/In de sloppen en de stegen Decca AT 10408 Rel del del wie trekt er aan de bel/Laat ze niet vallen ('72) Delta DS 1452 1972 Ik baal als een stier/Ik kan er niets aan doen 1468 1973 Rel del del wie trekt er aan de bel/Laat ze niet vallen Negram NS 1516
In the time that Long Tall Ernie & Shakers also performed as Moan, they also recorded under the name of Arnhem. Lineup: Arnie Treffers, Alan Macfarlane, Henk Bruysten (Hank the Knife) and Theo Gamelkoorn.
1972 Goodbye my friend/Holland Negram NG 283 1973 Dance dance/Music man 312
Arnie Treffers alias Long Tall Ernie solo.
1974 LP Arnie Polydor 2925024 Tucson/Hey mama 2050325
In 1974, Henk Bruysten left Long Tall Ernie and one year later started his own rock'n'roll group, the Jets. Line-up: Henk Bruysten (vocals, six-stringed bass), Pierre Beek (vocals, guitar; ex-Palace and Darling, to Pecasse), Jan van Haaften (vocals, bass), Rob Mijnhart (drums, in 1976 replaced by Eugene Arts, ex-Trademark) and Hans van Geffen (v, g, to Van Geffen Band, in 1976 replaced by Alfons Haket, ex-Long Tall Ernie).
In 1977, the group broke up. Eugene went to Long Tall Ernie and Henk made a solo single under the name Silverstone. In 1979, Henk returned as Hank The Knife & Crazy Cats. (The Crazy Cats were an all-female trio, consisting of Yvonne, Kitty Bruysten and Letty Arts.)
Henk relaunched Hank The Knife & The Jets in 1992 and is still performing with the following lineup: Henk Bruijsten (six-stringed bass/guitar/vocals), Pierre Beek (bassguitar/vocals), Alfons Haket (guitar/vocals) and Alan Macfarlane (drums).
1975 The guitar king/Ghost town Negram NG 486 Stan the gunman/Catherina serenade Negram NG 2043 LP The guitar king Negram NR 121 1976 Yesterday star/Only the promise Negram NG 2104 Crazy cat/Price of fame Negram NG 2140 1977 Ennio/Crackerjack Negram NG 2202 1978 The man with the golden guitar/ [niet verschenen] 1979 LP Golden greats Bovema-Negram 5C 028-26180 1980 LP The best Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58095
1979 Johnny and honey/ Mercury 6013535 1980 Crazy guitar/Return of the Knife Mercury 6208050 Diamonds/Tenderfoot Mercury 6017109 LP Crazy guitar Mercury 6423343 1981 Six bassman/Home Mercury 6017191
1981 Crazy crazy crazy/ Dureco 4410
1977 So what/O.K. Negram NG 2261
Pop group from Arnhem with a sixties flavour. Featuring: Hans van Geffen (v, g, ex-Hank the Knife & Jets), his brother Fred (g), Chris Meurs (dr, ex-Dr. Pop) and Bert Meijer (b, ex-Dr. Pop).
1981 Wild one/Second hand woman Polydor 2050654
This group was founded in 1978 in Velp. In 1980 the line-up was: Ans Dijkstra (v), Jan de Wit (v, g), Ton van Lent (g), Nert Meijer (b, to Van Geffen Band) and Chris Meurs (dr, ex-Long Tall Ernie & Shakers, to Van Geffen Band).
1980 World at war/Titanic CNR 141436 China/Ticket for the Monday train CNR 141671 LP CNR 655101 LP CNR 870063
Group from Arnhem in late 1975 with Jos Jaspers (guitar, ex-Long Tall Ernie), Leen Barbier (vocals, bass, to Speedtwins), Gert Elfrink (organ/piano), Brendley Muller (guitar, vocals), Gene Vaille (drums, replaced by Eugene Arts (to Hank the Knife) who was replaced by Nico Groen (to Splinterfunk and Speedtwins)). Joop Haarman also played in the band on bass.
1976 Mama/Lovin' you Ariola AT 16536
Jan Rietman (piano) and Alan Macfarlane (drums) of Long Tall Ernie & Shakers.
1973 I go ape/Teenage car crash Ariola AT 12923
Sports reporter Gert-Rien van der Waals of De Telegraaf, died in January 1980. Although the impression was being given on this record of G.T. as a new singing talent, the vocals had been taken care of by Arnie Treffers. Plans for a second LP couldn't be realised because of Van der Waals’ premature death.
1977 LP Rhythm and booze Poker POL 25065 1978 A tight pussy, loose shoes and a long way to shit/The gang's all here Poker POS 15053
Group from Arnhem; their first line-up (1968) was Pierre Beek (v, b, ex-Jets, Lightnings and Musleeh Scamps), Joop van Erven (dr), Arnie Treffers (v, g, ex-Limited '65, to Moan) and Henk Bruysten (g, to Liberty). In 1971, it changed to: Pierre Beek (v, to Darling), Henk Bruysten (g, to Long Tall Ernie & Shakers), Ron Berendsen (dr) and Gert de Jong (b). After the single, Henk was replaced by Gert Elferink (o, p, ex-Gang, to Emile and Tex City Machine).
1971 Baby Jane/One of those days Purple Eye 5
Line-up: Jan Rietman (piano/vocals), Roberto Palombit (bassguitar) and Alan Macfarlane (drums). Pianist Jan Rietman, ex-Long Tall Ernie & Shakers, later in Rainbow Train.
1973 Killer's boogie/Rockin' mood Sunny SU 001 and Ariola AT 12658 LP I got rhythm Ariola XT 87231 1975 Say goodbye/Pretty women Negram NG 2009 1979 Killer's boogie/Rockin' mood [Engeland] Red Hot RH 100
In September 1964, Erlend Josephy founded the Moans in Arnhem. The first line-up was: Erlend Josephy (guitar, replaced by Sjoerd van der Duim - vocals, to Fullhouse), Herman Brood (piano/vocals, to Blues 66 in 1967 to Cuby), Jaap van Eik (bass, in 1967 to Blues Dimension), Alfons Haket (guitar, to Surfin' Co), Alan Macfarlane (drums, to The Roosters, replaced by Willem Huibers, ex-Kitty Hawks). They mainly played R&B and could be seen in Germany most of the time.
The Moans split up in the fall of 1966. In 1967, Moan was founded with the following line-up: Sjoerd van der Duim (vocals), Alfons Haket (guitar/vocals), Jaap van Eik (bass), Rob van Wageningh (piano/organ, ex-Sound Magics) and Rein Muntinga (drums, ex-Sound Magics). After the faillure of their first record, they also split up.
In 1968, the group restarted with the line-up of: Marjo Schenk (vocals, to Panda), Alfons Haket (guitar/vocals), Arnie Treffers (bass/vocals, ex-Palace), Jaap Dekker (piano/organ, replaced by Harry de Wit, who was replaced by Hans Brinkhuis (ex-Just We), who, in turn, was replaced by Peter Walda (ex-Just We) and Alan Macfarlane (drums). After a number of personnel changes, which involved, a.o., Jaap Dekker (p, ex-Les Copains, later in Modesty Blaise and solo), Peter Walda and Marjo Schenk, Long Tall Ernie & Shakers sprang to life in 1972.
At that time, they were still performing as Moan in the first half of each gig, and in the second - with greased quiffs - as the Shakers. The keyboard player was Jan Rietman. In 1973, the Shakers became so popular that they dropped the Moan part of their concerts.
1967 Flowers everywhere/Every day is just the same Philips JF 333895 1968 Chocolate Sue/Drinking too much beer Philips JF 336038 1971 Health of freedom/Won't you love me Polydor 2050074 Ruby/A servant's dream Polydor 2050120
Rock band from Nijmegen, existed between 1969 and 1973. Line-up: Niels van Hoorn (v, s, fl, to Plastic Feet), Arie Willemsen (v, g, ex-Corporation, to Grass, in 1971 replaced by Henk Bruysten, ex-Palace, to Long Tall Ernie & The Shakers), Boeke Nettekoven (b, ex-Opus, to Perfection and Schik Band), Hans Bos (dr, to Plastic Feet, replaced by Jan van der Werf, ex-Dukes, Paul Adriaansen, ex-Corporation and Willy Peters), Ger Lugtenburg (v, o, p, to Plastic Feet) and Hans Nuy (v, kwam in 1970, ex-Gang, to Grass). Also, Maarten Assink (dr, temporarily away from The Buffoons) and Erik Bijvoort (dr, ex-Red Stars and Servants) seem to have been in Liberty for a short while.
1971 Hey man/Man of high reach Negram NG 254 1973 Rock & roll lullaby/You're a liar Imperial 5C 006-24837
Electronic pop group founded in 1977 by Floris Kolvenbach (v, g, p, ex-Dream and Mirakel Muziek), Erik Roberts (dr), Leen Barbier (b, ex-Speedtwins, to Turbo in 1979) and Jos Jaspers (g, ex-Long Tall Ernie & Shakers, to Turbo). In 1980, the line-up was: Floris, Fer Wouda (v, dr) and Jan Boonstra (v, b, ex-Free Virgil, D'Elverdin and Filter, to Ze Popes).
1980 The way you boogie/Banks of the river Philips 6017027
Although presented as a solo album by American pop photographer Barry Schultz, who has lived in the Netherlands since 1976, the real singer here is Arnie Treffers from Long Tall Ernie & Shakers. A similar hoax had already been pulled earlier with a so-called LP by G.T. Walls. The LP by Schultz is a concept record about boxing world champions.
1980 LP Sniper in the crowd CBS 84249
A member of the Sunny Set was pianist Jan Rietman (ex-Blue Stars, later in Long Tall Ernie & Shakers and Rainbow Train).
1970 White eagle/Charley Delta DS 1372
This group featured Arnie Treffers and Marjo Schenk. Also see Steven Giles.
1971 Go pray for tomorrow/Come home come home Philips 6012163
Steven Giles was actually singer Marjo Schenk from Arnhem, ex-Moan, Panda,
Jaap Dekkers First National Boogie Band and
Specs Hildebrand. Back in 1971, he
had recorded a single under the
1977 Rock me/Golden lady Ariola AT 17756 Never again/Got the Motion EMI 5C 006-25644
1981 Dance all night/Sweet rock & roller RCA PB 5802
Sugar was singer Monique Gebbing from Druten. Her backup group the Lollipops left in 1980 (known then as Fairy Tale), so all the material was re-recorded with a session group, consisting of Pim Koopman and members of Long Tall Ernie & Shakers. The first single had already been a hit in Germany and Denmark before the Netherlands took notice of it. In 1981, Sugar went solo.
1980 I can dance/Still dancing with you CNR 141635 1981 Dancing dynamo/Woman CNR 141726 Something old, something new/I could explode CNR 141781 LP Sugar and spice CNR 655117
1978 Hallelujah song/part 2 Bovema-Negram 5C 006-26126
1981 Like a rollercoaster/Fish and chips
ARNHEM 29-7-72 SINGLE tip GOODBYE MY FRIEND LONG TALL ERNIE AND THE SHAKERS 4-11-72 SINGLE tip KISS ME BABY 7-4-73 SINGLE 16 5 YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN ME 7-7-73 SINGLE 17 5 TURN YOUR RADIO ON 1-12-73 SINGLE 11 9 BIG FAT MAMA 6-4-74 SINGLE tip MOTORRIDE 29-3-75 SINGLE 9 7 GET YOURSELF TOGETHER [Alarmschijf op 22-3-75] 4-10-75 SINGLE 29 4 ROCKIN' ROCKET 10-1-76 SINGLE 13 6 OPERATOR, OPERATOR 14-8-76 SINGLE 10 8 ALLRIGHT 13-11-76 SINGLE tip GET IT IN 26-3-77 SINGLE 29 4 BALLERINA 10-9-77 SINGLE 1 14 DO YOU REMEMBER 8-10-77 ALBUM 9 13 DO YOU REMEBER 3-6-78 SINGLE 6 9 GOLDEN YEARS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL [Alarmschijf op 27-5-78] 28-4-79 ALBUM 38 5 MEET THE MONSTERS [Album v/d week op 14-4-79] 12-5-79 SINGLE tip WITCHES 27-10-79 SINGLE tip ROCK ME MOAN 20-2-71 SINGLE 27 4 HEALTH OF FREEDOM 17-7-71 SINGLE tip RUBY HANK THE KNIFE 25-10-80 SINGLE tip DIAMONDS HANK THE KNIFE & THE JETS 19-4-75 SINGLE 2 11 GUITAR KING 27-9-75 SINGLE 1 9 STAN THE GUNMAN 15-5-76 SINGLE 14 5 YESTERDAY STAR 23-10-76 SINGLE 31 3 CRAZY CAT HANK THE KNIFE & THE CRAZY CATS 10-5-80 SINGLE 8 8 CRAZY GUITAR DR. POP 7-6-80 SINGLE 21 7 WORLD AT WAR SUGAR AND THE LOLLIPOPS 28-2-81 SINGLE 14 6 I CAN DANCE 2-5-81 SINGLE 30 4 DANCING DYNAMO
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